Silver Birch Class
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Silver Birch Curriculum Provision –Spring Term 2020
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We would like to thank you all for the generous gifts we received before the holidays; they were very kind of you!
Below we have outlined what will be studied this term. We have also included some other information you might find useful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
In English we will be focusing on the text Beowulf, which links in nicely to our History topic. We will also look at poetry and story writing towards the end of term. It is advised that children read at home every night and a comment is written by the child in their Reading Record. We expect to see at least 5 comments in their record which is completed by the child. Reading will be checked on a Friday. We will be revising parts of speech and moving on to element of a sentence – subject, verb, object and adverbial. Spellings will be sent home with homework, and tests will be on a Monday.
In Maths we will continue to follow the Inspire scheme of work and this term the year 5s will be looking at various fraction concepts, moving onto area of a triangle and some ratio work. The year 6s will focus on angles in unknown shapes, ratio and percentage problems. As well as a focus on SATs type questions in preparation for May. Word problems and investigations will be on-going with a focus on these.
In Science children will be studying one topic this term, as last term was very heavily Science based. We will be looking at Adaptation and Evolution.
In Computing the children will learn how computer networks function, and do some exercises to develop their computational thinking.
The History topic this term is all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We will be exploring many different aspects of this period of time and carrying out many writing tasks.
Art and Design Technology will be linked to our Anglo-Saxons project. We will be learning embroidery skills, cooking Saxon food and building Anglo-Saxon houses.
In R.E children will finish off our unit about the Incarnation, do a short study of Hinduism before focusing on the Easter story as term ends.
Our PSHE work is based around managing risk and managing change. We will also look at working together in more detail.
Silver Birch class will have P.E on a Tuesday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that the correct PE kit (t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/plimsolls) is in school. All items should be named. Children will also need to have a black track suit or sweatshirt and joggers in school for when the weather turns colder. Kits should remain in school at all times and be taken home at weekends only if they are dirty.
English homework will be set on Mondays to be returned the following Monday. Maths or topic homework will be set each week and the day may change as to when the subject is taught. This will need to be returned the following week.
Children should bring in water bottles so that they can easily access water throughout the day and avoid disrupting their learning by going to the fountain. Please ensure the bottle has your child’s name on it.
Start of the day
Morning registration is at 8:55am and therefore all children must be in class by this time.
We hope this information is of some help to you. We look forward to seeing you at parents’ evening.