What we are learning about this term in Peckforton Class (Summer Term 2021)

English

We will start the term with a picture book focus. Our picture book is called ‘How to Heal a Broken Wing’ which is based on the ‘No Outsiders’ scheme. This book will give children the opportunity to discuss the meaning of ‘hope’ and to discuss how powerful kindness is, and can be, whilst also understanding the characters within the book. Following on from this, pupils will be writing persuasively. This will include the use of emotive language and paragraphs to organise information and ideas. Pupils will also develop their Speaking and Listening skills in Drama with Becky. This term will be a focus on Shakespeare.

Spellings will be practised in school each week to prepare for the weekly Friday spelling test. These spellings will change every couple of weeks and will be included in their homework so they can also practise at home.

Children will take part in an Extended Writing session every Wednesday. Pupils will be writing narratives to develop their understanding of the use of speech marks and will also work on varying their sentence starters.

Mathematics

We will begin using the written method for division (the bus stop method) and once secure, we will be able to solve problems and explain our understanding through explanation (reasoning) questions. Pupils will then learn and understand basic fractions: one whole, one half, one quarter and three quarters. They will also begin to understand equivalent fractions and learn how to simplify.  Pupils will also learn about decimal numbers and be able to convert certain decimals into their fraction equivalent, e.g. ½ = 50%.

Times tables will be practised every week, beginning with the 6x table, then moving onto 7s. Their times table focus will be in their homework every week so pupils will be encouraged to practise at home to prepare for the weekly Friday times table test. Frequent practise will also support the above Maths topics.

Science

Pupils will continue to learn about ‘Animals Including Humans’ to begin the term. This will include the importance of looking after our teeth, the different types of teeth and also animal food chains. Then pupils will move onto ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. This topic will link with their research theme topic as they will recognise that animals can change in order to adapt to their environment. Pupils will continue to set up scientific investigations, make predictions and write up their findings into scientific conclusions and evaluations.

Research Theme – History and Geography

Pupils will be studying North America. They will research factual information including famous cities, natural and man-made features and will specifically focus on the American State of California, and how it can be compared to North West England. There will also be opportunities to develop map reading skills.

 

Physical Education

Pupils will be taking part in cricket sessions. They will practise appropriate skills independently and then within a group to help them with their teamwork and communication skills. Pupils will also begin to assess their peers and suggest areas of improvement to help them to develop.

*Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, PE lessons will be taught outside for the foreseeable future. Please ensure your child brings a waterproof coat to school.

Art & Design Technology

Children will be partaking in Textiles and will eventually research, plan, design, make and evaluate their own book cover. Pupils will also research an American artist known as Jackson Pollock and explore his artwork.

Music

Mrs Shakspeare will teach music on Wednesdays. The children will be able to explore different instruments and how these can be applied to pieces of music.

*Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, music lessons will not be taught in large groups until deemed safe to do so.

PHSE

Pupils will recap the importance of staying safe online. Later on in the term, children will understand how a balanced diet can contribute significantly towards a healthy lifestyle.

RE

Children will learn about Sikhism and Judaism. Pupils can make comparisons between the religions and express their own beliefs. 

Computing

Pupils will develop their skills using Computers through continuous practise of the keyboard and mouse. This will, in time, improve their typing accuracy and typing speed further. Pupils will continue to use Purple Mash (an online platform that uses a variety of applications to improve their computing knowledge). Pupils will utilise school iPads to share and present learning, and towards school performances.

Spanish

Children will learn how to talk about which rooms they have in their house and some typical household objects that you may find in there. They will also learn to describe these objects using some simple adjectives. Following on from this, pupils will learn to discuss what their favourite hobbies are and be given the opportunity to engage in some conversation.

General Class Reminders

Full school P.E. kit is needed on Wednesday for PE.

Homework is handed out every Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

What we are learning about this term in Peckforton Class (Summer Term 2021)

English

We will start the term with a picture book focus. Our picture book is called ‘How to Heal a Broken Wing’ which is based on the ‘No Outsiders’ scheme. This book will give children the opportunity to discuss the meaning of ‘hope’ and to discuss how powerful kindness is, and can be, whilst also understanding the characters within the book. Following on from this, pupils will be writing persuasively. This will include the use of emotive language and paragraphs to organise information and ideas. Pupils will also develop their Speaking and Listening skills in Drama with Becky. This term will be a focus on Shakespeare.

Spellings will be practised in school each week to prepare for the weekly Friday spelling test. These spellings will change every couple of weeks and will be included in their homework so they can also practise at home.

Children will take part in an Extended Writing session every Wednesday. Pupils will be writing narratives to develop their understanding of the use of speech marks and will also work on varying their sentence starters.

Mathematics

We will begin using the written method for division (the bus stop method) and once secure, we will be able to solve problems and explain our understanding through explanation (reasoning) questions. Pupils will then learn and understand basic fractions: one whole, one half, one quarter and three quarters. They will also begin to understand equivalent fractions and learn how to simplify.  Pupils will also learn about decimal numbers and be able to convert certain decimals into their fraction equivalent, e.g. ½ = 50%.

Times tables will be practised every week, beginning with the 6x table, then moving onto 7s. Their times table focus will be in their homework every week so pupils will be encouraged to practise at home to prepare for the weekly Friday times table test. Frequent practise will also support the above Maths topics.

Science

Pupils will continue to learn about ‘Animals Including Humans’ to begin the term. This will include the importance of looking after our teeth, the different types of teeth and also animal food chains. Then pupils will move onto ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. This topic will link with their research theme topic as they will recognise that animals can change in order to adapt to their environment. Pupils will continue to set up scientific investigations, make predictions and write up their findings into scientific conclusions and evaluations.

Research Theme – History and Geography

Pupils will be studying North America. They will research factual information including famous cities, natural and man-made features and will specifically focus on the American State of California, and how it can be compared to North West England. There will also be opportunities to develop map reading skills.

Physical Education

Pupils will be taking part in cricket sessions. They will practise appropriate skills independently and then within a group to help them with their teamwork and communication skills. Pupils will also begin to assess their peers and suggest areas of improvement to help them to develop.

*Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, PE lessons will be taught outside for the foreseeable future. Please ensure your child brings a waterproof coat to school.

Art & Design Technology

Children will be partaking in Textiles and will eventually research, plan, design, make and evaluate their own book cover. Pupils will also research an American artist known as Jackson Pollock and explore his artwork.

Music

Mrs Shakspeare will teach music on Wednesdays. The children will be able to explore different instruments and how these can be applied to pieces of music.

*Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, music lessons will not be taught in large groups until deemed safe to do so.

PHSE

Pupils will recap the importance of staying safe online. Later on in the term, children will understand how a balanced diet can contribute significantly towards a healthy lifestyle.

RE

Children will learn about Sikhism and Judaism. Pupils can make comparisons between the religions and express their own beliefs. 

Computing

Pupils will develop their skills using Computers through continuous practise of the keyboard and mouse. This will, in time, improve their typing accuracy and typing speed further. Pupils will continue to use Purple Mash (an online platform that uses a variety of applications to improve their computing knowledge). Pupils will utilise school iPads to share and present learning, and towards school performances.

Spanish

Children will learn how to talk about which rooms they have in their house and some typical household objects that you may find in there. They will also learn to describe these objects using some simple adjectives. Following on from this, pupils will learn to discuss what their favourite hobbies are and be given the opportunity to engage in some conversation.

General Class Reminders

Full school P.E. kit is needed on Wednesday for PE.

Homework is handed out every Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Important things to remember

Full school P.E. kit is needed on Tuesday and a Friday this term. Please also ensure that children bring a coat into school in case of light rain during outdoor PE.

READING BOOKS need to be brought into school every day. Children will change their home reader and Library book in school on a Thursday.
*Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, children will only be allowed to touch the book they want to take home, as opposed to flexible browsing. Returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the bookshelf.

HOMEWORK will be set every Friday and will be due back in school the following Wednesday. HOMEWORK CLUB will take place every Thursday for those who are not able to compete their homework at home. Please encourage your child to complete this on a regular basis.

Pupils will also be given spellings to learn and times tables to practise. Both of these will be tested on Friday. After a few weeks of practising each times table, those pupils whom are confident with their recall facts will have the opportunity to take part in the KS2 Times Table challenge.

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