Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Elm Class

Into the Woods …

For our next topic, Elm class will be acting as tourist guides, investigating our local woodland, finding out why the Brecks are such a unique area and producing guides to what you can do there.

We will then look at how the Lake District is different, in readiness for our Lakeside trip to Cumbria.

If you go down to the woods during the Easter holidays, here are ideas for things to do …
50 woodland activities before you’re 11 ¾

And here are some links to support the topic:

Breaking New Ground

Local Geography: The East of England

Science Clips for Year 6

Prehistoric History

English Links

Bug Club

Letterjoin

Oxford Owl (free ebooks & reading activities)

BBC KS2 Bitesize (Maths, Science & English)

English Games

Computing Links

Purple Mash – children all have their own log-in details.

Codemonkey

Scratch

Mundford Junction

Homework

SATs Revision Homework: The children have revision books for English and Maths and will be asked to complete a few pages each week.  English to be handed in on Mondays.  Maths to be handed in on Tuesdays.  Please see below for the timetable if you need to check which pages to do.

Spellings: These are given out and tested every Thursday, and will be linked to our current teaching.  The children have a menu of activities to help them practise and they need to bring these in every Tues and Thurs so we can also practise at school.  Some words are chosen to extend children’s vocabulary as well as spelling ability, so children are also expected to find out what any unfamiliar words mean and ensure they can use them in a sentence.

Reading: Children are expected to read on a daily basis and record this in their home-school diary.  We want to foster a love of reading, so this can be books of their choice as well as their school reading book and Bug Club.  Kindles, e-books, magazines, comics, recipe books, newspapers and instructions all count.  In order to develop vital comprehension skills, children also need to regularly talk about what they are reading with an adult.

Easter Revision Homework:

The children have two booklets: one for English and one for Maths.  Each contains ten pages which should take around 10minutes to complete.  He idea is to put in  10 minutes on each subject over ten days to keep all the skills they’ve  been practising going over the holidays.  Parents have a set of answers for Maths and a glossary for Grammar to help them support their children.  If something is really difficult and taking much longer than 10minutes: STOP!  Bring it in to school and we will work on it together.