Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Elm Class

Summer Term in Elm Class

This term we have fallen down the rabbit hole – first into the fantasy world of Wonderland and then falling through time to the streets of Victorian Britain.  Our core texts are the classic novels Alice in Wonderland and Oliver Twist.  Much of our learning this term will be building up to our Leavers Play: in music we will be learning songs and singing in parts; we will use our art & DT skills to design props and scenery; we will develop our drama skills in English as well as learning about the features and conventions of script writing.

We also have our residential trip to YMCA Lakeside in Cumbria.  In geography we will learn more about the Lake District, contrasting it with the Brecks where we live.

Other Subjects

PE: Netball, Hockey, Rounders & Athletics
RE: What sort of King is Jesus?
How do Hindus express beliefs about God?
Science: The Human Body (focussing on the Circulatory & Digestive Systems); SRE
Computing: Quizzing
Languages: French

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

Elm Class becomes Hogwarts

Autumn 2018

Mundford Junction

Homework

Soon Year 6 pupils will be going to High School, where they will need to be organised and ensure they plan ahead to complete homework on time.  To prepare for this, Elm have a homework timetable that takes them up to the end of term.  You will receive a house point for handing your homework in on the correct day.  Additional points may be awarded for extra effort and creativity.  Paper and resources can be borrowed from school if needed – plan ahead and ask in advance so your homework is ready on the correct day.

Spellings: These are given out and tested every Thursday, and will be linked to our current teaching.  It is expected that children will practise them at home at least three times during the week.  The children will have ‘spelling menus’ which detail different ways of practising words.  The 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.

 

End of year expectations for Year 6