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St Michael With St John Church of England Primary School

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What are we learning this half term?

Spring 1 2024

 

This half term, we are learning...

 

Collective Worship

Our values are Respect, Love, Forgiveness, Service, Friendship and Peace. These values underpin our curriculum.

 

Throughout this half term, we will be learning about what each value means and how we can promote each one through our daily actions to make a positive contribution to society. We will also be reading, listening to and responding to bible stories, which teach Christians about the importance of our values in daily life.

 

RE

 In RE we will be focusing on the following questions:

Why do Christians believe that Jesus is a great teacher?

Why do Christians believe that Easter is a celebration of victory?

 

English

In English we will focus our writing on a text called The Origin of The Species.

We will be producing two independent writes in the following genres:

 

Writing outcome 1: Narrative – discovery narrative.

 

Writing outcome 2: An explanation text.

 

 

Reading Plus

This half term, we will be accessing Reading Plus on a weekly basis in school. The aim is for every child to complete a minimum of 5 reading sessions per week.  The aim of this programme is to improve children's reading and comprehension skills, by quickly adapting to meet the exact needs of every learner. Any sessions not completed by the end of the week in school, should be completed for homework.

 

Maths

In maths this term we we will be converting units of measurement, looking at simple algebra and solving ratio problems

 

This knowledge will be underpinned by a weekly arithmetic lesson. Please ensure that your child has secure knowledge of the times-tables up to twelve multiplied by twelve, alongside the corresponding division facts. These should be practised at home on a regular basis through Times Tables Rockstars

 

Science

In Science this half term, our Year 6 pupils are learning about animals including humans.

 

Please make sure that your child learns all the vocabulary definitions and facts that are listed on their Knowledge Organiser, so that they are fully prepared for their Science lessons. This knowledge will be tested in a quick quiz at the beginning of each lesson. A copy of this document is available on our class page and will be stuck in your child's Homework Book at the beginning of each half term.

 

PSHE

This half term, we will be learning about Living in The Wider World.

 

PE

Our PE focus this term is dance and invasion games.

 

Geography

In geography we will be studying the human and physical features of a region (California) within North America.

 

Computing

In computing, the children will learn the basic features of Excel and how the program is used in business.

 

Music

Music this term, will teach the children basic music theory using keyboards.

 

French

Our French unit this term is En route pour l’ecole (On the way to school).