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Barn Owl Class

Welcome to Barn Owl Class


Summer 2019

Class Teacher: Miss Broadbent

 

ENGLISH

During the Summer Term we will be using a range of texts (such as William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick") to support and improve our narrative writing skills and further our editing abilities to ensure that we are meeting current Year 6 expectations. Our trip to The Globe in London will help with the children's understanding of the overall storyline of The Tempest as well as embed their understanding of Shakespeare's language. Following our narrative writing we will then take part in an author study, comparing and contrasting the range of works that they have produced in their career - we have chosen the extremely interesting and unusual author, Shaun Tan. 

MATHEMATICS

This term we will be recapping key mathematical skills that we have learned throughout year 6 to ensure that everyone is ready for the transition to High School. In addition, we aim to take part in as much cross-curricular maths as possible allowing the children to practice their mathematical knowledge in different settings.


SCIENCE

In Science we shall be investigating the topic area of "light" by conducting a range of investigations as well as incorporating it with our Art theme of "colour".  


HISTORY

In History we will be studying the Shang Dynasty from ancient China. We will be using a range of evidence and research skills to build a picture of what this ancient civilization may have been like and use this research to create a piece of cross-curricular writing. 


PE

 

On Thursday and Friday afternoons we will have a PE session in school. Friday sessions will be as a whole year group outside so the children will need to ensure that they have suitable clothing and footwear for this time of year.

PE kit should be in school all week and include a suitable pair of footwear that can be worn outside. Roll-on deodorant can be brought in and used however due to asthma sufferers aerosols are not allowed. 

Please note – children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/ or stud earring, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons. If children are unable to remove their earrings they will not be able to participate in the lesson as adults are not permitted to remove them for the child.
 

 

ART/DT

 

In Art we shall be looking at colour mixing and the effects that can be created when using different tones of just one colour while in DT we will be designing and making our own plushie felt toys.  

 

HOMEWORK

Homework is sent home each Wednesday, and is due back the following Monday.

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