Year 4/5/6 Web page
Welcome back, I hope you all had a restful half term break and you are ready for the next six weeks in the run up to Easter. Here are details for the next few weeks (please note this part of the website is updated every two weeks so check back in regularly to keep updated).
Year 4 are focusing on poetry in English and are using their development of vocabulary to write their own Haiku poems. In Maths the children are investigating the effect that multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 has on numbers. In History they are delving deeper into the life of Henry VIII and learning about the Reformation, and in Science, they are beginning their unit on sound: they will be finding out how we hear and how sound travels. In PSHE, the Year 4s are learning about challenging stereotypes and in Geography they are learning about London landmarks and the London Underground.
Year 5 are also working on a poetry unit as we return from half term; they are collecting ideas and developing their vocabulary choices to write their own ‘Magic Box’ poem. In Maths they are revising decimal numbers as they look at the place value of digits and how these numbers are affected by the multiplication and division of 10, 100 and 1000. In Geography they are developing their understanding of volcanoes as they learn about the impact on the city of Pompeii in 79AD. In History they are learning about the development of the railways and how this supported the trading of iron. In Art they are sketching and shading in the style of L. S. Lowry.
Year 6 are working on persuasive texts in English with a particular focus on formal letters- so be prepared for lots of complaints about the dog mess on the streets and the length of the summer holidays. In Maths they are working on a statistics unit, they will analyse a range of graphs to identify the information being shown. In Geography they have their final sessions on Mountains as they consider the different ways mountains can be used by tourist and then they will begin work on coasts. In Art, the children will research the life and work of Barbara Hepworth and in PSHE they will begin to think about how friends and family can support us and how we can maintain and develop new relationships as we go through changes in our lives.
As always, do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher or me should you require any clarification or further information on any of the content or activities happening over the next few weeks.