Welcome to Class 6CM!
Welcome to class 6CM! Miss McCormack, the class teacher and Mr McDonald, the class TA, are based in this class full-time and can help you with any questions that you may have. Please come and speak to either of us should you have any queries or concerns. Our aim is to help the children be the absolute best for God that they can be by having the highest expectations of everyone in class.
Each week we will have 3 literacy lessons, a grammar lesson and a comprehension lesson. As well as this we will be doing extended write once a week. You can help at home by ensuring your child knows all of their timetables; having a secure knowledge of their timetables will help them in many areas of Numeracy. It is also extremely important that your child is regularly reading a wide range of books at home. This will not only help them with their comprehension skills but will also improve their writing.
We have a creative curriculum which teaches the key skills in ICT, Art, DT, History and Geography throughout the year. This half term we will be looking at 'Brazil'. We will be exploring this fascinatingly diverse country and studying the features of its landscape and climate. We will learn what it is like to grow up in one of Brazil’s favelas.
Science is taught once a week. During our Science lessons this term, the children will be learning all about ‘Light'. This will include how light travels and how it allows us to see.
Our Computing topic this term is ‘We are network technicians'. We will enable the children to explore computer networks including the internet.
PE is taught on a Friday afternoon. PE kits should be in school every day.
In Religious Education, our topic is 'Why is the Exodus such a significant event in Christian and Jewish history?’. The life of Moses will be explored in detail and we will discover why this is such an important Bible story, through retellings, art and modern interpretations.
In Art and Design Technology this term we will be looking at Japanese Art. We will be exploring the various art forms of origami, manga and folk art whilst using Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige as inspiration.
Our focus in PSHE this term is the ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ of a child and why it is important that children understand them.
During our Music lessons, we have been learning how to play pieces on the glockenspiel. Also, we are excited to be trialing a brand new music program in the coming half term.
Our French lessons have covered many areas including masculine and feminine nouns; naming foods and asking for them in a café setting, as well as looking at life in a French school and naming classroom objects.
Homework will be given out each Friday and must be completed and returned for the following Thursday. The homework will be related to topics that have been taught in class so it will help embed understanding. Children will also receive spellings every Friday which must be learned for our spelling test which will take place every Friday.