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Term 4


As part of our work on the poem Jabberwocky, we are creating a non-chronological report about how to slay one. The children have used the teaching sequence that has included speaking and listening activities to prepare for this and drafting their first version. The final stage or writing involves peer assessing work and offering suggestions about how children can further improve

their work.

PSHE: Making healthy choices

If something is unplanned, can it be managed?

Building upon our knowledge of how we can manage our mental health, we are now considering our physical health. Exercise, sleep and diet are key to being physically healthy; we know this already. We will now be advancing our understanding of physical health as we discuss how drugs can be helpful and harmful. We have already (in week 1) been visited and had a substance abuse workshop to understand drugs and risks that we may potentially face as we grow up.




This term, we have been retrieving our knowledge from last term relating to fractions, decimals and percentages. We have learnt how to think about converting to 100 to ensure could compare all three. The children have been applying their skills to solve problems and develop their understanding of reasoning.


Geography: Natural Disasters

How do disasters change our world?

Our learning this term focuses on the potential destruction that nature can cause. After retrieving our knowledge from Year 4, where we learnt about Mt Etna in Italy, and retrieving our knowledge from Term One’s Geography learning about Mountains – here we are, furthering our knowledge. By understanding the structure of the Earth and how the movement of tectonic plates causes earthquakes and tsunamis. We will also be looking at hurricanes and tornadoes since we live in Britain’s tornado alley!

RE: Understanding Christianity – Digging Deeper

Are science and religion conflicting or complementary?

Continuing on from last term, we are digging deeper into the question: ‘Science and religion – conflicting or complementary?’ The children of 6S are developing a wonderful attitude towards the beliefs of different people. They believe that Science and Religion are like two independent windows to look out at the world from! 

Design Technology – Mechanisms

How does CAD aid the development of a prototype?

Following our DT project of making an electrical system (a car alarm) in Term 2, we thought that we should really make our own car with a moving mechanism. During this term, we will have to use CAD to design and create our product! We explored the using the gears and cogs to explore how they work practically before we move to the computer. 

Guided Reading

Wow what a fantastic book this! Chapter one and two read and the class are hooked! We cannot wait to see what Bilbo gets up to and where he ends up.

Physical Education


Can we apply features of teamwork to orienteering?

In Year 5, we thoroughly enjoyed our orienteering learning and this year we are taking it even further. We are aiming to have a firm understanding of the map symbols and we are developing our team-work and communication so that we can be efficient and effective teams…



What aspirations can you have when performing a routine?

Our gymnastics opportunities will be wide-ranging and be focussing particularly on paired and group balances this term.