6J Mr Lomax

We hope all the children in Unit 4 have had a fantastic Summer holiday. All of the adults in Unit 4 are excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to, what will be, a busy but enjoyable year. We have lots of interesting activities planned for the Autumn Term, which we will share with the children during the next few weeks. In class the children will be learning about a variety of subjects:

English

During English, the children will be reading ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman and writing a short story in the same style. Following on from this, the text we will be reading is ‘The Highway Man’ and as we approach Christmas, the award winning ‘Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie will become the focus of the English sessions. As well as writing short stories, poetry and adventure stories, the children will be learning many grammar skills including: conjunctions, inverted commas, modal verbs, word types, adverbial phrases, semi colons, comparatives and superlatives.

Topic

Linking closely with the English work this term, the children will be learning about Crime and Punishment through the ages including: The Romans; Anglo Saxons, Vikings; Victorians and present day. We shall debate whether we believe the punishments fit the crime, how attitudes have changed and the unit will culminate in a classroom courtroom.

Maths

During the term the children will be learning about:

During all maths teaching there will be an emphasis on number fluency, reasoning and problems solving.

 

Reading Books

There is an expectation that children read or are read to each evening. This is to promote children’s love of reading and encourages discussion around texts. This should also be recorded in their school reading record.

Spellings

Children will complete a spelling test each week based on a spelling pattern taught in class.

Maths and English Homework – information to follow

PE

Please bring your PE kit into school and leave it in class until half term when we will send it home after the final PE lesson. We ask that earrings are removed on this day to ensure that no accidents occur. 6J and 6B will have PE each Tuesday and 6B will have PE each Thursday.