Y5/6 2021 - 2022
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Summer Term 2022
Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a lovely restful Easter break and is looking forward to the nicer weather.
Our topic for this term will be the Mighty Mayans. We will be learning about the Geography of Central America and about Rainforests and Volcanoes. We will also be looking at Mayan history and how it compares to what was happening in Britain at the same time. If you require more information about what we will be learning this term, please see the Topic web on the school website.
As part of our topic we'll be using Middleword by J&P Voelkel as a stimulus for our creative writing. Read the blurb below for further information about this amazing book!
Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy, video-gamer extraordinaire, is furious when his archaeologist parents cancel the family vacation to go on a dig in Central America. But things go from bad to worse when Max is summoned to join them, only to discover that his parents have vanished. With the help of Lola, a fast-talking, quick-thinking Maya girl, Max embarks on a quest to find out just what’s going on. Soon Max and Lola are running for their lives in the perilous rainforest, as they unlock ancient secrets, meet mysterious strangers, and begin to understand that, in San Xavier, nothing is ever as it seems.Fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to Max Murphy. But can a teen whose biggest talent is for video games rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save himself from the villainous Lords of Death?
As a minimum, all children are asked to read at least 3 times a week as part of their weekly homework and have it signed in their reading diary by an adult. Children should tell their teacher when they need to change their book and they will complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on an iPad before changing it.
As per the last two terms, all children must continue to learn their half termly spelling lists – Summer 1st Half – for a test at the end of this half term. Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words. The aim is for children to know these lists well by the end of Year 6 as they form part of the writing assessment for Key Stage 2. You can find a copy of the Y5/6 spelling lists at the bottom of this page but they are also scheduled on Spelling Shed each half term for the children to practice.
PE sessions will continue to take place for children in Year 5 and 6 on a Thursday with Mrs Wilson, Mr Read and Mrs Marrow. Children will need appropriate outdoor PE kit in school on Thursdays as they will be outside for the afternoon. Please refer to our PE uniform for more information.
Weekly homework for English and Maths(issued every Monday, to be competed for the following Monday) is completed using our CGP books. Details will be given each week as to the content/type of each homework. A record of which pages to complete will be placed in the front of the CGP book so that children know which pages to complete as well as being recorded on Google Classroom.
Spelling Shed can also be used to practice the Summer 1st Half spelling list.
Topic-based homework is issued on a termly basis – Topic homework can be related to anything that interests your child about the topic. Here are some ideas if you are struggling, but feel free to choose your own activity if you prefer!
- Research a Mayan artefact and create a model or poster
- Draw a Mayan to illustrate how they looked and what they wore
- Create a fact file about a Mayan god.
- Make a Mayan face/death mask (you may use any materials you wish – card is fine!)
- Choose your own activity about the Mayans and present it any way you would like!
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