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Little Leigh Primary School

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Welcome back!

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break, and enjoyed all of the lovely time together. We are excited to be entering a new year and seeing what 2020 has to offer!

Over the next few weeks, we will be having a short, mini-theme linked to Nicholas Winton, and taking part in our create week which will have a focus on the artist, Banksy, and the messages he portrays through his art work.

Please come back in a few weeks to see all about our updated english and discover learning.  

As mentioned last half term, if you have any questions, queries or concerns, please contact us...we are always available! You can leave a message in the book,; phone or Email the office or catch us at the classroom door at the end of the day. Mrs Clarke will be teaching Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Proctor on a Thursday and Friday. As forest schools has now come to an end, children will require their PE kit on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Mrs Clarke, Mrs Proctor and Mr Richards

 

We are continuing with our theme 'World War II'. 

The children will be investigating and answering the key question, 'how did one Englishman save 669 children before the outbreak of WW2?'

In the lead up to World War Two Nicholas Winton was personally responsible for organising the transportation of 669 Jewish children to be transported from Czechoslovakia to Britain and other countries. He organised their train passage as well as foster care families to look after them. However, the last train he organised never left Prague as war was declared. Nicholas (Nicky) kept all of this a secret and it wasn't until his wife found an old suitcase containing informaiton about the chidlren that his act was discovered and his achievements were recognised. 

      The word Create on a cork boardAs Artists and Creators

 'How did WW2 influence artists and how does war impact our art culture today?'

 As part of the key question above, we will look closely at two artists, Henry Moore and Banksy. 

 

As Computer Scientists

There is a revolution coming... and it is called ‘wearable technology'; clothing incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies. This wearable technology craze has begun and it's not going to slow down anytime soon.! In fact, a new report revealed that wearables will have a major impact on our everyday lives over the next decade. We are going to design a piece of wearable technology that may have helped an evacuee during World War Two. The children will take part in a series of apprentice style challenges in order decide and design a purpose to their technology. 

Our main objective will be to...

 select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to designand create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 

 

As Scientists

This half term we will be learning all about electricity. In particular, we will focus on the following areas of learning...

Knowledge and Understanding:

Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit

Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches

Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Overall

Buillding on their work in year 4, pupils will be able to construct simple series circuits and  to answer questions about what happens when they try different components, for example, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors. They will be able to represent a simple circuit in a diagram using recognised symbols.

The children will work scientifically by: systematically identifying the effect of changing one component at a time in a circuit; designing and making a set of traffic lights, a burglar alarm or some other useful circuit. We will also be using the Lego We Do kits to make circuits of a similar notion. 

As Readers

Our books this term will focus on ......

 

 

Embedded Calendar
 

Whole Class Reading

Each week the children take part in several focused guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. In Key Stage Two, we encourage parents to continue to read with their children regularly and write comments in you child's reading diary.  I also encourage the children to write full comments about what they are reading.

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year Six.  this This half term, P.E. lessons will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.. However, due to occasional timetable changes these lessons may alter. Therefore, please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit with them on Monday morning and they will take them home on Friday afternoon.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly, to ensure that all items are returned to the rightful owner!

Homework

Homework is set on a regular basis in Year Six. All children will receive spellings along with English and Mathematics homework each week. The homework will outline clearly when the homework has been set and the homework task. Homework and spellings are handed out every Friday afternoon and are to be returned the following Friday.

We will set a creative piece of homework each half term.  The length of time for each piece may vary, and the children will be told how long they have for each task. 

 

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