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Sycamore Class Spring 1 Blog

As the Christmas holidays fade away in the rear-view mirror, Y6 are very busy across a range of exciting subjects and topics.

We have read the first Act of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and written some fabulous ‘Witches Spell’ poetry. We are now developing our informal letter writing skills, and will convey Macbeth’s ambition to be King in the letter that he wrote to Lady Macbeth. We will also read an abridged version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to continue our study of Shakespeare’s work and to develop our vocabulary and comprehension skills. Spelling will continue to improve in our tailored groups twice a week, and Mrs Wemyss will resume her weekly ‘SPaG’ sessions.

In maths, we are currently working with decimal numbers – understanding Place Value, multiplying and dividing, and continuing to improve our Reasoning and Problem Solving Skills. This will be followed by a unit on percentages – any further ‘real life’ examples you can support the children with at home can only be of benefit!

Our Science work this half-term will centre around the circulatory system of animals, with a close look at how the heart works and how a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise enables our bodies to function well. Our RE, History, Art and DT work will be centred on Islam. We will investigate the religion’s beliefs and practices, how Islamic culture and civilisation spread during its Golden Age and we will also make a ceramic tile with traditional Islamic geometric design. The unit will finish off with a visit to a local Mosque to study Islam up close and in real-life.

Mr. Liddell, Year 6 teacher/Deputy Headteacher