Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Maple - Year 6

Topic web - Spring

Welcome to Maple Class 2019-20

 

The topic in Maple class For terms 3 and 4 will be South America and this will provide the stimulus for much of our work across the curriculum. We have lots of fun and engaging lessons planned with art, history, geography, DT, writing and reading linked to this over arching topic.

 

In DT, children can look forward to exploring South American cuisine which I'm sure they will look forward to! We have a series of art lessons planned including art in the style of some famous South American artists.

 

Later on in the term, children will undertake some guided research on the Amazon rainforest and the animals which reside there as well as researching and exploring a famous tribe from the region. in Geography, the children will explore and study South American countries with a specific focus on Brazil, Rio and its famous landmarks including Sugarloaf mountain and the favelas.

 

Alongside all of this, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell will be our class read and guided reading sessions will be linked to this. Writing genres we will study include non chronological reports on the animals of the Amazon and a discussion text on deforestation.

 

Please can pupils remember to have PE kits in school all week as our timetable is flexible though the plan is for PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

The format for spellings has changed again this term slightly. We will still focus on a specific weekly pattern in class though rather than pupils having 15 words to take home for the weekend, all word lists will be added to spelling shed. Thus far, I have been blown over by its impact and the number of times the pupils are accessing this brilliant resource.The usual expectations of children reading every night for at least 20 mins and logging on to TT Rockstars still applies. Reading records will be checked regularly and these can be used as home communication logs.

 

Thanks for checking our page. If any parents require a meeting, either catch me after school to arrange a time or speak to the school office.

 

Mr Oakes and Maple Class

 

Map skills in South America

Biscuitology

Exploring lines of longitude and latitude in geography

Recapping on mixed numbers and improper fractions

Making trenches in dt

Scouring the national archives for WW1 letters

Creating WW1 propaganda posters

Sticky numbers - square numbers maths investigation!

Performing our Franz Ferdinand news reports!

Visiting Whitstone secondary

Playing Bomb-ball in PE - a WW1 favourite!

Writing play scripts to perform - Franz Ferdinand shooting

WW1 silhouette art

Exploring the reasons behind the start of WW1

Recreating ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch

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