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Class 11

WELCOME TO CLASS 11!

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I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL HAD A FANTASTIC SUMMER HOLIDAY AND ARE READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

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LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE AUTUMN TERM....

 

LITERACY

We will be studying two novels during the autumn term. First we will be reading 'Kick' by Mitch Johnson and then 'Everest with A.J.' by Matt Dickinson. I have been told there is a sad ending to this one involving a wolf so I will have my box of tissues ready.

 

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We will be completing a number of written tasks for both texts including: newspaper reports; diary entries; character and setting descriptions; play scripts and our own story writing.

 

MATHS

We will continue to follow a mastery approach within each maths lesson. This means that we will work on a range of activities that include times tables practise, varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving. 

 

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SCIENCE

Our two science topics this term will be 'PLANTS & HUMANS-LIFECYCLES' and 'MATERIALS AND THEIR PROPERTIES'.

Our work will include naming parts of a flower and understanding the purpose of each part, understanding the processes related to lifecycles, learning about the human circulatory system and the human aging process. We will also be conducting experiments to see which materials dissolve and how to recover a substance from a solution. We will be making comparisons, drawing conclusions and presenting results using line graphs.

 

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TOPIC WORK

Our Autumn Term Topic Work Will Start with 'ASIA' and then my favourite study all about 'ENDANGERED ANIMALS'.

 

We will be locating key geographical features in Asia and assessing the impact of these features on humans, identifying what life is like for children in some parts of Asia and identifying similarities and differences between some Asian countries and the UK.

 

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We will then be gaining an understanding of the global issues of endangered animals, considering human and natural influences. We will recognise how animals have adapted to their environment and be able to explain how different animals are suited to different habitats.

 

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P.E.

After a very lazy summer I need to dust off my trainers ready for our weekly P.E. sessions. (I'm not sure which day will be our P.E. day just yet but will let you know as soon as the timetables have been sorted.) Suitable indoor and outdoor clothes and footwear will be needed each week because we just never know what the weather will be like. I know that not everyone enjoys P.E. and can often feel anxious at the thought of stepping out of their comfort zone but it is really important that we come prepared each week ready to give it a go.

 

 

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MUSIC, FRENCH, ART & DESIGN AND ICT

These lessons will be taught by Mrs Sudra on Mondays. The children will benefit enormously from her expertise and passion for teaching (and give them a break from hearing my voice all day LOL). Previously taught and learned skills will be built on with links made to our topic work where possible. 

 

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R.E.

This year the school will be following a new R.E. scheme of work which will be delivered during a number of R.E. weeks throughout the year. I will remind the children to talk with you at home about what they have been learning when these weeks occur.

 

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HOMEWORK

I know that lots of children enjoy completing homework tasks and lots of children don't. All I ask is that you have a go! It gives you the chance to share what you have been doing in school with the adults you live with and helps to reinforce the understanding of what has been learned. Homework will be given out every Friday and is expected back in school the following Thursday.

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ONE FINAL NOTE....

You have finally reached Year 6! Your last year at Glebelands! This is the year group that all the other children look up to so setting a good example, in and out of the classroom, is now more important than ever! You will be expected to work to your very best ability at all times which may at times make us tired and grouchy but we are in it together and here to support each other.

GO TEAM TALBOT!

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Useful websites

These websites may be useful to both parents and children for supporting learning at home:

 

www.gridclub.com

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

http://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php?option=com_zoo&view=category&layout=category&Itemid=504

 

^ These websites are fantastic for Year 6 SATs revision.

 

 

www.sumdog.com

 

www.mangahigh.com

 

^ These websites are brilliant for practising maths at home.

 

 

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

 

^ Just a great website to help with lots of different subjects.

 

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