Mrs Mountain and Miss Heathcote would like to say welcome back to all the children from their half term holidays.

We have an action-packed term ahead, in which we hope the children will feel inspired and engaged by the learning opportunities on offer.

This half term we will be writing a short story about a haunted house, and completing a persuasive leaflet about Chichen Itza. We shall continue to read our class novel, ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson, and finish our learning about performance poetry. The children have already drafted their poems about their favourite teachers (with a twist!) The next step will be to perform them in different styles!

Maths will be taught through an enterprise project in Summer 2: the children will be challenged to create their own theme park as a fully operating business! There will also be the opportunity for children to finish their learning on shape and geometry as required by the national curriculum.

The children will continue their learning around Light, learning how light reflects and refracts and how the eye is able to focus light and transform images. We will also look into Electricity, planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions.

In our topic, the children will continue to learn about Mayan art and culture. As the term progresses, children will create and paint their own Mayan masks/skulls, of which they have already created their designs.

The children will continue to use ICT across all subjects, utilising the iPads to present their work in different formats and to also use film and media technology to document their remaining time at Sandal.



Signing off…
Please feel free to contact the Year 6 team at any time during the term. There is usually a member of staff by the main door at home time, but failing this you can communicate with us via the homework diary or by making an appointment with the office.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Mountain and Miss Heathcote