Sun Class Curriculum – Term 4

Mathematics
In term 4, the focus will be on the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Pupils will apply their knowledge of fractions to developing their understanding of what a decimal and a percentage is and how they can be applied across the mathematical curriculum. Pupils will review how to round decimals and how to compare and order decimals appropriately. They will look at equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and how to covert between each accordingly. Finally, we will review how to find a percentage of an amount and how to increase or decrease a number based on a percentage.
We will continue to work on out times tables and apply it to our learning. Year 6’s will also have a strong focus on arithmetic and a constant review of what has been previously learnt this year.

English
Pupils will start the term reviewing descriptive features of writing. They will be applying these features to describing an Ancient Egyptian temple and different characters. We will be reviewing similes, metaphors and personification, as well as many others, in order to make our work interesting.   This will enable them to apply this further when we write our narrative around the Ancient Egyptian Gods as well as a narrative on being an Egyptian slave. This will be aided through writing a diary entry from the point of view of a slave and lead into debates on slavery. Pupils will then develop their technology skills through our fact file on Egyptian Gods. As a team, they will research a different Egyptian God and present their findings to the class.
We will still be having a huge emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar. In class, pupils have their spelling envelops, in which they work on their personalised spellings, every day. We will continue to send home weekly spellings for pupils to work on, to be checked every Friday.

Topic
In Topic, we are continuing with our topic of ‘Who’s the Mummy?’.  We will review what we have looked at last term and compare it to other ancient civilisations. We will be having an Egyptian day, in which we will attempt to bake some Egyptian recipes, trying to write hieroglyphics, as well as many other interesting things.  Pupils will discover what life was like as an Ancient Egyptian, who Tutankhamun was and about the Egyptian Gods. By the end of this topic, pupils will have a sound understanding of what life was like in the era and be able to compare it to modern day life.

Science
In Science, pupils will be learning about the planets and our solar system. We will be reviewing the order of the planets and compare their differences as well as understanding the difference between, planets, stars and moons. We will review how the sun impacts temperature, day and night as well as looking into time zones. Pupils will lead investigations into how we know the earth is a sphere and not flat and hold discussions about any misconceptions.

Music
This term, pupils will continue to develop their guitar skills. They will be focused on putting the different chords together in order to form a variety of songs. They will be reviewing note formation and how to read music appropriately.

RE
In RE, we will be reviewing salvation and the story of Easter. We will recap on the different aspects on the Easter story and why Jesus gave his live for our sins. We will compare this to our own lives and how some people lead their lives. We will also be using our giving tree to reflect on what we could do to help or be kind to others and compare this to the Easter story.

Home learning
Every Friday, children will be given a list of spelling words to practise. In class, we will review the spelling rule of the week and pupils will be tested on their spellings the following Friday. The words, for the most part, consist of the National Curriculum word list and words that are frequently misspelt in class.
Homework will be set and given to children on Friday, to be returned by Wednesday. The content will enable children to practice what they have been looking at in class.

Reading
Reading is a vital part of the curriculum and development of your child’s learning. Fluency in reading, coupled with developing comprehension can allow pupils to expand their vocabulary and allow pupils to explore their imagination. Pupils should be reading for at least 10 minutes a day. If your child is reading independently, please encourage him/her to clarify unfamiliar word-meanings or pull out information from the text.