Welcome to Otters Class!
Happy New Year to you all. The staff in Otters class feel very proud and excited as we move into the busy spring term; myself (Mr G) and Mrs Stoker are excited for the challenges that lie ahead.
In English we will be beginning the term by reading the novel Skellig, by David Almond. This will inspire our writing for the first 2 weeks. We will then be writing a short story. Following our trip to the Eden Project in January we shall we writing both a recount and a non-chronological report. Throughout the spring term we will be learning key grammar terms and practising applying them to our writing.
In mathematics we will be covering all of the key areas: statistics, number and calculation, fractions, ratio, measurement, algebra and geometry. Arithmetic, problem solving and reasoning will continue to be very important skills in year six.
In our topic work this term we will be answering the enquiry question ‘How have different species evolved and adapted to their habitat in the world?’ Most of this learning will have a science focus-our two topics are Evolution and Habitats. These topics will be complemented by our geography unit on climate zones and biomes. We are very fortunate to be visiting the Eden Project in January. In March we will be visited by a scientist from the Met Office. Our Art and Design and Technology units will be inspired by Landscapes. In computing we will be using Scratch and learning about staying safe online.
In Otters we are very lucky to have Mr Jackson, a specialist coach, who teaches P.E on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Nadeau will be teaching RE this term - the topic is Christianity.
As always in Otters, we always expect the highest of standards in behaviour, attitude, learning and homework. We aim to set the standards for all the other pupils in the school, being positive role models.