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Year 56 curriculum overview Autumn 2 2014

Literacy
This term the children will be reading a range of fantasy stories, we will be looking at a range of descriptive writing and focusing on authors craft.
We will also be using the powers of persuasion, to learn about should animals be kept in zoos? We will also be writing a persuasive letter to Mr Crilly to save our play times!
Numeracy
The children will be completing the National Curriculum units for Numeracy  which include work involving Shape and Space, number calculations, fractions and data handling. The main emphasis of this term is the four operations, children will be focusing on multiplication and division at the start of term, please can you encourage children to practice their times tables at home! The children will use a range of resources to support and scaffold their learning including Numicon which is being implemented throughout the whole school.
Topic
This term in topic we will be studying ‘Why should the gunpowder plot never be forgotten?’ We will focus on the reasons behind the gunpowder plot and the people involved in the conspiracy. We will also have a short topic on WW1 remembrance to commemorate 100 years since the start of the war. This will include a trip to KSA and talks from Sefton libraries and Ykids about links with Liverpool in WW1.
Science
This term the children will be learning about light. We will be carrying out a range of investigations to do with light, dark and shadows and exploring different ways  we can make light using circuits.
RE/Christian Values
This half-term we are exploring the festival Diwali, looking at how do Hindus and Sikhs celebrate the festival of light?
SEAL- This term the children will be focusing on their targets for the topic getting on a falling out.
PE-
5 /6 H and 6W- Wednesday pm. Can you please ensure that the children have the appropriate kit with them every week and that all of their kit is clearly labelled with their name.
5/6 C- Swimming Monday pm. Can you please ensure that your child has a full kit including a swimming cap. The swimming baths require both boys and girls to wear swimming caps for hygiene reasons. Boys are to have swimming trunks not shorts. Girls are to have full swimming costumes not two piece swimming suits.
Homework- Spelling and Maths homework will be given out on a Friday and will be returned by Wednesday. Talk topics will be given at the start of every new topic.
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