The Summer Term topic is split into two halves. Before half term we will be looking at The Ancient Maya and doing a short History unit alongside SATs revision for Y6. The class will be studying the everyday lives of the Maya through History and English sessions to build up a picture of this Ancient Civilisation. Alongside the History aspects of the topic, we are looking at the continents of the Americas, their varying climate and landscapes, in a more detailed Geography topic.
After half term our topic will be Hard Times. This is a local History unit, which looks at the Victorian history of the church and school and also examines how schools have changed over time. We have a trip to Preston Manor booked for the 9th of June to experience life as a servant in a Victorian house and we will walk around the village to get an idea of how Staplefield grew.
We are also planning to take part in the Big Bang Science Fair as part of Mid Sussex Science Week on 16th June, working alongside local industry to develop a volcano display for the Fair. It proves to be a busy term.
Weekly homework is given out on a Friday and due back the following Wednesday. It usually involves further Maths practice and English grammar or punctuation work. A topic homework list will accompany our Hard Times topic for the second half of term.
PE this term will take place on Mondays and Fridays, so please make sure that PE kit is in school for these days. We also do our morning run on Monday - Wednesday, so the children need their trainers for this.
If you have any questions about this term's work, please don't hesitate to ask!
Mrs Burton & Mrs Henderson