We have 29 children: 10 girls and 19 boys in the class. Classroom organisation is a mix of whole class, group or paired work and individual teaching.
Summer Term 2018
The main focus for the first half of the term will be on preparation for the forthcoming SATs exams in the middle of May. We will be doing a lot of work on reading, SPAG and a variety of different mathematical problems, particularly focusing on reasoning.
Post-SATs the main drive will be on writing. We will be looking at a variety of writing genres and will be drafting our written work with a focus on punctuation, handwriting, choice of vocabulary and the structure of the text.
In the week before half term we will be visiting Stibbington Education Centre – up the A1 near Peterborough – to investigate rivers. This will form part of the theme for the term on ‘Journeys’. We will focus on this in English and Geography in particular.
Straight after half term the whole school will enjoy a week of activities based on ‘100 years of Steeple’. Our decade of focus will be the years after the Great War and into the 1920’s.
Later in June and into July, Year 6 will be putting on a production involving acting, singing and dancing with an afternoon and an evening performance in the last full week of term – more to follow………
Spring Term 2018
We are studying the Ancient Greeks this term. As well as visiting the British Museum in January, we will be focusing on this topic in History, English and RE.
In Maths, we will be concentrating on algebra and fractions initially. Into March, we will be studying measurement. As the SAT’s exams become ever closer, we will focus on strategies to work through the curriculum in the tests. One important aspect is the language used; we will try to encourage the children in their use of the terminology needed.
In English, we will be looking at a variety of writing genres and will be drafting our written work with a focus on punctuation, choice of vocabulary and the structure of the text. We will continue with guided reading and SPAG regularly too. As with our Maths, exam technique will become a focus and we will be looking at this on a more regular basis.
World Book Day and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week will be taking place in March.