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Voluntary Controlled Primary

Small School, Big Ideas

Current Learning




In maths this half term, we will focus on fractions. We will recap adding and subtracting fractions before moving onto multiplying and dividing fractions. 



This half term we will recap on the year 6 standard features of reading and writing. We will be reading The Great Kapok Tree which links in with our history topic for this term. We will be focusing narrative writing and poetry based on the book and our topic.



This half term we will be focusing on Electricity.



Our topic for this half term is Mayan Civilisation, which is a history based topic. We will explore the Maya people and their culture. 


Design & Technology

Electrical systems: Steady hand game

Using their understanding of electrical systems and design, we will design a steady hand game. We will use nets to create bases and our knowledge of electrical circuits to build a circuit with a buzzer which closes when the handle makes contact with the wire frame.



We will continue to use Jigsaw scheme of work and focus on support children on their return to school along with daily mindfulness sessions.







In class, we will continue to read Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson. 



This is a satisfyingly old-fashioned story is set in the early 1900s. Orphan Maia is thrilled to learn she is to live with relatives in South America. She cannot wait to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Amazon and is particularly looking forward to meeting her twin cousins.


When Maia arrives, however, the family is far from welcoming and she is saddened to see that they have blocked out all evidence of the rainforest from their stuffy home. Maia turns to her strict yet kindly governess, Miss Minton, for company, and strikes up some unusual and rewarding friendships.