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Woodhouses

Voluntary Controlled Primary

Small School, Big Ideas

Spring

SPRING 1

 

Maths

For the first part of this half term, we will continue to focus on fractions and geometry. In the second part of this half term we will begin to focus on decimals and percentages.

 

Literacy

This half term we will continue to focus on the year 6 standard features of reading and writing. We will be reading Journey to the River Sea which links in with our geography topic for this term. We will be focusing on narrative writing along with other non-fiction writing genres based on the book and our topic.

 

Science

This half term we will be focusing on The Circulatory System and Exercise.

 

Topic

In topic this half term, we will start our geography topic – Raging Rivers – where we will look into rivers locally, regionally and globally.

 

PE

With Mr Morris, the children will be focusing on gymnastics. With Mrs Harvey, the children with be learning about fitness.  

 

 

 

 

SPRING CLASS READING BOOK

 

In class, we will be reading Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson. This is linked to our geography topic, Raging Rivers. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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