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April 2019

April is a short month with Easter break falling in the middle, but the children are still busy with their learning.


We have now started a new text in English: The Highwayman.  This well-known poem will be something a little bit different for Year 6.  The children have enjoyed decoding the messages behind the sometimes complex language used in this poem.  Following this, the children have written character descriptions for the main characters in the poem.  After Easter, the children will be using some role play and drama to aid further writing opportunities, including writing their own verse for the poem.


In maths, we are now spending time consolidating the children's learning across the many areas of maths.  The children have been extremely mature and open about the areas they still find the most challenging.  After Easter we will cover angles, perimeter and area, long division, decimals and fractions and percentages again.  Of course, we will continue to practise those crucial arithmetic skills too.


We have come to the end of our Extreme Earth topic finishing off by looking at rivers around the world.  After Easter, we will start our new topic: Ancient Maya.  During this topic we will look at Maya people and their traditions, religious beliefs and practices, Mayan food and will always be encouraging questioning and comparisons with our life today.  This is largely a history-based topic, but there will be ample opportunity for art and DT projects during this topic as well.