HOME LEARNING (UPDATED 20.3.20)
Google Chromebooks logins – please be aware that in most cases the email address for your child will be:
first initial and last name @langstone-jun.portsmouth.sch.uk (ie. [email protected]). If this does not work, please try first initial . last name (ie. [email protected]) or first name . last name (ie. [email protected]).
We aware that in these difficult times it can be important to maintain a normal routine and for the children to continue with their own learning. We have provided some work and useful links below.
Please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher via email if you have any questions.
Inside the your child’s workbook is the following (click the links below):
This homework ideas sheet will be sent out to parents each week so that children have fresh and exciting ideas for how to direct their learning at home.
Suggested timetable – Subject to current guidelines and personal situations (Adapt as needed)
Twinkl are currently offering free access to wide range of resources such as PowerPoints and worksheets. Please use the above link and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to gain free access when you sign up.
Below is a list of online games that could support learning at home:
https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ – Language Angels (French games)
This term we will be learning…
Our next topic in English will be inspired by a short film which tells the fictional story of the origin of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’. The children will learn how to engage the reader by showing the characters’ personalities and feelings using a range of strategies; they will learn to use speech to move on action in a story; and they will also learn how to build atmosphere and tension through clever word choice and figurative language in their character and setting descriptions. Finally, they will combine these skills to write a retelling of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Some children may also take the essence and basic principles of the story, but recreate it with a twist!
We will be continuing to learn a variety of spelling rules through exploration, including finding rules for adding suffixes and prefixes to words. The children will also continue to practise a variety of strategies for spelling such as the use of syllables and using root words.
To develop as writers, we have given each child a magpie book to take home and bring back into school every day. The children will be using these to gather ideas, words, phrases and drawings that they will then be able to use in their writing. To help them with this, please encourage them to read every night and fill in their reading record and magpie book.
During the children’s time in year 6, we aim to further develop and deepen fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics, building on what the children have previously learnt. Through providing various opportunities, the pupils will be able to explore a variety of problems using their reasoning skills to help them confidently explain and solve different challenges. We hope that alongside our school vision, this will ensure each child will become a strong mathematical thinker.
This half term we will be recapping fractions, decimals and percentages to build on the arithmetic focus they had in the last term. We will look at fraction, decimal and percentage equivalences, ordering and comparing fractions and decimals and applying this to a wide variety of problem solving tasks.
To support your child at home, please encourage your child to go on Times Tables Rockstar or practise their times tables alongside the division facts.
We have asked pupils to play 50 games across a week in order to ensure that times tables facts are fresh in their minds and that pupils can apply both multiplication and division facts at speed. This will support them greatly when tackling other areas of Maths.
Science – Animals including humans: The Circulatory System
In Science, the children will be learning about our heart, blood and the circulatory system. They will learn about their heart rate and what affects their heart rate. They will also explore how to keep their hearts healthy. Our working scientifically skills are based around supporting or refuting ideas using scientific evidence.
Topic – We’re all going on a Summer holiday!
As an introduction to our summer topic based around the Ancient Greeks, we
will be taking a trip to modern day Greece. Whilst finding out about Greece, we will be learning about both the human and physical geography of the country and its islands. From this learning, we will create our own persuasive adverts for the country.
PE – Net and Wall/Dance
This half term, the pupils will be practicing a variety of PE skills by applying them to various Net and Wall games as well as developing their dance.
RE – Resurrection
In this unit, the children will be looking at the concept of ‘resurrection’ in relation to the religion Christianity. We will begin by exploring different beliefs around life after death and the children will discuss what they believe. They will then reread the Easter story alongside four other Gospels taken from the Bible which retell the events around the death and resurrection of Jesus. To finish off our unit, the pupils will be creating two pieces of art work which demonstrate two Christian views around resurrection and the beliefs that Christians may have around this.
French – At School
In French, the children will be continuing to use phonics to learn to pronounce French accurately and to help decode new language. They will also be learning the French words for school subjects before expressing opinions about their preferences and giving reasons for them. After this, they will learn how to say the time in French and discuss their school timetable. Our aim is for them to then record themselves to send across to a French school in France to listen to!
During the Spring term, in Music, we will be studying the music of famed composer, John Williams. Throughout this topic, the children will develop their understanding of notation and the use of keyboard, both virtual and physical. Later in the term, the children will create their own John Williams inspired music short motif for a volcano disaster movie.
PSHE – digital media
This half term in PSHE, we will be exploring the idea of social media and how digital media can affect our idea of body image.
Computing – What is a Computer?
When we finish our first Information Technology unit, the children will be exploring what makes a computer a computer! They will learn about the components of a computer, how they work and how they process using binary. They will also dive in to the makings of a network, including the Internet.
Dates for the Diary!!!
Trips, Workshops and Experiences
Science Week – Environmental Theme
Monday 9th – Friday 13th March
Stekkies – Greek Food Workshop
18th March 2020
Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May 2020
Monday 14th – Friday 19th June 2020
Please look out for letters nearer the time to find out more information about these fantastic opportunities!
PE days vary depending on weather. If possible, please ensure your child always has a PE kit in school.
Children should all have a full PE kit which includes: black shorts / tracksuit bottoms (for colder weather), white t shirt and suitable footwear.
Please ensure that your child can either remove their earrings or provide tape to cover earrings to prevent any injuries occurring.
Please practise your new spellings ready to be tested in class. It is important that you understand the definition of these words and can use them in a sentence. As well as practising any new words, you must continue to practise your Year 5 spellings as well.