In English this term, we will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
Reasons for selection and synopsis
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. Holes is a classic for a good reason. The inventive and captivating comedic mystery by Louis Sachar will have your class on the edge of their seats.
Here are the Year 5/6 spelling lists that we will be practising in class this year.
In Maths this term, we will be aiming to conquer fractions and their link to decimals and percentages. Particular focus will be on finding equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and converting from mixed number to improper fractions.
Creative Links - Design and Technology
This half-term in Design and Technology, we will be focusing on frame structures and understand how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce 3-D frameworks. The children will be designing and making their own structure using a range of joining techniques they have explored in class such as:
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