Class Three
Dear Parents and Carers

I hope everyone has had relaxing half term break- welcome back to the second half of our Spring term.

The following five weeks will be history focused and we will be comparing the Maya and the Anglo-Saxons-children will learn about the Maya civilisation. They will investigate how the Maya settled in the rainforest, their religious beliefs, homes and what archaeological remains tell us about Maya cities. Using primary evidence, they will examine theories into how the Maya cities declined.

Our work in English will be writing information based texts, using our learning in history around the ancient civilisation of the Maya to inform the reader and in narrative study we will be composing setting descriptions. Our book study will be The Curse of the Maya by Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan – a gripping tale of twin twelve-year-olds, Verity and Ethan, who travel to Guatemala with their father is packed full of archaeological intrigue. Whilst excavating a newly found Maya city, an ancient mask is discovered. Is the mask the cause of the end of the Maya civilisation, or is something more underhand going on? A tale of danger, kidnap, excitement and mystery.

In maths, we will revisit place value and practise mental skills and written methods around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will work on fractions-dividing and multiplying, percentages and decimal equivalence, calculate and interpret the mean as an average and area and perimeter of 2D shapes. Year 6 will continue to focus on skills around content they will encounter in the SATS tests in May and have regular opportunities to look at practise papers.

Please see our project map for more detail about our curriculum.
Staffing: Mrs Kilpin teaches Class Three all day Monday to Thursday and Mrs Breeze will teach all morning on a Friday with Mrs Liddicott teaching PE in the afternoon. Mr Waters works in class full time as a higher level teaching assistant, Mrs Parker is working as a 1:1 learning support assistant and Mrs Read offers one to one tuition as an intervention through the National Tutoring catch-up programme.

Routines: PE and outdoor learning lessons will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Children’s PE kit and wet weather kit should be kept in school at all times if possible. We try to do as much outdoor learning as possible so we also ask that children should keep outdoor shoes/wellies at school if possible.

Thank you again for all of your support; please do contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs Kilpin

Staffing

Mrs Kilpin teaches Class Three all day on Monday to Thursday and Mrs Breeze will teach all morning on a Friday. On Friday afternoon, Mrs Liddicott takes the class for PE. Mr Waters works in class Monday to Thursday as a higher level teaching assistant. Mrs Reed works in class on a Friday morning.

Routines

PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children’s PE kit should be kept in school at all times if possible. We try to do as much outdoor learning as possible so we also ask that children should keep outdoor shoes/wellies at school if possible.
Project Map - Spring 1
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Calstock CP School
Back Road, Calstock PL18 9QL
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