Lions - Y6

A welcome from the Lions

A very warm welcome to the Lions' home page. Mrs.Broughton is the Lions' class teacher and she has the support of the teaching assistant, Mrs. Southwick. You will be able to see Mrs.Broughton out on the playground every morning from 8.40am if you have any questions or messages.

Our P.E. sessions this term will Wednesday afternoon. However, we will have P.E. at other times so it is essential that the children have P.E. kit in school from Monday through to Friday. P.E.kit for the autumn term should be shorts-black and a white Tee shirt until the weather turns cold and then the children will be allowed to wear jogging trousers and their hooded top. A change of shoes is essential for P.E. lessons. Trainers or sandshoes are fine for all P.E. lessons.

Reading is an important part of our school curriculum, so please make sure that your child's book bag and home reading book are in school every day. Please sign and date if you have heard your child read at home as we like to ensure all our pupils are reading regularly at home and changing books on a weekly basis. Children still working through the school reading scheme will be encouraged to read more frequently and are expected to change their books sveral times during the week. The home -school diary needs to be in school every Monday morning so I can add my support to their efforts so please remind your child to bring it. Every day is best.

Theme this term -Water, Water Everywhere.

In Lions our theme this term is based all around water. This will involve looking closely at the stages of the water cycle and see how this impacts on the world in which we live. We will be looking specifically at the oceans and seas of the world. We will delve deeper and look at the structure of rivers, discovering how erosion and deposition play a part in creating the shape of a river and how these can change over time.

Later in the term we will be making a visit to a Water Treatment Plant which will help the children to understand the process involved in cleaning water. This will lead on to the children undertaking their own science investigation to discover the most appropriate means to filter and clean water. Watch out for the weekend water usage survey coming soon!

Our Design and Technology for this theme will involve the children looking at a range of Water Wheels and discussing the merits of each type and then designing their own Water transfer System to fulfill a given objective.


HOMEWORK ZONE

Home work will be given every week on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday.

Here you will find some useful links to websites which will help you with your homework.

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login : here your child will be able to access reading books and related resources which will support their learning at school