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The Norman

New York Class

Welcome back to the new Spring Term.

As we start the second term of the year we are beginning to look forward.  Last Term we enjoyed our Topic of WW1,  this term our Topic is 'Vikings; Invaders and Settlers'

In English we will continue with Talk for Writing and our first model text will be Beowulf. A challenging text but with the help of a text map children will be able to understand the structure and will write their own 'Defeating a Monster Story' by the end of the half term.  After Half term we will focus on Non -Fiction and will write a set of instructions on 'How to Catch a Dragon'!  We will be reading the books Eragon and Dragon Rider to complement children's learning.


              

In Maths we will continue to work on Multiplication and Division. We will then move on to Area and perimeter, after that we will focus on Fraction, Decimals and Percentages. 

This half term Year 6 will be invited to attend after school Maths and English sessions to enable them to progress further.

In Art  we will be using collage to create Viking Longships on the rough ocean crossings. We will also be creating our own monsters to inspire our writing and then creating monster ceramic models. After half term we will be using pastels to create a dragon's eye and making our very own Viking brooches and Runes using clay and craft.

 

PE  this term will be on Tuesday with our New Inspire Sports Coach Mr Watkins.  Please ensure your child has an appropriate (and named) kit. They will also commence swimming at Feltwell pool. This year children will have a new swimming instructor.

In Science we will begin to explore the Circle of Life, looking at life cycles of plants and animals.

This term, New York children will continue to learn to play the P-Bones and Trumpets, under the expert guidance and tutelage of the very skilled - and ever popular -  Music teacher Mr Taylor.

Please can I take this opportunity to remind parents and pupils alike, that as senior pupils, children in New York are role models to the rest of the school.  There is an expectation that they adhere to the school uniform rules at all times, long hair should be tied back and no make-up should be worn in school.  School PE kit should also be worn for PE lessons.