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The Rissington School
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Tornado Class


Tornado Class


  Useful information:

PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday

Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday

Spellings are tested every Monday



 The Curriculum

This Summer term our topic is ‘The Americas’ and will be a geographically- themed topic, mainly focussing on South America.

This term, the Year 6 children will have an opportunity to show off their learning in the KS2 SATs during the week of 13th   May and the whole class will show off their creative talents in our AMAZING end of year production!

In English we will continue with weekly spelling tests (lists available on the DB Homepage.) We will also continue with daily guided reading and SPaG session. In English, we continue to write a range of fiction and non fiction pieces, such as short narratives, balanced arguments and biographies. In guided reding we will focus on ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and ‘When Life gives you Mangos’ by Kereen Getten, as well as using stand-alone texts to improve our reading skills.

In Maths we will focus on geometry, problem solving using the four operations, fractions, decimals and measuring angles. We will also cover data handling and keep our mental maths skills sharp with weekly 10 in 10 assessments.

Our Science this term will involve identifying and classifying materials according to their properties and suitability for a range of purposes. We will become chemists, carry out fair tests to discover how we can change materials, understanding that some changes are reversible and some are not. We will also research famous chemists, the discovery of new materials and how their marvellous inventions have impacted on our day-to-day lives.

Our Geographical topic will encompass human and physical geography and further the children’s knowledge about recognising the continents and ocean of the world.

This term in RE we will learn about the significance of the Torah to Jewish people and move on to comparing Humanist and Christian beliefs.

Our Art lessons, in the second half of the term, will focus on a range of art from North American artists with a focus on printing skills but we will also have an opportunity to design and make props and scenes for our end of year performance.

Music will consist of listening to, improvising and composing music on a rainforest theme with a view to performing with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. Basic musical notation will also be taught.

PSHE will focus on Relationships Education and the role democracy plays in our lives.

In PE we will be developing our golf rounders and athletic skills – in the build up to sports day!

Looking forward to some beautiful sunshine, exciting learning experiences and lots of happy days ahead!

Let the Great American Adventure begin! 

Bags: The cloakroom area for the children is limited..  Please ensure that all bags brought into school are of a reasonable size and that all personal property is taken home on a Friday.  The children are encouraged to be responsible for their own belongings, however, it is still worth checking for letters etc.at the end of each day. 

Additional Information

The children will have access to drinking water throughout the day and should bring in their own bottle.  If your child has an inhaler, please could you make sure that it is clearly named and in date.  Their inhaler should be in school, to be accessed at all times.  If your child requires any other medication please could you make both class teachers and the office staff aware.

Formal parents’ evenings will be held in October to discuss your child’s progress.  However, if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s education or have any concerns at any time throughout the term, please do not hesitate to make an appointment. We look forward to working with you.