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Term 2

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Term 2 has begun with a.. cackle! Macbeth has arrived in Year 6 and the children met three mysterious witches in the school hall. Our imaginations took off as we began to interrogate these weird figures and find out about a strange prophesy... 


Microbits have also arrived! We've been trying to help the school save energy by cutting down the usage of fossil fuels. We have been programming the microbits to talk to us and share information about electricity usage. We have also learnt about the damage fossil fuels do to the environment and the fact that we need to act now to help save the planet.


We have also had... camp! What an incredible week it was. The children got stuck into a wide range of activities and had the time of their lives. The weather was stunning and the sun shone down upon us as we dragon boated across Weymouth Harbour.


We still have a fantastic, wide-ranging set of lessons to get stuck into as this is the first year of our new curriculum topics. Please take a look at our curriculum plan to see what we have in store for the year! If there are areas that you feel that you could talk to the children about then please let me know so we can plan in an opportunity for the children. 


This term our topic theme is 'Can you aim too high?'. We are basing this topic around Macbeth and will look at when ambition can cloud your judgement. 


In addition to our topic work, we'll be investigating animals including humans in science as well as a top secret new project involving microbits.


We all hope that you have an amazing year. If you have any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to come and speak to me.


Home Learning - Suggested Ideas for the Term


  • Read 20 minutes every day.
  • Practise spellings that you find hard.
  • Quickly recite your times tables - once this has been mastered you can then do the inverse.
  • Research about the great William Shakespeare.
  • Invent a way to put a star at the top of a Christmas tree. 
  • Create a monthly news update for your friends in the class. 
  • Create your own William Shakespeare rap or poem. 
  • Find as many ways that you could use fractions around your home and local environment. 
  • Research about Scotland and the beauty within. Where does Macbeth come from? 
  • Plan a meal and buy the ingredients with your family. What did you notice about the price? What surprised you? Were you able to get any good deals that were on offer?


Mr Fisher

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