Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5DQ

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Topic Overview Term 2

In Term 2, we will be continuing with our over- arching topic of Invaders and Settlers, and we will be learning about the Vikings and how their invasion of Britain affected everyday life. We will be exploring why they came to Britain and looking at how they got here. The theme of Vikings continues through our English work, and we will be using the epic poem Beowulf as a backdrop for our narrative writing. In Maths throughout the term we will be consolidating our understanding of the four rules and fractions as well as concentrating on developing our reasoning skills. In Science we will be building on our existing knowledge and understanding of Electricity, we will consider the brightness of a lamp or voltage of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit, compare and give reasons for variations in how components function including the brightness of bulbs the loudness of buzzers and the on off position of switches, and use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram. We will be using the BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative to support our music learning and we will be listening to and learning about Flight of the Valkyries By Wagner. Through our Art and DT learning this term we will be design and make a shadow puppet using the story of Beowulf as an inspiration for our character. Like every term we have a whole school value and an area of our SEAL learning that will form part of our PSHE learning. This term our whole school value is Respect and Recognition and our Seal topic is Getting on and Falling out. Through our Computer learning we will be considering on-line safety and developing our understanding of spreadsheets. RE learning this term continues to focus on Islam, although nearer the end of term our attention will turn to Christmas and The Nativity. We will continue to undertake some form of physical activity daily outside, weather permitting, and within the Covid-19 restrictions. With this in mind please could you ensure that your child has a suitable waterproof coat in school at all times – Thank you. As always, reading continues to be a daily focus within Year 6 as well as at home. All in all, we have a busy new term ahead of us and we would like to thank you all in advance for your continued support. We look forward to working closely with you.

Mrs K Tindall and Ms Stewart.

 

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Week commencing 4th December 2020

Term 2 Week 7

Week Commencing 14th December

 

 I don’t think we can quite believe that we have reached the end of term, it seems to have whizzed by. We have got a busy and exciting week ahead of us as we finish off our Winter Wonderland Learning and in particular our work on Narnia. The week kicks off with a really exciting opportunity for our children to watch a live performance of The Snow Queen, this will happen outside on the playground, one class at a time, so we are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather. In English we will continue to use the text of Narnia to support our writing. In Maths we will be learning about co-ordinates and using our skills to create some festive outcomes. The children have been working really hard to create their dioramas and we will continue with this, this week. As an end of term treat and as part of our Narnia themed learning the children will be watching the Chronicles of Narnia film, a separate email has been sent to parents about this. As part of our final week of term the children will be having their reward time and we will be having our end of term Awards Assembly. As a team, the staff are particularly proud of the children this term, they have continued to apply themselves well to their learning and we have seen progress made in all areas of the curriculum. We would also like to thank all parents and carers for their continued support, which is always so appreciated. If you have any queries please contact us via uks2@thewestbrooktrust.org

We wish you a peaceful Christmas and look forward to a happier, and healthier New Year.

Warmest regards, as always.

Mrs Tindall and Ms Stewart.