Welcome to our class page!
Cricket Class is one of the Year 6 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. On this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities.
The adults who work in our class are:
Mrs Daybell Mrs DelGrazia
Year Group TA Teaching Assistant
PE for Autumn Term
We have PE on Fridays and this will be outdoors due to government guidance. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on Fridays and has warm layers as the weather can be very unpredictable! This half term, the children will be taught gymnastics and have football sessions with Active Play Education.
This term in Cricket class we will be learning:
|English||We will be using 'Talk for Writing' to explore a range of text types, starting with focussing on powerful setting and atmosphere descriptions through stories with warning messages. We will move on to exploring instruction texts, character descriptions and recounts later this term.|
|Maths||Children will develop their understanding of how the four operations can be used to manipulate numbers and solve problems. They will explore common factors and multiples and look at prime numbers as an example of special numbers with specific factors. We will then move on to look at fractions, developing children’s understanding before moving on to comparing, adding and subtracting unrelated fractions using common denominators, formal methods and how to apply them to problem solving.|
|Science||This half term we will be learning about the circulatory system. We will be exploring the vital organs (heart and lungs) and learning about each organ’s function. We will also look at how to keep our bodies healthy and the negative impact of poor diet, drugs and alcohol on the body. Alongside this we will learn about the work of the scientist John Boyd Orr, the Scottish nutritionist, and his work on the reasons for malnutrition in post war Britain.|
|History||This half term we will continue to learn about life in Victorian times, focussing this time on occurrences and events surrounding Victoria’s reign after she was widowed. We will learn about the purpose of workhouses; how and why the Royal Albert Hall was built as well as exploring Victoria’s role as the Empress of India in the colonies.|
|Geography||This half term we will be learning more about human Geography in the British Isles. We will learn about transportation before exploring economic activity including farming, tourism, import and export.|
|PE||This half term we will be improving our football skills with Active Play Education. We will also be improving our gymnastic skills and working on symmetrical and asymmetrical sequences of stretches, jumps and balances.|
|R.E.||We will be learning about Buddhism. This begins with the life of Buddha, their places of worship and works of sacred art. We will also be exploring stories told about and by the Buddha and how they influence Buddhist beliefs today. After half term we will be looking at Christianity and Judaism in daily life, including annual celebrations and events that are marked once in a person's life.|
|Music||This term, we will be developing our musical ear though listening and appreciation lessons, starting with the use of musical accents and the correct terminology for them. After half term we will be exploring the genre of jazz music and using our improvisation and composition skills to add more detail to a recorded piece.|
|PSHE||At the start of this half term anti-bullying week will be happening. During this time and beyond, we will be exploring some of the issues around the problem of bullying, how it can be identified and some of the steps that can be taken to tackle the issue.|
|Art||We will be exploring 3D art - both actual and implied. We will be looking at the work of Caravaggio and planning and creating a piece of artwork using space, light and dark to create atmosphere.|
|Computing||The children will explore blogs, identifying the purpose of writing a blog and its key features. They will then plan the theme and content for a blog and write the content. They will also consider the importance of regularly changing the content.|
|MFL||This term, we will revise our knowledge of Germany and expand our knowledge of how to discuss different countries and their features in German.|
|D.T.||Come Dine with Me! This term, the children will work in a group to plan a 3-course meal. They will plan a recipe for a starter (pepper), main course (salmon) or dessert (pineapple) using their given ingredient and take responsibility for cooking one course of the meal. They will also create a page for a class cookbook.|
|Home Learning||Pupils that are self-isolating but able to study can log on to TTRockstars to practise times tables, and Purple Mash for a range of activities and tools. They can use the Knowledge Organisers attached below to guide their studies using BBC Bitesize and the National Oak Academy.|
Our class text is:
'Holes' by Louis Sachar
Below you will find a link to our knowledge organisers containing some of the key language, questions and other useful information or images linked to our Foundation Subject content this term. The children will be keeping a copy of these in their books.
Weekly News Flash - 20.11.20
This week in Cricket class we have been revising our understanding of factors, multiples, square and prime numbers in maths. The children have been using different written jottings as well as practical resources to support them and have been using these to also help them solve reasoning problems. In English we have been using our journalistic skills to help write a recount based on 'The Rocketeer'. Everyone thought carefully about how they could create a really interesting piece of writing and many of them have shown a reporter's flair! We have also been learning more about the circulatory system, specifically how the heart works to pump blood around the body and made their own Blue Peter style models with bottles, water and red food colouring! We have finished our week with gymnastics, football and creating wonderful radiating patterns in art. Have a great weekend everyone!
Weekly News Flash – 13.11.20
The weather may be turning colder but our classroom was definitely kept warm thanks to all the hard work the children put in this week! They have all completed assessments in reading, grammar, spelling and maths using the 2017 Year 6 SATs papers and they all have every reason to be very proud of themselves. We will use the information from this to help adapt our future teaching but, most importantly, this week has given the children the chance to explore the format and layout of these papers and hopefully a boost in confidence. As well as this we have also been creating art work based on geometric shapes and learning about Victorian workhouses and classrooms (hopefully they prefer Cricket!) Our week ended with having a great deal of fun in pyjamas and onesies raising money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.
Weekly News Flash – 06.11.20
Welcome back to Autumn 2! Cricket class have settled back into their usual routine brilliantly and I'm pleased to see their enthusiasm for learning is as high as ever. During English, we have begun to look at non-fiction recount texts and will be spending future lessons developing our understanding of this text type further. In Maths, we have refined and practised our division method skills which the children are now feeling much more confident in. We have introduced new learning in various Foundation subjects and have also been producing final pieces of work in others, ask your child about the amazing painting they have done in art this week!