Unit 4 Summer 2 Newsletter
'Healthy Body, Healthy Mind'
Please find the details of our intended learning experience for the next 8 weeks: ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’
After a successful Learning Experience exploring sport and the variety of sports available, Unit 4 are now going to focus on staying healthy. We will delve into what it means to live a healthy lifestyle and how, as they get older, their body changes. We will continue to engage in regular exercise and celebrate everything the children are doing outside of school to stay healthy: be this by being part of a team/club or playing outside at the park with friends.
This half term will also be an opportunity to celebrate what Unit 4 have achieved this half term and what the Year 6s have achieved since joining Preston Primary. As I’m sure you are aware, our Year 6s will be performing their end of year production this half term which is called ‘Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies’ and as always, parents are invited to attend. Expect information regarding tickets in the coming weeks.
During this half term, the children will explore shape, space and measure. As always, children will be expected to use their prior understanding of mathematical concepts to assist them in solving a range of mathematical problems. The children will be challenged to become more fluent with their skills, which include multiplication tables and related division facts. There will be a particular focus on ensuring the children reason with their responses.
Throughout the five week learning experience, the children will be expected to write a non-chronological report on the body’s vital organs. We will also be writing a short narrative piece. As always, the children will be encouraged to read a range of quality texts as these experiences broaden their vocabulary and develop their awareness of more complex punctuation and sentence structures.
As part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we ask the children to continue with their diary of their physical activity. This is for their own use and we ask them to share in school only if they wish to. We also would like a piece of art work which is inspired by the human body, this could be a model, drawing or any way the children wish to share it. Weekly homework tasks are to be completed on Sumdog, TT Rockstars, MyMaths and Read Theory. In addition to this, spellings will be set weekly.
Our Value Focus: Determination
Throughout all our work this half term, children will use and apply the value of Determination.
During this half term, children will continue to explore the human body. They will examine the circulatory system and how blood is sent around the body. They will then look at the vital role nutrition plays in keeping the body healthy and how they can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Throughout this Learning Experience, children will explore the impact of exercise. To do this, they will engage in a physical activity at the beginning of the half term and compare their performance at the end of the half term.
PE / Art / Spanish / RE
In PE, this half term, children will take part in track and field activities and swimming.
- Hawks – Monday
- Eagles – Tuesday
- Kestrels – Wednesday
In Spanish, this half term, the children will be learning how to talk about different sports. They will be learning to explain which sports they like, and which ones they do not like.
In Art, this half term, the children will focus more on the performing arts.
In computing, this half term, the children will be exploring coding.
Dates for your diary:
17th June – Year 5 Inspiration Day at Spires
2nd July – Sports Day
17th & 18th July – Year 6 Production/Outcomes will also be shared this week.
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