Morvah

Miss R Griffiths

Class Teacher

Miss F Taylor

Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Wilkinson

1:1 SEN TA

Mrs J Stephens

1:1 SEN TA

Welcome to Morvah! 
 
 Autumn topic 
 
Children in Morvah class are in their final year at St Uny Academy. They have already proven to be a great asset to the school, and with the addition of our new Head Boy and Head Girl, we have no doubt that they will be superb role models to the rest of our children.
 
Our autumn term topic, Sandbags and Sirens, focuses on the history of WWII. The children have been exploring the causes and consequences of WWII, and will spend the second half of the term attempting to understand what it would have been like for a child at this time. We are looking forward to using local attractions to view some artifacts from Britain during the time of the Blitz and will use these experiences to enhance our curriculum learning. 
 
During the second half of the term, children will be choosing their own WWII themed English stimulus - Bedknobs and Broomsticks or Valiant. We will use this stimulus to support a range of fiction writing - dilemma stories, adventure narratives and character descriptions. The children will also have the opportunity to write some non-fiction pieces related to their science topic - electricity. 
 
Our RE topic will require children to consider the big question - 'What Would Jesus Do?' We will be looking at the bigger picture of the Bible and considering what Jesus would do in a variety of situations. We will be be exploring the foundations of living using Matthew 7:24-27; discussing and researching whether enemies can become friends by writing a recipe for forgiveness; and designing a new local Christian Church thinking about what Jesus would do? What would he design, and why? Is it better to express faith through art and architecture, or charity and generosity? What range of actions might be right actions? Which might be Jesus’ response, and why?
 
Please view our 'Sandbags and Sirens - MTP' to see the range of other activities will be completing across the autumn term.
 PE -
 
This half term, we will be completing a block of dance sessions. We will be performing dances using a range of movement patterns - the Charleston, the Lindy Hop etc.

PE sessions are subject to change - we would therefore appreciate it if your child's full PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts, trainers/plimsolls) is in all week. 

Homework - 
 At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning.
Y6 have CGP study books that need to be completed weekly. These will help them to review key skills ready for their SATs in May and will help us to identify any areas that they need extra support with.
 
Reading: Reading is a lifelong skill that we try to develop as your child continues their journey through our school. We are keen to develop a love of books and escapism as early as possible, which is why we are introducing ‘Reading Karate’ this year. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving up through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this new initiative, not only by listening to your child read but by perhaps sharing some of your favourite books from your childhood with them too. 
 
Maths: St Uny Church of England Academy has invested in ‘Timestables Rockstars’, an online resource for learners to practise their multiplication skills. This will enable children to become more fluent in their multiplication tables. Upper KS2 children should be completing 2 x 20min sessions per week.
 
Topic: The topic overview will be sent home at the start of each half term - this will include challenges from across the curriculum. Y6 are still welcome to complete these 'chilli challenge' activities alongside their CGP study books.

Building Learning Power

Our new learning power for this half term is 'Reasoning' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be able to explain their reasoning and opinions in a variety of ways. 

'Reasoning' is an important skill that can easily be used in subjects such as English - children will give their 'reasons' for selecting language and structure choices within texts. It is also important to build children's 'reasoning' skills for mathematics problems too -  they can reason and explain how they solve problems and notice the links between the times tables. Nrich is a fantastic website to support this - please find the link below.

https://nrich.maths.org