Miss R Griffiths

Class Teacher

Miss F Taylor

Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Wilkinson

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, is going to focus on the history of WWII. Children are going to explore the causes and consequences of WWII, and will be 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. 
In English, we will be writing a variety of fictional texts based on our WWII themed topic. Our term will begin with character/setting descriptions and will challenge the children to consider the similarities and differences between WWII Britain and the modern day. Children will then be challenged further when they develop letters from evacuees, which will require them to write from a perspective other than their own.  The children will also have the opportunity to write some non-fiction pieces related to their science topic - evolution and inheritance. 
Our science and RE topics will be closely linked this term, with the children focusing on evolution and inheritance and whether these areas of science conflict with or complement our knowledge of Christianity. The children will be able to make use of our outdoor spaces to enhance their science learning and will use this to debate their RE statement - 'Genesis explores why the universe and life exists. Science explores how the universe works the way it does.’
Please view our 'Sandbags and Sirens - MTP' to see the range of other activities will be completing across the autumn term.
 PE -
Children will be swimming on a Friday morning and will need their swimming kits each week. 
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.
In the second half of the autumn term, Y6 will be given 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 'Noticing' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be as observant and aware as possible. This skill will be seen within the different activities that we have planned for the upcoming School Houses Day on September 17th. 

'Noticing' is an important skill that can easily be used in subjects such as English - children will be 'noticing' new language and structure within texts. It is also important to build children's 'noticing' skills for mathematics problems too -  they can notice patterns within problems and notice the links between the times tables. Nrich is a fantastic website to support this - please find the link below.