Mrs Michelle Quick

Class Teacher

Miss Fiona Taylor

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Gwithian.
Hello and welcome to Gwithian class 2021/2022!
The children of Gwithian class are now in year 6 and what an incredibly interesting journey they have had over the last couple of years! Our children have already shown an amazing level of resilience and have been extremely flexible in adapting to new learning challenges throughout the two years, and we cannot wait to see the fantastic things that they achieve in the coming year.
Our Summer Term is 'Shang Dynasty' and will focus on the first Chinese dynasty (1600 - 1046 BC). The children will explore what life was like to live in that period of history, its social hierarchy, examine artefacts from that time and ask questions about religious beliefs and traditions of that group of people. During the unit, the children will discover Fu Hao and understand the significance of the tomb.
Please see below to find our 'Shang Dynasty' topic grid and homework grid. 
Science: Our topic for Science is 'Living Things and their habitats'. The children will be designing, planning and evaluating a project on Living Things to cover the following objectives for year 6: 
  • Sc6/2.1a    Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • Sc6/2.1b    Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Parent / Carer Notices:
Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 2022
SATS WEEK - Monday 9th -  Thursday 12th May 2022
Half Term - Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June 2022
Inset Day - Monday 6th June 2022
London Residential - Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th June 2022
Tempest Class Photos - Thursday 16th June 2022
School closes for Summer - Friday 22nd July 2022 (2pm)
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.
PE -
PE sessions are subject to change - we would therefore appreciate it if your child's full PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts, trainers) is in all week.  Gwithian class PE session is normally on Wednesdays. This term we are focusing on Tennis and dance.

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