Miss Griffiths

Class Teacher

Miss Newby

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tonkin

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Morvah! 
Hello and welcome to Morvah class 2021/2022!
The children of Morvah class are now in Y5/6 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 topic is the 'Shang Dynasty' and will focus on taking a journey through Ancient Chinese history to discover the impact of the Shang Dynasty throughout the ages. Beginning with the origins of the Shang Dynasty, the children will explore the evidence surrounding the Shang kings, the Shang royal burials, what ordinary life was like for people during the Shang Dynasty and how this compares/contrasts with modern day China, and why the Shang Dynasty ended.
In science, the children will be learning about animals including humans, and will be identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. 

In their RE sessions, the children will be exploring the overall enquiry question - What matters most to Humanists and Christians? Children will be making connections between the Christian teachings and codes for living and will be comparing these to those that non-religious people use. Children will be building up their banks of knowledge to allow them to complete a debate at the end of the sequence of learning - Peace: is it more valuable than any money? 
Please see below to find our 'Shang Dynasty' topic grid and homework grid. 
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/plimsolls) is in all week. 

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