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THIS WEEK'S COMMENDATIONS

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THIS TERM'S TOPICS:

In Literacy we will continue to look at creative writing, grammar, comprehension and verbal reasoning. Within the study of these skills we will begin to develop our examination skills with an increasing focus on Trafford LEA CEM and GL work and Independent Consortium Senior Schools. Drama and the school play will have a greater focus.  Formal spelling rules will continue to be reinforced through weekly tests and weekly reading records will also continue.

In Numeracy we will be focusing upon more complex areas this term such as time speed and distance and four quadrant co-ordinates. Knowledge about the properties of shapes and angles will also be consolidated. Within the study of these skills we will begin to develop our examination skills with an increasing focus on Trafford LEA CEM and GL work and Independent Consortium Senior Schools. Weekly tests in non-verbal reasoning will also continue.

As Scientists  we will be studying  microbes and biology. We will use this knowledge to consider a variety of different experiments.

As Humanitarians we will consolidate our geographical work on Our World and the impact of different historical periods. We consider the humanities in the round and link them where possible to other areas of study.

As Creative Technicians and Sports People – we will continue to develop 3D work and incorporate this into design and construction. Different medias will also be used for art work when possible. Drama will play a large part this term whilst we prepare for the end of year production. Furthermore sport will continue to be a prominent part of our studies with our annual swimming sessions.

As ICT specialists and Sports People we will continue to use ICT to write for a variety of different audiences and purposes. We will look to use technology as an aid to our work in Branwood and also in the wider world around us. In sport we will do our Summer Sport programme of athletics, rounders, cricket etc. including House matches Sports Day and fixtures with other schools. We will also do our swimming course this term.

As Linguists we will continue to develop our Spanish grammar, speech and pronunciation. Our efforts will help us develop as Spanish linguists and help us have full and knowledgeable conversations.

As Musicians we will be study in depth different styles and genres of musical form.  We will continue to be composers and perform our own works. Music will also play a significant part in the drama production.

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