Welcome to Year 6

Dear Parents,

First of all, thank you to all those parents that responded positively to the revision request. Your children are working so hard in school and it is fabulous that you are continuing the support at home. The last term for Year 6 often gets a bit erratic due to the SATs, the residential and the performance (yet to be decided!) but we do need to fit some learning in! See below for a break down:

 

 

Volcanoes  

Jamie and Joe

Maths

Shape and revision

English

Narrative writing including character and setting description, speech to advance the action and creating atmosphere. Oh, and lots of SPAG revision!

Writing explanations and reports based around diet and the circulatory system.

Science

Electricity and Working Scientifically

Animals inc. humans – learning about the circulatory system, and the influence that diet, exercise and drugs can have upon it.

Geography

Locating countries using maps and atlases; pinpointing physical characteristics; describing the key features of volcanoes.Creating an information page about a chosen volcano.

 

Art

Scratch art, otherwise known as sgraffito.

Looking at the pop art icon, Andy Warhol, and creating our own version of his colourful screen prints.

DT

 

Researching, designing and cooking a healthy meal.

ICT

Creating a database of volcanoes.

 

RE

Sikhism – What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?

Sikhism - Are Sikh stories important today?  

PSHE and British values

PSHE - Go givers: Shielding from harm

Christopher Winter – Sex and relationship education. This covers topics such as puberty and conception.

PSHE – Go-givers - Freedom

Christopher Winter – Drug and alcohol education. This covers cannabis, VSA and Help, Advice and Support.

PE

Dance and athletics

Tennis/rounders and HIIT

Spanish

Sports and pastimes

Sports and pastimes

 

Homework for Year 6 continues to revolve around Maths and English. The children will have times table homework every 2 weeks, which will be handed out on a Monday and expected back by Friday – they will then have a week off! If children do not hand it in on time, they will complete it during break time.

As always, children also have reading and spellings. Spellings will be tailored to their ability and reading will link in with accelerated reader. The vast majority of children in Year 6 made progress on accelerated reader last term! We try to make time for reading to occur at school but insist that children read at least once a week at home and if they have not handed in their signed reading record by Friday, they will be asked to read for a minimum of 10 minutes at break time. We would also like to catch up the other classes in terms of points and also number of books read. For some reason, some children started choosing books that were well below their ZPD. This means the book is not pushing them and so progress will not occur.

Spellings are sent out each Monday. These will be tested on a Friday.

Our PE slot is very changeable due to various timetable issues so please can children have their PE kits in school all week– black shorts or joggers/leggings, and a red t-shirt. If a child does not have a PE kit they will use the school spares. If your child is unable to take part due to illness of injury, please send a note into school with your child or send a message through the office.

We also have the production and our residential to look forward to this term. It is a fast paced and full final term for Year 6, right up until the final week where there will be performances, their disco and of course the leavers’ assembly.

If there is anything we can help you with in this final term, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

Miss Goatman                 Mrs Mansfield                  Mrs Smith

Year 6 Documents
Name
Y6 Class Letter - Summer Term.pdfDownload
Year 6 Summer Term 1 and 2 Curriculum Overview.pdfDownload
Summer Spellings - Etna.pdfDownload
Summer Spellings - Krakatoa.pdfDownload
Summer Spellings - Vesuvius.pdfDownload
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