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Year 6 Summer Term

 

Maths

This term the children will be covering all of the main aspects of maths in a series of revision lessons. We will focus heavily on understanding reasoning and word problems and will cover topics such as fractions, decimals and percentages within these problems. Once SATs are completed, the children will continue with Maths but through a more topic based and problem solving approach.

 

 

English

This term the children will focus on their understanding of grammar and punctuation, as well as their ability to comprehend texts. They will be taking part in a series of reading sessions in preparation for their SATs tests each morning and will be having a half an hour ‘SPAG’ session on most days. Once SATs are completed, Literacy will be taught in a variety of topic based lessons where will continue to develop their writing skills.

 

Science

This term the children are learning about animals including humans. They will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. The children will also work scientifically and investigate the impact of exercise on their bodies. The Sex Education programme is scheduled for Summer term 2; more details will be forwarded in the near future.

 

 

Topic 

This term, we will be learning about different mountains in Geography. Our topic after SATs is M.A.D. We will be learning about key figures from the past that have changed the world for the better and encouraging the children to think about how they can make a difference themselves. In Art, the children will be working on a project based on Friedensreich Hundertwasser. In Computing, the children will continue to plan and present ideas about their app; this will involve lots of teamwork! In PE, the children will be practicing athletics in preparation for Sports Day and we will be working with Gemma in dance.  In RE, the children will be learning about how people put their faiths into action. In Spanish, the children will be learning about Spanish names for parts of the body. In Music, the children will be learning all about Hip Hop music and working on their own class composition. In addition, we will be putting our acting, singing and dancing skills into practice for our leavers’ play.

 

 

 

Extra information

Homework is generally set on Friday, due in the following Thursday. Spellings are set on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. Please ensure that your child has their reading book in school every day and PE kit on Monday and Wednesday.

 

As you are aware, this is a very important year for the children and high attendance is
extremely important.

 

Advance warning! The Year 6 children will be sitting their SATs tests in May – week
beginning 14
th May 2018. 

It is very important that your child is in school during this week and in the run up to it

 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

 

Trips we are planning on taking

Outdoor Adventure at Mount Batten on 7th June (6B) or 8th June (6G).

TR2 taster session on 13th June.

Bikeability.

Junior Life Skills.

 

 

Spanish

 

In order to support your child with their Spanish please use the resources below. The children will be learning a range of common words and sentences in Spanish. This will include; days of the week, numbers from 1-20, months of the year, families, colours, foods, classroom objects and pets. 

 

BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zxsvr82

 

Days of the Week - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/my_calendar/

Numbers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/numbers/

Months of the Year - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/my_calendar/months/

Family - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/families/

Colours - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/families/colours/

Foods - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/food_and_drink/

Classroom - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/school_day/

Pets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/families/pets/ 

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