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Year 6

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 6

Our topic this term is ‘Make A Difference’

 

English

Writing

During the first few weeks of the Summer Term, we will be basing our writing on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We will be focusing on using dialogue to advance the action and we will also be exploring character descriptions. In the final term, the children will be writing a flashback narrative based on a short animation.

 

Reading

Throughout the term, we will be completing daily whole class reading sessions focusing on a range of skills: understanding vocabulary, prediction, inference, retrieval, explanation, summarising and sequencing a text. We will be exploring a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry in order to apply these skills.

 

Maths

This term the children will be covering all of the main aspects of maths in a series of revision lessons. We will heavily focus 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.

 

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.

 

Other Subjects

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 how environmental artists evoke/suggest meaning through their work. In Computing, the children will be completing a Microsoft PowerPoint project. They will learn how this software can be used to present data. In PE, the children will be practicing athletics in preparation for Sports Day and we will putting our teamwork skills into action when the children learn how to play cricket. 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 (week beginning 15th July).

 

 

PE Days

Suitable clothing and trainers will be needed for P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

 

Key Dates and General Reminders

SATs week: Monday 13th – Thursday 16th May.

Leavers’ play: Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th July (times TBC).

 

Homework books will be handed out on a Friday.

It is to be completed by the following Thursday.

Spellings will be given out each Friday, to be learned by the following Friday.

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