SUMMER TERM IN YEAR 6...
Year 6 Day - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Welcome to the Year 6 class page. There is lots to look forward to during the next half term...
English - The whole school, from Nursery to Y6, will be looking at the theme of 'Onwards and Upwards' - a celebration of aspiration and working together. Using the wonderful text 'The Barnabus Project' by the Fan Brothers, we will be looking at differences, dreams and hopes for the future. Writing will include persuasion, explanation, narrative, dialogue and poetry. We look forward to showing off some of creations on the UKS2 Facebook page soon.
Reading - Every day in school is a reading day. The children will be reading independently, within whole-class guided sessions, during Reciprocal Reading topic lessons and join in as we read our current class texts: ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll (6G) and 'The Light Jar' by Lisa Thompson (6L).
Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school. If you need any recommendations, please ask. Lovereading4kids.co.uk is a wonderful website for recommendations but we have a vast selection in school (which for the time being need to remain in school). Remember, comprehension and an appreciation of what you have read is of equal importance to speed and fluency so we have attached some suggested questions to discuss with your child. Just because they can read alone, doesn’t always mean they should.
It is so important that each and every child has an enjoyment of reading. There is a book for everyone! Both Mr Greaves and Mr Lowe know that all of Year Six will be super readers by July.
Maths - There is LOTS still to do in maths this year. When we return we will be looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages, before taking a closer look at the last of these. We will introduce algebra, look at pie charts and averages in statistics and finish with some geometry, focusing on co-ordinates and translation. Alongside these main topics, calculation practise will take place with weekly arithmetic reviews.
Science - Our new science topic will be 'Evolution & Inheritance' - a study of what makes us who we are and the famous scientists who contributed to this field.
History - We will be continuing with our WWII study, looking more closely at evacuees, using the excellent 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden as stimulus. Studies of the Blitz attacks and Battle of Britain will also be a part of Summer Term, where we plan to include some detailed artwork to reflect these significant events.
Geography - Europe (locational)
Computing - Spreadsheets and Quizzing
P.E (with Coach Nick) is every Wednesday so don't forget to bring the correct kit, ready for this day. This is a white T-Shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps. It would be ideal if this kit was clearly labelled and kept securely in a labelled P.E. bag, so that any misplaced items can be returned quickly. Have a pair of track pants and something warmer available as we will be outside as often as possible.
Reading will be the children's main activity that is expected outside of the classroom. If the right book is found, this should not seem like hard work! Weekly spellings will be provided and Purple Mash will host extra weekly activities which will be marked and discussed online with the children. Of course, any additional research or work is richly encouraged and will only benefit your child's progress throughout the year. Suggestions are attached, but really, any rehearsal of skills outside of school is beneficial: times tables games/apps, grammar monster, research about our topics/science.
School finishes at 2:30pm on Friday 28th May for half-term and re-opens at 8:30am on Wednesday 9th June.
A letter has been sent home to ask for consent for the children to take part in our Judo Education sessions on Friday 14th May.
If you would like to take part in our days out at Awesome Walls in Stockport, please complete the letter sent home and add the £8 contribution before Tuesday 18th May.
Letters about our camping trip to Prestatyn have also been sent out. If you would like your child to go (9th-11th June) please return the slip and payment before 21st May. Thank you.
Please remember that if your child brings their mobile phone to school, they must not use it on the playground while waiting to line up and it should be handed to their teacher as soon as they enter school. School will not be liable for loss of personal items. Thank you.
If you have any questions or queries, please arrange a phone appointment via the school office. We are available from 8:15 every day and after school each night (apart from Wednesdays). We very much look forward to working with you and your children again!
Mr. Greaves, Mr Lowe and the Year 6 Team