Summer Term in Year 6
During the summer term as well as continuing to develop the children’s literacy, speaking and listening, mathematical, PSHE (citizenship) and PE skills we will continue to study Key Stage 2 topics with a developing focus on Year 7 Key Stage 3 targets, to provide an easier transition to the work expected at secondary school.
Topic: will be based around the broad question, “Where do I come from?” The children will be encouraged to explore the many aspects of this question and the term’s work will include the opportunity for them to undertake an independent research project.
RE: Sikhism – The RE days are on 19th May and 16th June.
Computing: will be learning how to use digital green screen technology to create silent movies.
Drama: The Year 6 leavers’ performance will take place at school on Wednesday 19th July at 5pm.
PSHE/SRE: As normal, during the second half of the summer term, we will be providing sex and relationship education, using the Chris Winter Project materials. If you would like to find out more about the project, you can look on the website: www.tcwp.co.uk .
Our topic is:-Puberty and Reproduction
Please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher if you would like to look at the resources, make any comments or discuss any concerns.
We will also be following the Heartstart programme on cardiac arrest and CPR and helping the children to prepare for the practical and emotional changes ahead as they transfer to secondary school.
Later in the term, the children will be taking part in a Young Enterprise challenge. More details to follow.
PE: will be on Mondays. We will be learning cricket, dance and athletics this term. As you will be aware, your child requires the school PE kit as stipulated. They should bring in their PE kit on Monday and they leave it in school until Friday, so that it is available in the event that the PE class timeslot changes. All the children are expected to participate unless they have a doctor’s note.
Sports Day: on Thursday 6th July.
Sky Studios Trip
We have arranged a trip to Sky Studios on Tuesday 13th June where the children will have a behind-the-scenes tour. We will then have an opportunity to use the technology under the guidance of Sky employees to create their own broadcast. There will be a letter and permission slips sent out nearer the time.
Please continue to help your child to establish a regular homework routine and ensure that homework is completed to the best of your child’s ability and handed in on time. If there are any difficulties please drop your teacher a short note. We would particularly ask you to encourage them to read regularly and to carry out their own research using reference books and (if available) the Internet. Spelling tests will be on Fridays and the children have already received the lists for the beginning of this term.
Homework is set for all children and they are expected to complete it using either an iPad or computer before the set deadline. This is important homework which reinforces the learning in school. It is also an excellent way of improving quick addition, subtraction and times tables skills. Your child has a log-in and this should be kept safe. If computer access is not possible, please contact your child’s class teacher.
We are grateful for the support you are giving your child and hope that you will continue to do so by ensuring that homework is completed and handed in on time and that opportunities are made to allow the children to carry out their own research in connection with topics that we are covering.
Punctuality and Absences Please ensure that your child is punctual in the mornings. Your child needs to be in class for register at 8.55am each morning. If your child is absent for any reason, we would be grateful if you would telephone the school office on 020 8874 1301.
Walking home If you are happy for your child to travel home independently either regularly or on an occasional basis and have not already done so, please would you send a note to your class teacher giving permission for them to do so to ensure that we know that each child has left school safely.
Don’t forget the dates for School Journey are from Monday 26th June until Friday 30th June 2017.
If you wish to make an appointment to see us to discuss any other aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to do so.
We very much hope that your child enjoys their last term at Allfarthing. It is our aim that by the end of the term they will leave feeling prepared, both socially and academically, for secondary school and with happy memories of their years spent here.