Summer Term in Year 6 - Half termly letter
Summer 1 is a vital term. SATs week is in the week of the 14th May and so we will spend lots of this half-term revising key learning and developing our strategies further. As well as preparing the children educationally, we will be supporting them with resilience and perseverance so that the children have the best possible training for the exam week.
Please continue to support your child with their spellings at home and remind them that they should ask the class teacher if they are finding any of their homework tricky. There will be lots of revision-based tasks set between now and the SATs tests in May so please keep on top of this. A reminder that all children must be in school for SATs week.
We will continue to study Shakespeare’s Macbeth closely this term before moving onto our next text. We will also be writing a biography about Shakespeare himself, supplemented by our trip to the Globe Theatre at the end of April. We will be teaching the children to build a writing stamina by extending our writing over longer periods.
We will begin studying a classic poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson in the middle of the term. We will also continue to hone our reading comprehension skills within this in preparation for the tests in May and will be unpicking grammar elements that are important for exams.
We will spend lots of this half-term revising key learning: number skills such as columnar methods for addition, subtraction and multiplication; multiplying and dividing fractions; translation and reflection; statistical analysis. We will complete our work on statistics where we will analyse various data, graphs and charts.
In science, we will complete our study of Light before beginning to study Evolution. We will look at how fossils are formed, as well as how living things have adapted cleverly to thrive in their environments.
We will continue to develop our coding skills using the 2Code software on Purple Mash.
Our topic question is ‘Where Do I Come From?’ We will work on our own historical research skills with a focus on our families, home cities/countries and improving our geographical skills in a study of the local area of Wandsworth and comparing this to other places people in our class are from.
We will be completeing art and DT projects linked to our topic in the form of cookery and self-portraits.
We will be continuing to learn to sing ‘Happy’, a song written and performed by Pharrell Williams, as well as learning to play this on tuned instruments.
We will be continuing to focus in managing stress and mindfulness, and developing a positive mindset as an ongoing area of focus.
Children will be learning all the vocabulary related to animals and their habitats in Spanish. We will also work on the topics, “Los paises y las nacionalidades” (Countries and Nationalities).
PE will be focusing on cricket and another invasion sport.
In RE we will be starting a study of Hinduism where we will focus on places of worship and important symbols linked to the religion. We will also compare and contrast religions we have learnt about in more detail.
Trips and Special Events
Shakespeare’s Globe - 30th April and taking part in a Macbeth workshop.
The Oval Cricket Ground to watch Surrey play – Friday18th May
SATs are the week commencing 14th May.
PE will be weekly (specific days are subject to change). Please make sure your child’s kit is in school on Monday of each week, and it should stay in school the whole time and only be taken home at half term as the timetable frequently changes.