Summer Term in Year 6 - Half termly letter
We would like to start this letter by reflecting on the SATs. The children have all worked exceptionally well and we are so very proud of them. They conducted themselves excellently all week. The results come out in July and will be sent home with your child’s school report.
We will begin our work on the book, ‘Way Home’ after half-term. This is a vital time in terms of writing because we need to submit our final assessments as they do not sit a writing exam per se. We will aim to ensure the best outcomes for each pupil through lots of writing opportunities, including narratives, diary entries and more.
Our maths is focused on two projects between now and the end of term: Make £5 Grow and Theme Park Maths. The first element is all about enterprise. We have been provided with a loan from Virgin Money (sponsors) which will be passed onto the children. They shall use this money to build their own mini-business or ‘enterprise’. They will work in small groups to work on their idea as a team and make lots of profit which will, in some capacity, go back to the school. Who will make the most money?! The second element is a paired project where the children have a ‘budget’ with which to design a theme park. They must make the appropriate and accurate calculations for their accounts all the way through. These two aspects of our maths nicely complement each other and we are sure they will be a great success!
In science, we will continue our study of evolution and how living things are adapted to their environment. We will also develop scientific enquiry through investigation.
We will be carrying out lots of work on the brand new Chromebooks, which will be heavily linked to both our science and topic work. We will create presentations and documents to enhance the key computing skills which are required for the move up to secondary school and beyond.
We will be continuing with our topic question, ‘Where Do I Come From?’ We will begin to use Digimaps for Schools as a way of comparing locations linked to where we come from. We will also use Chromebooks to produce and present work related to our findings.
We aim to produce art work linked to our current topic, which may include self-portraits and illustrations of various locations.
As we are sure you aware, we will be performing our end-of-year production in July (more details to come in due course). As a result, a lot of music/drama will be focusing on making this a show to remember!
We will also 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: https://cwpresources.co.uk/resources/sre_pri/. The focus in Year 6 is: puberty, relationships and reproduction. We will also begin our Heartstart programme which will focus on what to do in emergencies such as cardiac arrest. Additionally, we plan to do some secondary school transition work with our Place2Be project manager.
Children will be learning all the vocabulary related to animals and their habitats in Spanish. We will also work on the topic, “Los paises y las nacionalidades” (Countries and Nationalities).
PE will be focusing on cricket as well as preparing for Sports Day.
In RE we will be studying Hinduism where we will continue to focus on places of worship and important symbols linked to the religion. We will also continue to compare and contrast religions we have learnt about in more detail.
Trips and Special Events
Mon 25th June – Fri 29th June – PGL
Tues 10th July - 6D Class Assembly
Thurs 19th July – Year 6 production
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.