Welcome to Year 6!
It is hard to believe that the children have reached their final term in Primary School. We have got so much planned for them this term with it culminating in their Leaver's Production at the end of the term (dates to be confirmed) and the Leaver's Assembly on Tuesday 23rd July.
The children have been working incredibly hard and after Easter will be revising in preparation for their SATs which will take place week beginning 13th May. The timetable for the week is as follows:
The first half term we will be focusing on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling. The children will design their own beasts and write non-chronological reports about them which will create a class book. Over the Easter holidays, the children were set the task of making their own beast (these will be displayed in the classrooms and the school office.)
Our DT project is fairground rides and the children will visit the play area at Fleming Park where they will investigate the different equipment and how it works. This, with their learning about electricity in Science this term, will help them to design and then make their own fairground rides. The children will write persuasively about their fairground rides and present them in the style of Dragon's Den to see who would be interested in investing in them. The best fairground rides will be awarded a prize!
After May half term, the children will be learning about Macbeth by William Shakespeare and will participate in an exciting workshop on Monday 3rd June by the Sky Blue Theatre Company. This will be a fantastic experience for the children, completing drama workshops with professionals to investigate the play in further detail. In Literacy, the children will investigate the play and write their own play-scripts as well as biographies about William Shakespeare. The children will create animations in computing based on Macbeth.
In Maths, children will be revising in preparation for SATs. Following thes tests, the children will focus on algebra and using maths in worded contexts. Remember to encourage your child to continue to use Times Table Rock Stars to gain speed in their recall of times tables.
Swimming will resume this term and the other PE sessions will focus on athletics and cricket. As a reminder, ALL children whould have their PE kits/swimming kits in school every week ready for their lessons and these should be clearly labelled.
Peregrine will swim on a Monday afternoon.
Osprey will swim on a Tuesday afternoon.
This term we will be learning about rainforests for our topic. In Spring 1 our focus is on 'Natural Disasters within the Amazon Rainforest', while in Spring 2 our focus is 'From Cacao to Chocolate'.
This learning will culminate in an exhibition of our learning at the end of the term, including our art work and DT puppets.
The children will start their topic by researching a secret rainforest and creating information texts based on it. During the topic, the children will also learn about dangers and threats to the rainforest, including animals and plants within the rainforest. They will perform their own musical compositions to represent the rainforest.
In Literacy, the children will be reading 'The Jaguar Trials' by Ruth Eastham. They will use this book to infer about the main characters, as well as writing their own 'Trial'.
In Maths, the children will be learning about percentages and how to solve problems with these. They will also learn about ratio, algebra and statistics. We will also spend time revising key concepts such as place value and the four operations.
Important Days of the Week
This term, we have outdoor P.E. on a Tuesday (both classes) as well as indoor P.E. on a Friday (both classes).
For their P.E. lessons, children will need a white P.E. t-shirt, black, grey or navy P.E. shorts or jogging bottoms, and appropriate footwear (trainers or plimsolls).
Revision guides will be handed out soon and will be collected periodically throughout the term. Children should be consolidating their learning in lessons (which the teachers will guide them to) as well as continuing to revise other areas - remember to speak to us if there is something you are not sure about and need extra help with!
Children will be receiving homework weekly. This will be set on a Thursday and will need to be returned on a Tuesday. The homework will help the children consolidate what they have been learning in class and will consist of reading, spellings and maths.
SATs revision booster groups have already started - thank you and well done to those children who continue to attend.
* TBC - SATs information meeting for parents
* Monday 1st April - Rainforest exhibition to parents - 2pm-3:15pm