Year 6 Summer 2 2021
Welcome to the second half of the summer term. We hope you had an enjoyable half term and enjoyed the sunshine after such a rainy May.
During this term, year 6 children will develop their grammar skills in their English lessons and, in maths, we will be revising topics following their assessments last term. In science, we will be finishing our topic on animals including humans in which we will learn more about our circulatory system and how to look after our bodies. We will be starting a geography unit about our local region and developing our map skills, and in RE, we will be continuing to explore the big question, ‘What do people believe about life?’ Our art and design unit will be textiles where we will learn to weave using Mayan patterns for inspiration and in the computing lessons will be learning about how to use spreadsheets. We will also be teaching RSE (relationships and sex education) towards the end of the term as well as preparing for the transition to secondary school.
Our PE timetable remains the same with Year 6 taking part in PE on a Monday/Tuesday/Friday morning and Wednesday afternoon (depending on the class) and will develop their circuits and tennis skills. Children should make sure that they have a suitable change of clothes for each P.E. lesson, appropriate for the weather as all lessons will be outdoors. We would remind you that all children should have their P.E kits in school throughout the week. The children will take their kits home on Fridays to be washed. Please also ensure that, particularly in warm weather, children wear sun cream and bring a water bottle to school.
Our homework schedule also remains the same, with homework being set on a Friday and due to be completed by the following Tuesday. The children will have a range of activities to complete including activities set on Mathletics, weekly spellings and a piece of work to be uploaded onto J2. We would also encourage all children to regularly practise both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings using Readiwriter Spelling. We appreciate your continued support in helping your child learn.
Children are expected to read each evening (15 minutes minimum) and to keep a record in their home reading journal. We welcome your support in ensuring your child reads each day. Reading records must be brought into school on Tuesdays and be signed by parents or carers.
As you know, Year 6 will be going on a residential trip to Cuffley Camp on Wednesday 14th July – Friday 16th July. We are very much looking forward to this trip and a letter will follow, closer to the time, with further information, including the time your child needs to be in school on the Wednesday and the pick-up time on the Friday.
Before the half term, the children decided which job they would like in the production and we held auditions for the acting parts. This term, the children will be rehearsing their production and the final performance will be recorded in school. A copy of this recording will be made available so you can watch at home.
The Year 6 Team
Ms Crawford, Mr Eames and Ms Howe
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