Class 6 Summer Term Newsletter
This last term at Primary School will, I hope, be a very special, busy and memorable one. The diary is already full with all kinds of activities and events which I will try to outline for you in this newsletter.
English: we begin with revision in preparation for SATs and will be revisiting the full range of fiction and non-fiction writing, including non-chronological reports and classic fiction; we will review and practice all the key features of the different text types, look at spelling patterns and strategies, build on our use of different types of sentence and structures for good effect and perfect our handwriting. We will also focus very specifically on aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Continued reading of quality texts is to be encouraged (at home as well as at school), with discussion to draw out understanding using inference and deduction.
Our work in English after the SATs will look at poetry, song lyrics, film narrative and graphic novels. Drama, music and play scripts will be a focus as we prepare for our end of term production to be performed in our Leavers’ Assembly.
Maths: revision of all areas of Maths will be the focus to begin the term in preparation for SATs, we are also working hard this term to develop thinking skills and approaches to problem solving, working logically and systematically and using and applying Maths.
Science: Electricity and Light
Topic: Our work in History will focus on World War II in Europe and the Battle of Britain. We will then move on to study local Geography which will include a visit to Stansted airport as well work centred around Clavering village and our class walk.
Our Art will focus on still life and observational drawing looking at pattern, perspective, line, tone and shade using a variety of medium. We will include studies of the work of William Morris, Van Gogh and Constable. In DT we will be working with wood and making moving toys with cam mechanisms
Computing: we will be continuing to work on designing our own html web page with hyperlinks and will also develop our skills and understanding to ensure that we are safe in our use of the internet and social media
French: ‘mes passe temps’ and ‘la France et les pays francophones’
P.S.H.E.: We will be looking and differences and discrimination, healthy lifestyles and growing and changing as well as a focus on economic awareness and enterprise towards the end of the term. We will also be attending a number of workshops at Crucial Crew in June.
P.E.: Athletics, Cricket and Rounders. Please ensure that full P.E. kit (shorts, tee shirt, socks and trainers) are in school at all times as our P.E. days may vary slightly this term
R.E.: We will be continuing with our studies of Judaism Music: the children have 2 further flute lessons before moving on to learning to play the ukulele
Key Dates For Your Diary
27th April 3:20pm – SATs information meeting followed by Kingswood information meeting
2nd-5th May – international week
8th – 11th May – SATs
17th May – rounders tournament
24th May – kwik cricket tournament
26th May– break up for half term
6th June – children return to school
8th June – visit to Stansted airport
15th June – Crucial Crew (St Marks)
18th -21st June – Kingswood Residential Visit
29th June – tray day (please take this opportunity to come and share and celebrate all of the hard work your child has been doing in school this year)
11th July – parents evening 3:30-5:30pm
12th July – parents’ evening 5:00pm-7:00pm
10th July – induction days for children transferring to Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport and Saffron Walden County High School
12th July – sports morning
17th July – proposed Play Leader Celebration Day out (to be confirmed)
20th July -Y6 Leavers’ Assembly 1:45pm
As always if you do have any questions or concerns at any time please do come and talk to me after school.