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, 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 (Geography/History): We will be comparing people and places. Our work will include a focus on Brazil, looking particularly at the links between human and physical Geography. We will then move on to a more in depth study of our own locality which will include work centred around Clavering village and our class walk.
Our Art will be closely linked to our topic work and the rainforest and our DT will be related more to our own locality as we will be contributing to the development of the outside area at school and making bird tables.
Computing: we will be continuing to improve our skills making full use of the tools in the Word Processing package to create documents suited to audience and topic content. We will also focus on developing 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 will be building on their learning last year to play the ukulele
Key Dates For Your Diary
26th April 3:20pm – SATs information meeting followed by Kingswood information meeting
14th – 17th May – SATs
23rd May – kwik cricket tournament (tbc)
25th May– break up for half term
4th June – children return to school
6th June – rounders tournament (tbc)
8th June – forest schools afternoon
11th June – forest school morning
13th June -archaeology day
17th -20th June – Kingswood Residential Visit
25th June – visit to Houses of Parliament
28th June – Crucial Crew (St Marks)
29th June – forest schools afternoon
10th July – extended Y6 tray day with afternoon tea 2:45pm-4:00pm
9th July – induction days for children transferring to JFAN and SWCHS
11th July – parents evening 5:00-7:30
12th July – sports morning
16th July – proposed Play Leader Celebration Day out (to be confirmed)
19th July -Y6 Leavers’ Assembly 1:45pm
20th July – break up for Summer holidays
As always if you do have any questions or concerns at any time please do come and talk to me after school.