Class 6 Newsletter – Summer Term 2023
This last term at Primary School will, I hope, be a very special, busy and memorable one. We have an exciting timetable of events in this last term including our residential trip to Kingswood, Norfolk 25th – 28th June and a workshop with Crucial Crewe on Wednesday 14th June. Also, we will be going to Forest School on Thursday afternoons after half term.
English: we will be studying a range of fiction and non- fiction writing, including non- chronological reports, poetry, film narrative and graphic novels 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. Drama, music and play scripts will be a focus at the end of term as we prepare for our production to be performed in our Leavers’ Assembly. We will also reinforce aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation through GPS early morning activities.
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.
Maths: we will reinforce of all areas of the Maths curriculum to develop thinking skills and approaches to problem solving, working logically and systematically, and using and applying Maths
Science: Electricity and Light.
In the topic on Electricity children will: Children will: plan and carry out a series of simple electrical circuit investigations, carry out a series of enquiries that explore the effects of voltage on electrical circuit components, draw a circuit diagram with a summary of the brightness, volume and speed of components within it, investigate and develop a dimmer switch, create a working electrical prototype and identify possible improvements.
In the topic on Light children will: plan and carry out 5 light investigations in response to given enquiry questions, demonstrate and conclude that light travels in a straight line, know that a light source is needed in order to see, demonstrate and describe the movement of light off mirrors, be able to explain that a human shadow has the same shape as the person casting it, explain and demonstrate that light can be bent when it is slowed down and split white light into rainbow colours.
Topic: Geography – Brazil The aim of this unit is to introduce the pupils to the diverse and unique culture of Brazil. Throughout the unit the pupils will be encouraged to compare the geography of Brazil to that of the UK. Pupils will begin by studying the human and physical features of Brazil before placing Brazil in the wider context of the world and South America. They will investigate the many differences between urban and rural Brazil and case study the lives of people living within Rio de Janeiro.
Our work in History will focus on World War II in Europe and the Battle of Britain.
Art: In Art we will be comparing the work of Pop artists their style and techniques and comparing them to Graffiti artists.
DT we will be making models using complex switches linked to our Science work on electricity.
Computing: Information Technology – Media we will be creating an advert linked to our topic and English work. Followed by a unit of Computer Science – Coding where we are AI developers learning about artificial intelligence and machine learning. We will also continue 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 workshop with Crucial Crew.
Forest School: We will start Forest School Thursday in the afternoon. We will walk to the forest and children will need to be collected at 3pm. We will go on Thursday afternoons from 8th June.
Also, there will be a special Forest School with their Reception Buddies in July (date TBC).
P.E.: Athletics, Cricket, Rounders and Swimming (w/c 15.5.23). Please ensure that full P.E. kit (shorts, T- shirt, socks and trainers) are at school. PE will be on Monday and Tuesday.
R.E.: we will be studying the teachings of Islam.
Music: Hip Hop music project and singing units: Happy and You’ve got a Friend.
SATs Week – Please ensure your child has had a good night’s sleep and have breakfast.
Tuesday 9th May – Spelling and GPS.
Wednesday 10th May – Reading Comprehension.
Thursday 11th May – Maths Arithmetic Paper 1 and Reasoning Paper 2
Friday 12th May – Maths Reasoning Paper 3
Results – Tuesday 11th July
Future Events –
Crucial Crew Workshop – Wednesday 14th June
Class Walk date TBC
Picnic with our Buddies in Reception on Jubilee Fields – date TBC
Meeting about residential trip – Wednesday 7th June 3.30pm
Residential trip to Kingswood Sunday 25th – Wednesday 28th June
Class Assembly Friday 23rd June
Leavers Assembly – end of year production – Wednesday 19th July
As always, if you do have any questions or concerns at any time please do phone or email the office to arrange a meeting.