Mrs Summers and Mrs Vickers
Summer 1 Theme – The Great UK Geographical Challenge!
Welcome back after the Easter break!! Over the next few weeks we will all be working hard to cover any remaining areas in maths as well as revising any areas of need in Maths and English in preparation for SATs! It will be hard work but will be worth the effort! As we have explained to the children, the tests are nothing to worry about – the important thing is that they apply themselves well over the next few weeks so they help themselves to be in a position to work confidently and achieve their potential in the tests.
In English children will be developing their writing skills across different genres, including narrative and non- fiction using the picture book ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan as a stimulus as we did not get to start this last term. The focus will also be on editing and publishing as we encourage children to be critical of and improve their work. Children will be focussing on the key criteria they need to demonstrate consistently in their writing to be a Year 6 writer!
In Maths we will continue to develop skills across the whole Curriculum with a focus on applying their mathematical knowledge in reasoning and word problem solving. We will be revisiting algebra, formulae and linear number sequences, looking at diameter and radius in shape, revisiting fractions, factors and multiples as well as looking at volume and fractions, decimals and percentages. These will be both in Maths lessons and extra SATs revision lessons on Monday and Wednesday afternoons too.
Our theme this half term is “The Great UK Geographical Challenge!” where children will learn about geographical and social features of 6 key areas of the UK, focussing on a specific area in their group to conduct an in-depth research. At the end of this unit we will be publishing a quiz challenge for parents so we hope you can take part in this!
PE will continue to be on Thursdays and Fridays, but children should have their PE kits in school at all times. The focus for this half term will be cricket and athletics.
Home Learning: Schofield and Sims books should be brought in on Thursdays for marking. SPAG will be set over the weekend on spag.com to be completed for the following Thursday. As well as this children will be given their reading SATs practice paper on a Monday to be brought back in so that we can go through it together on the following Monday. Please continue to encourage your child to read daily at home – the more practice they have, the more fluent and confident readers they will become.
Thank you for your support in all these areas! If you have any questions regarding this letter or your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me.