Year Six Curriculum Newsletter
Spring Term 2017 - 2018
Happy New Year!
Thank you again for all of your generous and thoughtful Christmas cards and gifts I received! I hope you all had a lovely and restful Christmas break.
Thank you for your support and help during the first term of Year Six. The children have had a fantastic start to the year!
We will be continuing with the curriculum which you can view on the Yearly Overview, on the website, and there is a summary of this term’s learning below. Maths and English will have a high priority as we continue work towards the 2018 SATs tests which will be held the week beginning Monday 14th May. Further information and a meeting about the SATs tests will be held on Thursday 8th March at 3:30pm.
Topic (History): our overall topic for this term is World War II.
English: a range of genres, texts and animations will continue to be studied and used as stimuli for both writing and reading. Please discuss with your child on a weekly basis the genre and stimulus we are currently studying and using.
Weekly spelling patterns will be taught and spelling lists will be given to the children to learn.
Maths: position and direction; decimals; percentages; algebra; converting units; perimeter, area and volume, and ratio.
Art: famous fashions
DT: food (celebrating culture and seasonality) and electrical systems.
Computing: Scratch, computing skills and e-safety.
‘We are app designers and planners’ unit will be taught as a block in the summer term.
Music: ‘Exploring lyrics and melody’ and ‘Exploring rhythm and pulse’.
PE: dance, gymnastics and handball
PSHE: ‘Good to be me’ and ‘Going for goals’
RE: Islam and Judaism.
Science: Tonbridge School Science, electricity and light.
The homework timetable will continue as it did in the previous term. Thank you for all of your brilliant homework last term: the effort put into some of your projects was fantastic! Remember, if your child is unable to do a piece of homework then just drop me a small note or speak to me in the morning.
The plan for homework is:
Monday: spellings – these will be tested the following Monday.
Tuesday: maths - due in Friday and to be marked in class.
Wednesday: reading for 30 minutes - own book or directed reading from me. One comment should be written in their homework diary, using the reading prompt to help them. These will be randomly checked the following day.
Thursday: topic – every two weeks the children should complete an activity from the homework task list. They should make sure that this is at least one hours worth of work. They will need to manage their own time accordingly.
Friday: punctuation and grammar – due in the following Tuesday.
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day. If your child is unable to do PE, please supply a written note (or speak to me) as to the reason why. Please note that on colder days they should bring in tracksuit bottoms and a warm top to wear as PE will continue in all weathers! Earrings are to be removed for PE or not worn on PE days if easier. Please ensure all kit is named!
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to another exciting term! J