Year 6

longterm-year6Year 6 Team Summer Term 2 2017

Year Group Staff List:
Upper Key Stage 2 leader    Mrs James

Kestrel Class – Mrs Comben
Falcon Class  – Mrs James
Harpy Class  – Mr Wilson
Support Staff – Mrs Ogden, Mrs Khaled and Mrs Patel.

 

A note from the team:

We are very sad to be entering the final term of the children’s time here at Southfield but luckily this term will be very exciting for them with a lot of things to look forward to.

I’m sure you will have heard by now that we have begun practicing for our end of year production: ‘We Will Rock You’ and we will continue to do so throughout the term. Auditions have taken place, speaking parts have been given out and everyone has been given a booklet of songs. You will receive letters nearer the time about the final shows and we hope you can all come to celebrate the hard work and dedication that they are putting into it.

We also have our residential to Kingswood coming up this month and the children who are going are very excited. There will be a number of transition days coming up too (dates will depend on the secondary school your child has a place at) and we will be celebrating the finish of their time at Southfield with a Leaver’s prom.

Homework
Throughout the year, the children have worked very hard towards SATs, especially when it comes to homework with many having class homework and booster homework too. As a result, now the exams are over, we would like to give them a well-earned break, therefore the only homework they will have this term is their reading homework (there is still time to earn more RED awards before they leave us!) and we also ask that they practice and learn their lines and songs for our school production.
Reading: Children are expected to read every day at home. Please can you support us in this by listening to your child read whenever possible or asking them questions about what they have read independently.

P.E days
Kestrel Class will need their P.E kits on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Falcon Class will need their P.E kits on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Harpy Class will need their P.E kits on Tuesdays and Fridays.

General:House

  • Please make sure that all clothes and belongings are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school all week, containing; t-shirt, shorts and trainers.

Values:

Our Values for June and July are Fairness and Tolerance so we will be learning about the importance of these values and the children will try to identify when they or others have shown these values.

Subjects

Education BoyNumeracy
Children will continue to follow the Maths curriculum and we will use our assessments to look for areas of the curriculum that children need more practice with. We will also do some more practical based Maths and make use of ICT in their learning.

Literacy
Our Talk for Writing topics this half term are: Quest stories, which will involve organising their writing into chapters, and persuasive writing.

ICT
Children will continue to develop their Information and Communication Technology skills by exploring and experimenting with the program ‘Scratch’. They will also make use of ICT across the curriculum.

Topic
Our Creative Curriculum topic this term is entitled “Home Sweet Home”. Within this topic we will continue to read the book ‘Refugee Boy’ and some of our topic work will be linked to the events and characters in the book.
We will also be looking at the ancient Mayan civilization, exploring where and when it was and how the people there lived. . In Science we will be looking at Evolution and inheritance. Children will explore the feeding relationships between animals and plants. We revisit the use of keys for identifying living things in the environment and study different habitats around the world.

Games
This term the focus is on athletics. Children will be taking part in a variety of track and field events including sprinting and shot putt.

Gym / Dance
Indoor P.E lessons will take place on a weekly basis. This half term children will be learning about different types of dance. This topic looks at how children use their bodies to move in time to a rhythm. They will be encouraged to think about their presentation and will finally learn to work with a partner to share ideas and movements. This will lead to a final performance to the class.

PSCHE
Our focus this half term is Changes and we will be looking particularly at the move to secondary school and how the children might be feeling about it. We will also look at our changing bodies and sexual relationships (a letter with more information about this will be sent out nearer the time).

Music
In year 6 children will continue to receive wider opportunity music lessons from Luton Music service. They will begin to learn to play the cornet and within these lessons they will be reading music and exploring rhythm.

RE
Children will continue to study the lives and actions of Humanists and Christians.