Year 6

Summer Term 2018

Year 6 children are now 4 weeks away (as of the 1st day of term) from their SATs exams. We have a busy few weeks ahead of us during which we will cover the last little bit of the Maths Curriculum involving Geometry, as well as revising our Grammar, Spelling and Reading strategies. The children all seem in fine spirits - relaxed yet focused - and here at Lena Gardens we will continue to support them to work hard, draw on all that they have learnt and do the very best that they are capable of. 

The SATs are not our only focus, however; we will be writing free verse poetry and explanation texts based on our whole school topic: The World Around Us. For these, the children will be inspired by two beautiful picture books, which explore the different habitats and biomes of our world: The Wonder Garden (Kristjana S Williams) and Wild World (Hvass & Hannibal). These are fantastic books both for learning about our planet and living species, and for just browsing and enjoying the amazing illustrations.

Tying in with the topic, Year 6 will learn to locate, identify and understand the world's countries, environmental regions and key physical and human features. For science, they will describe how all living things are classified into broad groups based on their shared characteristics. Finally, as part of our ongoing Enterprise Academy, the children will be exploring the life-cycle of clothing and the impacts of each stage on the environment and people's lives. They will design and create their own piece of clothing and then organise and present a live fashion-show to show off what they have achieved.

A busy and demanding - but exciting - half-term, I'm sure you'll agree!

The Year 6 Medium Term Plan can be downloaded HERE.

Reminders:

  • PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays – please make sure you have the full kit.
  • Homework will go out on Thursday and must be returned on Tuesday.
  • Children should be reading for 20 minutes each night – either to themselves or aloud to an adult. They must bring in their signed reading record EACH DAY. They also need to be practising their weekly spellings and times tables on a regular basis. Could you please make sure this is happening and that all children are ready for their weekly spelling test which takes place on a Wednesday.