“The school is a shining example of Christian love and care"
“The school is a shining example of Christian love and care"
Mrs Heaney

Summer  Term 1     Newsletter            Class 6   

Mrs Althorpe, Mrs Chowns and I would like to welcome you to the start of a new term. Within this leaflet you will find out about the themes we will cover up until June. I hope your child will have a productive and enjoyable time in my class this year. If you have any questions or queries about anything to do with your child’s time at school this term, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Theme- What were the effects of Tudor exploration?

Children will have the chance to learn about the Tudor family before investigating what life was like at sea for Tudor sailors, why explorers went overseas, what they brought home and who they fought on their way, as well as learning about some of England's most famous explorers, such as Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh.

Mathematics In Maths the children will read, write and order numbers. Add and subtract numbers mentally and using column methods. Know the multiplication facts for all times tables. Use units of time and relationship between them. Understand and use money notation £, p. Identify angles, lines of symmetry. Use and interpret numerical data in lists, tables and graphs to solve problems.

English The children will continue to read at their own level, and will have the opportunity to change their books daily if required. Reading checks will be carried out on a regular basis, and the skills children are developing will be reinforced throughout the curriculum. They will be encouraged to speak clearly and listen carefully to others, as well as participate in group discussions.  They will regularly share a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books.

Please continue to support your child with reading, as well as practicing spellings and doing homework at home.

Science Why do we need to know about evolution and  inheritance?

Children will be thinking about characteristics passed from one generation to the next and how species have adapted to suit their environments. It goes on to explain the process of natural selection, and how our understanding of the process of evolution has developed over time thanks to the work of scientists and palaeontologists.

ART/DT How to draw a perfect landscape?

Children will use a viewfinder to find interesting features and views of a local area, then will  go on to study the work of some of the most famous landscape artists and how they use perspective to give a sense of depth to their work.

PE – Swimming ( every Wednesday), PE lesson on Thursday.

MUSIC Exploring rhythm and pulse ICT Developing a simple mobile phone app

RE How our beliefs and actions help in the world? This unit enables pupils to learn about the work of two major faith - based charities, Islamic Relief and Christian Aid.  They will develop their understanding of the impact of religion in the world and consider important questions of justice and fairness, thinking for themselves.  They will have opportunities to develop attitudes and opinions of their own and to consider key beliefs and teachings in Islamic and Christian traditions.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.50-09.00

Registration/

Morning work

Registration/

Morning work

Registration/

Morning work

Registration/

Morning work

Registration/

Morning work

09.00-10.00

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

10.00-10.30

Worship

Worship

 

       Worship

Worship

 

Star of the week  Worship

10.30-11.15

Grammar

Comprehension

Maths

RE

 

Times tables test, spelling test, new spellings

11:15-11:30

B

R

E

A

K

11.30-12.30

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

 

12:30-13:30

L

U

N

C

H

13:30-14:30

RE

Science

Swimming

ICT

Topic

14:30-15.20

PSHE

 

 

PE

 

PSHE – Go-Givers -Improving life chances and benefit system

 

 

Reading

Your child will be reading daily in class through different subjects. However, an adult will listen to your child read at least once a week.  Please ensure you listen to your child read as often as possible during the week and note in their reading record that you have done so. Encourage your child to talk about what they have read

Please ensure your child brings their reading book into school every day.

Spellings

Your child will come home with a new list of spellings on a Friday which they need to practise each day.  Please encourage your child to read, sound out and write the words carefully. They will be tested on the following Friday.

P.E.

PE is a core subject and every child is expected to take part in these lessons.  Our lessons will take place on a Thursday and Wednesday(SWIMMING). Please ensure your child has their PE kit: black or navy shorts, plain white or blue school t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers in school for these days and that earrings have been removed . (We are not allowed to remove them.)

 

 

Important dates

w/s 14th May -SATs week

 

St Mary's Church of England VA Primary Academy
Fuller Street  
Kettering

NN16 0JH

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