Year 6 – Jazz
Jazz Summer Term!!
As always this term is shaping up to be a really busy one!! We have a lot to get through before the end of the year and the punctuality and attendance of all children is really important.
This term we will be covering the following:
Literacy: we are recapping all text types this term, making sure the children are secure with the features and structure of a variety of non-fiction and fiction text types.
As our class novel we will be reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.
Each Friday we will be doing a Grammar session looking at the different elements that will be tested at the end of the year. These elements are then integrated into their work for the following week, ensuring all children are secure with what they are learning.
We will also visit the library every Friday, please make sure that children bring books in to change. Reading books are sent home every day and should be signed off every time you listen to your child read. It is also important that the children bring books in as soon as they have finished them as they need to be changed promptly.
Homework- this is given out on a Monday afternoon and is due back on Friday mornings- this will comprise of a literacy task, topic related task and often a grammar task. Maths homework is given out separately in maths groups. Although Mathletics is no longer available the children now have Sumdog to complete activities and challenges on and can continue to access Education City.
Maths- we are continuing to work through the units: Counting, partitioning and calculating; Securing number facts, understanding shape; Handling data and measures; Calculating, measuring and understanding shape; Securing number facts, relationships and calculating. Again Year 6 will be recapping all units in preparation for SATs.
Topic- this half term we already started work on a unit of work on Volcanoes, we are combining this with the unit on ‘Holiday Showdown’, looking at the World and gaining a global perspective. We will cover all of the other subject areas through this topic and the children in Avantia have already planned their unit of work according to what they would like to learn and how we are going to cover the necessary objectives. Again the children will be given the opportunity to create their own unit plan which we will then follow.
Next half term we will continue this unit of work and then move onto ‘Around the World in a Polluted Haze’ focusing on the environment and how we can become more environmentally conscious.
Although Science will be covered through our topic the children will also be having revision sessions with Miss Spratt every Friday- this will be both written and practical work.
The Year 5 and 6 children have adapted well to their new afternoon groups and are working really well together to make the most of their learning. Whilst in their afternoon groups all children will continue with ICT and French.
Sports will also be taken during the afternoon by an external provider and children will enjoy a variety of outdoor sports. Children in Avantia group will have the sports coach on Monday afternoons for the whole afternoon; the children in Teribithia will have the same coaching every Thursday. It is extremely important for the children to have the correct kit for these sessions. Jewellery must be removed and hair tied up, it is preferable that earrings and other jewellery does not come into school on the days when they have PE, as there is a chance that it may get lost if in school.
ICT will be covered by looking at basic skills; all children will be taken to the ICT suite and given the opportunity to work on programs including Microsoft word, Powerpoint, Excel, Scratch and the Internet. Just a quick reminder that children are not permitted to use their own USB sticks in the school computers- if your child has done work on the computer please can they print it and stick it into to their homework books. If there are any problems with this please come and see me.
Although SATs will have been completed in the first half term (13th May-17th May), we have still got several exciting events in the Summer term along with a lot of proactive and engaging learning, including a day trip to Englefield Estate (18th June- more information to follow), Longridge (24th- 28th June), the Year 6 leavers production (tbc) and there is also the leavers party at the end of term. Year 6 will also be responsible for a couple of stalls at the Summer Fayre. Mrs Windsor has been kind enough to organise a yearbook in which all of the children can put a photograph of themselves with a few words for the class to keep as a memento.
In the second half of the Summer term we will be involved in the Go Givers challenge, to promote a social conscience and to raise money for a charity the children feel they would like to help. This will be down to the children to decide and plan how they will go about this.
As usual this promises to be a busy and productive term; with your continued support I’m sure we can make it memorable. With the children leaving Pippins at the end of this year I am keen to help the children get the most out of their lessons- to be successful they need to be well rested, have eaten a good breakfast before coming to school and be completing their homework to a high standard and on time.