Curriculum Notes Year 6 Spring 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the New Year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and we look forward to working with you and your child in 2019. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Spring term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included. 

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.  

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Spring term.

Mathematics

Place Value                                                     Fractions, decimals & percentages

Multiply, divide, add, subtract                         Measures

Problems                                                         Handling Data

Properties of Number                                     Shape and Space

Previous SATs papers                                    Solving a range of word problems

English

Reading comprehension                                 Narrative writing linked to Beowulf

Non-chronological reports                              Arguments and persuasive writing                

Newspaper reports                                         Poetry

Science

Electricity                                                        Evolution & inheritance                                  

Geography                                                    

none this term

History

Vikings

ICT

Using a range of programmes to present information from other topic areas

Developing websites

E-safety – reporting abuse and cyberbullying

Art

Viking related Art

Design Technology

Design, make and evaluate fairground ride models

RE

Buddhism

 PE

Ball and invasion games, golf, gymnastics and dance

Music

Continue to develop rhythm, melody and harmony, learn songs linked with the school production

French

French lessons during PPA time on Thursdays

Equipment

Children will need to bring their PE kits in on a Mondays & take it home with them on a Friday.  Please ensure that all PE kit and other clothing is named.  PE is usually on Tuesday and Friday.

If possible could you make sure that your child has the following:   

            Berol handwriting pen or fountain pen

            Pencils                        Ruler                           Crayons

These and other items may be borrowed from school if they are forgotten.  Ink erasers and tippex in any form are not allowed. Children should also be responsible for bringing in and taking home their water bottles regularly.

Homework

Monday           Spellings and times tables

Tuesday          Maths

Wednesday     Topic

Thursday         English

Friday              Reading challenge (reading three times per week)

Occasionally there may be French homework.

Each piece of homework is expected to take about 45 minutes to complete.  Maths will be differentiated by sets.  English and spelling will be in classes but differentiated where appropriate.  Homework is due back  one week after it has been set, unless otherwise indicated in diaries. It follows DfES guidelines and may be in a variety of forms including practical activities, which may need adult support.  If you feel your child is getting too little or too much homework please come in and see us

Homework Diaries: could you please ensure that you sign your child’s homework diary at the end of every week.  They are checked every Monday.  Please use the diary to communicate with us if you wish.

Dinner money

Please pay dinner money via your ParentPay account if possible or put money in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount enclosed on the front.  Cost of dinners this year is £2.30 per day.

Medication

Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date. 

Class information

Parents Evening Thursdays 7th and 12th February. There is a SATs workshop for parents at 9.00 a.m. on Friday 1st February.

Please ensure that all of your child’s PE kit is named and that pumps are the correct size. PE this term will be on a Wednesday and Friday. Could all clothing and belongings please be re-named as names labels do fade and many are becoming difficult to read.
Please avoid booking holidays during in May due to SATs tests. The SATs for Year 6 will take place during the week of 13th to 17th May.

On a Thursday afternoon, while the Y6 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of French and one hour of Music.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.

Mrs Whittaker, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Ilott & Miss Kaur