Curriculum Notes Year 6 Summer 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the last term at Little Sutton Primary School for this academic year.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter holiday. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Summer 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 Summer term.

Mathematics

Revision of all key areas                                 Problem solving, involving reasoning skills

Literacy

Reading comprehension                                Grammar, punctuation and spelling revision

Writing a short story, a formal letter, and other writing linked with other curriculum areas.                         

Science

Healthy living including work on smoking and drugs

Sex & Relationships Education will also be covered this term. As part of the PSHE / Science curriculum Year 6 will be watching the sex education video before the half term break.

If you have any concerns about the talk or if you would like to view the video before it is shown to the children please contact your child’s class teacher.

Planning & carrying out investigations

Light

Geography

None this term

History

Britain since 1948

ICT

Creation of Year book.  Use of iPads to create videos          Create e-safety websites

Art

Linked with modern British artists

Design Technology

Shelters

RE

Appreciating beauty                            Expressing joy

PE

Dance              Rugby             Tennis                         Rounders                    Residential outdoor activities

Music

Music led by Mr Murphy Mary Poppins

Equipment

Children will need their PE kits on Tuesdays & Fridays but we ask that children bring their kits on Monday and take them home on Fridays.  Please ensure that all PE kit and other clothing is named. 

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 to learn

Tuesday          Maths

Wednesday     Topic

Thursday         English

Friday              Reading challenge 

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 into groups.  Homework is usually due in 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.

Thank you for checking the homework diaries; we still have some children who do not regularly have their diaries with them.

Dinner money, trips etc

We ask that you pay for trips and dinner money via ParentPay wherever possible, if you are unable to do this then please put money in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount enclosed on the front. Please note that the cost of a school meal is £2.40 per day.

Medication

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

Class information

Please avoid booking holidays during May due to SATs tests. 

As we are fully aware of the importance of drinking water throughout the day to aid concentration and learning, could you please make sure that your child has their school water bottle with them each day.

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.

Dates for your Diary                                     SATs week -May 13th to 17th

Residential trip                                                Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June

Mary Poppins performances                          Tuesday 25th – Thursday 27th June

Sports Day                                                      Friday 28th June

Secondary Schools Induction Day/s              3rd July – check with your child’s school

Drayton Manor Park                                       Tuesday 9th July

Open Parents Evening                                   Thursday 11th July 4.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Filming Leavers DVD                                     Tuesday 16th July

Y6 Leavers Assembly                                     Thursday 18th July

There will be a meeting for parents on Tuesday 21st May about the Residential trip at 8.30 a.m. in Y6EW

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year. 

Mrs Whittaker             Mrs Murphy              Miss Kaur                   Mrs Ilott