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.
Revision of all key areas Problem solving, involving reasoning skills
Reading comprehension Grammar, punctuation and spelling revision
Writing a short story, a formal letter, and other writing linked with other curriculum areas.
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
None this term
Britain since 1948
Creation of Year book. Use of iPads to create videos Create e-safety websites
Linked with modern British artists
Appreciating beauty Expressing joy
Dance Rugby Tennis Rounders Residential outdoor activities
Music led by Mr Murphy Mary Poppins
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
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.
Monday Spellings to learn
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.
Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.
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