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Year 6

WELCOME BACK TO YEAR 6

 

Summer Term 2021

Welcome Back Year 6! We hope you had a lovely Easter break - we are so pleased to be back with you TOGETHER! You have been through a lot this past year but now let’s focus on making this term, your last term at Thomas Harding, a memorable one! 

6C – Mrs Chahal

6W – Mrs Smith and Mrs Roopra

 

 

 INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRICULUM IN YEAR 6

 

ENGLISH

 

In English this term we be studying some plays by Shakespeare. We will look at the kind of language used by Shakespeare and have a go at performing some of his work. We will also spend some time looking at Narrative Poetry and stories about Refugees. During our whole class reading sessions we will focus on reading skills such as: inference, retrieval, prediction and explanations. In our writing, we will be writing alternative endings for stories and a balanced argument linked to our texts. We will also continue to focus on developing vocabulary, grammar and speaking and listening skills.

  

MATHS

In Maths, we will continue reviewing our learning from lockdown to check that all of the children have retained their knowledge and skills; it is essential to rebuild the children's mathematical confidence in these areas. We will be moving on to ratio and proportion, statistics and properties of shapes.

 

OTHER SUBJECTS

We will continue with our Geography topic - Volcanoes and Earthquakes - where the children will learn about the structure of the Earth and how volcanoes and earthquakes occur. 

 

In Science, we will be covering the following topics:

Animals and Humans – children will about the circulatory system and the function of the heart.

Evolution and Inheritance – children will learn about variation and adaptation. They will examine the scientific evidence from plants and animals that has been gathered to support the theory of evolution.

 

Children will be making sculptures in Art and learning about diversity in our RE lessons. We will also be looking at a significant person from the local area in our History lessons. In DT this term our topic is Food and Healthy eating which links with our PSHE.

 

In PSHE, we will have SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) and more information for parents will follow shortly.

 

READING

Reading is essential for every child's development. Children should read for a minimum of 10 minutes each day. They should fill in their reading records to show that they have read. Parents/Carers must sign the reading record once a week.

 

HOMEWORK

Homework will consist of reading, spellings and times tables. 

 

The usual homework timetable for Year 6 is as follows:

  • Daily reading for a minimum of 10 minutes
  • Wednesday: English and Maths homework is given out and is handed in on Mondays
  • Friday: Spellings are given out. Spelling tests take place on Fridays
  • Topic homework is given out in the form of a TIC-TAC-TOE grid. 

 

PE

6W – Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Tennis and Tag Rugby)

6C – Wednesdays and Swimming on Fridays

 

Please ensure that PE/swimming kits are in on these days. PE kits will be brought home every week to be washed.

 

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