Your child should have brought home a set of revision books before the start of the Easter holidays. Accompanying the books is a timetable of homework (links below).
Your child should be completing the set pages of their revision books daily and bringing in their reading comprehension and punctuation books on a Friday. Please mark the maths together at home using the answers at the back of the book. If your child has particular difficulty with an area of maths, please let me know so I can dedicate some additional time to revising it in class.
Although there are no SATs tests this year, it is important that all the children are as ready as possible for high school, and these books will help them to revise all their learning from across KS2 to ensure the foundations are in place for new learning in September.
The revision books should take no more than 30 minutes per day, and in some cases less than that. Your child should also continue to practice their spellings each day and read for pleasure.
Please continue to learn the words in this booklet. Spelling Activity Booklet.
|12.04.21||prejudice to rhythm|
|19.04.21||sacrifice to system|
|26.04.21||temperature to yacht|
|03.05.21||Revise words from the list that you got wrong previously.|
|10.05.21||Revise words from the list that you got wrong previously.|
|17.05.21||Revise words from the list that you got wrong previously.|
|24.05.21||Revise words from the list that you got wrong previously.|
Waveney Class / Year 6
Summer Term 2021
In English lessons, we will be writing a guidebook to the Kingdom of Benin (this links with our history unit), reading The Wind in the Willows and writing a narrative in the style of the author, and continuing to develop vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, ensuring that these are applied in the children’s everyday writing. The children will have regular spelling and grammar lessons in school, but it is important that they continue to practise their spelling daily at home. See the Homework section below for more details.
In maths, we will revise several topics, including rounding, written multiplication and division, comparing fractions, and converting between units of measure. New topics will include ratio and proportion, drawing and composing 2D shapes using given properties and calculating angles, understanding the parts of a circle, describing and building 3D shapes, and interpreting and constructing graphs and charts, including calculating the mean as an average.
In Science lessons, we will learn about Evolution and Inheritance, including Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
In RE this term, we will be answering the questions: How did Buddha teach his followers to find enlightenment? and What is the great significance of the ‘Eucharist’ to Christians??
In computing lessons, we will be learning about spreadsheets and coding.
In art this term, the children will learn techniques for collage and textiles.
Music lessons will focus on inspirational women working in music through listening, watching videos, composing and creating raps. In the second half term, we hope to be able to consolidate our learning by rehearsing a musical and putting on a show (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).
PSHE lessons will focus on respecting the rights of others and personal safety.
Madame Woodhouse will teach French, focusing on reading, writing and speaking skills.
This half term, we will have one PE lesson on a Monday morning. Since it will not be possible to use the changing rooms, please send your child in their PE on a Monday. Pupils will need to wear trainers and a tracksuit as they will be outside for these sessions.
Pupils with long hair need a band to tie it back and earrings must be removed. Please ensure your child can remove their own earrings independently as covering them with tape will not be sufficient. If they are not yet able to remove their own earrings, please send them to school with no earrings in on the day we do PE.
Year 6 Timetable
Highlights of Last Term
DT - Brazilian Street Food
In DT, the children learnt about Brazilian Street Food. They researched recipes and planned their own version. Their holiday homework was to make their chosen food. What delicious looking results!
The Jungle Book
We studied The Jungle Book in English and in one lesson the children produced posters about the Law of the Jungle based on what they had read.
In RE Lessons we learnt about Brahman and Atman. The children researched the Hindu gods, and chose one to illustrate and write about.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day by creating bookmarks, designing book covers for our favourite books and making masks of our favourite characters. We shared these together in a live Zoom lesson.
Enjoying the outdoors
We made the most our our local area by getting outdoors, and even helping to keep the village clean and tidy.
Our artwork was inspired by Gustav Klimt and his Tree of Life. Gold leaf was a little out of our price bracket, but aluminium foil makes a good alternative!
Mr James Mansell, Class Teacher