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Summer

 

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

In Summer 1 our whole school theme is 'Relationships.'  Children will identify when people may be experiencing feelings associated with loss and also recognise when people are trying to gain power or control.  They will explain the feelings they might experience if they lose somebody.  Children will know when to stand up for themselves and their friends in real or online situations.  They will identify strategies to help manage these feelings and situations. 

 

In Summer 2 our whole school theme is 'Changing Me'.  Children will describe how a baby develops from conception through the nine months of pregnancy and how it is born.  They will recognise how they feel when they reflect on becoming a teenager and how they feel about the development and birth of a baby. 

Reading

Children will be sharing, 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. Through this text, they will explore the use of instructions including the grammatical language and structural features.

Through the story of Jumanji, children will explore techniques for building tension and describing settings. They will also be using speech to advance the action and convey character.

 

During school's 'International Week', Year 6 will study India. They will read a range of non-chronological reports, analysing features and structures used by different authors. 

 

Following our mastery approach to comprehension, children will study a weekly text. Each day the children will focus on a particular element: purpose structure and organisation, vocabulary, retrieval or inference. The texts selected, often provide children with opportunities to embed and deepen their learning from the wider curriculum. 

 

In addition to this, children will vote for their preferred class novel, this will provide children with the opportunity to relax and enjoy being read to. 

 

Our expectation is that children read at home every day. Please ensure reading records are signed and in school daily. For additional support with reading at home, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 

 

Writing (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

In the Summer term we will using the BFG to write our own set of instructions. We will be focusing on using: colons, bullet points, sub-headings, headings, adverbials, prepositions, modal verbs and semi colons.

 

Through our exploration of 'Avatar' we will be creating a non-chronological report about a fictional planet. We will focus on using: sub-headings, headings, adverbials, prepositions, semi colons, colons, expanded noun phrases, hyphens, and subordinate clauses. 

 

Through our use and exploration of Jumanji, we will be focusing on using speech to advance the action and conveying character. We will also focus on using expanded noun phrases clearly and concisely to describe a setting.  

 

Through all pieces of writing we will use our plan, write and edit process.

 

Throughout lessons, children are supported and encouraged to reread and improve their own work, accessing texts, dictionaries, thesaurus, handwriting strips and word banks. Our expectation is that children independently proof read for spelling and the full range of punctuation taught throughout KS2. 

 

Handwriting will be taught regularly and children will be supported to develop a neat cursive style. 

Daily spelling lessons will incorporate a variety of strategies for learning letter strings, spelling rules and words. Please support your child to learn the spellings we send home each week. For more information about spellings and handwriting, please visit our, 'Helping at Home', page. 

 

Maths

Following our mastery approach, children explore mathematical concepts using concrete materials, moving to visuals and then to abstract calculations. Children will revisit and build on their understanding of properties of shape, problem solving, statistics and investigations. 

 

Please support your child with their weekly times tables homework, developing their instant recall. 

 

For more information about the calculation strategies we use, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 

Art

We will be developing our skill of using watercolour bleeds. We will then apply these skills to a final independent piece of art work. We will evaluate and refine our skills throughout and then evaluate our final piece of work. This will be done through independent evaluation and peer evaluation looking at how we can improve our work. 

 

 

Computing

Throughout our curriculum, children are encouraged to make safe use of technology to research and present. This term we will be looking at selecting appropriate software for the task for creating a range of digital assets for a purpose. This will include experimenting with video, audio and various presentations.

 

We will also be discussing the definitions of copyright and plagiarism. 

 

For more information about keeping your child safe when using technology, please visit our 'Help at Home' page. 

 

Design & Technology

This term, we will explore examples of different electrical models, carrying out research on how they are programmed. From this we will be designing and creating prototypes for our own moving model. We will apply our computing and design skills using a CRUMBLE board. After producing our model we will then carry out individual and peer evaluation to see how our product could have been improved. 

 

Geography

During this term, we will be carrying out a local area study. We will be focusing on the question 'Is our area fit for purpose?' We will analyse census data; carry out local land use surveys; create and complete questionnaires with the local residents; compile data using pie charts and bar charts and then analyse whether or not our results were reliable.  

 

History

This term we will be carrying out a local history study. We will be researching our local area and how it has changed over time. We will visit local war memorials including the 5 lamps in Waterloo. 

Music

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Physical Education 

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Religious Education 

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Science

Our science topic for this term is Electricity. Within this we will be looking at the different symbols used when designing a circuit. We will focus on series circuits and investigate how variations in components impact the brightness of a bulb or the volume of a buzzer. We will also be using our research skills to analyse the work of different scientists and their contributions to the world of electricity within science. 

 

Spanish 

We will be looking at different sports and learning new vocabulary. We will be forming sentences to describe what we like to play and what we don't like to play. 

Cultural Capital 

As a school, we have planned cultural capital experiences which supplement our curriculum. This term, we will: 

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Homework 

Reading: Our expectation is that children read at home daily. Please sign their reading records and ensure they are in school every day. We believe children of all ages and abilities benefit from being read to. 

 

Spelling: We send home a weekly spelling list. Our expectation is that children use a range of strategies to learn them. Please visit our 'Help at Home' page for a copy of the strategies. We recommend that children spend a little time each day practising their spellings. 

 

Multiplication and division: Again, we will send home a weekly task. However, we recommend that children spend a little time each day practising them. 

 

English/Maths: We will send home alternate English/maths tasks each Friday. This will be due in by the following Friday.  

 

 

For additional information and resources for supporting your child at home, please visit our, 'Help at Home' page. 

Optional Homework Projects 

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Children will be awarded merits for completing these projects and will be given the opportunity to share their work with their class. 

Trips/Events

 

 

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