Year 6 Curriculum

Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year 6!

We are now in the final term of primary school although the goodbyes haven’t started just yet: we’ve got lots of exciting things to do first! From showing off all of your hard work (despite recent challenges) during the SATs week, to a special trip at the end of the half term, we are going to have an amazing time!

We would also like to welcome Miss. Morrice to the Year 6 team as the new teacher for 6RO. I’m sure you will give her a warm welcome to the Wheeler family.

The Summer term is still packed full of fantastic lessons and opportunities which will allow us to develop skills in areas such as humanities, the arts and religious/social studies. We will also be spending our time in the first two weeks practising our Maths and English skills in preparation for the end-of-year SATs.

This term, our topic is ‘Time Warp’. Within this topic there will be a focus on transition and how to cope with the new and exciting challenges which we will face at secondary school. We will also conduct an independent, child-led study on comparing two localities, in Geography. We will apply all of our map-reading skills and locational knowledge to this project.

We will have transition meetings with secondary schools and the children will also go to their schools for a week at the end of the term, in July.

After SATs, we will also begin to rehearse our end-of-year production.

Reading, Writing and Maths continue to be key subjects in Year 6 and are the foundations for all of the other subjects. We begin the term revising for the end-of-year SATs. Across Literacy, we will be exploring the text ‘Darwin’s Dragons’ as our key driver for developing our reading and writing skills.

Year 6 now have their PE lessons on a Monday (6K) and a Tuesday (6RO), so please make sure your child has appropriate footwear and a water bottle. Weather dependent, we will be enjoying our PE lessons outside for this term.

We really love to hear about all of the exciting books, non-fiction text and poetry your children read at home and welcome any comments from the children, parents or carers about what has been read. The expectation of reading a minimum of three times a week has an excellent impact on reading stamina and creative writing in school.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of the exciting achievements that we make over the next term.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

The Year 6 Team.

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