Year 6

Summer Term Topic

Welcome to the Summer Term!

It is hard to believe that Y6 have reached their last term at our school! We’ve got a busy time ahead with SATS and Confirmation and I know that the time will fly! This term the children will be busy researching the lives of saints to select the name of a saint who will inspire them in their future lives.

As this term is such a busy one, we have decided to carry on with our ‘Crime And Punishment’ topic.  The children have really enjoyed the work we have done so far and there is still much to learn! Here is a taster of what the children will be learning about:

  • Crime & punishment during the Victorian period
  • History of the police force
  • Papier-mâché art work

In Literacy we will continue to study Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed so far. Not only will it help develop children’s reading skills, it will continue to provide an engaging stimulus to improve their writing skills.  .

This term we will also preparing the children with their transition to their new high schools.  This is a big step for them and we will make sure that they are ready for the new challenges ahead.  We’ll all be very sorry to see them leave! They have been an excellent class and are wonderful role models for the younger children of our school.

Year 6 Summer Term Newsletter

Spring Term Topic

Welcome to the Spring Term!

Our Topic this term is CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, where we will explore a range of crimes and punishments from the Medieval times through to the Tudors, Victorians and up to present day. The children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cross-curricular activities, here is a taster of what they will be learning about:

  • Methods of punishment through British history
  • Molly Leigh ‘the witch’ and the Pendle Witch Trial
  • Criminal investigations and forensic techniques
  • Dick Turpin – The Highwayman
  • Robert Peel and the police force

In Literacy we will continue to study Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’ , which the children have thoroughly enjoyed so far. Not only will it help develop children’s reading skills, it will continue to provide an engaging stimulus to improve their writing skills.

Of course this term we’re off to Stanley Head for a fun packed week of team building and cross curricular activities such as: crate stacking, high ropes challenge, archery, rock climbing, map reading and walking.  The children, we are sure, will come back refreshed, energised and ready for the challenges ahead!

SATs preparation is a priority this term and we know you will support your children by making sure that they have:

  • completed and returned their homework on time
  • practicedtheir times tables and related division facts
  • read for at least 15 minutes every day

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have any concerns or issues we look forward to discussing your child’s progress at parents evening on Wednesday 6th March or Thursday 7th March 2019.