This half term is an important one as it is when we get the chance to show exactly what we can do, and how much progress we have made since September. Our teacher is Miss Hill, and our teaching assistant is Miss Worsey, who is new to the school but is doing a brilliant job at supporting the children in their learning. English and maths lessons will be focused on end of year attainment, while containing as much of our theme learning as possible.
Our theme for this half term is called a Time to Shine and is based around British music history from the Beatles to the present. We will look at how different generations view each other, how life has changed in recent history and how it continues to change. We will also look forward to taking our SATs tests, and focus on relaxation, mindfulness and how to get the best out of our brains during the tests. In maths we will continue to work through our revision programme. Please keep on learning times tables at home, as they really are the key to speedy maths calculations. In PE, Mr Kay will continue to teach us rugby, and some of us will represent the school in tag competitions. We will also start to hone our athletics skills. Our science learning will be about planning and recording a science investigation properly, and I will bring some lambs' hearts in for those who like biology! In RE we will look at Pentecost and the Holy Spirit, and invite Daya in to teach us about how to behave in a Sikh Gurdwara when we go to London.
Y6 homework is now based on revision books. A list of dates and requirements has come home with your children already, and there is also a copy on this page. There will be a creative homework grid too - this is purely optional and designed to enable the children to explore their class theme creatively should they wish to. Revision homework is not a test - it is so that the children and I can see what they need to be taught next. If your child cannot complete a certain aspect of the revision book, please write a note in their communication book and we will go over it in school. Above all do not worry!
4th May - Daya visit
14th - 18th May SATs Week
21st - 23rd May London Residential
24th and 25th May school closed INSET