Topics covered in Year 6 Summer Term 2019
This term, we will be reading and exploring various literacy genres: stories, formal/impersonal writing, narrative and plays and persuasive text. We will focus on identifying the key features of the different genres; we will explore characters and settings and focus on different methods of planning for effective writing.
We will be revising areas of work previously covered leading up to the SATS. This will include specific topics such as conversions and 3 D shapes. The children will also work through past test papers. After the tests, the children will work on investigative and problem solving tasks. Thy will explore and investigate mathematical formulae and patterns, including the work of mathematicians such as Fibonacci and Brahmagupta. The children will complete project based assignments that will require them to use and apply their mathematical knowledge in practical contexts.
We will be exploring ‘Properties of Light’. In this topic, children will learn to describe how light travels and how shadow is formed and we will carry out investigations and predict outcomes. We will also explore different body systems though the topic of ‘Animals including humans’.
In history, children will be studying ‘Anglo-Saxons and Vikings’. In geography, we will be looking at Rivers/Mountains.
This term we will be focussing on conducting research into the potential market for their app; using an online survey together with interviews or focus groups; collecting and analysing data of a survey; planning and running interviews as well as presenting findings.
We will be planning and designing landscapes and fairground rides as well as making aircraft.
We will continue studying Buddhism and we will study about Pilgrimage in different religions.
We will continue with music lessons from the Brent Music Service focussing on ‘Samba Drumming’.
P.E. is on Tuesdays and our topic is games.
The children will be working on two new topics: Relationships and Changing me.
Our topic will be “My Holiday’ in which we will be learning vocabulary and phrases relating to places of attraction. We will also learn conversational skills and we will revise expressing opinions.
Homework will be set on Friday and is to be returned on Monday. Spellings will be tested on daily basis. Other homework tasks may given out during the week and are expected back the following day.
Bug Club & Mathletics
Children have access to the ‘Bug Club’ online reading resource and they have been provided with own login and username. Children also have access to Mathletics- an educational website specialising in the improvement of pupils’ mathematical skills.
Please encourage your children to access both resources to develop their reading and mathematical skills.
Daily reading and reading journal
Please ensure your child reads on daily basis (including the weekend) for 20-30 minutes. Try to encourage them to read to you, even though they might think they are old for it! Your child is given a reading journal and we encourage you to write him/her a question based on their reading. The question could be about what happened in the story or could be a creative activity such as designing a poster to promote the book; writing a short poem or creating a cartoon strip. We are looking forward to your support and co-operation.
Allergies or Medical Issues
Please inform the office if your child suffers from any allergy or has any medical concerns.
Thank you for your continuous support and co-operation.
Mrs N Barouma