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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 6

Summer Term!

Welcome back! I hope that everyone is feeling refreshed and relaxed and is ready to learn. This term,once again is always a very busy, with SATs, residential visits and end of year productions.

This term in English, we will be spending a large amount of time doing an exciting book topic (the title of which I am going to keep as a secret.) Through this, we will be comparing different texts by identifying similarities and differences and will also be developing our narrative skills. There will, once again, be a huge focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar. The children will continue to have a daily spelling lesson and will often have words to bring home that they are required to learn. Our class reader was incredibly successful during Spring term and even brought some children to tears. This book is not quite finished yet and we will be continuing to read Wonder by R J Palacio and using it to develop our character writing through this term too. 

Once again there will be many speaking and listening opportunities for the pupils through the term as they develop their presention skills in preparation for high school.

In maths, we will quickly complete the year 6 curriculum in order to allow us time to revise before the SATs. We will be covering the poisition and direction and properties of shapes elements of the geometry curriculum. Once this has been complete, our final topic of year 6 is very Maths heavy and will allow the children to apply all of the skills that they have learned into a variety of measuring and comparing activitites (see topics below.)

In science, we will be continuing to revise the whole 6 year curriculum in order to allow me to give the pupils an assessment at the end of it. We will also have more opportunities to develop their investigative skills in order to help with the transition to high school. 

Fairtrade fortnight was extremely well received by the pupils during last half term and the pupils produced some beautiful persuasive writing as a result of this. 

The topics this year have been extremely well received and hopefully the summer term ones will be too. We will be doing a short topic on Inventors and Inventions, before moving on to use the Guinness Book of Records as a stimulus towards the end of the year. Both of these topics promise to be a little more practical and will allow us to cover more elements of the DT, History and dance curriculum. 

Forest School will make a popular return after the SATs have taken place. 

The pupils will continue to have a weekly lesson delivered by Mrs Robinson and they will be working towards earning a national accredited Arts Award. 

Weekly Spanish lesson will continue this term and will be deliverd by Miss Garcia. The children are progressing really well and can now have short conversations with each other. They are currently learning how to explain about their school day. 

PGL is fast approaching and is something that everybody is looking forward to. More details will be given out nearer the time, as will details about end of year productions and presentations. 

The photographs on the website will be updated regularly. 

Homework will be given out on Friday and must be returned by the following Tuesday.

Please be aware that PE is on Friday and Forest School is on alternate Thursdays.

Please see the newsletter below to find out information about this term's curriculum areas.

If anybody has any issues or questions, remember that drop in is after school on Monday, or alternatively contact the school to arrange a more urgent appointment.

Mr P Hindle

Please come back soon!


April newsletter 2017.pdf (PDF 112.8KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 6.pdf (PDF 64.4KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 6.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)