Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 6
What have Year 6 been up to recently?

‘Historical flamboyant figures: Daring, brave or reckless? '

 

English: Our initial stimulus will be Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman. The rich and dramatic language in his writing will provide a fantastic platform for the children to really showcase their use of higher level vocabulary and writing skills, through genres such as, descriptive writing, recounts, 1st person diary entries and precis.

Art: Using the highwayman imagery the children will also explore sketching, drawing, tone and colour mixing as they create pictorial representations of our historical figures. We will move on to explore the notorious character of the famous highwayman Dick Turpin.  Later in the term, this will link to our Spanish theme as we will be looking at the matadors of Spain when exploring the book ‘Toro! Toro!’ by Michael Morpurgo.

MFL: Mrs Heller will continue to deliver Spanish lessons to all of Year 6 on Tuesday afternoons. Many of our year 6 children will be flying out to Madrid on the 13th June for the chance to experience Spanish culture and practise all the Spanish phrases that they have been learning this year. Those children not going to Madrid will combine together for an exciting week of activities and we are in the process of organising a trip for them which celebrates the ethos of our school.

Geography: In lessons, all children will also explore the geography of Spain to complement their Toro! Toro! unit of work .

Mathematics: We continue with The Maths No Problem Year 6 syllabus as children prepare for transition to the Key Stage 3 curriculum in September.

http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/The-Comedy-and-Tragedy-Masks-acting-204463_489_381.jpg  Music & drama: Excitingly, we also have the anticipation of the Year 6 annual end of year production which children have begun preparing for. As you may know this year we are extremely fortunate to have Mrs MacIlwam’s expertise and the children have been working with her and professional script writers to write and compose their very own P’opera. Casting has been finalised and rehearsals will begin in earnest once the SATs are complete.

Computing: Children will use technology as part of their presentation projects as well using a variety of learning apps. After the SATs, children will be given a presentation project, researching and presenting on a topic of their choice - details will follow in due course.

PHSE: Towards the end of term, children will also complete their learning for the sex and relationship module of the PHSE curriculum. Details for these events and courses will be sent out nearer the time. Learning will also focus on changes and moving on.

Science

Mrs Rayner will also continue to teach Science on Friday afternoons bringing her specialist skills and knowledge.

R.E.

Sikhism and Christianity will be the learning focus with Mr Dix who will continue to teach Year 6 R.E. on Thursdays.

P.E.

Kits (including trainers) should be kept in school at all times. P.E coaching continues on a Friday and the children will have additional PE usually on a Wednesday.

Spanish

Spanish FlagMrs Heller will continue to deliver Spanish lessons to all of Year 6 on Tuesday afternoons.

Work Experience and extra-curricular activities

As term 6 progresses, most children will participate in taster days and meet their new form tutors depending on the arrangements of individual secondary schools. In school, we will also work on transition projects to help prepare Year 6 for the next exciting stage of their school careers. 

Home Learning

 Learning is issued each Thursday and should be returned on the following Wednesday. Spellings are tested on Fridays. All Year 6 children should be reading nightly. Buster Book Club book marks go home on Wednesdays and should be signed off by a parent or guardian and brought back into school every Thursday.

Trips and extra-curricular activities:

Many of our year 6 children will be flying out to Madrid on the 13th June for the chance to experience Spanish culture and practise all the Spanish phrases that they have been learning this year. Those children not going to Madrid will combine together for an exciting week of activities and we are in the process of organising a trip for them which celebrates the ethos of our school.

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