Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Summer Term 2017

Head Teacher’s Message
Hello everyone. Welcome back to the start of the summer term. We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for the children to take part in this term, and we hope to see you to tell you all about you child’s new learning at our Parent Consultation days later this term. Please try your best to come and see the wonderful work that your child produces. Lastly, let’s hope that the sun shines, the flowers the children have planted in our secret garden grow and we all have lots of fun on the school’s Sports Day on July 12th.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
Please continue to support our work at home as we head towards our SATs from the 8th of May.

We continue to extend our writing skills, and looking at making our writing more interesting for our reader. We are using a wide variety of genres to improve our skills, ready to develop our understanding of the writer’s craft. It is a very important time for our writing, so we are also focusing on our handwriting and presentation, and are revising our  Grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. Reading continues to focus on developing our comprehension skills, inference and deduction, ready to meet the demands of our Reading Test.

Maths
Please continue to support our work at home as we head towards our SATs from the 8th of May.

We are learning about how to use our four operations with more complex numbers, including BODMAS and algebra. We are focused on developing our reasoning skills in order to prepare for our tests, and ensuring that we are ready to move to Secondary School.

Topic
Please continue to support our work at home as we head towards our SATs from the 8th of May.

I.D.
Who do you think you are? Are you an extrovert or an introvert, a singleton, a twin or even a triplet? Let’s discover what makes you….you!
From your fingerprints and footprints, genes and DNA, everything is unique to you. So why do you look just like Mum and Dad…or even Auntie Rose? We are going to explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or help to solve a crime! Remember to love being you…Why? Because there’s only one you: you’re one of a kind!

Gallery Rebels
Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone….Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels! Art can be an act of rebellion. Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea? Take up your arms and fight for the cause….Paintbrushes and sketch books at the ready – let’s make art!

Keeping Safe and Healthy
(This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)

Dates for your Diary

Summer Term:                             Monday 24th April 2017 – Friday 21st July 2017
Non-uniform/Superhero Day:    Friday 26th May 2017
Half Term Holiday:                      Monday 29th May 2017 – Friday 2nd June 2017
Sports Day:                                  
Wednesday 12th July 2017
Parent Consultations:                
Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017
SATs:                                            
Week beginning Monday 8th May
Summer Fayre:                            Thursday 6th July 2017