Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Summer Term 2019

Head Teacher Message
Where did the spring term go? The time has flown since children started their new classes in September. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Easter break. Let us hope that the sun keeps its hat on and that term is a good one for our whole school community.

This term we hope to continue with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to their tremendous hard working attitude and the dedicated staff team here at school.
Children’s classroom and corridor manners continue to be amazing which creates such a lovely, warm and caring atmosphere around school. I am immensely proud of all of the children. In fact I think I might just pop, as I am bursting with pride!

We hope to make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson times and maybe plant some wonderful flowers for us all to enjoy (even the ducks!!!). It is wonderful to see our children participating in their outdoor learning. They get so excited and engaged.

Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. (remember x3 a week reading at home is our minimum expectation)

We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development that we can’t stress that enough. (96% and above is GOOD attendance)

On a final note I would personally like to thank you all for the tremendous support you have given me this year as Headteacher. It has meant a great deal.

Here’s to a really positive summer term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
We are really focused on developing our reading and comprehension skills ready for our SATs in May. Writing is still a big focus in Y6, and we have lots of exciting writing opportunities coming our way!

Maths
This term we will be continuing to work on our arithmetic skills ready for our upcoming SATs tests in May.  We will also be looking at data-handling and reasoning when problem solving.

Topic
Our Topics this half term are ID and Darwin. Our focus in ID is what makes us, us! Thinking about our inherited characteristics, fingerprints and DNA, everything that makes us unique.  During Darwin, our focus will be the Creation – exploring different ideas and researching Charles Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery. Art and Design will also feature, where we will be expressing ourselves without words!

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices) All girls and boys will be having a Puberty talk this term where we will carefully address any questions the children may have about hygiene and changes to their body.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:  Tuesday 23rd  April 2019 – Friday 19th July 2019
Half Term: Monday 27th May 2019 – Friday 31st May 2019
PD Days:   Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd July
Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2019
SATs week : Monday 13th May 2019 – Thursday 16th May 2019
Leavers’ Assembly: Thursday 18th July 2019
Secondary School Transition Week: Various dates from July. Pupils will be informed of the dates concerning them.