Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Summer Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
On behalf of the staff we would like to thankyou for your fantastic efforts during the Spring Term lockdown due to the global pandemic of Covid19. The way, with your tremendous support that our children accessed their remote learning package via See-Saw was absolutely wonderful to see. You all deserve an even bigger medal than last time!

As you know the school staff worked tirelessly around the clock to provide the children with the high-quality work that they needed.
However, nothing can beat face to face teaching with children learning in a real classroom environment.
So, it gives me ENORMOUS pleasure to welcome you all back to the Summer Term.  Lets all hope that we can finally get back to some sort of normality.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the Easter holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’ since January. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Summer term. Their resilience and hard-working attitude astounds me.
As always, 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 (via the telephone), and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading remains the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
We are really focused on developing our reading and comprehension skills ready for our transition into secondary school. Writing will also continue to be a big focus in Y6 and we have lots of exciting writing opportunities coming our way to allow us to showcase our writing and grammar skills, including a diary entry based on Anne Frank and a story set on our own Darwin inspired island.

Maths
This term we will be continuing to work on our arithmetic skills daily as well as covering statistics and properties of shape.  We will look, in detail, at reading line graphs and pie charts as well as calculating the mean in statistics and we will cover drawing and measuring angles and drawing nets of 3D shapes in our properties of shape lessons.  In each lesson, we will also continue to strengthen our reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Topic
Our Topics this half term are Darwin and Child’s War. During Darwin, our focus will be creation – exploring ideas of evolution and researching Charles Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery. After half term, Child’s war will teach us what it was like to live in Britain, particularly from a child’s point of view, during the war in 1939.
Art and Design will also feature, where we will be looking at the artworks of McKenzie Thorpe.

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.
We will also be continuing to support the children during our weekly Jigsaw (PSHE) sessions and preparing them for secondary school.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:  Monday 12th April 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021
May Day:           Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term:         Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021

Secondary School Transition Week: Various dates – Pupils will be informed of the dates concerning them.