Year 6

Beech Grove Primary School
Year 6
Summer Term 2022

Head Teacher Message
Happy sun shine days everyone and welcome to summer term 2022. The time has raced by since the children started the new calendar year in January with lots of Covid related absences along the way for both staff and children! The spring term was certainly a challenging period indeed for the school in that respect. However, in true Beech Grove fashion we all stuck together as one big family and got through these trying months. As we’ve always said. Together we can get through anything!

On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Easter break and hope that summer term 2022 is a good one for our whole school community.

As Head teacher of your school, I continue to be so proud of all of the children and the way they have started back since returning in September 2021. Their resilience and adaptability remain outstanding.

This term we hope to pick up where we left off before Easter with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to the tremendous hard-working attitude of themselves and the dedicated staff team here at school.

Children’s classroom and corridor manners continue to be amazing which maintains a lovely atmosphere around school. To see the children demonstrating all of those essential ‘Next door neighbour’ qualities of respect, tolerance and kindness on a daily basis is a heart-warming thing to see and brightens up my day. What kind and caring children we have in school. I couldn’t be any prouder of our Beech Grove Family.

This term we will also be hoping for some lovely summer sunshine so that children can make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson time and maybe plant some wonderful summer flowers for us all to enjoy. Especially when it comes to our summer attendance reward ice-cream and ice lolly parties!!

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/phone conversations, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

Please, please, please x10000 keep encouraging your child to read at home. Reading is the key to everything!

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. We can’t stress this enough.
Especially as the children lost so much formal education time during covid. (96% and above is GOOD attendance).
Don’t forget those children who have a 95% and above attendance in school for the term get an invite to their key stage’s attendance parties. This term its ice cream treats and ice lollies in the secret garden. Please help your child achieve this reward.

Here’s to a really positive Summer term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
We are focused on developing our reading and comprehension skills ready for our SATs and 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 letter from an evacuee.

Maths
This term we will be continuing to work on our arithmetic skills daily as well as covering statistics.  We will look, in detail, at reading line graphs and pie charts as well as calculating the mean in statistics. In each lesson, we will also continue to strengthen our reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Science
Science will look at the effects of diet and exercise on our bodies, particularly the heart, and the features that we have inherited from our families.

Topic
Our Topics this half term are Child’s War and ID. During the first 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. In ID we will explore human identity, genetic characteristics, family traits and their own values and beliefs.
Art and Design will also feature, where we will be looking at the artworks of McKenzie Thorpe, Banksy and Picasso. We will be focussing on our painting and drawing skills throughout these sessions.

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 and their upcoming SATs.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:                    Monday 25th April 2022 – Monday 25th July 2022
Half Term:                          Monday 30th May 2022 – Friday 3rd June 2022
May Day Bank Holiday:      Monday 2nd May 2022
SATs week :                         Monday 9th May – 12thMay 2022
Secondary School Transition Week: Various dates – Pupils will be informed of the dates concerning them.