Year 6

Summer Term



Selkie Class

Teacher and Teaching Assistant: Mel and Martina

Kelpie Class

In English we will continue to focus on reading for meaning and writing in a variety of genres. There will be an emphasis on how to edit and improve work effectively, which will include on-going work on grammar, spelling and handwriting. We will also be further developing debating skills, discussing this term’s motion: ‘This house believes tests should be banned for all primary school children’. Our class books are The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Skellig by David Almond.

In Maths children will continue to focus on problem solving and explaining mathematical concepts.  Each group works at a pace suited to the needs of the children and so may be learning about different topics in the same week.

In Science the children will be learning about classification and evolution within our topic ‘In Darwin’s footsteps’.

In Geography we will be learning about Europe with a focus on water including rivers, lakes and coastal areas.

In Art and Design the children will design and make props and for the end of year production. We will also be completing our work inspired by Matisse and exploring the work of summer’s Artist of the Term.

In Music the children will be learning songs and preparing for the end of year show.

In P.S.H.C.E. we will be focusing on keeping safe and continue to work on coping with change and preparing for the transition to Secondary School. We will also be covering the SRE curriculum.

The use of ICT will run through the curriculum.

In P.E. children will be learning how to play Rounders and learning Dance with Danielle in preparation for the end of year production. They will also be practising their Athletics skills in preparation for Sports Day. During their school journey at PGL, the children will be participating in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges.

Please note that P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays for both Year 6 classes.

Children are expected to have a P.E. kit comprising a separate change of weather-appropriate clothing: t-shirt, shorts, tracksuit bottoms, trainers/plimsolls. Children without this kit will not be allowed to participate for health and safety reasons and will complete theoretical work associated with P.E. If there is a valid reason, please ensure your child brings a letter to school.

This term the Enabling Enterprise skills we will be focussing on are: Leading and Problem Solving. The children will take part in the Enabling Enterprise project ‘Big Business Challenge’. They will put their enterprise skills into action as they set up their own in-school business venture.

We will continue our Rights Respecting School work. The current article is Article 24: The right to food, water and medical care.