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Marlbrook Primary School

Welcome to the Year 6 Page!

Welcome back to school for this exciting Summer Term! Here is all the information about the exciting learning and plans we have in store for the term ahead:

English

 

This term, we will be reading Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell which is aspell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea. We will be writing a variety of genres linked to this story including narratives and poetry.

In spelling, grammar and reading we will be recapping everything we have learnt in Key Stage 2 ready for our SATs assessments in May.


Maths

This term, we will also be revising everything we have covered so far this year ready for our SATs assessments. This will include work on number, geometry and data handling.  We will also focus on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will revise these areas by completing fluency tasks and then we will apply our knowledge through various reasoning and problems solving tasks. Times tables knowledge is still a key element to mathematical success and we will be including this in our daily teaching

 

 

  • Our history topic this term is about the Windrush Generation. We will be learning about the people who came to Britain on the Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to help rebuild Britain after World War II.  We will examine how the Windrush pioneers were treated when they arrived in Britain and also how their legacy contributed to our multi-cultural society today.

 

  • In geography will be learning map and orienteering skills. This will include using coordinates, a compass and reading a variety of maps.

 

  • In science, we will be learning about Evolution and inheritance.  We will explore the work of Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection We will also learn how living things have changed over time, how fossils are formed and how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.

 

  • This term’s values are ‘Appreciation’ and ‘Imagination’, which will link to our PSHE curriculum. With these key values, we will be learning about important cultural and social issues that might be faced in the wider world.

 

  • This term we will be rehearsing and performing our end of year play. The title of the play will be a surprise that will be announced nearer the time, however we know that the children will love sharing their drama, dance and musical skills with you.

 PE

Please make sure your child has the appropriate kit (i.e. black shorts, white top, trainer etc) in school each week – bringing it home to be washed at the weekend.

 

6C – Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)

6LM – Monday (indoor) Thursday (outdoor)  

6SM – Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)

 

Please ensure that children have appropriate footwear for these sessions to avoid any injuries.

Homework 

Each week, we will set work of English, Maths, Times Tables and Spelling to support learning in class.  This will all be set as paper copies and will need to have been submitted by the following Friday. 

 

We are looking forward to our last term with the children and we hope that they will enjoy their last few months of learning at Marlbrook before the head off to secondary school. If you have any concerns, please feel free to pop in and see any of us.

 

Mr Morgan, Miss Caldicott and Miss Morris.