Welcome to Summer 1, an exceptionally busy term as we really get stuck into our SATs preparation and revision. We will, however, still be making a start on our Summer term topic, Marvellous Monarchs, a history topic with a focus on the Tudors and Stuarts!
We look to our oldest children to continue to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude; as always, there will be ever more opportunities to demonstrate their increasing responsibility in their final term. We have lots of exciting learning and we hope that all the children will enjoy our topic.
As mentioned, our new topic is ‘Marvellous Monarchs, a History-based topic, where we will be investigating the Tudors and Stuarts, looking at the amazing changes, events and discoveries from that fascinating era.
As readers, we will be researching a variety of non-fiction, factual texts, in preparation for the tests in May.
As writers, we will reports and biographies – continually refining and improving our grammar, punctuation and presentation.
As mathematicians, we will be revising all topics as we lead up to the SATs tests. Once day a week, we will be focussing purely on arithmetic skills, and on another, our reasoning skills.
As scientists, we will consider how Science changed in the times of the Tudors and Stuarts.
As Geographers, we will be looking at the ‘New World, discovered by explorers in the time of the Tudors and Stuarts.
As amateur sports people, we will be developing a variety of skills through team games, looking at teamwork and tactics, and we will begin to develop our athletic skills as the term progresses and the weather (hopefully) gets better.
As users of I.C.T., we will continue to develop our skills with coding and look to refine our research skills.
As artists, we will be refining our sketching skills and producing portraits.
As responsible citizens, we will consider our environments and how we can care for them. We will consider our responsibilities.
As the weather improves, we will undoubtedly still have a few damp days so please ensure that the children have appropriate P.E. kit, such as tracksuit bottoms, for their outdoor learning. As always, they will need their black shorts and white T-shirts for all other sessions.
Thank you again for all your support. Summer 1 is always a very challenging term. Year 6, as always, will rise to that challenge!
Mr. Thomas and Mrs Stent