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Year 6 (Jazz) 2023 - 2024

Miss Kang

Mr Khalid

Welcome to Year 6! 

Summer Term 

This term is an important term for our Year 6s. Children will sit their KS2 SATs and start to begin their transition to KS3. 

During the first half term our timetable will be focussed on preparing our students for the SATs tests but we will still continue to teach the curriculum. We will use some time in the afternoons to practice for our SATs this will usually be one or two sessions focussing on reading, SPAG and arithmeticc. 

English

In writing we are reading the book 'The Boy in the Tower,' by Polly Ho Yen. This is the second time the class are reading a book by the same author. The boy in the Tower is about a deeply thought-provoking and thrilling story, dealing with the themes of mental health issues, isolation and a young boy being a carer for his mother.

When the tower block where the family live is under attack by mysterious plants, Ade’s mother’s anxieties mean that the family is not able to flee. Ade watches the plants attack the tower blocks that surround them and the threat is growing closer and closer. He realises that his best friend’s tower block is at risk and he is torn between helping his mother and his best friend. 

Gripping and emotional, this is a greatly exciting and edgy read that will hit the spot for Year 6.

We will continue learning spellings from the Year 5/6 national curriculum list and other words with associated spelling patterns. We will also be learning key terms and vocabulary as we come across them in our learning this half term.

Handwriting will take place everyday to ensure neatness and presentation.

The book that we will be basing our guided reading on this term, 'Grimm Tales' -  In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.

From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog' and 'Godfather Death', Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination.

These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.

Maths

In Maths we will be focusing on area and perimaters, shape, measuring angles and constucting shapes. We will also focus on statistics and being able to interpret a range of tables and graphs. 

Science

Our unit is on Circularoty system. In this Science project, children revisit their learning about systems in the human body, including the skeleton, muscular and digistive systemsand the 7 life processes from the projects, Human Senses, Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System and Food and the Digestive System. They learn about and identify the role of the circulartory system and its main parts before researching to further their knowledge.

Humanities

We have a a History focus this term 'Mafaa'. Children will be learning about the History of Africa, they will study the timelines of Africa history and discover the richness and diversity of African kingdoms and empires. They will also discover the meaning of the words rebellion, discrimnation, colonisation, emacipation. Children will research and study the kingdom of Benin focussing on the location, trade links and their society. 

D&T

In D&T we will be using our sewing skills and practicing a range of stitches including the running stitch, blanking stitch, whip stitch. Children will join fabric together aswell as create a bookmark. 

General Reminders

  • P.E is now back on every Friday.  Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their swimming kit under their PE kit on those days. Please also ensure that any jewellery is removed. 
  • Homework will be set on a Friday, to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 
  • Children are expected to read every night, please ensure this is recorded in their reading records. Reading records will be checked on a weekly basis and reads will be counted as part of our new reading challenge. The aim is to read daily for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Please can you pay your the next installment for PGL Osmington Bay .

We thank you for your continued support in this final year of your child's learning here at Pippins. If you have any queries or questions, please come and see one of us or email me with skang@pippins.slough.sch.uk or mkhalid@pippins.slough.sch.uk 

Miss Kang and Mr Khalid

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