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Year 6

Class Six Curriculum Newsletter

The Class has worked hard to try and reach their personal goals and targets before the end of their primary school career.  This term sees the final preparation for the SAT tests that will take place in May and hopefully hard work and a calm approach will help them to achieve the results they deserve.

Much of the work during this part of the summer term will focus on revisiting and revising the work that has already been covered in English and Mathematics in preparation for the tests. In English, the children will create some pieces of narrative text as well as looking at more formal writing. Within these pieces of writing there will be a focus on extending vocabulary and using a wider range of sophisticated punctuation.  The mathematics work will focus on extending knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages and applying these skills in a problem solving context.  Different ways of using algebra will also be looked at and problems will be carried out that focus on aspects of shape and measures.  In Science we will continue to look at Evolution and Inheritance which will also link with our Religious Education topic ‘Creation and Science – Conflicting or Complementary?’

Our History work on ‘Crime and Punishment through the ages’ will be completed and then we will begin our Geography work on the Contrasting Locality of Yorkshire, which will link with our residential to Scarborough.

Home learning for the next few weeks will be mainly English and Mathematics, given on a Friday. These pieces will either be examples of SAT style questions or practise of skills that the children need to enable them to answer such questions. The Mathletics Platform as well as spag.com can be used to help your child in these areas.

It is extremely important that pupils are at school promptly and ready to work at all times during the next few days as revision of a topic may be done in just one day.

If you have any further questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to speak to me at a mutually convenient time.

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