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Holy Family Catholic Primary School



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Welcome to Year 6

Welcome back to the Summer Term!

I am delighted to be back with Year 6 after my maternity leave and I look forward to finishing the year off with this wonderful class after my swift departure last year :)

You should find all the information you need on this web page but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Benn.


Summer Term


This term we shall be studying Beowulf which will link with our topic of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. This text will form the basis of our lessons and we will explore the text through a variety of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. The children will continue to complete their SATS booster books and daily comprehensions in the lead up to the SATS. We will also continue to have daily spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons.



This term we will be focusing on revising the main units taught throughout KS2. The sessions will aim to consolidate and deepen understanding of concepts they have previously learnt in preparation for their Secondary education. There will be a large emphasis on the application for reasoning and problem-solving situations. Children will continue to attend their times table groups on a Friday and are encouraged to play on Timestable Rockstars at home.



The children will have PE on a Monday afternoon with Mr Bowker and on a Thursday with Mrs Benn. Please ensure children have their PE kit available for their lessons and that all jewellery is removed.



This half term we are studying the topic of 'Electricity'. This unit extends the previous learning of Electricity from Year 4. The children will explore how to successfully create circuits and will apply their knowledge into their D & T work with Mr Bowker where they will be creating Fairground Rides. 



In the first half of the Summer Term, we shall be discussing the Gospel accounts of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the transformation of the disciples. We will look at how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to individuals and groups for the service of the whole community. The children will produce artwork, poems, diary entries, letters and posters to show an understanding of their learning. 


In the second half of the term we will explore the Old Testament and the Gospels to look at how God is represented, before looking at the growth of the first Christians and God's call to individuals.



This term we will be exploring the History and Geography topic of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Children will use their geographical skills to identify where countries/ kingdoms lay and compare with today's land. They will look at the invasions of Britain which were important to the settlement of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings; before exploring the everyday lives of the settlers in each historic period.  



The children will continue to get homework each day from Monday to Thursday which will include questions on: spelling, grammar, Maths fluency and problem-solving. They will also receive a list of 20 spellings on a Monday that need to be learned for Friday when we have a test. In addition, they will be given comprehension homework on a Monday in their reading journals, due in for Friday. This is particularly important as it will get the children used to answering comprehension-style questions.



Reading continues to be important in Year 6 and hopefully by this stage children should be engaged with and excited by a range of books. Children get to choose a book that they can read both at school and at home. Once finished, they need to complete a review sheet and have it checked by me before choosing another. Ideally, children in Year 6 should be aiming to read for 30 minutes each day.

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