Monday, 16 April 2018

Year 6 Summer Curriculum Newsletter

Year 6 - Summer Curriculum Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the last half of the Summer Term! This term we will finish with a spectacular performance for parents and other pupils towards the end of the Summer term, which the children are really looking forward to! Finally, there will of course be a Year 6 Celebration Evening in which the children’s achievements will be highlighted as they prepare to move on to secondary school. More information will become available closer to the events but please find provisional dates below.

Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:
  • 15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record 
  • 15 minutes practicing spellings 
  • 15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division) 
If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Learning Challenge for children to attempt this Summer Term. All of the activities are based around a significant person, poem or painting relating to our topics. Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they are most interested in and compile a project that reflects the extra time and effort that they have put into their challenge. We hope that children will take their time with the challenge and be proud of the work they produce. Any completed projects should be handed in to their teacher at the end of the half term.


Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practice their words every evening. In addition to practising their spellings, the children can find the definitions of the words and use them in sentences, which will allow them to earn an extra merit. The test will take place on Fridays. Children who achieve full marks in the spelling test for a whole term will receive a prize in the last assembly of the year.

Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please complete the form attached and return it to your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Chau and Mr Light

Summer Term

1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Spelling, grammar and punctuation
Recount Writing
Instruction Writing
Descriptive Writing
Spelling, grammar and punctuation
Play scripts
Explanation Texts
Letters of Complaint
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read.
For a good selection of children books visit your local library.
Useful web links-
Geometry- Properties of shapes
Problem solving
Geometry- Properties of shapes
Problem solving
Please practice the times tables with your children. The school is continuing to focus on Arithmetic this term and it would be of great help if your children could learn them.
Useful websites:
The children can also use ‘My Maths’. The login for this program is broadford and the password is triangle. Each child has been given a personal login so that they can access tasks the class teacher has set for them.
Chemistry: Acids and Alkalines
You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
History/ Geography
Anglo-Saxons and Scots
Anglo-Saxons and Scots
Getting On and Falling Out  
Transition to secondary school
Rounders and Athletics
Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for lessons on Mondays
Stars, Hide Your Fires
Who Knows?
Art/ Design and Technology
Pop Art
Scenery and costumes for the Year 6 Production
Le Sport
On Va Faire La Fete
Key dates and trips
Thursday 14th JuneMiles the Mole performance
Tuesday 26th June
Junior Citizenship Event 
Monday 9th July
London Symphony Orchestra trip (Barbican  Centre, London)
Wednesday 11th July (tbc)
Year 6 Leavers’ Evening
Thursday 12th July (tbc)
Year 6 Production

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