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Topic Notes

Summer A Term 2016

I hope you had an enjoyable Easter holiday and the children are suitably rested and ready for the Summer Term. The last half-term, although short, was very productive! It was great to see the children independently researching facts about China to create their own information booklets. In addition they were able to show off their creative writing skills linked to our class book – ‘The Hobbit’. I was astounded by the quality of their descriptive work; I’m sure there are some future novelists within this class.

The theme for this half term is ‘Glorious Greeks’. Within this theme we will commence with a geographical focus on modern-day Greece. Then we will step back in time and look at the Ancient Greeks and their myths and legends.

A quick reminder that swimming has now finished and the children will be undertaking an extra PE session on a Friday afternoon, hopefully on the school field. Therefore the children will need the necessary PE kit in school on Friday.

Information for Year 6 parents:- As you may already be aware the children will be undertaking National tests during the week of 9th-13th May. If you have any questions regarding these please come and see me.


The children will be:
•    Creating non-fiction writing based around modern-day Greeece
•    Writing biographies on famous Greeks from the past
•    Using fictional texts to inspire mythical story writing
•    Greater focus on children reading age appropriate novels within weekly Guided Reading sessions
•    Continuing to develop, use and apply Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) within guided and independent work


Through a range of practical and teacher led tasks the children will be working on:
•    Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and percentages (age appropriate)
•    Measurement and geometry (perimeter, area, volume and angles)
•    Statistics – interpreting and presenting data and solving one and two step problems
•    Greater focus on reasoning and multi-step word problems
•    Ratio and proportion (Year 5/6)
•    Algebra (Year 6)
Throughout the term we are encouraging the children to develop their mental recall of key facts including times tables


The children will be focusing on:
•    Theme linked investigations – learning how to plan, obtain
     and consider evidence linked to our practical investigations
•    The main parts of the human circulatory system, and describing the functions of the heart, lungs, blood vessels and blood.


The children will be:
•    Understanding computer networks including the Internet; how they provide multiple services, such as the world wide web
•    Using search technologies, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
•    Selecting, using and combining a variety of software to produce a presentation
•    Using logical reasoning to explain, create and debug algorithms

Physical Education

The children will be covering the following areas each week:
•    games – age appropriate sessions led by the professional sports coach Mr Holmes at Sand Hutton school
•    multi-skills (mixture of fun-based activities that lead into tactical games and challenges)
Religious Education

The children will be continuing to focus on Christians values. They will have the opportunity to compare Buddhism to Christianity with a trip to the Buddhist Centre in Pocklington.


The children will be studying Greece and looking into various aspects such as its human and physical features, trade links and cultural places of interest

The children will be developing:
•    a wide range of art and design techniques including sketching, drawing and painting
•    skills linked to chosen artists and developing artwork from civilisations of the past – Greek Pottery Designing

Music & MFL

The children will be:
•    Following age appropriate music and French weekly on a Monday afternoon at Sand Hutton Primary School


The children will be:
•    following the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) theme which is ‘Changes’
•    focusing on healthy lifestyles and becoming an active citizen


There will be a new homework grid for this half term which will be sent out with the homework book. As previously mentioned in addition to the weekly homework your child should continue to practise their times tables, spellings and reading.


Spring topic notes 2016

Autumn topic notes 2014

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