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Rhinos - Year 6

Welcome back to your final term at Parkgate Primary School.

The first few weeks will be concentrating on getting ready for our SATs starting on the 9th May, but we have lots of other things going on as well. So here is to a memorable last term in Primary School.

We have our postponed trip to the War Rooms in Liverpool to look forward to and then our residential to Plas Caerdeon is all set for 20th June. Also there are all the rest of the usual Summer Term activities to look forward to: Sports Day, Summer Fair and our end of year performance. Although it may seem a long way off, our Leavers Assembly is on Wednsday 20th July at 2pm.

 

Once SATs is over a lot of our work will be concentrating on getting you ready for High School. You will be expected to take on more responsibility for your own organisation: making sure you have your own kit in school, getting your homework in on time.

 

We appreciate that many of you will be walking to school on your own and you may have your mobile phones with you. Mobile phones cannot be used in school. They have to be handed in as soon as you get to school, and you can collect them at the end of the school day.

 

It is even more important this year that you have your own, named water bottle in school. And don’t forget sunhat and sun cream as the weather gets warmer.

 

Key Dates 
Liverpool War RoomsTuesday 17th May
Plas Caerdeon Residential Monday 20th - Friday 24th June 2022
Leavers Assembly Wednesday 19th July 2pm

 

Year SATs meeting for parents

Homework

 

While we are preparing for SATs the majority of our homework is paper based, but don't forget to go on the Google Classroom to look at the revision materials that Mrs Gregg and I have posted for you.

Your homework will be set on Wednesday to be submitted by 9am on Monday. Homework club is run on Thursday lunchtimes.

 

 

English

Our English links to our topics in History, DT and Science this term.

We will be starting looking at Greek Myths and Legends. We will explore the different themes that run through them and how they are written.  Then we shall write our own versions of them.

 

After half term we shall be linking our English to our DT and Science and looking at how we can live more sustainably and be eco-friendly.  

 

Maths

There first few weeks of this term we will be focusing on preparing for our SATs. Then we shall be linking with our computing curriculum and working on data.

 

After half term we shall be applying our skills and investigating different types of problem solving.

We shall be continuing with our Rainbow times tables. If you are fluent with your tables it really helps all your maths.

 

There are plenty of helpful videos if you follow the link below.

Science

We shall be continuing to study Humans and Other Animals where we look at the circulatory system and how to lead a healthy lifestyle for the first part of the term.

Then we will move on to our Electricity unit where we will learn to make serial and parallel circuits. We will also look at environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity linked to our DT Eco-houses.

 

Geography

In Geography we will be comparing human and physical geography. We shall be learning how to read and interpret maps and use 6 figure grid references. We shall also look at the impact of humans on the physical environment and link this to our eco-houses we are making in DT.

 

History

In the first half term we shall be studying the Ancient Greeks. We will be finding out about how they lived and important events in the era. We shall also be thinking about the impact that the Ancient Greeks have on our lives today.

 

RE

Mrs Gregg will be taking you for RE this year. After looking at how we find our own Worldviews she will be asking two ‘Big Questions’ about Islam:

Why is the Ummah important to Muslims?

How does the Hadith guide Muslims through the journey of life?

 

Music

This term we will be working with Mr Joliffe to learn about and compose our own techno music.

Then we will be focusing on out end of year performance and learning the songs for this.

 

Computing

In computing we will be looking at sound, composition and podcasting and linking this with our History and the Ancient Greeks.

Then, after half term, we will be linking our computing with our Science and finding out about databases.

 

Art and DT

Our Art in the first part of the term will be looking at Greek Pottery. We shall look at how pottery helps us understand about life in Ancient Greece and then we will make our own 3D pots.

After half term we shall be making our own Eco houses and linking this to our work in science and English.

 

PE

Mr Hall will be taking you for PE on Tuesday and Mr Kelly will be taking you on Wednesday. Make sure you have your PE kit in school on those days, a spare pair of socks is always a good idea in case the grass is wet. As the weather gets warmer make sure you have sun cream and a hat.

 

PHSE

Our first unit of work is on free speech and how to work with others based on the book ‘The only way is Badger’.

After half term our focus is on transition to High School. We will be looking at meeting new people, getting organised, how to get to school and ,of course, what to do if you get lost!

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