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Whitehall Junior School

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Year 6

Welcome Dolphins, Turtles and Whales

 

Dear Year 6,

 

We hope you all had an enjoyable break and that you are ready for your final term at Whitehall Junior School!

The Summer Term will  be a busy one with lots of learning and preparation for secondary school. This term should also include our end of Year 6 ‘Whitehall Week’ experiences and our much-anticipated leavers’ production if Government restrictions allow.We shall give you more details about both of these exciting events later in the term.

 

In English we will be enjoying the book 'Cosmic' and studying 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' as well as having one week focus topics to really hone our writing skills. In maths,  we will revise all areas of maths through recapping methods and strategies and then providing opportunities for the children to apply these skills within problem solving tasks - maths investigations and puzzles. Our science work begins looking at micro organisms and science investigations. Our main topic work for this term is ‘Brazil’ and ‘Rivers’. This theme is based on environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities.  It will be a cross curricular topic encompassing many of the other subjects, e.g. Geography, Science, D.T. and Art.  

 

Homework - Year 6 pupils are expected to complete the following homework each week:

 

  • Read daily for at least 15 minutes and have their planners signed.
  • Learn spellings - given on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
  • Complete assigned weekly Mathletics homework.
  • Regularly use Times Table Rockstars.
  • Complete two Reading Plus sessions per week from home.

 

Each child has been given a password for Mathletics, Reading Plus and Times Tables Rock Stars and these can be found at the front of their planner.

 

It would be really helpful to continue to practise maths and English learning, in addition to completing your set weekly homework tasks.  There are some very helpful websites on the 'Useful Links' page on the 'Year Group Pages' section of the website.

 

Children are also encouraged to read and research topic areas they are studying and to begin independently revising key areas of learning that they have studied already. The knowledge mats below can help as a starting point. 

 

Weekend Wonders are also an excellent way to extend learning together as a family.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Year 6 Teachers: Mrs Norman, Mrs Kelly, Miss Mattera and Miss Hyland

 

 

Summer Spellings - 1st Half Term

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