Welcome back to the Summer term at The Wilfred Owen School for our fabulous Year 6 children!
My goodness, the Spring term absolutely whizzed by and the Summer term will no different.
We would like to start by expressing our thanks to all parents and carers of the children in Year 6 for all the support and encouragement you have given during the build up to SATs. The children have worked incredibly hard, completing additional study tasks, attending booster sessions and really focussing in lessons. They will be so ready to smash these SATs out of the water!
The first part of the term will be dedicated to revision and preparation for the upcoming SATs (Tuesday 9th May - Friday 12th May). More information regarding arrangements for SATs week will follow very soon.
The children will then have a very busy term with visits to Crucial Crew, Brunch with parents, an orienteering expedition to Church Stretton, a residential visit to Bryntisillio, transition visits to your child's chosen secondary school as well as rehearsals for our end of term production, The Wizard of Oz! I'm exhausted just typing this!
More information regarding the above will follow in due course.
We couldn't be more proud of the fabulous young people our Year 6's have grown into over the last year. They deserve every success in the future, their determination has been mind-blowing.
*** TIMETABLE CHANGE ***
PE will now be on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Full kit is required including trainers!!
Texts at the heart of our English curriculum this term are a Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Unspoken by Kwame Alexander.
Writing outcomes are as follows:
Narrative (Retelling of a chapter)
Balanced Argument (History)
In Maths this term, we will be revising and consolidating our our knowledge of the number system and continuing our work on fractions. This term, we will be focusing on: ratio, algebra, fractions, decimals and percentages, area, perimeter and volume and statistics and start preparing for Year 7 mathematics (Algebra and Bidmas)
Children will as always be regularly challenged with a selection of reasoning and problem solving activities to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the term.
Geography and History
This term our geography topic is centred around the continent of Africa. The children will learn via an enquiry based approach through the history aspect of the topic and develop their geographical skills through developing a deep understanding of the human and physical features of Africa as well as the political unrest that affected the nation's economy and development.
The children will complete an independent research project which will involve them comparing the different countries of Africa.
Our focus text in English this term (Unspoken) will support part of the history teaching this term and will encourage the children to explore the story of slavery: from Africa to the tall ships.