Welcome to 6MD's Class Page
Updated Summer 2 2018/2019
Welcome back to the second part of the Summer Term at King Edward Primary School and your child's final year at KEPS! Hopefully, everyone's had a lovely half-term and is coming back ready to continue working hard and making lots of special memories. Please read on for useful curriculum information as well as details about additional adults and key dates over the next half-term.
Important Dates Coming Up
W/C Monday 13th May - Y6 SATs week
Friday 24th May 2019 - INSET day
Tuesday 11th June - Y5/6 Sports Day (pm)
Friday 21st June - HSA Summer Fayre
Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July - Brunts transition days
Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July - Manor transition days
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July - Y6 performance dress rehearsals in the afternoon
Tuesday 9th July - Y6 SATs results day
Wednesday 10th July - Y6 performance @2pm and 6pm
Thursday 11th July - Y6 Inflata Nation day trip
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July - Garibaldi transition days
Tuesday 16th July - Y6 visit to Mansfield Superbowl followed by Pizza in the Park
Wednesday 17th July - Y5/6 awards presentation @ 9:15am
Monday 22nd July - Y6 leavers party
Tuesday 23rd July - King Ed's Got Talent
Wednesday 24th July - break up for Summer holidays (non-uniform day)
Adults in the classroom
We are very lucky to have Mrs O'Keefe, Mrs Hufton and Mrs Newton as our teaching assistants this year.
In preparation for SATs, the Y6 team has also been joined by Mrs Roberts, an additional teacher who has been supporting the Y6 teachers by taking additional booster groups and/or teaching the class so that we can run our own targeted groups.
On Friday afternoons, I have my PPA planning time with Miss Parsons.
During this time, the children will participate in some revision activities before engaging with their choice of TGI sessions.
Topic overview for this half-term
This half-term, some of our Topic sessions will be based around the topic of'Can You Dig It?'
Within our topic sessions this half-term, we will be exploring evolution and inheritance, along with the life and discoveries of Mary Anning (British fossil collector 1799 - 1847). We may even be creating our own fossils and fossil-themed artwork!
English overview for this half-term
We will be getting to grips with some really exciting, engaging and enjoyable standalone writing projects in order to support us in producing pieces of writing which meet our remaining TAF targets, with a particular emphasis on non-fiction.
Within each piece of writing produced, we will take care to incorporate the key SPAG concepts and skills covered over the past year.
Maths overview for this half-term
This half-term, we will be focusing heavily on revising our previous learning in preparation for secondary school.
Throughout our maths learning, we will be continuing to explore a range of puzzles and other fun problem-solving activities, which will enable us to revise previous learning in preparation for secondary school in an enjoyable way! These will include ‘futoshiki’ puzzles, magic squares, multiplication pyramids and a range of multi-step problem-solving activities, including planning a holiday and perhaps even an occasional murder mystery!
PE overview for this half-term
Indoor PE will be on Monday afternoons with class teachers this term.
Outdoor PE will be on Thursday afternoons with Miss Goddard this term.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that this meets the school requirements (e.g. white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers/plimsolls). Earrings should also be taken out/left at home on PE days. Any school clothes should also be clearly labelled, to support us in quickly returning misplaced items to their owner! P.E. is statutory and children will need a medical note if they are unable to take part.
Computing overview for this half-term
This half-term, we will be developing our computer programming skills. In order to do this, we will be revisiting our understanding of Scratch programming software. We will then move on to using drones and robotics to put this understanding into action.
RE and PSHE overview for this half-term
We will be preparing for the transition from primary to secondary school and the changes that the children will be facing over the next few months.
We will also be revisiting and expanding on our knowledge of puberty and the associated physical and emotional changes.
We will be continuing to promote ‘can do’ attitudes and growth mindsets to learning in Y6, as well as to develop resilient learners who persevere when ‘in the pit’ and thrive on challenge, whilst also exploring and respecting the beliefs of others, in line with our whole-school work into British Values.
Now that SATs are completed, we will be running our weekly spelling tests a little differently, so stay tuned – more information to follow!
Children have personal reading diaries which should be in their reading wallets with their book-banded school reading book and be brought into school every day. They should read with an adult as much as possible and record this in these diaries, in addition to taking time to record their own independent reading experiences, reading at least 5 times a week. They also have your own personal reading rewards booklets, within which they're working towards collecting 60 parent/carer signatures for reading at home in order to win a book from our class selection!
Children worked very hard on their CGP revision books last half-term, and this supported their SATs revision very well. Next half-term, homework will focus on spellings, regular reading and the crucial task of learning the songs, lines and staging for the upcoming Y6 performance. Even if children do not have a speaking part, they still need to know all of the songs, and it is important to know who needs to be where and when, as well as the order of the performance, so everyone needs to be working on this! Thank you very much in advance for your support with this!
Last but not least…
Thank you very much for all of your support over the course of this year!