Welcome back to our Summer two half term - our last half term for Foljambe, it doesn't seem more than five minutes since we began year 6; now SATS are over, summer production is under way, fun has been had on our residential to Walesby and we are preparing for transition to new schools. We have another exciting and busy half term to look forward to - year 6 education continues apace!
We will continue our topic this term on "What Goes Around Comes Around." It is a science based topic investigating humans and other animals. We will learn to identify and name parts of the circulatory system and be able to explain specific functions of the lings within that system. We shall study the processes of water and nutrients being transported around the body and learn about the beneficial impact of a healthy diet and exercise on the body as well as how smoking and drinking alcohol can impact negatively on the body. The children will discuss how to describe the most appropriate type of investigations, take repeated readings and report the degree of trust in a set of results.
In English we will be reading "Pig Heart Boy" by Marjorie Blackman. This text will enable us to discuss many issues surrounding transplants and strengthen our teaching on acceptance and tolerance.
Work is already under way for our Summer production (exciting!) We all have roles and need to learn our lines using intonation, we are busily creating scenery and props, please check regularly for any requests we need to put out.
In music we will continue to learn to play the recorder and hope to be able to entertain our Reception buddies very soon! We will be learning about/start to recognise some of Carole King’s compositions and music starting with "You've got a friend"
We also have our end of year church leavers service to prepare for and look forward to, I do hope many of you will be able to join us for that.
Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Please don't struggle with homework, just ask Mrs Allen or myself for any guidance.
P.E. is timetabled for Monday afternoon, however please ensure P.E. kits are in school all week as sometimes we have other opportunities such as the cricket which was on Wednesday afternoons.
Dates for your diary:
Tuesday 4th June with our reception buddies - trip to Sheffield Cathedral - full school uniform and a packed lunch
Friday 7th June - School nurse will give a sex education talk
You are most welcome to visit our classroom, should you need to discuss any matters please do let us know.