Welcome back to term 6, the final term for our year 6 children!

I am pleased to announce that the year 6 play this term will be ‘The Jungle Book’ and I am very much looking forward to getting rehearsals underway for this production. More than 100 years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote a selection of stories about a human boy named Mowgli who was raised by animals in the wild. In these tales, the animals proved to be both Mowgli’s allies and adversaries. Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Shere Khan the tiger (and others) have all become famous characters in children’s literature.

Children will respond in a variety of ways to both the film and the novel, including artwork and dance. They will work predominantly on developing skills in speaking and performing. Here are the over-arching learning outcomes:

• I can sustain a role throughout a performance

• I can give a coherent interpretation of a role

• I can communicate with an audience using voice, gesture, movement, timing and space Further details will be sent once the term begins.

Science

As a result of spending time on revision for SAT tests last term, this term the children will continue with their study of  adaptation, and in particular how plants have adapted so that they are suited to their environment. Scientific enquiry skills will include choosing and planning the most appropriate scientific enquiry method to answer a question, making careful observations, measuring using a data-logger, recording and concluding.

Towards the end of term, we shall focus on living things in their habitats, for example, describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

Physical Education

PE will take place each week this term on Wednesday. The focus of term six will be athletics, in preparation for Sports Day. As I am sure you are aware, it is really important that PE kits are in school for that day each week and are clearly labelled. We will continue to challenge ourselves to undertake the ‘Golden Mile’ which entails running 60 metres every day. The children will therefore need trainers in their lockers each day. Long hair must be tied back and all earrings removed for safety during PE sessions.  Thank you!

RE

The focus this term is Christianity: Living a life based on values. Children will discuss and raise questions around values and will study appropriate Bible stories which portray values and answer some of their questions. They will find out about a famous Christian and write about how he/she applies a particular value in his/her life.

Homework

The children have been set a project of their choice as homework this term. Here is a copy of the letter they received, for your information:

Year 6 Project - Term 6

Dear children in La Classe Marron, Rather than our usual homework timetable, this term you have the exciting opportunity to write a project on a topic that really interests you. The project should be worked on at home and be completed and brought into school by the 10th July so that we can celebrate your hard work. You may complete the project in any way that you wish. For example, you might include a model, photographs, drawings, paintings, collage and written work.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded and everyone will receive a small token for their participation. I look forward to celebrating your projects and sharing them with the school towards the end of the term!!