Summer Term 2021
Welcome to a busy but important summer term. This term we will be catching up on some of the topic learning we missed during the Spring lockdown. In addition, we will be spending time securing some of the key learning that children found tricky while learning remotely.
Although securing these key learning skills is essential, we will also be focussing on our well-being through whole class assembly sessions and PSHE.
This term, there will be lots of opportunities for hands on science investigations and creative art projects linked to our history topic, ' The Mayans.'
Please read the curriculum leaflet below.
Curriculum: Topic Planner Summer 2021
Each week, home learning can be found on Google classroom. The children can also take home a printed copy of the learning. Home learning will be set every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. In addition, the children should be reading every day and learning their spellings. Please sign the children's home school diary to show when and what they have read. The children can also read using their Purple Mash accounts and develop their maths skills using TTRockstars and Mathletics.
We have many online learning websites:
We know that a child’s ability to read is the key to their achievement in all curriculum areas. DfE analysis suggests that if all pupils in England read for enjoyment every day or almost every day, the boost to their academic performance would be huge! But did you know that reading also has a wider impact on mental health and wellbeing? Alongside the educational benefits, research suggests that reading helps you sleep better, improves social awareness, increases levels of creativity and can decrease levels of stress by more than two thirds!
The level of parental participation has a huge effect on a child’s literacy development, not just when they have started to read written words, but way before this too. A child’s literacy experiences before they start school have a significant effect on their educational success.
So in a nutshell: Good literacy skills support wellbeing, accelerate performance at school and throughout life. Children are most likely to acquire good literacy skills through being taught the skills of reading at school and having regular opportunities to practice at home. So please work with us to promote reading as a valuable and worthwhile activity. Please ensure that your child, no matter what age is being read to, or reading themselves, regularly at home.
In doing this we will support our children to understand the importance of reading and strengthening the culture of reading for pleasure at Featherstone Wood!
Please look at the School Reading List website for suggested books to further their reading skills in year 6:
Spelling Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)
Perimeter/ Area/Volumes (Revise, Activity & Test)
Measurement (Revise, Activity & Test)
Trigonometry (Revise, Activity & Test)
Angles and Triangles (Revise, Activity & Test)
Time (Revise, Activity & Test)
Science Fair Ideas