The summer term has arrived – your child’s last term at Solent Junior School! We have lots of exciting things planned to make your child’s final few months of Primary School a memorable experience. Although this year the formal KS2 SATS have been cancelled, we are still scheduling in an assessment week for the week beginning the 10th May in order for the children to be able to showcase their progress and skills, as well as for teachers to be able to provide accurate assessment data for reports and when communicating with your child’s senior school.
In MATHS this term’s teaching will focus on revision areas and gap-busting techniques running alongside the Primary Curriculum for Maths, with a focus on the White Rose programme of study. Our first unit after the Easter holidays will explore ratio and proportion, with topics of statistics and geometry to follow. The children are expected to know their multiplication tables and any relevant maths information and vocabulary that they have been given to learn. Children still have access to the Sumdog and MyMaths websites to aid revision.
During ENGLISH lessons we shall be concentrating on reading comprehension skills and SPaG revision activities in the weeks before the assessment week. Our writing unit shall be inspired by Malorie Blackman’s story, Pig Heart Boy. Later in the term, we shall be linking our writing sessions to our ‘Nature’s Fury’ topic.
The final half term’s English will be focused on Speaking and Listening and will be linked to our end of year production. Although it is still uncertain what the Covid restrictions will be later in the term, we have selected a production where scenes can be split across the three classes and recombined into a whole year 6 production which we plan to record. Further information about this will be available closer to the time! We will also be completing a transition unit in preparation for senior school.
We shall continue to encourage the children to read as widely as possible. Just a reminder that pupils have access to their class’ Oxford Owl website (login details have been shared via their MS Teams account), as well as the Schools Library Service and Collins Big Cat Library (letters with login details were emailed out previously). We hope that you will continue to encourage your child to read at home and complete their reading record to a high standard.
Later in the summer term (week beginning 22nd May), we will hold a week of sessions where the children will be focusing on Sex and Relationships Education. Information about this was sent out on October 5th with a link to a PowerPoint presentation video which shared information about what the coverage/content would be.
SCIENCE lessons will cover the topic of Electricity, with children exploring how to create and draw circuits using the correct scientific symbols and vocabulary.
In COMPUTING the children will be continuing to develop their coding, and web based publishing skills as well as revisiting e-safety rules as part of their transition to senior school.
In P.E. we shall be working hard to ensure the children are fit, healthy and active following what, for some, could have been a long period of lockdown without much movement! Indoor lessons will focus on dance skills and gym.
In GAMES before half term, we shall be finishing our tag rugby unit and beginning our topic of Ultimate Frisbee unit. Following this, we will be concentrating on learning the skills of tennis. Next, we will be practising some elements of athletics in preparation for sports day which we hope can take place in some shape or form. It is ESSENTIAL that your child has the appropriate clothing (dark shorts, a plain white t-shirt and a pair of trainers) as well as hats and sunscreen, as we hope to be outside in the sunshine (fingers crossed!) for all of our games sessions.
In R.E we will continue to explore the religion of Islam, reflecting on the concept of Power through the festivals of Eid-al-fitr, Lailat al Qadr and Ramadan.
Our PSHE lessons will focus on transition to senior school and the feelings associated with change, as well as our SRE unit, as mentioned previously.
This term in FRENCH we will continue to be guided by the Tout-le-Monde programme of study and will focus on clothes.
MUSIC lesson will involve keyboard skills. Extra Music will take place and will be linked to our new and exciting end of year 6 production.
Our Geography, Art and Design Technology will be linked to our ‘Nature’s Fury’ topic, hopefully culminating in the production of working volcano models!
There are many interesting activities planned for this term and we expect your child to continue to challenge themselves so that this final term at Solent is rewarding, enjoyable and memorable.
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