Summer 2

Welcome to
Class 6!
Our class teacher is Mr Baxter.
Other adults in class are:
Mrs Archer, Mrs Shores and Mrs Chambers.
During the second part of the Summer term, we will be immersed in performing, evaluating and composing sonnet poetry. Our non-fiction will be centred around writing for St Jo's Leavers' News! Following on from this, we will create and then entertain with our play script narratives, inspired by our class text this term.
The Secret of Black Moon Moth
Religious Education
Our learning in this unit, 'Universal Church' will help us to answer questions like: Why do we care for the sick? Why do people give time and commitment for caring for others? What gives a person comfort when they are very ill?  During our learning we aim for children to religious vocabulary and explain the actions and symbols used in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  We will also focus on the different liturgies connected to the Sacraments offered to the sick and dying. We will also be looking at Judaism and Reconciliation.
During our final half term we will be looking at geometry, where we will be learning about properties of shapes and learning how to use mathematical tools. We will also be exploring varied problem solving before finishing the term with some statistics. All these skills will be applied and developed using problem solving and reasoning activities.
Reading - Hearing your child read can be difficult at this age, but as often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far.  Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success. Filling our their reading record is essential for this process. A minimum of 50 pages and a pass mark of 80% quiz scores are expected. 
Spellings - these will be issued each Tuesday then tested on the following Monday. Handwriting practice sheets will contain the spelling list and are to be completed and returned for the Monday morning test.  The school uses 'Spelling Frame' which supports the children's learning and this should be completed each week.
Maths - activities will be allocated weekly, using 'IXL.' Building effective routines now to ensure that homework is completed will ease the transition to Secondary school when the expectation is much greater.
Physical Education
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child attends school wearing the correct PE kit in order to participate in this fun, important and compulsory area of school life. 
Important Summer Dates
Mon 7th June - Non-pupil day (Teachers Only!)
Tue 5th July - Sports Day
Thurs 7th July - Mount Edgecumbe Trip!
Fri 15th July - Crealy Trip!
Tue 19th July - Year 6 Leavers' Mass
Thu 21st July - Last Day of the school year!