Horsforth Newlaithes

Year 6

Summer Term

Year 6 Newsletter Summer Term 1

Coming up this term:

Welcome to the start of what will be an exciting Summer Term. We can’t quite believe that we are starting our final term of primary school! After a restful Easter, it has been lovely to see the children returning to school with enthusiasm and a keenness to continue with our topics. More information on these is provided below.

 There’s lots to look forward to this term. We have our residential to Whitby later in the term. This is also the term when the pupils can start to look ahead to high school with transition days at their new school. As we move towards the end of term, we will be thinking of ways to mark the children’s time at Newlaithes. There will be some parts where we will need your help, so please look out for messages and emails about these.

 In the coming weeks we will be focussing on revising key areas in maths and SPaG. The children have their SPaG underground map to refer to. Let us know if they need a new one.

Maths: We will be studying statistics and shape in our lessons. Children will continue to have a weekly arithmetic test as well as regular morning maths sessions to build on their skills.

Literacy: We will continue with our reading lessons, and children will have their regular word and sentence level lessons.

Science: We will be continuing our topic on biomes, as well as beginning our topic of Living Things and their Habitats.

Geography: We will be finishing our North America topic, as well as beginning our next topic on cities looking at the birth of Leeds as a city and how is has grown into the city we know today.

History: We will continue to learn about WW2.

Art: Our art lessons will be based around printing using the technique of lino printing.

DT: Children will be completing the work around Crumble.

PSHE: We will be focusing on mental health and emotional well-being as well as lessons on ‘Being the Same, Being Different’ as part of Mindmate. Our PSHE topic will be ‘keeping safe and managing risk’.


Important reminders/messages:

Y6 homework will be a mixture of grammar, maths activities and occasionally project tasks. It will be given out on Fridays. Signed homework diaries and completed homework should be returned on Tuesdays.

Please encourage your child to read as much as possible. Around 10 minutes a day is a good amount to aim for but obviously, encourage your child to read as much as they would like to!


Key dates

25th April           Y6 Celebration Event, 2.45pm

13th-16th May   SATs week

22/23rd May   ‘Getting to Know You’ day at Horsforth School

24th May          Training Day 

Additional Information