Kirklevington Primary School


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April 2018
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and are all ready for an exciting and busy summer term!
Our topics for the Summer Term are:

‘Kirklevington Kitchen’, ‘What are we Famous For?‘, ‘Moving On’ and ‘What A Performance!’

This term, the children will be learning about Healthy Eating and how to look after their bodies. We will be looking at recipes and designing and making healthy foods. We hope to cook our own foods from scratch in our kitchen area; following instructions carefully and working safely. In Science, the children will be learning about Health and well-being.
They will find out about the digestive system, how to keep healthy through diet and exercise and how having a healthy body is just as important as having a healthy mind.

As another busy year comes to an end, the children will begin preparing for their summer performance by studying the play script, learning their parts, creating props and rehearsing songs.

Throughout this term, we will continue to look at range of text genres in order to inspire our own writing. To begin with, we will be looking closely at narrative writing and what makes a good short story. We will also be writing letters for different purposes, for example to complain and inform. We will be looking at descriptive texts in order to produce imaginative work. Towards the end of the term, we will be looking closely at our own play script as we start to prepare for our summer performance.

Our work will include the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, especially with regards to fractions. We will be recapping our understanding of place value and ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1,000,000. We will learn about ratio and algebra and recap our knowledge of area and perimeter, particularly of compound shapes. As we near to SATS we will be revising a variety of topics to consolidate our knowledge and understanding.

Within our topic, we will create multimedia presentation about an aspect of Being Healthy. We will also continue to learn about Cyber safety and continue our programming work.

During this half term, all children in KS2 will be taking part in Athletics ready for our Sports Day, which is scheduled for Friday 22nd June, weather permitting!

It is recommended that the children should still have their indoor PE kit in school at all times. Now that the weather is improving, the Friday session (weather permitting) will be held outdoors so children will need to bring suitable clothing to wear outside. Football kits are not allowed to be worn for PE lessons, however, children are allowed to wear their football kit for Danny’s afterschool club on a Friday.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle into school every day.

For health and safety reasons we do not allow children to wear any type of jewellery in school. It is our recommendation that children do not wear earrings. Watches may be worn, but must be removed for PE.

Year 6 SATS week will take place in the week beginning 14th May. A timetable of the week has already been sent out to parents, but if you require another one, please let me know so that I can send one home. Year 5 children in Oak will spend the week in Elm. At this point, it is important that the Year 6 children consolidate topics that they are unsure about by looking at their Learning File and keep calm. We encourage the children to try their best.

Secondary Schools will be visiting school this term so that the children have an opportunity to ask questions and meet new faces. This will ensure a smooth transition to their new school as possible. We will also be doing lots of Citizenship work on ‘Change’ and ‘Moving On’, so that children’s worries are minimised.

Weekly Homework
The children are encouraged to read at home as much as possible (every night would be great!). This will enable them to build and consolidate important reading skills, such as: reading speed and fluency, ability to analyse texts and make inferences. Please get your child to record when they have read in their Reading Record. As well as regular reading, the children should be practising their times tables often.
Homework will be set on a Friday to be back into school for the following Thursday. This will include: –
• Maths or English to reinforce and consolidate work that has been done in school.
• Research to support cross-curricular topic work.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. The children will be given opportunity, during school time, to practise their spelling words and will use the words correctly in a sentence to show that they understand word meanings.
It is important that children hand work in on time as this promotes good habits for the future and means it can be marked before the next piece of work is set.

If you have any problems or concerns, please do not hesitate to call in to see me or telephone school.
I am looking forward to the exciting summer term and hope children are too!
Mrs Leaper

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