Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 6


Class 6 Summer Term 2017


Dear Parents/Carers,


The final term of primary school for your child is here. This term areas of literacy and mathematics learning will be revised, children will also have opportunities to develop their art and DT skills further as well as prepare for the KS2 production. Here is an outline of what we will be learning during the summer term:



We will be studying the ancient Mayan Civilisation this term, finding out about their: everyday life, cities and society, religion and beliefs, writing and number system and their mysterious disappearance! Where possible, links across the curriculum will be made to this topic.



In reading and writing we will revise our GPS skills over a range of genres, including completing our adventure stories based on Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, writing information leaflets about our PGL trip, diary entries about transition week and reports about our trip to the Essex Fire Museum after half term.



During this term children will be revising all areas of the maths curriculum with an emphasis on fractions, decimals and percentages, the four rules of number, measures and transformations. Children will be tackling reasoning questions to revise their understanding. Throughout this term children will use and apply their mathematics skills learnt throughout KS2 to complete problem solving activities.



Through our scientific studies we will be concentrating on ‘Healthy Living and the Circulatory system’ as well as further exploring our knowledge of ‘plants, animals and microorganisms’. Throughout our learning we will continue to develop scientific enquiry skills including observing over time, pattern seeking, classifying, fair testing and using secondary resources.



This will be taught by Mrs Sheppard. The children will be learning about programming, html and how to create webpages.


Religious Education:

This term we will be learning about Islam and studying Pentecost: the Holy Spirit at work as well as focusing on Christian pilgrimage.


Art & DT:

Our art and DT projects will be linked to our work in history about the Mayans. We will be researching, planning, designing, making and evaluating our own Mayan masks and weaving patterns. As well as making and tasting healthy tortillas with links to our science learning.

Physical Education:

Our PE sessions this term will continue to be on a Friday – we will be focussing on outdoor athletics and striking and fielding games this term including cricket and rounders.

Although our PE day is on a Friday, it is important that children have their full PE kits in school each day.



This will be taught following the Rigolo scheme, providing the children with a basic knowledge of French. This term we will be focusing on the topic of ‘sports’, ‘ordering food in a café’ and revising key phrases to use when travelling to French speaking countries.



The children will continue to have clarinet lessons this term. This is an amazing opportunity provided by Thurrock Music Services.


Personal, Social and Health Education:

Alongside our focus on the core values and code of conduct, we will be concentrating on the topics ‘Changes’ and ‘Relationships’.



Each week the children will be given Maths, Literacy and Spellings homework on a Friday for completion by the following Thursday. A spelling dictation will be completed on a Friday as well.  Other subject areas may be given occasionally throughout the term. Pupils are expected to read at home at least three times a week as stated in the home/school agreement.

Children will not be expected to spend more than two hours per week on homework.


Thank you in advance for your support.


Miss Hill – Class 6 teacher                                     Mrs Moji (LSA)