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Summer Term



Religious Education

RE topics for the autumn term are: ‘Healing’ and the ‘Common good’. Through these topics, children are taught to recognise and understand the meaning of different scriptures from the Bible and relate them to their own experiences and understanding of the world.



This term our work in English will be linked to our IPC topic and will include the following:

  • Story writing.
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Non-fiction report writing



Over the summer term we will be focusing on consolidating and building on taught mathematical skills and knowledge to prepare the students for secondary school. This will include, but not be limited to,: fractions and percentages, interpreting graphs, converting units of measure and arithmetic skills.



Information and Communication Technology

In ICT we will be using these lessons to research and consolidate the topics for IPC including a chance for the children to create individual Power Points. We will also be exploring other ICT based learning, for example coding.



This term will cover two IPC units; Fairgrounds and Out of Africa. There will be a particular focus on science over the summer term.

Through these units the students will learn amongst others:



  •  How light travels and how we see.
  •  How sound travels and how we hear.
  •  How forces such as gravity act.
  •  How electrical circuits work.
  •  Evolution and adaption.



• The history of fairgrounds and our early ancestors.

• finding out about how tourism is marketed and its impact.



The children enjoy hymn practice every 2 weeks, where they learn new and traditional hymns. Mr Newton will continue to work with the children each week developing their musical knowledge and building a repertoire of new songs.


Physical Education

In PE, we will be learning a variety of skills and playing different ball games with Mr Burgess. The classes will also have a weekly gymnastics or dance session.



Other important information…



Children are expected to complete their reading record daily.

This consists of children writing what they enjoyed or disliked about the book, the characters, facts about what they have read etc. Homework will be given to support and consolidate in-class learning.


Dates for your diary and educational visits:

Thursday 20th April & Friday 21st April: Parent SRE meeting

Monday 1st May: Bank Holiday-School closed

Week beginning Monday 8th May: SATs Week

29th May-5th June: Half term holiday

Tuesday 6th June: School Starts

June 12-16th: Pendarren Trip

Wednesday 21st June: E-Safety Workshop in school

Monday 3rd July: Sports Day

Wed 12th & Thurs 13th July: Parent Consultations

Friday July 7th: Year 6 Production

Friday 21st July: Break up for Summer Holidays 1pm


Equipment needed

  • Named PE kit

  • Plimsolls


Please encourage your child to:

  • Learn all their multiplication tables and related division facts.

  • Organise their time so that they are reading each day and commenting on what they have read.

  • Read widely, enjoy and share books, and visit libraries.

  • Practise spellings