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St John's Catholic

Primary School

Summer 2 overview

Welcome back! Please find a brief overview of the children's learning below.

 

 

R.E

 

Our topic is 'Other Faiths.' We will study the Jewish and Islamic faiths in particular. It is incredibly important for the children to know about and show respect for all beliefs. Throughout our learning we will make links with the Christian faith.

 

We will continue to pray and worship daily. This will be led by staff and the children.

 

English

 

Our English work will focus on story writing, persuasive writing and poetry.


Our grammar work will focus on commas and the ensuring our writing is cohesive.

 

Instead of learning weekly spellings, the children will complete punctuation and grammar activities from the Year 5 curriculum.

 

The children will apply their writing skills to write a story of their choice.

 

We will also revise the unit on persuasion taught during the lockdown period. The children will write persuasively about our school.

 

We will study a range of poems with figurative language. These will include:

 

  • Winter Morning by Sue Cowling.

  • Winter and Snow by Vasko Popa.

  • A Poem to be Spoken Silently by Pie Corbett.

  • Sunset by Gina Douthwaite.

  • Smiles Like Roses by Helen Dunmore.

  • Cat Began by Andrew Matthews.

  • Don’t be Scared by Carol Ann Duffy.

 

 

We will also continue to read and study our class book, 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.

 

Please encourage your children to continue to read at least three times per week and sign their diary.

Mathematics

 

In Mathematics, we will consolidate our learning from Year 5. This will include revision of the broad topics of:

 

-Number

-Geometry

-Measurement

-Statistics

 

Throughout our learning, we will continue to develop and improve our ability to problem solve and explain our reasoning.

 

In addition, we will continue to practise basic arithmetic working for speed and accuracy.

 

Science

 

In Science the children will focus on humans.

 

The children will learn about how we change and develop throughout our lives. 

 

The children will also revise some of the key learning covered during the Year 5 curriculum.

 

Mrs Donnelly will teach this on a Thursday morning. 

 

P.E

 

This half term we will focus on rounders, sports day preparation and dance.

                 

Latin

 

The children will continue to learn Latin in school. This is an incredibly useful skill with so many languages being derived from Latin.

Music

 

We will complete a series of lessons based around ‘You've Got a friend’. This will cover a variety of skills including listening, appraising and performing. 

 

In addition, the children will learn and rehearse the songs for the KS2 musical.

History

 

In History we will learn about the Early Islamic Civilisation. We will learn about the significance and importance of Baghdad and why it developed into such a major world power. In addition, we will find out about the House of Wisdom and some of the influential people who worked and studied there. The children will also learn about significant discoveries and inventions made by Muslim scholars.

 

There will also be an opportunity for children to study and create Islamic inspired art.

Geography

 

In Geography we will focus on mapwork and geographical skills. The children will use a range of digital and paper maps to develop their knowledge and understanding.

 

Design and Technology

 

This half term links to the Ancient Greeks which we studied during Summer 1. The children will design and make a moving toy linked to a Greek myth. They will investigate and use a cam mechanism to achieve this.

 

We will take inspiration from the following link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYtSpnO2juI

 

 

Learning Log

 

This half term I would like the children to choose a major world religion other than Christianity and study it in detail. Think carefully about the best way to present your work.

 

This must be submitted by Wednesday 21st July.

I look forward to supporting and guiding the children in this very busy term. As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Mr McGrath

 

p.mcgrath@poulton-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk   

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