Tutor Group 6 Summer 2022

April 2022

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

  

This term our History and Geography topic is ‘Pirates’ and ‘Under the Sea’. We will be using these themes to learn about rules, laws and the different roles we all play in society.

We will look at maps of where pirates operated and think about what life at sea would have been like. For example, ‘what do pirates eat?’ and link this to where in the world the food we eat comes from.

 

English

In English we will continue with the Pirate theme and will be improving our reading and comprehension skills with ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. We will be learning new letter sounds, and applying these to our writing and reading. For writing, we will be studying newspapers and writing our own articles based on some pirate adventures. Our grammar focus is on writing direct and indirect speech and using past tense verbs.

 

Maths 

Within maths this term, we will be looking at fractions, time, coordinates and shape. The students will be moving to learning to tell the time in analogue and digital formats and become secure in working out the difference between two given times. The students will be using their coordinate knowledge to read and give directions on treasure maps. We will continue to practise our money skills by running the weekly tuckshop.

 

PSHE

In PSHE, we will be focusing on ‘Self care, Support and Safety. We will be talking about why, and how to take care of ourselves and our belongings and discuss subjects like personal possessions, borrowing and sharing.

We will do role play activities around the ideas of public and private and think about what things it is ok to keep private and how these concepts might link to personal safety.

 

Science 

Our Science topic this term is Materials. We will be learning about the different materials objects can be made of, their properties and why some might be more suitable than others. We will be thinking about the similarities and differences between materials and choosing the right materials for the job based on considerations such as cost, sustainability and suitability. We will put our theories to the test by making pirate ships from different materials and testing them against each other. 

 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ellen Power, Jess Pinnells and TG6 team