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Little Leigh Primary School

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Welcome back for the Summer Term!  

I'm sure that, just like me, you can't believe that it's our last term of the year!  We fully intend to make the most of every day with lots and lots of exciting activities planned.  SATs week is approaching fast, and with that comes our yummy breakfast club where the children are invited to spend a little time before school with their friends.  I'm sure there will be a little treat for them after the tests are all done! 

Then it will be full steam ahead for our much anticipated end of year performance; we are really fortunate in having Tom Frith, a professional producer, to be working with the children on their acting, singing and choreography skills. 

We have the Year 6 residential to look forward to this term - that's always a great few days.  As well as all this, your children will be preparing for High School with visits from thier staff popping in to school and ofcourse the children will have the opportunity to spend time in their new schools.


Summer Term

Our new topics for this term are 'Refugees' followed by 'Heroes and Villains of our Planet'


Our main class text this term is the wonderful 'The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies'.  It's a great book to teach children about the fact that refugee children's backgrounds are just like theirs but their ordinary lives have been turned upside down by war.  We will be looking at the #3000chairs campaign which raises awareness of the plight of refugee children and their need for schooling and education.


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We will be investigating our changing world in terms of the migration of people around the world. We will also be looking at physical changes to our planet and discussing the heroes and villains behind these.  The types of changes that we will be looking at include political changes, climat zones and biomes.  We will be looking at the Eden Project and have a go at creating our own micro-climate.



Art and Design

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As we have such a creative bunch, I have lots of plans for our creative curriculum this term! Here is just a snapshot:

Our focus piece of art is based on refugees and will be a large scale piece depicting displaced people.  We will be using a range of media, including textiles and acrylics to creat a textured effect.


Our books this term will focus on refugees.  Our class reading text is the fabulous, 'Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q Rauf, but we will be dipping into a wider selection of books throughout the term




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Guided Reading

Each week the children take part in a focused guided reading session with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. In Key Stage Two, we encourage parents to continue to read with their children regularly and write comments in you child's reading diary.  I also encourage the children to write full comments about what they are reading.

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year Six.  this This half term, P.E. lessons will take place each Tuesday morning and then alternate between Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons. However, due to occasional timetable changes these lessons may alter. Therefore, please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit with them on Monday morning and they will take them home on Friday afternoon.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly, to ensure that all items are returned to the rightful owner!


Homework is set on a regular basis in Year Six. All children will receive spellings along with English and Mathematics homework each week. The homework will outline clearly when the homework has been set and the homework task. Homework and spellings are handed out every Friday afternoon and are to be returned the following Friday.

Just like last year, I will set a creative piece of homework each half term.  The length of time for each piece may vary, and the children will be told how long they have for each task. 


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