Welcome back everyone after a short half-term! The children and the Year 6 teaching team (Mr Booth, Mrs Hunter, Miss Jones and Miss Wood) are looking forward to another exciting half-term. Our topic this term is based around WW2. We will be exploring and using different skills to answer investigative questions.
This half-term in English we are focusing on a range of different WW2 texts such as; Goodnight Mr Tom, Silver Sword, Carrie's War and Evil's Arithmetic. We will explore the text, finding a variety of different language and features. The children will have a good understanding by the end of the term exactly what is expected of year 6 child.
How to help your child at home-
In your child’s homework book are a set of questions associated with reading. They are expected to answer in detail one of these questions per week. You could also ask your child these questions when reading with them.
We will be focusing on a range of arithmetic skills this half-term. This will provide the foundation for the learning which is to come later in the year. All the skills are necessary to get them ready for Secondary School. These include: read, write, order and compare numbers, solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, multiply multi-digit number up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number, divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number using the formal written method.
How to help your child at home-
Timetables and number bonds
In science we will be investigating electricity and forces We will be finding out. Can they explain that unsupported objects fall towards the earth because of the force of gravity acting between the earth and the falling object? Can they use the idea of the earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky?
PSHCE and RE
We will be finding out how to set goals and how we can make good choices to achieve them. In RE we will be learning about places of worship.
History & Geography
As History detectives we will being find out about Ancient Greece. Answering such questions as: Who lived there? What did they do? How have they shaped modern society? In geography we will focus on Europe and locating specific locations.
In our PE sessions we will be improving our gymnastic skills of travelling and holding a balance. We will also think about how to safely put out and put away the equipment.
In outdoor PE sessions we focusing on skills relating to invasion games. We will also be improving out fitness through a variety of exercises.
Computing & Media/Design & Technology
In computing lessons the children will be learning how to use simple algorithms using “Scratch”.
The children will also be developing key skills relating to the Microsoft Office programmes.
Philosophy 4 Children
Let’s think together and learn how to be caring, creative thinkers.
Music & Art
In music we will be listening and responding to music from other cultures. We will be developing our knowledge of the different aspects and skills associated with performing music. In art we will be creating a variety of different pictures associated with characters in Percy Jackson.
We believe that your child should be encouraged to apply their knowledge and understanding of the world around them in innovative and creative new ways. We want our children to take thoughtful risks, work collaboratively, engage in experiential learning and persist in problem-solving. Our children will be tomorrow’s leaders!
This year, STEAM Projects will be introduced at the beginning of each new term and your child will be encouraged to complete “mini” projects at home with you. At the end of each term, your child will be invited to present their project and findings with their classmates at a STEAM celebration.
CHALLENGE 1: As you may know our topic this half-term is Ancient Greece. Choose from one of the following ideas and return it to your Year 6 class. The project is due anytime in Autumn Term 1
Make a Spartan helmet or design a shield.
Design your own Labyrinth. It could be made of straws, string or wood.