Welcome to Year 6!
We hope you have had a lovely Summer holiday and are looking forward to the challenges of Year 6.
Our first term in year six is going to be a busy one, we have so much to learn and so many exciting things planned. This term many of us will be attending a residential to Condover Hall in Shropshire. We will be away from school and our parents and families for four nights enjoying so many exciting challenges such as facing our fears of heights and working together as a team.
Our topic in school this term is World War 2. The subject areas we will be covering are; History, Art, Design and Technology and Music. We will be studying key figures and events from the period and the impact of these on people's lives in Britain. To help us experience what life might have been like, we will be visiting RAF Hendon where we will take on the roles of evacuees and find out more about the brave men and women who fought for our country.
In Guided Reading we will be sharing some World War 2 fiction; Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo and Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian. Why not see if you can borrow a copy from the local library to read along with? In our English lessons we are looking at writing in a range of genres including adventure fiction and non-chronological reports.
In Maths we will start by learning about Place Value and then developing our skills in using written methods in all four operations. Each week we will have an arithmetic test so you can see how you are improving.
Your homework continues to be the same as last year; reading at least three times a week, practising your times tables via the Times Tables Rockstars website and learning weekly spellings. Later on in the half term you will find out about extra homework to help prepare you for your SATs in May.
Below are the PE days for each class. You must have your PE kit in school for these days. We suggest they have them in school all week. Our PE this term will be Gymnastics and Hockey.
6BT - Thursday and Friday
6HT - Tuesday and Thursday
6I - Thursday and Friday
We hope you are looking forward to the term as much as we are.
Miss Ives, Mrs Baynham, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Hill
Year 6 Class Teachers