Welcome back year 6!
We hope you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and are looking forward to another term in year six. We all worked incredibly hard last term and we have been busy planning lots of exciting lessons and opportunities for this term.
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. We will also be learning about evacuation and about the brave men and women who fought for our country. You will have the opportunity to cook some authentic World War 2 recipes and take part in a VE Day party.
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 to read along with? In our English lessons, we are looking at writing in a range of genres with a particular focus on developing mood and atmosphere and using dialogue to convey character.
In Maths, we will be learning about decimals, percentages, algebra, measures and ratio and proportion. Throughout the term, we will be applying our knowledge to problem solving questions. Each week, we will continue to have an arithmetic test. We are very impressed with the progress you are making so far!
Your homework continues to be the same as last term: reading at least three times a week, practising your times tables via the Times Tables Rockstars website and learning weekly spellings. You will also have regular pieces of homework set on Google Classroom and we will start to set weekly homework for the CGP revision books.
We hope you are looking forward to the term as much as we are.
Miss Ives, Mrs Kaur and Mr March