Welcome to Autumn 2, always a busy term as we really get stuck into Year 6 and December approaches, with all that it entails…
We look to our oldest children to demonstrate their very best behavior, effort and attitude; we will increasingly be asking them to take on more responsibility over the coming months, an important part of growing up and gaining in maturity. As always, we have lots of exciting learning and we hope that all the children will enjoy our topic.
Our new topic is ‘War Child’, a History-based topic, where we will be investigating the world wars, especially from the points of view of the children who lived through them. This is always an emotive topic and we hope that it will encourage children to think about Remembrance, and to consider how their own families may have been affected.
As readers, we will be researching factual texts and getting stuck into the award-winning Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian.
As writers, we will produce reports, letters, diaries – continually refining and improving our grammar, punctuation and presentation.
As mathematicians, we will investigate geometry and shape; continue to refine our calculation skills with all four operations; and, work on measures, especially converting between units of measurement and converting between miles and kilometers. Once a week, we will be focussing purely on arithmetic skills.
As scientists, we will investigate light, considering shadows and discovering how we actually see the world around us.
As Historians, we will investigate many aspects of the world wars, looking at the Blitz; daily life at home, key people and events; and, how this felt/was seen by children at the time.
As Geographers, we will be looking at the ‘main players’ in the world wars, and look at the key areas affected around the world.
As amateur sports people, we will be developing a variety of skills through team games, looking at teamwork and tactics.
As users of I.C.T., we will continue to develop our skills with coding and look to refine our research skills.
As artists, we will be drawing synagogues and creating emotive artwork developed around the classic poppy images.
As responsible citizens, we will consider bullying and look at how we can avoid it, where to seek help if it happens and how to help others.
Moving into winter, the temperatures will undoubtedly be dropping – please ensure that the children have appropriate P.E. kit, such as tracksuit bottoms, for their outdoor learning. As always, they will need their black shorts and white T-shirts for all other sessions.
Thank you again for all your support. We have a busy but very exciting year ahead of us, and I know that everyone in Year 6 will rise to the challenge!
Mr. Thomas and Mrs Stent