This term (Autumn 1) our topic is A Child's War, which focuses on World War Two and what life was like in the war, particularly for children.
We will be investigating topics such as the Blitz, evacuation of children to the countryside and how the government used propaganda posters and rationing on the home front.
We will also be looking at the lives of Jewish people in the war, reading 'Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl', and exploring the events of the Holocaust. Some children will also be exploring 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'.
We have three classes in Year 6:
Sapphire Class, Saffron Class and Scarlet Class
They will be supported and guided through this important year by:-
all working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.
Mrs May is our Year Group Leader.
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues
We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.
We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each week.
We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well-hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.
In Year 6 homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.
We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework.
We will provide your child with a folder and record sheet for the adult to initial to show they have been practising their reading, maths and spelling skills. We encourage the children to keep their homework folders in pristine condition, taking pride in, and celebrating, their home learning.
The system is slightly different this year and children will be asked to read 5 times a week, practise their targets from their Maths Passports at least twice and practise their spellings at least twice. Year Six children will also have a project based on our topic to complete by the end of the half term so we suggest completing a bit each week.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be checked the following Friday.
Children who have completed all the tasks assigned will be given an extra playtime.
Children should have their homework folders, with Maths Passports in, and reading books in school every day.