Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back Year 6! I hope that you had a great break and that you are looking forward to a very busy term! Our topic this term will be ‘World War II’. Below is a little bit about the things that we are going to learn.
In English, we will be studying and writing narrative poems and argument texts. We will then move on to stories with flashbacks, biographies and autobiographies and explanation texts. We will also be doing lots of topic based writing, including recipe writing, diaries, letters and interviews.
In addition, we will be focusing on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
In Maths, we will be learning about ratio and proportion before moving on to algebra. We will then cover measurement and shape. In topic lessons, we will construct timelines using our understanding of chronology. We will also look at rationing and money during World War II. Finally, we will be applying our understanding of the four operations in order to solve real life problems.
We will continue to have weekly times tables tests in class.
In Science, we will continue to learn about the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will discover the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. Finally, we will learn about variation and inheritance. In topic, we will learn about light and dark by investigating the best materials to use in a blackout.
World War II
Our new topic is ‘World War II’. In history lessons, we will discover how the war started and construct a timeline of key events. We will learn about British leaders, Chamberlin and Churchill, the Battle of Britain and the Normandy Landings. We will also learn about life on the home front including rationing and what it was like to be an evacuee. We will study wartime objects and documents, including ration books and propaganda posters. Finally, we will learn about VE Day and life after the war. In geography lessons, we will use maps to locate the countries involved in World War II. Finally, we will consider how the war changed Europe. In art, we will create our own propaganda posters. In music and PE, we will learn about wartime songs and dances. We will be performing together, as a class, during our Leavers’ Show at the end of the summer term. In design and technology lessons, we will design and make bomb shelters and gas mask boxes. In textiles, we will lean about the wartime motto ‘make do and mend’ by up-cycling old items including bags and clothes.
Year 6 will have PE on a Thursday. PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.
To support your learning at home, you will be able to find lots of English and Maths activities on Education City. Follow this link to find out how to access Education City on your iPad:
You can find your child's targets for this term in their Homework books.
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24th April: First day of Summer Term
8th – 11th May: SATs Week
24th May: Mrs Clarke (JKHS) question and answer session with Year 6 pupils
25th May: May Fayre at 1pm
29th May – 2nd June: Half term break
30th June: Crucial Crew at Leominster Police Station
10th -13th July: Parents’ Evening Week
14th July: Year 6 Leavers’ Bash 6-8pm
18th July: Leavers’ Show at 1:15pm and 6pm
19th July: Leavers’ Show at 6pm
21st July: Leavers’ Assembly at 10:45am
21st July: Last day of term
Our Class Rep for 2016/17 is Mrs Smith. Our class rep will remind you of useful information and events such as Class Assemblies, trips and Parents’ Evenings, if you provide them with your email address.
My door is always open and I am happy to chat with parents about our topics and any work that we are covering in class. Please don’t hesitate to come and find me if you wish to discuss anything!