Mrs Cox on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Mrs Ross on Thursdays and Fridays
Welcome to our Year Six page.
Our Topic is: Britain at War
Year 6 will be studying both the First World War and World War 2 this term. We have already started to look at the causes of WW1, as well as the division of powers, trench warfare and the weaponry developed to ensure maximum devastation. This will lead into the key events of the First World War and its impact, both at home and globally. We will then move on to learning similar themes during World War 2, as well as looking at Anne Frank, key leaders and the Battle of Britain. The children will study the legacy of both wars and look at how lessons can still be learned from their impact.
Our English book this half term is 'Rose Blanche' by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan.
We are also reading 'Malamander' by Thomas Taylor as our class novel, chosen by the children.
Topic themed books we have on offer to the children include: The Umbrella Mouse, War Horse, The Secret Diary of Anne Frank, After the War (From Auschwitz to Ambleside), The Missing, Goodnight Mr Tom, Once and The Midnight Guardians.
Long Term Plan:
Half Term Plan:
Homework is set on a Monday and recorded in each child's diary.
- Complete a grammar or punctuation activity on Spag.com.
- Complete a maths activity on either Times Tables Rock Stars or Mathletics (these alternate each week).
- Learn their spellings; these are stuck in the spelling section of the diary.
- Read daily with a parent/carer signing to confirm they have heard them in the reading record section of the diary at least once a week.
Please take a look at our recommended books to read with your child. Sharing books with them is something you can do regularly to support them in their learning. Listen to your child read; read to them. Ask them questions about what they are reading: Do they understand all of the language? Are they following the plot developments? Can they make predictions about the progression of the story? Have they understood what's being inferred by the author?
These books are recommendations only, not compulsory! There are many other wonderful novels and anthologies available to the children.
For Autumn we will having cricket coaching, so PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday.