First Autumn Term - Year 6
Welcome back to a new year and to year 6! We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable summer break. On this page, you will find information about what the class will be learning about during this first Autumn term.
In Literacy, Year 6 will be studying the novel 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne. The children will be examining the content closely; revising how to write a narrative based around the events in the book along with a play script and discursive essay. We will be using the theme of the book to examine the horrors of war and relate it to current events. We will also continuing to study punctuation, grammar and comprehension which will be incorporated into our work.
Spellings will focus on revision of the spelling rules and the children’s use of independent spelling strategies. The children will also have a spelling list that is consisted of spellings that have been used in the test. Some of these spellings have been repeated in tests and also it is useful to know the kind of words used.
Please note that your child's spelling lists for the entire term are on the home learning page. Spellings are tested every Friday.
Reading is of vital importance and every child should spend at least 15 minutes every night reading. We would expect that all children read aloud to an adult at least twice a week. Your child has a reading record in their school folder and we would ask that you support your child in their reading and sign their record every week – thank you.
In Numeracy Year 6 will be consolidating their core maths skills such as their knowledge of place value (up to 10 million and up to 3 decimal places). We will also be practising our four operations skills in preparation for the rest of the year's maths topics.
It would be most beneficial to your child if you could help by practising their times tables and a variety of mental arithmetic questions based around these subjects or encourage them to use websites such as the BBC Bitesize and of course, IXL.
P.E. will be on Thursdays. Complete indoor kit will be needed in school to ensure that your child can take part in this lesson. Badminton will be our focus this half-term.
In History this half term we will studying World War 2. The class will look at the major military operations that had a major impact on the war such as Dunkirk and D-Day. We will also examine how British people lived through the war years and the obstacles they faced.
R.E. will focus on the life of Jesus and exploring how He was perceived by His friends and enemies, how the bible describes Jesus and what it told us about His character.
This term, we have planned trips to Woodlands Farm where we will be making jam and learning how people used this to preserve food during World War 2. We will also be visiting Chislehurst Caves to see how it was used a refuge of safety during The Blitz.
As you can see we have a great deal to fit in this half term and we would like to thank you in advance for your support in all our work areas.
Mr L Sutton