Welcome to Year 6!
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We would like to share with you our plans for the first half of the autumn term.
Our whole school topic is ‘Amazing People’ and we will be focusing on the life of Walter Tull. Our class topic is ‘Overcoming Adversity’ and Walter Tull is an excellent example of this. His story also corresponds with Black History Month and will provide children with a deeper knowledge of World War One in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
In English we will study the text ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This story sheds light on what it is like for some children that have come to England from another country and culture due to persecution. ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ will provide children with many opportunities to make links with Europe’s current refugee crisis and their journeys to overcome adversity. Children will write recounts in role as those fleeing their country and those that witness change to their norm. There are excellent links to the PSHE and Citizenship curriculums and many of the issues covered reinforce our Christian values. Children will also have the opportunities to explore, investigate and make comparisons between their local area and Mongolia through non-chronological report writing.
Now that your child is in Year 6, Maths will be geared towards consolidating and extending children’s knowledge further in preparation for the SATs in May. We have started our work on place value and will be covering decimals, multiplication, division, fractions, algebra and ratio.
Our school value is ‘Peace’ and so is our topic for RE this term. Children will consider how the teachings of Jesus and the Bible bring peace to people .Children will have time to reflect on their journey to the end of St. Jude’s and the journeys of those that overcome adversity. Our topic in Art is ‘Objects and their Meanings’ where we will improve our sketching and drawing skills using different techniques, colours and textures. Children will investigate famous portraits and make interpretations as to why objects were selected. Finally, children will choose objects that represent and mean a lot to them for their own portraits. This aspect in particular will reinforce our English text as we think about the few possessions that refugees carry with them.
In year 6, homework is of utmost importance in the lead up to SATs and it is how teachers can further assess your child’s capabilities and their needs. It will be given out on Thursday and it is due back on Tuesday’s. Failure to hand in the homework before the deadline means that work may sometimes not get marked. All children receive their homework together and we discuss it in detail so that everyone knows what they need to do. Children are expected to read for at least twenty minutes every night in addition to weekly homework.
Our term project is always given to children during the first week back so that children have plenty of time to plan, design and create their projects. The deadline this term is Tuesday 13th October 2015 and all work will be displayed at our Exhibition of Work. PE takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that children have a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls. Black tracksuit bottoms may also be worn and full tracksuits when doing P.E. outside.
As your child is in year 6, there will be a number of key dates communicated in our school literature. On 18th September, it is the Secondary Transfer meeting so we look forward to seeing you then.
If you have any questions or require further information about the autumn term, please do not hesitate to speak with us.
Miss Abbassy Mrs. Terri
Class teacher Support staff