Welcome to Year 6
This year, Foxes class will be taught by Mrs O’Neill and Mrs Cullup, with Mrs Ellis supporting in class.
Our PE day is Monday – we have double PE taught by Mr Butler. Please ensure that correct PE uniform is in school on Mondays. A gentle reminder that layers will be needed as the weather begins to cool for autumn and winter.
Maths homework will be set termly, with different fluency facts being sent home each term for the children to practise at home. A termly project will also be sent home, which will relate to our current topic.
Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. They should record their reading in their reading records and change their books when required. In class we have grouped reading books, where we will explore the text in more depth to develop our comprehension skills. Some of the skills we will practise include identifying and exploring themes, analysing use of language and trawling for evidence.
This Term's Theme – War and Peace
Our topic for this term is ‘War and Peace’, where the children will be researching various aspects of World Wars.
We are particularly focusing in on the effect war has had on Rushden and the surrounding area.
Throughout the topic, we will be using a range of primary and secondary resources to find things out.
We will also be finding out about beliefs, behaviour and characteristics of people, recognising that not everyone shares the same views and feelings.
Our main English text this term is ‘Letters from the Light-house.’ This book is set in 1941, right in the middle of WW2, so the children can further understand how war effects daily life for different people.
Our Learning Journey requires us to use many different skills from across the curriculum. We will be covering History, Geography, RE and PSHE.
This term’s Science is based on Light. The children will:
- Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
- Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
- Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
- Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
A little later in the term, we may be having some visitors from ‘nab’ Sight Support for Northamptonshire – this is a hands on workshop, learning and experiencing what life with limited or no sight is like.
All of our work this term has been carefully thought out and planned to best meet the needs of our children. We are really focussing on becoming vocabulary rich (using a wider range of words and phrases) and presentation proud (handwriting and overall neatness).