Hello and welcome to Year 6!
My name is Miss Saunders and I will be teaching Year 6 this year. We also have Miss Horrocks supporting us and PE will be taught by Miss Todd and Mr Knowles. Our PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays this term but please make sure that you bring your PE kit in everyday.
This term we are learning about World War 2 with a particular focus on the Home Front and how the war impacted children through evacuation. We have planned lots of exciting activities for this topic, starting with a school trip to the Imperial War Museum in London on our first day back! If you have any artefacts or stories at home that would tie in with our topic, please feel free to bring them in and share them.
We are going on a school trip to Waltham Place this Wednesday, so please make sure that your child brings a coat and sensible shoes (e.g. wellies) to school with them that day. Our trip is during school time so drop off and pick up are at the normal times.
Miss Saunders :)
20.09.17 - Waltham Place trip
22.09.17 - Jeans for Genes non-uniform day, library visit
29.09.17 - Macmillan coffee morning
03.10.17 - School photos
18.10.17 - Parents' target evening
19.10.17 - Parent's target evening
This week we are writing evacuee letters. We will be using information we have gathered from our class text Goodnight Mister Tom to provide us with details of what it was like for evacuees to leave home in WW2. We will also be going over how to edit our work effectively, making sure that we have included the features expected of a letter. Our SPAG focus this week is conjunctions.
As well as beginning to look closely at the story Goodnight Mister Tom, we will also be completing comprehension activities that involve answering information retrieval questions. Together, the children will discuss and come up with methods that help them to answer this type of question quickly and efficiently.
In maths, we are continuing to learn about place value, but this week we will be focusing on negative numbers. At the start of the week, we will be trying to understand what a negative number is and placing values on a number line. Then, we will be adding and subtracting negative and positive numbers before applying our understanding to real-life scenarios.
Our topic for this term is 'electricity' and we will be continuing our topic by learning about insulators and conductors. The children will be exploring different materials to see which category they fall into and then designing an experiment to test the strength of different insulators and conductors.
Maths homework: Unit 1 is due in on 22.09.17
Spellings homework: Unit 1 will be tested on 25.09.17