Year 6 2020 - 2021
Year 6 Class Teacher
Our topic for the Spring term will be:
‘Conflict, Resolution & Remembrance’
In this topic, we will consider how, by 1945, the lives of British people had been affected by the Second World War and study in greater depth how Britain and its people were affected by the war and learn about initial rebuilding efforts in bomb-damaged cities. We will also look at post-war Modernist architecture. We will consider the reasons why British people wanted significant changes in the way Britain was governed at the end of the Second World War and consider why, given the circumstances, post-war voters wanted significant changes in Britain, such as nationalisation and the creation of the Welfare State.
We will go on to consider ways in which the creation of the NHS improved the lives of people living in Britain. The children will learn about the creation of the NHS and its impact on British life as well as expressing their own views and experiences of it.
We will also study the ways in which the British Empire changed after the Second World War. The children will learn about what the British Empire was, and how the people of her colonies were involved in the war. They will go on to explore when and why almost all of the colonies sought and won independence in the post-war years. We will find out about the reasons for, and effects of, migration from Caribbean countries after the Second World War and the children will consider why there was a need for immigration into Britain in the post-war years, as well as think about, discuss and write about the experiences of the first Caribbean people arriving in Britain to live and work. And finally, we will find out why and how new towns were built after the Second World War – the children will find out about the reasons why it was decided to build new towns and consider the point of view of the post-war town planners by designing their own new town.
The detail of curriculum coverage is attached to this class page
Class Shared Read
Ongoing… To read as many of the fabulous books, written by inspiring and engaging authors, recommended on our class reading wall (and also on the list attached to the bottom of this page and on the following website: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-6
All homework will be set on a Friday and collected the following Friday.
- Complete 1 hour of personalised learning from your Century Learning Pathway - Maths/SpaG/Reading
- A Spelling activity
- To read for 20 minutes every day ðŸ˜Š
Our PE sessions are:
Monday AM – Outside Session
Friday PM - Swimming
Please make sure that children have appropriate kit for those days: Green Gawsworth T-shirts are expected for games and indoor PE. Children may also wear either black shorts or black/grey/navy joggers, a Gawsworth sweatshirt or black/grey/navy sweatshirt or tracksuit top.
Any urgent messages (including any medical appointments or absences) need to be sent via the school office, please.
If you need to contact me, I am contactable via ClassDojo Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 5:30pm (please be aware that during the school day I may not be able to respond immediately as I will be teaching – but I will check my Dojo messages after school).
If you need to meet with me, I am available after school on:
Mondays and Fridays.
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