Year 6 2019 - 2020

Mrs Smith

Year 6 Class Teacher

Welcome back to school and to the Autumn Term of Year 6!

 

Our topic this term is entitled ‘World Peace’.

We will start the term by be learning about WWII – why war was declared and which countries were involved.  We will learn about ‘The Blitz’ and how evacuation impacted upon the lives of children in the UK.  Part of our learning will also include an exciting themed trip to Stockport’s Air Raid Shelters. 

We will then go on to learn about the ‘Home Front’, blackouts and how rationing impacted upon the nation. We will also learn about the Holocaust and the life of Anne Frank.

In order to further our understanding of how and why WWII began, we will then go back in time to 1914 and the beginning of WWI.  We will learn that the British people thought that it was a war that would be over by Christmas but, sadly, it lasted until the end of 1918!  We will learn about the Western Front and trench war fare and how mechanisation came to play a major role during WWI.  The children will also learn about the importance of unofficial ceasefires that became known as ‘The Christmas Truce’ - a bright counterpoint to the worst horrors of war as it demonstrated that the soldiers from both sides were able to sympathise with their oponents predicament.

 

Our Class Focus Text for the first half term is:

Letters from the Lighthouse,

Emma Carroll

 

Our Class Focus Text for the second half term is:

Private Peaceful,

Michael Morpurgo

            

 

The detail of curriculum coverage is attached to this class page (Autumn Roll A Jigsaw).
 

 

Homework

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)

Weekly:

All homework will be set on a Friday and collected the following Friday.

  • 10-Minute Maths SATs Buster task

  • A Spelling activity

  • 10-Minute SPaG SATs Buster task

  • 10-Minute Reading SATs Buster task

 

 

P.E.

Our PE sessions are on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please can the children come to school wearing their PE kit on both Wednesdays and Fridays (on Wednesdays they will also need their swimming kits)

 

Please make sure that children have appropriate kit for those days: green Gawsworth T-shirts are expected for games and indoor PE, black shorts, black, grey or navy joggers, Gawsworth sweatshirts or black, grey or navy sweatshirts or tracksuit tops.

 

 

Contacting me

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).  Any urgent messages (including any medical appointments or absences) need to be sent via the school office, please.

If you need to meet with me, I am available after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Kind regards,

Mrs Smith

 

 

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