Welcome to Class 6
Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Lowe help us with our learning in Class 6
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General information, timetable, educational visit information, curriculum overview and other interesting things...
PE days are on Tuesday and Wednesday
Homework day is Wednesday
Reading record/homework diary must be brought in every day
Please try to be punctual and have high attendance
Lunch time Prayer
For health and strength and daily food,
We thank you, God. Amen
Our End of Day Class Prayer
Now the day is over, we lift our hands and say
Thank you heavenly God, for today,
We're sorry for the wrong things, but glad about the right
Keep us, heavenly God, in your love tonight
We are so thrilled to be welcoming back our amazing class from last year and very excited about all the fantastic things we are going to be doing this year with them in year 6!
Here are a few highlights of this half term......
We will be working with musicians from The Hallé Orchestra to compose and perform our own music based around our topic.
The performance will be in St James Church on Monday 21st October. Family and friends are welcome to come.
We are going on a trip to the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH on Friday 27th September as part of our topic.
On Tuesday October 1st we will be going to 'Safe Squad' - these are workshops for year 6 children based on digital, personal and community safety
Other important dates for the half term are:
- Wednesday 11 September - Cafe Church
- Friday 20th September - Year 6 class assembly
Our Topic for this half term is
CONFLICT AND CONSEQUENCES
As part of our topic we will:
- learn about bias and propaganda and use screen printing to create a propaganda poster
- create vlogs based on groups of people who experienced life during WWI
- learn key facts about WWI such as when it began and ended and some of the major battles
- use map skills to find countries (involved in WWI) on a map
- use ‘PowerPoint’ to present information and use the internet to research
- look at the terrible human consequences of war by learning about the holocaust
In English, our texts are all set in World War 1.
Our key text is In Flanders Fields
The story is set in the trenches and the focus of the book is on the similarity of the soldiers on both sides of the fence and the absolute futility of war.
We will also read extracts from Private Peaceful and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and be reading some war poetry.
We will write diaries, a narrative version of In Flanders Fields, a newspaper report about the Christmas truce (which the children already know about from our Christmas assembly last year) and letters home from the trenches.
Linked to our screen printing of propoganda posters, we will look at the type of language used to persuade young men at the time to join the army.
In Maths we will cover:
- Place value
- negative numbers
- addition and subtraction
- multiplication and division
- prime numbers
- order of operations
- simplifying, comparing and ordering fractions
- adding and subtracting fractions
We will also have additional weekly lessons covering reasoning and arithmetic to make sure the children are super prepared for the tests in May!
Our SCIENCE Topic is LIGHT. We will investigate how light travels, shadows and reflection and conduct experiments making sure we use fair testing to give us accurate results.
Our RE focus this half term is CREATION. We will focus on Psalm 8 and reflect on the idea of 'stewardship' - how well have we looked after the earth?
In PSHCE our theme is New Beginnings. As part of this we will link it to our topic work by looking at negotiation and how to avoid conflict.
In FRENCH we will learn about school and school subjects.
Our MUSIC lessons will be delivered by Mr Partington. We will also be having sessions with musicians from the Halle Orchestra which will link to our topic.
What a busy and exciting half term!