We are very excited this term to be learning all about WW1. As we are sure you are well aware, this year marks 100 years since the end of The Great War. Children have already been making poppies out of recycled plastic bottles - they are looking lovely around the school grounds.
During this topic we will of course be learning all about the causes of the War, propaganda, conscription and much more.
We already have a trip planned for children to visit the RAF War Memorial Museum, this will be a great opportunity for our children.
A Dog's Purpose
During term two, we will be reading our core text, 'A Dog's Purpose.' This is a fantastic book which is all about one dog, searching through many different lives for his purpose.
In previous years, the children have produced some brilliant emotive writing based on this novel - which really is a roller coaster of emotions!
Children already had the chance to watch the film at the end of term one in order to prepare them for their learning this term.
Term 1 - Philip Pullman
Welcome back to year six, we hope you had a fantastic summer.
This term we will be learning all about Philip Pullman and reading his book, 'Northern Lights.' Northern Lights is a fantasy based novel which has also been adapted in to a well know film called,'The Golden Compass.'
For the first half of term one, we will be using a range of descriptive devices to create our own descriptive scenes.
We will also be studying the author, Philip Pullman, to create biographies of his life. Can you remember any of the information we have researched about him already?
Of course the Northern Lights also relate to the 'Aurora Borealis' which we will be using as inspiration for our creative curriculum lessons such as Art, History and Geography.
Our Science topic this term will be 'Electricity', in which we will be learning about the sources of electricity as well as how to create our own electrical circuits!
We will be using this clip from the 'Golden Compass' along with the description of the dining hall from the book, 'Northern Lights', to support our learning of descriptive writing.
In term one, we will be focusing on the fundamentals of mathematics, such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Every lesson has the same structure, we ensure that children are all confident and able to complete the taught skills before moving on to problems so that the children can apply their mathematical knowledge.
Once children are secure in their understanding of each concept taught, they have to reason. This means that they will be given questions which provoke a higher level of thinking and problem solving, in which children will often have to explain their answers, prove their understanding or teach other children the skill they have learnt.
It is vital that all children by year six should be fluent in multiplication facts up to multiples of 12, please help your children to practice these at home.