Welcome back to Term 2!
I hope you and your family were able to enjoy the autumn weather, as well as a rest from school.
The theme for this term is World War Two – Life on the Home Front, which we will be looking at through the novel Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. We will be supporting this through the use of a range of primary and secondary historical resources as well as the writing of other children’s authors such as Michael Morpurgo. I would encourage the children to visit the library to find other novels that deal with the changes to people’s lives during this period, in addition to historical information texts. We would be very interested to hear any family stories from this era or see any artefacts that have particular significance.
Mathematics work will continue with work on fractions, decimals and percentages, with the addition and subtraction of decimals as a priority. We will be continuing to keep children fluent with work in the four operations of arithmetic and build on their problem-solving and reasoning skills in areas that they are more familiar with. Where children are less secure, we will be supporting them with extra provision in the afternoons, including short homework tasks to develop both fluency and confidence.
In our RE work, the children will learn what justice is and know that they are called to work for justice in the world. They will explore the concept through work on the prophet Elijah and John the Baptist as well as more modern day Christians like Oscar Romero. In the latter part of the topic the children will explore the meaning of Advent and the customs associated with Advent and Christmas.
I would like to say a big thank you for all the support that you have given regarding homework. This is having a noticeable impact on both the children’s fluency in certain areas but also their confidence. The children were very keen to make use of their new grammar books and have responded promptly to many other homework tasks. As mentioned above, we will continue to use short tasks to respond quickly to areas in children’s learning that need support. We will be continuing to use MyMaths as the main platform for Maths homework.
Thank you once again for your continued support. If you have any questions about Year 6 or any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me or to make an appointment via the office.
Chris Trim – Year 6 Class Teacher email@example.com