War and Peace is this term's topic.
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the Rose Blanche, written about a child's experiences in war-torn Germany, and try to empathise with her dilemmas and fears. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’
Homework for this week is the following:
SPaG pages 8 and 9
Maths page 9
Could these please be back in school on Monday.
The teaching staff will be checking the reading journals weekly to monitor the reading of the children. Please feel free to write comments to us, if you feel the need, but do not feel that you have to as time is precious.
Maths page 8
English page 56
We've been learning about the geography of the polar regions in the first few weeks of term. Check out this fantastic non-chronological report about the Antarctic that communicates the children's own research!
Maths page 7.
English page 88.
Homework will be set every week on Wednesdays and is due in the following Monday. We will be marking it as a whole class together. The homework will always be closely related to the concepts we have studied the previous week, so will be a good chance to revise and for children to explain to their grown ups what they have been learning!
This week it is:
English p.82 + 83
Next week, year 6 pupils will be taking part in PIXL testing. There will a reading test, a grammar test, a spelling test and three mathematics tests spread throughout the week. These are intended to highlight areas of weakness or gap in the children's learning so that we can fill those gaps and prepare them for the SAT tests in the summer. We will be reporting back to parents once the data has been returned which is expected during the first week of October.
If you have any questions about them, please ask the class teacher or Mr Badger. Thank you for your co-operation.
This term we will be covering a topic based on the Frozen Kingdom.
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and follow in Shackleton’s footsteps as we ‘Endeavour’ to explore this treacherous landscape.