Welcome to Year 6P!
Autumn 2 2019
After a fantastic first half term, we are excited to back in school and continuing on our learning journey. This half term we will be continuing learning about WW1 as well as electricity, Vocation and commitment and continuing our Macbeth study! We will also be getting ready for Advent and the build up to Christmas.
Class Teacher: Miss Percival:
Here's what we'll be learning next half term:
In the Autumn term we will be recapping calculations and applying them to real life situations, we will also be focusing on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
It is vital that children know their times tables and practice their mental arithmetic.
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In English this half term, we will be developing our reading, grammar and writing skills, whilst continuing to focus on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and we will also by studying a War book about Remembrance called 'Memorial'. When continuing to learn all about the famous Shakespearean play 'Macbeth' we will be getting to grips with that tricky Shakespearean language in the form of the Witches' chant-we will be studying this poem and create our own witches' chants...... bubble, bubble, toil and trouble.... . Additionally, we will be writing narrative endings and writing about Macbeth's final hours. We will also be applying our reading and writing skills when writing in role as a WW1 soldier and creating a remembrance reflection.
In R.E our topic is Commitment and Vocation: the children will be focusing on how people dedicate their lives to serving others and how we must work together to support one another as a community. We will also be lokoing at the importance of priesthood.
Key vocabulary we will be focusing on:
Commitment, dedicated, vocation, Ordination, anointing, religious life, service, celibacy, vows
Key Questions we will be exploring throughout this topic:
The call to follow Jesus is a personal invitation. Can you think of ways in which people respond to the invitation today?
How does the school enable new children, new staff and parents to enter into the life of the school?
How may children be helped to appreciate what it means to belong to a faith community?
For our topic this term we will be continuing to learn about WW1 and Natural Resources. During this topic, the children will be understanding why WW1 began and the countries that were involved. This will be inter-linked with the impact the war had on trade and natural resources around the world. We will be looking at various maps, using the 8 points of a compass and also understanding the 6 figure grid references on OS maps. We will also be using our Art skills to create paintings of life in the Trenches. We will also be reenacting trench warfare in our outdoor trench structures. Throughout this topic, the children will be using their history, geography, computing, art and DT skills.
In Science we will be studying all about Electricity. We will be learning about the appearance and function of different electrical components, including switches, bulbs, buzzers, motors, cells and wires. Additionally we will be matching pictures of each component to their electrical symbols and understanding the different component functions. As part of this Science project, we will also be making our own alarm system to stop the Grinch from stealing our Christmas presents and we will also be going on an exciting trip to MOSI to learn more about how electricity works.
Dates for your Diary
September 24th 2019- Year 6 welcome assembly for their reception Buddy
November 11th 2019- Year 6S remembrance Assembly
November 25th- 29th 2019- Kingswood Trip
12th December 2019- KS2 Carol Concert
18th December 2019- Christmas dinner and party day
20th December 2019- House Day
Your child will be given a learning log with each half term's homework board at the front. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school every Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on a Friday afternoon.
Additionally, Year 6 will be given a set of spellings for the half term which will be stuck in their spelling homework books. Each week the children must practice each word of the list at least 5 times and write them in a sentence. Every Friday the Spelling books need to be in school ready for their weekly spelling test.