Welcome to the Year 6 class page! With Year 6 SATs only a few months away in May, the Spring term will undoubtedly be a very challenging one for all of us but if there’s one thing we like in Year 6 it’s a challenge! Our topic is A Child’s War and all of our writing and History will be based upon what it was like to be a child during the Second World War – for more details see the Year 6 curriculum overview.
We’ll start the term by getting a feel for what it was like to be evacuated during the Blitz and then over the following weeks we’ll be learning about the harsh realities of war-time life: rationing, air-raid shelters, make-do-and-mend and decidedly unappetitising food! We’ll also sing a war-time ditty or two and create one or two inspiring patriotic songs of our own.
We’ll be reading The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall as well as listening to an abridged BBC audio production of the classic tale. In Maths we’ll be measuring volume, perimeter and area, and calculating percentages. We’ll also cover ratio and proportion and describe patterns using algebra.
PE will be on Thursdays and Home Learning will be set and tested on Fridays.