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Year 6

We will have an historical theme this term whilst always keeping an eye on the future with our big question:

 

How does the past inform our future?

 

We will be using our class book to help us understand choices and actions carried out in the past and the outcomes they created. Our class book ‘Treason’ by Berlie Doherty will help us explore these ideas– A historical novel set in the backstreets of Tudor London. Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII and must face a terrible choice: Who matters most? Your father or your king?

 

The book will also help us to immerse ourselves in the rich history of the Tudor period looking at all elements of life from the time. We will look at the eventful life of Henry VIII and his six wives as well as music, food, medicine and other significant figures from this period. For our ‘Sparkling Starter’ we plan to spend two days researching the style of houses from this time and constructing some of own using a range of DT skills including weaving and woodworking.

Our PSHE, RE and will all link closely to our ‘big’ questions. In RE we will be exploring Islam and the way in which Muslims demonstrate and practise their faith. Our PSHE lessons will be very important this term as it will give us the opportunity to share our feelings about the future as we prepare to move on. We will be looking ahead to secondary school and thinking about all the positives that lay on the road before us.

As mathematicians, we will be linking the work covered last term of fractions to better understand decimals and percentages. We will then move onto everyone’s favourite area in maths: algebra. We will learn when and why we use letters to represent unknown values or values that can change. We will then move onto ratio and area. After this, we will spend time consolidating our learning in most areas of maths for small projects dealing with real life scenarios in preparation for year 7.

PE lessons this term will be based on summer sports playing tennis and athletics both track and field. We’re hoping the weather is kind to us! A big thank you to our parents who are making sure their children come to school in their PE kits on Mondays and Fridays. Please remember that hair should be tied back and earrings not worn or covered with tape.

Please be aware that homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. We also expect our children to be reading each evening and practising their timestables. Thanks again to our parents and carers for their support and partnership.

The Year 6 Team