Welcome to Year 6 2021 -22
Our spring term topic is
'The Heroic Age of Exploration'
Year 6 class information - Spring term 22
PE days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Homework: Is set on a Friday and is to be returned by the following Wednesday. Some homework tasks maybe set on line using the children's Microsoft Teams login. There will be weekly, maths, grammar/spelling/reading and topic based activities set. There is an expectation that the children read either to an adult or independently at least 4 x weekly and record this in their reading in their planners.
Our key question for this Autumn term is:
What were the turning points for WW2?
Year 6 Messages
-Autumn term 1
PE every Thursday am Indoor PE and Friday pm outdoor
Please can the children come to school wearing their PE kits. As the weather is till a bit chilly turns please can you make sure that the children have plain dark coloured tracksuits bottoms and a change of outdoor footwear.
Homework is set on a Friday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday. There is an expectation that children read at least 4 times across the week and that they work on their set times table on Rock Stars. Please could you sign the reading diaries to show that your child has read (either to an adult, or to themselves).
The weekly homework will usually involve a maths task, a literacy or topic based activity and a spelling pattern or year 5/6 words task to practice.
Our humanities topic this term is about the 'Witches of Manningtree'. We are going to be looking at the position of women and the trial by ordeal that they faced through the work of Matthew Hopkins the 'Witch finder General'.
We will be discovering how Manningtree has developed and changed over the centries both socially and through industrial changes. There will be lots of outdoor learning this term with the continuation of forest school and local study field work.
Key concepts this term: Power, discrimination, truth and fairness
We will be reading sections of Shakespeare's Macbeth this term........
Our new 1:1 devices in Year 6
We are very fortunate in year 6 to have acess to a class set of Winbooks, which we use everyday to support our learning. Year 6 have begun to get very familiar with our use of Microsoft Teams and have begun to use our Class notebook to access teaching materials in the majority of our lessons.