Year 6: 6DP, 6AP, 6KF
Working from home- Teams
Welcome to Year 6
The War Years
This half-term we introduce our WW2 topic. Already, children have been showing a healthy, inquisitive nature to their learning; they have been asking LOTS of questions about both WW1 and WW2 and have responded with a hunger to find out more. During our work on Remembrance Sunday, children have also shown respect and sensitivity, responding to the poems they have read with a high level of engagement and sensitivity to the themes within each poem.
So far, we have read For the Fallen (Binyon), In Flanders Fields (McCrae) and Dulce et Decorum Est (Owen). These provided us with an initial understanding of the feelings of war and we were able to note differing opinions between authors regarding the death of those that gave so much.
Above all else, our work on Remembrance Sunday helped to understand the feelings of pride, gratitude and grief.
We were proud of the maturity of Year 6.
Now we begin our new text for this half term, Letters from the Lighthouse (by Emma Carroll). This text is a new one for Y6! Whilst we have enjoyed the various WW2 themed texts that Y6 have studied in previous years, it was time for a change; Letters from the Lighthouse comes with excellent reviews and we think that Y6 will enjoy this text even more. Having re-planned this unit completely, we are confident that this text meets the needs of this Y6 group and that it will also provide the model and inspiration for excellent quality of writing.
Why not read the book together with your child to follow our work in class and reinforce learning. I'm sure that parents would equally enjoy the reading experience.
Today we had a fun day, immersing ourselves in piracy! As you know, we are reading Treasure Island, which drives our learning this half-term.
It was wonderful to see our children dressed as pirates and we look forward to learning more about this topic.
Welcome Back Year 6
With the Autumn leaves turning golden, your new shoes by your bed and your new school jumper neatly folded, you're probably beginning to think about school.
Today and tomorrow your teachers are making preparations for a safe return to school. We can't wait to see you all and get started on our new topics and new learning. Things might look a little different to previous years but much will stay the same: your smiles and enthusiasm will be just a strong (if not stronger).
We are looking forward to welcoming you through our new year 6 gate (by the bins!) at 8:30am. Please remember to use this entrance only as we need to remain in our bubbles.
You may have lots of questions... don't feel apprehensive - we will talk you through exactly what you need when we sit down on Monday.
See you all soon.