Year 6 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year Six!
Welcome to year six, the year six team are Mrs Marr, Mr Cowie, Mrs Mathers, Mrs Deakin, Mrs Shahzad and Mrs DeGiorgio. We all welcome you warmly and wish you a successful year.
School begins promptly at 8.25am - please be lined up for this time. The end of the school day is 3pm. Please ensure you come to school in full uniform - including your tie.
Swimming is every Friday morning. Pupils should come to school in PE kit with their swimming kit in a bag including a towel.
PE kit will be needed on Wednesdays for the Autumn term. Remember, you come to school in your PE kit.
Our curriculum in Autumn term 1
We will begin our Maths journey looking at place value before moving on to four operations. We will also be focussing on arithmetic skills.
For our first unit, we will be building up to writing a flashback story. We will spend lots of time focusing on the writing skills we need to produce our very best work, developing our vocabulary and understanding of the grammar we need to build into our work.
Alongside this, we will work on non-chronological reports that help us to develop our understanding of our topic, ‘A Child’s War’.
Our class novel: Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Mogorian
Willie has been evacuated from his home and sent by train to the countryside. There, he meets Tom, a seemingly grump, unfriendly man who no one can believe would take in an evacuee. This thrilling story shows the reader how everyone’s life was transformed by Willie’s arrival.
Our first topic is ‘A Child’s War’. Pupils learn about World War Two from the perspective of refugees. They will explore the causes and impacts of the war, how it shaped the development of the UK, Europe and beyond and how the horrors of World War Two have influenced thinking across the world about how conflicts are resolved.