This half term we are continuing with our IPC topic, 'The Great, the Bold and the Brave', in which we are learning all about the ancient Greeks and Romans. We have been studying some famous battles fought by the Greeks and have used the Toondoo website to create our own comic strips based on them. We have also studied ancient Roman art and have created mosaics based on our research.
In English, we are studying the fantastic novel 'Wonder' by RJ Palocio. We have enjoyed the way the author explores the story from different viewpoints and have now re-written one of the pivotal chapters from another character's point of view. We are challenging ourselves by including more ambitiously constructed sentences, using a wide range of punctuation.
This half term in maths we are working hard to consolidate what we have learned so far this year, in preparation for our upcoming tests. We have already reviewed the four operations and algebra and are now moving on to ratio, proportion, volume and area.
How you can help at home:
- Please continue to read with your child regularly and ask them questions about what they have read to check their understanding.
- Encourage your child to practise the Year 5 and 6 spelling words frequently. The children have all been given copies of this list. We have a spelling test every Friday on 20 of the words from this list.
- Offer support to ensure that your child's homework is completed on time.
- Ensure that your child has their correct PE kit (including suitable footwear) for our lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
As always, many thanks for all your support and please contact me if you have any queries about your child's progress.
Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 6 curriculum.