Welcome to Year 6 - Spring Term
Class Teacher: Mr A Claridge
This term in Year 6, we are answering the question 'What qualities do I need to be to be a hero or heroine?' In order to understand this question, we will be learning about the impact of World War 1 on Shaldon and the local area. We will spend some time learning about the conditions that the brave soldiers had to endure as well as the harrowing stories from the Great War.
We are using rich local sources of history to enhance our learning experiences. We have visited the local war memorial in Shaldon and Teignmouth. The museum visits to Bygones and Teignmouth museum will also provide a good opportunity to enrich our learning and will help the children to truly understand the qualities of all of those involved in the war effort.
Our writing will reflect our understanding of these qualities and we will be crafting emotive letters written in role as a soldier serving in the trenches on the front line. Children will also spend some time working on a narrative piece set during the war.
In maths, we will study place value and investigate rounding numbers to the nearest million before moving onto additive reasoning. This will help us to revise our methods and explore the reasoning in a rich and varied way. Before half term we will also look at multiplicative reasoning where we will continue to learn about the relationships between multiplication and division. We will also build on our knowledge of fractions and how they are related to decimals and percentages.
PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday. Homework set on a Friday to be returned Wednesday.