Welcome to Year 6
Class Teacher: Mr A Claridge
In Class 6, we are going to investigate the question ‘Why do people choose to explore?’ through a history focus. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth on an epic adventure called the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. We will learn more about this ill-fated voyage and the remarkable exploits of Shackleton and his crew.
Through this learning experience, children will become Historians by choosing reliable sources of primary and secondary evidence; evaluating the usefulness of these sources in answering our enquiry question; looking at difference versions of the same event and learning that there is often not a single answer for historical questions.
Class 6 will continue to develop their reflective thinking and working skills through our journal work where we will discover how to combine graphic design with our learning to create lasting knowledge.
Class 6 will have their PE taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by Miss Young. Please ensure that children have their kits in school on these days. All kits should be named and stored safely in their lockers.
Reading remains vital for children in Year 6. Despite your children being able to read fluently and independently, it is still important to hear them read daily and discuss what they have read with them. Children can choose to read books from school or from home and should complete their AR quiz once they have finished the book.
Children will also receive mathematics and spelling homework. This will be given out on a Friday and children will have until the following Friday to complete the work and learn the spellings.