What a busy time we’ve had in Year 6! The half-term has flown by but we are still working hard up to Christmas.
The class have really enjoyed our History topic, World War Two. We have been working on our timeline skills, finding out what life was like for evacuees, researching major events of the War and finding out how it changed Britain forever. Our display in the hall will be up shortly, featuring our wonderful ICT skills.
Our Destination Reader book is ‘The Silver Sword’, about a family of Polish children travelling across war-torn Europe trying to find their parents. It’s not as bleak as it sounds. We have also enjoyed ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Shirley Hughes – a wonderful picture book about a young London boy who is evacuated to the countryside. We have done lots of drama to help us write letters in role.
In maths, we have perfected our calculating skills in the four operations: adding, subtracting, multiplication and division. We have also been dealing with very small numbers with our work on fractions which are so important to master before SATs.
Last week, we enjoyed a wonderful trip to Sewell Park with reception and Year 5. Year 6 really enjoyed helping Reception with their Winter Search plus we enjoyed a pantomime at Sewell Park High School.
Most importantly, we have been working on developing a Growth Mindset, and are starting to realise that nothing will happen without plenty of practice at home. So please help your children with their homework! We got out the speedstackers and learnt that no good will come of comparing our times to that of others; the only thing we can do is practise and improve our own time!