Welcome to the Year 6 Class page.
This is an exciting school year with more fun learning to be done and lots of preparation for the coming transition to new secondary schools. How exciting!
Throughout the year - and at all times - there are lots of adults who are always here to help us in our learning and experiences! These adults are:
Miss Dunkley (class teacher)
Mr Allack (teaching assistant on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Mr Barrick (teaching assistant on Monday, Thursday and Friday)
Mrs Howes (PE class teacher on Tuesday afternoons)
Miss Ibbotson (French and RE class teacher on Tuesday afternoons)
For information about our Daily Routine and learning Timetable, please see the links to the right.
During the first half of the Autumn Term, our class topic is World War One. We shall learn about the events that led to the start of the war and how the friendships and alliances between European countries meant that they had to take part in the war to support their friends. We shall understand what life was like for the soldiers in the trenches and the hardships they suffered both physically and emotionally. We shall also consider what it was like to participate in the football game on No Man's Land during the Christmas Truce as well as how people left behind at home were affected. Over the weeks, we will learn about significant figures in the war, including the wonder dog Sergeant Stubby and how the part other animals played in securing victory for the Triple Entente.
Our whole class novel in the first half term is 'The Eagle in the Snow' by Michael Morpurgo. This is a powerful new story - from the master storyteller - which is inspired by true events: the story of one man whose actions (whilst fighting in the trenches in World War might have stopped World War 2. If only he hadn't made the worst mistake he could ever make in World War 1...
In the second half term, we shall continue our history learning to develop a deeper understanding of World War 2. We shall look at the causes and events of this devastating war; how people contributed to the war effort on many fronts and the impact of rationing. We shall also study The Blitz, evacuation, the significance of the Holocaust and the D-Day landings.
We shall be aiming to read two class novels this half term: 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll and 'Signs of Survival' by Joshua Greene and Renee Hartman. This is a book based on a true story about two sisters - one hearing and one deaf - and their experiences of the persecution of the Jews at the hands of the German dictator, Adolf Hitler.
Our class novels are though-provoking stories and we recommend that our pupils have their own copy of the books to read along with us. It makes the whole reading experience richer!
Please look at the link to the right to see the curriculum map of our learning in the two half terms of the Autumn Term.
We are really looking forward to getting to know you all and to be part of your learning journey this half term.
Miss Dunkley, Mr Allack, Mr Barrick, Mrs Howes and Miss Ibbotson
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