Welcome back to another half term, which will no doubt be filled with fantastic and enjoyable learning experiences.
This half term, Year 6 will continue their study of World War II and its wider last impact on the world we live today, using the Power of Reading book, ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ as an anchor to facilitate their learning experience whilst also tying it to other areas of their study. Moving on from the first half of term, pupils will now further their understanding of WWII with an in depth look at the geography of Europe and how this changed during the war, both physically and in terms of the human aspect. Pupils will learn about significant landmarks, how borders were altered and how the use of land has changed over the last century, making comparisons with others areas across the world.
Pupils will apply this knowledge and understanding to their writing, which will also benefit from their learning in English where they will study the use of prefixes and root words as well as how specific language choices can help to enhance a reader’s understanding.
In Maths, pupils will begin to look at fractions, relying on their embedded understanding of multiples and factors from the first half of the Autumn Term and they will apply this to a real life setting. This will link to the ways Europe was divided and how regions were monopolised by Nazi forces or supported by the Allies during World War II.
In Science, pupils will learn about electricity, including how current flows and build on their knowledge of what makes a circuit. This will link to their understanding of WWII and the role electricity played, especially during the Blitz when London experienced regular blackouts.
Linking to Humanities, pupils will further their art skills with a look at architecture where they will sketch different landmarks from across Europe which help convey the history of different countries. Pupils will ask their own questions about designs before creating their own examples to mark a significant event in their own lives.
As a reminder, homework will continue to go online every Wednesday to be completed by the following Monday. Pupils are also expected to bring in appropriate PE kit every Friday. Swimming sessions will continue for those pupils already participating on a Wednesday morning.
Please also keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and ‘Wow Work’.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 6 team.
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