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Autumn 1

Autumn 1 – World War II

Welcome back after a much needed Summer break! The final year of primary school is upon us and we are ready to embrace all the challenges and changes that brings.

Here is an overview of key learning areas this term!

Theme: WWII

We will be studying WWII and our focus for this half term will be Britain. During the next 7 weeks we will learn about the outbreak of war, evacuation, the Blitz, rationing, propaganda and the key roles that women played. For each aspect of our learning we will delve deep and create real experiences for the children to gain an insight into what life was like during this period in time. We are hoping to create some war time recipes.

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English:  Writing

During our writing this term we will develop key skills linked to sentences variety and vocabulary choices. The will happen in creative/descriptive writing where the Blitz will be a focus and also through non-chronological reports and recounts.

English:  Reading

Within our guided reading sessions the children will explore ideas around author’s deliberate use of language and searching for evidence within a text to support our ideas and opinions. The book we will be using is Skellig and our class reading book is Goodnight Mr Tom. Please support your child by ensuring they read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day either to themselves or to somebody else and complete their reading records.

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Maths: Number

Due to recent changes in the curriculum, number has become a greater focus: this includes working with more complicated fractions and also with numbers that go into the hundreds of millions. As a result, this half term every aspect of place value, ordering, rounding, the four rules of number and the properties of number will be a major part of our learning. Whilst these key skills are hugely important, the ability to enjoy maths, reason mathematically and investigate new ideas will also play a significant role in our learning. In each instance we will endeavour to make the maths as ‘real’ as possible in order for the children to understand its relevance.

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Science: Forces

We will be looking at different aspects of Forces this half term and where ever possible this will provide opportunities for the children to design, carry out and draw conclusions from their own experiments with what makes a fair test a core part of the ongoing learning.

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Other Curriculum Areas

Computing - PowerPoints

RE – Judaism

Art and Design – Drawing/Pastel Work

PE – Hockey and Floor/Small Apparatus Gymnastics

PSHE – Rights and Responsibilities

Diary Dates

13.9.18 - Roald Dahl Day

22.9.18 - Jeans for Genes

21.9.18-24.9.18 – Kingswood Trip

15-19.10.18 - Parent/Carer Engagement Week (Year 6 date and time TBC)

22-26.10.18 - Half Term