Year Six

AutumnTerm 2019

This Autumn we have a very exciting and busy term ahead!

 In Numeracy, we will be working our number skills, focusing on more formal methods used to solve addition, multiplication, subtraction and division questions, particularly in word problems. We will particularly be working with decimal numbers, fractions and negative numbers, so practise with these difficult numbers at home would be very helpful! We will also be thinking about problems involving percentages. We will be practicing our arithmetic, trying to further refine our methods.

We will be having an enjoyable time in Year Six learning about World War Two. In Literacy, we will reading the stories of “Goodnight Mr Tom” and “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” in order to learn more about the effect of  the war on children in this country and in other countries around the world. This will help us to write our own World War Two narrative stories. We will be using lots of role play to explore how people felt during the war, especially the evacuees and families in air raids. As well as narratives, we will also read and write information texts, persuasive arguments and poems about topics related to World War Two.

 In addition to this, we will be focusing on World War Two in History. We have decided to visit the RAF World War Two bunker in Uxbridge to help develop our understanding of life during the war. We will be learning about rationing, the importance this played during the war and making a meal to gain valuable experience of what this would’ve been like! Whilst learning about this topic we will create various types of war art, including Blitz ‘air raid’ displays and 3D clay modelling. This theme will run throughout Geography and Design Technology where we will look at how the war impacted life and design within Britain.