We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support so far this year. We hope you have had a lovely break and are well rested for the new year. Do you want to know what we have planned next? Then read ahead!
Updates, homework, and messages will also be shared on our class SeeSaw page.
If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will replicate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.
Reading at Home
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them. Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game! You may want to choose a book from ‘Christ Church Virtual Library’ which is filled with a variety of texts and audiobooks for you to read at home for FREE! You will find Christ Church Virtual Library on your ‘Task’ section on Seesaw. Simply click on a book cover of your choosing. I wonder which books will be your favourite? I wonder if anyone could get through them all?
FREE eBook Library from Oxford Owl for Home:
Maths - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Our focus this half term is Decimals. We will have regular arithmetic practise to get use to test style questions in preparation for SATs. Multiplication facts are also a key area of learning during our time in Year 6. TTRockStars is fantastic at learning and practicing these calculations and should be accessed regularly at home.
English -The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. A special friendship is formed which takes Bruno from innocence to revelation…We will use our enriching topics and class reader to begin to develop fantastic pieces of writing as well as daily novel reading sessions.
In Science this year, we will revisit and learn new themes each week. We have some great topics this year which are listed below.
Biology - Animals including Humans and Circulatory System
Chemistry - Everyday Materials and States of Matter
Physics - Light, Sound and Earth and Space
History - World War 2.
Let's explore what life was like for children and adults during World War Two. Why did the war start? Who were the important people during the war? What was life like for children?
Geography - How do people around the world earn a living?
We will be learning to understand how people in the UK and the rest of the world earn a living in a variety of ways. We will further go onto exploring several jobs in various sectors, before investigating industries around the world and looking at why some adults don’t work and some children do!
Design Technology - Funky Furnishings (Textiles)
We will be learning about the textile technique Bayeux Tapestry and building on our textiles skills, to create a story inspired cushion.
Art - Surrealism (Sculpture)
In the 1920s, the Surrealism movement began as artists and writers began to delve deeper underneath everyday, literal existence and into the unconscious mind.
Religious Education - Life as a Journey.
Life is a journey. Do you agree? Why? In what ways can life be compared to a journey? In what ways does having faith give meaning and purpose to the journey of life? In this unit we will be discussing the answers to these questions.
Our P.E days this term are Monday and Tuesday.
Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their full P.E kit. PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside.
Water bottles & snacks
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day. Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.