Welcome to Year 6!
The children (and teachers) have returned to school in a refreshed and in a positive frame of mind. They all seem really excited and ready to rise to the challenges ahead.
This week’s learning
We have spent time familiarising the children with the Year 6 routines and have talked a lot about expectations for the year, both from our perspective and the children’s. We have also hit the ground running with our learning in the two days we have been back at school!
In English, the children have begun to learn about Greek myths in preparation for writing their own myths over the next couple of weeks. They have studied and summarised the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and will be reading lots more Greek myths over the coming lessons.
In maths, we have been refreshing our place value knowledge by playing lots of games involving numbers up to 10,000,000.
Our history topic this term is Ancient Greece. The children have enjoyed finding out about the legacy of Ancient Greece and have been fascinated to discover that many of the things we use and take for granted today actually originated from this civilisation!
Next week’s learning
The children will continue to be immersed in all that is Ancient Greek by reading many more Greek myths and learning more about life in Ancient Greece. Place value in maths will be further embedded in order to lay the groundwork for further topics to come.
In religious education next week we will be asking the question: ‘What do religions say to us when life gets hard?’ As part of this unit, we will be touching on the sensitive subject of suffering and death. If you would like some information on the content of these lessons, or have any questions, please feel free to pop in and talk to your child’s teacher before next Friday, when the first lesson is scheduled.
We will give you more information on your child’s regular home learning next week. For this week, we are sending home learning books and notebooks for the children to cover and personalise, if possible, using paper of their choice. Please can you ensure the notebooks are back in school by Monday and the home learning books are returned by Wednesday next week.
PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays this year. Please make sure PE kits are in school on these days.
Have a great weekend.
The Year 6 team