Welcome to Year 6!
Our topic for the spring term is Ancient Greece. We will begin the topic by exploring modern Greece. We will then be finding out about Greece 2500 years ago. We will learn about different city states and compare Athens and Sparta. We will continue the topic by researching different Greek gods and goddesses. In English, we will learn some different Greek myths and we will write out own stories based on ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. We will also write some instructions about how to defeat some mythological beasts. We will continue to develop our English skills by using the story ‘Who let the Gods out?’ and this will support our comprehension. On Wednesday 27th February, we will be having an exciting Greek day. During this day, we invite the children to dress up. We will be hosting our own Greek Olympics, making some Greek food and spending the morning in a Greek school.
On Thursday and Friday afternoons, Mrs Lambert and Mrs Love will be teaching the children
Children will have PE on Friday afternoon. Children need to make sure they have a full PE kit in school on this day. Please make sure their PE kit has their name in it. Jewellery, including earrings, must be removed and long hair should be tied back.
Children will continue to complete their homework folders for English and Maths. They are expected to complete two sides in each folder and this will be handed in by Thursday each week. Homework may be handed in early if it is completed. Children are welcome to hand in their booklets more regularly and get ahead with their homework. However, we do request that no more than two sides are completed before being marked so misconceptions can be covered in class.
Children are also still expected to complete reading at home and their reading records will be checked every Monday. The expectation is that children read at least four times a week at home. At the beginning of the term, the children brought home letters explaining their current times table target. It is really important that they continue to focus on learning their times tables as it will help them with many other areas in maths.