Welcome back, Year 6 – it’s now the autumn term, so lots of fun learning!
Hello year 6!
Welcome back to St Anne’s! We hope that you’ve had a lovely summer and have spent time with friends and families, having fun and catching up. Hopefully, you’ve all kept safe and healthy and are now excited to be back learning with us. I’d like to share some of the exciting areas we will be focussing on.
In English lessons, we will be studying Macbeth (a play written by the well-known playwright, William Shakespeare), exploring Shakespearian language and learning what the theatre was like during the Tudor period. We will be learning about the different themes in Macbeth, such as greed, loyalty, ambition, love, determination and betrayal and how these can lead to devastation and destruction.
For our maths lessons, we will be embedding our knowledge of place value and exploring the many ways that numbers can be represented. We will then extend our learning to addition and subtraction and deepening our knowledge through problem solving.
As our theme will Tudor England, we will be learning all about the Tudor monarchs: the impact they had on England, particularly on the Church; their strengths as rulers; what England was like for poor people and how different their entertainment was compared to ours today. In Science, we will be learning all about light, how we see and how light travels, as well as how shadows are formed. The Kingdom of God is the Way, the Truth and the Life unit we will be studying; in this, we will be thinking and reflecting upon how we should allow Jesus into our lives to help us live the way he would want us to; we will explore how the Kingdom of God is in all of us and what this looks like when we put it into practice.
Our PE will be taught by our sports coach and will take place on Monday. We are happy for you to continue to come into school wearing your PE kits or something suitable (shorts, polo shirt, tracksuits when it gets warmer, trainers).
This term, there will be several teaching assistants working in year 6: Mrs Stanley will be working Monday to Wednesday all day; Mrs Mole will be taking a maths group four mornings a week and Mrs Capper will be working Wednesday to Friday. So there will always be plenty of adults to chat to and, if necessary, share any worries you might have.
So we have lots to look forward to!
Lots of love, Miss McKenna, Mrs Stanley, Mrs Mole and Mrs Capper xxx