Welcome to Kites!
Class teacher: Mrs N Breslaw
Assisted by Miss K Rouse and Mrs J White
Welcome to Autumn Term in Kites – you’ve made it to the top of Grayswood Towers!
Our topic this term is ‘Woeful War (and their Legacies)’ where we will investigate the history of World War 1 and discover what led up to the start of one of the largest wars in History. We will explore what life was like for the soldiers on the front line as well as what life was like at home for the women and children who kept Britain running, We will then contrast aspects of World War 1 with World War 2, before looking at changes in Britain brought about by these two Great Wars.
In English, to inform their writing the children will be using Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, a true story written by the well-known author Judith Kerr, and the picture book The Journey by Francesca Sanna, which echoes the current refugee crisis. The children will use these texts to write and edit their own narratives, diary entries and balanced arguments.
Maths this term sees a focus on Number and Place Value, Partitioning and Calculating. We will build on prior learning, embedding concepts and will continue to develop the children’s problem and reasoning skills.
Year 6 is an exciting year: we have a lot of hard work to do, but also lots of fun to be had and many memories to be made.