Welcome to Juniper Class
Welcome to Year 6 Juniper class! Hope you have had a lovely half term. Miss Brook teaches Juniper class, along with our TA Miss Maines. Year 6 is an exciting year, full of opportunities and chances to shine. We will be learning a huge amount this year, and have some interesting topics to cover.
This term we are looking at World War 1, specifically the life of a soldier and how WW1 had an impact on Britain. In our topic sessions we are going to be looking at famous war artists and recreating some of their famous works of war time art. The children will also create their own pictures of a war time event in the style of an artist we have been looking at. In history we are going to be looking at alliances that were formed between countries and how this impacted the result of the war. Finally we are going to be looking at major events and how they impacted on Britain and the final outcome of the war. These will include the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, zeppelin raids, the Christmas Day truce, the Battle of the Somme, the Lusitania and rationing. Click here to see our topic web.
In English we are looking at the book War Horse by Michael Murpurgo. The children will be completing response writes that will include descriptions of the battle field, persuasive letters about the need for better equipment and training as well as the importance of animals in the war. The grammatical features cover fronted adverbials for cohesion and complex punctuation including, semi-colons and brackets for parenthesis and semicolons and colons to separate clauses.
In maths we will be looking at long mutliplication and long division. The children will need to use written methods and have fast recall of times tables to help them. They will then move onto problem solving and reasoning to answer more complex questions. By the end of the term, we will have completed all four operations to answer multi-step problems
Please feel free to come and talk to me if you have any concerns