Hello Year 6 - Welcome Back!
Welcome Back from Mr Jackson and Mrs Baker
Mrs Baker and I are so pleased to welcome you back for your final year at primary school. We know that the last few months have been very strange for you all, but please do not worry We will make sure that you are safe and that you are happy! We will explain all of the changes that have had to take place this term so that you can start learning in a safe, enriched environment straight away.
Year 6 is a brilliant year - you will be at the top of the school and we are certain you will be amazing ambassadors for the younger children.
I will teach you on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Baker will teach you on Thursday and Friday. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you will be supported by Mrs Foskett and on Thursday and Friday you will be supported by Mrs Barwick.
P.E. will take place on Monday and Wednesday. Please bring your P.E. kits in at the start of term and leave them on your peg until half term (unless they get really, filthy dirty!).
Your new lunchtime is 1pm until 2pm so you might want to bring in a more substantial snack for playtime, which is at 10.30am.
For the time being, you start school at 8.45am and go home at 3pm. You will come into school through your Year 6 fire door.
We are going to have a wonderful year together!
Thorpe Woodlands first letter
The Roman Empire
Our topic this term is The Roman Empire and the children have been studying this important aspect of World history and relating it to other major periods in history. The children have really enjoyed researching Hadrian's Wall and have made posters and fact files in order to display accurate historical facts. (See pictures). Our topic will continue where we will study the British Resistance to The Romans after half term and focus on the events of 'Boudicca's Rebellion' from different perspectives. The topic will then move onto Roman technology with regard to Roman Music, Mosaics, Roads and finally, Roman Gods.
Our topic in R.E. this term is Christianity and the children have had the opportunity to discuss their perceptions of Jesus Christ and to reflect on key words to describe the character of Jesus. The photograph shows some of the children's artwork.
English - Newspaper Reports
In English, our class book this half term has been Pig-Heart Boy. We planned, drafted, edited and then wrote a best piece of writing in the genre of a newspaper report. These reports are in the Year 6 cloakroom and they are so good we would like to share them with you.