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Autumn Term

Teacher: Mrs H Heaton-Cooper

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Row

Welcome back to school and welcome to Year 6 and Grinshill class! I hope you are all ready for a busy year ahead! This term, our topic will be ‘Conflict.’ In Year 6 we will be learning about this topic through primarily history, but also using the other curriculum areas to develop our evidential and interrogation skills. We will also be endeavouring to design and construct some amazing mechanisms to accomplish a set brief and challenge!

English

We aim to use our topic work to complement our writing units this term. A priority will be to develop our higher level vocabulary. We will be covering explanations, narrative, poetry, persuasion, descriptive and journalistic styles of writing

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be extending our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and statistics.

 

Topic

Our topic works aims to extend across the core and additional curriculum areas. We will be learning about the idea of Conflict -  focussing on World War 1 and World War 2 - using 7 key themes:

Place, Power, Politics, Persecution, Propaganda, Persuasion and Patriotism.

 

Reading

All children will read their individual books in school and at home. They will also have daily guided reading sessions, aimed at developing comprehension skills in preparation for Year 6 SATs. Grinshill class will complete a  Reading Journal once they have completed each reading book. We are aiming for the children to read as many different types and genres of book as possible throughout the year - and enjoy their reading journey!

Don't Forget!

  • Reading books and diaries (Everyday)
  • Spelling to be learnt for a test on Fridays
  • PE is on Tuesday & Friday
  • Forest School will be on Friday

Forest School sessions do not begin until after October half term. Please ensure your child has an outdoor learning kit for any planned sessions prior to half term.

 

Key Dates

 

18th September - Jeans for Genes - Non Uniform day to raise money for charity - wear denim

1st October - Special Taster menu for lunch

22nd October - Non Uniform Day

23rd October - PD Day

Week Beginning 26th October - Half Term

5th November - Bonfire Lunch

13th November - Children in Need - Non uniform day to raise money for charity

16th December - Christmas Dinner

18th December - Last Day of Term - Non Uniform Day.

Homework

Please continue to support your child with their weekly spellings and reading diaries—we aim for reading at least 3 times per week. Reading will be a major focus in Grinshill this year.

Please also practise multiplication tables as often as possible. Please speak to us if you have any questions.

 

Vocabulary Autumn 2020

 

Theme

Place

Politics

Power

Propaganda

Persecution

campaign

clash

combat

competition

discord

strive

military

operation

Persuasion

Patriotism

futile

dictator

battle

fighting

rivalry

strife

struggle

war

surrender

truce

peace

arms

blows

contest

hostile

strategy

air-raid

assault

courage

bloodshed

bomb

bombing

skirmish

ceasefire

 

 

Word List - Year 3 & 4

Word List - Year 5 & 6

 

accommodate

embarrass

persuade

accompany

environment

physical

according

equip (–ped, –ment)

prejudice

achieve

especially

privilege

aggressive

exaggerate

profession

amateur

excellent

programme

ancient

existence

pronunciation

apparent

explanation

queue

appreciate

familiar

recognise

attached

foreign

recommend

available

forty

relevant

average

frequently

restaurant

awkward

government

rhyme

bargain

guarantee

rhythm

bruise

harass

sacrifice

category

hindrance

secretary

cemetery

identity

shoulder

committee

immediate(ly)

signature

communicate

individual

sincere(ly)

community

interfere

soldier

competition

interrupt

stomach

conscience*

language

sufficient

conscious*

leisure

suggest

controversy

lightning

symbol

convenience

marvellous

system

correspond

mischievous

temperature

criticise (critic + ise)

muscle

thorough

curiosity

necessary

twelfth

definite

neighbour

variety

desperate

nuisance

vegetable

determined

occupy

vehicle

develop

occur

yacht

dictionary

opportunity

 

disastrous

parliament

 

Homework:

  • TT Rocks stars
  • Weekly Spellings
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