Teamwork - Respect - Aim High
Mrs Webber, Mrs Jones and Mrs Reeves
Welcome to Year 6! We're ready for a busy and exciting year.
We will be starting the year trying not to get lost at Queen Elizabeth Country Park! The children will learn about map reading, symbols and how to follow an orienteering course. Through looking at British sporting challenges, the class will explore the geography of the United Kingdom. They will also have the opportunity to explore the human and physical features in the local area, making use of the data loggers, recording the noise levels at various locations and using ICT to present the data. In addition to this, the children will consolidate their sketching techniques as well as being taught the skill of drawing perspective.
In Guided Reading this half term we will be reading Ian Serraillier's The Silver Sword.
'Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War Two, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope. As they travel through Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers. This extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war.'
This half term, Ospreys will be using the book 'War Horse' along with their knowledge acquired through reading 'The Silver Sword' to produce a variety of pieces of writing.
'In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. The bedlam of battle had begun. All around me men cried and fell to the ground, and horses reared and screamed in an agony of fear and pain. The shells whined and roared overhead, and every explosion seemed like an earthquake to us. One horse has the seen the best and the worst of humanity. The power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story.'
This half term Ospreys will be looking at place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
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