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Class Notes

Mr Trent is the class teacher for Stars Class.
Mrs Cordell is the TA for Stars Class

PE in Year 6 will be taught on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child wears their PE kits to school on these days.

Monday – Netball

Wednesday Tag Rugby

Our Term 1 and 2 Topic is:

How does war affect the lives of children?

Our Enquiry this term will look at the reasons behind countries entering WWI and WWII and give the children the opportunity to discuss the impacts and outcomes.  This history enquiry which will run over both terms 1 and 2 will focus around teaching children the skills to be critical thinking historians. They will be taught about choosing reliable sources of information, evaluating and using evidence to support arguments, identifying and comparing changes and writing about a historical event using different sources. 

In Term 1 we will be mostly focusing on WW1 looking at: the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the use of propaganda, signing up and conscription. We will explore some key events, the changing nature of warfare and weaponry. We will look at British censorship, especially of wartime artists.  Children will learn about life on the homefront as well as the changing role of women and the events of the 1914 Christmas truce. 

We are wanting to give the children some time to explore an aspect of WWI that particularly interests them and there will be opportunities to research this during our computing lessons.

Our core text for Term 1 and 2 is…….

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield’s father promised he wouldn’t go away to fight – but he broke that promise the following day.

Four years later, Alfie doesn’t know where his father might be, other than that he’s away on a special, secret mission.

Then, while shining shoes at King’s Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father’s name – on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by – a hospital treating soldiers with an unusual condition.

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is beautifully written, as are all John Boyne’s books for children. Although it’s a book aimed primarily at younger readers, it’s equally as satisfying for adults, and should be widely read by everyone * Wondrous Reads *
A beautifully paced and affecting tale * Independent on Sunday *

Term 1 Newsletter

Term 1 Knowledge Organiser

Curriculum Meeting Thursday 21st September 2023

Please find below the slides used for the meeting after school.

Weekly spellings
New spellings will be given out on Mondays and tested the following Monday. Each week your child will receive 10 spellings. 4 will be based on a pattern learnt during lesson time and 6 will be taken from either their enquiries or from the year 5 and 6 wordlists. Children who are completing the SNIP spelling programe will only need to focus on these spellings weekly.

Please continue to practise the statutory 5/6 spellings throughout the term.

Term 1 Spellings


Please read 5 times weekly.


Maths home learning will be set remotely from TT Rockstars. Your child has been sent home with their login details.

Times Table Rock Stars

Year 6 recommended reads

Need some inspiration for your next reading book? How about trying some of these year 6 recommended reads. Remember if there is a particular book series/author please let us know and we can try to add it to our school library.