Welcome to Shakespeare Class – Year 6
Class Teachers: Miss Dade
TA: Mrs Kevlin
The first two weeks at school
As the children settle in to their new classroom and routines, we will spend the first two weeks exploring the work of our great class namesake, William Shakespeare. As part of this we will be visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford upon Avon. During these 2 weeks we will be finding out about William Shakespeare and his life. We will also be looking at the language he used and using this to unpick and understand in greater depth some of his stories.
In English we will focus on our key text of ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn. This story explores the life of a homeless child on an eventful night. During this we will be writing: Diary entries, Innovated narratives and Narrative poetry. In Maths we will be extending our knowledge of place value and the written methods for calculations.
After studying William Shakespeare our topic question will be ‘How does life on the streets compare across the world?’ thinking carefully about the reasons why people become homeless and how they might feel. We will also have a visit from Homeless Oxfordshire to tell us what we can do to help.
Miss Dade’s PPA time will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Shakespeare Class will be taught by Mrs Peacock. During this afternoon, the children will be doing PE and French.
Our PE days are a Monday and Tuesday but please make sure you have a full PE kit in school at all times.
Year 6 will be going to Forest School on a Friday afternoon until half term. Ms Geraghty will be using the online form for the forest school volunteers. Please sign up for as many sessions as you can, remember we can’t run forest school without your wonderful help and we really appreciate any time that you can give.
Monday 9th September – Trip to Shakespeare’s Birthplace (Separate letter)
Thursday 3rd October – Parents meeting about residential 3:30
Week beginning 21st October – Yenworthy Residential
Week beginning 28th October – Half term
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