Welcome to Shakespeare Class – Year 6
Class Teachers: Miss Dade
TA: Mrs Kevlin
During the first 3 weeks of this term we will be studying William Shakespeare and his work. We will be focusing on his use of language using ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’. This will include a trip to Shakespeare’s birth place in Stratford Upon Avon (see separate letter). As part of our English we will be writing play scripts and a biography about William Shakespeare.
Following this our topic question will be ‘How does life on the streets today compare across the world?’. We will be looking at modern day homelessness in the UK, with a visit from a homeless charity in Oxford. Then comparing this to homelessness across the world. We will start thinking about what we can do to help. Our book in this topic will be ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn. This links to our topic work. Alongside this we will have specific SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) lessons once a week to learn all of these objectives.
In Maths we will be covering the objectives for Place value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Fractions. We will also be focusing on our times tables and continuing with ‘Learn it’ challenges.
Our PE days this term will be Monday and Wednesday. On Monday the children will be learning leadership skills with Mr Chadwick and on a Wednesday they will be practising their tennis skills at the tennis club. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit and wellington boots in school at all times. These items should be clearly named.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday in order for it to be marked. The homework will be a combination of SPaG, Writing, Reading and Maths work, consolidating what we have been doing in class during the week.
This year I am expecting the children to read 4 times a week, this will be checked each Monday by Mrs Kevlin. There is a separate letter to follow explaining our new reading levels to ensure that children are reading the correct challenging book for them.
Our topic web. Please click on the link below to find out more about our learning this half term.
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