Welcome to Willow Class
Class Teacher: Mr Clayton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carman
As you are no doubt aware, SATs testing takes place this term, so we will be revising most areas of the curriculum in reading, mathematics and EGPS (English grammar, punctuation and spelling.) We will be encouraging our children to do their best, and give a fair account of themselves, but also not to worry about them as the results will not affect their secondary places.
KS2 Year 6 SATs Dates - May 2018
Monday 14th May 2018- English Paper 1: Spag Short Answer Questions and English Paper 2: Spelling
Tuesday 15th May 2018- English Reading Paper
Weds 16th May 2018- Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Paper and Maths Paper 2: Reasoning Paper
Thursday 17th May 2018- Maths Paper 3: Reasoning Paper
Term 5 Topic: A Child’s War (WW2)
This term, Year 6 will be exploring life during World War 2. Our Key text is The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall. It charts the adventure of Chas (a teenage boy) and his adventures during the Blitz- especially his finding of a Nazi machine gun.
This novel touches on themes of bullying, mental health and peer pressure as well as exploring the difficulties of surviving the Blitz.
In addition to this book, we will be comparing primary and secondary historical sources (including the remains of a SGT Howe's Hurricane, which crashed on Bush Road in 1941), charting the geographical locations of those countries involved and exploring popular songs of the era- and even composing some of our own. Towards the end of the term we will also be getting 'hands on' in the kitchen by following some of the WW2 recipes following rationing.