Boston St Nicholas C of E Primary School
Year 6 Orange

Welcome to the Orange Tree Class Page


Thank you for visiting our webpage and exploring all the exciting learning and experiences that are taking place in Year 6. We have 30 children in our class and we enjoy the privilege and the responsibility of being the oldest children in our school.

Together we work hard to set a positive example for others by modelling exemplary behaviour, fantastic attitudes to learning and high standards in all that we do.

Hopefully this page will give you some useful information about our current topic, our home learning and some hints and tips for life in Year 6 and beyond! 

The value we will be focussing on this term is "RESPONSIBILITY".

Year 6 will be exploring how to take responsibility for themselves, their learning and their environment as well as considering how they can take the best care of all those around them. 

 

Our Current Topic is ...... A Child's War.

Topic
We will be exploring how the war started, who was involved, the key events, the life of an evacuee, the Blitz, rationing and what life was like during in the midst of the war. If you have any WW2 books or information that you would be happy to share with us we would be very grateful as well as any artefacts or pictures. We would love to hear from any friends or relatives who remember WW2 or have first-hand experiences that they would be prepared to come into school and talk about their memories. It would be great if the children could conduct their own research, with your support, at home and bring in any information they could find or even go a step further and create their own fact-file for our WW2 display or perhaps a model Anderson Shelter or Spitfire.
English
We will begin the year learning about newspaper reports. We will look at the key features, how to create eye-catching headlines and eventually build up to writing a WW2 newspaper article linked to our topic. Watch this space for your copy of our papers!
 
Next, we will investigate letter writing and experience this as though we were a child in 1940s London who needed to be evacuated to the countryside for safety. Keep an eye on your letterbox - you just might receive your very own letter from us!
Following this we will move onto looking at diary writing, persuasive slogans & speeches and descriptive narrative stories all with a WW2 slant. Keep your eyes peeled on this section of our website for updates and glimpses of our learning.
Maths 
Our initial focus will be on the value of digits within a number, moving quickly on to the four number operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division).

You can support you child with Maths by encouraging them to learn their multiplication tables and be able to answer questions at speed. We will be doing lots of practise of this in school so extra help at home will make a real difference!
A few things to remember….
PE kits are needed in school all week in case of any timetable changes (or nice weather!) but most of the time our PE lessons will be Monday and Thursday.

Water bottles can be brought into class and kept on tables to drink during the lessons but they must contain only water, fresh fruit may be added to the water. Children will only visit the toilet at break times unless you let me know of a medical reason why they need to go to the toilet during learning time.


There will be a range of English, Spellings, Topic and Maths homework set on a weekly basis which is tailored to the needs of your child.

The expectation is that ALL children read a minimum if THREE TIMES per week and this is evidenced by a detailed entry in their Reading Records. These records should be brought to school every day for Mrs Clarke to check and for challenges to be set!
 

Links to useful Curriculum websites...

Letters

Contact Mrs Booth:  If you would like to contact Mrs Booth please complete the boxes below and submit your response. Please note that for any immediate queries, absence or emergencies you should contact the school office.
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