Autumn Term – Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece is such an exciting topic for the children to begin year 6 with. The children will explore the geography of Greece today, thinking about the impact of tourism. They will explore democracy and compare the city states of Sparta and Athens and investigate how historians find out about the past. Our class book this term will be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, an exciting adventure based around the Greek Gods.
In Year 6, the children will not be given a reading record, but we expect that they continue to read regularly at home. Please could we ask that you discuss your child’s book with them and ask questions relating to the text. Please make use of the reading guide sent home. These discussions will increase their depth of understanding, build their inference skills, and increase their confidence in writing.
As last year, the spellings for the coming week will be posted on the class page every Friday. The children will have the week to learn these, at home and in school, for a test the following Friday. In class, we test them using the word in context so please encourage your child to look up the meaning of any unfamiliar words and to use them in context.
Homework will be set on a weekly basis on a Thursday. It will be due in on the following Wednesday. The homework will alternate between being a Learning Log activity and My Maths. The children will have a guide to amount of time spent and activity ideas in their Learning Log. During Year 6, it is essential that children complete the homework independently and to a satisfactory level in preparation for Year 7.
Please make sure your child has access to the correct kit for each session. Please remind your child to include spare socks if they are wearing tights.
Thank you for your continued support.