Autumn 2 – Why is Shakespeare still performed today?
Welcome to Year 6! We are Violet Class and Lilac Class!
Class teacher: Mr Pullen
Teaching assistants: Ms Camper
Class teacher: Ms Wykes
Teaching assistants: Mrs Bell
It’s the start of a new term, we are so happy to be welcoming you all back to school!
This half term, our topic is ‘Shakespeare’. With strong focuses on English, Geography and History, we will be exploring Shakespeare’s life and how he came to be widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. In English, we will be exploring ‘Macbeth’, performing different extracts, translating them and re-writing them in Modern English. In Geography, we will be looking at how Scotland, the setting of Macbeth, has changed since the Shakespearean era and in History, we will be exploring how Richard III is portrayed through a range of historical sources.
In Maths, we will be looking at Fractions, starting with comparing, ordering and simplifying fractions before moving on to multiplying and dividing fractions. In addition, we will continue to revise our Key Instant Recall Facts and Times Tables. Children will continue to take ownership of their own learning to focus on specific times table each week, practising these in school as well as at home.
This term, we will be continuing with our Music sessions with Mr Ecclestone as well as weekly Outdoor PE sessions of Hockey and Indoor PE sessions of Gymnastics. Please make sure that your child comes to school wearing the appropriate PE kit for our PE sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays – no jewellery please. Home learning will be set weekly this term and will include a range of activities from different subjects. Children will also be able to access SpellingFrame for regular spelling practice.