Year 6

Spring 1 – Would you rather be a Spartan or an Athenian?

Year 6:
Violet:
Class teacher: Mr Pullen
Teaching assistants: Mr Thomas & Mrs Dennis

Lilac:
Class teacher: Mrs Remington Davidson
Teaching assistants: Mrs Bell, Mrs Dennis & Mrs Lilley

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a good Christmas and are ready for a busy new term

This half term we will be studying life in Ancient Greece. Much of our English work, and some of our History, will be based on a variety of Greek myths: Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa and the Wooden Horse of Troy. After delving into narratives and play-scripts, we will look at argument / discussion texts and answering the vital question: would you rather be a Spartan or an Athenian? At the same time, we will step up our preparation for this summer’s SATs tests by focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation.

We are planning to link our Geography into this topic by looking at the  physical geography of Greece and how it affected the growth of the ancient city states such as Athens, Sparta and Knossos, whilst our History will attempt to look at as many aspects of life in Ancient Greece as possible. Our Science will look at the workings of the human body. We will continue our music sessions with Mr Ecclestone, and our outdoor PE will be netball– please make sure that your child has appropriate clothing!

Violet PE sessions are on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lilac PE sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday.

Important Dates

Wednesday 12th February                                  Parents Evening

Thursday 13th February                                         Parents Evening

Monday 2nd March                                       Secondary School Placement Day

Tuesday 24th March                                     Trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum