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WILLOWCROFT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Tomorrow’s success starts today

Eagles

Welcome to the Eagles class!

The Eagles class is taught by Mr Aspinall and supported by  Mrs Sargeant and Mrs Kent.

Term Information

 

Welcome back to the new year!

 

As always for for maths, we will be starting the year with a look at place value. For Year 6, that means reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 10 million and down into the decimals as well. We'll also be looking at rounding and negative numbers. For those that want more practise at home, I recommend having a look at the free resources on White Rose or using your child's MyMaths logins. Both these sites have an abundance of lessons, videos and questions, separated by year group and topic.

 

In literacy, we will be reading Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman. It's about an Anglo-Saxon boy, which marries up nicely with our topic work. It's a fun and accessible story that follows the adventure of a young child in the lead up to - and during - the Norman invasion. As always for literacy, the best way to give your children extra help is to get them reading. The more reading, the better.

 

Lastly, our topic work for Term 1 will revolve around the Norman invasion of England in 1066, Anglo-Saxon culture and the changes that were brought about as a result of the Norman conquest. In Year 6 we try to take a more mature look at our topics, thinking about the causes and consequences relating to periods in history, as well as witnessing them from different perspectives. For this topic we will primarily be following the journey of an Anglo-Saxon soldier as he journeys with Harold Godwinson's army and see how this tumultuous period of history affected him and others.

Important Dates

 

3/9/2020 - Children return to school.

9/9/2020 - 'Meet the Teacher' meeting on Zoom (details will be sent out near the time).

23/9/2020 - Last day of term.

Class Information

 

P.E. is on Tuesdays. Children now need to arrive at school in their P.E. kits and will remain in them for the entire day. For a list of what clothes are appropriate for PE kit, please see the parent information provided elsewhere on the website.

 

Currently, we are not able to go swimming. This may change as the year goes on and we will inform you if that is the case.

 

Homework will consist of spellings and MyMaths. These will be set every Friday and expected to be completed by the following Friday. Children should also be regularly reading in their own time. Reading is an essential life skill and regular practise as a child will help set them up for life.

 

As before, I will still be around at the start and end of the day for those who want to talk briefly, but please send a message on Dojo or email if you have any concerns or want a more in-depth talk. I will be more than happy to help in any way possible.

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