I can not believe it is Christmas already, but what a fantastic first term we have had in year 6. Thank you to everyone who came to watch our assembly (I know this was a few weeks back now), I know the children loved showing you everything they have learnt about Ancient Egypt. In the past 2 weeks we have been writing a first person diary entry from the perspective of a robin who faces many obstacles on his flight home for Christmas. The writing for this has simply blown me away, some of the language features/structures and emotional vocabulary the children have used is amazing! In maths we have moved away from fractions and have been looking at co-ordinates and touched upon reflection and translation, which again the children have appeared confident with.
Our topic for the next half term is 'Crime and Punishment' where we will be looking at certain aspects of crime and punishment throughout history, with specific focus on 1066 to present day. We will be looking closely at the different types of punishment and whether these were effective ways of dealing with crime and will then be comparing the different methods throughout history.
We will not be setting any homework to complete over the Christmas period; however, I do recommend conducting some research on the topic of crime and punishment (making sure the results are child friendly) and to continue reading and practising arithmetic when you get a chance.
I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a happy New Year.