Welcome to Term 4

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Hello Owls and welcome to Term 4 of Year 6. Time is flying by fast. It is unbelievable that we are more than half-way through your Year 6 year. We hope that you had a fun half-term and a relaxing break and we look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 28th February.

Remember that to keep warm in our well-ventilated classroom, it is important that you wear layers. We are happy for you to wear fingerless gloves if your hands get cold. Also, remember to wear a warm, waterproof coat to school, so that you have it for playtimes.

We are going to be working very hard during this term, but don’t worry there will be plenty of time for fun too! Do you think that we might get some snow?

Our main theme for this term is World War 1 (WW1) and our key question to think about will be: What was the consequence of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand? As part of this theme, we will also be looking at the role of artists in WW1 and the art of Paul Nash in particular. We will also be exploring how propaganda was used in art during the war to influence peoples’ thinking.

National Science week begins on 14th March and the whole school will be going on a trip to the Winchester Science Museum on Thursday 17th March. This promises to be a great day out.

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March. Be ready to talk about the book you have been reading recently. It will be interesting to share the books you have been reading and to hear your opinions about them. Remember to dress up as a book character!

Remember to look at our Term 4 Topic Map in the Useful Information section of Google Classroom on the Classwork page to find out about all the skills and knowledge that we will be covering in each subject. This Term 4 Topic Map is also on the school website.

P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday this term. The Tuesday session will be with Dauntsey Outreach Sport and the focus will continue to be on netball skills. The Wednesday session will focus on athletics skills and will be with Mr. Herring. Remember to come to school in your P.E. kit on these days and wear warm layers and a waterproof coat. Wooly hats and gloves can also be worn. It is also a very good idea to bring a spare pair of socks in your school bag on these days just in case your feet get wet. Be prepared to remove any jewellery such as watches and earrings for P.E. lessons.

Your weekly Maths homework will need to be handed in on a Thursday and your Spelling and English homework on a Monday. Reading diaries need to be brought into school on a Friday, so that you can be given your Air Miles as a reward for your reading at home. Try to read a range of genres, including background reading to support our WW1 theme. Everybody will have a spelling test on a Monday based on the weekly spellings that you have learnt. Remember to hand in all your homework in the wallets that you have been provided with.

A warm welcome back from,

Mrs. Groves, Mrs. Somerville & Mrs. Marshall