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Year 6 Termly Newsletter

Welcome to Chimps.


Chimps class is taught by Mr Payne and supported by Mrs Quinn.

In our class we believe that 'work made fun - gets done'!

We enjoy learning in a variety of ways including: reading, writing, trying things out, embracing our mistakes, using hands-on resources, learning outdoors and in locations such as museums.


Autumn term 2020/2021


This term we will be investigating the key question:


How did the Tudors make their world bigger?


Within this unit, we will be looking particularly at the impact of world exploration on the lives of the Tudors. It will allow us to develop our skills of historical investigation and also our knowledge of places. There will be an opportunity for you to come in and see your children’s work on Thursday 17th December. On this day, we will have prepared a Tudor feast for you, there will be food available to purchase for a small cost (which will cover the cost of the ingredients). Alongside this, the children can dress in Tudor style clothing for the day! (This will be depending on COVID guidelines.)


In English, we will be working with a narrative version of Wiliam Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. We have an exciting enrichment opportunity in the pipeline, which will be revealed closer to the time. We will be producing writing across a number of text types including fiction and non-fiction, such as a newspaper report of the **SPOILER ALERT** death of King Duncan. **SPOILER ALERT**


In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of key mathematical skills and mastery of mathematics. This will be done through following the very popular and effective 'Maths No Problem' scheme, which is an adaptation of the 'Singapore Method' of teaching maths and its focus on the development of mastery through learning via a sequence of concrete, pictorial, abstract exercises.


'Meet the teacher'

Due to restrictions put in place to limit the spread of COVID 19, we are unable to welcome parents in to 'meet the teacher' so we have put together this short video to introduce you to some of the main things that you may need to know.





Meet the teacher 6C - Mr Payne and Mrs Quinn

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Archaeological dig


Today ( 15th September 2020 ) we performed an excavation of our archaeological dig area. We had received a ‘geophysics report’ from Professor Alice Roberts which identified the possible location of some Tudor artefacts on our site. With scrapers and paintbrushes in hand, we located the co-ordinates and began to carefully dig away the soil. In total we found six objects and our next step is to identify them.