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Zebras Class

Welcome to the Zebras Class and the start of the Spring term. All of the children are now settled into our class and routines and we know that they will continue to work hard and push themselves this term.

Our project - ‘How does War change lives?’ – will focus on various aspects of World War 2. The children will be learning about how and why the war began and comparing how it affected lives in both Britain and Germany; we will be using the text ‘Rose Blanche’ to support our learning. Our Science topic is ‘Animals including Humans’; the children will learn about the circulatory system and keeping healthy. We encourage children to continue their learning at home - if they choose to do any extra work, please send it into school- we offer merits as a reward!

Throughout this term, we will be starting to think more about SATs and helping the children to feel comfortable and confident about the tests. These will take place during the week beginning 14th May and it is vital that all Year 6 children are in school during this week.

Developing writing across the curriculum is a key part of Year 6, so we will be taking lots of opportunities to write in different styles. Reading is key to developing both reading and writing skills, so we would be grateful if you could encourage your child to read at home as regularly as possible. Your child is familiar with our online reading resource, Scholastic Reading Pro, and this is a great way for them to assess their comprehension of the text they are reading. If you require a new username or password, please speak to a member of staff. The following link will take you to the page you need:

Both Maths and English homework will now be given on a Friday, to be handed in by the following Wednesday, so there is plenty of time to complete both, either at the weekend or during the week. If you find your child is struggling with something, please encourage them to speak to an adult, again there will be plenty of time between Friday and Wednesday in which to do this- Mrs Dewhurst and Mrs Thorpe are always happy to help!

We have a class twitter page @zebrasclass. Please follow us and comment on our learning; we regularly update the page with things we have been learning about.

As always, if you have any questions about our learning or anything taking place in school, please contact a member of Zebras Class.

Many thanks,

Mrs Dewhurst and Mrs Thorpe