Team 6 2020 - 2021
Welcome to the Team 6 page!
Our 2020 - 2021 Autumn term's theme is:
During Autumn Term, Team 6 will be exploring the theme ‘Keep Believing’. For the first half term, we will be using this theme to learn about inspirational figures throughout history and how they have left a positive impact in the world we live in today. We will find out about Civil Rights and will explore the resilience and determination that people have shown throughout times of discrimination and how equality has been fought for. We will be discussing the laws that we have in the UK to protect us from prejudice and discrimination.
During this learning, we will be using the text ‘Of thee I sing’ to discover significant figures throughout history who have fought hard to achieve their dreams. This text will also help us to develop our writing skills, where we will be writing a magazine article to celebrate ‘Black Heroes’ and raise awareness about some of the issues around racial discrimination.
After half term, Team 6 will then be moving on to learning about the events that happened during World War 2 and the impact it has had on our life today. We will find out about the strength, resilience and community spirit that was shown by everyday citizens during this difficult period of our history.
During this learning, we will be using the text ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ to help us identify the impact that this war had on other countries besides the UK. We will also use this text to develop our writing skills, where we will be writing our own stories with conflict.
During Autumn Term, our class reads will be ‘Crater Lake’ by Jennifer Killick and ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll.
We will use the theme ‘keep believing’ to develop all areas of the curriculum. PE will be on a Monday afternoon with Coach Craig. Team 6 should come to school dressed in their PE kits every Monday, ready for PE.
Please see below for a typical daily timetable in Team 6:
8:40 Door open for morning challenges
11:00 Break time
11:15 Whole class reading lesson
12:55 Happy Breathing
1:20 Afternoon learning (History, Geography, Circle Time, Art, Music, DT, PE and Science)
2:55 Home time
Please see the home learning tab on our website for information about the purpose of home learning at Horn’s Mill and why reading is highly valued. Team 6 will be expected to read for 5 times a week at home for at least 15 minutes. Alongside reading themselves, it would be hugely beneficial if they listened to an adult read at home regularly. Recommendations can be found on our home learning document attached to this page. Team 6 will also be expected to use Times Tables Rock Stars regularly at home to support their times tables knowledge and help them to build confidence with instant recall of their times tables.