Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready to learn in the Autumn term. We wish you a warm welcome to year 6 ‘Shamrocks class’.
This term we will be learning about the early Islamic civilisation. Through our Mantle of the Expert we will discover what life was like in the round city of Baghdad. We will be exploring key events before and during the Abbasid caliphate rule, and the House of Wisdom and the impact Baghdad had on education.
In the second half of the term we will be studying India as a none-European comparison to the UK. Studying land use and industry, weather, climate and Biomes.
In the first half of the Autumn term we will be researching Islamic patterns, designing our own Islamic inspired decorative tile and creating our final designs from clay.
In the second half of the Autumn term we will be studying Food Technology where we will be designing and making a three course meal.
During the first half of the term we will be discovering all about Earth and Space. In the second half of the term will be learning about electricity.
In literacy we will cover a range of fiction and non-fiction reading and writing genres which will be inspired by our Mantle of the Expert on early Islamic civilisation as well as our class novel, “The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad” by Savoir Pirotta.
Thirteen-year-old Jabir is hoping to save his family from being made homeless by finding work in Baghdad. Famished after his long journey to the city, Jabir is caught stealing bread and sent to prison. Luckily, one of the guards there notices that he has a gift for carving wooden models and he is released on the orders of the grand caliph Harun al Rashid himself.
In return Jabir must carve twelve golden horsemen, a gift from the caliph to the emperor Charlemagne. But someone is determined to stop Jabir from completing the work and he will stop at nothing, not even arson, to achieve his aim. Can Jabir and his friend Yasmina finish the horsemen or will Jabir be sent back to prison?
Regular reading at home is incredibly important for your child. Your child will be asked to read and talk about their book with an adult at home regularly. This will be your child’s weekly homework.
A reading record will be sent home for the children to sign and make comments about the book they are reading when they have read independently. Adults can also sign the reading record and make comments when you have read with your child. We encourage you to ask questions about the book as this helps your child with their understanding.
Your child will continue with weekly times table practise homework on TT Rocks - this helps with the recall and fluency of multiplication and divisional facts.
Our timetabled PE sessions will be alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on Tuesday 5th September and Thursday 14th September. Children are to bring their PE kit (shorts, t-shirt, trainers and jogging bottoms) to school and change in school, before PE every week.
We are looking forward to an awesome term.
If you have any concerns, please know that my door is always open for a chat.
This is the blog of Shamrocks' Class (Year 5 and 6)