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Pelicans Y6




We are Pel I CAN s!

Our class teacher is Mrs Gear and we are lucky to have Mrs Jones, Mrs Cheetham and Mrs Senior working with us at various times over the week.

Our Topic Question for the Autumn Term is...


Whose court room was the cruelest?


As part of this fascinating topic, we will analyse and evaluate crime and punishment through the ages. Beginning with the Romans, then onto the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The children will learn about the impact of Roman law and how the Anglo Saxons and Viking preferred the payment of compensation to punishment. From the medieval and Tudor periods the children will discover the introduction of some pretty brutal punishments!  As we move through time, children will find out about smugglers and poachers and how criminals were transported. During the concluding parts of the topic we will learn about the beginnings of the police force during the Victorian era. The topic will end with making comparison to crime and punishment today. 

We have some very exciting visits and visitors planned and we know this is going to be a fascinating and thrilling topic!


Our class book for the term is the brilliant 'Lemony Snicket - a series of unfortunate events'. 

We plan to use this wonderful text to inspire plenty of writing.

Reading is one of the most important activities that you can share with your children, as it is fun, relaxing and teaches them so much new vocabulary.

Talk for Writing will help us to produce some fantastic writing. This term, we are going to be focusing on writing newspaper reports, witness statements and poetry inspired by 'The Highwayman', ensuring we include a wide range of grammatical styles.



In Maths, we will be strengthening our understanding of place value, the four operations and fraction with a heavy focus on arithmetic.



Our Autumn Term Science topic is 'Body Pump'.

We will finding out all about our amazing circulatory system and how it works.


Art and D.T

In art, we are focusing on the work of the famous artist,

Banksy, debating whether his work is graffiti or art.




Our ICT focus will begin with e-safety and in the second half term move on to spreadsheets in particular the introduction of formula.  Additionally, we will be using ICT throughout the curriculum to help our research and presentation of work.


Music and R.E

Alongside all of this topic work we will be enjoying progressing our Music.  This terms we will be studying the very popular 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams 


and in RE we are very luck to have access to the brilliant teaching with 'Bible Explorers'.



Year 6 will have PE on a Monday.  Please remember to have your full PE kit in school!





Remember to read as often as you can and get your reading record signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading record with you.

Also, make sure you access your online reading books using your BUG CLUB account!




Two piece of homework will be given out on a Friday and the children will have a week to complete.  Additionally, the children should read daily and practice their spellings.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class; we will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.


Mrs Gear





Pelican Class are learning to play the Djembe!