Hello and welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely break and you are all suitably rested and relaxed. So, the time has come – it’s your child’s final year at primary school! Where did the time go? Let’s all work together to make Year 6 in Eagles Class the best one yet. The children worked so hard last year but now that they are at the top of the school, they must continue to lead by example as they are now the ones that all of the other children will look up to. I have no doubt that they will be excellent role models. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Miss Ryan into our class – she is a fantastic TA and I am sure she will be a fab addition!
Now, we have a jam-packed first term and so much to look forward to and I know that many of us will be starting to get excited about our week away at PGL outdoor activity centre, just around the corner now! Watch this space for more news over the first couple of weeks.
Our topic this term is a very serious one: The British Empire and The Transatlantic Slave Trade – some serious subject matter comes with the territory of being in Year 6. We will learn about how our country came to be such a superpower in the first place, understanding why the British Empire and the colonisation of so many other countries took place. We will investigate what actually happened in Africa and America during the slave trade and how this appalling custom was eventually abolished. Children will be asked to consider lessons learned from this period of time and look at other events in history where people have shown great strength in times of oppression and persecution.
Make sure you take a look at the Termly Overview to find out more about some of our other subject topics and look forward to seeing you all back safe and well on the 5th. Mr B.