Teacher: Miss Brown
PPA Teacher: Mr Hayes
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kennett, Mrs Jones and Mr Grant
Here you will find details regarding life in Year 6. There will be information regarding the curriculum and homework requirements, plus photographs of what we have been doing throughout each term.
Keep checking our page to see regular updates.
Our topic for term 4 is 'Does the punishment fit the crime?'. We will be exploring all things crime and punishment related by journing back in time through history. In English we will reading the famous narrative poem 'The Highway Man'; exploring features of poetry, analysing and identifying the characters and storyline, creating wanted posters and writing diary entries. We will also be studying a non fiction genre of discussion and persuasion by looking at crime in a real life context. In our Topic lessons, we will be learning about crime and punishment through the ages and linking our DT and Science topic by creating an alarm system. What an exciting topic this term!
The Term 4 class newsletter can be found at the bottom of the page under the 'Newsletter' section to find out more about what we will be doing in other subject areas.
Homework will consist of a multiple choice grid with many different types of activities to choose from which are all based around our topic. The children will be responsible for completing a task each week, recording it in their home learning book and then bringing them in just before the end of term. We will have time for small presentations if the children would like.
Remember to keep up with the reading at home in order to get through as many books as possible on the Accelerated Reader scheme and accrue the number of points needed for the term.
You also need to make sure you keep up with learning times tables by heart and practicing mental maths skills too. You will have your Prodigy and Times Table Rockstars to help you do this.
Spellings will be sent home on a weekly basis in year 6. (New spellings set each Friday and tested the following Friday).
Our PE days will be on a Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure that full PE kits are in school. Thursday PE will be outside so children will need to ensure they have tracksuit bottoms and trainers for outdoors, as well as shorts and plimsolls for indoor PE.
For health and safety reasons jewellery should not be worn. Children who wear earrings need to take them out for PE and should bring a small purse or container into school to keep them in. Remember, if they cannot be taken out by the child, then they need to be removed before school on PE days.
We are looking forward to a very exciting and busy term full of fun and exciting learning.
Thank you for your support.
13.2.20 - Harry Potter Studios Tour, London
What an exciting way to end the term with a fantastic trip to Harry Potter Studios in London. We saw the amazing sets and learnt about how they put the films together. We had such a super day!
21.1.20 - Light presentations
We became presentors and created Science TV programmes for younger children to explain how we see things.
7.1.20 - Wow day
For our WOW day, we dressed up in Harry Potter themed costume and designed and made our own magical wands. We went foraging in the nature area to choose our wand base before using sawing, glue gun, papier mache and painting techniques to make them look like individual magic wands.
6.12.19 - Christmas Fair Crafts
We had so much fun designing and making our Christmas tree felt decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair. Here is a selection of some of them:
13.12.19 - Egyptian Daily Life
In one of our topic lessons on Ancient Egypt, we learnt about everyday life and the importance of the River Nile. We took on roles of different people and had a meeting about how the Nile was under threat and it needed to be saved. The advisor to the Pharoah had to feed back the information to see what could be done about it.
13.12.19 - Forgiveness
In our RE learning this term, we have been thinking about 'What Would Jesus Do?'. We learnt about the stories he told and what he was teaching his followers. We became familiar with real life people that have been through terrible ordeals and how they have forgiven what has happened in order to move on with their lives. We created some dramas of scenarios that show forgiveness.
6.11.19 - Phlebotomist visit
As part of our Science learning about the blood in the circulatory system, we were lucky to have a visit from a real life Phlebotomist. We certainly learnt a lot about this important job and what they have to do when taking somebody's blood.
14.10.19 - First Aid
Today, we had some very special visitors in to teach us all about first aid. We all joined in sensibly in our groups and asked some really great questions.
3.10.19 - Balanced Argument
In English, we have been researching and finding out about the Great Barrier Reef and the coral bleaching it has suffered over the past decade. As part of our balanced argument writing, we had a class debate about whether the public should be banned from visiting the reef in order to protect it.
12.09.19 - Aboriginal drama
In English, we retold an Aboriginal story using drama. We planned it as a group and then decided how we wanted to show it. Each group performed a different story.