Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to our Year 6 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Our Year 6 staff:
Miss Forster – Teacher
Mrs Rogers – Teaching assistant
Mrs Hordon-Clark – Teacher
Mr Hodgson – Teaching assistant
Spellings will be given out each Monday for the children to learn over the week for a test on Friday. We are grateful for any times you can spend helping your child learn their spelling words.
Maths and Literacy homework will be given on Friday to be returned no later than Wednesday. Any children who do not return their homework on time will ‘catch up’ on Friday afternoon at the beginning of ‘Golden Time’ Please ensure you child completes and returns this homework promptly to help their learning.
PE will be on Tuesday afternoon, Children will be expected to have their full school PE kits (red shorts, white t shirt, grey or black, plain sweat-pants, training shoes). It is advised that PE kits come in on a Monday and are left for the duration of the week as other opportunities for sport may arise.
Swimming classes are held on Friday afternoons however the sessions are shared across upper KS2 so children will be informed which weeks they will attend.
The children are currently learning about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History. They have researched the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and had to deal with rationing and evacuation and about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Anne Frank and Winston Churchill.
They have been developing skills in portrait drawings and have created portraits of significant people e.g. Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill.
They have been developing their writing of a variety of genre including diary entries and letters. They are currently planning to write a newspaper report.
The children are particularly enjoying extending their learning at home to complete a project. So far, we have some brilliant and creative examples on display.
To end our Autumn topic, The World at War, Year 6 visited Eden Camp in Malton, North Yorkshire. Luckily, the weather was kind to us, albeit cold. This amazing museum transported us all back to wartime Britain where we experienced the sights, sounds and even smell of those dangerous years. The children were fascinated that this was an actual War Camp built in 1942 which housed Italian prisoners of war. It comprises of 29 huts each focusing on a particular aspect if the war such as the Blitz, rationing, evacuation and there were a few ‘shrieks’ when we tried to find our way through the blackout! We all had a great day – it was a long journey there and back but well worth the visit.
Our new topic for Spring term in Discovering North America…now there’s a thought!