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.
Friday 13th October 2017
During this half term, Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about World War II through our topic, Blitz and Pieces. We began by reading and analysing the text Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti. It is a very moving story with fantastic illustrations that captured the children’s interest immediately. The children loved acting out a police interview linked to the story which lead to the children writing their own police report – we definitely have some budding future Chief Inspectors among us.
The children have been enthralled learning about the allies, axis and their leaders and produced some fantastic portraits for the class display. Check out the likeness of Adolf Hitler – scary!
Following that, the children watched archive footage of the Blitz and the effects it had on children and their families. They were particularly interested in what happed to the children during these times and wrote an emotional diary entry and letter home from the point of view of an evacuee. The children were able to use their imagination well by dressing up in evacuee clothes which gave them a deep empathy of how these children must have felt.
With Year 6, reading is embraced by all the children who choose to free read whenever possible. Indeed, many have bought their own copy of our class novel Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, a World War II novel. They also enjoy keeping up-to-date with current affairs by reading our newspapers First Choice available in our Class Library.
Out topic will continue into the next half term when we will be learning lots about rationing and perhaps cooking some of the wartime recipes. In addition, we will be learning some Wartime songs and dances. Watch this space!