Welcome to the year 6 page. This year the teachers are Mrs Pearce (6P) and Miss Ellis (6E). Our teaching assistants are Mrs Jordan and Miss Beddoes. We have lots of exciting topics planned for this year, with exciting school trips and unusual visitors coming into school to enable the children to have amazing learning experiences. We very much look forward to a successful year with all of the children in Year 6.
For English and Maths we will be following the national curriculum for Year 6.
Our Topics for the year are listed below:
Autumn 1 – Fallen Fields
In this topic we will explore World War I. Known as ‘the war to end all wars’ the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world. Using first-hand evidence to find out about the conditions soldiers had to endure in the trenches, and the huge scale of human loss, we will explore how this global tragedy started and how a fragile peace was finally achieved.
Autumn 2 – A Child’s War
It’s 1939 and Britain is at War. During this topic, the children will have the opportunity to explore a real Anderson Shelter on a historical trip. They will learn why nations were fighting and why child evacuees made the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territories. They will learn about make do and mend and cook up a meal from meagre rations.
Spring 1 – Frozen Kingdom
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands, vast, wild, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful but often deadly. The children will research facts and figures on climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. They will become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers on board a ship stuck in the ice.
Spring 2 – Blood Heart
During this topic the children will become surgeons, with an amazing visit from Living Theatres. They will dissect animal hearts and examine veins, arteries and the chambers of the heart close up! William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy and made ground breaking discoveries. The children will research his life and uncover how the heart works.
Kick starting a campaign to spread the word about the damage we can cause to our heart, the children will organise a charity event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation
Summer 1 – Gallery Rebels and SAT’s
During this topic, the children will discover the bizarre and eccentric minds of the Gallery Rebels! They will discover how art can be an act of rebellion, where colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone! Whatever art they discover, they will have paintbrushes and sketchbooks at the ready. Let’s make art!
Summer 2 – Hola Hola
During our final topic, the children will explore the unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals. The will discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation- make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ballgame and follow all their curious rituals.
We hope you are all well and enjoying spending time together. This is the homework that has been set for Year 6 this week.
Please continue answering the SATs papers to ensure all key learning in Year 6 is secure and clearly understood, ready for the children's transition to secondary school.
Also, please complete the work set on Purple Mash. This includes spellings, a writing activity based on 'the blitz' in World War II, monster multiplication in maths and two coding activities, fun with fish and random words and wizards.
To support music, the children have a unit of work to complete on Charanga called 'You've got a friend'.
Finally, to support the children's creative and artistic talents, we have sent a link to Gomersal Primary School Art blog with a range of activities that can be achieved at home. Please complete one activity.
Mrs Pearce and Miss Ellis would love to see what wonderful activities you are getting up to, so please kjeep in touch on class dojo and send us photos. Look forward to seeing you all soon.
For the next two weeks, children in year 6 will need to complete the reading, maths and SPaG papers and the home learning packs that they were sent home with. We have also set 5 tasks on purple mash: monster multiplication, spelling quiz, the blitz, fun with fish (coding) and random words and wizards (coding). There is also a unit of work on charanga (music) called Friend In Me which children can work through too. Logins can be found on class dojo along with any support parents/carers or children may need with any tasks. Children’s University have also set Easter challenges that children can complete and send evidence to teachers via class dojo. Please stay safe and positive!