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Year 6

Meet the Year 6 Team 

This year our Year 6 team is made up of Miss Campbell, Mr Lander, Mr Wibberley, Miss Simons and Miss Smith. We are happy to hear from you about your child’s learning and we are always happy to help.

Summer Term 1 

 

This half term (Summer 1) in Maths we shall be continuing to explore arithmetic concepts as well as exploring Properties of Shape and Measurement. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a discussion text and a wishing tale. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. In learning Journey we shall be looking at Hannah Hoch and the British Values and Earth and Space in Science.

 

The Year 6 class story will be The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge....

It's Maisie's birthday and she can't wait to open her presents. She's hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. And even that might not be enough...

 

Spring Term 1

 

Welcome back after 8 weeks of Remote Learning. We are glad to see that all Year 6 children have returned and are ready to learn. This half term the children will continue to work on their arithmetic skills and reasoning. They will be focusing on statistics, geometry and position and direction. In Reading we will be looking at The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. In Writing, the children will be finishing of their biographies on Charles Darwin and writing a Warning Tale. Our topic this half term will be Volcanoes and Earthquakes and in Science the children will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance. Our PSHE topic is Healthy Me and in RE we will be studying Christianity and Influential People. 

 

Our PE days will be on a Monday and a Thursday. The children will be taught the skills of Tag Rugby. Please can all children ensure that they wear their PE kits to school on these days and that all jewellery is removed. For children that attend after school club on a Wednesday, they may also wear their PE kit to school. 

 

We are pleased to tell you that Year 6 tutoring is taking place in school. If your child has been selected for this, then this will take place in school on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. Our Year 6 tutors are Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Whitehall. 

 

Thank you for all of your continued support during an unusual academic year, we couldn't of done it without you!  

 

 

Well done to all of Year 6! You are all doing such a fantastic job with your home learning, keep it up! Miss Campbell

 

Spring Term 1 

 

This half term in Maths we shall be continuing to explore arithmetic concepts as well as exploring algebra, measurement and statistics. In Writing we shall be producing a poem, a newspaper report and a losing and finding tale. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. In learning Journey we shall be looking at Ancient History in our 'What is the Gift of the Nile?' topic and Light in Science.

Elf in Year 6 ...

Autumn Term 2 

The focus this half-term is We Are Geographers! This half-term in Maths, we shall be exploring fractions, decimals and percentages. In Writing, we shall be producing a poem, a letter and a defeating a monster tale. In Reading, we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts. We are very excited to see what wonderful work Year 6 will produce this half-term. 

Thursday 15th October 2020. Year 6 using their design and technology skills to create their own Anderson Shelters. They look amazing!

Year 6 have had a fun afternoon measuring out WW2 rations. They were surprised about how few sweets children were rationed!

WW2 Marvellous Middle. A huge thank you to all of the Year 6 children for their amazing efforts today!

The Year 6 teachers and your children are currently reading this in school...

Autumn Term 1 

This half term Year 6 will be learning all about World War 2. The children will be learning all about what it was like to be evacuated, rationing, propaganda, The Blitz, military, D-Day and much, much more. The children will be using their WW2 knowledge to support their writing across a range of genres, including poetry, setting description and a diary entry. In Reading the children will be looking at a range of text extracts to further develop their level of understanding about a given text type and apply this to a variety of question types. In mathematics the children will be looking at the Year 6 objectives as well as previous Year 5 objectives that also need to be taught. 
 

WW2 Sensational Starter 

7th September 2020

 

To start off our World War Two History topic we worked with Historic Workshop to share a wealth of knowledge all about WW2. The visitor played the role of the Chief Air Raid Warden of the Nottingham Division, and it was his job to transport the children back to the times of the Second World War! He was able to take the children back to 1933 and immersed them in interactive activities that made them feel as though they were living in war-time Britain (on the home front). The day was full of enriching and highly engaging work and the children learnt a great deal about life in World War Two. 

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