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Year 6

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Meet the Year 6 Team

This year our Year 6 team is made up of Mr Lander, Miss Campbell, Mr Wibberley, Miss Simons, Mrs Marsh and Mr Goodman. We look forward to helping your child fulfil their potential this year and we are always happy to help, should you have any questions. 

Lea Green Residential 

13th - 15th September 2021

 

Year 6 packed their suitcases, waterproofs, walking boots and wellies (not forgetting their horde of sweets!) and set off for our Lea Green residential trip! We had an excellent time and developed a whole range of new skills, ranging from orienteering, toasting marshmallows to den building. They even managed to get some sleep....eventually!! 

 

The children were impeccably behaved, showcasing their excellent manners and listening thoroughly to instructions. They all showed their resilience and their tirelessness, refusing to accept defeat on the high ropes course or the stream walk. The children were complimented for their friendly and inquisitive nature, with the instructors commenting on the excellent behaviour and attitude to new challenges. Awesome job Year 6! 

World War Two Sensational Starter

Wednesday 8th September 2021

 

Welcome to 1940! The air-raid siren is bellowing, its ear-splitting drone awakening the cold December night as frightened civilians flee to the safety of their Anderson shelters. The Germans are here...up above...in the sky...

 

To start off our World War Two History unit, 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 1939 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. The rare artefacts, including a Morse code machine and an authentic WW2 gas mask, went down particularly well with the children, whilst the sound of the air-raid siren is one that is not easily forgotten.

 

 

 

 

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

We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.

 

February, 1941.

 

After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees.

Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her.

 

Then she finds a strange coded note – a note that changes everything and which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.

Autumn Term 1 

This half term, we will be studying World War Two (History), Electricity (Science) and considering ‘What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?’ (RE). We will also be covering E-Safety and Digital Literacy in Computing, whilst we will study ‘Being Me In My World’ in PSHE. In our core subjects, we will be working hard to cover the Year 6 curriculum. In Maths sessions, we will be working on Place Value, Addition, Subtraction and building on our arithmetic skills, whilst in Writing we will be writing a recount based on a wartime evacuation. In Reading lessons, we will be studying a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts based on World War Two.This half term, we will be studying World War Two (History), Electricity (Science) and considering ‘What is the best way for a Christian to show commitment to God?’ (RE). We will also be covering E-Safety and Digital Literacy in Computing, whilst we will study ‘Being Me In My World’ in PSHE. In our core subjects, we will be working hard to cover the Year 6 curriculum. In Maths sessions, we will be working on Place Value, Addition, Subtraction and building on our arithmetic skills, whilst in Writing we will be writing a recount based on a wartime evacuation. In Reading lessons, we will be studying a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts based on World War Two.

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