Welcome to Year 6

 

 

Your teacher is: Mrs Davies

Your teaching assisstants are: Mrs Clark and Mrs Dunhill

 

Things to remember in Year 6

Our PE days are Monday and Friday, but please bring your kit in on a Monday and leave in school until Friday.

We must read at least 3 times per week at home with an adult. Don't forget to get an adult to sign your homework diaries - these are checked every week.

We must practice our spellings at least 3 times per week at home - they will be tested on a Friday.

We must practice our times tables at least 3 times per week at home.

 

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

 

During the first two weeks of this half term, we did lots of scrumptious work about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

  We stepped into the mind of Roald Dahl and...

  • developed new characters for the story
  • wrote detailed character descriptions
  • wrote a new chapter for the book based around our new characters
  • Designed new scrumptious sweets to be made in the factory
  • Made them...and tried them! 

Peter Baldry

 To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, every class in school worked with Peter Baldry, a local artist, to design and make Wonka's factory entirely out of cardboard.  

 

Here is our first curriculum leaflet for this academic year.

 

A Child's War

This half term we will be learning about what life was like for children in the Second World War…

…A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson Shelter, we will learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.

We will read the diary of Ann Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying storm troopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.

We will make do and mend – and cook up a family meal from meagre rationings. We will delve into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships.

And, as peace is declared, we’ll get ready to celebrate!

 Our topic will be History led but will also include a range of other subjects from across the curriculum.

 

Here's a sample of some of our topic work.

Topic Homework

This term the children will need to complete additional homework based on our topic. The children can choose which homework task to complete from these options:

  1. Make a scrapbook of Second World War images and write captions for each one. Consider how the people in the photographs may be feeling.

  2. Make do and mend! Can you revamp some of your old clothes to make new ones? Maybe you could ‘upcycle’ some unwanted household items and make them useful in a whole new way! Bring them to school and show your classmates and share your ideas.

  3. Find out what happened in your local area during the war. Were any children evacuated or did your local area host evacuees?

  4. Talk to friends and family about their wartime or post-war memories or experiences. Record their responses.

Here we are proudly displaying some of our fantastic topic homework.

 

Celebrating the end of the war...

...with a street party!

The children planned and held a street party. They created war time food based on rationing, decorated the classroom and sang songs. We invited our parents and carers along to share in the celebations...as well as sharing some of our wonderful work.

 

Our annual residential visit.

 

Kingwood 2014!

In October Year 6 went to Kingwood Dearne Valley.

We had a fantastic 3 days, enjoying lots of adventurous activities. Take a look...

Revolution!

 

 This half term we will be learning about what life was like for children in the Victorian era…

...Are you listening boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on – faster now, we haven’t got all day!

Find out about super-strict schools be travelling back in time to a Victorian Classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the flushing loo!

Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when people lived in slums while others prospered.

Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!

 

We started our topic with a WOW!

Scroll through these pages to discover what we did during our Victorian School Day...

 

Topic Homework

This term the children will need to complete additional homework based on our topic. The children can choose which homework task to complete from these options:

 

  1. Research the Victorian Empire and create annotated maps showing the extent of British rule.
  2. Find out about life as a child worker in factories and coal mines or as a chimney sweep and scullery maid. Write a ‘Day in the Life of a…’ diary and add your own illustrations.
  3. Find out about significant people of the Victorian era and write a biography.
  4. Find out about health and medicine in Victorian times, including the ghastly and deadly diseases like typhoid, smallpox, influenza and cholera. It was pretty grim!
  5. Read some abridged novels be Victorian authors like Charles Dickens, or watch film versions of the stories. Create a ‘Junior Guide to The Greatest Novels of the Victorian Period’.

Here we are proudly displaying some of our fantastic topic homework.

We spent a lot of time and effort creating Victorian samplers. We used a variety of stitches to create our Christmas themed designs. We were very proud of the results.

Blood Heart

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry…blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore the circulation system!

Examine the heart – look at the veins, arteries and chambers up close.

 

William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy and made ground breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover?

 

What are blood groups? Why do people give blood?

 

Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Spread the word about the damage caused by smoking to the lungs and heart.

 

Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat…What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!

 

Our topic will be Science led but will also include a range of other subjects from across the curriculum.

 

Topic Homework

This term the children will need to complete additional homework based on our topic. The children can choose which homework task to complete from these options:

 

  1. Create an exercise plan for maintaining a healthy heart.
  2. Research information and plan a weekly menu of food that your heart would love!
  3. Design and make decorative heart-shaped tokens to give to someone close to your heart!
  4. Find out about the historical traditions associated with Valentine’s Day. Why are hearts traditionally used as symbols of love?
  5. Compare the size and structure of the human heart with the size, structure and number of hearts in other animals.
  6. Measure your family’s resting heart rates. Put them through their paces. Compare their heart rate at rest and after exercise. Who is the healthiest person in your family? How do you know?

Or…

Design your own homework – be creative!

SATs

Crucial Crew

Year 6 went to “Crucial Crew” on Monday 20th April. Crucial Crew is a fantastic trip to ‘The LifeWise Centre’ in Rotherham, where Year 6 children work with the emergency services to discover how to keep themselves safe and adopt a sensible lifestyle.

The Scenarios they participated in were: Home Fire Safety, Arson, Bus Safety, Road Safety, Running Away, Mock Court Trial, Internet Safety, Basic First Aid, Peer Pressure / Retail Crime & Alcohol Awareness. All scenarios are run by members of the emergency and public services.

Frozen Kingdom

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands…vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the end of the Earth, treading deep snow or pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for magnificent animals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an arctic fox; hunting rodents and swift as the wind!

Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights.

Become an Arctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Arctic Ocean.

So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and I may be some time…

Topic Homework

This term the children will need to complete additional homework based on our topic. The homework should be brought in on the last week of this half term. The children can choose which homework task to complete from these options:

 

  1. Imagine the Earth has entered another Ice Age. Write a diary-style piece describing the changes and how the human race has adapted to cope.
  2. Use a range of snowy images to create a polar collage.
  3. Make ‘iced jewels’…add salt and powder paint or ink to ice cube trays. Leave overnight and see what happens!
  4. Make a model of your favourite Arctic animal.
  5. Create a poster or brochure for a new travel company which arranges visits to the Arctic or Antarctic. Tempt customers with an extra-special trip!
  6. Design snow boots for an explorer. What features would they have? Let your imagination run riot!
  7. How would your pet have to adapt to survive in the Polar Regions? Rename your common animal with a more exciting ‘polar’ name.

Or…

Design your own homework – be creative!

If you have any queries about any of the information on this leaflet, please just come and ask!

Computing

"We are app developers"

Year 6 have been very excited about our computing lessons this half term. We have begun to develop apps. We started by looking at our favourite apps and looked at the common features of each app, after that we began to designed our own. We used the internet to research our competitors.