Welcome to Year 6!
Meet the Year 6 team...
Mrs Hatton (Class 13 teacher and English leader)
Mrs Flora (Class 14 teacher and Curriculum leader)
Mrs Woodcock (Year 6 TA)
We have to say Year 6 are really enjoying reading books from our new scheme. Some children are on their fifth or sixth book already. Wow! We love reading their comments every day when we look at planners. Well done for all the fabulous homework completed (including 'extra' homework by a few very conscientious and enthusiastic readers!)
Parachuting Back to Earth
Year 6 had a great time investigating parachutes to give our World War 2 lego figures a safe, comfortable and controlled landing. Working in groups, we carefully planned our investigations, changing one variable only, before enthusiastically carrying them out. The 'best' - those that took the longest time and stayed in 'control' - from each group were then tested against each other outside. Look out for bubble wrap parachutes in the future everyone!
Black History Month Art
October marks Black History Month, where we celebrate Black history, culture and heritage. This year in Year 6, we looked at the influence of West African on society today through the story of Anansi and Brother Death. We also found out about Africa's Big 5 and created drawings of these animals. Our borders are made of Kent cloth patterns (patterns traditionally found on African clothing).
Year 6 will have P.E on a Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure full P.E kit is in school for these days.
Class 14 are currently having swimming lessons on Tuesday morning and Friday morning.
Class 14 will be tested on their spelling words every Wednesday. The new rule will taught on Thursdays and this is when children will receive their new spelling list. We will ask children to stick these into their planners.
Class 13 will be tested on their spelling words every Friday with the new rule being taught and revised during the previous week. All spelling lists for the half-term will be given out and stuck into planners during the first week back after each holiday.
World War II
This term, Year 6 will be finding out about World War II: the events that led up to it, countries involved and significant events that took place during the war, such as The Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
Already, we have experienced what life was like for children being evacuated and received letters of employment for jobs that women took on, while the men were away.
Keep checking the page to share our learning journey with us!