Year 6 2020-2021
This year all our classes are named after countries.
Ms Peacock (Teacher) Mrs Mabbley and Mrs Walker (Teaching Assistants) - Peru Class
Mrs Parsons (Teacher) Miss Carter (Teaching Assistants)- Madagascar Class
Miss Walker (Teacher) Mrs Grundy and Miss Summers (Teaching Assistants) - India Class
Can you spot their flag below?
Year 6 - Autumn 1 2020-2021
Curriculum theme day
This half term Year 6 will be taking part in a Greek theme day on the 5th October 2020. This theme day is designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will learn about the Greeks achievements and their influence on the Western world. This will include art and architecture. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further information on you may need to know.
Year 6 are becoming publishers this half term. They will be becoming more familiar with Microsoft publisher using computers in our brand new computing suite. The children will conduct research first before publishing a class information book.
Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and what to do in an emergency in the local environment.
Children are beginning their ‘Properties of Materials’ topic this half term. They will be learning about the 3 states of matter and will be describing materials based on their transparency, hardness and magnetism. They will also observe through an experiment what happens to materials when they change state through heating up or cooling down. Finally, they will focus on dissolving and what effects the speed solids dissolve.
Year 6 - Creative Curriculum - Autumn 1 2019-2020
Our topic this half term is called 'Is it fair to compare?' and it has a geography focus. During out hook lesson, we created some fabulous pieces of African animal art and made our own Djembe drums. We have been comparing the human and physical features of countries within Africa to find out why some are more developed than others. We have also enjoyed learning about deserts (particular the Sahara Desert in Africa) and what the climate is like there. This also links to our evolution topic in science as we have investigated how plants and animals have adapted to live in extreme desert conditions.
In our English lessons, we have also enjoyed acting out 'How the Elephant got its trunk'. You can see some photos below of us in our animal masks.
This half-term Year 6 are becoming design technologists, applying their scientific knowledge of electricity to designing, making and coding an electronic game using the BBC Micro:bit. We have carried out some market research in order to inform our individual designs and form a team to select a final design for the game. Once we have a design that each group is happy with, we will create the game using wire, plasticine, electrical tape and cardboard, coding the game using the Micro:bit. We will evaluate and debug each game once they are complete.
The children will be finding out about changes in film, TV, holidays and football over the last 100 years. As part of our work, we will be visiting York Castle Museum to explore the ‘Swinging 60s’ exhibit.