Welcome to Year 6! We have had an exciting start to the year with lots of our children enjoying many new experiences such as: sleeping in a tent, eating marshmallows by the campfire, facing their fears on the high ropes and riding a Segway amongst many other exciting activities. It was a week that will be remembered for a very long time! The children were evacuated in their evacuee costumes on a real steam train. They were able to experience the feelings and thoughts of those children who were evacuated during WW2. We are looking forward to learning more about WW2 in terms 5 and 6. Some of our children had an exciting week learning all about the French Revolution and showed some fantastic skills in the kitchen too! This term we will be learning all about the Agricultural and Industrial Revolution within history and analysing sources to see how farming and industry has changed over time. Hockey and tag rugby will be the focuses for year 6 in PE and our Geography lessons will consist of developing our atlas skills. We have already learnt about the seven continents and the world’s oceans! In music, we will be learning about Jazz and are our artist for the term is LS Lowry. We hope to use our brand new computer suite to practise our core computing skills. In science, we will be learning all about the circulatory system with some exciting experiments to look forward to. We are looking forward to writing our first narrative of the year based on the brilliant picture book from Shaun Tan ‘The Arrival’.
What a busy start to the term so far! We kicked off our science topic on Evolution by cross-breeding Mr Men and discovering their inherited characteristics. To compliment this, our RE topic this term will look closely at the relationships between the Christian bible and science knowledge, using The Creation as our starting point. We will develop last term’s atlas skills by analysing and researching rivers around the globe, whilst our history topic continues from previous work on farming, the agricultural and industrial revolutions, by leading into the causes, impact and roles of different groups of people within WWI and II (look out for some superb WWI and II-related writing in our English). If that weren’t enough, the children have begun a Folk music topic, exploring the artwork of Banksy, have continued their presentation work in computing and are busy exploring what a healthy relationship looks like in PSHE! Finally, ask your children to show off their new-found flexibility, thanks to the exciting gymnastics topic we are embarking on!