Year 6 2022 - 2023
Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
6W have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6G have PE on Mondays and Fridays.
On PE days, children can come to school wearing their P.E kits. They will also need to bring their water bottles.
Miss Gough: 6G@owstonpark.co.uk
We test spellings on: Friday
We test times tables on: Friday
Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 6.
We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables. We also run weekly TTRockstars sessions in school so all children can access the technology.
Please click the link below to find our SATs information powerpoint.
YEAR 6 HOLLOWFORD RESIDENTIAL.
Please see the attached Residential booklet below for more information about the trip.
Hollowford Information Pack
Autumn – World War Two
In English, we study the novel Once by Morris Gleitzman, learning all about Felix, an orphan who escapes from an orphanage to find his mum and dad. We follow his journey as he realises what is happening in Poland and what the Nazis are really doing.
In History, we start the term learning about life in Germany after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the impact that both this and Great Depression had on the German economy and social classes. We learn about Hitler and what caused the start of the Second World War. After this we study the evacuation, blitz and rationing alongside the impact of war in Britain.
In Geography we will compare the physical and human differences between North and South America as well as making comparisons with the United Kingdom.
In Science we will be looking at Living Things and Their Habitats, looking at the reproduction of plants and animals.
Spring – Crime and Punishment
In English, we study the novel Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. We follow Alex as he learns that his uncle was a spy and he is set to follow him in his footsteps, fighting criminals.
In History, we learn all about the different crimes and punishments throughout history, from the Romans and Medieval period to the Tudors, we then compare these with Modern day.
In Geography we study Extreme Earth, studying natural disasters. We look at what causes these and the impact which they have on society, as well as studying how communities recover from these disasters.
In Science we will be looking Evolution and Inheritance; going back to the days of Charles Darwin, to see how we have evolved over time.
Summer – Medicine through Time
In English, we study the novel Skellig by David Almond. We follow the character as he discovers something strange in the garage of his new home.
In History, we discover Medicine through the ages, learning about the medical practices of prehistoric civilisations comparing them to different periods of time and modern day. We understand medieval medicine and the events during the Black Plague, recognising health issues stemmed from poor hygiene. We also learn about the importance of the NHS and the role it has played in British health care.
In Geography, we will study natural resources, identifying land as being an important natural resource, considering the ways in which it is used, how it has changed and factors limiting the ways it can be used. We will identify some alternative sources of energy production to coal and gas, including a range of clean, renewables and explore ways which we can reduce the carbon footprint.
In Science we will be looking at Light and Electricity, at times linking the two together, but also looking at natural light. This topic links well with our Geography, as we can consider different forms of energy.
Our learning in Year 6 so far!
Watch this space for even more pictures of what we have been upto in class.
During transition week in school. Every class learnt about a significant individual, using the Little People, Big Dreams books as their stimulus. In Year 6, we learnt all about Aretha Franklin, focussing closely on her song Respect and making connections with our school values. We also learnt about her friend Martin Luther King Jr and all of his work with civil rights. We produced art work relating to each of these individuals. For Aretha Franklin, we wrote about her life and explained what Respect means to us. For Martin Luther King Jr, we wrote our own versions of I have a dream, focussing on what we would like to see in the future.
Last week Year 6 had the opportunity to partake in a Rugby training session. We learnt a lot of valuable skills, including how to pass the ball correctly. We all had a fantastic time during this session.
We loved dressing as different characters for World Book Day. Here are some of our costumes and the winners of the decorate a potato contest. Can you guess which characters the potatoes are?
We celebrated twosday in school. 2.2.22 We filled in the number 2 with different mathematical questions which would give an answer of 2 or 22222.
Our topic in the spring term is Crime and Punishment. In our History lessons we have looked at a variety of different crimes and punishments through the ages. We have made comparisons between the Romans, Anglo-Saxon and Viking and Medieval Periods. Looking at the similarities between their punishments and how these have also evolved through the years.
In Geography we completed a double page to consolidate our learning of North and South America. We are now studying Extreme Earth, looking at natural disasters and weather phenomena. Within this we have made links to PSHE and identified how these devastating incidents can impact on people not only socially but also economically.
As we are looking at weather in Geography, we have made this connection in French, studying the vocabulary for French weather, as well as making even more connections to Geography and using French compass directions to identify where one region in France is in relation to another.
We have studied music from different composers and identified how it makes us feel. We LOVE our lessons with Mr Smith learning how to play the Ukelele.
We have enjoyed some additional PE sessions learning all about Taekwondo.
In Art we used our sketching skills to create our own images which relate to the story, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
In English as part of our Crime and Punishment topic we used the video Ruin by Wes Ball as our stimulus. After watching the video we wrote our own versions of the story from the character's point of view.
During transition our theme was relationships; we used the book, 'The Bear and the Piano' as our stimulus.
We enjoyed a lovely Coffee Morning in support of McMillan. As a school, we raised over £319! Thank you for all of your donations.
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