Year 6 2020 - 2021
Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
6F have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6G have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays.
On PE days, children can come to school wearing their trainers. They will also need to bring their water bottles.
Reading books are sent home on a Thursday evening and Must be returned to school on the following Monday. This will allow us to quarantine the books before they are given out again.
Please let your teacher now when your child has read via the class email.
Mr Fox: 6F@owstonpark.co.uk 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.
Year 6 Overview
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.
As part of our Recovery Curriculum at the start of the year, we read the book, 'The boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse', by Charles Mackesy. Using the images and quotes as a stimulus, we all had a go at recreating the artwork. We also wrote our own Affirmations and positive sayings, which challenge negative thoughts.
Alongside the display work, each class discussed what we were grateful for, particularly during and after Lockdown. We wrote what we were grateful for on a leaf and hung these to our branches.
"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss