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Welcome to Year 6

In Year 6 we have two classes, these are: Oak and Olive. The adults that work across these classes are: Mr Squirrell, Miss Stone, Mrs Hammond, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Sharp, Mrs Boots and Miss Hales.

Spring Term

 

Our learning  for spring  term will include looking at the Anglo-Saxons; within our topic based learning we will explore the impact that the Saxons had upon Britain and we will also be looking at the significance of Sutton Hoo. Within DT we will be designing and making Lanterns out of wood, before moving on to making Saxon inspired jewellery from clay. A large focus within our learning this term will be on the importance of having a healthy lifestyle, we will be covering this within a range of subjects including: Science, PE and PSHE. In English, we will be writing balanced arguments and diary entries; whilst within maths be will exploring angles and algebra.

 

 

Autumn Term

 

As part of our whole school multi-cultural week at the start of the year, the children got the opportunity to learn about various aspects of another country – Oak Class focussed their learning on Qatar whilst Olive Class learnt about the culture and traditions of China. Over the course of the week, the children experienced a whole range of learning opportunities including: cooking, food tasting and learning a language.

 

Our topic focus throughout the Autumn term was World War 2. After gaining an initial idea on the key dates and leaders of the War, we spent our timing learning about various other aspects of World War 2 in greater detail, these included things such as: The Blitz, evacuation, propaganda, rationing and the changing role of women.

 

We held a special celebration to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. As part of this celebration we wrote poems focussing on remembrance, learnt a dance and songs from this period and created a textile wall hanging. We also got to spend the morning at The Stanway Secondary School where we joined in the centenary celebrations, during our time there we had Q&A sessions with war veterans, got to try food from World War 1, handled artefacts from this period and created a huge poppy inspired art display that ended up being photographed by a drone.

 

In English this term, we walked through the wardrobe and in to the world of Narnia. We re-wrote the story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe using the film as a visual stimulus for our writing. As well as this we also wrote non-chronological reports on the Home Front during World War 2 and biographies of Winston Churchill.

 

In October, we also had a visit from our local MP Priti Patel who spoke to the children about the role of government and some of her duties are as an MP, we then got to ask her any questions that we had. Her visit supported our learning around democracy and how parliament and the government is organised within Great Britain.