Welcome to Year 6
From September 2016
|6TL||Mrs Lawrence||Mrs Lewis|
|6AD||Mrs Davies||Mrs Garlic/Mrs Hanson|
|6RL||Mr Leighfield||Mrs Pullen|
Year 6 Topics
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Residential French Trip||Evolution & Inheritence||The Mountain Environment|
|History of WW2||Civil War in Worcester||Year 6 Production|
|DT: Door Stops||Picasso||North/South America|
|Severn Valley Railway trip||RE||Light and Electricity|
|Art of Henry Moore||Gym/Invasion Games||Pop Art|
If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available between 3.15pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.
6TL - Tuesday
6MW - Friday
6AD - Tuesday
This term we have been studying Kensuke’s Kingdom written by Michael Morpurgo. We have studied the characters in depth and written varying accounts from their view point. There have been messages in bottles, newspaper reports and our own alternative ending.
In our history topic we have looked at the Civil War, where it would appear on a timeline, and its impact on our city of Worcester. Please look at our wanted posters recruiting for both Roundhead and Royalist soldiers. We have extended our learning in a visit to The Commandry which is a great day out undertaking a number of different workshops.
We have also looked at the architecture of a variety of buildings in Worcester and have focused on our sketching and watercolour skills to create a mixed media piece.
In science we have looked at Evolution and family similarities. We have scrutinised fossils and looked at what we can learn from them.
We have learnt to play Somewhere Only We Know on the chime bars as part of our musical study of rhythm. We have also looked at William Tell’s Overture and learnt to sing the Cupcake Song Pitch Perfect.
In Computing we have created a flow diagram to operate a double set of traffic lights and covered topics ranging from, respectful communication on the internet, our digital footprint, people who have made major contributions to the world of computing and the internet and how our School network operates.
We finished the term with our DT project making doorstops. They looked fabulous.
Our history topic is WW2 which has fed into many other areas of the curriculum. In literacy we are studying Good Night Mr Tom. In art we will look at the perspective work of Henry Moore’s tube tunnel.
The children have made some fantastic WWII artefacts for homework which will be on display at the coffee morning where we will entertain parents with songs, dances and poems from this era whilst raising funds for the British Legion.
Many thanks to Mrs Fazey who treated us to a fascinating talk explaining how messages were encrypted and decoded during the war to, not only protect our troops, but also to intercept enemy messages. She spoke of the work carried out at Bletchley Park and of Alan Turin and the enigma machine. There were original logs and field coding machines and the children had the opportunity to create and break codes.
We dressed as evacuees and journeyed on the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth. There were several workshops in which we were better able to understand home life during the war, the role of Anderson shelters and the types of games children of this period played.
We started the year with a fabulous trip to France. This is an educational visit which encourages independence, responsibility and cultural awareness and a fun day at Disneyland Paris.
During the trip the children were treated to a French Medieval display, toured the highlights of Paris, climbed the Eifel Tower, spent a day at Disneyland and a visit to the imposing Vimy Ridge Memorial and trenches.
Please visit this excellent educational website which the school subscribes to allowing all pupils free home access. The logon details are the same as those used to logon to the computers in school and should be familiar to your child. All activity is recorded, please encourage children to use it responsibly, it is a valuable learning tool.
Link to EducationCity