Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Mrs Michaels – Year 6 Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs Harwood – Teaching Assistant (NNEB) and Librarian

Mrs Dineen – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Toyer – 1:1 Support

 

Science

Year 6 have been learning about binomial classification – the system created by Carl Linnaeus to organise all living things.

We created our own classification system using confectionery – then tried to guess the brand of the confectionery from their binomial classification name. Can you guess which sweet was crunchy cuboid?

 

History

This half term, we have been learning about what life was like for poor people during the Victorian era. We have learned about the Victorian slums, street children and the work of Dr. Barnardo. We have also learned about the workhouse.

Ruby has worked really hard at home and made her own workhouse! She brought it in for us to see – can you spot all of the historically accurate details? Well done, Ruby!

Music

Year 6 have been learning how to read musical notation on a stave. They have been practising reading music while playing the glockenspiels as a class.

Art

In our art lessons, we have been learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He makes amazing art out of natural materials, using the shape and colours of leaves or rocks to create eye-catching patterns. We collected lots of leaves and creates our own art, using Andy Goldsworthy as our inspiration.

 

Science

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 visited the University of Hertfordshire inflatable planetarium. They experienced an amazing journey through space and met Pudsey bear!

 

Design & Technology

Year 6 have been learning about the Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We have learned about different types of structures and built our own truss bridges. We then held a team competition to design and build the strongest bridge!

 

Learning takes place at home and here in school and it is important that we work together in partnership to provide the best opportunities for all our children. We plan a range of learning opportunities throughout each term and encourage you to take a look at our plans below, so that you can talk to your child about their learning and support it further at home.

 

Please follow the links below to view the planning for this term:

Year 6 ‘The Amazon’ Autumn 2 2017 2018

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Year 6 ‘Maps, Maps, Maps’ Summer Term 2 2016 2017

Year 6 ‘Street Child’ Summer Term 1 2016 2017

Year 6 ‘Carrie’s War’ Spring Term 2 2016 2017

Year 6 ‘Africa’ Spring Term 1 2016 2017