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Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to your Home Learning Page.   On this page you will find links to access different areas of learning. 

Every day, new activities will be added to a folder which will be named with the day, date and month.  I would like you to complete these activities every day.  Some of them will be interactive and some will need to be written down.  There will also be folders with other activities at the bottom of the page that need to be completed regularly.

I know that SATs have been cancelled and many of you will be disappointed that you will not be able to show off how much you have learnt during your time in Year 6.  However, rest assured, you know and your parents/carers know how hard you have worked and what you have managed to achieve.

Although SATs have been cancelled, I would like you during your time at home to continue with your learning.  This is vitally important as you will be going into year 7 in just five months.  It is really easy to forget the knowledge and skills that you have learnt over the past couple of months if you do not continue to practise them.   Some of the work given to you will look like SATs revision.  This is still relevant, as you are practising the content that you should know by the end of year 6.  We are unsure whether any year six SATs  tests will be set for you in the future however we do know that when you start Secondary School you will be given assessments to complete.

I am missing you all so much. You have all been an absolute pleasure to teach and you have all worked extremely hard.  Each and everyone one of you has made so much progress and you should be very proud of yourselves.  The year 6 team are all so very proud of you as are Mrs Cheeseman and Mrs Culling.

Make sure that you keep washing your hands and stay safe. Look after yourselves and others.   Looking forward to seeing you all soon. 

 

Mrs Tyler, Mrs Twittey, Mr Lewis and Mrs Partridge

Year 6 Spring 2 Curriculum Information

In the second half of the Spring Term, year 6 will continue to read and explore the classic novel ‘Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The children will follow Jim Hawkins on his epic adventure as he boards the ‘Hispaniola’ and travels to Skeleton Island in search of hidden treasure.

Throughout the term, we will continue to use this book to explore the ‘golden age of piracy.’ We will also make comparisons with piracy in modern times and discuss why it still exists today and what impact this has on the world around us. We will explore the British value of the ‘Rule of Law and we will also be asking ourselves - is piracy always wrong?  In class, we will also use this book to explore ideas of morality. Through studying the actions of the characters, we will explore our school values of ‘honesty’ and ‘courage and identify how the good and honest characters in the novel win the prize while the wicked and treacherous people are punished for their evil deeds.

As the book is centred round the theme of pirates, the children will continue to build on their previous geography skills.  They will be able to continue to locate the world’s countries on a map and will learn about North and South America concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. Whilst learning about these continents, we will be asking ourselves - How are they the same? How are they different?  The children will also have a wonderful opportunity to participate in their very own treasure hunt where they will develop their knowledge of recognising key symbols used on ordnance survey maps and practise using the 8 compass points.   In design and technology, the children will continue to work on the school value of ‘team work as they endeavour to build a pirate ship which will need to be able to float and hold a certain weight.  They will also be involved in investigating how the size of the sails affects the movement of the ships.    The children will also be involved in developing their printing skills in art as they create a pirates bandana and in music they will also experience listening to and singing sea shanties.

 

We have many more things planned this half-term, which we cannot wait to share with you – including a forth coming Pirates Day.  Year sixes are now looking forward to answering our big question, ‘What makes our neighbouring waters so unpredictable and fascinating?’  Ahoy – me hearties!  Anchors away!

World Book Day

Year 6 Spring 1 Curriculum Information

In the Spring Term, year 6 will have the fantastic opportunity to read and explore the classic novel ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The novel is set in the days of sailing ships and pirates and tells the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of an evil pirate, Captain Flint.  This much - loved adventure story, has everything from mutiny and murder to unforgettable characters such as the charismatic Long John Silver and the surly and rude Billy Bones.

Throughout the term, we will use this book to explore the ‘golden age of piracy’ and establishing where this period of history fits in within different key historical events that we have already studied.  We will also make comparisons with piracy in modern times and discuss why it still exists today and what impact this has on the world around us. We will explore the British value of the ‘Rule of Law and we will also be asking ourselves - is piracy always wrong?  In class, we will also use this book to explore ideas of morality. Through studying the actions of the characters, we will explore our school values of ‘honesty’ and ‘courage and identify how the good and honest characters in the novel win the prize while the wicked and treacherous people are punished for their evil deeds.

 As the book is centred round the theme of pirates, the children will continue to build on their previous geography skills and will identify and locate the seven seas of the world and learn about the wonderful and fascinating creatures and plants that live beneath.  Whilst learning about the world’s greatest oceans, we will be asking ourselves - How are they the same? How are they different?  In Geography, the children will also learn about the human and physical features of different countries in which the pirates had once sailed too.  The children will also have a wonderful opportunity to participate in their very own treasure hunt where they will develop their knowledge of recognising key symbols used on ordnance survey maps.   In design and technology, the children will continue to work on the school value of ‘team work as they endeavour to build a pirate ship which will need to be able to float and hold a certain weight.  They will also be involved in investigating how the size of the sails affects the movement of the ships.    The children will also be involved in developing their printing skills in art as they create a pirates bandana and in music they will also experience listening to and singing sea shanties.

 

We have many more things planned this half-term, which we cannot wait to share with you – including a forth coming Pirates Day.  Year sixes are now looking forward to answering our big question, ‘What makes our neighbouring waters so unpredictable and fascinating?’  Ahoy – me hearties!  Anchors away!

Friday 24th January we enjoyed an 'Around the world Day'. Thank you for helping us learn about bread, we had a fantastic day. We even managed to take our bread home! Big thanks to Paul’s bakery in Melton Mowbray.

Year 6 Autumn 2 Curriculum Information

 

In Autumn 2, we will be travelling back in time to 1939 as we read a book called ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne.  The book is set during World War 2 and is centred around two characters called Bruno and Shmuel.  The book  is an extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war.

 

In class, we will use this book to explore what life was like for people during the Second World War from different backgrounds and races. We will discuss issues such as racism, relationships and respecting the culture and beliefs of others.  As we discuss these themes, we will explore our school value of ‘acceptance’ and we will learn about the importance of treating people that are different to us equally and fairly.  We will be asking ourselves – is it ever right to discriminate against people just because of their beliefs or race?  Should we all be treated equally?  Does everyone have the right to be treated fairly?

 

As the book is centred around the theme of World War 2, in Geography we will be developing our map skills and naming and locating countries which were involved in the conflict.   In History, we will learn about key events that took place including: ‘The Battle of Britain’, ‘The Blitz’, ‘VE’ Day and the Holocaust.  In Art, we will be designing and creating propaganda posters and in Design and Technology the children will have the wonderful opportunity to design and make their own air-raid shelters and recreate some nutritious wartime dishes.  The children will also experience listening to wartime songs and participating in ‘Remembrance Day’ activities where they will have the opportunity to take time to reflect on all of the people who have died in wars.  Throughout our learning in this topic, we will be trying to answer our Big Question which is: What impact did World War 2 have on people’s lives?

 

Alongside our class book, we will also be looking at extracts from other books including: ‘Rose Blanche’, ‘Half a Man’, ‘The best Christmas Present in the World’ and studying the thought-provoking poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est.’ where the children will get an insight into how it must have felt to be a soldier in World War II.  Whilst reading these books and poem we will explore our school value of ‘compassion and think about how other people may have felt during different situations.

 

We have many more things planned this half – term, which we cannot wait to share with you!  Including, heading out to visit Beaumanor Hall where the children will be able to participate in wonderful activities such as experiencing what it would have felt like to be in an air – raid shelter and taking part in de-coding cryptic messages using Morse code. 

I promised I would put our art work up. What do you think? We think these are fantastic, they all created wonderful pieces of art using many skills. Also we have just finished reading our class book, a truly moving story . Well worth a read but be prepared to cry 😢 Ask your children what they thought of they book??

World War II Day at Beaumanor Hall - 22nd November

Topic - World War II

Year six starting there first piece of art for our new topic this term - World War Two They throughly enjoyed painting, collage and sketching their soldiers. They looked amazing! They are going on the wall once finished, and I will share the finished product 🙂

Year 6 Autumn 1 Curriculum Informatio

 

To start the year off, we will be reading a book called ‘Journey to Joburg’ which is written by Beverley Naidoo. The book follows a young girl named Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, on a journey that not only saves their family, but also opens their eyes to the nature of the world in which they live in.

 

We will use this book to explore what life was like for a black African during Apratheid in South Africa - where due to many rules and regulations the way in which black people and white people were treated was very different.  We will be asking ourselves – should we all be treated equally?   Should human rights belong to everybody whatever our differences? Do we all have a right to life and to live in freedom and safety

 

We will also be travelling back in time to 1994, where we will learn about a famous black-African called Nelson Mandela.  We will research and find out about his life and his achievements and why, to this day, he is considered to be a hero by people from all over the world. Whilst learning about Nelson Mandela, we will be also be asking ourselves, who makes the rules and what is a democracy.

 

As the book is set in Johannesburg, in Geography we will learn about South Africa and study its amazing diverse landscape and its unique culture.   We will be thinking about how South Africa and the United Kingdom are both similar places and how they are different.  In Art, we will spend time exploring natural patterns and recreating them using different mediums and in Design and Technology the children will have the wonderful opportunity to design and make their own African instruments and listen to traditional African music.

 

Alongside our class book, we will also be looking at extracts from other books including: ‘Welcome to Nowhere, ‘The Other Side of the Truth’ and ‘Illegal’ where we will also explore the challenges faced by people living in countries where they do not feel safe.

 

We have many more things planned this half –term, which we cannot wait to share with you!  Including providing an opportunity for the children to be able to plan and carry out fund-raising activities for people who face many challenges from across the world!

Year 6 Curriculum can be found under Key Information- Our Curriculum

The children in year six have been exploring the artist Edward Tingatinga and looking at his paintings. We have recreated our own designs using paint 🎨 As our topic is Journey to Freedom, his paintings fit in so well with African animals.

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