Miss Barber, Mrs Sanders, Mr Pusey, Mrs Whiston, Mrs Youngson and Mr Murphy welcome you to the Year 6 page. Here you will find useful information about what is happening in Year 6 and some helpful tools to assist you in your learning.
SATs week timetable 2019
Summer topic: The Victorians
During the Summer term, Year 6 will be very busy learning about The Victorians in our topic lessons.
We have already made a good start and endured the experience of being inside a Victorian classroom – some of us unfortunate ones also received the cane and the dunce cap!
Our time inside the Victorian classroom gave us an insight into what life would have been like for our ancestors.
Please note: no children were actually harmed during the delivery of this lesson and any 'caning' involved the lightest of taps to the hand and was requested by many once we were no longer inside The Victorian classroom!
Throughout our topic, we will be learning about many different aspects of The Victorians but here’s a taster to get you started:
Timelines of important Victorian people and events; the Poor Laws and the Workhouse (involving drama); child labour; designing a dollhouse using joinery techniques (including IT); comparing and contrasting events from the Industrial Revolution and technical evolution and comparing and evaluating differences between Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
We have lots to keep us occupied Year 6 so let’s get right to it and delve into the fascinating world of The Victorians!
Spring Topic: Gallery Rebels
For our Stunning Start, we took a virtual tour of The National Gallery in London. Our main task was to navigate our way around the different gallery rooms and find eight paintings. For each painting found, we had to: locate its position in the gallery; find its title; the name of the artist; the date it was painted as well as up to three additional facts about the painting. We had great fun!
We have been learning about the colour wheel and the three main colour categories: primary,
secondary and tertiary. We have been experimenting with mixing and blending colours to try and
create our own versions of the colour wheel.
#ThankYou100 Remembrance Work
Year 6 spent the final week of half term focusing on the centenary of the First World War. We are proud to share our appreciation for the countless people who helped, from soldiers to Girl Guides. Across the year group, we have written poems and letters of thanks to show our gratitude and commemorate those who dedicated their lives to the war effort. We also created artwork, focusing on perspective and composition, using watercolours and pastels.
Hola Mexico! We will begin by experiencing a Mexican-style festival including opportunities to experience traditional customs. During the topic, the children will learn about: Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration; the differences between life in Mexico and the UK; the geographical features of Mexico’s Chihuahuan desert; traditional legends, writing glyphs and the ancient Maya Gods & Goddesses. Our topic will provide plenty of opportunities to develop our Year 6 art, music, drama, history and geography skills.
Please find below a link to the Y6 SAT workshop presentation PDF slides. At the end of the PDF, it lists resources which were linked to the original presentation used on the workshop evening. Please note the PDF website-friendly version does not include workable links to be opened however the documents or resources listed at the end of the PDF can be found and downloaded from our Y6 page directly below the PDF website link.
The Year 6 team