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.
Autumn topic: The Victorians
During the Autumn term, Year 6 will be very busy learning about The Victorians in our topic lessons.
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!
Homework in Year 6 will be handed out on a Monday and must be returned by the Friday of that week at the latest. Weekly homework will usually include maths homework, literacy homework and spelling sentences (which can be found below on this page). It is important that homework is returned on the Friday as, in Year 6, we mark homework as a class on Friday to address any misconceptions or errors together.
PE: Days and Kit
Usually, outdoor PE will take place on a Thursday morning (with Mr Agnew) and indoor/outdoor PE will take place on a Friday afternoon. Due to potential changes in weather or other circumstances, children should ensure they have their outdoor and indoor kit prepared for both days. Can you also remember (especially if you have pierced ears) that all jewellery must be removed before a P.E lesson starts. Plasters can not be used to cover piercings. Your PE kit should include:
Throughout the first half of the autumn term, Blackwood School took part in a project which taught pupils how to apply scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical skills. During this project, we were extremely lucky to be supported by engineers who assisted each year group with their project. Year 6 worked on solving real-world problems by designing and creating projects such as boats, bridges, vehicles and water filters. Here are some examples of our work:
Trip to the Black Country Living Museum
In November, Year 6 visited the Black Country Living Museum as a part of our Victorian topic. At the venue, we followed the Iron, Coal and Steam trail which linked to our STEM project and the Industrial Revolution - one of the key changes during the Victorian period. We also braved the underground mine to see what life was like for the workers in 1850. We really enjoyed this journey to the past and this experience helped us picture what life was like for a Victorian person.