In Year 6, we love adventures! At the start of the year, many of us were fortunate enough to visit the Arthog where together, we made some very special memories.
At the beginning of the Spring term, we were very excited about our new topic, 'Off With Her Head' where we will be learning all about the Tudors! Within this topic, we will travel back in time to the 1500s and and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. During this half term, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his
break from the Roman Catholic church.
In Year 6, we love learning with our class teacher (Miss Evans) and our fantastic teaching assistant (Mrs Hampton). Together we make memories, supporting and caring for every special individual that creates our wonderful Year 6 team.
In Year 6, we have many responsibilities and we are excellent role models to the younger children. Several members of our class are on our School Safeguarding team where we have regular meetings with Mrs Weichlbauer to discuss our school environment as well as our health, safety and well-being.
We also offer a helping hand on the playground. Many children from our class are Playground Buddies- we help to ensure that playtimes are fun for all, providing active playtimes with a range of games and activities.
In Year 6, our P.E days are usually a Friday and we go swimming on Tuesday - these days do change sometimes so we are asked to ensure that our P.E kits come to school on Monday and are taken home on a Friday.
Learning is engaging in Year 6 and we are encouraged by Miss Evans to draw upon our school's learning styles when we are in our classroom. We often aim to be resilient where possible along with adopting a resourceful outcome to positively influence the outcomes of our learning.
Every half term, Miss Evans introduces a different topic in which our learning is catered around. Our learning is therefore cross-curricular where possible and are able to make links across all of our subjects where possible. We also have a new Whole Class Reading text each term which we share together and is often linked to our topic. We believe, "If you read, you succeed!"
Every week, Miss Evans sets us homework either linked to our topic or relating to the learning we have applied that week. Homework is recorded on a Friday in our homework books and is due in on a Thursday morning. Homework is either set in our homework books or on Purple Maths.
We are also set spellings which are either topic related or are misspelt words that Miss Evans has noticed during the week. We take these home to revise for the week (usually using a look, cover, write, check method) or we make 'Spelling Squiggles' for those of us who are creative! Spellings are then tested on a Friday morning.
At the heart of our learning is Reading. In our class, we are asked to read at least 3 times a week and write a brief summary in our Reading Records to summarise the main events of the pages/chapters that we have read. Our Reading Records are very important to us and show our reading journeys across the year.