Welcome to the Year 6 page
Mrs Ellis, Mrs Bott, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Giannoulis are the class teachers in year 6, and are expertly supported by Mrs Roach and Mrs Liu.
This class page will be updated with: photos, children's work, what we are learning about and key information so please keep checking in to keep up to date with what is happening in year 6.
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Project Based Learning
Our driving question is: How do insects move?
This term, the whole school is working together towards a collective exhibition. Each year group's project is focused around STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.
As a school, our driving question is 'How can I explore the world around me?'
From this, the year 6 team decided we would like to investigate "How do insects move?"
This question has exciting links to the Science and Design & Technology curriculum. We are excited to explore the world of insects and find out exactly how they move!
We are currently reading "Trash" by Andy Mulligan. The children have created some super information texts about dumpsites around the world and are enjoying learning more about the characters within the story. Their writing is much more sophisticated and we are really proud of the language and sentence structure styles that the children are beginning to use and explore.
So far, we have studied 'The wolves in the walls' by Neil Gaiman during the first half of the Autumn term. The story is about Lucy, who hears wolves hustling, bustling, crinkling and crackling in the walls of the old house where her family lives. However, no one believes her. The children have created some beautiful writing around this.
During the second half of the Autumn term, we enjoyed studying 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. The children thoroughly enjoyed following Stanley's journey as a wrongfully convicted criminal, who is sent to Camp Green Lake juvenile correctional facility to be punished for his crimes. We explored formality in our writing through the creation of information texts and newspaper reports.
Throughout the year, the children will be working hard to understand many concepts of Mathematics. This will include: number, algebra, measurement, geometry and statistics. These are very broad areas within the curriculum, which we will break down into weekly sessions that the children can build on their previous learning and move them forward. Please support your child with their homework each week as it does recap on the learning that has taken place that week.
As you are aware, the children are assessed at the end of KS2 to demonstrate their ability in reading, spelling, grammar, writing, and mathematics.
This information is carried forward to their Secondary school placement. For these children, this is the first of many assessments that determine their future and we encourage all the children to work as hard as they can in their final year at Primary school, so that they can shine when they leave us in July.
Below is a website that will help your child become more familiar with the assessments that will take place in the Summer term. Please support your child as much as possible, and if there is anything we can do to help just let us know.