Year 6



Mystical Places

Autumn Term 2014

Year 6 staff are: Mrs Nair (6N) and Ms Fletcher , Mr Ferson (6F) and Mrs Lammas and Mr Grennan (6G) and Mrs Parker.

Welcome back Year 6! We can’t wait to get stuck into our exciting Mystical Places Topic.

This term we will be using a ‘Mantle  of the Expert’ approach  incorporating I.T. based programs such as Epic Citadel and  Myst to explore Medieval settings, futuristic worlds and many strange and wonderful mystical places situated all over the world . We plan to incorporate mathematical, Science, Geographical and Historical concepts into this unit to encourage engagement and creativity.

Later in the term we will be planning a special trip to a ‘Mystical Place’ in England. Keep your eyes peeled for letters and texts giving further information about this trip.

In English, we will be writing setting descriptions – especially castles and medieval cities and life for the Epic Citadel game story.  Character descriptions will be explored to create engaging narrative to the game play, which will involve story planning. Children will also be encouraged to present persuasive pieces, to write bids, and write speeches (Dragon’s Den style) to win the contract. Other aspects will cover writing advertisements including TV and radio and letters to various companies and organisations.

We are looking forward to some investigative work in maths, alongside number work (4 main operations),place value, shape, space and measure.

Children can look forward to some creative and fun Art and D.T. projects throughout the topic and we would like your help in keeping them mess free by donating any old spare(Large t-shirts/shirts) to use as Art aprons.

Our PE sessions will be spread throughout the week, so it is important that children have their kits in school from Monday through to Friday. Can we remind you all that your child will need to be provided with shorts, (indoor PE) tracksuit bottoms (outside Games), plimsolls/trainers, a t-shirt and finally a warm top (outside games). Without the correct clothing, children will not be able to take part in these sessions.

Early in September, we welcome all Year 6 parents and carers into school to talk about our plans and expectations for this very crucial year. This will be a great opportunity to meet us and discuss home reading, Learning Logs/homework and plans for after-school booster sessions.

As always, if there is anything else we can do to support let us know.

Mrs Nair, Mr Ferson and Mr Grennan



Home Learning

Many of our  class produced some very aspiration and creative learning log pieces this week, to reflect their dreams. Here are just a few of them:

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Learning Log

This week our learning log focus is ‘Forces’. There are many types of  forces and we have been investigating some of these in science: Friction, Air Resistance, Gravity.  We have also been studying Military Forces as part of our ‘Is it right to fight?’ topic.

This week children should consider one of the meanings above and produce a piece of work to reflect their thoughts and/or opinions.

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful designs next week.Please make sure you are completing your learning log each week for a chance to win a fantastic prize in the half termly learning log raffle.  You have to be in it, to win it!

D-Day Museum Trip

Yesterday Year Six went on a school trip to the D-Day museum to learn about Operation Overlord, as part of their continuing work on World War II.  The learning that took place will definitely help with this weeks Learning Log task. Miss Annalls, Mrs Metcalfe and Miss Chandler are eagerly awaiting Monday, so we can see all the work that has been completed!

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