Your child’s journey through Year 6
Centre of the Cell
Year 6 set visited Queen Mary’s University and visited the Centre of the Cell, which is a science based education centre located in a working biochemical laboratory. Their aim is to stimulate interest, raise awareness and inspire future scientists.
The children had the opportunity to watch films about the human body, participate in a workshop and play interactive games. The classes thought it was one of the best trips ever!
Spring Term 2020
We are looking forward to the new term of learning in Year 6. Our new topic is Explorers and has geography and science focus. We will begin by learning about polar exploration, particularly expeditions to the Antarctic. Our Literacy learning will be based around ‘ICE TRAP!’ which is the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s incredible expedition to this continent. In Geography, we will be developing map skills, using atlases and interpreting aerial photographs and satellite images to understand the polar regions and particular aspects of environmental change.
In Science, we will look at how animals have adapted to their environment and how this has led to evolution. We will be going on two curriculum-linked trips this term to support this learning.
Please note: in Maths, our learning will focus on fractions, decimals and percentages this half term. It is important that your child knows their multiplication tables and the related division facts. Please talk to us if you need ideas for supporting your child with this.
Please see our curriculum document here: Year 6 – Spring Curriculum 2020
As part of our Design and Technology curriculum we completed a project to design, make and evaluate a Tudor-inspired door stop. We chose our favourite famous Tudor, designed a doorstop based on their significant features, then used hand sewing techniques and a sewing machine to create the doorstops. Which famous Tudors can you recognise?
Tower of London
Our trip to the Tower of London allowed Year 6 to immerse themselves in Tudor history. We heard about key events at the Tower during the Tudor period and saw the sights where they took place, including Anne Boleyn’s execution and the famous Traitor’s gate entrance.
Trip to Royal Naval College
As part of our Tudor topic, we visited the Royal Naval College to further understand the significance of Greenwich for the Tudor dynasty and what life was like for those living and working in the Tudor palaces. As part of a workshop, we examined authentic Tudor artefacts and learnt the stories behind them.
Year 6 had a fantastic week in Swanage. We enjoyed a huge range of activities including: swimming, crabbing, team-building and pioneering, plus a walk up to Corfe castle. It was also a great chance to hang out together and have a lot of fun!
Autumn Term 2019
We are all excited about the term ahead. We have got off to a great start with the children impressing us with their enthusiasm for and engagement with the learning opportunities so far. We are all committed to making sure our learning environment is happy and fulfilling for everyone by following our rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe. Please see our curriculum document here: Year 6 Curriculum Overview – Autumn 2019 In Maths, our learning will focus on number. It is imperative that your child knows their multiplication tables and the related division facts. This is essential for children to be able to move onto fractions, decimals and percentages. Please talk to us if you need ideas for supporting your child with this.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Year 6 children took time out from rehearsals to produce some wonderful posters for their upcoming performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Careers Fair – Urban Synergy
Year 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from Urban Synergy, an award winning early intervention mentoring charity. The children enjoyed listening to professionals talking about their journey to success and any obstacles they had overcome. Year 6 children were also given a chance to meet a group of eleven role models in small groups in speed mentoring sessions.
After all their fantastic hard work this year, year six enjoyed a trip to Chessington. We had a fantastic day on the rides in the sunshine! Well done year six for all your efforts!