Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum.
For more information about the what we are learning in Year 6, click on the links below.
At the end of last year the entire school took part in a maths day. This involved each teacher holding workshops on different areas of maths. The children spent the day visiting each class and spending time looking at each area at their own level. Here’s the current Y6 class enjoying some of the different workshops.
Being a playground helper
Y6 children get the opportunity to become playground helpers for 4 or 5 weeks at a time. It involves helping the younger children – Foundation stage and KS1 – to have a more enjoyable dinnertime by organising games and activities that they can participate in.
Hollowford will be taking place in the third week of Autumn 1 this year – Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd September. The children will be setting off around 9:45 on Wednesday morning and will get back at approx. 2:30 on Friday afternoon. Please make sure your child comes with a packed lunch on Wednesday as we will be too late to have our lunch at Hollowford. All other meals will be provided by them. If you have not yet filled in the contact and medical sheet, please see Mr Rollitt or Mrs Vintin to get another sheet.
In English we will be focusing on a book called ‘Secret of the Sirens’. It is about a young girl who discovers a secret which will not only change her life, but could also save the entire world from the darkness that threatens. It is part of a quartet of books, which hopefully the children could read after we have finished the first.
The science planning for year 6 can be found in the long term planning document which can be accessed by downloading the link above. The order of topics is:
- Classifying living things into the 5 kingdoms and investigating key features and characteristic of the 5 groups of vertebrates.
- Human biology and healthy living looking at harmful substances and their effects
- Evolution – how we know about it, the effects it has and how we can observe it.
- Light – what it is, how we see, reflection and shadow
- electricity – making and understanding circuits.
St Luke’s Charity event
Last year’s Y6 took part in a fund raising event for St Luke’s last year and managed to raise £1000. Hopefully this year we will join up with another charity to help raise money!
We have several trips coming up before Christmas:
- Thursday 30th November – Christmas lecture at the Octagon Centre near the university. We have been attending these for quite a few years now, and the children always find it enjoyable. This year’s science focus is on chemistry and the title of the workshop is ‘Everyone’s a Fertilizer Factory’. After an hour lecture, the children have the opportunity to take part in some hands-on workshops and activities. The children will need to arrive at school for normal time and will be back for normal end of school. They will also need a packed lunch and drink, sensible shoes, waterproof coat and £1.60 for transport costs.
- DATE TO BE CONFIRMED – Ancient Greek workshop at Weston Park Museum. The children spend the morning observing and sketching the Greek influences and the afternoon is spent in a workshop which is run by an expert. The workshop costs £5.50 per child and transport is £1.60 on top (£7.10 altogether). The children will need to arrive at school for normal time and should be back for normal end of school, although if traffic is bad we may be slightly late. They will also need a packed lunch and drink, sensible shoes and waterproof coat.
Y5 and Y6 school choir
The Y5 and Y6 school choir will start practising soon and will hopefully be aiming for a couple of public performances. Please check to find out where we will be appearing.