Class Teacher : Miss Crocker
Teaching Assistant : Mrs Whittle
We are a year 6 class with 30 children.
We love to grow and develop our brain power and learn new things. We have literacy, maths and reading daily as well as P.E and topic lessons spread across the week. We are all excited to share our new learning with you!
Things you need to know for this term:
Homework - This will be given out weekly on a Friday, with the expectation that it is completed by the following Thursday. This will always iclude a list of 8 spellings as well as an additional piece of work linked to our learning in class.
Our pupils enjoy learning and we love inspiring them to learn more, but we can only do that with help from home. Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and encourage them to complete their homework.
P.E - This term we have gym every Monday. All pupils are expected to bring in appropriate P.E kit which should include a plain white t-shirt, shorts/joggers and trainers or daps.
Swimming - We are lucky enough to begin the year with swimming lessons every Tuesday afternoon. All pupils are expected to bring their own swimming costume or trunks to school along with a towel.
Term 1 - 'Fairground’
Year 6 have a rollercoaster of a first term ahead of them! As a stimulus for the topic, we will be visiting Brean Leisure, to gain a real experiene of who rides operate. During this topic we will become scientist, in order to understand how a fairground ride works. They will investigate electrical circuits, push and pull forces and test electrical conductors. Once we understand how a fairground ride works the fun can begin…
The children will design their very own fairground ride. Once the design has been evaluated, adapted and improved the children will then make the fairground ride they have designed – evaluating and adapting as they make!
We also have a challenge on our hands…
Mrs Whittle has kindly ordered a HUGE Knex fairground wheel. It is our challenge to complete this by the end of the topic (Term 1).
Keep a look out for pictures of our progress!
September 13th - Roald Dahl Day
September 19th - Brean Leisure Park
Week beginning: September 25th Extra Curricular Clubs start
Stay posted for any additional dates to be added during the term.
Term 2- 'The Normans
We will be stepping back in time and becoming historians, learning about one of the most important historical moment- The Battle of Hastings. We will study what life in Norman Britain was like and the changes that happened. We will also be visiting Cardiff Castle and learning about the importance of castles dueing the Norman period.
We will also be learning African drumming this term. This will take place every Monday morning. At the end of the term we will be celebrating our success with a class performance during assembly. All parents are welcome!
Term 3- 'Mysterious Materials'- what is it made of?
This term we will become scientist, carrying out various experiments linked to materials and their properties. We will be developing pupils enquiry through experiements by taking measurements, making predictions and presenting findings.
Our computing focus for the term is ' We are Artist'. The children will be given the opportunity to explore how to create a variety of art through graphic design, using different programmes. We will be creating tessalations, replicating the artwork of famous artist and generating landscapes.
PE- The focus for PE this term is dance. We will be creating our own class dance linked to our topic. Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!