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Welcome to Year 6!

 

Welcome to Y6 – the final chapter of primary school – a year of exciting opportunities, experiences that will be both rewarding and challenging, and an opportunity for everyone to shine. From sports to circuit building, coding to Clumber park, Shakespeare to Stone Age, there is something for everyone in Year 6.

 

As well as supporting children to reach their academic potential, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in key roles and responsibilities within school to equip children for their transition to secondary school. In Year 6, children will be expected to work hard, but in return, they will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take onto their next adventure.

 

On this page we aim to keep you updated with the latest news and events across the year group, celebrating children's efforts and achievements. You can also find details of homework tasks - please click on the link.

 

The Year Six Teaching Team are:

Mrs. Linda Francis

Mrs. Lauren Irwin

Mrs. Sian Lee - Year Group Leader

 

The Year 6 Support Team are :

Mrs. Debbie Savage - Teaching Assistant & PPA teacher
Mrs. Tina Quinlan - Teaching Assistant

 

Our topics for the year 2018-2019 will be :

Term 1- Stone Age - Iron Age

Term 2- American Trailblazers

Term 3- American Trailblazers (continued)

Term 4- Going Greek 

Term 5- Going Greek (continued)

Term 6- Onwards and Upwards!

 

Please check back regularly to see what we have been doing!

Year 6 Curriculum Overview 2018-19

World Book Day

Creative classes

 

The Year 6 children have been showing their creative side this week, continuing their work on short stories. We have turned our classroom's into a writer's room (particularly in Mrs Irwin's classroom) to help the children focus on their narratives. Look at the pictures below...the children have shown real focus in this atmosphere. 

 

Mrs Lee's class have also started their watercolour backgrounds for their final piece on portraits this term. 

Adventure stories

 

Year 6 have started their English unit on short stories. The children are going to be immersed in different situations to help bring their stories to life. 

 

Mrs Francis' class were camping this week (under their desks) to help imagine a setting. Next week, Year 6 will be taking a chilly trip down the school field; the following week we are visiting Clumber park to help describe their woodland settings.  

Camping in the classroom

Camping in the classroom 1

Earthquake-proof buildings

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All classes have enjoyed making earthquake simulators this term (a big thank you for the shoe boxes.)
In the last week, each team has constructed an earthquake-proof building and put them to the test. Did they survive?...

Sensational science

 

Investigating circuits in Y6: All the Year 6 classes have been working collaboratively to investigate circuits. Mrs Irwin’s class investigated if including additional clips in their circuit (47 to be precise) had an impact on the brightness of the bulb. In Mrs Lee’s class they added additional components and investigated the brightness of the bulbs in relation to the position of the batteries. Mrs Francis’ class were challenged to create a circuit where it was possible to remove a component without all the bulbs going out.

 

Y6 Parent Information

Impressive topic work from Term 1

Impressive topic work from Term 1 1
Impressive topic work from Term 1 2
The children made an excellent start to Year 6 with some fantastic work on our Stone Age - Iron Age topic. 

New Year 6 hall display

New Year 6 hall display 1
The new Year 6 hall display features some amazing creative work from the children. Mrs Irwin's class focused on the Stone Age; Mrs Francis' class focused on the Bronze Age and Mrs Lee's class focused on the Iron Age. 

Hilltop Team Tasks

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