Welcome to the Year 6 home page!
Click on the link below to view the curriculum plan for the academic year 2016/17.
During the Spring term, in Year 6, our topic is the Rainforest. In Literacy, we will be writing balanced arguments about deforestation as well as persuasive letters to save our rainforests, we will also be writing our own rainforest narratives about an immortal monkey called Blackface. In maths we will be exploring yearly rainfall and producing our own graphs, looking at the space and area of the world covered by rainforest. Music lessons will involve us recreating the sounds of the rainforest using instruments, including our body parts and voices. During our Art lessons, we will be creating our own natural dyes and colouring fabric and then using relief printing to decorate the fabric with rainforest designs. As part of our Science topic, we are looking at habitats. We will be using nets, inspection trays, magnifying glasses and identification sheets to explore our school pond, in search of critters living there. Finally, we are looking forward to taking part in The Start Fund project at Bowes Museum; the pupils will be given the opportunity to try dry point printing and work closely with an author and an artist. We are excited about bringing our art work back to school and displaying it for everyone to see!
This term, in Year 6, our topic is the Victorians. Within literacy, the children will read stories about Victorian life, diary entries written by a Victorian child and learn about life in Victorian Britain. The children will learn about evolution and the theories of Darwin, within science. Recently, Year 6, were transported back in time when they visited Beamish Museum. Within geography, the children will be using GPS units locally and mapping skills.
Every Friday, Year 6 open their healthy tuck shop in which they sell Frubes, cereal bars, bananas, apples and grapes. They have raised a total of £150.00 this term. This will go towards an end of year treat. Keep it up Year 6!