Welcome to Year 6
nurturing bright futures
Meet the Team
6P Class teacher - Mrs E. Fox
6P Teaching Assistant - Mrs F. Gissane
6G Class Teacher - Miss H. Hurley
6G Teaching Assistant - Mrs G. Riches
6P Email: email@example.com
6G Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Year 6! We are all looking forward to continuing and sharing in new adventures together as you all develop within your education in your final year of Primary School. We hope you all enjoy your time in Year 6 and if you do have any questions, please contact your class teacher using the class email address.
PE for the Autumn Term 2021 will be every Wednesday afternoon and every Friday morning. An is required which includes jogging bottoms, t-shirt, jumper/hoody and trainers. We recommend bringing in a carrier bag too as trainers are often muddy and covered in grass, so will not be able to be worn in the classroom. Please ensure all PE kits' are named.
Water Bottles and Snacks
Children are able to bring a water bottle, with water only, in to school which is clearly labelled with their name. These need to be placed in the designated space in your child's classroom. At break times, children are allowed to bring in their own healthy snack.
Homework will be set each Friday and is due back in the following Thursday. Children will need to put their homework book into the designated homework box in their classroom. Homework will consist of one activity from the Topic home learning sheet, reading to an adult three times each week, timetables practice and weekly spellings. We ask that adults at home sign and date their child's reading record when they have been heard read. Children need to bring their reading book and RWI Log Book into school each day.
home learning is set termly from the Maafa home learning tasks in your child’s homework book and class pages. Children should choose one activity to complete each week.
Useful websites for Topic home learning:
Britannica Kids - Africa
National Geographic Kids - South Africa
British Museum - Benin Bronzes
BBC Newsround - Black History Month – The men who made history in Britain
BBC Newsround – Black History Month – Great women you should know
The British Library – Abolitionist campaigners
is full of games, which are designed to encourage your children to develop their spelling of the year 5 and 6 curriculum words. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book.
is a great way for your child to continue improving their reading and comprehension skills. The book bands correspond with the book band that your child is on in school and completing the quizzes by clicking on the Bug's face on pages throughout the books will improve your child's comprehension skills further. Logins can be found in the front of you child's Reading Record book.
and is a great way for your child to practise their times tables and number skills. Logins can be found in the front of your child's Reading Record book.
Our Autumn Term Curriculum
This half term, we will be using the book Kensuke’s Kingdom to learn how to write an adventure story. Following this we will be focussing on kennings poetry which links to our topic – Maafa.
This half term, we will be focussing on place value and the four number operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In Science, we will be learning all about classification. Children will have opportunities to create their own species and to identify and classify tress and living things within the local environment.
This project focusses on History and Geography and teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.
Our art topic for this term is ‘Trailblazers, Barrier Breaker’ and will be taught later in the term. This project teaches children about significant black artists and their work and provides opportunities to analyse and create artwork inspired by them.
This term we will be exploring the use if coding using the Purple Mash scheme of learning for year 6.
This year we will be using the award-winning Music learning scheme, Charanga. Children’s learning will be focussed on the pop song ‘Happy’ and will have many opportunities to listen to and apprise music as well as studying lyrics and rhythm.
The children will focus on specific topics including families and friendships, safe relationships and respecting ourselves and others.
This half term, the children will be focusing on the key question – what do religions say when life gets hard? Lessons will enable pupils to learn in depth from different religious and spiritual ways of life about teaching about hard times, focussing on exploring death. This will be taught after our One Body, One Mind workshop sessions.
This term children will be studying the following topics during weekly French lessons: classroom routines, clothes and family members. Children will learn how to create and say sentences in French as well as expressing their likes and dislikes.
One Body One Mind Workshop
This year we are pleased to announce that the One Body One Mind workshop is returning to Potters Green to work with year 6. This is a healthy lifestyles programme that will run over 6 weeks and children will receive I hour session each week. The children will be looking at different aspects of healthy eating such as the importance of breakfast, 5-a-day, the eat well guide, hidden fats, hidden sugars and food labelling. They will also spend 30 minutes trying various sports and fitness activities.
Maafa Home Learning Tasks
1. Find out about Africa using information books and the internet. Create a non-chronological report about the continent. You might like to include details about its area, population, geography, land use, languages spoken and the names and locations of particular countries. Once complete, share with a family member.
2. View examples of art made by the skilled craftspeople in the ancient Kingdom of Benin on the British Museum’s website. Focus on one artefact that interests you. Sketch and name the artefact and describe what it is made from, when it was made, who made it, who owned it and any significant features.
3. Create an infographic about an aspect of your Maafa project, such as the slave trade, middle passage, resistance and rebellion or abolition. Use your knowledge, books and the internet to provide facts and figures and use images from the Slavery Images website. Examples of infographics can be found online.
4. Create a glossary of Maafa project terminology. Present your glossary in alphabetical order with a definition for each word. How many new words have you learned that are connected to black history?
5. Choose and research a significant black figure from the present day from sport, music, politics, education, art, theatre, film, human rights or the local community. Create an information poster about your chosen figure using paper and art materials or computer software.
6. Draw, paint or sculpt a bust of a significant figure from black history and write a short paragraph to accompany your artwork, explaining why this individual is significant. Figures might include Olaudah Equiano, Claudia Jones, Mary Seacole, William Cuffay, Lenford Kwesi Garrison, William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson or Elizabeth Heyrick. Invite your family to learn about your chosen significant figure.