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Year 6

In Year 6, we have Mrs Biddle and Mrs King teaching 6KB, and Miss Deeny teaching 6SD. We are also really lucky to have Mrs Wolfe supporting us. 

We are fortunate enough to have PE and Science subject specialists visit weekly from Studley High School to teach Upper Key Stage 2.

Autumn Term: Voyages 

Year 6 have been thinking about migration and what it might be like to come to an unfamiliar country. We will discuss the importance of being tolerant of different cultures and beliefs to reflect the multicultural world we live in. We will think about how it might feel, the challenges people might face, the reasons people might choose to move to a new country and what they might have left behind.  The texts used to support our learning this half term is The Arrival written by Shaun Tan and Coming to England by Floella Benjamin.  In addition we will also be exploring the story of the Windrush.  

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The Circulatory System will be a focus in Science this half term.

In RE we will be considering the question: 'How does faith help people when life gets hard?'

Other areas of the curriculum are embedded within our Voyages theme.

PE days are on a Tuesday and children are expected to wear their kit to school and have shin pads and studded boots.

Global Reading Challenge

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We have been working really hard across the school to promote reading and enjoyment of reading. We have introduced the Reading Miles Global Challenge, in which children can read their way around the world! Ten minutes of reading is equivalent to five hundred miles around the world. Each time a new destination is reached, children receive a postcard they can fill in by researching the country they have reached. We have already made visits to New York and Rio De Janeiro in Year 6 and are looking forward to seeing where we travel to next and what we can learn about it!

Follow the link to find out more about Reading Miles.

Reading Miles Global Challenge | National Literacy Trust

HOME LEARNING JANUARY 2021 ONWARDS

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Home Learning

Spring Term

Year 6 have been reading Skellig by David Almond. We have been working hard on improving our retrieval and inference skills and we have been using our understanding of some of the chapters to write creatively, predicting what we think will happen next and considering the stories of different characters. We have also used Skellig to study some of the poetry of William Blake and the imagery within this.

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We have been linking our Maths, Geography and Art skills through studying coordinates, map skills, translation, reflection, tesselation and symmetry. We have looked at the work of artists like Alex Konahin and Escher and investigated how they have used symmetry, translation and tesselation in their work.

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We have been taking on the 100 Challenge in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore, who walked 100 laps before his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS. The children have challenged themselves to undertake something of their choice 100 times in memory of Captain Sir Tom. Year 6 are trying to read 100 chapters, create 100 pieces of art, carry out 100 acts of kindness and walk 100km among many other things! We can't wait to see how they all get on!

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Year 6 were saddened to hear of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore and we wanted to do something to remember him. We decided that we would use our research skills to find out more about Captain Sir Tom Moore. We used this as a starting point to learn about all sorts of different things, such as what life was like for people in the Second World War, how technology has developed since 1920, how fashions have changed, and the history of the NHS, among many other things. 

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