Welcome to Class 9!
We are a Class of 30 Year 6 children who are taught by Miss Fisher. Mr Hanson teaches us all day on a Thursday and on a Friday afternoon. Ms Oldham, Miss Gracie and Miss Edwards sometimes support us with our learning. We are very lucky in Class 9 as we often get joined by the Year 6 children from Class 8 too. Year 6 is a very exciting year: we get to make lots of memories and reflect on our time at primary school; we get to go on a 5 day residential visit to Condover Hall, where we face lots of fears and spend time with our friends; and, in July, we get to put on a show-stopping leavers' production!
We work extremely hard in Year 6 so that we can achieve our potential and develop good learning habits for our future. The curriculum that we follow is set out below:
Our Topic in Spring 1 is the toiling Tudors. In History, we will be learning all about the Tudor monarchs and how the Tudors changed Britain. Linked to this, in art, we will be learning to paint in the style of Hans Holbien to create Tudor portraits and in D.T. we will be learning textile skills to enable us to produce Tudor clothing.
Our key texts will be Macbeth and Skellig and we will be producing writing in a range of genres linked to these key texts.
In music, we will be beginning to focus on composing and notation skills and we will also be learning a unit on charanga. Our R.E. will focus on Buddhism and our Life Lessons sessions will focus on keeping a healthy body and mind. In French, we will be learning how to say where we live, what our house is like and who we live with.
In P.E., the girls will have the opportunity to work with totally runable whilst the boys develop their leadership skills by planning and delivering their own P.E. lessons for their peers.
There is a more detailed presentation on google classroom to explain our learning further and if you would like to help your child develop their learning further, they can complete the home learning tasks below:
Our first topic this year is CSI. We will become super scientists and conduct experiments to help us to learn about properties and changes of materials. We will then move on to study history where we will learn about gruesome methods of punishment that have taken place through time. In art, we will be studying the street artist Banksy and producing our own artwork in his style using a stencil technique. Our guided reading book will be 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and we will be using this to inspire our writing work also.
During Autumn 2, we will study the geography of North America, where Holes is set. We will also apply our historical knowledge of crime and punishment to create punishment devices in D.T.. In art, we will be studying the artist Andy Warhol and producing artwork in his style using lino printing technique.
If you would like to explore our topic further, you can complete the optional homework activities from the grid below: