In Year 6, we have two classes: 6 Warhol and 6 Vasarely. Mrs Boyling is the Class Teacher in 6 Warhol and Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Mawer are the Class Teachers in 6 Vasarely. Miss Scott is our Teaching Assistant who supports across both classes and runs some intervention groups, Mrs Archer is a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (who supports both classes on a Monday and Wednesday morning) and Miss Harris is a Learning Support Assistant, based in 6 Vasarely.
In Year 6, we strive to meet the end of Key Stage 2 expectations and prepare the children for their SATs in a supportive environment. We try to instil independence in the children, as well as develop their resilience and the skills they will need to prepare them for Secondary School and beyond.
What we are learning this term
During Spring 1, our theme is 'Clockwork' which is a book study. We are exploring this through our reading and writing learning, immersing ourselves in the text and using it to support our writing of biographies. In Spring 2, our theme is Mother Nature, where we will be exploring the human form and landscape in art, creating wire sculptures and paintings. We are also linking our science to this through our study of inheritance of evolution. In English we will be writing persuasively about how we can protect our environment and Mother Nature.
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
- Published: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:35
- Written by Year Six
Today Year 6 enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. We learnt about finches in the Galapagos Islands and how they adapted to fit their envrionment and food sources. We then carried out our own investigations, observing which 'beaks' would work best for different food types. We carried out a fair test using different stationery as bird beaks and tested to see which 'foods' they would pick up best and which birds we thought would be most successful.
We then compared our results as a class and had to work out the mean average for each beak type before putting our results into a graph. Next lesson we will be using our results to pull out findings and make conclusions on which birds we thought would be most successful at survival in different environments and why.
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Helping at Home
In Year 6, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday. On Thursday we also set two additional pieces of home learning which are due on a Tuesday.
In addition to this, children will be setting up revision folders over the spring half term, so please support them in using these and creating a revision timetable to help them organise their workload in preparation for SATs. Please also continue to support your child by regularly reading with them, testing them on their times tables, and helping them to learn the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spelling words, which they will be expected to evidence in their writing in class.