During the first week of term, Year 6 really enjoyed settling in and getting used to life in the Year 6 classroom. They produced some amazing first pieces of work to be proud of and began to 'get to grips' with life at the top of the school!
Currently in Year 6, both Mrs Walker and Mrs Simcox's groups are exploring 'Street Child'; this is a text set in the Victorian era and it is written by Berlie Doherty. This text lends itself extremely well to our first topic in the Autumn Term, which is 'Revolution/Fire Damp and Davy Lamps' (Victorians). The children encounter a young boy called Jim Jarvis, whose life gets turned upside down when his mother suddenly dies and his family is separated during a very challenging period of time. Will Jim finally be free to make his own life or will he be trapped in a cycle of the horrendous conditions of pauper labour for all of his days?
Currently, Year 6 are investigating persuasive text- we are writing a letter to the government to persuade them to either improve the conditions of the workhouse or close these atrocious places for good. The children have really enjoyed exploring features of persuasive texts! We move onto narrative suspense and tension writing in the final weeks of the topic.
A new and exciting prospect then awaits us: we have the chance to explore and study the iconic Shakespearean piece 'Romeo and Juliet'. This will be a real opportunity for the children and we cannot wait to explore Shakespeare's powerful storytelling in a range of exciting activities.
Across the year, we study the following variety of exciting texts:
|Revolution/Fire Damp and Davy Lamps (HISTORY)
|The Chinese Dream (GEOGRAPHY)
|Fallen Fields- World War One (HISTORY)
|Frozen Kingdom- The Arctic and Antarctic (GEOGRAPHY)
|A Child's War- World War 2 (HISTORY)
|Earth Matters (GEOGRAPHY)
Here's some of our beautiful work already:
|Danger! Low Voltage (Electricity)
|Body Health and the circulatory system (Animals, including humans)
|Continuation of Autumn 2
|The Nature Library (Living things and their habitats)
|Light Up Your World (Light)
|Everything Changes (Evolution and inheritance)
Children in Year 6 will be required to complete the following homework tasks each week: