Year 6

This half term, the Year 6 children have been learning about life on the Home Front during WW2. They are keeping war diaries imagining they were a child during the war and are documenting the different events that would have happened to them.

In Art, the children are sketching poppies in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe and learning to use oil pastels to create shading.

In science, the children have been learning about how light travels and how we see. They will be using this knowledge to design an experiment to test the effectiveness of different materials that could have been used during the blackout.

We have also started reading the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in preparation of our writing after half term.

 

Please find below our knowledge organiser for the autumn term:

Year 6 Knowledge organiser – light

Year 6 Knowledge organiser – WW2

Homework

Homework will be set by 4pm on a Thursday and the children have until Wednesday evening to complete it. Any children who haven’t completed it, will be expected to do so during golden time.

Maths: 30mins minimum per week on Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars)

Reading: 15mins per day. Children must complete a quiz on accelerated reader once they have finished their book.

Spellings: to be practised during the week ready for the spelling quiz in class on Friday.

Meet the Team

Welcome to Year Six (Key Stage 2).
There are 3 classes in Year Six; Silver Birch, Mountain Ash and Field Maple.

Team Leader Mr M Moore (Field Maple)
Teachers Miss L Laughton (Mountain Ash)
Mrs T Groves (Silver Birch)
Mr B Overton (Silver Birch)
Teaching Assistants Mrs H O'Donoghue

What We Have Been Up To

Here you will find all the exciting things we have been up to recently.

Thursday 9th November

On Thursday evening the year 6 children (dressed as evacuees) boarded a train from Balcombe station to Three Bridges. After a brisk walk to school they spent the evening playing games and singing songs from the 1940’s and then settled down for the night.

The next morning the children experienced what life would have been like living during the war. The girls enjoyed knitting, baking, sandwich making and basic first aid and the boys learnt knot tying, working in the woods and also how to treat burns and scalds.

After a delicious lunch (thank you girls!) we re-lived the war years thanks to the Rainbow Theatre Company. Friday ended with our evacuees being picked by some very lovely host families.