It is so great to have you all back in the classroom with us, Miss Howells (Class Teacher) and Mr Hunter (Teaching Assistant and PPA Cover). The children make Year 6 an interesting and vibrant learning environment. Every day is different and we encourage the children to support one another to achieve their goals and aspirations. We believe in preparing all children thoroughly for their futures and want the children to be happy, confident and eager to learn.
We require the children to bring in their PE kits on a Monday and take them home on a Friday as we like to be prepared for spontaneous outdoor lessons and activities when the weather allows. For example, we have completed many orienteering tasks (linked to the curriculum) this term already which allowed the children to develop and practise their arithmetic, reasoning and SPAG skills.
During the summer term, we have been very productive. The children wrote, filmed and edited their own versions of the picture book, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, and composed the eerie soundtracks to accompany this. In literacy, the have really enjoyed reading the book Holes, by Louis Sachar, and have devised various pieces of quality work from character and setting descriptions to newspaper articles and information texts. Whilst following the Whiterose scheme of work in Maths, which focuses on teaching for mastery, we have covered statistics and properties of shape, in particular angles. In Science, we have learnt about electricity through creating and investigating circuits using scientific symbols and vocabulary.
Our topic work so far, has been based on a Nissan Project. This involved learning about the Japanese culture and the evolution of Nissan. Through making Daruma heads and model car making, the children learnt about resilience and perseverance developing their team work skills by trying to increase their productivity by using a production line and following the Nissan way. This was reinforced through PE with Mr Hunter and Mr Graham whilst playing team games including tag rugby and hockey.
During the second half of this term, we will be learning all about World War Two. We will also be creating our end of year production so watch this space!
In the event of remote-learning, we share learning and resources through Classdojo. Parents and children are able to post messages, photos and videos and parents can see work and send me messages too. This is a really strong way of keeping our learning up to date and staying connected with our class. If you have any difficulties accessing Classdojo, please contact the school office for further support.