Welcome to Year 6
Teacher: Mrs Hanna
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brice
This year will be very busy, there is a lot to do in preparation for secondary school: consolidation of learning from previous years and covering new content.
It is important that children have their PE kits in school on Wednesday and Friday. The year 6 children will not require pencil cases as any equipment they need will be provided. However, if children would like to bring in their own handwriting pen then that would be lovely.
Autumn: I hope everyone in year 6 has had a wonderful term. I know that the adults in year 6 have. It has been wonderful to see how all of the children have settled in and are consistently pushing themselves to achieve in all areas of the curriculum. Well done Year 6!
There are photographs on the pictures section of this class page, which gives you an idea of some of the things we have enjoyed. This has included a wide variety of activities, such as:
making model lungs, a heart dissection, making model arteries, model of blood, cooking Anglo-Saxon food, ginger bread houses, reciting poetry, hot-seating as Ben Gunn, making model Anglo-Saxon houses, food tasting, writing treasure contracts and creating our own mythical creatures.
Spring: This term our Topic is going to Rainforest, linked with our science topic of evolution and inheritance.
We are going to be focusing on geography this term, paying particular attention to climate, weather and features of landscapes. We will also be exploring human impact on environments, looking at deforestation, mining and farming, especially the changes this makes locally and globally.
In music we will be looking at protest songs, how music can be used a medium for people to express their thoughts and feelings. This will be linked to our Literacy work on poetry, persuasive writing and debate.
In art we will be looking at the forms of expression used by people native to rainforests and how this expression has changed over time.
In science we will be looking at inheritance and adaptation linked to animals found in the rainforest. We will also be looking at human evolution, and evaluating this theory against creation stories.
In maths we will continuing our work on number but also starting to bring in work on shape, measure and coordinates. We will continue to use lots of physical resources to develop the children's reasoning skills.
I am really looking forward to the spring term, I hope the children are too!
Summer: In the summer the children will be sitting their SATs, so initially we will be ensuring they are fully prepared for those. Then we will be doing short studies of time periods in British history. In science we will be looking at water cycles and electricity.
Please keep an eye on this page as we will be adding photos of all the exciting things we get up to very soon.
If you need to contact Mrs Hanna please either pop into school or e-mail on
Year 6, The Teachers as they see themselves and as the children see them!
Caricatures featured are drawn by the winners of a class competition.