Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 are taught by Miss Fox, Mrs Price and Miss Watts, supported by the expertise of Miss Pavey and Mrs Roberts.
In the Autumn term, our theme has a History focus on Ancient Greece. We will be learning about the Olympics, important buildings, gods and goddesses and Athens and Sparta.
In Maths, we will be revising place value, multiplying and dividing by powers of 10, the four operations and units of measurement. We will also be looking at multiples, factors and prime numbers, as well as learning circle facts, understanding angles and the links between fractions, decimals and percentages.
In English, we will look at different genres to learn and apply their features; this will include a persuasive book review, myths, fantasies and an explanation text, as well as a recount, a debate and poetry. We will also be revising and learning new grammar skills for them to apply in their writing.
In Science, we will be looking at light and how we see, before revisiting electricity. In Art, we will be drawing Greek buildings using perspective, focusing on light and shadow.
Maths and Spelling Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday. As a reminder, we would like the children to have their diaries in school every day and for them to try and read five times each week.
More detailed information about our areas of study can be found by opening the 'Information for Families' document below.
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Ancient Greek Day
On Wednesday 31st November, Year 6 children participated in an Ancient Greek Day. They arrived at school in fantastic costumes, including Greek citizens, gods and goddesses and characters from Greek myths. The children rotated round three activities throughout the day, taking part in a Mini Olympics, cooking and drama.
In the Mini Olympics, the children had a go at several events that would have taken place in the Ancient Olympics: discus, javelin, running, long jump and finishing with chariot racing, using teddies as their rider! The winner of each chariot race was crowned with an olive wreath, in which the leaves would have been taken from a sacred tree that was located at Olympia behind the temple dedicated to Zeus.
During their cooking session, the children made an ancient recipe, fried pancakes with honey. They thoroughly enjoyed making (and eating!) their pancakes, especially having a go at flipping them!
Whilst doing drama, the children explored the story of The Trojan Horse, considering what life would have been like for Hoplites and learning about the weapons and armour they would have had.
We ended the day with a food tasting session where the children had the opportunity to taste some traditional Ancient Greek food! They ate apple, pear, cucumber, celery, bread dipped in olive oil, olives and some even tried anchovies!
Overall, we had a brilliant day and we hope the children enjoyed being an Ancient Greek for the day!
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