Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 are taught by Miss Fox, Mrs Price, Miss Watts and Mr Walker, supported by the expertise of Miss Pavey and Mrs Roberts.
In the Summer term, we will be continuing to explore the rainforest but focussing on the Amazon River and how rivers are formed.
In Maths, we are revising certain areas to consolidate all that we have learned in preparation for the SATs tests.
In English, we are continuing to write in a variety of genres and apply our Year 6 skills; this includes a biography on Charles Darwin, a discussion text on social media and poetry linked to our Geography topic.
In Science, we are rounding off our learning on evolution and beginning to learn about the heart and the circulatory system.
In Art, we will be practising a variety of techniques on a rainforest theme.
Maths and English Homework will be set on a Friday on Education City and will be due in the following Friday. 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.
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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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