Welcome to Year 6
We aim to make this year fun and enjoyable through our creative curriculum. We are covering ‘World War 2’ this term. Under this umbrella we are going to be incorporating as many aspects of the curriculum as possible. We will then move on to ‘Change’, where we will look at ‘Britain Since the 1930s’ and ‘Crime and Punishment Across the Ages’. In the Summer Term we will be focusing on ‘Mighty Mountains and South America’, paying particular attention to the country of Brazil. Across the year, there will be opportunities for school visits and enrichment days, including a World War 2 themed day later this term where children can come to school dressed as evacuees.
British Cycling - Week 5
Have a look at the photograph below and see how much more confident we all are with cycling. Through resilience and determination our skills and confidence improved for all of us, including those of us who were non-cyclists (at the beginning) and those of us who were already able to cycle confidently. We have all learned new skills and tricks, including cycling under a pole of differing heights!
Road Safety Week
Some of our Mini Police Officers presented an excellent assembly where they discussed the possible dangers on the roads and how to be safe. Pupils looked at different scenarios, identifying the issues in the images and how the people could be safe. This included scenarios involving pedestrians listening to music and using mobile phones, motorists using phones when they were driving and children riding their bikes without wearing a helmet.
European Day of Languages
Once again, we were very fortunate to have Mrs Hamill (one of our Parent Governors) in to help strengthen our MFL work we do in school. Year 6 are currently studying about French Cafes and how to order food and drinks. As part of our work with Mrs Hamill, we looked at how to order hot and cold drinks and then sang a song which we practised and performed in front of the whole school. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and Mrs Hamill certainly helped us to understand how to order drinks in a French café.
National Fitness Day
Pupils all across school took part in National Fitness Day. We started off with an active assembly where we warmed up our bodies. After this, Year 6 then took to the playground to take part in a carousel of activities which the members of our School Sports Organising Crew organised. Pupils took part in hula hooping, ball skills, skipping and a keep fit exercise session.
As part of our campaign to get everyone in school more fit and active, our Year5 and 6 pupils are working with British Cycling to further develop their cycling skills. The pupils enjoyed the cycling session enormously and, when interviewed, explained how they loved the challenge of the hill on the school field. Some pupils found cycling uphill was a challenge from a fitness point of view and others mentioned cycling down the hill safely was a real test of control. Thomas explained he learned how to position his hands on the handlebar so that he could now achieve much greater control. Ethan said he learned how to use his bike gears correctly and when to change them. Pupils were also shown the best way to position their pedals and the best line to take when cornering.