Welcome to Year 6 and this term here.

Year 6

 

This year your teacher is Mr Paton

with Mrs Hulme

 

Our topic this Autumn term is

World War 1

 

 

 Look at the Year 6 curriculum here

 

P.E. is on Tuesdays.

 

  

 

In year 6 we have been improving our writing through genres: sci-fi, fantasy & horror. The children have been using simple sentences to organise paragraphs and carefully plan the structure of their passages. They have been thinking carefully at specific grammar choices authors make in each genre to create tension, add detail and leave the reader wanting more! The children will be choosing to write an extended piece of the genre of their choice in the coming weeks. In Dance the children have been learning the Viennese Waltz and the Charleston with Mrs Hawthorne – this is directly linked to our work on WW1. The children have made posters detailing dance through wartime and into the ‘roaring’ 1920’s. We have also been working in pairs to research and present non-fiction leaflets about Zeppelins for our on-going topic work.

 

 

Last Wednesday , 10th October, Year 6 wore yellow to school. This was linked to the work they have been doing with Mrs Hawthorne. The 'Mindfulness' Committee wanted to raise awareness around young people's mental health.

The day was a national initiative from Young Minds.

More children and young people than ever before are seeking help with their mental health, but fewer than one in ten find it easy to get the support they need.

By wearing yellow on World Mental Health Day, you can show young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health.

 

 

As part of our topic work on World War One, the year 6 children have been researching archived letters from soldiers in the trenches. They have looked at many letters from soldiers who died on the battlefield to the lucky ones who survived. We have highlighted and discussed the emotive nature of these letters and thought about the language of the time. The children have drafted, edited and produced their own 'trench letters' to loved ones (they are superb!) and displayed them on our self-made 'vintage' paper. 

You can find a handful of examples on our 'Bee' Proud wall in the school hall.