Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 page!

Summer Term Project: What does it mean to belong?

Through our project pupils will:

  • Develop their community cohesion skills
  • Advance their thinking and communication skills
  • Explore their imaginations and creativity in group contexts
  • Enquire into a range of key citizenship concepts
  • Understand the concept of a ‘culture’ and ‘identity’ more deeply

We will explore the impact of slavery on African culture, with particular emphasis on the ‘The Trade Triangle’. During this stage of the project, we will look at the substantial profit opportunities, increased access to raw goods, heightened political power and colonization outside Europe that the Trade Triangle provided.

We will then examine slavery much closer to home, in Nottingham. We will focus on the historical legacies of slavery through the examination of Nottingham’s physical and human geography: specifically focused on statues and plaques, and Nottingham’s street-names.

Other themes of this project are self-awareness and awareness of others. An acceptance of self is important for maintaining a realistic sense of self-esteem, whist being aware of and accepting differences in people reinforces our own uniqueness.

Homework Expectations  

We would love to see more reading in Year 6. Your child will get a prizes for reading at home – these rewards follow our new ‘rainbow reading’ awards which will see a prize for every 30 reads completed. Please listen your child read between 3-5 times a week and record every time you read with them in their reading diaries so we can keep a record. Please bring your books into school every day.  Reading bookmarks are updated on Monday.

Your child will be given online tasks on SATs companion every Friday and these will need to be completed by the following Thursday.

SATs Companion will support your child to build confidence and familiarity and help build up their understanding in Year 6. The website will be used to identify gaps in understanding and recommend personalised tasks for every pupil.

Your child has been issued with their login details.

They also have 6 pieces of project homework to complete. We love to see these as they are always amazing – they go straight up on our project display in the classroom for everybody to see. You have until the end of term to complete all six.

Project Homework

Who am I? – Use your given sketchbooks to document and explore your identity. You can stick, glue, staple, collect, draw, doodle, mark make and collect a variety of textures and ideas.

 You could:

  • Collage using food wrappers or food leaflets.
  • Doodle whilst listening to your favourite song.
  • Draw a map of a regular journey.
  • Describe yourself in 5 positive words.
  • Draw and describe your best friend.
  • Draw an outline around your favourite object and colour it in using your favourite colour.
  • Who inspires you? Record this by a combination of drawing/writing and collage
  • Document a day in the life of you.

Flags of the World

Flags are a national symbol for all countries. Cultures use different symbols and colours on their flags which are meaningful to them and represent their history and people. Ask your child to pick 5 countries and investigate their flags. What symbols and colours have they used? Why are these significant to this country? Can your child create a flag for the UK which they feel represents our culture, history and people?

Tastes of the World

Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Can your child research and make a dish from another country which they have not tried before? They could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family. We would love to see some photos on Class Dojo.

International Games

 As part of the London 2012 Olympics a variety of countries were asked to name a traditional game which represented their culture and traditions. These can be seen here. Ask your child to research these games and take inspiration from them to design their own game. Encourage your child to think about how the game is played, how you win and what equipment is needed. Where possible, they should test their game and make any changes needed. Ask them to present their game through writing and pictures. These could be handwritten or digital.

Exploring the World

 Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here.. Ask your child to pick an explorer from the list or one of their choice. They could map out the places that the explorer visited, or they could create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. They may wish to write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they have seen and experienced.

 Other Notices  

PE lessons are every Wednesday this half term, so please make sure your child is wearing their PE kit to school every Wednesday.

SATS Week – Monday 9th May 2022 to Thursday 12th May 2022.

Class Residential – Friday 24th June 2022 to Sunday 26th June 2022

If you need to know anything else or need to speak with a member of staff, please do not hesitate to come and see us. Thank you.

Mr Paton & Mrs Pierpoint.

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