Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 page!

During this project, the children will be taken on a journey through British history where they will discover how crime and punishment has changed throughout historical periods.

As historians, the children will be exploring crime and punishment throughout the Victorian period. Children will look at some societal changes during this period and some of the crimes that came with this relating to industrialisation and political changes. They will explore punishments such as transportation and investigate conditions in Victorian prisons.

Through computing, children will create animations to show whether it was possible to escape Alcatraz prison. Pupils will then design, build, and evaluate a fit for purpose raft to escape from Alcatraz.

As artists, we take inspiration from thought-provoking artists such as Banksy. We will also study the work of graphic designer Emory Douglas, known for his work with the Black Panther art movement of the 1960s. Pupils will create printed protest art, demanding a better, fairer world.

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.

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.
We will be swimming every Friday, so children need to come with their swimming kits on under their uniform and a spare pair of underwear in their bags. Please make sure you have completed a permission letter for goggles if you wish your child to wear these in the pool. No jewellery must be worn, and long hair must be securely tied back.

If you need to know anything else or need to speak with a member of staff, please come and see us.

Thank you,

Mr Paton & Mrs Pierpoint

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