Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 page!

Project –How did the Victorians shape Britain?

As historians, the children will be predominantly 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.

In design and technology, pupils will use first hand and secondary sources to conduct relevant research into a Victorian diet. We will investigate what influenced their diet and compare ingredients to existing produce. Children will carry out sensory evaluations of a variety of current food products and present their findings in mathematical tables. Pupils will study (innovative) key chefs who have reinvented the Victorian diet, e.g. Heston Blumenthal. For our showpiece event, we will inviting parents’ and carers into school to sample our Victorian-style feast.

As artists, pupils will research the arts and crafts movement and focus on the work of William Morris who specialised in textiles. They will also be introduced to decoupage. Decoupage is the art or craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs. By the Victorian era, magnificent decoupage designs were showing up everywhere. They taught decoupage to young women as a way to embellish objects of all kinds and display scraping projects, which was a popular hobby during that time. Pupils will take inspiration from Mary Delany to create their own decorative 3D sculptures using papier-mâché.

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 Thursday this half term, so please make sure your child is wearing their PE kit to school every Wednesday. We will also be swimming on a Friday in Spring term.

SATS Week – Monday 8th May 2023 to Friday 12th May 2023.

Class Residential – Friday 14th July 2023 to Sunday 16th July 2023.

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 McArthur & Mr Kingham

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