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Y6 Termly update & photos

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  • Spring 1

    Published 27/01/23, by Hana Mehmet

    Year 6 had an amazing start to the term with our residential visit to Fairplay House in Essex. Most of the year group spent three days and two nights tackling hair-raising activities including the high ropes, caving and the legendary 3G swing! All of the children (and staff members!) showed resilience and determination to overcome any challenges they encountered, whilst also building their confidence and developing stronger relationships with their peers. They did an incredible job of representing our school and the feedback from the leaders at Fairplay House about the pupils’ attitude and behaviour was overwhelmingly positive. Well done, Year 6!

    Our topic this term has been ‘Rebuilding Britain after World War 2’. We have been exploring the history of the British Empire and the Commonwealth and discussing its impact on the world. We also learnt about the experiences and impact of the Windrush generation. 

    During literacy lessons, the children have explored war poetry. The children have developed their reading skills, analysing the impact of figurative language techniques. This understanding then influenced their own thought-provoking poems about WWII.

    In Maths lessons pupils have developed their understanding of Algebra. This includes simplifying expressions, and balancing and solving equations. We have also developed our resilience when completing exploratory learning tasks.

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  • Autumn 2

    Published 04/12/22, by Hana Mehmet

    This half term, Year 6 have been learning about World War II. We used a range of  sources to investigate past events and consider the effects on those who lived during those times. We also interpreted propaganda from WW2 and learnt about how it was used by both sides. In Science we investigated electricity through creating and testing their own circuits using different conductors and insulators.  A highlight of this term so far has been the Junior Citizens trip at Tate and Lyle. The children (and staff!) enjoyed participating in lots of practical activities designed to make us more confident in staying safe in a range of real life situations. This was an important part of our PSHE curriculum and is helping to prepare us for the transition to secondary school.

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  • Autumn 1

    Published 14/10/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    This term our topic was The Elizabethans and we explored the question ‘Was Elizabeth the First a good ruler?’. We arranged events on a timeline, researched facts and explored the role of propaganda in Elizabethan times. In Science, we exp
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  • Summer 2

    Published 11/07/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    What a wonderful year it has been! First of all, I’d like to congratulate all the children in Year 6 for all their hard work and dedication over the course of the year. They performed wonderfully well during their SATs assessments and throughou
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  • Summer 1

    Published 17/05/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Firstly, I would like to say, huge CONGRATULATIONS to year 6 for a successful SATs week. The children worked brilliantly throughout the week, as well as in the lead up to the assessments. We are so proud of you! As well as getting ready for the
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  • Spring 2

    Published 18/03/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Science  In Spring term, year 6 have been learning about micro-organisms in science. They have enjoyed learning the differences between bacterial and viral infections and have been able to link this back to the coronavirus. The children have
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  • Spring 1

    Published 28/01/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    2022 certainly started with a bang! Most of the children spent three days and two nights tackling courageous activities in artic-like conditions at Fair Play House. Activities included: high ropes, archery, adventures in the woodland, the night walk
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 09/12/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Within history we have been developing our knowledge and understanding of WW2. We have had some great discussions about why wars begin and how propaganda was used within the war – this linked to our previous history topic when we looked at the
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 08/10/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    This term, Year 6 have been learning all about the Elizabethan Era, including the life, times and plays of William Shakespeare. The also arranged events on a timeline and talked about how the history they have studied previously fits in with the Eliz
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  • Summer 1

    Published 25/05/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    In topic this term, we have covered a range of subjects. In Geography, we have been learning about mountains, volcanos and earthquakes, and we have used 4 and 6 figure grid references to describe where things are on a map.  In Design and Technol
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  • Spring 2

    Published 25/03/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    In Literacy this term, we have focused on reading and writing. We started our online learning journey with a week of poetry; we wrote poems relating to World War II.  Following our poetry, we completed a unit of reading which enabled us to devel
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 11/12/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic This half term in topic sessions, we have continued to focus on our ‘Who am I?’ topic. This has included science lessons, focused on our hearts and how to keep them healthy. We have learned all about how the heart pumps blood aro
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 16/10/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic In topic so far this term we have focused on the topic: ‘Who am I?’ We have spent time discovering more about our heritage and culture to help us to understand a bit more about where we come from. We have also been able to develo
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  • Spring 1 Update

    Published 12/02/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    2020 certainly started with a bang! Year 6 spent the first week after Christmas tackling courageous activities in artic-like conditions at Fair Play House. Activities included: high ropes, caving, adventures in the woodland and the legendary 3G swing
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  • Autumn 2 Update

    Published 13/12/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Autumn 2 has been an eventful term for Year 6 with a varied body of work completed. In Science, the children explored all things to do with electricity, with the topic culminating with our pupils designing and making their own board games. During RE
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