Welcome ToYear 6
Y6 Autumn Term 2023!
No, Y6 is not all about SATs… Y6 is also about new and exciting trips, life-changing experiences, a fabulous residential, a wonderful end-of-year performance, the most humorous staff in the school and so much more!
Mr Hawkes: Class Teacher and History Lead
Miss Kruzynska: Class Teacher and Art & Design & Technology Lead
Mrs Martin: Maths Support Teacher
Mrs Robinson: HLTA
Mr Marsden: Teaching Assistant
Staff Working in Year 6 this year
Teacher: Miss A Kruzynska
Teacher: Mr H Hawkes
Extra Teaching Support
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During the Spring term, our overarching topic will be The Tropics – a study of key regions. We will commence by locating the Tropics through our Geography learning, specifically Central and Southern America, Africa and Australia. In addition to looking at the human and physical geographical features of these areas, we will explore and debate the changing nature of this region, in relation to the impact that human ‘progress’ has had and is still having upon them. This will include the impact of the trade of natural resources upon these areas. In Art, we will be focusing on the subconscious mind – Dreams and Nightmares. We will be creating collages, which represent behaviour and emotion of the artist. The children will use colour to specify a particular mood/emotion through their collage design. Our end goal will be to tweet our designs for the community to see and appreciate. During our D&T lessons, we will be exploring culture and seasonality, through creating our very own curry, after market research and various taste tests to aim towards a particular target audience. In History, our area of study will be ‘The Struggle for Independence,’ where we will explore key countries including South Africa, Kenya and India. We will look at the lives and experiences of Nelson Mandela and Ghandi before debating whether we believe change has happened within today’s society.
‘The Tropics’ Recommended Reading List:
Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
Running Wild – Michael Morpurgo
The Great Kapok Tree – Lynne Cherry
The Explorer – Katherine Rundell
The Rainforests in 30 Seconds – Jen Green
Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson
The Vanishing Rainforest – Richard Platt
‘The Tropics’ Recommended Watch List:
BBC1 – 7 Worlds, 1 Planet (South America)
BBC1 – 7 Worlds, 1 Planet (Australia)
BBC – Tropic of Cancer with Simon Reeve
Plus………………….any one of a number of further BBC Attenborough programmes!