Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 class page. Here you will find lots of useful information about what we are learning this year. If you click on the topic headings you will be able to see some of our work, our knowledge organiser and the key questions that we will be looking at in our lessons.

 

Staff:

Mrs Moore Assistant Headteacher and KS2 Lead 6M

Mrs Illingworth Teacher 6I

Mrs Copeman Teaching Assistant

Miss Ellis HLTA

 

Letters

Maths Booster

Reading Booster

 

Key Information

PE Kits should be brought into school on a Monday and left all week as PE days may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.

 

Home Learning

Children MUST bring their reading book every day and read at home each night.

Spellings are set every Friday and tested weekly.

Children have log ins for Times Tables Rockstars.

WW2

What impact did WW2 have on Britain?

During this topic we will be looking at how WW2 started, Britain’s involvement and the impact that it had on the British people. To accompany this topic we will be studying the book Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.

Our key learning questions:

  • Why did Britain have to go to war in 1939?
  • Why was it necessary for children to be evacuated and what was it like?
  • How was Britain able to stand firm against the German threat?
  • How did people manage to carry on normal life in the war and how do we know?
  • Why is it difficult to know what life on the Homefront was really like?
  • What was VE Day like and did everybody have the same feeling?

 

Knowledge Organiser

Click here for the knowledge organiser.

This outlines the main learning and vocabulary that your child will be learning in this topic and supports them in their learning.

Our learning

Click here to see examples of some of our work.

Writing

Source evaluation

 

The Holocaust

Who was to blame for the Holocaust?

During this topic we will be looking at what the Holocaust was. We will be linking this to National Holocaust Memorial Day and studying some of the key aspects of this time.

Alongside our topic we will be looking at the books Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Once by Morris Gleitzman.

Our key learning questions:

  • What was the Holocaust and who were its victims?
  • How and why were the Jews of Germany persecuted before 1939 and how did Britain respond?
  • How and why did the Nazis persecute different groups of people?
  • When and how was the Holocaust perpetrated?
  • How did people resist the Holocaust?
  • What happened after the Holocaust?

Knowledge Organiser

Click here for the knowledge organiser.

This outlines the main learning and vocabulary that your child will be learning in this topic and supports them in their learning.

Evolution and Inheritance

What can we learn about adaptations?

During this topic we will be looking at what Evolution was. We will be studying the work of Charles Darwin and using his book the Theory of Evolution to support us. During this topic we will also be looking at the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, which links to our science learning and topic Animals including Humans.

Our key learning questions:

  • What is evolution theory?
  • Who is Darwin and why is he significant?
  • How are animals adapted to their environment?
  • How do adaptations lead to evolution?
  • Why are some traits inherited?
  • What is the difference between acquired and inherited traits?

Knowledge Organiser

Click here for the knowledge organiser.

This outlines the main learning and vocabulary that your child will be learning in this topic and supports them in their learning.