Welcome to Year 6! Please see our Curriculum Letter below.
Year 6 have already made a fantastic start to the year. They are working hard and being good role models to all. They have a very excited year ahead of them.
Lucy from Life Education visited Year 6. She led a workshop on decisions and peer pressure, especially thinking about when drugs and alcohol are involved. As part of the workshop, Year 6 were given different drugs and had to put them in the correct part of the venn diagram – legal or illegal, medicine or not medicine.
Our first unit in maths has been place value. After ordering numbers and partitioning, Year 6 enjoyed different activities including ordering house prices, partitioning numbers rolled by a dice and making a place value monster. A few weeks later, Year 6 were really pleased with themselves after spending the week learning long division. They played snakes and ladders, where they had to solve long division sums on each space they landed on.
As part of their Geography learning on coasts, Year 6 had a brilliant day out at Hengistbury Head. They walked from school to Mudeford Quay, where they caught the ferry over. They looked at different types of erosion and weathering. They were able to see the different features of coastlines including: stacks, stumps, spits and groynes. They carried out an experiment to see longshore drift in action. After a long walk around Hengistbury Head, Year 6 were very pleased to get the ferry back and be collected from Mudeford Quay. Just before they were collected, Jamie’s Dad (who volunteers for the RNLI) talked to the children and let them see the lifeboat.
Year 6 wrote fantastic speeches, which they shared with all of Key Stage 2 before the children all voted for their new house captains. Congratulations to Annie, Jimmy, James, Mayley, Gabby, Adam, Indi and Bradley who were chosen.
If I were Prime Minister
As part of their English learning, Year 6 wrote, If I were Prime Minister and what they would do. They had some incredible ideas. They then worked together in small groups to deliver their speech to the rest of the class. Ideas included giving more money to schools to allow staff to buy more resources for children, increasing the pay of nurses, raising the cost of cigarettes, alcohol and vapes, as well as helping climate change. We have some budding politicians!!!