Welcome to Class 12M!
We are a Year 6 class and our teacher is Miss Metcalfe. We enjoy the challenge that Year 6 brings and are proud to be ambassadors for the whole school; demonstrating excellent attitudes to learning and showing kindness and respect to everyone we meet.
In Autumn we will be learning about World War 1 in History, discovering what life was like for soldiers in the trenches. In English, we will read the very moving Michael Morpurgo book, War Horse and write our own historical story set during WW1. This year, Year 6 children have the very special and serious job of leading a whole school assembly for Remembrance Day on the 11th November. We will talk about the history of the day, share poems and songs. In Autumn, we will be learning about the Solar System in Science and discovering how our world is changing in Geography. We have a very exciting art topic this term too: we’ll be making sculptures of ourselves using wire and paper mache!
Spring is a busy term for Year 6 as we get ready for SATs. Each week we’ll tackle a practice SATs paper and soon we’ll see our scores begin to soar! We have a fascinating (and brand new) History topic this term: we are investigating Ernest Shakleton’s treacherous expeditions to the South Pole. Building on this knowledge, in Geography, we will learn more about the polar-regions. In English, we’ll study the classic Oscar Wilde stories The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant, to understand how to use figurative language effectively in our own stories. In Art, we will examine the stunning work of painter Carolee Clark to learn how she combines cool and warm colours in her art.
In Year 6, Summer means SATs! Our assessment week will start on the 9th May with tests in Reading, Maths, Spelling and Grammar. We will continue developing and improving our extended writing after the SATs as this subject will be judged by teacher assessment at the end of June. Consequently, it is extremely important that final written pieces are the very best that they can be. In Design and Technology we will learn to use batik to create a product with an African design. In History we will study the history of the Kingdom of Benin. The most exciting part of the Summer term will be our end of year musical-theatre production. We’re not sure what the play will be just yet . . . but we can guarantee it is going to be a FABULOUS EXTRAVAGANZA!
- Please ensure your child’s name is inside all of their uniform including PE kit and shoes.
- We use Class Dojo to set homework, award team points and communicate with parents. Please ensure you are signed up to Class Dojo using the parent code provided. For more information please click here.
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- Teachers will update Class Dojo with details of your child’s PE day.
- Pupils should come to school appropriately dressed for P.E. in either school kit (red t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/trousers), or other suitable clothes including t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms that follow PE kit guidelines. Footwear can include plimsols, trainers or barefoot (depending on the suitability of the activity).
- All children must bring a water bottle from home and take it home at night to clean and refill- please ensure names are on all bottles.
- All children are provided with a red book bag which they should bring to school each day.
- Pupils are asked to read at least 3 times a week at home and should submit their reading diary via Class Dojo.