Welcome to Year 6
As schools will be closed soon, we will using this page to showcase some of the learning taking place at home and set some more unusual weekly challenges. Please do send through examples of things you have done. For example, photographs of activities and projects; stories and poems you may have written and any other things you have created and designed. We will keep updating this page so we can all see what everyone is up to. If you need to email anything, please use the contacts below:
6S Mrs. McCormack: firstname.lastname@example.org
6N Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Hill: email@example.com and FHill@stnics.w-berks.sch.uk
Mrs Oakes: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Schools are closed from Friday 20th March 3.20 pm, but do not fear, home learning is here. Click here to go to the Out of school learning page.
We will be putting up some fun weekly challenges that you may like to take part in. If you do, then please send us a photograph and we can share them on this page.
What have we been learning across the curriculum?
Year 6 children will have two sessions of PE each week. Please ensure the children have all their PE kit , including tracksuits and trainers, suitable for both indoor and outdoor lessons. This term they will be having gymnastics on Thursdays from a visiting gymnastics coach. We will also be continuing the 'daily mile' into our daily routine so remember to bring your trainers every day.
This term we are exploring wind turbines examining their structures, and after a series of investigations, we will be applying our knowledge and skills to design and create our own small model. We will hopefully be able to measure how much electricity then can generate too to examine how effective the designs are.
We will continue to use ICT across the curriculum to support different areas of our learning.
Throughout the year the children will be focusing on two main religions in religious education lessons - Christianity and Hinduism. They will learn about the festivals, religious practices, explore their own beliefs and discuss key questions in depth with their peers. In the first half of the autumn term we will be exploring how Hindus show commitment to their religion and how this may influence their daily life.
In science, we will be learning all about light and finding out as much as we can through a series on scientific investigations. We will be exploring how light travels; finding out about the reflective qualities of different materials and investigating shadow formation.
In geography, we are going to be finding out about energy sources - renewable and non-renewable. We will also explore the distribution of energy sources around the world . Our history unit is all about the Battle of Newbury and the civil war, and we will be taking a trip to Shaw House to find out more about our local history.