P.E. Tuesday and Wednesday – children will need a full kit. White t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers.
Homework – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Friday: SPaG (Spelling Grammar and Punctuation) & weekly spellings
Useful websites to support your child’s learning and to have some fun
This term Year 6 are reading the novel Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
We are reading the book in conjunction with our study of the Victorians.
The children will be studying many aspects of the Victorian period but will be focusing on the life of children at the time.
When Jim's father dies, he and his mother and sisters are thrown out of their cottage. Their new home is a single room in an overcrowded tenement. Food is scarce since Jim's mother can't earn much of a wage on her own. And when she falls ill - a cholera epidemic is sweeping Victorian London - the money runs out altogether and they are evicted again. Despite being horribly ill, Jim's mother manages to give her two daughters a chance of a job by throwing herself on the mercy of an old friend. But she and Jim are destitute and are taken to the workhouse.
It's the last Jim sees of his mother. She dies that very night. The workhouse is a grim and dreadful place and Jim runs away. But London is a dangerous and lonely place and Jim faces a fight for survival that today's children can barely imagine. He's not alone either - there are thousands of street children like him and no-one to help them.
Street Child is based on the story of a real person. Jim Jarvis was the street child whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to open his first home in Stepney in 1870. He had already been running free "Ragged Schools" for poor children, and it was Jim, who attended one of them, who showed Barnardo where all the homeless children slept. It was an horrendous life, full of danger and disease and violence. During the Industrial Revolution, London's population had exploded and social welfare had completely failed to keep up. It was in desperate need of philanthropists like Barnardo.
Click on the links below to find out about Queen Victoria and Dr Barnado.
The children have completed some wonderful writing based on our reading of Carrie's War and our study of World War II. This work has been displayed in the two year six classrooms and the children are extremely proud of their work.
Take a look at the displays below.
Our London Adventure - Wednesday 6th December 2017
As part of our studies of World War II year 6 visited London. We had a wonderfully busy and exciting day. After a very early start, to catch the train, we arrived in London at 11 o'clock. We saw lots of sights like Big Ben, The London Eye and the Palace of Westminster. We also visited the Imperial War Museum, Downing Street and Churchill's War Rooms. We learnt so much about the war and for many of us it was also our first ever visit to London. The trip was educational, inspirational and most of all fun and exciting.
Take a look at some of our photographs below.
November 6th to 10th 2017
Year 6 had a fabulous time during science week. We studied many aspects of our Solar System and looked at Exo-planets. We made model systems and look at which planets could sustain life. We found that planets must be situated in the 'Goldilocks Zone' for there to be a chance of life. The conditions in this zone are, 'Just Right.'
We also made models of the planets in our solar system out of play dough. We did this to see how each planet compared in size. We discovered that Jupiter is bigger than all the other seven planets combined.
We also wrote poems about the sun. We made this very tricky as we were only allowed to use words beginning with s.
Here is an example of the poems we wrote
Steaming, shimmering star
Scalding, sensational sphere
Sprouting slowly, spiralling silently
Sun-melting, sizzling surface
Solar-flares scattered softly
Solar system, specially shining
Super-swift, span-stretching SUN