Welcome to year 6 - and Oak & Rowan classes!
Following on from our autumn WW2 topics, this Spring Term, our topic is 'Earth'. How are Volcanoes formed? What are Tectonic Plates and why are they important? What is the Ring of Fire? How are people affected by natural disasters? These are questions that will be answered in the first half of term. During the second part of the topic, we will be looking closely at the Galapagos Islands, investigating evolution theory and studying the art, literature and scientists of the Victorian era - including an inspirational trip to Morwellham Quay.
In PE, we will be taking part in some gymnastics and tag rugby, moving towards some competitive games towards the end of the sessions.
As many of our activities are shared across year 6 (Rowan & Oak), the photos and updates on this page will apply to both classes. Please have a look below for photos of some of the things we have been doing so far! Keep checking back for updates...
Trips Planned for Year 6 (2018/2019):
Autumn Term: Porthcurno camping trip
Spring Term: Morwellham Quay trip
Summer Term: Bristol trip
15th February 2019
Dear parents / guardian of Oak & Rowan,
Throughout this week, we have been finishing writing up our reports on volcanoes - and there are some wonderful pieces of writing from across the cohort. The children have been looking at the different units of measure in maths, including some imperial and metric conversions. This was an area that the children found particularly challenging, so it would be a good idea to give them some practice at home! The children finished off their gymnastic routines this week too, and have had their final tag rugby session of the half term - it got very competitive!
The Spring Project letter went home this week; the children will be working on projects relating to Planet Earth (see the attached pdf for more info). Next term, Mr Craig and Mr Newberry will be offering some sessions on the climbing wall for the year 6 children who are keen. There is a sign up sheet in class for those who are interested - a permission slip must be completed by parents / carers before the children can climb!
Start work on the Spring Project!
Reading: please ensure that your child takes their book home and brings it back to school every day! Please encourage your child to read aloud.
Your child has the year 5/6 spelling list. Please help them to identify any words they are unable to spell and ensure that they practise them!
Mr Craig & Mrs Everitt
ShelterBox - the charity set up in 2000 by a Helston Rotary Club member - came in to talk about the work they do in disaster affected zones, linking with our topic. If you want more information on the charity (or to make a donation), please visit:
Welcome to Year 6!
Our topics for the summer term will be: Ancient Egypt
The Ancient Egyptians are a fascinating topic to study, and we will be finding out all about how they lived and what they did. We'll also be writing some horror stories connected to the topic. Relating our science to our topic means that we will be looking at the human body (and how the Egyptians preserved it!). For PE, we'll be developing our hand-eye coordination through cricket as well as working on our athletics. Later in the term, we'll also be trying our hands at Frisbee! Our focus in art will be on the use of colour and clay to produce Egypian Canopic Jars.
Photos from the previous term are still below, but keep an eye out for more photos as our topics progress!