Welcome to year 6 - and Oak & Rowan classes!
After learning all about the power of Earth in the Spring Term, we are starting the Summer Term with a look at the fascinating history of the Egyptians. We'll be writing horror stories and instructions (just how do you protect your pyramid from tomb raiders?!) in English, creating canopic jars in art and looking at how the human body works in science.
In PE, we will be taking part in some cricket with a visiting coach and also working on our athletic technique - in preparation for sports day!
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: Mendip ski centre trip
3rd May 2019
Dear parents / guardian of Oak & Rowan,
We are in the middle of writing horror stories in English at the moment, and the children have also been working incredibly hard in preparation for their SATs in a couple of weeks – the Year Six team are really proud of all of them, and you should be too! However, it is important to remember that these SATs will not define who your child is in any way at all! They are all amazing in their own way.
We have had some athletics sessions on the field as well as some netball and handball matches, which everyone has been enjoying. In art at the moment, the children are in the middle of creating canopic jars (in which the ancient Egyptians would have kept various organs when they died).
SPORTS DAY NOTICE!
In preparation for this year’s KS2 sports day on Wednesday 22nd May we would like to give you some advanced information.
Start time: 9.30am
Finish time: Approximately 11.45am
As before, the children will be seated in coloured teams. Please ensure they wear a coloured top to indicate their team colour. We will notify you the week before sports day as to which colour group your child will be in. Children are expected to stay seated in their team area on the inside of the track.
Under no circumstances are the children allowed across the track, so please ensure they have a water bottle and sun cream applied before they come to school.
Please arrive before 9.30am to get settled in your place within the spectators area which is behind the roped off area opposite the children on the other side of the track. We ask all spectators (adults and children) to respect the rule that no one is allowed to go on or cross the track during sports day.
We understand when your child is in an event you may want to move to get a good photograph of them in action, however please do not obstruct the finish line and the adults who are in charge of placing the winners.
We are really looking forward to sports day and hope to see you there.
Maths: arithmetic practice
Spelling: Please continue to help your child with their spellings in the spelling rule booklet they were given at Easter
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.
Mr Craig & Mrs Everitt
May 13th – 16th: SATs week!
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!