Welcome to year 6 - and Rowan class!
Our topic to kick start the year is World War Two, which will include an exciting camping trip down to the very tip of Cornwall - Porthcurno! As well as this residential, we will be studying various aspects of the war - including evacuees, the Blitz and rationing. Much of our English will be inspired by the classic Michelle Magorian book: "Goodnight Mister Tom". During our science sessions, we will be studying electricity and sound - becoming spies sending Morse code from behind enemy lines... Our PE will include swimming and hockey to begin with, moving onto volleyball (tae kwon do was cancelled) in the second half of term. On top of all of this, we are lucky to have Mrs Man teaching us ukulele up until Christmas - when we'll probably learn a Christmas song to wow you all with in the church!
As many of our activities are shared across year 6 (Rowan & Oak), please look at the Oak class page for weekly updates, homework and photos of some of the things we have been doing so far! Keep checking back for updates...
Some pictures of 6.1 keeping cool in Bristol!
Welcome to Year 6!
Our topics for the spring term will be: Angry Earth and Evolution.
'Angry Earth' will look at how Earth changes through natural forces, such as plate tectonics (leading to volcanoes and earthquakes). We'll look at how volcanoes are formed and where they predominantly occur. Building on that work, we'll study other natural disasters that have an effect on Earth's topography and Man's way of life. Relating our science to our topic means that we will be looking at the various states of matter and reversible and irreversible changes. For PE, we'll be developing our hand-eye coordination through dodge ball. Our focus in art will be on the use of colour to produce pictures relating to the natural forces of Earth.
After we have looked at the evolution of Earth, 'Evolution' will look at the evolution of animals through time. Why and how do animals evolve and adapt for their unique environments? A particular focus will be Darwin's observations of evolution, but this will lead to a look at some of the other developments of the Victorian age.