Hello and welcome to Year 6
Our Class Teachers are Mrs Boulton and Miss Riding. There are 37 children in our class aged 10-11 and we live on the top corridor! The children's learning is supported by our TAs, Mrs Davey, Miss Townley and Mrs Smithies.
Year 6 can be a very stressful year with SATs and transition to Secondary School but there are lots of fun and exciting things going on aswell. We will keep you up to date with our blogs.
PE is on Wednesdays with Mrs Carter and Miss Tighe.
Homework Club is on Mondays after school with Mrs Davey and Mrs Smith.
Homework is given out on Fridays and collected in on Tuesdays.
The children are expected to read regularly during the week and are responsible for changing their own reading books from a selection provided. They must update their home reading records with the book they are reading and the page they are up to and this must be signed by a family member weekly. The children will also bring home their spelling journals weekly which contain statutory word lists and the patterns we have been working on in class. We expect the children to regularly revise these spellings.
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This year's Themes are:
Autumn Term: Brilliant Britain
Spring Term: Wonderful World
Summer Term: Secret Garden
Autumn Term - Brilliant Britain
As part of our Brilliant Britain theme we have been exploring the events and people of WW1. We went on a trip to the Lancashire Archives to examine sources of evidence which give us clues into the events of WW1. As part of anti-bullying week, we looked at the life of WW1 soldier Walter Tull. The children designed and made stained glass windows to commemorate his heroics. As part of history day, the children had a taste of what an air raid by a zeppelin would have been like before producing air raid safety leaflets. They all looked great in their historical costumes.
Spring Term - Wonderful World
This term has been an incredibly busy one! We have been working very hard on our reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling skills and concentrated hard on developing our maths skills ready for the upcoming SATs tests in May! We are now ready - bring it on!
We were visited by Electricity Northwest, where we learnt about the dangers of electricity when we are out and about. We also became quite skilful at making circuits and also how to represent them using symbols and diagrams. The Spring festival was a great success and was run by Y6. We ran the café, took charge of Mini Golf, led the games on the sports pitches and made sure parents didn't get lost! The Easter hanging baskets were displayed for everyone to enjoy - Thorn obviously has lots of green fingers!
Our annual Careers convention was hugely interesting with lots of people from the community giving up their time to come and talk to us and share their experiences of their jobs with us.
Summer Term Art & DT Project
Year 6 have been exploring the works of Brazilian street artist, Tarsilla Schubert, and discussed their use of colour, tone, shades and mood. From this, the children produced their own sketch and used complimentary colours to create their own inspired Brazilian street artwork. The children then used their sketch and designed a cushion using different sewing and stitching techniques such as: blanket stitch, running stitch, cross stitch and embellished their cushions with buttons and sequins. Here are a few examples of the children's fantastic work.