Year 6 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 6!

There is much more to Y6 than just SATs! Year Six is an exciting and memorable year for our oldest children and one in which they prepare for the next chapter in their learning journies by building on our CARE values: collaboration, aspiration, resilience and endeavour. 

With Mr Lodge's passions for English and History alongside Miss Duquemin's love of Sports and Science, Year Six has something to inspire everyone. Year Six is supported by two dedicated and nurturing TAs: Mrs Kaur and Mrs Poole. Find more information about the year below. If there is ever anything you need to ask, we are only a phone call or email away. 

 

 The Year Six Team 

Y6L - Mr Lodge (Director of English)

Y6D - Miss Duquemin (Computing Lead)

Y6L and Y6D - Mrs Kaur (Teaching Assistant)

Y6L and Y6D - Mrs Poole (Teaching Assistant)

 

Homework

All homework will be given out on a Thursday and is due in on a Monday.

 

Reading - Children are expected to read a minimum of five times per week. This should be indicated in their school diaries with a signature from parents/guardians. Reading diaries will be collected each week for monitoring.

Children are set one quiz per week on the webiste 'Reading On Your Head'. Each quiz will be based on the class novel (Skellig). 

 

Maths - Children will be given consolidatory maths homework once a week in their own revision book.

 

Times Tables  - Children have access to Times Tables Rockstars and should complete a minimum of one activity set on here per week. 

 

Topic - Once per half term, children will be given a creative task related to our termly topic. At the end of each half term, we celebrate this work with a showcase of homework which is always an much anticipated event! See below for more information. 

 

Topic 

For Spring Term, Year Six will be studying 'Frozen Kingdoms'. Below are a choice of activities which can be completed for homework. Beneath these activities you will find some useful resources which might help with any extra learning/homework. 

Activities

Imagine that Earth has entered another Ice Age. Write a diary-style piece 
describing the changes and how the human race has adapted to cope.


• Find out what natural resources and raw materials are reaped from the Arctic. 
What impact does this have on the environment?


• Use a range of snowy images to create a polar collage. Remember to use lots of 
interesting textures, shapes, colours and patterns.


• Make ‘iced jewels’. Mix powder paints and dyes into water, in an array of 
colours. Pour into an ice cube tray before freezing overnight. Pop the cubes out 
and explore your iced jewels. What happens if you sprinkle salt on the cubes?


• Create your own Arctic and Antarctic word search puzzles using all the new 
words you have learned during the project. Challenge a grown-up to solve it!


• Make a model of your favourite Arctic animal using clay, dough or recycled 
materials. Take it into school and explain how you made it.


• Create a poster or brochure for a new travel company which arranges visits to 
the Arctic or Antarctic. Use powerful images and text to tempt customers who 
want an extra-special trip!


• Design a pair of snow boots for an Arctic explorer. What materials would you 
use? What features could they have? Let your imagination run wild!


• Imagine a common domestic animal became an inhabitant of the Arctic or 
Antarctic. How would it have to adapt to survive there? Longer, thicker hair? 
What else? Rename your common animal with a more exciting ‘polar’ name!

 

Good reads


The Call of the Wild (A Puffin Book) by Jack London

Titanic (I Was There...) by Margi McAllister

Polar Regions: Discover life in the coldest places (Planet Earth) by Steve Parker

Kaspar: Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Arctic & Antarctic (DK Eyewitness)

You Wouldn't Want to Be on Shackleton's Polar Expedition! by Jen Green

Titanic (DK Eyewitness)

Scott of the Antarctic (Young Explorer) by Evelyn Dowdeswell, Julian Dowdeswell and Angela Seddon

Extreme Weather (National Geographic Kids) by Thomas M. Kostigen

Story of the Titanic (DK History)

Northern Lights: The Graphic Novel by Philip Pullman

Weather (Earthwise) by Jim Pipe

Shackleton's Journey (Flying Eye Books) by William Grill

Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure by Michael McCurdy

 

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