Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
Dear Children and Parents,
Welcome to the Class Page for Year 6.
We recognise that this will be a challenging but rewarding year for your child. We will be encouraging resilience, independence and being the best we can be, in a warm, caring environment. To make this challenging year successful, good behaviour will be paramount and we hope you will support us with this.
We are out in the playground every day before school. If you have any concerns, please Dojo us and we will get back to you. We encourage you to use this facility as a way of communicating with us. We will also use this as a way of sharing the children’s achievements with you.
We will be using this Class Page to show some of the exciting learning we have been doing. We will also share some key information, documents, homework and letters relevant to Year 6. We hope you enjoy browsing!
The Year 6 Team
(Miss Murray, Miss Plummer, Miss Mcgregor and Mrs Hunt).
Overview of the Year
Year 6 Leavers Hoodies
World War II
Siren Sounding! Take cover! This summer, Year 6 are stepping back in time to 1939 - the start of the Second World War... Deep down in the Anderson shelter and the Underground, we'll be learning why nations are fighting, why planes roam the skies and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
We will study the book Goodnight Mister Tom in English lessons and will use the themes within it to write diary entries about life as an evacuee. We will also write a narrative piece that includes flashbacks using ‘The Piano’ video clip.
In History, we will understand all key dates associated with the beginning and the end of World War II and significant events in Britain. We will consider what life was like in Britain during the Blitz, the blackout, and what it would have been like for children who were evacuated. We will understand some of the reasons behind the Second World War and will develop a deep knowledge of key figures for both the Allies and the Axis such as Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler. Finally, we will investigate the impact the war had on life in Britain once it had ended.
In Geography, we will locate and compare countries that were involved in World War 2 including their human and physical features. We will study aerial maps of bombing raids and the impact the raids had on cities and towns.
In Art, we will focus on the artist and sculptor Henry Moore. We will research and analyse his World War II artwork and recreate our own piece of art in a similar style.
Raiders and Invaders
Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Saxons invading Britain’s shores! Our Spring Term's work will be based around the Anglo-Saxon and Vikings. Children will study the books Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon Boy and use the themes of these in our own stories. They will write their own newspaper reports of the Viking invasion at Lindisfarne.
We’ll find out the reasons why the invaders came to Britain. Using online maps, we’ll identify the places where the invaders came from and locate Viking invasion sites. We’ll make Anglo-Saxon style weave in Design and Technology and draw figureheads for longships in Art.
Websites linked to the topic
Race to the Pole
Our Autumn Term's work will be based around the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet. Children will study the books Brightstorm and Shackleton's Journey and use them for inspiration in their English work.
This topic will teach children about a range of explorers, such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. They will investigate characteristics and features of polar regions and will learn how to use six figure grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, the eight points of the compass and symbols to identify the geographic locations of the Arctic and Antarctic. Children will use their research skills to find out how polar oceans differ from other oceans and understand the impact that climate change has on our planet.
Knowledge organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that children need about a unit of work. At Hucknall National, they are a valuable tool and used in all foundation subjects.
Science Knowledge Organisers
R.E Knowledge Organisers
Geography Knowledge Organiser
History Knowledge Organiser