Welcome to year 6’s class page. We are very excited and ready to head into our final year at Hutton. We have lots of exciting activities and topics planned throughout the year, so please keep checking this page for photos and comments from class members. Our teacher is Mrs Scherer and we are supported each day by Mrs Cowton and during maths lessons by Mrs Kuht.
The Erupting Fiend poem
PETER PAN MUSIC AND LYRICS
Year 6 Maths Knowledge Organisers Year 5/6 spellings Year 6 Spelling Shed words
Our annual Spelling Bee competition is looming, so please get learning the year 5/6 spellings (list attached above).
Term 3 – Empire and the slave trade Knowledge Organiser
Well our feet haven’t touched the ground since coming back from our well-deserved half-term break. The children were very engaged by our topic of “Empire and Slavery” and enjoyed writing up their homework research into explanation texts of their chosen colonised country. We have flown through our maths and have now conquered fractions, position and direction and we are now working through decimals – they just need to keep practising with TimesTable Rockstars to stop those sneaky calculation errors.
We have enjoyed our PE sessions, including basketball – we all got very competitive and some of us discovered a new talent we didn’t know we had. when we tried skateboarding.
We considered “What kind of a king is Jesus?” from our unit of RE work based on the Kingdom of God. The children used many parables in the Gospels to demonstrate how Jesus’ actions have encouraged many Christians today to follow the same values. The children also created their own interpretations of The Lord’s Prayer.
A special assembly was attended by years 5 and 6 that was conducted by Kooth – an online mental wellbeing community. This anonymous service is commissioned by North Somerset CCG and is available to young people aged 10-18+ (or up to 25 if in leaving care or with a learning disability). Children have all been given a card with their details should they ever need to use these valuable services.
What a whirlwind of term this has been – we have sung, danced, created and of course learnt!
Year 6 have made me so proud this term with our combined science and DT lessons. Two Dragons entered our den and set a challenge to design and make a Christmas decoration that included a working motor, bulb and buzzer. Well, Year 6 stepped up to this challenge and came up with some wonderful designs. The learning that took place over several lessons was amazing to watch as children investigated which components worked together and answered their own enquiry questions such as “What happens to the volume of the buzzer if I extend the length of the electrical wire?” This culminated in the making of their prototypes and the team work involved was astounding. We had snow globes that blew snow, reindeers with light-up noses, Christmas trees with lighted stars and buzzers, a gingerbread house – we had the lot! Here are some of the finished designs.
Maths has mainly involved fractions – we have simplified, found equivalents, added, subtracted the three types of fractions. This will continue to be consolidated in Term 3.
We have travelled from New York to Sao Paulo in Brazil, we have compared physical and human geography with climate zones and biomes. We have questioned and understood why humans have settled where they have and how the climate contributes to the physical geography of North and South America. In term 3, we are planning a Teams meeting with a year 7 class in Sao Paulo to understand their geography further.
In English, the children have written some stories based on our book The Explorer. They learnt how to use personification to make objects reflect human characteristics as well using adjectives, adverbs and powerful words to make the stories come alive.
The Gospels was our focus in RE this term with the big question, “What would Jesus do?” Together we looked at the story of the Centurion’s Servant and discussed why Jesus chose to help someone who was on the side of the Romans who wanted to hurt him. The children explored how the stories in the Gospels inform many Christians today on the ways in which to lead the best life they can for themselves and those around them.
Term 1 and 2 – North and South America Knowledge Organiser
Welcome back to school and a whole new year of learning in your final year. I can’t wait to get started. Please do have a read of the Curriculum letter detailing all the things you need to know for the forthcoming term.