Year 6 - Mr Newbold and Mrs Smith
Autumn 1st half term - 2017
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Revolution
Are you listening boy? What is 99 + 46? Come on - faster now, we haven't got all day!
This half term Year 6 will be finding out about super strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. All pupils will need to make sure they are on their best behaviour as punishments are unquestionably terrible!
Pupils will be discovering a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo!
Year 6 will be researching a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered.
Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!
Autumn 2nd half term - 2017
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - ID
Who do you think you are? Let's discover what makes you....you!
This half term Year 6 pupils will explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or help to solve a crime! They will learn about their unique features such as fingerprints and footprints, genes and DNA but also consider the similarities between themselves and others in their families.
Pupils will complete various types of writing on the theme of identity and express their personal opinions and views.
Remember - there's only one you: you're one of a kind!
Spring 1st half term - 2018
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Frozen Kingdom
Welcome to the planet's coldest lands ... vast wildernesses, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful but often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill.
Year 6 pupils will this half term will research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights.
Spring 2nd half term - 2018
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Blood Heart
Let's explore our circulation system.
This half term Year 6 pupils will learn about the human circulatory system and the main parts of this system.
Pupils will learn how to keep the heart healthy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food and recognise the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on their bodies.
They will measure the effect of exercise on heart rate and learn how arteries and veins carry blood away from and to the heart.
Summer 2nd half term - 2017
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - A Child's War
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war.
This half term Year 6 pupil will learn about the Second World War - a turbulent time in British history. They will learn why nations were fighting each other and the impact this fighting had on people.
They will also learn about child evacuees who as a result of the war had to make long journeys from their homes and families into the unknown.
As part of this topic they will also read extracts from the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.
Summer 1st half term - 2017
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Project - Gallery Rebels
Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red ... This half term Year 6 pupils will lean about the creative, sometimes bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels!
Art can be an act of rebellion. Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea?
Dream the dream - or show your nightmares! What do you see? Watches melting? Wheels spinning? A shark in a box? Can you express yourself without words?
Year 6 will have a fantastic learning experience this half term as they explore the art work of the gallery rebels!
Useful Web Sites to Support Learning in Year 6
Year 6 pupils will be visiting the Severn Valley Railway as part of their A Child's War learning project. Find out more about the learning the pupils will be completing on their visit by clicking the image above.
Visit the Anne Frank Trust UK web site to find out more about Anne Frank and her famous diary in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
Visit the Tate Kids page of the Tate Modern art gallery web site to discover more about some of the great artists from 1900 to the present day.
Visit the BBC KS2 Bitesize Art and Design web page by clicking the image above and watch a short clip about the artist Pablo Picasso.
Visit the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) page on the Arctic by clicking the image above. This web page has a great deal of information about this very special frozen environment.
Click on the fingerprint above to visit the BBC Bitesize web page and learn about Evolution and inheritance.
Visit the Museum of London website by clicking the image above, to find out what life was like for children in Victorian London.
Click the image above to visit the Black Country Living Museum web site and learn about the industrial development of the West Midlands during the Victorian era.
Useful Web Sites To Support Preparation for Key Stage 2 Tests
Click the image above to access the sample Key Stage 2 / Year 6 tests for May 2016.
There are lots of web sites available where it is possible to access and download examples of past Key Stage 2 test papers. Past papers are very useful to look at for examples of test questions. We would also recomend that you look at the mark schemes for the past papers to give you guidance on how marks are awarded.
Excellent web site with a range of quizzes to develop children's knowledge and understanding. The quiz format constantly makes children think and concentrate so that learning keeps moving forward in a snappy way. After every question pupils are instantly told whether they have answered correctly. Where appropriate, helpful hints are given to make things clearer and to prevent pupils from making mistakes.