Welcome to Year 6 2022-23

In year 6, we have classes 10, 11 and 12.

Class 10 – Mr Hamil and Mrs Khan
Class 11 – Miss Akhtar and Mrs Stockton
Class 12 – Mrs Heywood and Miss Rahat

Mrs Bealey and Mrs Miah will be working with children across the year group.

Mrs Griffin will also be leading some interventions to support children in class.

Autumn 1 2022

Castleshaw visit

As part of our Rivers topic we visited Castleshaw centre. On this day we learned about the parts of a river and went on a ‘river walk’ to find the source. We were also lucky to look for creatures in a stream and classify them.

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Year 6 Residential

The Year 6 residential trip is always an opportunity to teambuild and forge new and/or stronger friendships, and this year was no exception. Taking part in back-to-back outdoor activities such as: Frisbee Golf, Shelter building, Buggy building, Jacob’s Ladder, archery and the infamous ‘Leap of Faith’, the children displayed problem solving skills, courage and resilience by the bucketload! The support they showed for each other when required was wonderful to see.

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Autumn 2 2022

Our topic this term is ‘Crime and Punishment’.

Crime and Punishment is one of our favourite topics in year 6! This half term we will be learning about the history of crime and punishment in Britain. Year 6 children will investigate how the justice system was developed and changed over time. We will also have a visit from the Manchester Justice Museum team to help us explore artefacts.
As part of our topic in English we will study newscript, balanced argument and persuasion. We are reading Holes and Outlaw.
In science, we will be developing our electricity and circuit building skills to apply in our Design and Technology lessons. We will also be designing and making our own alarm system for our Dragon’s Den project!
In PSHE we will be looking at relationships.

This half term Class 10 will be going swimming, please do ensure they attend every week and bring their swimming kits and towels every Thursday.

Please find our newsletter on the link below.

Year 6 Newsletter Autumn 2 2022

Art – Sculpture

As part of the ‘Outdoor and Adventurous’ theme for our learning this term, Year 6’s Art topic focused on the outdoor sculpture of Andy Goldsworthy. We looked closely at a variety of his work, which inspired our own designs for a clay tree sprite sculpture. We honed our techniques of working with clay – creating leaves from specific trees we had already researched folklore on (Ash, Willow and Oak) – before heading to the park and creating mythical tree sprites using clay and natural scavenged resources. The results were fantastic!

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