Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as the continent of Oceania! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Year 6 exciting and memorable. Our teachers are Miss Kearns (New Zealand), Miss Wilson (Fiji) and Miss Taylor (Australia). We also have a number of other adults, including Mrs Kenealy, Miss Britton and Mr Koten, who help us learn, make progress and be the best that we can be.
Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our themes, we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our English and Maths skills. During Year 6, we will be learning through the exciting themes of Journey across the Bifrost, Lest we Forget and We’re the Kids in America. At the start of each new topic we have an entry point activity, which helps us to get involved in the new theme, and motivated to learn. At the end of each topic, we have an Exit Point where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.
To begin with, in the Autumn term, we travel back in time to learn about Invaders and Settlers as part of our theme “Journey across the Bifrost”. During this theme, we learn about the how the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, the changes and beliefs they brought with them and how Britain changed because of this. During this term, we also complete some exciting English tasks based on the texts How to Train your Dragon and Beowulf. We end this unit by exploring the Battle of Hastings and have great fun recreating a section of the Bayeux Tapestry in our Art lessons.
In the Spring term, our theme is “Lest we Forget”. During this theme, we explore the events of World War Two, how these events affected the people of Britain and the importance of community during diversity. Our main English texts this term are Rose Blanche, where we create our own historical narratives and play scripts, and Holes by Louis Sachar - a text that leads us into our Summer Term learning.
Then finally, in the Summer term, we learn about different geographical locations as part of our theme “We’re the Kids in America”. During this theme, we explore different biomes (looking at animals, plants and habitats) in North America; rivers and their uses and the natural phenomena that affect human and physical geography. We will also learn about key events and people that changed the course of North America’s history. During this term we also immerse ourselves in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in our Harry Potter fortnight unit for English.
Throughout the year, we have weekly homework that helps us apply our learning from the week and, once a term, we will also have a home learning project that provides an opportunity to learn about the things that really interest us from our themes.
Throughout the year, we will also have many other exciting events, including quite a few trips, so keep checking the website, Dojo and letters home for further information.
All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Year 6 and we are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us as we move onto Secondary school.
Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: