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Year 6

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 Spencer (Australia). We also have a number of other adults, including Mrs Kenealy, Mrs Britten and Mr Pye, 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 theme, we have a ‘Stunning Starter’ activity, which helps us to get involved in the new theme, and motivated to learn. We celebrate our learning half way through our theme with a ‘Marvellous Middle’ before taking part in a ‘Fabulous Finish’ at the end where we celebrate our learning throughout the theme. 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 invaded Britain, the changes and beliefs they brought with them and how Britain changed because of this. We also enjoy a day where we become Vikings and take part in a range of different activities. During this term, we also complete some exciting English tasks based on the texts The Lost Thing and Beowulf.


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 will develop our locational knowledge through locating the states that make up the United States of America and the other countries in North America. We will identify environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics and we will develop an appreciation and fascination for the third-largest continent and its diversity in environment and human geography. During this term, we also immerse ourselves in the text The Water Tower and in the world of Shakespeare by exploring his story of King Lear.


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 quest 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.