Welcome to Class 6T! We are now enjoying our second Cornerstone topic Revolution. We have enjoyed a range of memorable experiences linked to Victorian school days, including handwriting practise, the 'drill', parlour games and examining historical artefacts.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YEAR 6:
Our new topic - Revolution - focuses on the history of Victorian Britain.
"Are you listening, boy? What is twenty-seven plus forty-five? Come on - faster now, we haven't got all day!"
Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you're on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible!
Discover 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 modern flushing toilet!
You might even get to invent things yourself in the Victorian Dragon's Den...
We will research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort - when some people lived in slums while others prospered.
English: reports, historical fiction, biographies, poetry (Limericks), diaries/journals
Maths: algebra, measurements and time, mental strategies for multiplication, division, additional and subtraction
History: The Victorians (schools, homes, slums, conditions in the mines, inventors and their inventions, crime and punishment, toys and games)
Art: Victorian painters
Computing: Digital photography
D&T: home craft and model buildings
Geography: cities and transport in Victorian Britain, using maps
Music: Victorian Parlour Songs
PE: Drill exercises
This term, our children will be learning...
English: to write invitations, instructions and poetry
History: about the ancient Maya
Geography: map work, human and physical geography of Mexico
Science: Light and Shadows
Art: Mayan art
Music: traditional Mexican songs in Spanish
Computing: safe, thoughtful online research and digital presentations
D&T: food of Mexico
PE: Mexican dance
Maths: number work, including: decimals, fractions, conversion, written calculation methods, algebra, converting units of measurement and mental methods. We will also introduce the BAR model for problem-solving.
Our Year 6 have made a fantastic start to the new term and are enjoying our Cornerstones topic 'Hola Mexico'. We are continuing to find out about what happened at ancient Maya festivals - there were some exciting and gruesome events!
To celebrate our learning, we would like to invite parents and carers of Year 6 children to come and join us for an end-of-term costume preparation session and a processional march on Wednesday 19th October at 9am until 10:30am. Letters have been sent out with details.
We shall be holding the event initially in the classrooms, before moving onto the school playground, weather permitting. Children will be playing musical instruments and offering readings to the Mayan gods. We shall sacrifice a child to the Mayan gods (no child will be harmed in this process ).
Children are invited to dress in bright clothing on the day.
Today we have been learning about E-safety. We have dicussed our Rules for Responsible Internet use, as well as the importance of having a secure password. Year 6 have been set a challenge to create a secure password, using the following link: https://howsecureismypassword.net
Year 6 children have been made aware of cyber-bullying and understand that this is non-acceptable here at Granby Junior School. We talked about who to speak to, if there are any concerns.