Year 6

I’d like to extend a warm welcome back to all the Year 6’s and their families in their final year at BRW.  I hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer and are ready to make this year a memorable one!

Within our annual theme, we will focus our learning this term on ‘How Did Britain Rise Up During WWII?’ Pupils will explore and reflect on the impact the A453 has had on Clifton, and look back on how WWII began and how the war impacted people at home. We intend on becoming confident by stepping outside our comfort zones, embracing new experiences positively and having maximum self-belief!

RE will follow the Come and See topics of:

Loving: in which we will exploring the love of family, God and the Christian community through the topic of ‘loving’.

Vocation & Commitment: in which pupils will deepen their understanding of being called to share Jesus’ mission in the ‘vocation & commitment’ topic.

Expectations: where pupils will identify further ways to prepare for God’s greatest gift in the season of Advent: His son, Jesus.

Judaism: In our ‘Other Faith’ topic, we will learn about Judaism, celebrating their faith and traditions.

In English, we will continue to become accomplished writers, experimenting with a range of texts, punctuation and grammar. Inspiration will come from the themes that run through our topic and our class read: ‘Skellig’, and ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Maths will focus on Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Throughout these topics we will explore contextualised problems that will enccourage the children’s independence in Maths so they become life-long mathematicians.

Science will consist of us exploring light and how shadows are created and learning how light travels. After half-term we will be explaining the life-cycles of plants and mammals and investigating how living things are classified.

Computing will provide us with the chance to develop our understanding of internet safety and get creative using Tinker CAD and refresh our memory and understanding of internet safety.

Art will focus on the significant artist, Barbara Hepworth and her works inspired by nature. We will be researching her style and techniques, working collaboratively to create our very own 3D sculpture.

DT will allow us to design, create and evaluate our own WW2 Woolton pie.

In PE, we are excited to be working with BRW’s sport coach, Gordon! During these sessions, we will develop our understanding of fitness and after half-term, learn the game of tag-rugby. After half-term, we also have the exciting opportunity to attend swimming lessons at the leisure centre.

Educational Visits and Visitors: To complement our topic this term, as well as give the Year 6s memories to cherish, we have organised offsite visits including a trip to The Holocaust Museum. Here we will look at key events of the war and hopefully speak to a survivor. Later on in the term, we will be going on a residential trip to the Briars.  More details will follow once the plans are confirmed!

And these links and videos will help to deepen your understanding too!

States of Matter

William Morris