Welcome to the Year 6 page! After an extremely unusual end to the last academic year, we can't wait to begin teaching your children in a more traditional Cranborne School setting. We have posted some information below about what we will be covering in the Autumn Term. We have also posted two-weeks worth of work which you can get your child to complete from home if they have to isolate at any stage of the term but are well enough to complete some school work.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us on the email addresses below:
Mr Balchin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Hope - email@example.com
Mr Balchin, Mrs Reynolds, Miss Hope, Miss Parnell
Year 6 Parents' Information Evening.
It was lovely to (virtually) see some of you earlier on Zoom. If you were unable to attend, the slides from the presentation can be found below:
Our Autumn Term timetable.
Maths. Our focus on maths this term is on Place Value and the Four Operations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication). We will also be spending some time studying fractions. If you would like to support your child's learning in these areas, you may find the following websites useful:
English. Our English units in Autumn 1 support and reinforce the learning in History on the Victorians.
By the end of the half-term, we will have produced:
1) A discussion text on the appropriateness of Victorian punishments.
2) A biography on Charles Dickens.
3) A recount based upon our 'Victorian School' day.
PE. Our indoor PE lessons are on Tuesday afternoon this term and will be based around gymnastics and dance.
Our outdoor PE lessons are on Friday afternoon and will be hockey for the first half-term and then rugby for the second half-term. The children do not have to wear Cranborne-branded clothing for outdoor PE. We only ask that they wear something comfortable and appropriate - it likely to be cold and / or wet.
History. In history we be studying the Victorians. This is a really fun topic and the children always enjoy learning about it. We will be learning about how hard life was, particularly in the workhouses, and investigating the differences between life then, and life now.
We will also have a visit from a 'Victorian teacher' - Mr Murphy. The children will be invited to dress up for the day and Mr Murphy will teach them in a similar manner to the way in which children would have been taught in 19th Century Britain!
Science. This term we will be studying Electricity and Light.
We will also be conducting some short STEM activities to help develop the children's awareness of engineering and physics. You can see some pictures of the types of tasks we will be undertaking on the 'STEM' page of the website.
Isolation work. The work below is to be completed by your child if they are isolating at home but well enough to complete some school work. For instance, a child may have to isolate due to a family member having COVID-19 symptoms, but they themselves are not ill. Please feel free to email us if you have any queries.
1) Our topic this term is the Victorian period. We have already sent out a list of Learning Log tasks for this unit of work and you could try to complete one of these Learning Log tasks each day that you are isolating. (We have posted the Learning Log tasks at the foot of this page in case you have forgotten them.)
2) The following link will take you to five video diaries about a Victorian girl called Maggie: https://www.literacyshed.com/victoriandiaries.html.
We would like you to watch them one at a time and re-write each diary as a third-person story. You could aim to spend two days writing each of them. Spend one day planning and drafting and the second day editing and publishing.
3) Complete all 14 'Number and Place Value' sections on Mathletics. If you need a bit of extra help, the following link will take you to a series of lessons on Number and Place Value: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/number-sense-and-exploring-calculation-strategies-45c6
4) Complete 4 x Read Theory quizzes each day.