Year 6 have had wonderful start to this academic year. We are so impressed with their enthusiasm, commitment to learning and the maturity that they have shown whilst adapting to the new rules and routines in school.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our theme, The Victorians, and have had the opportunity to develop our knowledge, skills and understanding of this topic in our reading, writing, history and DT lessons. We have also enjoyed reading out class book, ‘Street Child’, and can’t wait to see how the story unfolds next half term.
In DT, we have researched children’s toys from the Victorian era, have conducted market research to find out why certain toys are appealing to children and have designed our very own moving toy. Within this unit, we have developed our understanding of how moving mechanisms work, are able to accurately identify the components needed for moving mechanisms and use our measuring, cutting and sawing skills to create one for ourselves. We are looking forward to completing our final products and evaluating the success of the project at the beginning of next half term.
In writing, the children have drawn on their historical knowledge and key texts to write a narrative set in the Victorian times and a persuasive letter outlining the reasons why child labour should be abolished at this time. Within these units, we have learnt to use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, relative clauses, active and passive voice and have consolidated our understanding of expanded noun phrases.
We have been engrossed in our science learning this half term, looking at the theory of evolution and inheritance. We have developed our understanding of characteristics, natural selection and adaptation, and have enjoyed creating our own animals thinking about the adaptations that they would need to survive in particular climates.
We are proud of everything that our pupils have achieved so far this term, and we are looking forward to exploring our theme further after the holidays! Well done, Y6!