Year 6

Teacher: Mr Smith & Mrs Foy
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Harvey
In Year 6 we are working hard as we come to the end of our time at Orchard Primary School. Although the work is challenging in our final year, we are also learning about lots interesting topics and having exciting trips outside of school. We are becoming confident, independent learners to help prepare us for secondary school.

Our teachers recognise that we learn in different ways and are also helping prepare us for our key stage 2 SATs. The work is challenging and they have high expectations of us, but we also enjoy our learning and will rise to challenges so that we have a successful final year at Orchard.

To find out more about our class and the things we have got up to please take a look below.

8 January 2017

Year 6 Topic Information Autumn Term

(updated 28 September 2017)

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In year 6 we are great at collecting dojos for things like: choosing kind, setting a good example, having good manners and completing extra curricular work!

Dojos don't just get wiped at the end of the week- they can be used to collect a treat throughout the term!

Book corner

In year six we have just finished our book corner! Over the last few weeks we have been reading books furiously and have selected our favourites to recommend!

We have summarised our book using five adjectives which are displayed: the photograph of the book is on the other side. In this way no one can judge a book by it's cover!

Library visit 9.10

Today year 6 visited the library. Year 6 were challenged to see if they could locate a specific book in the library. Our year six's were really confident with using the library's organisational system. We have requested any books that we couldn't find so we can pick them up next time.

Books we have taken out this time include: Holes, by Louis Sachar; Skellig, by David Almond; Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson and Cogheart, by Peter Bunzel. We can't wait to read them!

The children also listened to the librarian read a picture book aloud to them and thought about how to read in an engaging way- ready for our buddy read with year one on Wednesday afternoon.

Rosa Parks

Year 6 have been learning about the life and legacy of Rosa Parks. This courageous lady stood up for Black People's rights in a calm and non-violent manner - even though she knew doing so would get her into trouble with the police!

The year 6's have created freeze frames of the moment Rosa refused to move to the back of the bus. We also considered how other people may have reacted to Rosa's actions at the time.

Harvest Art

In year six we have been thinking about Harvest. Harvest takes place at Autumn- in fact Autumn used to be called Harvest! Autumn is a time of transition: leaves are falling off the trees, it’s getting colder, the nights are getting longer, some birds are getting ready to migrate and whilst other animals are preparing to hibernate.

In year six we have been thinking about changes that will be taking place for all of us: moving on to secondary school. We have written some reflections about our thoughts, feelings and hopes about this change.

We have created some artwork which highlights the change brought around by each of the seasons. We have thought about how each season brings with it its own challenges but each is beautifully unique.

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