Hayfield Primary School

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Year 6 Class - Peru

 
Year 6 draws together all of the many threads of learning woven through the children’s path from Reception to this, their final year in primary school. We pull on all of that prior learning to solve problems, discuss issues and begin to evaluate the world around us. Exciting Geography topics about Peru and environmental sustainability bring the wider world to our doorstep, demanding that we think deeply about our responsibility for its future. History lessons help us to see the role of our country in the past – both positive and negative – through a study of Crime and Punishment throughout the ages and a broader look at the slave trade as part of our study of the kingdom of Benin in Africa. English and Science topics are interwoven, allowing us to dive headfirst through our arteries as we journey with our blood cells through the circulatory system, or to create our own weird and wonderful creatures adapted to their environment.  Great literature and a joy in the use of language underpin our English work, particularly through the choice of whole class reading – from the curious tale of Coraline to the horrors of ‘Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. Our maths work is grounded in problem-solving (developing our ability to reason) and supported by regular fluency work.

 

September 2019

Thank you for welcoming me so warmly to your beautiful school. We've had a fantastic start and I'm sure we'll spend a fabulous year together. We have spent some time discussing risk taking, both in and outside of the classroom in order to prepare for our exciting residential to Whitehall.

The Year 6 children demonstrated that they were already superb role models during our first week of the new term by helping the new Reception children with their first week of school dinners. They carried trays, cut up meals and were kind and caring to their new little friends! I was so proud of you all, so well done Year 6. 

 

October 2019

We had a truly magical time in Whitehall. The children were resourceful, enthusiastic and showed us superb resilience and team-working skills. We couldn't have asked for better weather. We made memories that will be with us forever. We canoed, scrambled through rivers, zip-lined and even went on a spooky night hike. The whole school were proud of how mature and independent you were, Year 6. Keep up the good work! 

 

November 2019

We kicked off our Crime and Punishment topic by creating punishment machines. We saw teacher punishers, children punishers and even nurse punishing machines!

December 2019

After officially winning the accolation for the most Christmassy classroom in Year 6, we went on to have a fabulous month! We finished up our Crime and Punishment topic with some fabulous writing and investigated crime scenes together. We're ready for a lovely Christmas holiday now, which is well-deserved.

 

January 2020

 We've started the new year as we mean to go on in Year 6. We've started to learn about The Kingdom of Benin, which has proved to be very exciting. In English we are looking at The Arrival, which we've all really enjoyed. It's amazing how many good pieces of writing can come out of a book with no words!

 

Mrs Holmes  

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