What are we learning in Year 6?
You will find a copy of our medium term plan under Curriculum on this website.
Our topics this year are:
Autumn- What is amazing about Peru? How have Crime and Punishment changed?
Spring- What have we learned from Benin? How are we Super Human?
Summer- How can Year 6 save our planet?
We link our English to our topic as much as possible, so as an example, when we learn about Peru, we use 'The Greak Kapok Tree'. We write letters to the Peruvian government to protest against deforestation and we write warning tales to encourage people to look after the rainforest. In Maths, we use White Rose to begin our planning, which is then adapted to the specific needs of our class. We run a weekly multiplication challenge for our Year 6 pupils, who love trying to complete their 5 questions without a single mistake!
This year we have been lucky enough to welcome Kim and Tim in from Chimp Management, who have coached Year 6 in this new way of thinking. We've learned about the two sides of our brains- the 'human' and the 'chimp' side, or the red and the blue side. We've learned about our hidden 'chimps' and how we all have helpful and unhelpful thoughts which we need to make decisions about. Chimp Management has helped us to understand ourselves more, and work on being the very best versions of ourselves.
Year 6 Bike Project
This year, Year 6 have taken part in a very exciting Bike Project, alongside our very own Coach Zoey. They have taken old and broken bikes and parts, learned about how to repair and upcycle them, and turned them into new bikes for our community. Have a look at this newspaper article for more information: https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/education/hayfield-primary-school-sets-up-bike-refurbishment-service-3191300
Year 6 Residential
Every year, Year 6 take part in a 3 day residential to Whitehall in the Peak District. After some nail biting changes, we managed to go this July! Have a look at the photos to see what an amazing time was shared by all.
Useful links for Year 6