Welcome to the fabulous Frida Kahlo class!
This year we have named our classes based on inspirational people from around the world and from throughout history. We are a Year 6 class and children are encouraged to reach for the stars, aim high and strive to be the best they can. I will be teaching the class for the majority of the week and on a Tuesday the class have the pleasure of Mrs Clift teaching them. Throughout the week we are supported by the great Mrs Gilpin (Mondays-Thursdays) , the wonderful Mrs Waugh (Fridays) and the super Miss Jones (Thursdays-Fridays). During the year we have specific conferencing time that will be covered by Miss Drage, as I work 1:1 with all children on their own personal targets and development, specifically linked to 'catch-up curriculum' due to COVID-19 impact.
Our three topics this year are:
- Autumn - World War Two
- Spring - South America
- Summer- Ancient Egypt
I love to hear from you all, so please feel free to contact me whenever you need to and I will always help however I can. Use the email address below:
Looking forward to an interesting and exciting year together!
Year 6 Reading Stimulus
During the Summer Term, we are studying Ancient Egypt during our Topic lessons. Within our English lessons, we are reading the much loved story by Rick Riordan - The Red Pyramid, as a stimulus for our reading and writing. The story follows Carter and Sadie, who since the loss of their parents have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them–Set–has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe–a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
I know the children in Kahlo will be hooked with the book from the very chapter and I'm positive we will create some wonderful writing. We will look at how Rick has described Carter and Sadie's experiences and used vivid vocabulary as well as similes and personification to create some incredibly detailed versions of our own. Soon you will be able to take a look at the wonderful work produced by Kahlo class.
History - Ancient Egyptians
This term, we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians and understanding their role in our world today. We will explore the achievements of this earliest civilization and learn about where and when they first appeared. We will learn about Ancient Egyptian's Gods and Goddesses, their mummification process and its importance, as well as Tutankhamun and the significance of the River Nile.
Science - Animals including Humans
In this topic, we will explore how our circulatory system works and how water and nutrients travel through animals and our bodies. We will identify and compare the vital organs and understand how our heart pumps blood around our body. We will learn about our heart rate and how to measure our pulse. We will learn about our resting heart rate and activities and habits that can improve and hinder our heart rate. We will explore what it means to be healthy and what can should and should not do to look after ourselves in the best ways we can.
Things to Remember:
Reading books and records need to be in class EVERYDAY.
Our PE day is Friday- we will have two PE lessons and complete our 5th day of the weekly mile. Please wear your PE kit to school for the entire day
Spellings, Reading and Arithmetic practice e.g. Times Tables take place in school everyday.
Class home learning is set on Fridays and is to be handed in by Wednesdays. Our new Whole School Home Learning challenges you will be notified of the due date via your class teacher, the website and Facebook.
Due to restrictions with COVID-19, we are trying to keep home learning as virtual and contained as possible. We will be sending spelling lists home, which do not need to come back into school. Any other work that we do send home, we will not expect to come back into school again to limit contact between home and school. So, below you will find some very helpful documents.
1. Spelling lists for 5/6. Children need to know and work on these spellings.
2. Times tables: I have attached a document that has all times tables that children in our Year 5/6 need to know and practise.
3. Reading - I have attached some reading guidance on types of questions and conversations that would be really helpful for you to do with your child at home. The more they read, the better they are at reading!
If you need any help or guidance, feel free to get in touch with me on our class email address: