Welcome to Martin Luther King's Class Page
This year our class names have been 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! My name is Mrs Walters and I will be teaching this class each day, supported by the fabulous Miss Down. Miss Drage will have the pleasure of teaching them for a couple of hours on Monday afternoons, and Mr Blacker will be delivering P.E. on 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 glorious topics this year are:
- Autumn - World War Two
- Spring - South America
- Summer- Ancient Egypt
As you know, I have an open door policy, so please feel free to contact me if you need to discuss your child. The best way to get in touch in the current climate is via my school email address:
However, if this is tricky for you, you can catch me after school most days where I would be happy to chat (please be aware that masks will need to be worn and social distancing guidelines will need to be followed).
It's so great to be back in a routine after such a strange year; the children are happy to be back and are raring to go! I expect them to work hard during the Summer term (their last full term at Knowle before they move on to pastures new) and I will be supporting them in being the very best they can be... so far this year, they've nailed it!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any help or if you have any questions.
Our learning topic for the Summer term is 'Ancient Egypt'. This is going to be a fantastic learning opportunity for the children. We will find out why the River Nile was central to its success, and what life was like for the Egyptian people who lived under the rule of the ancient pharoahs. We will learn about the pyramids, mummification and all sorts of other interesting topics. We will be making our own canopic jars, investigating heiroglyphs and much, much more.
Year 6 Reading Stimulus
This term, our focus topic is Ancient Egypt. In our English lessons, we are reading the much loved story by Rick Riordan (The Red Pyramid); this will be the 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 travelled 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 are going to be hooked with the story from the very first chapter and I'm positive we will create some wonderful writing. We plan look at how the author has described Carter and Sadie's experiences, and we plan to use what we to create some incredibly detailed stories and versions of our own. Soon you will be able to take a look at the wonderful work we have produced.
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: