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What are we getting up to in Year 6?

Welcome to Year 6! We are looking forward to working with you this year and offering many exciting and memorable learning opportunities for the children in their final year at FCJA. If you have any questions, please come and see us at our classroom doors between 8:45 and 8:55 am, or at 3:15pm.

Best wishes,

Y6 Teaching Team

Autumn Term:

This term our project, 'Give a little, gain a lot!' focuses on refugees and the homeless. We are looking into why people end up in these difficult situations and as a Year group, we will be investigating what we can do to support people. First of all we will generating ideas for how to raise awareness for people in these situations, which will in turn enable us to be more involved with our local community.

Spring Term:

This term our project title is a science theme called, 'Always Wonder'. We will be first of all be looking into how our hearts works, having hands on experience of dissecting real lambs hearts in doing so. Following this we will look more closley at how oxygen is transported around the body and will use this information to write an explanation text. After this we will explore electricity with children, utilising their knowledge to design and build their very own security alarm system. During the end of the term we will be finding out about animal classification and will collate all of this knowledge into an interactive science fair in school. During the middle of the term we will be able to feed our curiosity even more when visiting the Science Museum in London. We will also be visiting the Houses of Parliament on this trip! I hope you will agree - a very exciting term for us in Year 6!

Summer Term: "We'll Meet Again!"

This Term Year 6 have been transported back to 1940s Britain in a WWII-inspired project titled, "We'll Meet Again!" The driver for the project will see the children write their own end of year production which will be characterised with songs and performances from that era. Throughout the term children will be conducting primary and secondary research from that period to gain a greater insight into what life was like in Great Britain and other parts of Europe during that time. The highlight of the term will see Year 6s travel to Winchcombe to become evacuees for the day where they will have the chance to ride aboard a steam train and speak with real evacuees. All in all a very exciting term full of rich learning opportunities as well as lots of fun! We look forward to sharing our experiences with you at the end of the term in our performance!