Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan
Our Teachers are: Mr Kitchin and Mrs J Edwards
Classroom Assistant is : Miss P Sutherland
Support Assistant is Mrs J Mitton Ms D Mundy
The Year 6 experience is a pivotal one for any child – they are at the end of their primary schooling and about to embark on a new phase of their lives at secondary school.
Year 6 is the culmination of a child’s time at Savile Park and is therefore hugely important, both academically and emotionally. Our aim is to provide all children with a rich curriculum and a positive and happy final year. Our challenge is to ensure that they are ready to meet the demands of secondary school and move confidently onto the next stage of their learning journey.
The children in Year 6 are aware that they face statutory national assessments this year. We call them the ‘s’ word, as we do not want to make the whole year about these tests! However, the children know that this is a year where they need to work hard and that coping with assessments is a part of life.
Homework: Given out Wednesday and due back by the following Wednesday.
PE: Tuesday and Friday
Reading: Children must read three times a week and get their reading diary signed.
Year 6 have created poems by looking at an image and then choosing a noun, a verb and an adverb. They then added connectives and prepositions to create a powerful and emotive poems.
Literacy – Eagles have written their own migrant stories using Shaun Tan’s The Arrival. The book doesn’t have any words and the story is told over one hundred pages of images.
Science – Evolution and Inheritance
As scientists we are studying Adaptation with links to:
• Adaptation of animals & plants
– Advantages / disadvantages
– Random / heritable / selective
• Darwin – Evolution theory
• Natural selection
• Forming conclusions using the evidence presented.
Maths – Investigations and Problems
Using our math skills and knowledge to explore solutions to investigations and problems.
The Mayans – as part of our topic.
As historians we are developing our historical and geographical knowledge through the study of the Mayans and the environment in which they formed their
civilization. Focus areas will be developing historical enquiry into what the Mayans did for us including, astronomy, sculpture, architecture, medicine and the number system.
We have been focusing on consolidating and extending the children’s learning to enable them to solve problems involving number, algebra, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios. We will also have a focus on 2d and 3d shape with links to volume and surface area which involve the application of formula.
We will be studying micro – organisms with links to:
• categories of micro-organism
• reasons for some common illnesses
• miro-organisms bring about decay
• micro-organisms feed and grow
• useful micro-organisms
• conclusions using scientific knowledge and understanding
Macbeth by the famous play-write William Shakespeare. The children have been accessing the text through drama and role play as well as developing narrative skills with a focus on developing settings and characters.
Children have been developing historical knowledge of the Vikings from the 1st Viking raids through to Edward the Confessor, as well as developing historical enquiry into what the Vikings did for Britain including, treaties leading co-existence and development of democracy and its links to today.
We used our sketching and water colour skills to create the book cover of Floodlands.
Floodlands – we can identify and recognise the physical features of a river at various stages on its journey. We have also studied the effect that a river can have on its locality.
Investigation – we have been developing scientific inquiries so we can create investigative questions and conduct experiments linked to the water cycle and our geography topic.