Welcome to Year 6!
Our topic this term is...
Just like the mysteries that surround the Ancient Egyptians, our topic is also unknown. Why? Because the children are going to research it, plan it, learn it and teach it! This is a unique opportunity where I take a back seat, and the children take charge. What mysteries and religious beliefs of this great civilization, that still fascinate scholars today, will they want to uncover?
Planning: What do the children want to learn?
Texts to inspire and help us uncover Egypt’s mysteries…
Myths, Legends and 'The Three Eyes’…
Let me introduce you to...
HIS DARK MATERIALS
Under the title of ‘His Dark Materials’, our topic this term is inspired by our two class novels: A Monster Calls and Northern Lights. Both stories teem with complex themes and plot lines, set to challenge our ideas, our perceptions; our knowledge, and the unknown. With a ‘Monster’ in his mind and a Daemon by her side, we step into the shoes of the story’s protagonists: Conor and Lyra. By comparing their characters, we empathise, we infer and we try to understand the obstacles they face and the decisions they make on their personal journey. From the ‘Darkness’ that plagues Conor’s nightmare to the ‘Dark Materials’ that rule Lyra’s past, present and future – the one thing these children have in common - is their quest for the Truth. So our quest, through this topic of contrasts, as we band from South to North, fact to fiction and Good to Bad - is to uncover what that ‘truth’ is - for them, and for us…
A Monster Calls
What an incredible first term we have had, and what a powerful literary and learning experience it has proven to be. As we have lived and breathed Conor's heart-wrenching but poignant journey to his 'Truth' in A Monster Calls; we have not only been challenged to find 'Truths' in all our learning; but inspired to face and begin to discover our own...
The Great War
‘Over by Christmas’ they said… Little did the people of Great Britain know that this was set to be ‘a war to end all wars’; a war of human tragedy on a global scale - a war that would last four dark years, bringing death to over twenty one million lives, destruction and total devastation as it carved its relentless path. Beginning in Europe in 1914, this was a war that touched all corners of the world – from the South Atlantic in the West, to the ports of China in the East. Sparking revolutions, toppling once-great empires and changing the political map of Europe forever…. Little did the people of Great Britain know, the terrible impact of The Great War.
Dates for your diary
17th January - Flamenco KS2 visit.
3rd February – Midyear reports sent to parents
9th February – KPSA Film night
13th- 17th February – Half term
27th Feb – 10th March – Fairtrade fortnight
7th March - U11 Boys Hockey
8th March – Y6 Open door (3:00-3:30)
27th March - Year 6 Residential to Yenworthy
4th April – KPSA Easter Bingo
5th April - Parents’ evening (3:20-6:30)
6th April - Parents’ evening (3:20-6:00)
7th April – School closes for Easter holidays (2:00)