Year 6 - Kestrels 2022/2023

Kestrels 2022/23
Welcome to the Year 6 Page.
Welcome to the Spring Term. Below you will find links, infromation and support about coming topics and events this term.
Spring Birds GIF - Spring Birds Its Spring GIFs

Mr Hamilton and Mrs Henson.
Updated 08/01/23

Click here to see our curriculum map for the year
Ask Me Abouts
Ask me abouts will be added to the school website fortnightly to keep you informed about what we have been doing and what we intend to do.
In the Spring term we will be exploring decimals, percentages and ratio. We will be giving the children lots of opportunities to develop their arithmetic skills.
Use  BBC bitesize for support.
Please continue to encourage the children to use the
link below to explore maths skills through games.
Don't forget to continue visiting Times Tables Rockstars to build and devleop on times tables knowledge, as a good recall of times tables facts makes the other learning much easier.

Maths Games for KS2: designed by a teacher for teachers - Mathsframe
Humanities: World War Two
We will be finding out about the Battle of Britain; exploring  life for an evacuee and discovering the role  women played throughout the war.
There is lots of clips and information for the children to explore through the BBC link:
Second world war British propaganda posters – in pictures | Art and design  | The Guardian

Some of the books we will be exploring this term, should you wish to read ahead...
This term the class reader will be Goodnight, Mr Tom.
Goodnight Mister Tom: Michelle Magorian (A Puffin Book) : Magorian,  Michelle: BooksThe Arrival | Centre for Literacy in Primary EducationBest children's books about WWII | TheSchoolRunRose Blanche : McEwan, Ian, Innocenti, Roberto: Books
Spelling and Grammar
Both topics will be covered throughout year 6, through all our learning. Use the link below to the excellent Topmarks site for games and activities which will help you with your learning.
We will be exploring excel spreadsheets and beginning our coding this term.
Why not have a go at the Band Runner game from the Think U Know site, to see how e-safe you are?
What are viruses and malware?
E-safety - Mersey Park Primary School
Play the Thinkuknow Band Runner game - Own It - BBC
Your Science topics will be:
Light and Evolution and Inheritance
Get ahead with your learning through the BBC links below.

We will be finding out about the work of Henry Moore, with a focus on his work as a war artist.
Use the link to visit the Tate Modern for kids...
Grey Tube Shelter', Henry Moore OM, CH, 1940 | Tate


We will be exploring the questions:
‘What would Jesus do?’
‘What difference does the
resurrection make for

Find out more about the Christian religion from the link below:
What is Christianity?

Other subjects.
In PSHE we will explore:
Dreams and goals-How can I achieve my dreams and goals?
Healthy me-
What makes me happy,healthy and safe?

In PE will be covering Basketball and WW2 Dance!
We will also have French, DT(making an automata toy/WW2 recipes) and Music (WW2 tunes) to look forward to.
This will be a showcase space for work produced this year.
Please check the Artsmark link for more videos of Year 6 activities.
The STEM Ambassadors returned to year 6 as part of our DT and Science work. They informed the children of the different roles undertaken by engineers and surveyors, and ran a boat design workshop. The children got the chance to design, make, test, modify and race against each other- it was a fabulous day and the children loved the creative opportunities the day provided.
Newhaven Fort
We have visited Newhaven Fort as part of our World War Two studies. We had an amzing day which included a hands-on workshop; visits to the galleries; exploring the dark and haunted tunnels; visits to the ramparts for the stunning views and to see the gun placements.