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Dear Mr Follen
I just wanted to email you to say what a fabulous day we have had today with your Year 6 children. As you know we host a visit for your Yr6s, at the Moors National Park Centre, whilst they stay at Cober Hill on their residential.
Your children are brilliant.
They are focussed, engaged and come with many questions about the habitats and animals of the North York Moors National Park.
Your staff are equally as good and rather than view their visit with us as a day free from teaching and responsibility, they are actively involved and helpful, ensuring the children get as much from their visit as possible. They ensure the children are fully primed and ready to learn. Your school has been using our services for many years and your visits are one of the highlights of our year, we really do look forward to welcoming you all.
Please do pass on my comments to all staff and children as they are a real credit to your school.
With Kind regards
Head of Education and Youth Engagement
North York Moors National Park Authority
The Moors National Park Centre
Tel: 01439 772700 ext 1004
Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 Topics
Autumn - Darwin's Delights
Spring Term - A Child's War
Summer 1 - Blood Heart
Summer 2 - Puberty
Day 1 - The Deep. All the children arrived safely at their first destination - The Deep. Children explored a range of environments at different depths of the ocean and saw a variety of marine life - the penguins appeared to be really popular. They also had a workshop discovering fossils and how they tell us so much about the past.
Ship ahoy! We're off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle.
Stop at the magical Galapagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.
See how animals adapt to their environment over time. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It's a scary thought!
Ready to trace the origin of species? Let's set sail!
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble." Enter the murky and mysterious world of Macbeth and his rise to power. Discover the characters that help or hinder his desire to become King. Will he retain his crown?
A CHILD'S WAR
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
Make do and mend - show your creative side by turning bits of scrap into entertaining games and experience what life was like as a child from that time.
ILP Focus - History
English - Letters; Diaries, Information texts, Explanation texts, Poetry, Persuasive speeches, Newspaper articles.
History - The Second World War.
Computing - Using Search Technologies, using presentation software.
D&T - Building Structures,
Geography - Human Geography
P.E - Competitive Games, Dance
PSHE - Empathising with people in different times
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry... blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let's explore the circulatory system with its veins, arteries and chambers up close and understand how they all work hard to move blood around our bodies.
Find out how to keep our heart happy with cardiovascular exercise. On your marks, get set, go!
Change is happening all around us - and to us. Let us take you on a journey to discover how single cells turn into fully grown adults. Identify the changes that occur on our bodies and how to cope with them during the transitional stage of puberty.
Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing to participate in P.E lessons. P.E lessons for each class are listed below:
6D - Monday
6L - Monday
6M - Monday
6R - Monday
6D - Tuesday
6L - Tuesday
6M - Tuesday
6R - Tuesday
During the summer term, we aim to be outside on the field or playground for both P.E. lessons. On the rare occasion that is really hot/sunny days, it is advisable that your child comes into school having applied sun-cream and wears a sun-hat /cap as we anticipate to be outside for long periods of time!
Bitesize SATs Revision - Practise for your SATs with these activities in English, Maths and Science.
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/sats/index.html - More great maths practice.