Year 6 Class Page
Welcome to Year 6!
This half term, we are focusing on a whole range of topics and stimuli in order to create incredible pieces of writing. We are currently looking at the horrific D-Day landings in France during the Second World War - this has led to some vivid, poignant imagery!
The Victorian Revolution
Whilst researching our topic of the Victorians, we found lots of interesting facts and information!
Did you know that the Victorians changed the way Britain's towns and cities looked. As well as extensive housing to accommodate the newly arrived factory workers, the Victorians built schools, libraries, bridges, theatres, stations, shops and hospitals. They also built Big Ben and Tower Bridge, both of which are iconic symbols of London today.
School life was different during the Victorian era (not at all like Allens Croft today!) At the start of Victoria's reign, only wealthy children went to school or had tutors, because education was not free. Girls were taught skills such as sewing or cooking, while boys were taught subjects such as reading and arithmetic (maths).
Poorer children were sent out to work and never learnt how to read or write. This changed during Queen Victoria's reign.
As a class, we have produced lots of writing and interesting fact files. We use Street Child by Berlie Doherty as the main stimulus for our writing- we loved it!
World Book Day 2019
For World Book Day, we celebrated as dressing up as our favourite book characters. We completed a variety of reading, writing and maths tasks relating to our chosen books!
Roald Dahl Day 2018
Year 6 celebrated Roald Dahl Day by completing some artwork in the style of Quentin Blake. We took our favourite Dahl stories and poems and generated artwork to match.
As part of our topic work, we investigated the life of a penguin and produced some amazing mixed media artwork using charcoal, paint and chalk. We have also been looking closely at the story of the Titanic and its untimely demise. Children have written across many non-fictional genres, producing some incredible persuasive and informative pieces.