Welcome to our new Year 6 pupils! The staff are really looking forward to teaching and learning with you this coming year!
The staff in Year 6 are as follows:
6LS - Mr S. Lowe (Teacher), Mrs R. Spellman, Miss S. Mahmood (Teaching Assistants)
6DS - Mr D. Smith (Teacher), Miss S. Thomas (Teaching Assistant)
6HL - Mrs H Lees (Teacher), Mrs A. Fisher (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs S. Lord & Mrs J. Palit - PPA Teachers
We have got some exciting topics and activities planned for you this year! Our first topic is 'Deutschland' and will see us learning about the geography, history, language and culture of Germany. Our studies will include the Berlin Wall, playing classical music and having our very own Oktoberfest!
Below are the Knowledge Organisers for Autumn 1 and 2 and the Yearly Overview (the Long Term Plan of all the learning that will take place during Year 6).
Here are some useful websites to help your child whilst learning at home:
For weekly homework and in the case of closure please access Google Classrooms at https://edu.google.com/intl/en_uk/products/classroom/
Also remember to access your Times Tables Rockstars at www.ttrockstars.com
For R.E. resources and activities why not visit https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent
Parents could also use the BBC Bitesize online daily lesson service that has been made using https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Parents could also use the Oak National Academy online daily lessons and quizzes using https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule
Parents can also use Twinkl to support their childs learning at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
Also why not learn a new skill and play chess using www.chesskids.com
Also check the music class page for music activities set by Mrs Hemmingway that are suitable for all year groups https://www.stthomasfeatherstone.co.uk/class-pages/music
Some fun activities from the RSPB https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/
Some fun activities from The Woodland Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/
Google Classroom help guides
Below is a link to a website which provides help with downloading the Google Classroom app, as well as installing Google Docs and Google Slides:
Here is a link to a site which explains how to use Google Classroom:
This term we are looking at The Renaissance. We found out that Renaissance started in Florence, Italy, a place with a rich cultural history where wealthy citizens could afford to support budding artists. Members of the powerful Medici family, which ruled Florence for more than 60 years, were famous backers of the movement. We started by looking at the life and work of Leonard Da VInci. Children have created a biography of his life, looked at perspective by recreating The Last Supper and even brought Mona Lisa bang up to date by placing her in 2020. Can you spot the ones placed in Featherstone?
Renaissance Maths - In Maths, children investigated Leonardo's Vetruvian Man theory by measuring their limbs and finding out what the relationship was between the measurements.
In Science, Year 6 are looking at Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. We found out that Darwin's theories were not very popular and he was often ridiculed by the press of the time!
Topic 1 - GERMANY
Well, Year 6 certainly threw themselves into our first topic - Germany. We found out about the Berlin Wall and held our breath as we read about the daring escape attempts by those imprisoned behind the iron curtain. We followed Gerta and her family in our class book, Night Divided which brought to life what life was really like for those families separated by the wall. We immersed ourselves in German culture, learning the language and sampling some delicious (and some not so delicious) traditional German foods. Finally, we celebrated our own Featherstone Oktoberfest, creating our own headgear, learning the Schuhplattler and singing the traditional Bavarian Prost song. What a start to the term!
Congratulations to Chloe for bringing home the gold in the recent Virtual British and English Age Group Championships - what an inspiration she is!