Welcome to the Y6Mc Class Page!
Our Summer term key question is...
Why should I take a walk in the park?
This term we will be spending a lot of time reading, analysing and investigating the story, "Voices in the Park" by Anthony Browne.
The learning that we produce over the term will be displayed in an exhibition at the end of the topic.
Our Spring key question was...
Is it too late to save our rainforest?
We were investigating life in the rainforest (including humans, plants and animals) and the threats they face.
In our music learning, we thought carefully about the sounds of the rainforest and how we could recreate these using percussion instruments, our classroom environment and even our bodies. We decided to start with drops of rain building up to storms with animals noises and even a tree falling due to deforestation. Watch the video and see if you can spot which sounds represent what!
Autumn's learning journey...
How would my life be different if I had been born in the 1800s?
Read on to find out about the learning in our class team!
In our school, we are subscribed to the website Active Learn so we can take part in the Bug Club. We can read books and answer questions from the books and also learn about areas of SPaG and play games based on our SPaG learning.
Remember to go on at home if you have the internet! It works on both tablets and computers. If you have forgotten your username and password, ask Ms McCarty.
Visiting Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University during Careers Week
Year 5 and Year 6 visited Sheffield Hallam University to learn about student life and career options from university. We learnt about what university is, what you do while you are there, what it is like to be a student and also had a tour of part of the campus. We visited their huge library and some of the lecture theatres too. We learnt a lot and lots of us are now desperate to go to university ourselves!
In the afternoon, we toured Sheffield city centre, finding as many jobs as we could around the landmarks of Sheffield - we ended up with over 200 jobs on our list from the places we visited! It was lots of fun and we thought very carefully about the jobs we could do as adults.
Crucial Crew Trip
Year 6 visited Crucial Crew to take part in activities teaching them all about how to deal with and avoid dangerous situations as they grow older and more independent. The day involved the children facing simulated emergency situations and learning how to deal with them by reading the situation, acting sensibly or calling for help. We met staff from Rotherham Road Safety, South Yorkshire Police and Fire and Rescue, First bus company and the magistrate court. It was a really informative and interesting day!
Over Autumn term, we will be investigating this question through all of our learning. We will be ending with an exhibition of the fantastic creations we have made (like Victorian peg dolls) and Victorian inspired food.
We started out our topic with an incredible trip back in time to a Victorian classroom with the most strict teacher we have ever met! We experienced first-hand what life was like as a Victorian child, taking a real child's name and walking in their footsteps. We played games, played with toys and even washed clothes the way Victorians would have done.
Take a look at the pictures below to see our fantastic day!
Our Victorian Classroom!
Our classroom has been transformed into a half-poor, half-rich Victorian household. We created beautiful William Morris-inspired wallpaper to help decorate our classroom. Come visit our classroom to take a look!