Welcome to Year 6!
Remembrance Day 2020
The children in Year 6 continue to be fascinated by our focus on World War 2 and therefore marking Remembrance Day was even more significant for them this year.
In French lessons, with Mrs Anderson they have learnt about ‘Les bleuets de France’ which are the flower chosen to commemorate in France. Les Bleuets represent the cornflowers which grew alongside poppies in the fields and blue is also the colour of the army’s uniform in France. The children have thoroughly enjoyed making their own versions which are up on display in the classrooms.
Friday 6th November 2020
This half term we are learning about Anne Frank. She was the youngest daughter in a German family who fled the country in 1933 and moved to Amsterdam. In today’s history lesson, we looked at laws introduced by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party when they came to power in Germany and how these laws persecuted Jewish people living in Germany at that time.
“Some of the laws are just frustrating, but some are really wrong.”
“This one says that they can take a Jewish person’s house away from them at anytime. That’s awful!”
“No wonder they left.”
Some of the comments made by Year 6 pupils during discussions.
We will study Anne Frank’s family in detail across this half term, but we don’t have the opportunity to read her diary at school. If your child is looking for reading materials perhaps they could try it?
Monday 2nd November 2020
Last half term, in PE lessons with Mrs Brierley, we studied Yoga. We learnt how to control our emotions and heart rate through breathing techniques and using poses like the ‘do nothing’ and ‘child’s’ pose. We practised focus and balancing though a variety of poses including: The Tree, The Chair and Dancer. We developed stamina, flexibility and flow through sun-salutations. In our final lesson, the children developed their own sun-salutation working in pairs.
This term we move onto Hiit with Mrs Brierley – High Intensity Interval Training. It’s time to sweat! So don’t forget to bring in your PE kits, trainers and water bottles. Mr Barker will be taking outdoor PE every Thursday, so bring in extra layers!