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Year 6

Welcome to Y6!

General Information

 

Staff: The class teachers this year are Miss Parker, Mrs Rimmer (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday am) and Mr Rimmer (Thursday and Friday)

Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Bell (Monday-Wednesday), Miss Torpey (Wednesday-Friday) and Mrs Riley.

 

PPA: Our PPA is on a Wednesday (LR/HR) and Friday (CP). During this time children will be taught by Mrs Torpey.

 

P.E: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)

 

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher.  Please send any photos of your child's home learning to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk.

Topics covered:

 

Summer 2: The Mysterious Demise of the Mayans

 

During this term, the children will continue to develop their history skills based on the Ancient Mayan civilisation. They will become experts in a particular field of Mayan life and present their findings in interesting and imaginative ways.

We will also have a focus on transition and new beginnings with a view to the children moving on to secondary school and PSHE will play a large role in our learning for the half term.   

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 2

 

The Ancient Maya True Books: Ancient Civilizations by Jackie Maloy

Explore ancient Maya, including farming, daily life, and beliefs. A True Book: Ancient Civilizations series allows readers to experience what makes each ancient civilization distinctive and exceptional as well look at its influence on the some of the practices of the modern world. This series includes an age appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

 

Mayan Civilisation (Explore!) by Izzi Howell 

The Maya were an advanced civilisation that built magnificent cities in the rainforests of Central America. Find out about Mayan numbers, bloodletting rituals, and why the Maya disappeared. Inside you can read about: calendars and astronomy; how to make a mosaic mask; writing and crafts; the life of a ballplayer; city-states and the elite.
 

 

 

MAYA: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) by S Bell-Rehwoldt

From ceremonial masks to hieroglyphics, and calendars to musical instruments, Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how the Maya lived, cooked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbours through hands on building projects that use common household supplies.

 

 

 

Rain Player by David Wisniewski

The ancient Mayan belief that the future was divinely decreed and could not be changed is the basis for this original tale of a boy who must defeat the Rain God in a ball game to save his people from disaster. Mayan art and architecture were the inspiration for the spectacular cut-paper artwork. 

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