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Year 6

Welcome to Y6!

General Information

 

Staff: The class teachers this year are Mr ShackshaftMr Tazzyman and Mrs Marshall.

Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Bell and Mrs Flint (Thursday and Friday)

 

PPA: Our PPA is on a Thursday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Hill who delivers PSHE and Mrs Flint who will deliver Art.

 

P.E: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. At times, we may go outside for PE, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y6 classrooms.

 

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.

Home Learning Menu

Topics covered:

 

Autumn 2: North and South America

 

The children will be continuing to take a road trip down through the Americas in which we have just reached South America where we will focus on the Amazon Rainforest. We will be looking at the biodiversity in the continent of South America and the positive and negative effects of deforestation. Finally, the children will be producing a variety of different foods which take their origins from the two continents, before preparing and cooking food for a food market where parents are welcome to come and fill their bellies (for a small fee). IF THEY DARE!!!

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Autumn 2:

 

The Maya

Step back in time to Central America before the Spanish conquest and discover fascinating facts about the people who lived there.

 

 

The Hero Twins: Against The Lords Of Death (A Mayan Myth)

Can two young boys outsmart and outwit the lords of death? The Hero Twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, were blessed by the Mayan gods with special powers. But their incredible skill at playing Pok-ta-Pok, the Mayan ball game, angers the lords of Xibalba, rulers of the land of the dead. When the lords challenge them to a Pok-ta-Pok game in Xibalba, the twins know they must use all of their powers and cunning to defeat the lords' many challenges. Will they survive the land of the dead?

 

Hands-on History! Aztec & Maya

This title helps you rediscover the lost world of ancient Central America, with 450 exciting pictures and 15 step-by-step projects. You can step back in time to Central America before the Spanish conquest and discover fascinating facts about the people who lived there.

 

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