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Year 6

Welcome to Y6!

 

General Information

 

Staff: 

Teachers: Mr Shackshaft and Miss Grayson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bell (Monday- Wednesday), Mrs Flint (Wednesday-Friday) and Mrs Little

 

P.E: 

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

Some 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. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by sharing them with the year group's Twitter page. 

 

Topics covered:

Spring 2

Mysterious Maya

 

Take a leap back in time to one of the most powerful and advanced civilisations to ever walk the Earth- the Maya. From gory sacrifice to inventing the calendar, the Maya were certainly an interesting bunch. So come with us on our learning adventure into the far away world of historical Mesoamerica.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Spring 2

 

The Hero Twins: Against The Lords Of Death by Jolley Dan

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?

 

Middleworld by J&P Voelkel

Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy, video-gamer extraordinaire, is furious when his archaeologist parents cancel the family vacation to go on a dig in Central America. But things go from bad to worse when Max is summoned to join them, only to discover that his parents have vanished. With the help of Lola, a fast-talking, quick-thinking Maya girl, Max embarks on a quest to find out just what’s going on. Soon Max and Lola are running for their lives in the perilous rainforest, as they unlock ancient secrets, meet mysterious strangers, and begin to understand that, in San Xavier, nothing is ever as it seems.Fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to Max Murphy. But can a teen whose biggest talent is for video games rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save himself from the villainous Lords of Death?

 

Mayan Civilization by Clare Hibbert 

Who were the Maya? Why did the Maya build temples? What was Mayan writing like? How did the Maya dress? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about Mayan civilisation. The detective shows readers how to make a pictorial timeline of important Mayan kings, construct your own model pyramid, based on a real Mayan one and find ways to make delicious Mayan meals. 

 

The Maya and Chichén Itzá (Time Travel Guides) by Ben Hubbard

Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'.

 

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