Welcome to Y6!
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 1: The Mysterious Demise of the Mayans
During this topic, the children will be developing their history skills and looking to create their own virtual museum 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. Health and physical well-being will also play an important part in their learning with the children finding out more about the circulatory system and how different substances affect the body.
Books to enjoy at home!
Racing through time to connect the clues, the team discover a Mayan tribe where an ancient relic provides a vital link to the past and the future. But not all the time riders can cope with the discovery, and one threatens to bring them all down if they can act out their revenge.
The Bird Who Cleans the World and other Mayan Fables is collection of Jakaltek Mayan folktales, first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his Guatemalan village. They deal with the themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts. Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition.
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.
Mayans looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a sacrificial pyramid or objects as beautiful and complex as the Mayan calendar, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was whom in ancient central America and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.