Spring Term 2018 Curriculum Overview for Parents
Welcome to Class 6M with Mrs Mussenden
Welcome to Year 6, the final chapter of junior school! A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenge!
In Year 6, the children will be expected to work hard but in return, they will be rewarded with many happy memories,
lasting friendships and an increased confidence to take them onto their next adventure.
World Book Day
On Wednesday 7th March, we celebrated World Book Day; the theme was to dress-uo as a character from a book written
by a female author. We had a fantastic range of characters including Horrid Henry, Tom Gates, Mary Poppins and many
Harry Potter characters! Obviously, we have a lot of Harry Potter fans in the classroom!
Murder at Sunnymede!
As some of you may be aware, on Tuesday 20th February, Mrs Southgate was found murdered! Mrs Mussenden,
Miss Wilcox and Mrs Whybrow were the suspects and children spent the morning justifying
who they believed the killer was and why. Linked to our topic on crime scenes this half-term, the children will be finding out
about Sherlock Holmes and writing police reports about Tuesday.
Learning about puppets in design and technology, the children worked in groups to make their own Day of the Dead
marionettes. They had great fun learning new skills such as how to use a saw and hand drill correctly;
they might be able to help at home with the DIY now!
A big thank you to friends and family who supported our year 6 Fair Trade Enterprise Day.
Working collaboratively, the children learnt to budget; measure out ingredients; make their products; write persuasive
leaflets and produce eye-catching stalls to entince customers, as well as learning about the importance of Fairtrade.We made a massive profit of £300 and all monies raised will go towards the cost of the Harry Potter trip next term.
In mathematics, we have been recognising, estimating and investigating using units of length, mass and capacity.
Fortunately, we didn't get too wet!
In geography, the children have been learning about natural disasters such as earhtquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes.
To describe and explain how volcanoes are formed, the children made chatterboxes.
Have you ever wondered why a marathon is 26 miles long? As part of our Ancient Greek topic, we learnt about
The Battle of Marathon. According to legends, the first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides
from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C.
In groups, we wrote a rap to tell the story and performed it to the rest of the class.
Kingswood Activity Week