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Year 6

Welcome to year 6's webpage.

We are working hard to provide pupils and parents with an array of information that will assist our year 6 pupils with their learning, along with showcasing work, events and all manner of interesting items.

PGL 2017

 2016/2017

 

In September 2016 year 6 were introduced to John Marsden's and Shaun Tan's The Rabbits.

Using the Power of Reading the children were immersed in the literature, whilst our planning incorporated a variety of mediums to encourage pupils to developed skills at a greater depth.

The Rabbits is partly a symbolic fable about colonisation, told from the viewpoint of the colonised. An unseen narrator describes the coming of ‘rabbits’ in the most minimal detail, an encounter that is at first friendly and curious, but later darkens as it becomes apparent that the visitors are actually invaders. The style of the book is deliberately sparse and strange, with both text and image conveying an overall sense of bewilderment and anxiety as native numbat-like creatures witness environmental devastation under the wheels of a strange new culture.

We are so excited to be learning about William Shakespeare's Macbeth after Christmas.  We had a sneak peak in December and it was facinating - the children created wonderful paintings of Macbeth and these hang in our medievial castle at school.  We are planning a Medieval day in early January and hope that the children will take the opportunity to dress up, but what we are all most looking forward to is developing an understanding of the relationships and personalities relating to the  compicated and complex characters in the play.  Having read Julius Caesar in year 5 the children are very enthusiastic to learn more!

 

2015/2016

Year 6 studied the Tudors.  Using the Power of Reading we have enjoyed the book 'Treason' by Berlie Doherty.  The text has inspired the children to write some amazing narratives, along with a range of other genres.  Some examples are include here, but more can be found if you click on the link below:)

This week are embarking on an adventure, an

inspirational trip to the Globe Theatre in London - the home of William Shakespeare's plays. Culpepper & Wyatt Classes have been studying Julius Caesar, however we are going to watch Midsummer Night'sDream.  

Over the last four weeks we have been immersed in the play, we have looked at an array for different types of text for example, a graphic novel, a narrative and also an animation - examples of our work and achievements

will be published very soon.