Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 is the final year of your time at Elms Farm! In this year, we work hard to improve our independence and maturity in preparation for secondary school and look at how we can become a role model to the younger children. We also have our SATs examinations that we are preparing for in May.
Our topics encompass a range of activities and learning from all around the globe.
Hola Mexico, where we learn all about the Mayans and their traditions; compare cultures with Mexican children in rural and urban areas; explore the works of Frida Kahlo; and enjoy the book Holes, learning all about Stanley Yelnats and his misfortune.
Our second topic is Frozen Kingdom, in which we investigate colder climates of the world and the Arctic regions; look at adaptation of plants and animals to their harsh climate; look at environmental issues affecting our Polar ice caps and oceans; explore the journeys of Edmund Hillary, Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott; and even travel to the magical world of Narnia or join the Polar Bear Explorers Club with our class texts.
After Christmas, we move to study A Child's War, where we study the second World War in detail; read the heartwarming story of Goodnight Mister Tom; look at the troubles and difficulties of evacuaees; create speeches from Princess Elizabeth; and spend time creating and testing our own Anderson Shelters.
Our final topic is Revolution, which looks at Victorian Britain and how our country has developed since the Industrial Revolution. We study Queen Victoria; the different roles of children; the exhibition of Crystal Palace; the incredible works of William Morris; and look into the life of a Street Child in our class text.
Our children love being in Year 6 and the younger children look forward to it!
Our team works incredibly hard and look forward to you seeing all of our exceptional work!