Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to the Year 6 page. This is where you will find news, pictures and work samples of the activities that Year 6 children have been involved in. If you have any ideas for this page, please let Mrs Smith or Mrs Carrick know! (The more the merrier).
Take a look at the Kids’ Zone; there are some fantastic games to play!
Our website is full of exciting areas to visit and links to other websites to help you with learning. You can even vote for your favourite!
We have left a taster of last Year 6 class for the time being.
A great day was had by all at the Westminster Archives when Year 6 met author and illustrator Michael Foreman! Thank you also to Mr Daniel who showed us some fantastic ww1 and ww2 artifacts and explained events from these wars.
We are very proud of our Year 6 children who heartily sang several Christmas carols today in Bexleyheath Broadway. Even the chill of the cold December air did not damped their enthusiasm. A big thank you to their parents and child minders who ensured the children arrived on time.
Thank you to Mr Wald for coming in to teach Year 6 about forces. The children had an exciting afternoon carrying out various experiments (like bending water) and testing hypotheses. It was fun working out if it was a force moving an object or if it was MAGIC! Of course the children know the right answer...
Mr Wald will be visiting us again on the 16th March to teach the children about electricity!
This term Year 6 will focus on learning about the two world wars. To enhance their learning Mr Daniel, from the Westminster Archives, will present several in-school sessions. The children will have a wonderful opportunity to handle real WW1 and WW2 objects, learn songs from the time period and participate in drama activities.
They will also learn about the fascinating story of Captain Lawrence Jones (son of Rev. Gustave Jones, Vicar of St Paulinus during WW1) on the centenary of his death.
Later in November and December the children will be visiting Horse Guards Parade, Westminister Abbey and the Abbey Centre, where they will learn about particular soldiers and the story behind the Unknown Warrior. Year 6 will meet author and illustrator Michael Foreman and join in with a short service of remembrance in Westminster Abbey around the Tomb of the Unknown warrior.
Gary and Chris from the MOD Theatre Company, will work for two days with the children to produce an amazing production retelling the story of Wilfred Salmon (an Australian pilot) who fought in WW1 and died at Joyce Green Air Strip - he is buried at Dartford Cemetry. Their performance will be performed at Hall Place on 30th November, in front of parents, councillors and the Mayor of Bexley!
Year 6 have been learning about the history of The Houses of Parliament. They began with a look at the time line of Parliament, picking out important events and researching them using the internet. On Tuesday they learnt about how laws are made and the Queens State Opening of Parliament.
On Wednesday the children formed political parties, with each party writing their own manifesto and presenting it to the class. Together they debated several issues like: fox hunting, smoking, and should homework be compulsory? Everyone had a great time which concluded with an election. Congratulation to the DDMRF party who won by a narrow majority.
A Child's War
Year 6 have a very exciting topic this half term, learning about what it was like to be a child during World War 2.
Year 6 Hosts A 1945 Street Party.
A fantastic street party took place on Monday 20th October. Thank you to all the guests who helped to make the occasion a memorable event.
Earlier in the day, the children had fun preparing the food and making decorations.
At 2pm guests were welcomed by the children, served a good old fashioned English Cuppa and offered some scrumptious cakes, paste sandwiches, jelly and biscuits. The party continued with a topical sing-along, accompanied by Mrs Davey on the piano (many thanks). This was followed by a game of Bingo (Housey-Housey). Later, guests and children challenged each other to games of conkers and marbles.
The hall decorations were absolutely fantastic, setting the ambience for the occasion. My most grateful thanks go to Mrs Sukonik, Ms Harris and Mrs Hughes, who worked tirelessly throughout the day supporting the children and myself to ensure the party was a great success!