Our Topic: Survivors
Our Power of Reading text: Survivors, By David Long
Year 6 is one of the most busy yet exciting years of your child's primary education. Over the course of this year, you will see your child grow, develop and achieve in more ways than you could imagine and it is our absolute pleasure to be a part of this journey alongside them. From staying away from home on residential trips to preparing for the transition to high school, your children will overcome challenges using the resilience and growth mindset that they've developed over the last 6 years at Dale Hall.
This page will detail some of the incredible learning opportunities your children will experience this year as well as key information, important dates and smaller updates on their day to day learning.
Our learning this half term
During Summer Term 1 we will be learning about what it means to be a true survivor.
We will be exploring true tales of extraordinary heroism from around the world.
The children will be exploring these tales through whole class reading, then delving a little deeper with the help of hot seating and group discussions.
The class will be creating recounts from the perspective of a jungle using the technique of personification plus a range of poetry designed to evoke all of the emotions you would expect from tales of bravery and courage.
Each week in topic, we will take one aspect of our stories to "dig a little deeper." This will link in with geography by providing the class with more background information on where the survival stories took place. This will involve looking at the history, culture and even the food of our given country.
The children will also be expressing themselves through art. They will be using the art of JMW Turner to create their own survival artworks.
Our Year 6 Teaching Assistants
In Year 6, our TAs are Mrs Shefford and Mrs Ward.
Mrs Ward mainly supports in Lions and Mrs Shefford in Leopards.
In the afternoons both TAs do reactive Intervention with the classes.
Other adults that teach in Year 6
Mrs Eldred will be running Forest School sessions with Year 6 throughout the school year. Each child in Year 6 will receive at least half a terms Forest school sessions on a Friday afternoon.
When your child will be having these sessions will be communicated to you via DOJO.
Mrs Powell is our new cover supervisor to Dale Hall. She will be releasing Miss Killeen on a Wednesday afternoon to teach PSHE and Art to Leopards and will be covering Miss Killeen's PPA on a Thursday afternoon where she will be teaching RE.
She will also be teaching Lions on a Friday, taking over the role of Mrs Goodfellow's job share from Mrs Graham.
The children will know Ant of Premier Sport well as he has been working at Dale Hall to support and implement the teaching of Sport for some time now.
He will be teaching PE to Lions on a Thursday to release Mrs Goodfellow for her PPA time and then teaching PE to Leopards on a Friday afternoon.