Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Welcome to Year 6

Here is an update on the curriculum for Year 6 during this term:

Following our updated curriculum, we will shortly be beginning our new focus question: Did Adolf Hitler change the world?

Our focus questions help us to accumulate knowledge over the course of this academic year to be able to answer our big question: Can one person change the world?

During this focus, in history, we will begin by exploring propaganda. Children should gain an awareness of and be able to identify and explain what propaganda is. They will then look at how this mechanism was used by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party to support their rise to power. Additionally, the children will look at describing, in detail, historical events from the period studied including those which escalated to the outbreak of the Second World War, the Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbour. Furthermore, the children will look at explaining how aspects of history have had an impact elsewhere in the world by considering a number of technological advancements which occurred during WW2. Finally, the children will use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past, by looking at sources to answer the question ‘Did the World War improve people’s lives?’ They will consider aspects such as education and the role of women.

In geography, the children will get better at naming and locating counties and cities, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics by exploring the countries involved in WW2 – the allies and axis powers. They will also explore the use of the eight points of a compass and four and six-figure grid references to build their knowledge of the wider world through the context of troop mobility.

Technical Drawing 

Year 6 have been learning about John Harrison and the inventions of his marine chronometers. In art, we have looked at his technical drawings and have tried to replicate technical drawings of the inner workings of pocket watches. The children used compasses to aid with this. 

Our 30 Things Challenge

Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.

We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!

For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.  

View the
"My 30 Things Passport"

Year 6 Class Staff

Mrs Porter

Mrs Porter

Class Teacher

Ms Koca

Viv Koca

Teaching Assistant

Homework

To view your homework and upload your completed pieces, please visit our class Padlet

Class Padlet

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Water Safety

Hi everyone,  I hope you are all keeping well and staying active.  Unfortunately we are not able to go swimming at the moment, however this week is Drowning Prevention Week so I thought it would be nice to at least think about swimming and water safety.  There are some activities here that you may like to do, either print off, do in your books or on plain paper. 

When you are out and about near rivers, lakes or at the beach or playing in paddling pools, remember to follow the Water Safety Code to keep yourself and others safe around water.

Mrs Rous, Swimming Teacher

Drowning Prevention Week

Christingles 16 December

Year 6 discussed the symbolism of a christingle and made their own ahead of our service tomorrow.

Christmas Lunch 15 December

Christmas 1 December

As a reward for their excellent behaviour, Year 6 decorated the school’s Christmas tree.


DT 2 November

To end our focus 1 learning, the children have been learning about the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. They have focused on the Cam Hammer. They designed and made their own versions of this invention. They were able to use saws, drill bits and glue guns.










Hedgehog Hunt

The Y6 children enjoyed partaking in a sponsored hedgehog hunt to raise money for new changing rooms for the school’s swimming pool.

Harvest Festival

DT 19 October

In DT, the children are going to be replicating Leonardo Da Vinci’s design of a cam hammer. In preparation for this, they learnt the name of different types of cams and experimented with how their shape effects the movement of the follower.

Hockey 15 October

The children have been practising their hockey skills and have enjoyed playing matches

Computing 14 October

The Year 6 children have created radio plays about Bletchley Park. They have added sound clips, recorded their own sound effects and have written their own scripts.

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School Parliament 8 October

As part of our British Values, the children made speeches as to why they wanted to represent their class and be a member of school parliament. Year 6 then took part in a democratic vote and elected Scarlett and Daniel. Well done to both of you! We can’t wait to find out the impact you have on our school.

P.E. 8 October

On a wet and rainy day, Year 6 did P.E. indoors. They were looking at their aim and ball control.

Connections 5 October

Year 6 have been looking at Leonardo’s art including the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and the Vitruvian man.

They then measured to check Leonardo’s ideas on proportions.

Computing 15 September

The children researched and presented information about historical figures in computing.

Computing 15 September

The children have been using Google Sites to create detailed and informative websites including information about the people who worked at Bletchley during the war.

Connections – Geography 14 September

The children understood that Europe has a remarkably long coastline. They were calculating how far locations in Europe are away from one another by placing a length of string along the route and calculating the distance using the scale bar.

Computing 10 September

Year 6 had a talk about E-safety. 

Tennis 10 September

The children worked on control and movement skills in their tennis lesson.

Computing 4 September

The children deciphered different codes, including a Caesar Cipher, Pigpen Cipher, Acrostic Code, Nth Letter Cipher and Date Shift Cipher.