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Year 6 – Mackintosh and Morris

Welcome to Year 6. Our teaching staff are Mrs Wan (Mackintosh), Mrs Bishop and Mrs Pyzer (Morris).  Our teaching assistants are  Mrs Batten, Miss Gatherar and Miss Timpson.

PE: Year 6 have PE on a Wednesday – please ensure you wear your PE kit on this day and bring a water bottle into school with you.

Homework: Homework is set on Google Classroom on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. Homework consists of a literacy task, a maths task as well as a spelling rule and 10 spellings to learn.  Please complete six entries of your reading record each week and bring this into school each Monday to show us.

Summer Term 2022

How can we make a difference to the future?

How can we use maps to track how Hatfield has changed over the past 100 years?

Year 6 will be starting off this topic by learning about sustainability.  The children will then move into smaller groups and choose a sustainability theme that they are passionate about.  They will undertake further research about this theme and then think about ways that they can make Oak View Primary School more sustainable.  The children will share their findings with the younger years and then support the whole school in ways to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.  The children will monitor these projects throughout the term.

Year 6 will then go on to look at Ordnance Survey maps of Hatfield and learn how to use six figure grid references also using and understanding map symbols.  They will then compare these to OS maps from 100 years ago and look at the changes in land use in Hatfield since the 1920’s.  Finally, year 6 will view census data in order to further build up a picture of Hatfield during the past 100 years.

Our theme work will link with our literacy work as we will be creating some persuasive writing about sustainability.                      

Spring Term 2022

Our theme enquiry question this term is,

Is South America the same all over?

We will be learning about the continent of South American, using maps, atlases and research. The children will locate the different countries and capital cities within South America. We will be looking at the physical characteristics of the continent, including the climate, mountainous regions, desert, tundra, rainforest, oceans, rivers and lakes. We will also look at the human characteristics of South America, comparing urban life to people living in tribes. Through enquiry the pupils will explain the biggest human and physical threats to South America, focussing on environmental issues and natural disaster. Throughout their learning pupils will develop their use of geographical vocabulary as well as their enquiry skills.

Our theme work will link with our literacy and science work. We will be looking at the work of Charles Darwin and evolution.

Autumn Term 2021

Secondary Admissions 2021

Please look at the websites of the Secondary Schools you are interested in to find out more information on their Secondary Admission processes.

Our theme enquiry question this term is,

‘How have wars changed over time?’

We will be looking at a timeline of wars which have occurred in Britain since 1066 and examine the difference between a war and a battle. Through enquiry, the children will be studying the different reasons as to why wars have started and how they have been resolved. As part of this they will study the English Civil War, the start of World War 1 and how it was fought. Pupils will discover what trench warfare was like for those who took part. Following on from this we will be studying the impact of World War 2 on society. Year 6 will visit both Hatfield War Memorial and the Lincolnsfields Centre in Bushey to bring a first- hand experience of what life was like during the war. We will also be looking at how VE Day was celebrated in Hatfield.

Our theme work will link with our literacy work. We will be looking at War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and developing narrative writing using this setting and characters. The children will also be writing diary entries using their experience from their trip.