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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Year 6       

Welcome to Year 6 Information page

Staff:

Mrs Crowden     Mr Riley     Mrs Poynton     Dr Welchman

Mrs Stanyon, Mrs Mee, Mrs Hawthorn, Mrs Bristow and Mrs Herbert

Homework:                               

Homework in year 6 is a piece of English and Maths each week as well as spellings for a weekly test on a Friday (Thursday for Mrs Crowden's set). Homework is linked to class work and will assist in your child's learning.

Homework is given on a weekly basis. Please ensure your child completes this and returns it on the due date. If your child misplaces their homework, a copy can be found in their English or Maths classroom.

Indoor PE will be on Wednesday for 6B and 6R and Friday for 6G. Please remember kits (white t-shirt and white shorts) and also that kits should be clearly named. Games will be on Tuesday for all three classes. Please make sure that your child has warm clothes as the weather starts to get colder.

AUTUMN TOPICS (click on the links below):

The Age of Change (Victorians)

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians.html

SCIENCE: Electricity (linked to DT topic of headtorches)

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http://www.explainthatstuff.com/electricity.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/electrical_circuits/read/1/

SCIENCE: Forces

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/read/1/

ENGLISH: 'Moondial' and 'A Christmas Carol' (classic fiction)

MATHS: Place Value, Reasoning, Problem solving, Fractions, Four Operations

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: Torches

PE: Gymnastics

GAMES: Cricket, Tennis, Football, High-5 Netball

ICT: E-Safety, typing, researching and Espresso Coding

Pumping Station visit:

Year 6 will have a fantastic time visiting the Pumping Station at Claymills in Stretton. The children will take part in lots of different activities such as shovelling coal, observing a blacksmith and watching the beam engines at work. Below are some images from last year to demonstrate these exciting opportunities. 

 

 

 

 

Some quotes from the visit:

"I found the day very enjoyable and interesting, so much that I did not want it to come to an end!" Ruby

"The day was amazing....It was a brilliant day!" Harriett

"When I got back I had a smile on my face....you won't regret it if you go!" Sam

"I am now extremely interested in the station and I'm so glad people maintained the building so we can find out about it. Also, I learned extremely cool facts and if I could I would go there again." Nicolas

"I found the whole day interesting and learned a lot about how Claymills Pumping Station made the homes of Burton healthier. The station was absolutely self-contained with blacksmiths for repairings and offered workers housing. I would love to go again!" Betty

"All in all I really thought the visit was very interesting and I loved learning about it. I really would like to go there again. Now I understand about the Pumping Station and why the Victorians needed it. I also understand more about the power of steam and its many uses." Bethany