September 2021 - Welcome to Year 6. This year you have a new class name - Bengal Tigers and we are also known as 6JP.
I’m looking forward to us learning about the Bengal Tiger, what a magnificent animal it is! Perhaps you would like to find out lots of fascinating facts to bring to show me on our first day back at school in September.
Recently, I sketched a picture of a tiger and really enjoyed doing it - why don’t you draw or paint a picture of a tiger too? I will give diligence dots to children who bring research and/or pictures to show me in September.
Hello Bengal Tigers,
I’m very excited about our year together and I’m looking forward to greeting you all in September when you return to school on Thursday September 2nd 2021.
We have lots of exciting learning waiting for us; a great history topic which will involve you becoming history detectives. You will learn about our village of Kiveton through time. We will be researching how the village has grown and developed from long ago when only a handful of people lived here. We will focus on specific times in history such as life during WW1 and WW2 and how it affected the lives of people living in our area at that time. Many of you may already know that Kiveton Colliery played a huge part in shaping our village. We will be taking you on a trip to learn more about coal mining and the lives of people who lived in this colliery village. Later on we will be going back in time to the 1930s, on a journey following the life of a boy called Leo who travelled to England in 1938 on the Kindertransport. To do this we will take you to The National Holocaust Museum where you will have the amazing opportunity to meet a survivor of the Kindertransport and listen to their story.
In September we will focus on learning how to keep yourself safe in all aspects of your life. We will be taking you to Crucial Crew which is in Hellaby. You will spend the day on a set, visiting a magistrates court, a park, a shop, a street and a hospital where you will take part in various scenarios where you will be helped to learn how to keep yourself safe. It will be a great day and vitally important.
In science we have many topics planned; we will begin by learning about fossils and what is beneath our feet - this links to learning about coal mining in history. Later we will also be learning about the heart and the circulatory system in science.
Many of you know that I love singing and playing the piano; you’re going to learn new songs (including some two part songs and rounds) you will also learn how to write rhythms and compose music yourself.
If you would like to do some research during your summer holiday then try to find out about Kiveton back in 1914 - 1918. Perhaps you could find places around the village where you can learn about the past. You could take photos or draw a picture. If it’s raining and you can’t get outside there is a great website where you can learn about Kiveton.
I love reading and hope you do too. Right now I’m reading a fantastic book called The Day I Fell Into A Fairytale ( I shared some of this book with my last class and they loved it). When you return to school please tell me about a book you’ve read this summer.
Being active is very important and great fun too. This year (hopefully we’ll have some dry, sunny days) try to do lots of walking, cycling and other sports. When you are in school in September we’ll start by doing cross country and running/walking a mile. Our PE days will be on Monday and Tuesday, so you will need to remember your PE kit so you can get changed.
If you would like to make a scrapbook of your summer activities I would love to see it in September.
However you spend your summer, stay safe, have fun and look forward to being in Year 6 - it’s going to be great!