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Year 6

Welcome to Ms Pateman's class!


This half term Year 6 are becoming masters of espionage and detective work for our topic TOP SECRET!


Our reading comprehension and writing work will be inspired by Anthony Horrowitz's novel Stormbreaker and we will be using the film of this novel too to inspire some exciting and adventurous fiction writing. In art we will become art detectives, looking for clues in Picasso's abstract art, creating our own works of art and then making avatars to use as part of our computing e-safety too. In history we will research the lives and stories of some famous spies and in geography we will learn about famous natural and man-made landmarks that a spy might meet a contact at. Our science topic is about light and how we see light. Once we have mastered these science skills, we will apply these to our DT project of making a periscope - perfect for spying!



This term, homework will be set weekly in the children's English and maths text books. Spellings sent home on sheets must be learned and now, it is more important than ever, to get into the habit of reading regularly at home for 15-20 minutes at a time. If times tables are still a struggle to remember, there is a link below to practise them on the  Hit The Button website. 


 *Our PE day this half term will be Thursday (outdoor) unless the weather forces us to use the hall for indoor PE*



Today, Year 6 have been fully immersed in their new topic with a day of learning how to code-break, take finger prints, use chromatography and piece together evidence.


Year 6 had to save the world from an evil organisation and locate 006 by code-breaking exercises.  The children learnt about ‘brush passes’ and ‘dead drops’ as well as other terminology linked to the world of espionage!  Then the children had to use their detective and forensic skills to find out who the victim of a murder was, how and why were they killed and who the main suspect was...


Watch the slideshow to see Year 6 in action!