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Y6 Information for Parents


Welcome to Year Six!

The Y6 teachers are Mr Goodwin, Mr Mills and Mr Paterson, who will be supported in class by Mrs Dungworth, Mrs Sahota and Mr O'Nians. As the oldest children in Dore Primary, there is an expectation that the Y6s provide excellent role models to other children, and are fine ambassadors for the school.  Y6 children are given many responsibilities in school and in the wider community.
 
We'll Meet Again

Our first topic of the year is based on World War II. We look at evacuees, rationing, the Sheffield Blitz and the causes of the war. Children get the chance to make a war time propaganda jingle, go on an historical visit and create their own item of 'make do and mend' clothing.
 
 
 
  
 
On The Edge

In this topic we learn about the geographical features and formations of mountains and make shelters that can withstand extreme conditions (hopefully!).  From here, we learn about incredible expeditions into some of the most dangerous environments on the planet. 
 
 

 


ConquistaDOREs

In this topic children find out about the history and culture of the Aztec society. Why did the Aztecs make sacrifices? Who were the main Gods? We also explore one of the most well-loved Aztec inventions: chocolate! Children will design and create their own brand new chocolate bar - including the arduous task of taste testing some existing chocolate bars! 


We're Jammin' in Jamaica

Children study the island of Jamaica as a contrasting locality.  How is Jamaica different geographically?  Why is Jamaica different culturally?  As part of this topic, Y6 celebrate with a Caribbean Carnival!
 
 
 

Fiver Challenge: A Business Class Topic

Children get to show that they have business brain by participating in this nation-wide enterprise challenge. With just £5 of seed capital, children will attempt to build a small, yet dynamic business. At the end of the challenge, the £5 must be returned to investors followed by the decision of what to do with any profit.  

Much Ado about Stratford

William Shakespeare, the most famous playwright the world has ever seen.  Children find out about his life and the times he lived in.  They study and perform extracts from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', one of his most entertaining comedies.  As part of this topic, children have the opportunity to attend a residential in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
 
 
 


SATs

Part of the job of the Y6 team is to ensure that children feel confident and prepared for SATs week, which is in the middle of May.  In order to do this, children are encouraged to try their best and achieve as much as they can, whilst still enjoying the broad curriculum we offer.  To relieve some of the pressures children sometimes feel in relation to SATs, we provide stress-busting activities (making pizzas, TASC activities etc) around this time!


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