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Class 6S 2018-2019

Mrs Spence

Welcome to Year 6

Autumn Term Topics


This term we are learning all about LIGHT.

We have been making periscopes to prove that light travels in straight lines. We will also be learning about the internal and external parts of the eye, investigating shadows and looking at refraction and dispersion.



Our topic this term is EUROPE and The EU

A few key questions to consider:

  • What is the European Union?
  • Do you think the UK should leave or remain in the EU?
  • Where is Dolceacqua and how does it compare to Flixton?



 We will be learning all about the ANCIENT GREEKS in our first history topic.

Key areas that will are going to cover are:

  • The Olympics
  • Where and when the Ancient Greeks existed.
  • Athenians and Spartans
  • Evaluating the significance of different sources of evidence.
  • Validating and organising clues.
  • Democracy 



Our first topic is MOVEMENT. We will be learning about how different artists portray movement through their work. We will also be studying the human form and exploring with different media. 



Watch this space for our completed FAIRGROUND RIDES. We will be learning all about levers, pulleys and gears. 

We have already started thinking about our favourite rides and how they move. 



Our topic is HIP HOP music and we will be rapping to ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’




Miss Corker will be teaching the class French this year.



Mr Moulton will be teaching the class all about ANIMATION.



Total Gymnastics will be in teaching us lots of different skills and techniques.

Outdoor PE will be LACROSSE.



We will be learning all about BUDDHISM this half term.

The class will have a chance to find out about why Buddha is important as well as learning about meditation, the Eightfold Path and the Four Nobel Truths.



Library is on Thursday.

PE is Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).

Home learning will be given out on Thursday, to be returned the following Tuesday

Reading Racetrack books due in every Friday


Well done 6S!

Last half term, we came joint third in the reading racetrack and won a trophy!

Keep reading!

Visit from the Greater Manchester Magistrates

Year 6 were lucky enough to have a presentation from Greater Manchester Magistrates. We learned about the role of a magistrate, the work of the Magistrates Court and about the judicial system.

Year 6 listened really well and asked some super questions! Well done Year 6! 


Amazing Art

As part of our learning on movement, we have spent the day with Ms Plant constructing a sculpture in the style of Rodin. See more photos in the gallery. 


Fantastic Fairgrounds!

In DT this term, we have been learning about different mechanisms in fairground rides. Just look at the effort and determination that went into creating our final models. 

More photos in the gallery. 


Presenting our learning about Dolceacqua in Italy

In geography we have created our own travel videos using our research skills and persuasive techniques. See more photos in the gallery. 



Visit to the Fo Kuang Shan Buddhist Temple

As part of our learning in RE, we visited the temple to learn about Buddhist practices and look at the shrines.

See more photos in the gallery below. 


Files to Download

Class 6S: News items

POBBLE, by Mrs Spence

Class 6S: Calendar items