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Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School

Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School

Year 6

Autumn Term 1 2018

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This half term, Year 6 have been extremely busy! We have enjoyed our first topic ‘A Child’s War’, learning what life was like for children in Britain during WW2. We had a special visitor who came in to teach us all about life on the home front. We even got to dress up as children from the 1930’s, as well handle lots of precious artefacts from the time.

In Art, we have been working on a WW2 collage project using a range of skills: painting, collaging, using digital images, printing and sewing. A lot of time has been invested in this artwork and we’re proud of all our work.

In English, we have been engrossed in the novel ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’, which links well to our WW2 topic. We have had lots of interesting discussions about evacuation and have already produced lots of writing we can be proud of: character descriptions, diaries, recounts and discussions.

In RE, we have been learning about how, where and why Hindus worship and are thoroughly looking forward to our visit to the Hindu Temple at the end of the half term. We have also produced a beautiful piece of artwork as part of our Methodist values work and we can’t wait to hang it in the corridor for everyone to see!

We have been continuing with the Maths No Problem curriculum. We have been working on place value, rounding numbers, order of operations and multiplication. We are also busy securing our multiplication tables and division facts – it’s so important to know them by heart!

An example of our WW2 collages before the printing stage.

Looking at the Homefront artefacts during our WW2 afternoon

Using the dolly tub and washboard to scrub the clothes clean!

Our Methodist Artwork – we used lentils, sequins, glitter and wood.

Autumn Term 2 2018

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This half term, Year 6 have enjoyed learning all about the Polar regions through our topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. We have learned all about the geography of the Arctic and Antarctic and in History we learned about Polar exploration and studied the sinking of the Titanic. We even enjoyed making our own ‘snow’ and created snowy scenes to display in our classroom.

In Art, we created beautiful pastel pictures of the Northern Lights, in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. We used his image ‘A Starry Night’ as inspiration for our artwork.

In English, we have been reading ‘South’ by Ernest Shackleton. We discovered what happened on his epic journey to Antarctica, where the crew were stranded in the ice for almost two years! The book inspired us to write own adventure stories, setting descriptions and persuasive letters in the role of Polar animals.

In RE, we have been learning about how religion can make the world a fairer place. We have been looking at different religious charities and the work they do to help people less fortunate than ourselves. We talked about what it means to be a ‘good samaritan’ and acted out the story. We have also been thinking about how we can help others through our Christian values.

In French, we have been using French dictionaries to help us translate words and phrases and learning how to put new vocabulary into sentences and paragraphs. We have learned to talk about clothes and school uniform and have been asking each other for different classroom equipment.

 Creating pastel pictures of the Northern Lights

Making our own ‘snow’ using bicarbonate of soda and hair conditioner!

Acting out the story of the Good Samaritan in RE

Using French dictionaries to help us with our writing in French.

Summer Term 1 2019

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This half term, Year 6 have enjoyed learning all about Mexico through our topic ‘Hola Mexico. We have learned all about the physical geography of the area and in History we have been learning about the ancient Mayan civilisation. We had an enjoyable day with our partner Y6 class at Westleigh Methodist learning all about the Mayans during a workshop. We also had a Mexican themed afternoon where we tried Mexican food, played pinata and attempted to recreate a Mexican hat dance.

In Art, we have practising our sketching skills by creating our own ‘Day of the Dead’ skeleton masks.

In English, we have been busy developing our inference skills in reading and revising all of our grammar skills in preparation for our KS2 assessments. In writing we have been researching the Mexican festival ‘Day of the Dead’ and writing a report about it. We have also written some fantastic versions of the Mayan creation story.

At the end of term, we enjoyed the whole school French Day by ‘travelling’ to Nice in the South of France. We loved trying ‘le petit dejeuner’ (French breakfast) and tasted some typical French foods. We learned about the geography of France and its neighbours. We learned lots of new vocabulary and practised writing French sentences. In the afternoon, we learned all about Madagascar, another French speaking country in Africa. We found out that there are over 30 French speak countries in the world!

As a treat for working so hard towards our assessments, we enjoyed a ‘slumber party’ in Year 6. We watched the film ‘Coco’, which fits with our ‘Hola Mexico’, ate lots of tasty snacks and even wore our pyjamas!

  Trying cocoa beans during the Mayan workshop – not quite the same as the chocolate we’re used to!


 Having lots of fun recreating the Mayan creation story with Westleigh Methodist’s Y6 class.

 At the ‘airport’ on French Day

Spring Term 1 2019

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