Year 6G Mrs Gilliburn 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 6G
Class Teacher - Mrs Gilliburn
Teaching Assistant - Miss Warner
Children can now come to school in their PE kit on the PE days listed as the bottom of the page. The PE kit is either plain blue or black jogging pants / leggings, a plain white t-shirt and their school jumper or cardigan. Where possible, we are asking if the children could wear black trainers.
Please encourage your child to practice their spellings and times tables at home as we will have spelling and times tables practice weekly on a Thursday.
Please ensure that your child is bringing their reading book and water bottle every day.
Our topic this half term is WWII
Could you survive on a ration?
As a Historian, I can:
Identify where a period of history fits on a time line.
Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed through a range of sources.
Place features of historical events and people from past societies and the past in a chronological order.
Summarise main events from a specific period in history explaining the order in which the events happened.
Describe features of historical events and people from past societies.
Look at 2 different versions of an event and say how an author may be attempting to persuade or give a specific view point and why there may be different interpretations of events.
Identify and explain understanding of propaganda.
Describe a key event from Britain’s past using a range of sources.
Pose and answer their own historical questions.
As a Geographer, I can:
Use an atlas or map to locate Germany, Great Britain, France, Japan, USA, Poland, Italy and Russia.
Identify which continent Germany is in.
As a Scientist, I can:
Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
As an Artist / Designer, I can:
Generate, develop, model and communicate thier ideas through discussion and annotated sketches.
Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including contstruction materials, textiles and ingredients according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.
Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve thier work.
The British value we will be focusing on is Democracy.
As a Rights & Respecting school we will be looking at article 38 "Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war. Governments must not allow children under the age of 15 to take part in war or join the armed forces".
Our Influential person is...Mary Seacole
Seacole was a pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War, who as a woman of mixed race overcame a double prejudice.
Mary Jane Grant was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. Her father was a Scottish soldier, and her mother a Jamaican. Mary learned her nursing skills from her mother, who kept a boarding house for invalid soldiers. Although technically 'free', being of mixed race, Mary and her family had few civil rights - they could not vote, hold public office or enter the professions. In 1836, Mary married Edwin Seacole but the marriage was short-lived as he died in 1844.
Seacole was an inveterate traveller, and before her marriage visited other parts of the Caribbean, including Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas, as well as Central America and Britain. On these trips she complemented her knowledge of traditional medicine with European medical ideas. In 1854, Seacole travelled to England again, and approached the War Office, asking to be sent as an army nurse to the Crimea where there was known to be poor medical facilities for wounded soldiers. She was refused. Undaunted Seacole funded her own trip to the Crimea where she established the British Hotel near Balaclava to provide 'a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers'. She also visited the battlefield, sometimes under fire, to nurse the wounded, and became known as 'Mother Seacole'. Her reputation rivalled that of Florence Nightingale.
Tuesday - Indoor
Thursday - Outdoor
"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at." - Stephen Hawking
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