Welcome to Year 6

Eagle Class is taught by Mr Crinall and supported by Mrs Attwood-Smith.

Hawk Class is taught by Miss Ambidge and supported by Mrs Roberts.

Additional information for parents will be added to the bottom of this page.

 

Autumn Term 1

What can we learn from life on the Home Front?  

The Principle of Diversity 

 

 

Henley Fort

The year was 1939. The British population had been warned that air attacks on cities were likely and defence preparations had been started. Those with gardens built simple corrugated steel Anderson shelters, covered over by earth. Larger civic shelters built of brick and concrete were erected in British towns and a blackout was rigorously enforced, by ARP Wardens after darkness. Around this time, the Home Guard (originally known as the Local Defence Volunteers) was also established. Their job was to defend the five thousand miles of Britain coastline in the event of an invasion by Germany. Who were these Home Front heroes who would protect the civilians from warfare? They were the children of Eagle and Hawk class of course! 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Eagle and Hawk class travelled to Henley Fort and were immersed in Home Front life. They became the newest Air Raid Precaution Warden and Home Guard recruits and underwent vigorous training. Do you think any of our Year 6 children would have been a good addition to the Home Front?

Harvest

Wow! What an amazing week - three Harvest Festival performances, three sittings of grandparents and family members enjoying some home cooked soup and an incredibly generous set of donations gathered for the Walton and Hersham Food Bank... Well done Year 6 and the entire Ashley School community! 

Both classes worked fantastically in the build up to and throughout the Harvest Festival services and sung 'Dig for Victory' loudly and proudly to show off their learning this half-term. The soup and rolls were well received and the children loved having the opportunity to serve their own family members and the wider school community as representatives of the school. 

Toby and Isla were fantastic narrators throughout and every child in Year 6 can be proud of their wonderful achievement. Have a look at some of our favourite Harvest images below:

Cooking

This week, Year 6 have had the opportunity to take part in their own Great British Bake Off. They have been getting their hands dirty washing, peeling and chopping vegetables to be made into a delicious pumpkin and carrot soup. This is our practice session before our showstopper, where we will be preparing and serving soup to the grandparents and parents of Ashley school. If the soup tastes as good next week as it did this week, everyone is in for a treat

Art

Year 6 have been learning about colour theory and the colour wheel in their Art lessons so far this half-term. They have then used their knowledge of colour and ratio to think about the colours of WW2. They were given a painting from WW2, which featured an image of a plane and tank battle. From this image they were then challenged with expanding the picture and using ratios to mix and create the colours that would be needed in their paintings. As you can see they rose to the challenge and were able to create some extremely good pieces of work! They created some really intricate designs with smoke, sky, tanks, planes and pathways. Have a look at some of their amazing art work below.

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Information for parents

Please click the links below for the useful information about Year 6.

Meet the Teacher Information Sheet

Suggested Year 6 Reading List

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Word List

Progression in Calculations

Year 6 Maths Number Targets

Year 6 Autumn Term Homework Matrix

The 'Progression in Calculations' link above shows a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. This will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use. In Year 6, children may be able to gain method marks for incorrect answers which use formal written methods of calculation.

Autumn Term Spellings