Welcome to our website. Please call us if you wish to arrange a visit to the school. The dates are shown in the latest news section below
Login


Y6 (2021-2022)

Year 6

Hello everyone and welcome to our Year 6 page. For information about our topics this year, please see the links below.
Meet the Team
Mr Grose

Teacher

Firstly, I must say that I enjoy reading but mostly information texts. Being unlucky enough to own a rather old car (Saab 900 - the one with the Turbo) I'm always reading the Haynes Manual (ask your mum and dad), mainly how to fix my car. I have been teaching for a large number of years and think that I have taught in every age range! Luckily in my advancing years I am helped by Pusskin with technical aspects of Google Classroom and those whom I've taught will know many stories about that cat. I am looking forward to returning to Year 6 this year and cannot wait to see you all once again.

Ms Meade

Teacher

Hello! I am Ms Meade and I am very much looking forward to teaching Year six this year. M favourite books as a child were the Laura Ingalls Wilder books about a young girl’s trip across the prairies of America in a covered wagon in the 19th century. They had to face famines, wolves, epidemics and terrible weather but, with their family bonds and local community, they got through these hardships. Unsurprisingly, I also thoroughly enjoyed watching ‘The Little House on the Prairie’ series on television, which was based on this.

Mr Wendon

Teacher

Hello everyone, I’m Mr Wendon and I’ve been teaching at St Petroc’s for four years with this being my third year in Year 6. I love teaching Year 6 and all the fun that comes with the final year of primary school – it’s definitely the best year! One of my highlights is the fact that we get to read my favourite book: Holes by Louis Sachar. I love all the twists and turns, flashbacks and surprises that it contains and even though I’ve read it multiple times, it still makes me excited every time I pick it up. On top of that, I love rugby (and most other sports too), spending time with my family, going to the beach and of course, a delicious pasty!

Mrs Tapsell

6W Support Staff

Mrs Jay

6W Support Staff

Mrs Gould

6M Support Staff

Mrs Sinfield

6M Support Staff

Mrs Barnes

6G Support Staff

My favourite book is 'I am David' by Anne Holm. I read it in school (year 7) as a class book. It shows how much courage and resilience we have inside us even we when think we are at our lowest. I found a copy when I was in my twenties and read it again, I still love it as much as the first time.

Mrs Gower

6G Support Staff

Mrs Polatajko

6G Support Staff

Topics Throughout Year 6

Autumn - Maafa
 
In the Maafa project, your child will learn about Africa today and the ancient kingdoms that thrived on the continent for thousands of years. They will learn about the origins of the transatlantic slave trade in the 15th century and Britain’s involvement from the time of Elizabeth I, when John Hawkins became the first British slave trader. Your child will understand the structure of the transatlantic slave trade and the consequences of enslavement for enslaved people. They will also discover how the people of Britain benefited from the money and goods produced by the slave trade. They will learn about the causes and consequences of the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the worldwide African diaspora and the European colonisation in Africa. They will explore the lives and actions of black people in 20th century Britain. They will understand how the Race Relations Act of 1965 became the first piece of British legislation to tackle racial discrimination and know that the Equality Act 2010 provides people with protection against racism and other forms of discrimination, today. Your child will also explore the lives of black people who have made significant contributions to Britain and will celebrate black culture in Britain today.
Useful Documents - Knowledge Organiser

Spring - Frozen Kingdoms
 
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands, which are incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly.

This half term, we’ll start by making and observing icebergs. We’ll then find out more about them using non-fiction books. We’ll learn technical vocabulary so we can write reports in the role of engineers. Using globes and maps, we’ll identify the polar regions, comparing the Arctic and Antarctic. We’ll also think about how we can protect the polar environment. Then, we’ll investigate the tragic story of the RMS Titanic, and find out about the people on board. We’ll download images of polar features and save our information in digital folders. When we’re more familiar with the polar regions, we’ll write exciting stories, poems and diary entries from the perspective of brave explorers. Researching our favourite polar animals will be fun, and we’ll create animal artwork inspired by the Inuit people. We’ll experiment with digital photography and create amazing effects using paints and dyes.
Useful Documents - Knowledge Organiser

Summer - Britain at War
 
In the Britain at War project, your child will learn about the main causes of the First World War and which countries were the major players. They will investigate why so many men volunteered to fight and then sequence the events at the start of the war. Using various sources of evidence, the children will learn about life in the trenches and the consequences of new weaponry. They will listen to first-hand accounts of life on the home front and evaluate the impact of war on everyday life. They will also discover the events that led to the Allied Powers’ victory and the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The children will also learn about the causes and main events of the Second World War. They will find out how Britain prepared itself for war and the war’s impact on civilian life. They will learn about the Battle of Britain and how it proved to be a key turning point for the Allied Powers. They will also hear about Anne Frank and discover what her story tells us about the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi Party. The children will research the causes and consequences of the end of the Second World War and investigate the legacy of the wars in Britain. Closer to home, the children will research the life of a local First World War hero who sacrificed their life fighting for Britain. They will also investigate the legacy of these global conflicts in the post-war period.
Useful Documents - Knowledge Organiser

Click on the link below for mock SATS papers - If you wish to access SATs papers throughout the year, along with guidance and mark schemes, they can all be found here.