Year 6 – Rowan

This half term we have been calculating angles in geometry and improving our calculation for our arithmetic tests.  We have been learning about D-Day and the history of Blackbushe Airfield and evacuation linked to Goodnight Mister Tom.  We have learnt how to defend in hockey and not to tackle our own team! We created landscape art using perspective and in science, we conducted experiments to explore reversible and irreversible changes.

Mrs Sealey is reading us ‘Orphans of the Tide’ that we love and we have sent a message to the author and he replied to us, which was exciting.  We love Rowan Class already!

Mason, Ben and Aston

Rowan Class have continued working incredibly hard.  In maths, we have been focusing on BODMAS and multiples, factors and prime numbers.  They have taken on the role of Winston Churchill and his cabinet and planned an invasion of Europe in history and have developed their skills at creating landscapes using perspective in art.   In English, we have worked on constructing different types of sentences and creating setting linked to evacuation and Goodnight Mister Tom. We have also been looking at friendships, negotiation and compromise in PHSE and, in music, composers and music linked to war.  Hockey continues in PE and we are now putting our skills into practice in game situations and have completed experiments looking at properties of materials in science. In any ‘spare’ minute, we are reading ‘Orphans of the Tide’ and I am loving hearing the children’s predictions of who might be ‘The Vessel’ – it is edge of seat stuff!  Another of our favourite activities is to try and locate all the countries in Europe and their knowledge of European geography and world flags is now pretty impressive.  I can’t really praise them enough for how engaged they all are and it really is fantastic to watch their learning progress.

Meet The Teacher  2020

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we have been unable to host our popular Meet The Teacher sessions in school. Instead click on the links below to reader a letter of introduction from the class teacher and an expanded copy of our class presentation. If you could e-mail any questions you have to w.neighbour@newlands.hants.sch.uk so that in the coming days we can make an FAQs page.

06 Year 6 letter Rowan Class

06 Curriculum evening Sept 2020 Rowan Class

FAQs

Rowan Class have had a fantastic start to the year and I have been so grateful for their enthusiasm and willingness to embrace a new school year.  We have recapped calculation methods, started reading Goodnight Mister Tom, learnt about the events leading up to World War 2, played very competitive hockey in PE and built bridges to show how we can work as a team.  I am really excited to continue a journey through Year 6 with them.  You should be very proud of how hard they have worked.

This term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. A whole class text is ‘Who Let the Gods Out!’ by Maz Evans. We have really enjoyed the first two chapters and can’t wait to find out what has happened to Elliot’s mum. We have started the year learning about negative numbers and Roman Numerals.  While we have found this challenging we are working hard  to learn more. In P.E we are learning about rugby and all the rules we will need to follow.

Connor & Isabella M

Beech Class Visit the Winchester Planetarium

Year 5 had a brilliant, engaging day out at the Winchester Planetarium to consolidate their learning of Earth and space. They took part in a robot workshop, where they programmed robots to move in certain directions. Beech class then experienced the fantastic planetarium show taking us on a journey through space.

 

A copy of the September 2019 Curriculum Presentation can be found here