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Meerkats (Y6)

Welcome to Year 6

Our class teacher is Mr. Davis.  Also supporting us in our learning is Mrs. Bradley and Mrs. Wilmot.

PE is Wednesdays and Fridays 

French is Tuesdays 

In Term 1 we will have Forest School on Mondays and Tuesdays - You will need wellies, long tousers and a long sleeved top.

Project 1: Did the Dobunni use plates?

Our first project of the year will focus on the wider curriculum subjects of history and Design Technology (ceramics).  We will learn about the Dobunni, the inhabitants of our local Worlebury Hillfort in the Bronze and Iron Ages.  Our focus will be on their way of life and particularly on the way that their houses looked and were used.  To facilitate our understanding of the time we will start the expedition with a launch day run by Weston Museum on Friday 14th September 2018 and then visit the Iron Age house at St. Fagan's Museum on Friday 28th September 2018. 

Within history we will learn about what was happening around the world at the time, including the Roman, Egyptian and Greek civilisations.  We will learn to make a range of ceramic items, some based on the items found at Worlebury Hillfort which are now on display at Weston Museum.

Final Outcome:  A display of our learning (history and ceramic) at Weston Museum to raise awareness of the hillfort and the damage that is currently occurring at the site.

Last year's projects:

Project 3 (Year 5): Who deserves to be centre stage?

In our final two terms of the year we produced a performance, inspired by the hit film, The Greatest Showman.

Outcome 1:  To write a story based on our learning around equality.

Outcome 2: To transform our stories into a playscript.

Outcome 3: To create the props and backdrops needed for our final show.  

Project 2 (Year 5): How can we treat the community?

We wished to give something back to the community which has supported us throughout our time at Becket Primary School.  Using the expertise available within the community, we organised an event that focused on one of our favourite things: chocolate!

Outcome 1: We pitched our ides to the local charity Big Worle and to our parents' organisation, the BFC.

Outcome 2: We designed the packaging for our Easter eggs.

Outcome 3: We made chocolate Easter eggs for our event.

Project 1 (Year 5): Is space a game?

This was a great term, involving visits to the Apple Store in Bristol to learn how to programme an app, and a visit from Jo Richardson, the South West UK Space Ambassador for the organisation ESRO.  We stayed overnight in the school for a star-gazing event and made a number of games.  Our final outcome was to invite parents and other children into our classrooms to play our games.

Outcome 1: To create a star gazing quiz.

Outcome 2: To create a British Astronaut board game.

Outcome 3: To design and create an interactive space arcade game.