Year 6: 2019-2020

Our latest Curriculum Leaflets will keep you informed about the Cornerstones projects being studied, including the learning activities that are planned and important day to day information. They will also give information about how you can help your child at home (linked with the taught curriculum) and weekly schedules for activities such as P.E. and home learning.

Click on the links below to download the latest Curriculum Information Leaflet for children in Year 6. Parent Curriculum Leaflets will be added during the year at the start of each creative learning project.

A Child's War   Frozen Kingdom ID

 

Click on the links below to download the 'Knowledge Mat' for each project. Knowledge mats are used in class to help your child remember some of the key facts taught during the project. Knowledge mats will be added during the year at the start of each creative learning project.

 A Child's War Blood Heart Frozen Kingdom ID

 

You can download Copley Junior's Recommended Reading List for Year 6 by clicking here.

See the overview of what Year 6 will be learning during 2019-2020 by viewing their long term plan here.

 

Our Class News

News from our 'A Child's War' Creative Learning Project

Evacuated to Murton Park

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of September, Year 6 children from Copley Junior School were evacuated from Doncaster to Murton Park.  On arrival, they were met by an evacuation officer who escorted them to the village hall. During their visit, children experienced what life was like for children during World War 11. Activities included: washing and ironing clothes; making farmhouse crunch and butter; blast taping windows; carpet making; air raid drills and most children’s favourite - extinguishing a small incendiary bomb!

Click on the first picture below to view a photograph selection from the Amethyst class visit.

Click on the first picture below to view a photograph selection from the Jet class visit.

Times Tables Rock Star Launch 2019-2020

Children and staff looked rocktastic for the launch of our Times Tables Rock Star learning for 2019-2020. Miss Mellor explained how important learning times tables is and that, with lots of practice, children need to aim for instant recall of all times tables and division facts. Miss Mellor explained how the times tables rock stars programme works. To begin with, if you need more than 10 seconds to answer questions correctly, you are a rock 'wannabe'. You will climb up the ladder of rock stardom as you get quicker at answering questions accurately - so 6 seconds or less you will become a 'breakthrough artist' and at 4 seconds or less you will become a 'headliner'. Your aim is to become a 'rock star' - you will achieve this when you can answer times tables questions correctly in 3 seconds or less. If your recall becomes even quicker you can become a 'rock hero' and, finally, a 'rock god'!

Our launch event finished with a teacher challenge - five brave (and very competitive) teachers tackled 100 instant recall questions against the clock. Miss Havercroft was victorious with a time of 1 minute 24 seconds!

You can find out more about 'Times Tables Rock Stars' by clicking here.

Year 6 have had a busy first half term learning all about what life was like for children living through World War Two.  They had a great day experiencing what it would be like to be a child being evacuated with our amazing trip to Murton Park, two fun-filled days of painting silhouettes of London during the Blitz and spent time creating large A1 posters about an aspect of World War 2.

Children enjoyed creating silhoutte paintings of London in the Blitz.

As part of our work on 'A Child's War' children worked collaboratively to research and present information about an aspect of World War II e.g. evacuation, the Blitz, rationing etc. Here are some of our posters below:

In their geography work, children used maps and atlases to locate the UK ports and cities that were bombed in the Blitz and considered why these were targeted. The children then recorded and labelled the locations on their own map of the UK.

The children worked together to create a class poem on the theme of war and evacuation before creating poems in pairs.

Year 6 Class Poem

Year 6 learned that during World War 2 propaganda was used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory. Year 6 researched propaganda posters and then designed posters of their own.

Year 6 children used textbooks and websites to research information about the causes of World War 2 before producing their own written reports.

In our maths work, Year 6 used their investigative maths skills to take on the challenge of solving a World War 2 Transposition Cipher.

As part of the home learning for their project 'A Child's War', Year 6 pupils had the choice of many engaging home learning tasks. 

Please click on the picture link below to view some of Year 6's fantastic home learning work.

Young Shakespeare Visit

Each year our children in Year 5 and 6 have the fantastic experience of engaging in ‘theatre in the round’ with the Young Shakespeare Company. We organise this so that by the time children leave Copley they have had live theatre experience of two Shakespeare plays.

 

The Young Shakespeare Company visits provide a wonderful first experience of Shakespeare. Their performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' on 30th September was, quite simply, electrifying and the children were completely absorbed.

 

At points children were actively involved in the performance and afterwards there was opportunity to ask the very talented actors questions about the plot and the motivation of characters etc.

'Romeo and Juliet'

Please click on the first image below to view our gallery of photographs.

Bikeability

We offer Bikeability training to all pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 each year. In 2019-2020 fifty four Year 5/6 pupils took part! This training is designed to give children the skills and experience to cycle safely and confidently. The training involves cycling in both an off-road playground environment and on roads around the vicinity of the school. Children enjoy cycling and of course it brings many health benefits, develops confidence and gives them independence. Children who have been trained are much safer and, in addition, tend to cycle more. Well done to all our Year 6 pupils who passed their Level One and Level Two training!