Year 6 2021-2022

Welcome to the Year 6 class page. Here you will find news and photos about the learning in Year 6 during 2021-2022.

Year 6 Curriculum Leaflets

Our 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. Curriculum leaflets are emailed to parents via our ParentPay system.

Click on the links below to download the Curriculum Information Leaflets for children in Year 6.

Year 6 Knowledge Mats

Please click on the project titles below to see the 'knowledge mat' for each project. Your child has their own personal copy of the knowledge mat for each project and these are used in class to help your child remember some of the key facts being taught. Knowledge mats are also posted in children's Seesaw accounts and are emailed to parents via our ParentPay system.

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 2020-2021 by viewing their long term plan here.

Our 'Quick Links' page provides quick links to a wide range of school information, including links to school routines, links to information about our delivery of different curriculum areas etc.

Home Learning in Year 6

All our home learning tasks are shared via our Seesaw app. At the beginning of each half term, the home learning challenges grid will be uploaded to Seesaw. The grid contains a range of activities and specifies the number of each type of activity (maths, writing and creativity) to be completed. Children may complete the tasks at any time but must have completed the specified number by the end of the half term. All completed work (or work in progress pictures!) can be shared via Seesaw so achievements can be celebrated. At times, teachers may ask children to bring their work in to school. The learning challenge grid for each project is shared below, as well as some examples of the fantastic work completed by the children. The 'hall of fame' gallery is updated at the end of each project to celebrate the children's achievements.

To view the Year 6 Home Learning page and see our home learning grids and examples of some of the children's fantastic work, please click here.

Frozen Kingdom

To start our exciting Frozen Kingdom topic, we visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We saw so many animals and some of them, like the lemurs, were so close that we felt we could touch them. As part of our visit, we took part in a workshop all about adaptations and evolution. The children were able to see and touch the skulls of tigers and polar bears, feel camel skin and see the size of a lion's claw. We were so impressed with the children's knowledge. Did you know a polar bear's skin is actually black and its fur is transparent!

Children were then given the opportunity to hold a giant land snail, tickle a hissing cockroach and stoke a slimy snake. We saw lots of courage as children overcame their fears. Look at the pictures below to see their very brave faces!

We also explored buoyancy and investigated how we could make a tin foil boat that would hold as many marbles as possible. We were very impressed with their engineering skills. One boat held over 60 marbles!

Titanic

The children were really excited to find out that we would be finding out all about the Titanic and turning into our very own story books. We started by exploring the timeline and considering how people would be feeling at different parts of the journey. The children showed excellent drama skills with their expressive freeze frames.

Keep watching the website to see our finished books.