Year 6 2021 - 2022
Maths and Behaviour Leader
PE and PSHE Leader
Below, you will find information about the different classes and their staff.
Hello 6 Rowan. This year, your teacher and support staff are Mr. Heseldon, Mr. Lawless and Mrs. Hall.
It is a busy and exciting year in 6 Rowan where we take pride in working hard, with a smile on our faces, and being respectful to everyone and everything. We encourage you to share these values during what we hope will be a very successful year!
This term, we have thoroughly enjoyed travelling back in history to the time of The Industrial Revolution. As part of our History topic, we used a wide range of primary and secondary sources, such as maps, photographs and printed sources, to evaluate the impact The Industrial Revolution had on our town, Nelson. We were able to place these life changing events on a time line and analyse how this period of history changed and shaped our lives today.
Yousaf: I learnt that the canal was extended to Nelson so people were able to transport coal from Burnley to factories and homes.
Kaif: I was shocked and surprised that children were employed to do jobs that adults could not do. They worked in mills for as little as 4 shillings (20p) and for up to 16 hours a day.
Fatimah: I found it really interesting to discover that before the Industrial Revolution, Nelson did not exist and instead was a small village known as Little Marsden.
Mr Heseldon, Mr Lawless and Mrs. Hall.
Hello 6 Ash. This year your teacher will be Miss Whittle, supported by Mrs. Asghar.
We have had a busy half term acquiring lots of new skills and learning new knowledge. In history, we have recognised when we are using primary and secondary sources of information to investigate the past. We have also used a wide range of different sources to collect evidence about the past such as pictures, photographs, printed sources and maps. We used the talk for writing approach to use appropriate historical vocabulary when describing the main changes during the Industrial Revolution.
In science this half term, we have been learning all about the circulatory system. We have been identifying the main parts of the human circulatory system and describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. As well as this, we recognised the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.
During our English lessons, we have been using: ing openers; expanded noun phrases; blending action dialogue and description and using cohesive devices when writing our own version of the Nowhere Emporium. The children have produced some high-quality pieces of writing and they should be extremely proud of themselves!
What a challenging and successful half term we have had!
Shayaan – In science, we have been learning about the fascinating heart and circulatory system. I personally enjoyed observing different types of hearts. In English we have been writing stories with a similar plot to The Nowhere Emporium. It has been a great book and I have really enjoyed reading it because I got to use my imagination. I also picked up lots of tips from the author.
Inaaya – In my science lessons, I have learnt about the circulatory system. During this learning, I learnt that there are three parts that make up the circulatory system. They are the heart, blood and the blood vessels. We also learnt that if you don’t take medicine as they are prescribed, it can have a harmful effect on your body.
Amelia- Throughout this half term, I have learnt that Nelson used to be a cotton manufacturing town and an important machine at this time was the steam engine. The development of the steam engine provided power for machinery and provided lots of jobs. The railway and canal were also a key form of transport and provided change during this time.
Hello 6 Elder, this year your teacher is Mrs. Cooper who is supported by Mrs. Rothwell.
Some of you may have worries and concerns; be assured we will be with you every step of the way in your final year, as you navigate this challenging but rewarding stage of your school life. Believe in yourselves and together we will achieve great things. We are excited to discover and develop your talents and hope to inspire you be the best that you can be.
6 Elder Team.
The Autumn Term has been extremely busy for 6 Elder!
We have developed and learned new skills and knowledge across many areas of the curriculum. We had an electrifying start to the year as we studied our Science unit of Electricity. In this unit of science, we continued to work and act like scientists by learning the names and symbols of the components in electrical circuits as well as discovering the effect that changing one component can have on a circuit.
As soon as that learning was complete, we became focused on answering a very important historical and geographical question - Nelson: Where did it all begin?
Year 6 discovered that Nelson hasn't always been here and was in fact originally called Little and Great Marsden. Through enquiry-based learning, learners found out that it was the Industrial Revolution that had a huge impact on the growth of Nelson and as result the area changed from an agricultural society to a manufacturing one. We were even lucky enough to have a visit from a local expert called Mike Clarke, who is a member of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society. He was able to share his knowledge and expertise which enabled the learners to understand the importance of the canal during the Industrial Revolution.
Finally, we were budding scientists once again as we learned about 'The Circulatory System and Healthy Lifestyles.' As well as understanding the importance of this body system, we developed our measuring skills and used a new piece of equipment (pulse rate monitors) to ensure the data we collected was accurate. From this data, we were able to discuss the effects that exercise has on the heart.
Our Year 6 children have an exciting and creative curriculum which enables them to:
Aspire - Believe - Achieve.
Look around this page to find out more about our exciting learning.
Year 6 Maths Revision
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Computing at Home
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