Howdy, and welcome back for the Summer Term!
It's been a long and bumpy road we've travelled, but we've made it to the last term of Year 6 and, therefore, the last term of your time at HHPS. This term will be filled with lots of hard work, as we help you get ready for your transition to secondary school (as well as properly catch up on some of the things you might have forgotten during Lockdown) but it will also be a fun one, with special days and activities that your teachers will be working hard to present to you.
In the Wild West, we'll continue to look at what life was like for the settlers in America, as well as examining how their lives have changed over the course of history. We'll also be looking at the Tudors as our main topic for this term - studying Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in particular - and we'll link our English work to our topic by taking a close look at a couple of William Shakespeare's best plays. In Science, we'll be talking about how plants and animals adapt to their environments and we'll take a close look at evolution.
I hope you're all looking forward to a terrific term, and are ready for both the hard graft and the fun times. To quote the song, "We're all in this together" and, together, we'll have a fantastic last term at HHPS.
Spring Term in the Wild West
The Spring Term was a tricky one for everyone, but (just like the first settlers in America) we survived it and, in some cases, thrived and flourished. We all worked hard, joining in with Zoom lessons, coming into school if we were the children of key workers and, throughout, remembering that we are a team who - despite the distance between us - work best when we work together.
Below is a very small selection of the work that we achieved during Lockdown - if you want to see more, please feel free to take a look at the Wild West class Blog, where you'll find an abundance of examples!
Yeehaw, howdy and welcome to the Wild West!
This year your Sheriff will be Mr Abbott and he will guide you through the trials and triumphs of Year Six. We'll look at all the different parts of the Wild West - where it was, during which period of time it existed, who lived there, what they wore, the indigenous people of the time - as well as looking at the lives of those brave Frontiersmen who went West and made their homes in the wilderness of America.
This term, we'll also be studying World War 2 - including reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - and looking at electricity and light in Science. Of course, we'll be looking g ahead to the SATs in May, but we'll be having a lot of fun along the way!
Year Six is a lot of hard work, but us cowboys know how to enjoy ourselves and we'll be making absolutely certain that you have a fantastic year!
Meet The Teacher
Although we would have loved to meet you all personally, this year's Meet The Teacher must, sadly, take place behind closed saloon doors. In the Powerpoint below, find out a little bit more about the class, the structure of the day, and some of the work you'll be getting up to!
Half term is nearly upon us and we've been working hard since we came back in September. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of our supportive Wild West parents and to the children for their fantastic attitudes and hard work this past seven weeks. Let's hope next half term is just as much fun, especially the build up to Christmas when we'll undoubtedly be doing lots of exciting activities alongside all of the other work.
Keep your eyes open for some photos and examples of all the work we've done so far!