Year 6 Science Fair

Year 6 Autumn Term 2020

Meet the team


Alix Lewis

Class teacher, Dragon Class


Paul Wickens

Class teacher, Sphinx Class

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Mark Swan

Teacher and mentor (Wednesday to Friday)


Michelle Piercy

Year 6 Teaching Assistant


Amy Mann

Forest Schools teacher, PPA cover


Dan Clucas

PE and games coach, PPA cover


Mark Smith

Apprentice PE and Wellbeing coach


Kim Stevens

Licenced Thrive Practitioner

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Sistema Norwich tutor (Samba)

What we're up to this term

This term we will be learning about:

Number:  Place value and algebra

Number:  Calculation

Measurement: Perimeter, area and volume

Number: Proportionality 

Number: Place value and algebra


This term we are reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. We will be writing our own story based on Connor O'Malley's first meeting with the Monster. We will also be reading, writing and performing our own poetry and having weekly reading sessions in the library. 

This year our science project is brief-led as children work towards producing a ‘community legacy outcome’ based on a strand from the Norwich 2040 City Vision. 

Year 6 brief:  to develop alternative plans for sustainable energy sources to power our school and homes.    

Children will be learning to develop their personal, interpersonal and social skills by completing daily sessions using an online programme called Skills Builder.  We will cover topics such as active listening and how to stay calm when faced with a setback.  

Each Tuesday we have our class meeting where we discuss the big issues affecting our school and explore solutions.  Each Friday our class reps attend the Pupil Council where they present our class responses for further discussion. 

This term we will be working with our Brazilian Samba drummer Duda to learn how to play as a Samba ensemble. We will also be making our own Samba instruments and composing our own pieces of percussion music. 

This term, children will develop a range of personal and interpersonal skills as well a new knowledge, skills and understanding through a range of activities and projects that include:  shelter building, outdoor maths, wild art, flint and steel, fire building and camp cooking, bug hotels, pond dipping, tarps, swings and knots.

This term we will be preparing our plots at the front of school, carrying out a range of gardening tasks including weeding, digging compost and maintenance before we plan our seasonal planting.  We will also be building bug hotels to promote biodiversity across the school site.

In Citizenship we learn how to stay happy, healthy and safe, while exploring the skills needed to become educated and active members of the community. Citizenship includes Relationships and Health Education (RHE) and Religious Education (RE).

This term we will be learning what Christmas means to Christians in RE, and puberty and reproduction in RHE.

This term, children will be learning the skills and competencies associated with a range of invasion and team games including handball and football.

This term we will be developing our coding skills by making our own video games using the programme Kodu.