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Church of England Junior School

Year 6 2011-2012

Our Learning Journey
In Year 6 we have 6 topics which give us the opportunity complete our learning at St Mary's.
  Autumn 1:   
  Spirit of adventure

 ‘In class we watched the movie Up as part of our Adventure topic which inspired us to wondered how many balloons it would take to lift a house so we got some helium balloons. We tested how much a helium balloon can lift and looked on the internet to see how much a average house weighs. When we did ICT we made flashback movies about our time at Calshot because the teachers took millions of pictures of all of us, as well as making adventure stories about normal people brave and wondrous adventures. We really enjoyed Calshot, doing all the team building activities and staying in the dormitories, we had to make our own beds!’ Sam and Katherine.   

RRR link -Article 9 Children have the right to live with their parent. Children whose parents do not live together have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might hurt the child.

  Autumn 2:  
Are you a Hero or a Villian?

  ‘I particularly liked the heroes and villains topic because we could use our inventive abilities, artistic skills and use our imagination widely to create characters, fantasy story plots and comical pictures of superheroes and villains. I like to think on the wild side and I think this is why it grabbed my interest’ Amy.

RRR link - Article 7 All children have the right to a legally registered name, officially recognised by the government. Children have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country). Children also have the right to know and, as far as possible, to be cared for by their parents.

  Spring 1:  
   To love or not to love?

In the beginning of the topic, we watched snippets of Romeo and Juliet. This storyline is about two star crossed lovers and how their romance quickly turned into a terrible tragedy. Midway through the topic, some people from the Gordon Brown Centre came into school and did a workshop. It was very enjoyable! Towards the end of the topic, we wrote our own news reports based on an event from Romeo and Juliet.

“I really enjoyed this topic because it was different and more fun than I expected!” quoted Charlotte. Over all we would rate it nine out of ten! Jack, Charlotte
RRR link -Article 12 When adults are making decisions that affect children, children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.
  Spring 2:  
Who were the Tudors?


We are discovering this topic at the moment check back soon to find out what we did.
RRR link -Article 27 Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs. Governments should help families and guardians who cannot afford to provide this, particularly with regard to food, clothing and housing.
  Summer 1:  
  Where will your river journey take you?

We are yet to discover this exciting area of our learning journey.

RRR link -Article 29 Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures. It should also help them learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people. Children have a particular responsibility to respect the rights their parents, and education should aim to develop respect for the values and culture of their parents.


Summer 2:

   The 2012 Olympics

We are yet to discover this exciting area of our learning journey.

RRR link -Article 24 Children have the right to good quality health care – the best health care possible – to safe drinking water, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help them stay healthy. Rich countries should help poorer countries achieve this.