Welcome to Percy Main Primary School

Welcome to Year 6 2015/16

The staff you will meet in Year Six are Mrs Lowery, Mrs Lee, Mr Amos, Miss Lister,  Mrs Alexander and Miss Gallon.

This year Mrs Lowery will lead the children’s learning as class teacher. They will also work with Mrs Lee four mornings a week in support of their SAT’s preparations. Mrs Lowery will teach literacy while Mrs Lee will lead their maths sessions on these days. The children will develop their science and skills with Mr Amos on Tuesday afternoons. On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Walsh will be extending the children's French skills after which he'll put his coaching hat on to lead their first P.E. session of the week.

Our well established support staff Mrs Alexander and Miss Lister will continue to assist with children’s learning across a range of sessions and tasks. Miss Gallon will also be supporting the children's reading this year on Thursday mornings. We are also privileged to have the continued support of Susie Jones in order to help build on the children’s fantasticmusical ability across the whole year.

Year 6 is a jam packed year, from embarking on exciting adventures across our diverse topics to SAT's and then off to high school before you know it! Please do pop in and have a chat with Mrs Lowery and the team if you have any questions about this important year. 

Our topics will include:

  • Who Dunnit?

  • I have a Dream...

  • Sustainability: Stick or Twist?

  • A Force of Nature!

  • Through the Ages

  • Moving On!

Summer Term1: 

Through the Ages


As Year 6 enter their last term with us they will be learning about life Through the Ages. They will journey back to The Stone Age looking at the simple life that early man led. They will go back to basics and discover how man made fire while exploring some outdoor cooking. They'll then move on to discover how life progressed through the The Bronze and Iron Ages. They'll design bespoke tablet carvings, create iron age pots and build model homes from twigs and moss. Keep your eyes peeled on the Upper Key Stage Two corridor for signs of early communications and cave paintings! 

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Spring Term 2:

A Force of Nature


During the second half of Spring half term Year 6 explored the world of extreme weather! They embarked on a global journey in order to learn about the circumstances in which wild weather events happen and what the impact of these natural forces are. They created their very own tornadoes and active volcanoes! 


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Homework

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the homework tasks for this half term:
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Spring 1

Sustainability: Stick or Twist?


Our first topic of the new year saw class 6 become global citiizens as they explored the concept of sustainability and how their day to day actions could affect our planet. They revisited the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle as they thought about the resources they use as individuals, with their families and members of the school community. The learned what happens to some materials that we throw away and how they affect other species. They considered the process of global warming with the help of 'Winston of Churchill' and then further developed their research skills as they found out about fossil fuels and renewable energies. They used this learning to best effect while designing their own sustainable forms of transport. 

To bring all of their learning together the class spent a fabulous day working with Alice from the Outdoor Education and Sustainability Specialists. They took part in several workshops which included exploring home made renewable energies which helped them to understand how solar panels and wind turbines work, they became woodcutters and wildlife in order to learn about sustainable forestry, they compared apples to the earth while learning how much of the earth is available for the production of crops and what that means to them, they considered sustainabilty from a global perspective as well as what it means to them and their lives as they grow up. 

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Autumn 2:

I have a Dream...


Our second topic of the term challenged the children's thinking as they considered some of the issues around slavery, oppression, inequality and racism. The class learned about the lives of key historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jnr, Rosa Parks and William Willberforce. The children extended their knowlegde of biography and autobiography while exploring the difficult challenges that these brave and resilient advocates faced. 

The class learned about rights and responsibilities while extending their knowledge around our British Values. They continued to develop their learning around our judicial system learning how laws are made with Gillian from the Parliamentary Education Outreach team. The children became politicians and created their own political parties. In addition they wrote their own manifestos and delivered their campaign speeches to their constituents in order to gain support. This exciting workshop concluded with a democratic and confidential votes in order to elect the most convincing candidtates! Following this the class became members of parliament while taking part in their own House of Commons debate. A speaker of the house was elected after which the two main political parties debated issues such as 'children under sixteen should have to take part in three after school sports clubs each week!' They learned how our politicians vote in parliament and then did the same with the noes to the left and the ayes to the right!

The children also learned a challenging new song in music which linked to the slave trade and conveyed the soul and depth of feeling of those affected. They progressed to singing in three part harmonies and rounds which really built up the soul vibe!
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Autumn 1:

Who Dunnit?

During the first half term of autumn the class explored the topic Who Dunnit? We looked at crime and punishment and became mystery detectives.

Our local magistrates and community police officers worked with us to help us learn about the criminal justice system and how they help to keep our streets safe.

In Literacy we helped Jon Kelso decide if he should unpick the mystery of ‘Dracula’s Heir’. Was the threat to his life resolved? We are not at liberty to disclose this information at present!

In addition we investigated how materials change in Science. We became crime fighters and used this knowledge to help capture a thief!

We also extended our knowledge of media development across the decades when we supported the IMUTT team and defeated King Kronas before he turned every picture house into a Kronoplex!

This interactive adventure concluded with a visit to the Tyneside Cinema to complete our final mission.


In  music sessions we extended our skills by learning a cops and robbers swing tune.

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No Pen Wednesday

Class 6 spent No Pen Wednesday exploring the Tyneside Cinema! Not only did they find lots of evidence of the fabulous art deco features that can be found throughout the building they also learned all about how the founder, Dixon Scott, brought the concept of newsreel theatres to life in the North East. They became agents of IMUTT (The International Ministry of Unauthorised Time Travel) while they assisted Ava Scott in a dangerous mission to capture King Kronos, an evil villain trying to alter time and media development. 

Did they succeed? Why not visit the Year 6 gallery page to see more of their adventures!
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Actions and consequences  with North Shields Magistrates

Year 6 had a super afternoon working with staff from North Shields Magistrates Court when they heard the case of 'Grannies Handbag'. Granny, a vulnerable elderly lady, was assaulted in the street and her handbag was stolen. The class considered all of the things that Granny would have lost, her injuries and the impact of the crime on her confidence / wellbeing. They then learned what consequences the attacker would be faced with once charged.

Following this Class 6 considered some actions and consequences that they might be faced with. In teams they ordered the actions depending on their severity and then match a set of conseqences up to them. The results were very interesting! To see more of them in action please visit the class gallery page.

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Talk for Writing...inspired by Roald Dahl

As part of Dahlicious Day, we imitated an alternate version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as written by Roald Dahl.
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