Welcome to Percy Main Primary School

Welcome to Year 6

The staff you will meet in Year Six are Miss Duffy, Mrs Alexander and Mrs Callaghan.

Miss Duffy will lead the children’s learning as class teacher, with Mrs Callaghan teaching Science.

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. We are also privileged to have the continued support of Susie Jones in order to help build on the children’s fantastic musical 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 Miss Duffy and the team if you have any questions about this important year.
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Autumn Term 2

Rolling in the deep...


During our current learning experience we will explore the topic 'Rolling in the deep'. We will take the plunge into our worlds' seas and oceans to discover what lies beneath. 

Our literacy work will take us on a journey of discovery between a young boy and a talking mackerel! We will use this to inspire some amazing diary entries. After this we will step into the world of Sir David Attenborough while developing our biography writing skills. 

In Maths we will develop our knowledge of shape, co-ordinates and translation in maths using some fishy themes to assist us. 

In Science we will be learning about classification. We will consider the features of different species and how these can be used to group them. Wewill also be learning about the work of Carl Linnaeus. 

We will use some of this learning to inspire  our designs for a new sea species which we will then make of model of using balloons and paper mache along with a range of different materials. We will also study work by Malcolm Bowmer and Colleen Wilcox before using pastels and watercolours to reproduce work by these artists. 

In ICT we will learn about databases and how they can be used to gather, store and analyse information for various purposes. 

We will also be taking a look at the fishing industry across the UK and Europe while considering the fairness of EU fishing policies and how they impact on our trade. 

In music we will be developing our singing skills working on overlay and harmonies in a very special arrangement of Rolling In The Deep by Adele as well as exploring one of the BBC’s Ten Piece units.

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Home Learning

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

Who Dunnit?

During the Autumn Term we explored the topic 'Who Dunnit?', looking at crime and punishment.

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 addition we investigated how electricity in Science. We learnt about how secret messages were sent using Morse Code and then created our own circuits. We even tried to make batteries from potatoes and lemons!

We 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.

Click on the links below to find out more:

Home Learning

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

Hansel and Gretel Drama

We recreated scenes from Hansel and Gretel to help us build vocabulary banks to support our writing.
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Visit to the Side Gallery

We visited the Side Gallery in  Newcastle for a tour of the building and to see an exhibition of photographic work which portrayed the life of the Wallsend Shipbuilders.

This visit links into, and supports, the on-going Amber Project which we are currently working on. It also contributes towards the completion of our ‘Explorer Level’ Arts Award. 

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Baking for our Macmillian Coffee Afternoon

We visited Norham High School and used their fantastic facilities to create these 'secret' cupcakes. A big thank you to Mrs Bowers (Food and Textiles Curriculum Leader) for supporting us.

They looked and tasted amazing!
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Building Learning Power Refresher

During our first week in Year Six, we took part in some trust and team building activities. 

It was a great opportunity to reshresh and develop out Building Learning Power Muscles.
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