Downfield Primary School

Downfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 8SS

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01992 629 598

Ready! Respect! Safe! We are looking forward to seeing you at parents evenings this week.

Year 6B

Welcome to Year 6! 

 

As a reminder:

  • Homework is due in on a Wednesday.
  • Reading records will be checked on a Tuesday.
  • PE is on a Wednesday afternoon. 

 

Our topic for Spring Term 1 and 2 is Britain at War. Before half term we will be looking at the First War War and how it affected the lives of people living in Cheshunt. We will be following the life of John W. Bush, a soldier from Cheshunt, who went to fight in Europe. After half term we will be focussing on the Second World War. 

Here is some of the artwork we have produced in our topic work. 

We used watercolour and charcoal to create battlefields covered in poppies.

When looking at the trenches we created our own trench art uses pieces of metal and a nail. Soldiers would have created these pieces of art as a distraction from the horrors around them.

Crucial Crew.

 On Friday 16th November, all year 6 pupils took part in an event aimed to raise awareness of safety.

The scheme, ran by Hertfordshire County,  has been a favourite with year 6 children for many years. 

During the morning, children took part in many scenarios which challenged their ideas of safety and risk taking. 

The session was run by members from all sectors of the emergency services.

The sessions included fire safety at home, initial first aid along with rail,water and internet safety. 

On 23rd October, we visited Hatfield House. Henry VIII owned Hatfield House and used it as a nursery for his three children (Mary, Elizabeth and Edward). We were able to find out about life their in Tudor times and meet Henry VIII himself! 

Spelling and Grammar.

As a key aspect of the Year 6 curriculum, it is very important that your children are practising both in school as well as at home.

Below is access to Espresso Learning, a website which has in depth focus on many aspects of your child's curriculum.  

We are including the spelling and grammar resources from years 2-5 as this will help build and establish a strong understanding required for the year 6 text. 

Although not a year 6 requirement, we highly recommend that all children read through this website regularly and take part in the games. 

By re visiting and practising the information from all year groups your children will be in a better position when learning new year 6 grammar goals. 

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/curriculum_browse/index.html?subject=nc2014:classification:862146&grade=ks2

Team Building

On Friday 7th September, the whole of year 6 took part in various team building events. We had a lot of fun and lots of laughs as well as learning more about 6P!