Year 6 Autumn 1

A great start to the final year of Panshanger for the children. 

It has been a fun half term of science, where the children have gained a wealth of knowledge about our topic, ‘Light’. They have focussed on investigations to show how light travels; how shadows are affected when variables are changed and the refraction of light. We even constructed our own colour wheels and wrote a recount of a Light Ray.

In PSHE the children have identified their goals and worries for the year ahead. They have shown fantastic values, such as respect, patience and honesty when discussing their rights, responsibilities, rewards and consequences with members of their groups.

In history we have started our topic based on WW2, we looked at the reasons why the war began, what was evacuation and how it affected children and have begun reading our class novel ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. We will be continuing this topic after half term looking at rationing and the eventual end of the war.

Year 6 started the term’s PE with swimming lessons and have since moved to lessons in basketball and hockey. The children are wearing their house T shirts and working in those groups when developing their skills.

We have covered a multitude of learning in both English and Maths. The children have realised the importance of their times tables and are reminding themselves of the many rules of SPaG!