Walliams Class Year 6
Welcome to your new class page. I hope you’re all ready for your last year at St. Mary’s in Year 6 (which we will definitely make your best year).
You will starting school on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 8.45am and finishing the school day at 3.20pm, entering and exiting through the Year 6 outside door.
Look below at your weekly timetable and the topics you will be learning in each term.
P.E will be on a Wednesday so please ensure you wear your trainers EVERY Wednesday. As the weather will be getting colder, please wear a dark-coloured tracksuit to school as all PE will be done outside when possible. This also eliminates changing of clothes during the school day. You will also be having Tennis lessons on a Monday morning in groups so you will need to wear your PE clothing on that day too.
You will all be receiving your 'Prefect' badges and your 'Red Tie' in an award assembly via Zoom on Friday 9th September at 1pm. Parents will be invited to attend via Zoom.
I look forward to seeing you all at the start of term.
Timetable and Yearly Overview
Term 1 Medium Term plans
Ancient Greek Day 2021
Year 6 will be taking part in an 'Ancient Greek Day' as a hook into the first term's topic on Ancient Greece. We will be making own Chitons on Friday 3rd September so don't forget to bring a plain white/cream/grey flat sheet into school on the first day back.
The morning workshop consists of a short introduction to Greek life and culture, followed by four engaging activities:
- A Greek quiz, with loads of fun Greek facts for the children to discover
- Archimedes’ Stomachion – the oldest known mathematical puzzle
- Petteia, the Greek strategy game
- Myths and legends – the children are transported to a Greek theatre where they re-enact Greek myths and legends
After lunch, your Greek warrior will demonstrate his weapons and armour. Then the differences between the city states of Athens and Sparta are explored, the children take a lesson in democracy, which is followed by a mini Olympic Games.
The great battle of Gaugamela between Alexander the Great and King Darius will round off an engaging and fun day.
Did you know…?
Our Greek Warriors are very much in demand for their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject. They have appeared in many films, historical documentaries and on the BBC’s “Horrible Histories”.