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Badgers Y6

This half term, Badgers will be covering to topic: Hola Mexico!


They will be learning about lots of different areas linked to Mexico, including:


History - Ancient Mayan Civilisation 

Geography - Mexico (inc. Chihuahuan Desert)

Computing - Coding

RE - Incarnation: Was Jesus the Messiah?

Music - Ancient Mayan music

Art and DT - Sculptures, masks and patterns

PE - Real PE and netball

PSHCE - Living in the Wider World


Our class book for this half term will be 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'.






















Spelling tests will continue to be on a Friday.

Homework will be set each Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Children are expected to read a minimum of 5 times per week at home for a minimum of 15 minutes.


Heart dissection on  12/02/20

On Wednesday, Y6s will have the opportunity to take part in investigating and dissecting sheep hearts. I have explained this to the children and that it is optional - if they do not wish to take take they will not have to be in the room. Visit the link below to see pictures of Y6 last year dissecting sheet hearts:

If your child does not wish to take part in the dissection, please inform the office by email or phone.

Many thanks,


Miss Lane.

Working walls

Quilling heart art

Making blood!

British Heart Foundation Fundraiser

Sheep Hearts Dissection


Circulatory System Animations

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Year 6 made their own animations on how the circulatory system works.


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We are Badgers Class. Our teacher is Miss Lane who is also the Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Irvine also teaches us on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon.


Spring 1 - Blood Heart

Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. This half term, Badgers will be covering the following topics:

Science – Circulatory system

RE – Creation and fall

PSHCE – Changes (health and wellbeing)

Art/ DT – Modelling and sculpture

Computing – Online safety

PE – Real PE and gymnastics

PPA – Forest Schools


Our class text for the half term will be 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman.


Spelling tests will continue to be each Friday and homework will be set on Fridays and due in the following Wednesday. Please ensure that your child reads five times per week and you sign their reading record. These will be checked each Monday.


Topic vocabulary - Blood Heart

Some working walls from this half term

Look what we're currently reading

Author visit


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Feedback in a gymnastic lesson

Iceberg experiment

Badgers will be looking at the topic, 'Frozen Kingdom' in Autumn 2. We will be reading 'Nevermoor' by Jessica Townsend.


Here are the areas we will cover:

Geography - Features of polar regions

Science - Living things and their habitats

History - Titanic and emigration and exploration during the 1900s

RE - People of God: how can following God bring freedom and justice?

Computing - Online safety and spreadsheets

PSHCEE - Relationships

PE - Real PE and gymnastics

Art/DT - Inuit Art



Some of our brilliant WW2 show and tells

VE day and VE day preparations

We love reading!

Poem annotating

Peer editing

WW2 art

WW2 evacuees


Our topic this half term will be 'A Child's War' which is based upon WWII. 


History - World War 2, Anne Frank

Geography - Human geography, cities of the UK

Art/DT -following recipes, building structures

Computing - Coding

RE - Sikh worship and community

PE - Real PE and invasion games

PSHCEE - Relationships


Below is a fun facts sheet about the topic. I will also be sending home a knowledge organiser with lots of information about the topic for you to read with your children.