Hambleton (Yr 6)
Welcome to Hambleton Class
Welcome back to a new year in Hambleton Class where Hambleton’s learning will be led by Mrs Hicks who is ably assisted by our wonderful TA, Mrs Fenn (and Mrs Chapman on a Tuesday afternoon).
This first term we have joined Victor the Viking, a fearsome Viking warrior, who will lead us on our learning about ‘BLOOD, GUTS AND GORE’. Our focus will be on the Vikings as invaders and settlers, although the children are more looking forward to the raiding rather than the settling!
As creative writers we will be writing newspaper recounts about the Viking raids, diaries from the perspective of the Viking and the monk and narrative poetry telling the story of the raid on Lindisfarne. We will also follow Victor the Viking through the mystery of Viking sagas and quests to create our own. During the term we will attempt to write in runes (Viking writing) and re enact some of the famous Viking battles that took place.
As mathematicians we are going to ‘crack’ our times tables with our new once a week challenge. As well as measuring accurately when we make nets for our longships, we will look at calculating the area and perimeter of monastery gardens and plotting coordinates for our Viking trade routes.
In Science our work will include learning about the human body including blood, the heart and circulation and nutrients, diet and exercise.
Other areas of our theme work will include designing and making helmets and shields, creating a Viking Quest Game, looking at long ships and how they float and keep waterproof (or not!), along with learning about the Vikings as settlers and traders and what their beliefs were.
In RE we will focus on Stories of Faith and why the ancient stories of the Bible are still so significant for Christian communities today. The children will hear some great stories and be given the opportunity to explore and reflect on the deeper meanings contained within them. This will enable them to creatively explore the ways these stories speak today about relationships, safety and danger, vulnerability and beliefs about the ‘hand of God’ in human life. The stories chosen will act as a platform for exploring the children’s beliefs and will create opportunities for questions and fresh insights for the children. We will also look at how our beliefs differ to those of the Vikings.
Finally a quick reminder that PE is on a Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon and that they will be outside for both sessions, weather permitting, so warm tracksuits will become necessary as the term heads towards winter time.
There will be lots of other exciting learning opportunities this term for your children and as always we greatly appreciate your help and support. If you have any special skill you would like to share or would just like to come in and give a helping hand you are always welcome!