Year 6-King's Cross
Meet The Teacher
My name is Miss Irvine and I am thrilled to be teaching in Year Six again this year and to finally be able to call my own class Kings Cross! I cannot wait for us to have a fresh look on our learning this year with Miss C.Gooding joining us as part of the teaching team. There is no doubt it will be tough as we have SATs' to prepare for but we do have lots of exciting themes to make our learning as enjoyable as possible as well as school visits to give us plenty to look forward to! We are joined in class by Miss Veale and Miss Allen on our journey also.
One of my favourite subjects is Art - without a doubt! However saying that, I have found a love for many other subjects since being in Year Six, such as: Science; Maths; and English.
Things to Remember
- PE Kits must be in school at all times. Our PE days are Monday and Friday's. Each Friday, I will send PE Kits home with your child to be washed.
- Water Bottles and Reading Diaries must be in school at all times.
- Homework is issued each Friday. Homework will be made up of three activities: GPS; Reading; and Arithmetic. This must be returned by the following Thursday.
What are we learning this Half Term?
In our Maafa project, we will be learning about Africa today and the ancient kingdoms that thrived on the continent for thousands of years. We will learn about the origins of the transatlantic slave trade in the 15th century and Britain’s involvement from the time of Elizabeth I, when John Hawkins became the first British slave trader. I want us to be able to understand the structure of the transatlantic slave trade and the consequences of enslavement for enslaved people. We hope to also discover how the people of Britain benefited from the money and goods produced by the slave trade and learn about the causes and consequences of the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the worldwide African diaspora and the European colonisation in Africa. We will also explore the lives and actions of black people in 20th century Britain. They will understand how the Race Relations Act of 1965 became the first piece of British legislation to tackle racial discrimination and know that the Equality Act 2010 provides people with protection against racism and other forms of discrimination, today. In addition, we will also explore the lives of black people who have made significant contributions to Britain and will celebrate black culture in Britain today.
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