Welcome to 6B!!!
First, a little bit about 'Miss Brock' for those who don't know me yet.
The signs on my door really tell my story: Brock means badger in old English so you will see lots of badgers around our classroom; I love music and am known for bursting out into song at any given moment throughout the day - you have been warned; I enjoy performing on stage (acting and singing); and of course, I'm an absolute book worm!! I devour books and am always on the lookout for any recommendations. Then there is my Alice in Wonderland 'We're all mad in here' picture - no further comment needed really.
Life in 6B is all about working hard but having fun whilst we do it. This year, you will be investigators, scientists, writers, mathematicians, artists, thinkers, debaters, sportspeople, designers and so much more! You will need detective eyeballs, mad-scientist hair and big generous hearts to support each other as we dive into our topics and learn more about the world around us.
We start in terms 1 and 2 by exploring the Industrial Revolution and learning about Queen Victoria, steam engines, Brunel, the lives of the rich and the poor, children’s jobs, the workhouses, how lives and cities changed (including in Bristol), the slave trade and how the Victorians made Christmas as we know it!
Terms 3 and 4 take a geography focus where we study Our World: the layers of the Earth, the continents, oceans and tectonic plates; earth quakes, mountains and volcanoes; hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, droughts and other extreme weather events; and find out more about climate change, global warming and what we can do to help.
In terms 5 and 6 we return to history; this time studying the Ancient Maya who, despite being on the other side of the world, developed a society with many striking similarities to the Ancient Egyptians whom they could never have met! We will explore their cities, life styles, religions and scientific discoveries as well as their fascinating number system (did you know they had a zero value unlike the Romans?). We will investigate their writing system, try to wrap our heads around their confusing (but sophisticated) calendars, follow how they turned a simple bean into the drink of the Gods (chocolate!) and finally explore theories about what caused this mighty civilization to disappear.
In the middle of all this, we will also read some great books together, develop our maths and scientific skills, go on trips and camp, share our learning with family and friends through assemblies and the year 6 production and generally have fun whilst learning!
See you all soon!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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