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Welcome to our Year 6 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.

 

Year 6 swim on Thursdays, and have PE on Tuesdays.

On Fridays they have Drama.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email year6teacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk or call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas - Blood Heart

 

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry. Blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system. Now, surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies. William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made groundbreaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover? Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kickstart a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused to the lungs and heart by smoking. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell.

 

This project runs for the second half of the Summer term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.   

 

Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related. 

 

  • Create an exercise plan for maintaining a healthy heart. Be kind to your heart!  

  • Research information and plan ideas for a weekly menu of food that your heart would love. Spinach, porridge, blueberries, salmon and soya protein are all heart-healthy. 

  • Design and make decorative heart-shaped tokens to give to someone close to your heart. 

  • Find out about the historical tradition of Valentine’s Day. Why are hearts traditionally used as symbols of love? 

  • Songwriters are often inspired by the heart. Search for songs about heartbreak or cheer yourself up by making a playlist of songs to make your heart sing! 

  • Think about what we mean by ‘heart-stopping’. Write about a ‘heart-stopping’ moment in your life. Describe to another person the bodily sensations experienced and then capture it in words as accurately as you can. 

  • Find out about some famous heart surgeons. What do you need to study to become a heart surgeon? How long would it take if you started right now? What skills and personality would make you successful in this role? 

  • Find out about the size and structure of a human heart and compare it to the size, structure and number of hearts in other animals. (Worms have five!) 

  • Find examples of proverbs or idioms relating to the heart, such as ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ or ‘eat your heart out’. See how many you can find and explain what they mean. 

  • What does the phrase ‘Blood is thicker than water’ mean? Write a short story using this as a title. 

  • Find out about the different pulse points on the human body including the side of the neck (carotid), wrist (radial), top of thigh (femoral) and elbow crease (brachial). Test the different pulse points – which one has the strongest pulse? 

At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.

Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed

Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete

Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete

Class Assembly Dates

Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall.

  • 1st October 2021
  • 11th February 2022
  • Leavers Assembly on 22nd July 2022

 

In addition Year 6 will be performing in an End of Year Production on Friday 15th July 2022 at 7pm.

School Trips

Year 6 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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