Welcome to Brushwood Junior School!

Brushwood Junior School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Meet the team: 

6L - Mr Lloyd and Mr Kerslake

6N - Miss Nangle, Miss Petch and Mrs Reynolds




In Autumn Term, the children read the book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Caroll. This is a story about a group of children who have been evacuated from London to Devon during the Blitz. A story of mystery and intrigue including secret codes and captured German pilots. The children had the opportunity to step into the role of the main characters as they were being evacuated from the cinema during an air raid. Through hot seating and freeze framing, the children were able to empathise with children from this era.

They have then written a diary entry through the perspective of one of the characters using emotive and descriptive language and applying grammar and punctuation they have been studying.  





In Autumn Term, the children have secured their knowledge of place value and the four operations. The children used using visual and practical manipulatives before moving onto concrete methods to embed fluency. Within each lesson, we continue to stretch the children's understanding through applying and reasoning questions, as well as investigations and discussion. 





In the Autumn Term, Year 6 are exploring WW2. We began the topic by investigating primary and secondary sources of historical information and asking questions about  how the artefact could help understand what life was like in the war and its reliability. The children had the opportunity to take part in an evacuation drill where they were all asked to sit underneath the table to take cover during an air raid. We analysed Hitler's rise to power, Chamberlain's appeasement strategy and debated as a class as to whether it was the right policy to follow.

They have investigated the government's evacuation policy and found out first hand experiences of evacuees. The children will now investigate whether the Battle of Britain was a turning point in the war. They have been encouraged to look into their own family's experiences of the war and have found out so many stories!  




In Autumn Term, the children in Year 6 begin the year by learning about electricity and light for their Science lessons. The children in year 6 participated in a practical lesson where they needed to demonstrate collaboration and resilience to produce a circuit. They used a range of equipment, such as, batteries, buzzers, lightbulbs, motors, wires and switches. All children participated and were success in creating a working circuit. They have worked collaboratively to investigate the changing volume of buzzers and brightness of lightbulbs. 



Science investigations

Religious Education

Each term, the children explore a new question related to the topic that they are learning about. 


Autumn term - Ethics and Morals: Why do our ideas of right and wrong come from?



In art, the children have learnt techniques using oil pastels and composed a 'Blitz' scene from World War 2.


The children have discussed why we have rules and how we develop our value codes. We have then found out about drugs and medicines and their effect on us. The children acted out various scenarios with a dilemma of peer pressure and discussed how to respond. 


The children have been introduced to orienteering which will be developed over the year. They have found out about keys and symbols of maps and discovered how to orientate a map - while getting fit! They have also been learning hockey skills.