Featherby Junior School

Maritime Academy Trust
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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is made up of three classes: Bagheera, Shere Khan and Mowgli

In year six our classes are themed around Rudyard Kipling’s famous story, Jungle book. Kipling was an English writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He is best known for his poems and stories set in India during the period of British imperial rule. Kipling wrote Jungle book in 1894 whilst he lived in the United States, the story continues to inspire children and has been animated into an award winning, 3D film in 2016.

In Year 6 everyone has the same opportunities to receive quality first teaching and learning experiences, allowing everyone to achieve.

There are many themes that thread through the story of an orphaned boy who is brought up by wolves. Relationships grow strong through being inclusive, there is no discrimination between the wolf cubs and Mowgli. In Year 6 everyone has the same opportunities to receive quality first teaching and learning experiences, allowing everyone to achieve. Many characters remain loyal to each other, even through the most desperate of times, such as when Mowgli is captured, Kaa, an arch rival supports Bagheera and Baloo. In every Year 6 class we try to live up to this by working hard and being kind to one another. Resilience is shown by Mowgli as he struggles at times to settle in as a wolf cub, remembering the rules of the jungle and trying to do his best, in Year 6 we try to do this with a ‘Can do’ attitude, support one another to do our best ; we have learned ‘how to learn’. Lastly, Mowgli always respects the jungle and its inhabitants. As a cohort we are learning to consider how our actions affect others and always take responsibility for our actions.

The strength of the wolf is the pack; the strength of the pack is the wolf.

We are a very enthusiastic Year group and always enjoy practical and real-life activities. We love learning new things and discuss our ideas enthusiastically. Different topics we will cover this year are chocolate, its history, how it is marketed and the science behind its melting points. We will also studied the impact of World War Two on the people of Britain, how life changed for everyone and how it continues to impact on the nation. We will visit Forge house, which is an interesting way to compare how much life has changed since the 1940’s. We will learn how to survive – a Bear Grylls experience – making a shelter, foraging for food and lighting a fire without matches! We will finish our great time at Featherby by putting on a memorable production for the whole school and setting up a business of our very own, this will involve learning how to advertise, budget accounts and forecast future expenditure – a great life skill!