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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Monday, SWIMMING KITS ON Tuesday (w1) AND Friday (W2)**

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    Year 6 Project, Spring 2 term 2022: Ancient Civilisations

    Entry Point:

    Have a look at our Twitter and the Newsletter to see our incredible 3D Maya masks.

    Exit Point:

    Maya festival of culture – Date to be confirmed following SATs

  • What’s the big idea?

    What’s the big idea?

    What holds an empire together? Perhaps it is faith – a belief in a single god or many different gods. Perhaps it is dependency – a need to work together and to help one another. Or perhaps it is leadership – strong individuals whose power and wisdom are admired. These bonds help to make empires strong. But the bigger they become, the more difficult they are to hold together...

  • What will we be learning?


    We will know:

    • How the Maya built their towns
    • About the Maya hierarchy
    • About the Maya’s gods and beliefs
    • How the Maya wrote
    • How the Maya’s Empire declined
    • What a Benin city might have looked like
    • About Benin beliefs and celebrations
    • What happened to their kingdom


    We will  be able to:

    • Plan and perform a West African masquerade


    We will be able to:

    • Make a West African masquerade mask and costume
  • Knowledge Organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    We will know

    • How to approach the maths SATs papers to show our ability in all areas of the maths curriculum
  • English
    • We will be reading Middleworld to support our Ancient Civilisations project. We will be applying our knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling to help us.

  • Year 6 Notes & Dates

    School day:

    The Year 6 school day starts at 8.45am. Your child needs to enter school through the main gate and walk through the KS2 playground. Staff will direct your child.

    All adults dropping off or picking up children must wear face masks from now on. Thank you. Please ensure you stay two metres away from other families.

    Your child needs to be collected from the KS2 playground at 3.15pm, unless they walk home alone. If your child can walk home alone, please fill out the form that you can collect from the office (this includes those children who walked home alone last year).   

    PE kits & swimming

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 6 PE day is Monday. Wyvern 1 need swimming kit on Tuesdays and Wyvern 2 on Fridays.

    Swimming lessons will start on Tuesday 11th January for Wyvern One, and Friday 14th January for Wyvern Two.

    Home Learning:

    • Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!

    We always show your children how to complete the home learning but please email us if you have any problems. Thank you!

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email:  wyvern@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here: wyvern@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk


    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.


    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 6 Team

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher/team.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that we have more time at the end of the day or email us on the address below : wyvern@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm. 


Can you help?!

If you have any information (stories, photos, experiences, artefacts etc) to help with our project, please send them in.

Thank you!

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