Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Lyatt & Mrs Kumari
It has been wonderful to have the children back in the classroom over the past few weeks and what a busy few weeks it has been! We have started our new text in English - Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman - which links directly to our science topic Animals including Humans. In science, we have been studying the ciculatory system and the role the heart plays in this. The children have made clay models of the heart, created sketches and produced videos, as scientists of 'Rad Lab', explaining the circulatory system (whilst wearing their personally designed lab coats)! We have also enjoyed RE day, Red Nose Day and Bikeability over the past few weeks. Have a look at the pictures below to see what we have been up to since our return to school!
Week ending 11th December
This week has been one filled with lots of exciting activities! On Monday and Tuesday, Year 6 children took part in Bikeability sessions, learning how to ride their bikes safely in preparation for cycling on the road. Despite the cold weather, the children had a great time!. On Monday afternoon the children watched Martin's Christingle service and then had the opportunity to make their own Christingle. Wednesday was Christmas Dinner day and the children enjoyed pulling their crackers and having a festive lunch with their friends! We also mangaged to fit in a little bit of work this week! The children worked hard in maths, learning how to solve division calculations using long division. In DT, the children have been busy designing their fairground rides - they are so excited to be making these next week!
Week ending 4th December
It has been another busy week in Year 6. This week, in Theme, Year 6 have been planning and writing historical narratives set in the Victorian times. In science, the children have been learning to classify animals by their characteristics.We have continued with our 'Fraction Friday' lessons, focusing, this week, on multiplying fractions. During our Teaching Live session on Thursday, Ellis was overjoyed when Pie Corbett read out a piece of his writing! Have a look at his super work below.
Week ending 27th November
This week we have been using drama to explore how a character feels at different points of a text. We focused on the character of Jim from Street Child. The children created some lovely freeze frames depicting Jim's time working for Grimy Nick. As part of our DT fairgound project, Year 6 have been using electronics to investigate how they might make their fairground rides move. On Fridays, for the remainder of term, we will be focusing on fractions in our maths lessons (Fraction Friday!). This week, we focused on adding and subtracting fractions
Week ending 20th November 2020
In Theme and English this week, Year 6 have been learning more about child labour during the Victorian times. They used their knowledge of this, and grammar work on persuasive techniques, to write a persuasive letter from the point of view of Dr Barnardo, demanding that child labour be abolished. In science, we have started our new topic Living Things and their Habitats and have been learning all about classifying living things. In maths, the children have been working hard to compare fractions, decimals and percentages.
Week ending 13th November 2020
This week, Year 6 had a virtual visit from Rebecca at Barnardos Children's Charity and a local Police Constable to discuss the importance of staying safe online. The children listened carefully and answered Rebecca's questions thoughtfully. In science this week, we have been investigating the effect coloured filters have on the way we see the colour of an object. In maths we have been learning about decimal numbers and converting between decimals and fractions. To round off the week, the children came into school wearring something spotty for Children in Need. The class really enjoyed playing the games that the prefects had organised for the day!
Week ending 6th November 2020
Year 6 have had a great first week back after the half term and the children have been busy producing some super pieces of work. Monday was our RE day, and the children spent the day findiing out about what Sikhism is like in Britian today. In Theme, the children have been discovering how the landscape of Britain changed during the Industrial Revolution. In English, the children have written character descriptions in the form of a wanted poster for the character Grimy Nick from our class text Street Child. Year 6 were excited to see the addition of a 'Starbooks' reading area this week and they have been busy writing bookmark book recommendations for other children in school.
PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOURS (week beginning 19th October)
This week, all classes have been learning about 'Protective Behaviours' as part of our PSHE. If you would like to find out more about what we are learning, please take a look at the links below.
Week ending 16th October 2020
Each week we study a new text as part of our whole class reading, this week's text has been Jabberwocky. The children have had so much fun learning and performing the poem! It has been great to see the children devote their own time this week to learning the poem and the support the class has shown whilst each group has performed. We are working hard to find a way to share these videos, so please keep checking back to see if they have uploaded.
Week ending Friday 2nd October 2020
What another busy week it has been in year 6! In English, we have been continuing to study our key text Street Child by Berlie Doherty and gaining a deeper understanding of the main character, Jim. In preperation for our writing next week, the children have been looking at the features of an informal letter. In Theme we have been researching life in a Victorian workhouse and the children have produced some super pieces of work related to this. In science, we have been finding out about reflection and refraction and carrying out investigations to show haw light is reflected.
Week ending 25th September 2020
This week the children have been continuing their Theme work on the Victorian era and they have been researching and writing a biography about Queen Victoria. On Thursday we had an incredibly exciting English lesson as we took part in a live Zoom lesson with author and poet Pie Corbett. The children developed their understanding similes, metaphors and personification and used this knowledge to create some wonderful poetry. In Science, the children have been learning about how light travels and how we see objects.