Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Lyatt & Mrs Kumari
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.