Year 6 includes the following themes:
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Local Study||Victorian Reformers||WWII - Turning Points||WWII - Turning Points||Evolution||Moving On|
Monday 24th June
We worked with local artist Mandy Billington and Glow Active to create glow-in-the-dark artwork of famous landmarks. Can you guess what they are?
Monday 24th June
As a post-SATS PE enrichment morning, we worked with Glow Active's Daryl in a session of glow-in-the-dark sports.
Wearing fluorescent bibs, we played a range of team games and dodgeball on a glow-in-the-dark court with UV lights and music.
Here are some pictures of our exciting glow-in-the-dark experience:
Gentleshaw Wildlife Sanctuary visit
Friday 29th June 2019
As part of our Evolution topic, Gentleshaw brought a range of different birds, reptiles and mammals into school to see us.
We were given a talk about the evolution of tawny owls, barn owls, kestrels, snakes and skunks. Then, we were able to ask questions about the animals, stroke and hold some of them, watch others fly and draw two animals of our choice – the skunk and the owl.
It was a very interesting morning and we learnt lots about our Evolution topic.
Thank you Gentleshaw!
Thursday 28th June 2019
Our Careers Fair this year was a huge success! We were lucky enough to showcase a wide range of jobs and professions across the afternoon.
At our event, we learnt about being in the police force and the armed forces, hairdressing, nursing, veterinary nursing , engineering, butchery, floristry, accountancy and running your own business, computer programming and moving up to secondary school.
The children asked lots of fantastic questions and were very inspired by the variety of careers.
We would like to say a massive thank you to all those involved for making our second Careers Afternoon a great experience for the children (Perkins, Perry's Butchers, Nurse Jones, Shires Vets, Mrs Egan, Mrs Sillito and daughter, Zoe, Mr and Mrs Fortune, PSCO Gareth Higgins and Sir Graham Balfour - others to be added soon!).
Year 6 Enterprise Challenge
Working with a professional artist and ceramicist, Year 6 designed and produced a set of products to be sold at the Summer Fair. The aim is to make enough money to cover the costs of materials and services with hopefully a little extra as profit.
As well as the skills of art and design, Year 6 will also need to apply their maths skills to calculate the necessary pricing and English skills to market and promote the product to the public.
Post SATS Celebrations
SATS are over! Yipppeeee!
To celebrate the end of our testing week, we were lucky enough to have a film, pizza and popcorn party afternoon.
Here our some pictures from our well earned treat:
Year 6 Spelling 'Bee'
On Friday 3rd May, we held a Spelling 'Bee' in the School Hall.
The children were given a range of different spellings to work out from unscrambling letters and playing hangman, to group and individual mini spelling tests.
The children were all very excited to take part and had been working very hard to learn their spelling words.
The impact of the Spelling 'Bee' was fantastic and both Year 6 classes were competing against each other.
Here are our top spellers from the competition: Freddie, Evie, Ellie, Izzy, Tommy, Vinnie, Finley, Leo, Callum and James
Our overall winners from the competition was Year 6 I. Well done to both Year 6 classes!
World War II Writing
Using 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian and
'Welcome to Nowhere' by Elizabeth Laird as a stimulus,
we were inspired to write our own WW2 stories.
We have developed our own narratives which engage the reader
by developing characters and atmosphere
through description, action and dialogue.
We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them!
The Blitz: 7th September 1940 - 11th May 1941
BlitzKrieg - Lightening War
During WW2, the Germans launched a bombing campaign
Here are our advice leaflets for protecting your family at home
during 'The Blitz':
Propaganda in World War II
In WW2, Britain wanted all men and women to be involved in helping to win the war.
They used propaganda to influence people to help and raise morale of the people at home and those fighting abroad.
Here are some examples of our propaganda posters:
Shakespeare Week - 18th-24th March 2019
We focused on the Scottish tale of
for this year's Shakespeare week.
Here are some examples of our great work:
As part of our study of Macbeth, we wrote a radio news bulletin on the murder of Banquo, Macbeth's best friend.
Here are our radio reports; we hope you enjoy listening to them.
After we had acted out the scene of Banquo's unfortunate death,
we used the laptops to write a newspaper report of the events.
Here are our reports:
Shakespeare inspired Art Work
Together with 6O, we used our reasoning skills to solve maths questions.
For each correct reasoning challenge we completed,
we were able to complete one 'Mathletics' circuit.
Circuits in Science
We all tested cell batteries to see if we could build a range of working
circuits using bulbs and buzzers.
Next, we built incomplete circuits for others to fix.
Here are some pictures of our circuits:
Measuring in Maths
We joined forces with 6O to challenge our understanding of measurement. We used metre sticks to measure and draw metre squared squares and estimated how many children we thought could fit in each square. We then tested our estimations by squeezing into the shapes.
One World Week
As part of One World week, we learnt all about Italy.
In class, we designed tourism leaflets, created modern versions of the Mona Lisa and used our measuring skills to make pizza dough with lots of tasty toppings!
Fun with Fractions? Is that possible?
The answer is yes! We used our understanding of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages to play dominos.