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2020/2021

Battleships! - December 2020

 

´╗┐Today in Year 6, we have been consolidating our learning of coordinates in the best way possible ... battleships! It got very competitive.

 

  

Ratio and Proportion - December 2020

 

Over the past week, the pupils in Year 6 have been learning about ratio and proportion. They were challenged to scale up quantities for making cupcakes and gingerbread men.

 

 

Music - December 2020

 

This week, Year 6 have been exploring the wonderful world of music. We listened to a classic piece called ‘Mars’ by the world renowned composer Gustav Holst. The children listened and thought about the emotions it made them feel. 

 

 

 

 

Classification - November 2020

 

Year 6 have been looking at how classification works. All living things are divided into large groups called 'kingdoms'. Scientists haven't quite agreed how many kingdoms there are, but many think that there are five: the monera, the protoctista, the plants, the fungi and the animals.  

 

  
 

Kamala Harris - November 2020

 

This afternoon, Year 6 spent some time looking at the achievements of Kamala Harris. We have learnt about her background, upbringing and recent political successes. We then discussed how her position as Vice President is so significant in the world today.

 

  

Body Management - November 2020

 

This half term, Year 6 are learning 'body management' as part of their PE lessons. They were brilliant at learning the moves and putting them into a routine. To finish, the children completed a 'body scan' to identify areas of stress and tension.

 

  

Plasticine Digestive System - November 2020

 

The children in year 6 have been looking at the digestive system as part of their healthy eating focus. They were able to label a diagram and explain the function of each organ before creating their own digestive systems out of plasticine.

 

 

 

 

Adam Woodage - November 2020

 

Some of our aspiring authors in 6G were lucky enough to have a zoom interview with teen author Adam Woodage. They asked brilliant questions and had a fantastic learning experience. 

 

 6L House Cup - October 2020

 

Congratulations to Hufflepuff! Winners of the 6L house cup for this half term. Excellent teamwork and a positive attitude by all.

 

6G House Cup - October 2020

 

Congratulations to ravenclaw, 6G house cup winners!

 

Tudor Houses - October 2020

 

Today, Year 6 have been learning about Tudor houses and how they were made. By the end of the afternoon, they were able to annotate a drawing on how these buildings were constructed and what building materials were used.

 

  

Author Letters - October 2020

 

Now that Year 6 have finished reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the pupils have been intrigued as to the process involved with writing a book and having it published. They have decided to write a letter to their favourite authors asking questions and sharing their favourite reading experiences.

 

Hopefully, some of the children will be lucky enough to gets replies.

 

 

Harry Potter Anagrams - October 2020

 

In our OAA lesson this week, the children had to solve Harry Potter anagrams in teams. The children worked brilliantly in their houses to try and achieve as many house points as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artefacts - October 2020

 

Learning about periods in history also means learning about the everyday tools and objects that people would have used. The children had a great lesson looking at artefacts whilst trying to figure out what the modern day purpose could be.

 

 

Team Building - September 2020

 

Transporting a ball from one side of the hall to the other whilst using drain pipes and not being able to speak is really quite tricky. Here is Year 6 making it look easy as part of a team building PE session.

 

  

 

 

Coat of Arms - September 2020

 

After weeks of planning, the pupils in Year 6 have been using their cross stitch, back stitch and running stitch skills to create their own Tudor coat of arms.

 

   

 

  

Potions - September 2020

 

Year 6 have been putting their word processing skills to the test. Today, the pupils were writing their very own Harry Potter themed potions.

 

 

 

 

Tudor Coat of Arms - September 2020

 

Year 6 have been working exceptionally hard to create their own Tudor coat of arms. Over the past couple of weeks, they have designed and redesigned ideas in their sketch books.

 

Today, they transferred their final idea onto fabric ready to cross stitch next week.

 

  

 

 

Tudor Blind Date - September 2020

 

This afternoon, the pupils have been carrying on with their learning about the Tudors. This lesson was focused on Henry VIII and his 6 wives.

 

We played a game called Tudor Blind Date which helped us to identify who was who.

 

   
 

Diagon Alley - September 2020

 

After a great lesson planning a diary entry last week, Year 6 were ready to write up their best work. The diary entry detailed Harry's first adventure in Diagon Alley and the excitement of being introduced to the wizarding world for the very first time.

 

  

 

 
 

Numeracy - September 2020

 

In numeracy, the children have been consolidating their knowledge of the four operations. This is something they will continue to work on in their home learning and morning Chilli Challenge activity. 

 

 

PE Continued - September 2020

 

Year 6 have continued their brilliant OAA PE sessions. Today, the sun was shining and we had great fun working in small teams to solve problems that involved excellent communication and Maths skills.

 

   

 

   

Hogwarts Letters - September 2020

 

Year 6 have been embracing the challenge of up levelling their own writing. Today, they were improving their draft letter to a perspective Hogwarts student. 

 

  

Spiders - September 2020

 

Year 6 have created their own information sheets all about spiders. They were inspired by their DERIC session this week and researched information using the Internet.
 

 

 

 

PE - September 2020

 

Year 6 have been taking part in some team building activities in their PE lessons. They have worked brilliantly in their houses to complete the challenges.

 

  

 

 

 

 

The Human Body - September 2020

 

Year 6 have started their new science topic ‘The Human Body’. Today, they looked at the function of the heart and were able to construct their own diagram.

 

  

 

 

DERIC - September 2020

 

To finish their excellent first day, Year 6 have been creating their own imaginary worlds based on the text we used in our DERIC session.

 

   

Welcome to 6L - September 2020

 

6L have settled into their first day brilliantly. They came in and settled quickly and have now enjoyed a morning of learning about what Year 6 has in store for them.

 

 

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