Year 6 Secondary Transfer information.
Welcome to Year 6! We hope you’ve had a restful, summer break and are re-energised for the new year ahead. Remember our motto: POSITIVE VIBES... Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen. Always reach for the stars!
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As you know, reading is so important. Here is a list of books that you can read if you wish. Enjoy...
Here are knowledge organisers for our science topics this term.
We will be studying ‘Victorians and the industrial revolution’ as part of our History topic.
Take a look at the knowledge organiser to find out about them and the significant changes that occurred during this time period.
A love for learning - what have year 6 been up to this week?
The children had an amazing time during their trip to Ackers Adventure. They took part in rock climbing, skiing, tobogganing and bell-boating on the canal. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking risks and learning new skills. We admire their courage and perseverance!
Year 6 started their History topic this week by ordering eras on a timeline. They used their deduction skills to find out about life in Victorian Britain by exploring paintings from the Victorian time period.
We have been exploring light and dark tones and practising how to create sketches that appear 3D.
Tuesday 5th October
We had the pleasure of inviting into school visitors for our Victorian workshop. Year 6 explored toys from the era, as well as experiencing what school would have been like for children.
Thursday 14th October
This afternoon children took on the roles of Historians. They examined primary resources (household objects) from the Victorian era and compared houses from this era to modern day living.
Tuesday 19th October
This week in Spanish, year 6 took on the roles of a shopkeeper and customers, asking for and sharing prices of items of clothing. In previous weeks, we have learnt to describe clothes, recapped on colours and numbers and focused on our pronunciation of Spanish words.
Welcome back to Autumn 2! For PSHE this week, we have been self-reflecting and looking at our conduct and behaviour in and out of the classroom, and how we can improve.
The children have really enjoyed learning about the festival Diwali. Check out their work...
To mark Anti-Bullying Week, year 6 have have been thinking about how they can be kind to others, as well as themselves.
This week, we started our new Science topic: Light. The children used torches to explore how light travels before moving onto explaining how it enables us to see.
For our Design and Technology topic, year 6 have learnt about the World's tallest building before designing their own skyscraper. They worked in teams to produce a model of their structure. These are 6D's models:
For their last week before half term, year 6 indulged in a range of activities, including making their own calendars for the new year.
Happy New Year and welcome back!
For our e-safety lesson this week, we have been looking at the different types of cyberbullying and how to capture bullying behaviour online. Take a look at some of the posters we have created.
Year 6 are fortunate to have a coach from Aspire Active working with them this term. The children really enjoyed their first PE session: they took part in various sports games to develop the following skills: teamwork, communication and honesty.
In Science this week, we have been learning about Isaac Newton's theory of colour. Children attempted to make their own colour wheels to help us demonstrate how the colour spectrum works. If you would like, you can also have ago by following the link below:
Year 6 started their new Literacy topic this week: Narrative writing. We began the unit by sharing what our favourite stories were and what genres they belong to. Children than read short stories and identified features belonging to certain genres.
In Science, the children have enjoyed testing materials to find out which one makes the best shadows and why. Making shadow puppets were fun!
We have been exploring Holy Week in Christianity for our RE topic. We explored the events that took part on Palm Sunday and made our very own palm crosses.
To complete our Art topic, each year 6 child created their own 'tile' inspired by our focus artist, Keith Haring. These tiles will be put together to create a year group mural...watch this space!
Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day, the children were encouraged to make their own costumes to wear on the day. Here are some of our children's creations:
Our Book Fair will take place next week. Check out some of the spectacular posters the children created... Who will be the lucky winner...?
In celebration of Science Week, we had the pleasure of Science Boffins visiting our school. The children loved learning all about plasma balls and making slime.
On Monday, year 6 had their first experience of military! Our visitors worked with each class for half of the day, and the children enjoyed their workshops thoroughly.
In Science, we have been investigating the conditions that cause mould to grow on bread. Keeping our investigation a fair test, we found out that mould grows and spreads in damp, humid and wet conditions. Check out the mouldy slice of bread – yuk!
In Art, we are looking at how artists use colour. This week, we focused on Paul Gaugin and how he mixed colours to create tints and shades of green. The children themselves then had a go at mixing colours to create their own landscape painting inspired by Paul Gaugin.
Military Mondays are back! The children enjoyed and worked hard to develop their problem solving and team building skills. A great day with UK Military School.
In Science this week, the children have enjoyed doing lots of practical work in making circuits and exploring the different electrical components.
We have been learning all about the water cycle in Geography. To really understand the main stages of the cycle, we made water cycles in bags! Check out our creations...
This week in Geography, we have been learning about rivers and their journeys from mouth to source. The children drew their own diagrams to explain the different stages, before concentrating on stages of change: meanders and oxbow lakes
We got creative in Geography this week: check out our 3D models to represent the journey of a river.