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Year 6 2019/2020

Welcome back to Term 2!

Our curriculum focus for this term is to be able to answer the question 'How do you build an Empire?'

We will do this by exploring the life and reign of Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution.

Our end point will be to create a series of diary entries describing the impact and influences of the Victorian Empire.

 

Key questions:

  • Who was Queen Victoria and why was she was important?
  • What was the industrial revolution?
  • Why was the Victorian era so important for important for inventions?
  • How did medical care improve during the Victorian era?
  • How did Victorians enjoy their leisure time?

Week 6

 

This week we have been completing our Science experiments on shadows, analysing our results and creating graphs. 

In Art the children have been looking at work created by famous Victorian artist, William Morris.  The children then produced some printing, thinking carefully about the detail. 

The children researched Victorian Christmas traditions, later producing leaflets which included important information and pictures. 

Year 6 Christmas Event

Thank you to the parents who came to join us, the children enjoyed making Cornucopia and learning about the Victorian tradition. 

  

 

 

 

Next Week

  • In English we will be looking closely at Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'
  • Learning more about Victorian inventions and who was Thomas Edison
  • Christmas Dinner day

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

 

This week the children have been revisiting 2D and 3D shape, thinking of their properties and making nets.

   

 

In DT this week the children worked in teams to start constructing their bridges, adapting and modifying as they came across a problem. 

Science this week has been very hands on as the children have been investigating mirrors. The children found out how mirrors work and how the images are different in the three types of mirror.

     

 

 

Our P.E sessions this term are gymnastics, where the children will take part in a variety of activities using the specialised equipment. 

    

 

 

 

Road Safety

On Wednesday the children went out and about as part of our road safety, we put the Green Cross Code into action. While on our walk we talked about the dangers when crossing the roads around school, where would be the safest place to cross and how to cross the Pelican crossing safely. 

    

 

Next Week

  • In Science we will be investigating shadows. 
  • In English we are writing diary entries. 
  • In our R.E sessions we will be learning about the importance of the Golden Temple within the Sikh religion. 

 

Week 3

 

This week the children have been revisiting work on fractions, developing their knowledge of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as well as converting mixed number fractions into improper fractions. 

In English they have been reading extracts from a variety of books based on World War 1. 

In DT the children have started designing their bridges, thinking carefully about how to make the structure sturdy. 

Next week 

  • In Science we will be investigating mirrors, finding out how they produce images and whether the shape of the mirror makes a difference. 
  • In Maths we will be investigating properties of 3D and 2D shapes. 

 

Week 2

 

In Art this week the children have used different media to produce Remembrance Day paintings. They used charcoal to create their silhouette of a hill, then used water colour paint for their poppies, overall focusing on blending. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

 

We have had a fantastic start to the term with workshops and an introduction to this terms Enquiry. 

 

This week the children had a Road safety workshop run by Mr Smart from Kwik fit.  The children were given tips and information on keeping safe, following the Green Cross Code and being safe on bikes, scooters and roller blades. 

Interestingly they were fascinated by the fines people could get for not following the rules of the road. 

The the knowledge from this workshop was taken back into class and will form part of our Jigsaw for this term. 

Each child made a road safety quiz and we had a discussion on what we now know.  

  

 

On Thursday the children took part in a workshop by Chartwells, where they were learning about healthy eating. The children were able to make healthy breakfast bars, giving them a unique shape, name and slogan. 

 

  

 

 

 

Next Week

  • Our focus is on remembrance poetry and World War One poems.
  • Fractions
  • How does light travel? How do we see objects?
  • Celebrating differences in Jigsaw. What is normal?
  • Remembrance Day art.

Week 6

 

This week we have been completing our Science experiments on shadows, analysing our results and creating graphs. 

In Art the children have been looking at work created by famous Victorian artist, William Morris.  The children then produced some printing, thinking carefully about the detail. 

The children researched Victorian Christmas traditions, later producing leaflets which included important information and pictures. 

Year 6 Christmas Event

Thank you to the parents who came to join us, the children enjoyed making Cornucopia and learning about the Victorian tradition. 

  

 

 

 

Next Week

  • In English we will be looking closely at Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'
  • Learning more about Victorian inventions and who was Thomas Edison
  • Christmas Dinner day

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

 

This week the children have been revisiting 2D and 3D shape, thinking of their properties and making nets.

   

 

In DT this week the children worked in teams to start constructing their bridges, adapting and modifying as they came across a problem. 

Science this week has been very hands on as the children have been investigating mirrors. The children found out how mirrors work and how the images are different in the three types of mirror.

     

 

 

Our P.E sessions this term are gymnastics, where the children will take part in a variety of activities using the specialised equipment. 

    

 

 

 

Road Safety

On Wednesday the children went out and about as part of our road safety, we put the Green Cross Code into action. While on our walk we talked about the dangers when crossing the roads around school, where would be the safest place to cross and how to cross the Pelican crossing safely. 

    

 

Next Week

  • In Science we will be investigating shadows. 
  • In English we are writing diary entries. 
  • In our R.E sessions we will be learning about the importance of the Golden Temple within the Sikh religion. 

 

Week 3

 

This week the children have been revisiting work on fractions, developing their knowledge of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as well as converting mixed number fractions into improper fractions. 

In English they have been reading extracts from a variety of books based on World War 1. 

In DT the children have started designing their bridges, thinking carefully about how to make the structure sturdy. 

Next week 

  • In Science we will be investigating mirrors, finding out how they produce images and whether the shape of the mirror makes a difference. 
  • In Maths we will be investigating properties of 3D and 2D shapes. 

 

Week 2

 

In Art this week the children have used different media to produce Remembrance Day paintings. They used charcoal to create their silhouette of a hill, then used water colour paint for their poppies, overall focusing on blending. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

 

We have had a fantastic start to the term with workshops and an introduction to this terms Enquiry. 

 

This week the children had a Road safety workshop run by Mr Smart from Kwik fit.  The children were given tips and information on keeping safe, following the Green Cross Code and being safe on bikes, scooters and roller blades. 

Interestingly they were fascinated by the fines people could get for not following the rules of the road. 

The the knowledge from this workshop was taken back into class and will form part of our Jigsaw for this term. 

Each child made a road safety quiz and we had a discussion on what we now know.  

  

 

On Thursday the children took part in a workshop by Chartwells, where they were learning about healthy eating. The children were able to make healthy breakfast bars, giving them a unique shape, name and slogan. 

 

  

 

 

 

Next Week

  • Our focus is on remembrance poetry and World War One poems.
  • Fractions
  • How does light travel? How do we see objects?
  • Celebrating differences in Jigsaw. What is normal?
  • Remembrance Day art.

Week 8

In science this week the children took part in an experiment to understand how certain adaptations help living things to survive. The children learnt about Charles Darwin's Galapagos Island Finches which he studied while on his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. During the experiment the children used objects to simulate beaks, they collected different food types and collected the results. The children then wrote about their findings. 

 

  

 

 

In Art this week the children have used different media (Water colour paint and charcoal) to create Autumn pictures. 

 

   

 

  

 

Thank you to all the parents/carers who were able to attend our Year 6 showcase, we hope you enjoyed sharing your inspirational people and eating the delicious cakes, made by the children. 

  

 

  

 

 

Week 7

 

Year 6 took part in a workshop run by two PCSO'S from our community. During the workshop the children were taught about the importance of believing in themselves, keeping safe, not being judgmental and how to report crimes. 

 

"They told us to be calm, honest and controlled when dealing with the Police."

 

"We played a game where we learnt about not judging people by their appearance or character"

 

"I learnt that it doesn't matter what gender you are, you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it."

The children asked some interesting questions and fully took part in the discussions. 

  

This week the children finished their fantastic rosettes, which are now on display in the school hall. 

  

 

  

 

Week 6

 

Educational visit to London

 

The children in Year 6 had the opportunity to visit London, this is linked to our Enquiry this term. While they were there the visited The Houses of Parliament and went on the London Eye. 

The children went into the House of Commons and enjoyed learning new facts.

   

 

This weeks inspirational person has been Emmeline Pankhurst, the children have read about her tireless efforts to change the law and allow women to vote. They learnt about the suffragettes and the impact they had. 

 

In DT the children have designed and started to make their own rosettes which follows on from our Enquiry work on inspirational people.   

 

  

 

 

On Tuesday the children had the opportunity to take part in a skateboarding workshop where they were taught how to stand onto the board, do trick and travel safely. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Week 5

 

This week the children have been learning about Martin Luther King, reading extracts from his biography and his famous speech 'I Have a Dream'. The children then thought about what their dreams maybe and wrote their own I Have a Dream statements. 

 

The children presented their finished powerpoints on characteristics of dinosaurs, these were fantastic and the children found out a variety of interesting facts.

   

 

  

Week 4

Trumpets

The children are very lucky to be able to learn to play the trumpet this year. They have been learning how to hold the trumpet, use the mouth piece and play the note C.

   

 

In Science this week the children have been building on their knowledge of fossils and dinosaurs, researching the charateristics of dinosaurs and finding out why they had certain characteristics. The children then produced a powerpoint presentation to show their findings. 

  

 

In English we have been finding out about Nelson Mandela.

Why was he such an inspirational person? 

Week 3

 

This week we have been learning about the famous author Roald Dahl, reading extracts from his books and writing biographies about him. 

We were very lucky on Tuesday to have an author visit us. Her name is Jenny McLachlan, she talked about her past and why she decided to write a book. The children acted out parts of the story during the assembly and had the opportunity to ask her questions. 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Week 2

 

What a fantastic week we've had, getting to know each other, new routines and discussing our rules for the coming year.

This week in English we have looked at the book Flotsam, focusing on some key questions. 

  • What can I see?
  • What can I infer?
  • I wonder...

Image result for flotsam

 

Plastic Pollution is a hot topic in Year 6 and we have researched and produced poster highlighting the effects on our World. 

 

 

 

Health Squad

 

Today the children took part in a session about keeping healthy, looking at the heart, how it works and its functions. The children then had a basketball session where they were taught new skills. 

  

 

  

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