Year 6 Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 blog

Here you will find out all about life in our busy year group. It is a vital year for our children and we hope this site will provide you with updates of all the exciting things that are going on in school. Please check back often to find out what the children have been doing.

 

 

Welcome to Year 6

It’s only week three and already Year 6 have been swamped with exciting and invigorating curriculum coverage, lessons and visitors. We are loving our new class novel Holes which we are reading in literacy as well as Fireweed, our class reader. This text is all about children living through WW2 in London, helping the children to get an insight into life during the Blitz.

We have a specialised PE teacher in teaching tag rugby at the moment which the children have fully engaged in. Please make sure children come in full PE kit on a Monday so they don’t miss out. We have also had an electrical engineer in to help get our electricity unit in science off to an ‘electrifying’ start and the energy from the kids was over 300,000 volts!!!

Sign up sheets are available now for parent’s evening on Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd of October, if you are unable to get into school to sign up for a slot could you please put some possible times in your child’s diary and we will accommodate you the best we can with your given day and time. Looking forward to speaking to you all soon.

Animal Adaptation

IMG_0925 IMG_0932 IMG_0938 IMG_1063 IMG_1064 IMG_1068 IMG_1069 IMG_1072On Friday 23rd March, Year 6 welcomed Paul and his colleague to school where they turned our classrooms into an Animal Adaptation game show; if David Attenborough did panto, that show would have been it! Classes competed with each other, thinking like scientists exploring a variety of ways in which animals adapt to their environments. Following that, as if we weren’t already science-mad, we explored evolution by natural selection of the birds on ‘Clippy Island’ as though we were Charles Darwin! We explored links between birds, theirs beaks and their diet to see which birds were able to survive environmental changes!

 

Just call us Cavid Dattenborough!

The Heart of the Matter

At the end of last term we had a fascinating trip to the Hancock museum, in Newcastle, to end our topic on the heart.IMG_2208 IMG_2209 IMG_2210 IMG_2218 IMG_2217 IMG_2216 IMG_2215 IMG_2214 IMG_2213 IMG_2211 IMG_2219 IMG_2220 IMG_2221 IMG_2225 IMG_2226 IMG_2227 IMG_2229

Debate Club

Mr Smith set us a new challenge this month – to start a debate club!

Keen to try new things the Y6 students immediately jumped to the challenge and began to prepare their speeches for the upcoming event – a debate against the pupils at Horton Grange, discussing whether or not the Suffragettes were right to break the law.

 

We would like to say a big thank you to the pupils and staff at Horton Grange who hosted the event, we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and look forward to the next round.

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Homework Project!

The time has come again to start thinking about homework project ideas! As you know, Year 6 are studying: ‘The Circle of Life’ which means we have been finding out about: the circulatory system; the anatomy of the human body; the respiratory system and evolution and inheritance. Therefore, we are looking for the most creative, interesting and well-constructed projects for the children to celebrate what the have learned by designing and creating their own homework project! We would like to invite you to share those with us on Thursday, 26th April at 9pm in the year 6 classrooms.

Stuck for ideas? Pick a project idea from the list below and make it a good’n – you have the Easter holidays to complete it!

  • Creative Writing
  • Home Cooking
  • Making Models
  • Designing Games
  • Constructing Leaflets
  • Publish Newspaper/Magazine articles

The list is endless!