Miss Abblitt is in Class 13 and her Teaching Assistant is Mrs Stacey. Mr Day is the teacher in Class 14, with Ms Garner, Miss Snell and Mrs Kightly as his Teaching Assistants.
Year 6 have been learning about classification in Science so what better way to identify a range of species than by seeing what is living in our school wildlife area. Today Class 13 had a great time pond dipping and mini-beast hunting to see what they could identify. They loved finding all of the of tadpoles in the pond! We wonder how much they will have grown by next week when Class 14 have their turn.
Meanwhile, Class 14 were enjoying in their Rock Band sessions - there was some really great music filling the corridors today!
Science Fortnight in Year 6 has been out of this world! We have loved finding out about our solar system, making pastel planets in proportion to their size - we discovered that the sizes of Jupiter and Saturn are astronomical! Reading Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover inspired us to make some beautiful books all about the rover, as well as building rovers of our own using elastic bands, pencils and Polo mints. We have made balloon rockets and foam rockets to take us to space - testing the best angle to launch - as well as writing instructions for How to Catch a Star. Finally, we made and tested parachutes, to slow down our fall on return to Earth.
The Year 6 team would like to pass on our thanks for everything you are doing at home! We have been really impressed by the levels of hard work from Year 6.
We have loved seeing the children's work every day and have been particularly impressed by the beautiful pieces of artwork created in Henry Moore’s WWII style this week. It has been great to hear the ideas that have been suggested for their History project - we cannot wait to see photos of what the children have done! It has also been wonderful to hear how interested so many of the children are in WW2, and especially lovely to hear that some children have spoken to older relatives or asked to see family photos and objects related to the topic.
What a busy week in Year 6! We are very proud of all of the children for performing our
version of Memories so brilliantly - a massive thank you to Tom and Gordon at 20Twenty for recording it for us. We can’t wait to see the finished version!
As well as this, we have found out all about Brazil and made some beautiful fact files. To finish the week, we learned about Diwali, making Rangoli patterns and taking part in a dance workshop based around the story of Rama and Sita. Well done Year 6!
Year 6 created some portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso. It was really tricky to work in an abstract style but they did a great job!
Year 6 have had a busy week working on diaries, self portraits and thinking about the journey of a red blood cell. Here are some pictures of some of their Art work.
Year 6 got hands on with Science by watching a dissection of a pig's heart. They started by looking at the structure of the heart, then cut through the outer layers to reveal the four chambers as well as arteries and valves. Once they had watched the dissection, they put on their rubber gloves and had a chance to hold the heart and look closely at this amazing organ. Well done, Year 6!
As part of our Science topic, My Body, Year 6 have been looking at what makes up our blood. To explore this, we have made our own blood! We used vegetable oil for plasma, cheerios dyed red for red blood cells, mini marshmallows for white blood cells and crushed cheerios for the platelets. We then talked about the functions of each of these cells and the vital role they play in our bodies.
Applications are now open for secondary for pupils moving to Year 7 in September 2021. Secondary applications MUST be made by the parent/carer by 31ST OCTOBER 2020.
Year 6 have started the school year with Auggie, the main character in the book Wonder. We thought about how we are all extraordinary in different ways and have really enjoyed reading the book so far. We can't wait to find out what happens next!