Miss Abblitt is in Class 13 and her Teaching Assistants are Mrs Stacey, Mrs Gull and Mrs Taylor. Mr Day is the teacher in Class 14, with Mrs Bales and Mrs Keenoy as his Teaching Assistants.
Year 6 have had a great Science week! They loved welcoming an astronomer who told them all about the life cycle of stars. The children made their own stars out of balloons and tin foil, as well as finding out lots of facts about black holes. On Thursday, they had a very enjoyable workshop with Dr Jo, who recapped their existing learning about Adaptation and Inheritance.
To coincide with Sports Relief day and finish the week, we had a dance workshop with Dance East. Both classes enjoyed making their own contemporary dance routines, with a focus on circular movements.
Year 6 had a very enjoyable trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester. They came back buzzing about their day - you could even say the experience was out of this world! The children were said;
“The Space Centre was one of the best trips and I wish I could go again.”
“When we arrived back home, we were exhausted though we will always remember our wonderful trip.”
Year 6: 2018-2019 academic year.
Below are some examples of the learning that took place during the last academic year.
Year 6 have been super busy with their space projects that they have now presented to the class - we had stories, songs, poems, posters, powerpoints and 3D models! We have also been busy starting our new class read - Wonder. This week we are writing a diary as one of the children at August's new school. In History we are learning about the Tudors and are about to start building our own Tudor Houses now that we have finished creating our space toys using a range of sewing techniques in DT.
Year 6 visited the National Space Centre at Leicester as part of their topic 'Space'. One of the highlights of the day was the planetarium, it took them on a journey as if they were astronauts in training. The tranquillity base was fun because there were lasers to shoot. Everyone was brilliantly behaved and had such a wonderful day!
Year 6 held a reading cafe this Tuesday afternoon as part of Book Week. We read a range of Year 6 boo extracts from the Book Week website. All of the children really enjoyed looking at the different texts!
Year 6 spent an afternoon last week with 20Twenty. They took part in some drama activities in preparation for a Sunday workshop they are running called Express Yourself. It was good fun!
Year 6 have been sketching in the style of Henry Moore. They used charcoal, chalk and pencils to create their own records of what life must have been like sheltering in the underground in WW2.
In Year 6 we are very busy practising our Christmas production of ‘The Greatest Ticket’ a mix of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the songs from The Greatest Showman. The children have all been cast and are very busy learning their lines and special versions of the songs.
As part of our Year 6 topic ‘The Mayans’ we have enjoyed tasting dishes that the ancient Maya would have eaten, including tortillas and tacos which are made from Mayas most important crop – Maize. We had dips – guacamole (avocados), salsa (tomatoes). We found some new flavours were yummy and others were very spicy.
In Maths we have started to look at fractions – we started the topic by matching equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages by playing a dominos game. Since this, we have been adding and subtracting fractions looking at pieces of pizza and using our fraction walls.
In Year 6 we have been exploring the dystopian 'City of Ember'. Ask us about how Lina and Doon are working to save the city!