The Year 5/6 football team played two matches tonight. The grit and determination of all our players was admirable. None of them gave up and fought to the end. Well done all – we are very proud of you!
On Thursday, Year 6 celebrated World Book Day. We commemorated the occasion by dressing up as characters from our favourite books.
The whole class took part in creating a fantastic World Book Day ‘door’ display, based on the book that we are looking at in our ‘Pathways to Read’ lessons – ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell.
As this story is based in the Amazon rainforest, Year 6 have been looking at the ‘jungle art’ of Henri Rousseau. The children have studied and imitated his style and methods with their own jungle art.
Today is Internet Safety Day. In Year 6 we have been talking about our digital footprint. What we search, like, buy, share etc online creates our digital footprint. We watched the a video to show how we can create a positive one.
We also looked at the suggested ages for the apps we use that create digital footprints. We were shocked at WhatsApp!
On Thursday, Year 6 visited Eaton Bank for a hockey workshop. We learnt a lot of skills while we were there, such as control, passing, stopping and saving. We played some games to practise these skills, such as Pacman Hockey and finished by playing some matches. It was an extremely enjoyable experience and we hope to do something like this again. The teacher at Eaton Bank gave us all a certificate for great effort and representing the school well. I. Kane, M. Callaghan, L. Onions and J. Connor also received a medal each for exceptional effort.
Written by I. Kane and M. Callaghan.
Year 6 braved the cold weather for one last time in 2021. After a vigorous run to warm up the children then split into teams and competed in mixed mini games of football and netball. This allowed them to show off their ball handling skills which have been developed this half term.
Year 6 have celebrated Christmas today in school. We have performed our Christingle service, had a lovely turkey dinner, played a number of Christmas party games and made the longest paper chains using only one piece of paper. Our day finished with lovely gift bags courtesy of Mrs Isherwood and the school governors. Thank You from all the Year 6.
Year 6 have been understanding the importance of bar models in helping to visualize questions in our maths lessons. Representing the questions in the form of a bar model helps to see what data is missing and find what the question is asking us to complete. Each day the children have answered questions for Barvember representing the questions in bar models then using this to help them work out the answers.
To kick off anti-bullying week in school the children came in wearing odd socks. This showed us how each of us are different and unique in our own amazing ways and how not one person should be singled out for having differing traits.
Can you guess whose odd socks belong to who?
Year 6 designed and carved a magnificent pumpkin, which was grown in our very own allotment. Extremely excited, they designed a spooky, triple faced horror. Glowing like a witch’s cauldron, it lit up the classroom. Each child has a carefully handmade seed packet of their own to grow another petrifying terror at home.
On Wednesday 29th October Year 6 were given the amazing opportunity to visit Chester Zoo. The children were very excited to see all of the animals and in particular kept an eye out for those which are native to North and South America, as this will become part of our topic work.
Continuing from the Science day on Wednesday, the children looked at the construction of a heart, using bottles, focusing on how it works and how the muscle can pump blood around the body. The children then built a heart in their science books looking at the valves, arteries and veins.
Today Year 6 were exploring the circulatory system. Understanding the function of the heart, arteries, veins and what makes up the blood in our bodies were the focus of the day.
The children drew an outline of the body on the floor which were then labelled with the correct organs, arteries and veins.
The children also had the opportunity to create their own “blood” using cereals, rice, beans and water. Each of these parts representing the different components which make up the blood in our bodies.
Continuing on from our work on World War II Anderson Shelters, the children measured the exact size that a shelter would be. Understanding what it would be like to stay inside a shelter, eat, sleep and live inside for a long period. After the construction of the schools air raid shelter, inside the class, the children were given a chance to feel what the conditions would be like during the war.
Year 6 have started learning about World War II. During our Design and Technology day the children were learning about air raid shelters. Who invented them, where and when they were used?
The class were challenged to create a structure using only 5 sheets of A4 paper and half a metre of sellotape to support a large, heavy book.
The children were then taught about different joints that can be used in the construction of building different structures. Using cardboard they were then challenged to create different joins.