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Year 6 Learning

Miss Clark

6.1 Jaguar Class

Mr Inkley

6.1 Jaguar Class

Ms Osborne

6.2 Panther Class

What's been happeningYear 6

Baking

Year 6 engaged in some food technology by baking fairy cakes. Small groups allowed each student to participate fully, and support each other with the processes. The reflection highlighted this point, as many of the students stated that “working as a team” was something that was practised. They recognised problems, such as “egg shells in the batter” to “lumpy mixture,” but all seemed enthusiastic, and look forward to trying their treats!
The pictures were also taken by students with a keen eye. Great effort all around!

 

Year 6

PE

We had a special day for Children in Need, which included lots of PE activities. The “Olympics” activities outside (while muddy) were enjoyable group challenges for s all!

 

Year 6

Celebration of Diversity

Our final activity for Anti-Bullying Week was to create a celebration of diversity. We drew face shapes and then used a variety of colours and patterns to highlight the differences we all have and the interest and beauty it creates.

 

Year 6

WWII

We used IPads and safe search engines to find answers to historical WWII Questions.  Some of the research focused on what the women did during the war, what types of vehicles were used and what happened after the war. We used the events in WWII to create a timeline reflecting some of the more significant aspects.

Henry Moore was our focus artist this term.  We used his sketches of the shelters in WWII to practise our techniques with different pencils.  Shading and cross-hatching were some methods we recalled and showed.

 

Year 6

Poetry

For the year 6 poetry unit, we looked at “Free Verse” style of writing using the poem ‘The Uncertainty of the Poet’ by Wendy Cope.  This poem uses only 10 words in total, and rearranges them in a variety of ways to create new ideas – some quite silly!  The focus of punctuation mid-line was an interesting challenge for the students, but one they tackled successfully.  Have a look at one example here.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Wires

In year 6 we have been investigating wires. We know these studies give us answers to a targeted focus question, but one student found it created more questions. Delighted, she then exclaimed “I need to do another experiment to figure out why!” A Scientist in the making!

 

Year 6

Remembrance Day

For Remembrance Day Year 6 created poppies, red to symbolise the blood loss of people who fought, and white to represent peace.

 

Year 6

RE

In RE, Year 6 have been thinking about God “incarnate” (God in human form.) What form might he take if he appeared today? We thought about different situations and placed our idea in an appropriate setting. Have a look!

 

Year 6

Anti-bullying

This week Year 6 have thought about anti-bullying, and what it entails. Here we identified what situations could be bullying, and which are rude or mean.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Reading

Jaguar Class had the opportunity to have some free time choosing books to read in our wonderful library. They chose to read independently, in a pair or as a small group. The session went so quickly, with the children becoming fully engaged in their reading. Jaguar Class really ‘Rave about Reading!’

 

Year 6

Geography

Using Atlases in Topic utilised our year 6 geography skills. One child identified “the key has abbreviations which can help us find the countries on the map.”

 

Year 6

Maths

In Jaguar Class we have a Maths teacher in the making! He explained working out and reasons for the methods he chose to solve a multiple-step word problem, relating to squared and cubed numbers. He used excellent mathematical vocabulary and interacted with his audience well.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Rationing

We discussed the idea of rationing and what that meant for families during WWII. We then had a look at the provisions given to families and tried to create meal plans for the week. The reflection we wrote afterwards made clear the difficulty in creating such a plan given the meagre rations.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Art

We looked at the fine details of Paul Nash’s pictures and tried to copy what we saw using pencil drawings and sketching.

 

 

What's been happeningYear 6

WWII

We looked at propaganda for our topic work in WWII. Here we assess the focus of the posters, who they were aimed at and if we could have improved it.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Remembrance Day

Today, the children were incredibly respectful and creative when celebrating the lives of everyone who has played their part in all war and fought for their country.

This picture is just a few examples of poetry writing and the creativity that the children demonstrated throughout the day.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Common Factors

In Year Six the children have been learning how to find common factors. The multilink proved beneficial when consolidating their understanding of equal amounts.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Multiplication

Multiplication was investigated and discussed in Maths. We thought about ways to “prove” our findings using a variety of methods.

 

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Refraction

In science we explored refraction, and looked at an example through water and glass. We noted our findings when we finished.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Zumba

Since returning to school in September, we have had a real focus on physical fitness, as well as, our well-being. Jaguar Class have thoroughly enjoyed Zumba sessions and this video is a celebration of all their efforts so far.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Fitness

We have been considering our overall fitness, and have practised some one-minute skills to see how we can improve.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Reading

We have been caught reading!  In our whole class guided reading session, we were able to enjoy the end of the summer sun to partner read together.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Periscope Activity

We put into practise the periscope activity from science to check our understanding of the law of reflection.  We then noted our observations and findings of how it worked.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

People Who Inspire Us

We have been encouraged to reflect on people who inspire us.  Here are some of our ideas.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Place Value

We practised writing our understanding of maths using the written-word form and place value representation.