Year 6 would like to say Merry Christmas! To celebrate this festive period, we have made a very special performance for you to enjoy. Press on the link below to watch the video. We are so proud of the children and all they have achieved since returning to school. We look forward to welcoming them back in 2021. The Year 6 team would also like to thank you for all your support and encouragement and wish you a safe and happy Christmas!
26th November 2020
This week, we have been writing our overcoming the monster stories in the style of Beowulf. The children have invented their own monster and a hero who will defeat the monster. We are focusing on using speech punctuation and paragraphs in our writing.
In maths, we have been using visual representations for fractions. We have learnt that the denominator tells us how many parts the whole is split into and the numerator tells us how many of those parts we have. As well as this, we have been simplifying fractions.
We have started our new topic of 'North America: Pacific to Atlantic'. We have used atlases to find the countries in North America, the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes.
Our shadufs are taking shape. We are in the process of constructing them, using saws and glue guns.
We heard Iolo and Louis play the guitar in our celebration worship on Friday and encourage any other children who have a talent to share it with us during this time. Well done, boys - it was great to hear you play!
12th November 2020
Year 6 have enjoyed reading Beowulf to start this term. We have examined lots of the vocabulary used in the text and considered what impressions we get of the characters. We will be writing our own overcoming the monster stories soon.
In maths, we have continued to work on written methods for the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have looked at square and cube numbers as well as prime numbers. Next, we will be moving onto fractions.
We have started designing shadufs (Egyptian water carrying devices) to make in Design and Technology. We will be measuring and sawing wood to assemble them next week.
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Thursday 22nd October
This term, year 6 have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We have enjoyed many activities! We staged a mummification, where a willing volunteer from each class got ‘mummified’. There was lots of fun with toilet paper and ‘brain hooks’. We continued to learn about the mummification process by mummifying tomatoes. We will leave these and open some of them in December to see what has happened. We have looked at the timeline of the Ancient Egyptian era, located Egypt on the world map and discussed the ethics of excavating artefacts and human remains.
In science, we have been learning all about the human body, including the heart and the lungs. We made blood smoothies and learned how oxygen travels around the body. We then investigated the process of osmosis by leaving a jelly snake in water for 24 hours. They looked very different the next day!
In maths, we have been focusing on place value and the four operations. We have done a combination of Year 5 and Year 6 content to ensure that the children are secure with their understanding of these areas.
In English, we have focused on The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy as well as diary entries. We are going to be writing a diary from the point of view of Howard Carter after he had discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb. Can you tell that we have been focusing on our tenses this week?
Here are some of our tense jokes….
The past, present and future had a fight – it was tense!
I was in an English exam and they asked “Write the past tense of ‘Think’”
I thought and thought about this for ages.
Eventually, I went for ‘Thunk’.