Welcome to Year 6!
Work for children who are isolating
If your child is isolating, they will be set some work on Google Classroom. Please make sure you have notified the school office who will let us know that we need to set work for your child. We will update your child's Google Classroom account as soon as we can.
The Year 6 Team
This year in Year 6, our teachers are Mrs Thomas (Year 6 Team Leader), Miss Krawiec and Mr Harber. We are also supported by our dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs): Mr Norgrove, Mrs Friar, Mrs Serreau-Nardi, Mrs Venner and Ms Price. They support us throughout the day in and out of the classroom.
The Year 6 Curriculum
Year 6 Topic Webs
Below, you will find our most recent topic web. The topic webs outline what we will be covering in different subjects during the half term so you can keep up with what we are doing. These are updated half-termly and also contain any other important dates relevant to the year group.
Our topic this half term is a history unit about 20th Century Conflict. We will be focusing on the events that led up to the start of World War 1 and how the political events in Europe then led to the start of World War 2.
The Year 6 Curriculum and SATs
In November 2021, we held an online meeting for Year 6 parents to outline our Year 6 curriculum and to give further information about the SATs in May 2022. Please find the presentation below.
SATs week will be taking place from the 9th to the 12th May 2022.
Please see the letter sent to parents in January 2022 which gives some information about the testing that we have started in Year 6 and what the scores mean.
The April 2022 parent letter about SATs week can also be found below.
If you have any further questions, please contact us via the school office.
Year 6 Summer Term Dates
Please find below a letter sent to parents about Summer term events in Year 6. We have tried to give some warning of dates for these events but please be aware that these dates may be subject to change while we wait for further confirmation.
PE days will be Mondays (outdoors) and Thursdays (outdoors) for Summer 1. Children should wear correct PE kit (plain red or white t shirt, black shorts for inside with black or dark blue tracksuit trousers for outside). Please ensure all PE kit is named - it is incredibly hard for us to reunite lost items with their owners when clothing is not named!
Children should make sure they bring their PE kit into school and they will change during the day ready for their PE sessions. They will be changing back into their school uniform at the end of the day. PE kit can be left in lockers during the week but must be taken home at the weekend for washing.
Please note - long hair must be tied back for PE and earrings must be removed.
Homework in the Summer Term
In the first part of the Summer term, our homework will be focused on SATs revision and work will be set linked to reading, grammar, spelling and maths.
After half term, homework for Year 6 children will change and we will be delivering homework in a more secondary school way to enable them to practise this before they move to Year 7. Further information about this will be sent to parents nearer the time.
If your child is having problems completing the homework, please speak to their class teacher.
Homework is usually set on Thursdays and is due in the following Tuesday. This will change after the May half term.
Guidance for Homework - Spring Term
What have we been up to?
Week Beginning 3rd May 2022
It's been another very busy week in Year 6. The children are currently writing up their WW1 animals writing so we will publish this when they are completed. This week, they have moved on to looking at WW1 poetry. This is tricky and is usually something that would be covered in KS3 because the language can be quite difficult to understand. However, Year 6 have done us proud and have really got to grips with understanding the meaning and messages of the poems. We looked at 'For the Fallen', 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'In Flanders Fields" and they will use the ideas and language next week to create their own WW1 poetry.
In history, the children moved on to looking at trench warfare and they had lots of questions about what the conditions were like at the time.
In Art, we have been looking at sketching and shading techniques and using these skills to sketch a horse.
In Science, we continued working on our circulation unit, focusing on the role of the heart.
The children have been working really hard in all their subjects. We have talked to them all about what our SATs week will look like and I think it is safe to say that the thing they are most looking forward to is breakfast! The doors will open at the normal time on Monday (8.40am) so there is no need for children to arrive any earlier. We have talked about making sure they are here for that time so they are able to settle in school and have a calm start to the day before the tests begin. We are really proud our Year 6 children and hope that they have a lovely relaxing weekend, ready for a busy week!
Please note - there is no set homework this week for Year 6. We want them to make sure they have had an enjoyable weekend with lots of sleep so they are prepared for Monday.
Week Beginning 25th April 2022
We hope you had a fantastic Easter holiday - we were so lucky with the weather! The children have come back to school in a really positive way and have worked super hard this week. Well done Year 6!
This week, we have started our new topic, "20th Century Conflict." We investigated the events that led up to the start of the First World War - complicated stuff. The children really enjoyed this and are really keen to learn more. Our focus for the topic will be WW1 and how world events then led to the start of WW2. For more information, please see our Summer 1 topic web (above).
To link in with our topic, in English, we have been investigating how animals were used in WW1. Some children have focused on the general use of different animals while others looked in more detail about how horses were used. The children will be writing their final pieces and editing them next week, working on pulling together all of their learning from the year.
In Science, we have started our 'Animals and Humans' topic which focuses on the circulatory system. This week, they looked at what the circulatory system was and how it helps the body. More details about what we will do during our unit can be found in our topic web.
While Ms Costen is off travelling and Mr Hunt is recovering from his surgery, Mrs Thomas has had the delights this week of teaching the whole year group cricket!! We had a lovely afternoon practising fielding skills - it was great to be able to teach all three class and the children were incredibly focused and active. Well done Year 6!
Week Beginning 21st March 2022
It's been a busy week this week.
We have now finished writing our stories about refugees so this week we have focused on being news reporters. Some children wrote as if they were reporting for Newsround from the scene of a refugee crisis. Other children wrote as BBC or Sky News newsreaders which meant they had to write in a more formal voice as their piece would be directed at adults. We will publish some shortly!
In science this week, we have been learning about the eye. In partners, one person covered one of their eyes and then the other partner had to look at their eye when the hand was removed - bit of a wow and an eeek moment when the children saw what happened to the pupil!
In our history lesson last week, we looked at Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This week, we looked at Dr Martin Luther King Jnr and how his speech was a major event in the civil rights movement.
Week Beginning 14th March 2022
This week we went to the QMC Science Centre for a science session. Each class had a morning at the centre, focusing on light. There were four activities that the children rotated around:
- creating a light maze
- investigating reflecting of light and the angles of reflection
- investigating refraction of light
- making a pinhole camera
The children had a really good time investigating! It is difficult to do light investigations in the classroom so the QMC classroom was a perfect place to complete our learning.
Well done Year 6!
Week Beginning 28th February 2022
What have we been up to this week? – Book week!
This week has been book week in school. We have enjoyed a variety of activities including a reading café where parents came into school to listen to their children read and enjoy a drink at our café! We also celebrated World Book Day with the children and staff coming dressed up as their favourite book characters. We also had visit from an inspiring children’s author, Charlotte Guillain who worked with us on Thursday.
In class, we have been starting our new topic, Civil Rights, looking at what it was like for different people in 1950s America and what the 'American Dream' meant. It was quite shocking! We have also started our new English unit. We are looking at what it is like to be a refugee - our unit mainly focuses on Syrian refugees but we have also spent some time talking about the crisis in Ukraine. The children have been very sensible and asked lots of good questions. If your child wants further information about this, we have directed them to the Newsround website where there are some good videos and short articles to help explain what is happening.
We will add pictures of the children in their Book Day costumes as soon as we have the photo permissions updated. Please check Arbor to update these permissions as soon as possible.
Please also note that we are changing our indoor PE day to Wednesday instead of Thursday for this half term.
Coming up - Y6 will be visiting the QMC Science Centre in a couple of weeks time (during our usual school morning time):
Class 12 - Monday 14th March
Class 10 - Tuesday 15th March
Class 11 - Friday 18th March
Please send in any empty Pringles tubes (or equivalent!). Thank you.
Week Beginning 14th February 2022
On Thursday, we had our 'wellbeing' afternoon. We looked at the experiences and people in our lives that make us strong and we built our own walls to show how all these people and experiences will help us to stay strong in the future. As part of our wellbeing days, we always include exercising. This time, we played some games. The favourite game involved jumping in hoops towards the opposite team. When we met the opposite team, we had a quick 'rock, paper, scissors' challenge'. If we won, we could continue jumping up the hoops to meet the next player but if we lost, it was the next person's go. A simple game but it was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves together and having so much fun playing! They then got to try some of the circus equipment we had - think we've got a bit of practice to improve our plate spinning and juggling skills! It was a really lovely afternoon to end our week. We wish you all a safe and relaxing half term holiday.
Week Beginning 7th February 2022
Having finished our Explorer stories which will be published shortly, we have had much excitement in Year 6 this week - the House Cup has been stolen!!! The children enjoyed investigating the 'crime scene' and looking at the witness statements that were taken at the time. Mr Hunt looks like the chief suspect at the moment but I am sure there are lots of the other nervous staff who have been pounced on for their witness statements and alibis! Who is to blame? Well, I am sure that Year 6 will leave no stone unturned and the culprit will soon be apprehended. The children will be writing their police reports next week - think there will be a few new police recruits after this!
Week Beginning 31st January 2022
This week, we have been continuing our work on the book 'The Explorer'. After building our skills with characters, setting and action last week, we have focused this week on how authors use dialogue and how to punctuated dialogue in a story (with the help of a really annoying song!!). The children have practised combining action and dialogue by continuing a section of the story. They have then planned their own piece of narrative writing. The challenge was to imagine the children in the story had reached a certain point on their journey down the Amazon on their home-made raft and to think about what could happen next when they reach the scene the Year 6 children described earlier in the unit. They have planned their extra 'Explorer' chapter and have started writing the opening of the chapter. There are some examples below (these are not edited but we think they have made a really good start!).
In our geography lessons, we have been looking at underwater biomes, particularly focusing on oceans. The children have learnt about how different creatures are adapted to live in certain conditions.
In our science lessons, we looked at how creatures have changed over time. The children learnt about how giraffes have developed longer necks and how elephants have adapted to live in the conditions in which they now find themselves.
Week Beginning 24th January 2022
This week, we have started a new English unit. We are now looking at 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. This is a great book and the children are really enjoying the story. The children in the story were on a plane going over the Amazon rainforest when the pilot was taken ill and the plane crashed. Now, the children have to survive on their own. We have been reading lots of the story to get to know who the characters are. The children have so far written a short diary entry as one of the characters, a setting description of the rainforest and have practised using action in their narrative writing. We are building up lots of skills so that they can use them in their own new chapter of 'The Explorer'.
In our geography lessons this week, we have been learning about the Tundra - a bit cold!!
In our science lessons, we learnt about who Charles Darwin was and what his theory of evolution actually means.
Another busy week!
Week Beginning 17th January 2022
This week in English, we have looked at the life cycle of the Green Sea Turtle in our reading lessons. In our writing lessons, we have moved on to the animal and plant pages of the Wonder Garden book. The children have been very busy finding out about the plant and animal life in rainforests and they have been writing their own paragraphs in the style of the book. We will be publishing our final pages by the end of the half term for display.
In our science lessons, we looked at some games that helped us to understand what natural selection is. We learnt about how animals who are already adapted will survive and pass on their characteristics to their young.
In Geography, we have been continuing our Biomes unit and have looked at what the Savanna is like.
Week Beginning 10th January 2022
We have had another very busy week this week! In English, we are starting to look at an amazing book called 'The Wonder Garden' which is a beautifully presented book about different biomes across the world. We have been using the style of 'The Wonder Garden' to create our own writing about the rainforest biome. We have focused on a descriptive paragraph to place our reader at the scene and image they are there as well as a factual paragraph to give the reader some key facts about the rainforest. Have a look at some of our writing below.
Week Beginning 4th January 2022
This week in Year 6 has been about settling the children back into school after the Christmas holidays. It has been really great to be back in year group bubbles again so that we can have assemblies together again and mix at break and lunch.
We have been starting our new topics for the half term and our topic web can be found further up this page which will give you further information about what we will be covering in school in the different subject areas.
In English, we are have been practising using descriptive writing skills by using a video clip called 'Dracula's Whitby'. Our focus has been on using language and sentence structures to build atmosphere.
In Maths, we have been working hard on algebra.
Our topic is 'Biomes' this half term, so we have started to learn about what the different biomes are and where they can be found around the world.
In Science, our topic is 'Evolution and Inheritance'. We found out that the world has been in existence for about 4.54 billion years but our human species has only been here for only a few hundred thousand years.
In Art, we are will be looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and creating our own rainforest animal pictures for display in the classrooms. This week, we collected leaves and sketched them, looking closely at the shapes and using sketching techniques for texture, light and shade.
Week Beginning 13th December 2021
This week we have been descending into the world of Christmas in class by looking at the 1914 Christmas Truce story. We watched the Sainsbury's Christmas advert from a few years ago (follow the link below) and wrote a letter from one of the main characters, Jim, to his girlfriend back home. The Christmas Truce - THE LITERACY SHED
In maths, we have been working on coordinates and ended the week using our knowledge of coordinates to complete Christmas puzzles.
We watched a pantomime in class, designed Christmas plates (well done Enzo and Layla for winning for Year 6!) and had a noisy, entertaining Christmas lunch in our classes.
Happy Christmas everyone!
Week Beginning 29th November 2021
We have continued to look at the book 'Wonder' in our English lessons.
Our work has created a really great display in the corridor so look at for it if you are in school!
Week Beginning 22nd November 2021
A busy week this week!
We have continued to look at the book 'Wonder' in our English lessons, this time looking at the Halloween scene and writing a diary entry from either Jack or August's point of view.
In reading this week, we have started looking at extracts from a book called 'The distance between me and the cherry tree'. It is about a girl called Mafalda, who has a disease called Stargardt disease which affects her eyes. She finds out she only has six months left before she will be 'in the dark' and unable to see. She measures how her eyesight is deteriorating by measuring the distance from the cherry tree outside school to where she can see it. We looked at the character of Mafalda and used inference skills to describe her.
In maths, we continued looking at adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions before we moved on to angles at the end of the week.
In our science lessons, we had a closer look at instruments to describe what was vibrating to make the sounds and how we could tell how the pitch was changing.
We have now started our art unit. We are looking at the 'Pop Art' movement and focused this week on the work of Andy Warhol. We looked at some of his famous works of art and we had a go at using bright colours to recreate the style. We will be using the 'Pop Art' techniques to create our own pieces over the coming weeks.
Week Beginning 15th November 2021
This week, we have been continuing our work on our book 'Wonder'. We have been investigating the 'tour' scene and writing diary entries from either Jack, Julian or Charlotte's point of view. The children have been great getting into character and you can really hear the character's voice in the writing. We will have some written up soon!
In maths, we have started to look at fractions. We are working on finding equivalent fractions and then using our knowledge to order and compare fractions with different denominators.
In our topic lessons, we are now focusing on our Geography unit called 'Fieldwork'. We have looked at some different fieldwork that geographers have taken part in across the world and we have also looked at lots of different types of maps and what they show us.
This has been our final week of our DT projects and some of our cars are now finally moving! It has been tricky and we have had to do a lot of problem-solving but we got there in the end. Real resilience shown here! Photos and video below.
Our librarians have been announced this week so well done to all those who have been selected. Because there are so many of them, they will be split into two groups to work in through the rest of the year. Librarian badges on their way!
RUNWAYS END UPDATE- Monday 1st November
We have all enjoyed our first day at runways end today having arrived at the site around 10.30am. After site tour and our packed lunches we completed our afternoon activities.
Our activities today have been included:,
Group 1: Vertical gym/ low ropes
Group 2: Low ropes/ vertical gym
Group 3: Climbing/ shelter building
Group 4: Shelter building/ climbing
Group 5: Night line/ crate
Group 6: Crate/ night line
Group 7: Caving/ archery
Our evening included a wide game which meant that we had to solve a variety of clues search the site for the answers -lots of fun and a good way to tire us out before bedtime at 9pm.
tomorrow will be a busy one with breakfast from 7.45am and lots more activities for the children to enjoy- parents please sleep knowing your children are safe and settled down for the night.
Tuesday 2nd November
The day started early this morning with some of the children surfacing at 6.30am, woken by the dawn chorus and the excitement of the day ahead. After teeth brushing a cooked breakfast of bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, beans, toast and several bowls of cereal, the children sang Finley happy birthday and then headed back to their rooms for the morning inspection. This morning the delights of inspecting the rooms fell on the broad shoulders of Mr Harber (inspecting the pods) and Mrs Thomas (doing the main building). The children received marks out of 5 for how well they went to sleep last night and another how quiet they were this morning. They also received marks for the tidiness of their rooms. Congratulations go to the boys in pod 4 (Casper, Mason and Isaiah) who had the highest score in the inspection this morning.
The morning activities stated at 9.30 and the weather was kind to us all morning meaning the children were able to enjoy a variety of challenges.
After a lunch of sandwiches, crisps, fruit and cake, the children continued on with their activities for the afternoon before some free time. Dinner tonight was Hunters chicken, potatoes and salad. Our evening activity was a film night (with bonus chocolate) before showers and bed.
We have been really impressed with the children and their attitude to the various challenges that they have faced this week including tackling challenges that they might have found difficult! Day three tomorrow and many of the groups will be looking forward to getting onto the water and enjoying some kayaking.
The mid week point has come and gone and the children are really getting into the daily routines now, rising early to enjoy their breakfast, preparing for room inspection and then beginning their various activities. Today has seen many of the groups experiencing abseiling, kayaking and canoeing for the first time. The weather remained kind to us during the day activities but the skies opened around 4.30 pm just as the children were due to have their free time. The children chose between taking some quiet time in their rooms or playing a variety of indoor games in the hall. After our meal the evening entertainment tonight took the form of a quiz. With rounds about the trip itself along with sports, geography, animals and general knowledge the children’s brained were put to the test.
Shower time was followed by teeth cleaning and settling down to bed. Tired after another long day the children are really enjoying their time here and, while clearly missing their families, they are really enjoying the amazing experiences that they are able to access here at Runways End.
THURSDAY 4th November
It has been another action packed day for the children. Today we were once again celebrating a birthday and Georgia enjoyed several renditions of happy birthday during the day. Our penultimate inspection saw the children making steady progress with the tidiness of their rooms. Parents should know that all of the children have demonstrated that they can make their beds every day and tidy up their rooms if required- something I am sure they will want to continue to do when they return home!
The children have more or less complicated all of their activities for the week with just two more to go tomorrow morning.
We will be completing the two final activities of the week in the morning before heading off after lunch.
When we arrive back in school we will all head to the hall where the children can be collected after we get back. When parents collect their children please ensure that all medication has been collected before the children leave.
We will see you all tomorrow!
Week Beginning 11th October 2021
This week, we have been writing poetry linked to the Industrial Revolution, using our knowledge of child labour. We are now going to edit and present them so look out for some pictures.
In reading, we have been learning about Dr Barnardo, using our skimming and scanning techniques to answer true/false and fact/opinion questions. We also thought about words we could use to describe Dr Barnardo and found evidence in the text to support our choices.
In maths, we have been working on find the area of different shapes and solving area and perimeter problems. We have also started to look at finding the area of triangles and parallelograms.
This week in our science lessons, we have continued to investigate what happens when we use different devices in a circuit, explaining our results by thinking about the push of the battery and the resistance of the devices.
In our history lessons this week, we focused on the workhouse in Basingstoke during the Industrial Revolution and looked at census information which gave us an understanding of who was in the workhouse at the time, the jobs they did and why they had to go into the workhouse. We are a little shocked to find 'idiot' as one of the reasons for entry into the workhouse!!
We have been continuing to build our vehicles in DT and some are now able to move! They are quite tricky to make so we still have a little more work to do before they are completed.
Our residential is fast approaching - there are several documents at the top of this page so please make sure you have read them carefully and let us know if you still have any questions. The children have given us their name choices for bedrooms so we are busy sorting bedroom and activity groups ready for the visit. Lots of excitement! Please remember that we will not be able to upload photos during the week because there is no wifi access available to us on the site. We will however be taking lots of photos and will upload some when we return as well as sharing them at our Year 6 Curriculum meeting which will take place on Wednesday 10th November. At that meeting, we will be talking about what the curriculum looks like in Year 6 and our aims for the children over the course of the year. We will also be sharing with you some important information about how we prepare the children for the SATs tests which will be taking place in May 2022. Further information about the meeting will follow in a letter next week.
Have a good weekend!
Week Beginning 4th October 2021
This week, we have been continuing with our topics and projects.
In English, we have been creating our non-chronological reports about workhouses using the information we found out last week. We have been focusing on making sure our sentences link together within our paragraphs.
In reading, we have been finding out about child labour during the Industrial Revolution and feeling very grateful that we weren't living at that time!!
In maths, we have now finished our multiplication unit where we have been using the long multiplication method to help us solve complex problems. Today, we started our area unit and have been looking at the area of rectangles through problem solving and linking this to our recent work on perimeter.
In our science lessons, we have been continuing our work on electricity, focusing on how the push and resistance change in a circuit when we add different devices. We will be continuing this next week.
For history this week, we looked at the political changes during the period of the Industrial Revolution, who could vote and the laws that were passed (the Great Reform Act) to enable more people to vote. Some great discussions this week (and outrage!) at the lack of voting rights for women which led us in to some very in depth debates about the role of women at that point in history.
We are now at the stage in DT where we are building our vehicles. More sawing this week and the glue guns have also now made an appearance! Photos below!
Next week, we will be talking to the children about our Runway's End residential which is fast approaching!
Week Beginning 27th September 2021
We have had lots to keep us busy this week!
In our English and reading sessions, we have been focusing on what workhouses were like. We even tried out some of the workhouse activities, like picking oakum, which involved our teachers being very strict - we all decided that a workhouse wouldn't have been a very pleasant place to be!
In our maths lessons, we have been solving perimeter problems and have now started our multiplication unit, looking at multiplying decimals and moving on to long multiplication.
In our science lesson, we carried out an investigation to test what happened to the brightness of the bulb when we added more batteries. We had long discussions about how to test the brightness of the bulb that would give us a numerical value to be able to compare our results. We used layers of tissue paper over the bulb until we couldn't see the light anymore. Some of the bulbs were very bright and we used a lot of layers!
In history, we continued learning about the industrial revolution, focusing on inventions from the time.
We have now started making our vehicles in DT so there has been lots of sawing happening this week. The children are very excited about this!
On Thursday, we held our parents meeting for our upcoming residential trip to Runways End. Further information can be found at the top of this page. We will be talking to the children very soon about the visit and they will be choosing who they would like to be in a room with. Exciting!
Week Beginning 20th September 2021
We have been very busy this week continuing our learning about the Industrial Revolution.
In English, we have continued to look at the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, focusing on writing a letter between two of the characters. The children had a choice to write as if they were Rosie writing to her sister or Ma writing to her daughters, Lizzie and Emily. We have been concentrating on confidently using different sentence structures as well as linking our ideas within paragraphs.
In our reading sessions, we are also looking at 'Street Child' and have been focusing on the part of the story where Jim enters the workhouse. It has given us some good information ready for our new writing unit next week where we will be exploring what workhouses were like.
In Maths, we have been working on addition and subtraction, including with decimals and with much larger numbers. The children have made great progress and have been working on some quite complex problem-solving.
In Science, we looked at the push and resistance within circuits, making our own circuits to explore this. Our experiment from last week (about whether the number of devices affects the life of the battery) is still going! So, we planned a new investigation ready for next week where we will be looking at how the number of batteries affects the brightness of the bulbs. We are creating our own methods to measure the brightness of the bulb so we will post pictures next week!
In History, we have continued to look at what life was like during the Industrial Revolution, learning about jobs such as mining and factory work. I think the children were glad they weren't living then!
In DT, we have designed our motorised vehicles, ready to start the making next week - lots of excitement around this! Photos to follow!
The prefects have begun their new roles in school - it is great to see them so keen and showing their organisation skills. Well done all!
Week Beginning 13th September 2021
Well, it's been another very busy week where the children have been getting stuck into their topics.
In English, we have started to look at the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty which is set in Victorian Britain. The children have been exploring the main characters and have been writing a diary entry as the main character, Jim. Some great emotive writing and really getting into the London accent!
In Maths, we have worked on rounding numbers and the children have made excellent progress with this. They have moved on to addition and subtraction where we are particularly focusing on using the standard methods to solve more complex problems.
In Science, we have set up an experiment in our classrooms to test whether the number of bulbs in a circuit affects how long the battery will last. We are checking our circuits several times a day to see if they bulbs are still lit. Results to follow!
In history, we continued to look at what life was like in Victorian Britain during the Industrial Revolution. We focused on what housing was like, health, crime and pollution.
In our DT sessions, we have been investigating how to cut wood safely. We will be making wooden-framed moving vehicles which will use gears and be powered by electricity.
One of the big events this week has been the announcements of who has been chosen as our chair, vice chair and secretary of the school council as well as class councillors, house captains and prefects. Well done to everyone who was successful this year! We still have the librarian roles to fill next week.
Science - Testing how the number of devices in a circuit will affect battery life
Week Beginning 6th September 2021
Our first full week back and what a busy week it has been! The children are settling really well into the new school routines and have been very focused in class. We have been starting to think about some of the Year 6 responsibilities that the children can apply for. Announcements will be made next week for who has been successful in their applications for the roles of chair, vice-chair and secretary of the school council as well as house captains and prefects. There have been lots of applications so good luck everyone!
In our English lessons, we have been working on our descriptive language and looking at different sentence patterns. We used coloured pieces of paper to practise making different sentence structures. Today, we are writing up our descriptions of a forest scene so some pictures of the writing will appear here shortly.
In Maths, we have been looking at place value. We have been working with numbers up to ten million as well as numbers with two decimal places.
In History, we started our 'Industrial Revolution' unit, looking at some images of the time and investigating what life was like for different classes of people.
In Science, we started our 'electricity' unit, investigating why some circuits wouldn't work. We also went outside with hoops to model how the battery pushes electricity and what effect that has on the flow of electricity and the devices within the circuit.
In DT, we have started our unit which will involve using gears. We looked at how gears work and how to gear up and down. This half term, we will be designing and making a moving vehicle (a model of!) using gears and electricity.
It's another busy week next week with house captain voting and class councillor elections on Wednesday. Prefect applications are due in by Monday and librarian applications by Friday.