Year 6 Shakespeare Rocks Photographs
Please click here to access the photographs taken at the recent Year 6 play.
Year 6 Residential Trip
Last week Year 6 visited Swanage for their week long residential. The week consisted of a range of activities including: kayaking, coasteering, stand-up paddle boarding and day in the woods learning to light fires and try out some archery. The children thoroughly enjoyed the range of activities that were available to them although we think camping may have been an exciting but new challenge for them! Please click here to enjoy the video as an insight to what the children got up to during the week.
Good luck and all the best to our amazing Year 6 children. You've done all the hard work so now is the time to show us what you're made of. No matter what the outcome, you've made us and yourselves proud.
Please remember that we are running a breakfast club from 8:00am in the dining hall, we will have a wide range of breakfast foods for you to enjoy before sitting your SATs that day.
In Year 6 we have been revising the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages. We used our knowledge of equivalence to solve a complicated dominoes challenge.
In the challenge we were not allowed to use any form of communication, verbal or non-verbal. We had to pass the dominoes around our team, making sure we always had two in front of us, to help complete the domino doughnut. It was very tricky!
War Horse Puppets
Year 6 have created their own puppet War Horses over the spring term and have made a video to demonstrate how they are able to move them.
This term Year 6 have been studying the book 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo. They have written some beautiful extracts of their own whilst imagining that they were a soldier in the First World War heading into battle for the first time.
In Year 6 we have been learning to write and perform poems. We have watched examples of other performance poets and had a go ourselves. We've also been trying to learn them off by heart, it's quite tricky! We've had a go at writing our poems, attempting to use a range of poetic devices such as: personification, metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia and alliteration. Here is an example of two of our performances.
On Monday 12th October nine children from Year 6 visited Kings to participate in the Maths challenge.
“Today I enjoyed the treasure hunt because it was really fun! My group also found the post-it challenge very tricky but we tried our best.” Casey
“We found the ‘roller’ questions hard but everything else we could do.” Callum C
In Year 6 we have been learning about how Greek pots provide us with information about how the Ancient Greeks lived. We've had a go at making our own Greek pots using terracota clay, the next step is to add patterns and stories to them and then glaze them.
The children have had a fantastic start in Year 6 and thoroughly enjoyed commencing their topic ‘The Ancient Greeks’. On 8th September the children were treated to an Ancient Greek Day where they were visited by ‘Portals to the Past’. Over the course of the day the children had the opportunity to solve a Greek puzzle, play a Greek strategy game, take part in a quiz, learn about the Olympics and even train to be Spartan warriors.
The children have been working hard across all subjects and are really enjoying the learning groups they are working in for maths and reading. There is lots more to look forward to over the next few weeks such as; learning about electricity, making Greek pots and setting up their own democratic campaign.
Watch this space!