Welcome to Year 6!
Teacher: Mr Barton-Harvey
LSA: Miss Caplan
Y6 have enjoyed a wonderful term! We enjoyed tasty croissants this afternoon during our French afternoon. Well, it would have been rude not too! Délicieuse! In DT we made some amazing moving fairground rides using real motors! We had great fun, even though it was very tricky. We also had good fun exploring ways of making lightbulbs dimmer and brighter in Science.
Year 6 have been learning about the Theory of Evolution in Science. We wrote some amazing poems about how finches have evolved differently depending on their habitat. In Maths, we have been learning about the properties of quadrilaterals. Some of us were shocked to learn that squares are rectangles!
Year 6 have been learning about weathering and erosion in Geography. We demonstrated how acidic vinegar reacts with bicarbonate of soda and produces CO2 gas (bubbles). We learnt that rain water is slightly acidic. If acidic rain falls onto rocks such as limestone, over time it will dissolve some of the rock.
Year 6 have had another great term. In English, we wrote about Mount Everest and enjoyed reading and writing our own alternative endings to the Firework Maker’s Daughter. In Science, we learned all about our circulatory system. We found out lots of amazing facts about our hearts and blood vessels and made our very own board games with lots of questions to answer! Our geography topic this term was the Mighty Mayans. We have learned all about their amazing culture, including hieroglyphs, religious festivals and even Mayan maths! In PE, we have been learning how to play netball and creating dance and gymnastics movements inspired by mountains. In art, we have really enjoyed learning about printing and then designing and making our own stencils. Well done Year Six – you have again been great role models for the rest of the school.
Year Six have been learning about Linnaean System for classifying living things. We discovered that the scientific name for a rabbit is Oryctolagus Cuniculus and for a horse it is 'Equus Caballus'! Year 6 have enjoyed going outside in the afternoons for 15 minutes to take part in active Maths activities. Not only did we practise our mental arithmetic, we also burned off some excess energy!
We've had a great start to our time in year 6. We've really enjoyed our start to the new year. In P.E we have been choreographing dance routines inspired by electricity!