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Year 6


Welcome to Year 6


Curriculum Information & Home Activities 


Life Skills Activities

Half Termly Life Skills challenges as part of our drive to develop good future citizens: 

Weekly Brain Boosters and Curious Challenges as part of our Feel Good Friday initiative: 


Home Learning Activities

World Book Day Adventure Story Competition 


Isolation Tasks


Sharing Our Learning...Year 6 Photo Gallery

Year 6 have been practicing in preparation for their SATs. They have been confident and resilient in tackling all the problems they have been given. They enjoyed working together to arrange the SATs dominoes to answer Maths reasoning questions.

We have been working hard to create some emotive diary entries (building atmosphere) based on our book Varmints. We are all excited to see what happens to our varmint next!

Our writing club this half term, had an issue. The chairs were fed up with being misused by the children and went on strike! They wrote a letter explaining their displeasure and then the children in the club had to write back and promise to treat them better. Fortunately, the chairs forgave them.

During PSHE, we thought about how to keep our wellbeing well full. We talked about events that made us feel good about ourselves, we talked about feelings and worries that could drain our well and things we could do to fill up our well again.

To celebrate Mother's Day, we created cards with the theme of hearts. We hope you enjoyed our special thank you.

As part of our History learning in topic, we took part in a debate, which discussed how involved Britain were in the slave trade. It began with the majority of the class believing that Britain wasn't very involved to an even split by the end.

In PSHE, we discussed reasons people may give to join a gang and advice we would give to help someone get out of a situation they were uncomfortable in.

As part of our Science day investigations, we investigated which washing powder was best for removing stains at a low temperature. All 3 classes found that the powder from the cheaper supermarkets worked better than the more expensive brand names. We measured our heights and plotted them on a graph with our ages to see if there is a relation between heights and ages within the class. We found that generally, the children who were older were taller. Our final task was to create viruses and antibodies using origami after finding out about how they work within the body.

In Computing, we have been learning about blogging. We made our own individual blog and contributed to a class blog.

As part of our PSHE lesson, we have been learning about why people become involved in friendship groups and how we can keep ourselves safe.

During our Topic sessions, we looked at sources to find out about how slaves were treated.

As part of our learning about Suffragettes in English, we took part in a hot seating activity to generate quotes to be used in a newspaper article.

As part of World Book Day, we dressed up as our favourite adventure characters. Can you spot some of the characters?

As part of our WOW Day, we learnt about famous people, who had overcome racism and barriers. We each took a square and created the image of the famous people we had learned about. We looked at images and decided whether the ideas depicted were based on the past or present day - it was shocking what was acceptable and the barriers still faced. Throughout the day we wrote different barriers people had to overcome. At the end of the day we tore up the barriers as a symbol of making life better for everyone.

Year 5 and 6 held an art gallery to show their creations. Year 6 created collages with information about how to save the planet. Don't they all look AMAZING?

Year 6 created collages in the style of Derek Gores based on the environment, ready for their 'Express' art gallery. They focused on Gore's techniques and portrayed messages about how damaged the earth is, as well as showing a healthy, 'Future World'.

In English, we have been planning our paragraphs for our mythical creature non-chronological report. We worked really hard to include our grammar targets and checked to make sure our sentences had the correct punctuation.

As part of Mental Health Week, we enjoyed getting out of the classroom to complete the 15 minute mile. Some of us ran, some of us walked, but all of us enjoyed the time away from the screens and out in the fresh air!

As part of Mental Health Week, we enjoyed going to the book sale to buy a new book to give us time away from our screens! Th choices available made it hard to choose a book.

As part of National Storytelling week, we heard the story of The Tortoise and the Baboon. We then wrote our own story, using different characters and a new problem! Our stories were great to tell!

Our book, The Song From Somewhere Else, inspired us to create our own creature. Here are some of our designs. We can't wait to produce our own non-chronological report to introduce you to our Mythical Creature.

Year 6 have been learning about Vegan options and ways we can substitute animal products with more economically friendly ones. We enjoyed using the iPads to discover why Vegan food impacts less on the environment and enjoyed the chance to design our own Vegan meal.

After researching our energy source, we presented our findings to the class to share what we had found out. Everyone did a wonderful job of communicating their groups learning in a clear manner.

In our book, The Song from Somewhere Else, the main protagonist faces a dilemma. We had to decide if Frank should go down into the cellar or not. Ennis 6 found lots of excellent reasons about why she should break her friend's trust and enter the cellar; they found multiple superb reasons about why she should not go into her friend's cellar. We couldn't wait to find out what Frank actually did!

During our Topic lessons, we researched a type of sustainable energy with our group. We had to prepare a poster to present to the class. We found out how the energy worked and the advantages and disadvantages of each energy type.

In PE, we took part in a River Crossing competition. We had a limited amount of resources to use as stepping stones and had to work as a team to cross the river. If a member of the team fell into the river, the whole team had to go back to the river bank to start again!

In Topic we have been learning about sustainable and non-sustainable energy sources. We found out which countries were better at using renewable energy sources and those which created lots of fossil fuels, We then found these countries on the map.

During PE sessions, we practiced balancing using two-handed or one-handed grips. This would then help us when we came to take part in River Crossing, which relied on us keeping our balance.

We started learning about the circulatory system. We began by drawing a human body, adding the heart, lungs and kidneys then joining them together to show the circulatory system. We found that all of the veins and arteries joined together to create a closed circuit. We discussed that both oxygenated and deoxygenated blood are both red in colour.

As part of our Topic we thought about the effects non-renewable energy had on the world and whether relying on other countries to provide our fuel was a positive or negative idea.

During PE, we used team work to cross a river using a limited amount of equipment.

We started our new Topic about Our Future World. We looked at how we could turn rubbish and recycling into art work, discussed different materials we could use and then collaged an eco picture to give a message on being more eco-friendly.

As part of our Under Pressure topic, we discussed what the effect of Mount Vesuvius erupting now would be and debated about how the people of Pompeii in 97A.D. could have changed their reactions to escape the volcano's angry eruption.

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we enjoyed wearing out odd socks to remind ourselves that everyone is different and we should celebrate this fact. We had lots of discussions about what we should do if we are the victim or a witness of bullying behaviours.

In English, we used dictionaries and thesauruses during our peer editing session to improve our newspaper articles about the expedition of Ernest Shackleton and his crew.

In computing, Farah 6 created concept maps to show all the different ways the internet is used. We then discussed the difference between the internet and the world wide web.

In Science, we have been learning about how animals are adapted to their environment. We chose an environment and then created an animal and plant that could live there, explaining how their adaptations could help them.