Shipwrecked - Spring 1
In Spring 1, Year 6 will be studying the book Kensuke’s Kingdom. We will be doing lots of work based around being stranded on a desert island including an artist study of Hokusai, a Japanese artist who painted amazing images of tsunami waves. In Science we are looking at Evolution and Inheritance, including the exciting task of designing our own dogs! In Computing we are creating Travel Guides using Google maps, snip, print screen, and hyperlinks and in RE we are deepening our understanding of Judaism.
Invade, Raid and Stayed! - Autumn 2
In Autumn 2 we learnt all about The Vikings! We were excited to find out what made them such good warriors; where they came from and how they travelled to Britain. We researched what the Vikings ate and we had a Viking feast at the end of the topic which linked with our food technology in Design and Technology.
"I found learning about the Viking Invasions of Britain challenging, but fun!" Felicity
In Science, we learnt about animals and humans.
"I enjoyed learning all about the human body." Megan
"I really enjoyed doing science this half term." Jack
We also practised for the Christmas concert and got involved in lots
of different festive activities!
I found gymnastics in PE challenging because we are learning to do headstands. I'm getting better, but I still can't do them." Sophie
"I was struggling with Orienteering because I couldn't read maps but now I've got a lot better." Hollie
In computing this term, we have been using i-movie on the i-pads to film and edit our own pizza advert. We started by researching existing pizza adverts to look at the narrative, music, text and filming style. Then, we planned our adverts by drawing story boards. We enjoyed two fantastic lessons acting out our adverts before finally, we could of editing our films clips. We've cut and split the film segments, added text and music. We think they're rather special. What do you think?
Part of our fantastic Viking workshop day was acting out sagas in the classroom. We had some very dramatic and enthusiastic re-enactment of Thor, Freya and Loki. Don't EVER try to steal Thor's hammer!
We have been learning all about the Sikh religion in RE this last term. This afternoon we had great fun selflessly serving each other delicious Indian food and drink, as we imagined what it must be like to serve and to eat in the Langar kitchen of a Gurdwara.
Royal Society Science Book Award Trip
If you watched our video we submitted by our judging panel, you will know 6 year 6 children, helped by Miss Swallow, judged some brand new Science books to pick their favourite. We were lucky enough to be invited to the award ceremony at the National Science and Media Musuem in Bradford with schools from all over the country!
The children took part in lots of exciting Science activities inspired by the books including a chem-mystery, coding a game and learning about how amazing water is. We all joined together at the end of the day for an award ceremony and Lindsay Russell from CBBC presented the awards.
It was a brilliant day and the children were great - we even had fun catching the train! 🚂
Who can believe that we're almost at half-term?
We've had so much fun in Autumn 1, learning about how World War 2 impacted our local area. Do you know about the AVRO and what it was used for during the war? Can you explain why it was such an important target for enemy bombers and why it was never discovered?
We've also enjoyed amazing investigations in Science as we explore how we see and how light travels. We're all improving in our Science skills, especially in how we present and organise our findings.
All of Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed researching, designing, creating and testing Anderson shelters in DT. Next week we will be testing them out! Will they survive a bombing raid (weight), bomb blast (fan) and the weather (water)?
Please remember to ask us about our wonderful designs for new Apps in Computing. We shall be presenting our designs, Dragon's Den style, to see which design is voted the best original idea.
What a great half term! Enjoy the holiday!
Keep calm and carry on! - Autumn 1
In Autumn 1 our topic was about World War 2, a real favourite within school – it was linked to a local history study where we learnt about how the industrial estate at Yeadon Airport was used to build Lancaster bombers; how Thwaite Mills made putty to help with the war effort and the visit of Winston Churchill to Leeds. We made air-raid shelters in DT and learnt about light in our Science topic linked to the blackout. In Music learnt WW2 songs and linked this to remembrance in November. In computing, we learnt about apps and even made up our very own apps for a mobile phone.