Welcome to Year 6
To find out about all we will be doing this year, click on the relevant termly overview
Stansted Airport March 2019
On Thursday 7th March 2019, Year 5 and 6 went to Stansted Airport for the day.
This was part of our topic on Flight and the children were able to apply their learning on this subject to a number of activities that they participated in.
We were fortunate enough to have a talk by a working pilot, Matt, who told us what it was like to fly.
The children saw different aeroplanes taking off and landing. The pilots and passengers waved to us as they taxied to the terminal.
We then heard from a Ranger, Nick, who told us all about his different roles and responsibilities.
The children's excellent questioning and behaviour was commented on by several of the adults who helped us today.
Well done Year 5 and 6, we hope you had a great day.
Class assembly 22nd November 2018
Well done Year 6 for working so hard towards our assembly. Your excellent interpretation of the poem helped us to produce a puppet show which supported other children in their understanding.
Trip to the British Museum
Today Year 5 and 6 were able to use their knowledge and understanding developed in our Topic work, as they explored the galleries at the British Museum. They participated in an excellent workshop, enabling them to see how Historians and Archaeologists find out about Greek life. All the children behaved brilliantly, as always.
Year 6 have been working extremely hard to further develop their writing skills in our English lessons. They have thought carefully about how to engage the reader and make their writing interesting. We used 'Alma' (Literacy Shed) to write a detailed narrative and demonstrated stamina when writing several pages!
Please come and look at our wonderful display of the children's writing.
Year 6 have been working extremely hard on their crearive writing. We used a film entitled 'Alma' as our stimulus and thought carefully about what makes a good narrative.
The children worked hard on different sections of their narrative before combining all of their ideas together to produce one long piece of writing. They demonstrated stamina by writing for an hour solidly.
The children next used editing skills to improve and re-write their narrative.
Here are the finished pieces from a selecton of the children. Please feel free to come and read some more.
On Thursday 2nd November Year 5 and 6 visited the British Museum as part of their topic on the ancient Egyptians.
Although it was extremely busy, the children were able to see the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and many other ancient Egyptian artefacts.
They participated in a workshop which focused on daily life in ancient Egypt.
To find out more abot our day, please read a sample of the recounts produced by the children.
On Tuesday Year 6 launched our Autumn Term Topic, 'The Ancient Egyptians', by mummifying oranges .
The children matched their actions with the oranges, with those of the processes involved in mummification.
It was an interesting (and messy!) way to see a little of what mummification must have been like.
Year 6 have written some wonderful recounts about their residential trip to Knapp House in Devon.
Please click on the child's name to read their work.
Please feel free to come into our class to read some of the other recounts that are in the children's literacy books.
Today has seen a slight reprieve from the rain. Twenty eight tired children emerged from their rooms at the start of the day and headed to the dining hall for breakfast. After a hearty meal, the children headed up to the meeting point to start their morning session.
Half the children heading to the crate stacking area. After setting themselves a target of how high they wanted to get, they set about getting as high as they could. There were lots of squeals as the crates went higher and the children grabbed hold of each other even tighter. The best part was watching their faces as the crates collapsed and they were left dangling in the air. Later the group went off to the tunnelling. Every single child faced the challenge square on and went underground, the instructors were very impressed.
The other half went off to be hoisted into a tree. It required lots of strength, trust and team work to ensure every child made it to the top of the tree. Once at the top, the only way down was to abseil, using the skills they had learnt in the previous session. The children also had the challenge of traversing the pond via two ropes. Intense concentration was needed to get across safely and this was severely tested when a group of ducklings came underneath the ropes and were apparently the cutest thing ever!
After lunch we all headed off to Westward Ho! for surfing. After a quick run around on the beach to warm up and some instruction on how to body board and surf, the children headed into the water. The conditions were perfect, allowing all the children to have lads of fun. Even though it was cold, the smiles on the faces were fantastic and we even had a few children manage to stand up on the surf boards.
Dinner was well needed after all the activity and then Mrs Corke sprang into action as hairdresser extraordinaire. With the girls hair sorted and the disco outfits on, we were ready to tackle the disco. That is after the rooms are tidied and cleared in preparation for leaving tomorrow. Just one activity left, the week has absolutely flown past.
See you all tomorrow. We will send a message when we are about half an hour away. We are aiming for a return of about 6pm.
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