Welcome to Year 6!
During the first half of the Autumn Term, the Year 6 children will be focusing upon the following learning challenge question:
Who were the Mayans and what have we learnt from them?
Read our Autumn Term newsletter to find out more about what we are going to be learning about as part of this learning challenge.
Forest School Day Wednesday 5th September 2018
Year Six thoroughly enjoyed their first forest school day of the school year. Mr Hodgson introduced us to our Science Learning Challenge: 'Have we always looked like this?' which is based upon evolution and inheritance. We explored how some living things can camouflage better in some environments rather than others.
During this half term, we are learning a floor routine in gymnastics. We have learnt how important it is to practise our stretches when preparing to do the splits!
We began our work on negative numbers by using practical equipment to represent negative and positive numbers. We used the practical equipment to practise adding and subtracting different combinations of positive and negative numbers.
Phunky Foods 2nd October 2018
Today in Phunky Foods we worked with Mrs Bell to follow a recipe to make some delicious coleslaw!
Forest School Wednesday 10th October 2018
Today we enjoyed our second forest school day. We continued to develop our knowledge of evolution and inheritance as we explored the area around school. We all enjoyed making hedgehogs out of apples, twigs and seeds in the hope that they would attract wildlife into our gardens. The children practised their knot tying skills when making some fantastic dens.
Parental Involvement Day Thursday 12th October
We enjoyed welcoming our parents and family members into school today. The children shared the excellent knowledge and understanding of the Mayans that they have been building up over the term with their family members. Together they built some amazing Mayan pyramids and they decorated them using authentic Mayan designs.
Hot Chocolate Enterprise Event
To celebrate national chocolate week and in recognition of the Mayan's love of chocolate Year Six organised their own enterprise event. We began by working out what we would need to make hot chocolate for everyone and then we priced up how much it would cost us to make the hot chocolate. The children then decided on how much they would sell the hot chocolate for. They sold hot chocolate on two occasions and they found out about the hard work that goes into running a business and the costs that come before making a profit! They made a profit of £58! Well done Year Six!