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:
Were the Vikings always vicious and victorious?
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!
Year Six enjoyed having a visit from a librarian on Tuesday 30th October. They listened to a number of different types of poems. Tongue twisters were our favourites! The children also tried to perform a poem alongside the librarian.
Phunky Foods 31.10.18
Today in Phunky Foods, Year Six enjoyed following a recipe to make bread. We talked about the different shapes that we could mould our bread into and many of the children opted to plait their bread.
As part of our Viking topic we have been exploring how to combine different movements together to create a Viking dance. The children have been working by themselves, in small groups and as a whole class to create sequences of movement. They have also practised working at different heights when showing what life was like before the Vikings invaded and to show the Viking invading.
Parental Involvement Afternoon - Thursday 22nd November
Thank you to all those parents and grandparents who joined us for our parental involvement afternoon. We worked together to follow a complex plan to build a model Viking Longboat. This supports the work we are covering in Design and Technology this term.
As part of our work in Science we investigated the learning challenge question 'Why could we describe blood as the body's river system?' To find out about the composition of blood we made a blood smoothie. We represented the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma with different ingredients. The children then added an extra ingredient to represent the antigens which define our blood type.
Phunky Foods 27.11.18
Today in Phunky Foods, Mrs Bell extended our knowledge of bread making further by helping us to make nann bread. We followed the recipe carefully and ensured that we measured our ingredients accurately. We are pleased with our final product.
Magistrate Court Visit 6.12.18
Today, Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their informative visit to Workington Magistrate Courts. We were met by two magistrates who ensured that we gained an insight into how the Magistrate Court operates. We held interesting conversations about crimes that might be committed and the punishments that might be awarded for these crimes. We took part in a role play activity in which we acted our a court room session. We talked about the issue of cyber-bullying.