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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

 

We hope you like our class page, the children have been working very hard to show you what it's like to be in Year 6.

Robin Wood

Year 6 had an AMAZING time on their residential at Robin Wood this week. From zipwiring, to canoeing, to raft building and archery, everyone got stuck in. The enthusiasm and support the children showed was wonderful and memories were made that will last a lifetime. Here’s just some of the highlights…

Enterprise Afternoon

Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Year 6 Enterprise afternoon and made it a big success. We hope you enjoyed seeing what we get up to in school. We certainly enjoyed the experience! Many thanks for your very generous donations. We are already buzzing with ideas about how we’d like to spend our profit. Watch this space! Here are some highlights of the afternoon…

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1960’s

This week Year 6 created some FANTASTIC pieces of writing all about the 1960’s. We got in our Time Machine and went back to the 1966 World Cup final between England and Germany, and the first landing on the moon.  Here’s some of our writing based on our adventures …

Disaster Strikes!

Over the past couple of weeks, Year 6 have been finding out more about the tragedy of the Titanic sinking. During our English lessons, we had the choice of how we wanted to portray the disaster. Some chose diary entries; other chose newspaper reports and much, much more! We also spent some time looking at Alan Peat sentences to improve our writing. We focused on emotion word, comma sentences and 3ed sentences. Take a look at some of our fantastic work! 

Bikeability

This week, Year 6 embraced the glorious British weather and completed their Level 1 and 2 Bikeability course to prepare them for on-road cycling. We are now more aware of typical hazards; can let know others what we are about to do; know where to ride on the road; how to pass parked vehicles; how to turn in and out of side roads; understand the Highway Code and use cycle facilities, crossroads and roundabouts. Here’s a few pictures of us during the course…

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Christmas

It’s been a very busy Autumn Term in Year 6, so what better way to celebrate it almost being the holidays than by having a party. We had a great time getting in the festive spirit, as you can tell from the pictures! We spent the afternoon singing, dancing, eating and having a great time with our class mates. We hope you all have a wonderful break. Make sure you recharge those batteries ready for an even busier Spring Term! 

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Alice in Wonderland

What a show! Year 6, along with the rest of KS2, wowed parents, friends and family with their superb performance of Alice in Wonderland this Christmas. A tremendous amount of work went into rehearsals and this definitely paid off on Tuesday and Wednesday, with acting, singing and dancing all perfect! The Y6 Media Team also deserve a special mention for their fantastic tickets, programmes and Green Screen souvenirs – well done! It was also clear during the performances that an incredible effort had gone into costumes created at home; we had a lobsters, jellyfish and the maddest hatters around, to name but a few! Thank you to everyone who supported us. Super work from Year 6 and everyone in KS2! Well done all! 

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Titanic

Year 6 brought their work on Titanic to a close this week, with some fabulous group presentations. Covering everything from the ins-and-outs of a pre-sailing medical check for third-class passengers to the luxurious facilities available to those in first-class, everyone’s presentations were packed with information! All of Year 6 showed excellent teamwork when researching and creating their work, then brilliant creativity and confidence as they presented. We hope to share some of what we have learnt from each other’s presentations with the guides at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in the New Year!

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Computing

Year 6 have been creating some phenomenal animated stories in Computing this half-term. Based upon the theme of ‘Haunted Castles,’ our Scratch animations feature nuisance ghosts and ghouls, a spooky knight, and even Lord Voldemort himself! We have covered an incredible amount during this topic, and look forward to beginning Computing again after Christmas!

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Remembrance and War Poetry

Over the past several weeks we have been discussing Remembrance and War Poetry in Year 6. We have looked at a range of war poetry, including work by Wilfred Owen and Carol Ann Duffy, and even looked at the Sainsbury’s Christmas Truce advert to inspire our own poems. We have written some wonderful poetry, using lots of technical features, like simile and metaphor, personification, alliteration, and much more! Here are some for you to read.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Year 6 had a brilliant time finding out all about the unsinkable ship, Titanic, at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. We were able to see what conditions were like on-board for different passengers, find out who may have been to blame for the disaster, understand what happened in the 2 hours and 40 minutes that it took for the ship to sink, and much more! We have been working on this topic for several weeks now, and were able to really impress the museum staff with everything we already know about the Titanic. Over the next few weeks in Topic, we will be teaming up and presenting everything we have discovered about the disaster. Watch this space…

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3D shapes

Today Year 6 built and designed their own 3D shapes. Some children used different net templates to help support their learning and building of the shapes. Some children moved on to drawing, cutting and sticking together their own nets into 3D shapes!

The children created all sorts of shapes. Pentagonal prisms, triangular prisms, octahedrons, tetrahedrons, cubes, cuboids, icosahedrons, cylinders and much more!

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French - Quelle heure est-il?

During French lessons this term in Year 6, we have been learning how to tell the time. At the moment, we know how to say o’clock and half past the hour. Why don’t you ask us at home?

Here’s a few examples:

Il est une heure  – It’s one o’clock.

Il est cinq heures et demie – It’s half past five.

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Gymnastics

During the Autumn Term in our gymnastics lessons, we worked in groups to create our own routines. The aim was to be creative and original, and work well as a team. Here’s a video of one of the routines. We think you’ll agree the girls achieved their targets.

Intra-School Sport Competition

This half term saw the first Intra-School Sport Competition of the year. Years 5 and 6 participated in an afternoon of competitive football matches. We represented our houses and had a lot of fun! We are already really looking forward to the next competition.

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