Year 6 Blog

Welcome to our Year 6 Blog. Watch this space for information on our topics and photos of our work and learning!

Monday 16th September 2019

This week in Year 6, the children have been getting to grips with some tricky concepts in their arithmetic sessions. They’ve been recapping their learning on how to add and subtract fractions with the same and different denominators.

Did you know that using the bar model can help you visualise fractions and solve more complex questions with ease? Year 6 did! Check out some of the children’s mathematical jottings which they did when solving some of our questions this week.

Monday 9th September 2019

Panto season came early for Year 6 this week thanks to an amazing performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’ by a travelling theatre company. Thrills, spills, calls of “He’s behind you!” and overenthusiastic heckling ensured everyone young (and old) had a thoroughly good time.

Afterwards, Year 6 were lucky enough to meet the actors and enjoy a Q&A session. Both classes discovered the hard work and dedication that goes into making a performance exciting. They also had the opportunity to discover how stage technology, music, props, lighting and sets all come together to provide the right kind of atmosphere on stage.

Finally, and perhaps most exciting of all, they had the chance to try out their acting and stage management skills! Who knows - perhaps there’s a budding actor in Year 6?

Both 6SJ and 6JW would like to thank the actors of the travelling company for giving their time so generously. They’d also like to thank Mr Cattermole especially for arranging such an amazing treat.

Friday 6th September 2019
 
Welcome back to Year 6 and what a start we've had! It's been terrific to see the children arriving to school on time, dressing smartly in their school uniform and working hard to broaden their knowledge.
 
In class this week, the children kick-started off their PSHCE lessons by discussing what they felt were important ingredients of a class. These ideas then fed into our very own class charters. The adults were really impressed by the children's teamwork, communication and cooperation skills.
 
In our afternoon lessons, the children demonstrated their artistic skills by creating their very own interpretation of Claude Monet's famous painting, 'The Water Lily Pond'. The children selected their own medium to work with and the adults were blown away by the children's creativity. Check out some of the children in action!
 
We are looking forward to revisiting this learning next week when we are going to be exploring the Shirley sunflowers on our school site and creating our very own interpretations of them.