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Welcome to Year 6 

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Miss Flanagan and Miss Pratt

Our email address is: year6@kingsleyschool.org.uk

This is checked regularly however, if you need to speak to a member of staff as a matter of urgency, please either speak to a member of the leadership team on the gate on a morning or ring the school office.

If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.

Computing and DT

The children have worked hard using Computer Aided Design software (Sketch Up) to produce some phenomenal 3D designs of different buildings to meet a brief. They created: swimming pools, tree houses, sports halls and even arenas. The children took a great deal of care and time to make sure that they produced high quality work. They reflected well and made changes each week and thought carefully when evaluating their work at the end of the project. The resilience the children showed throughout this topic was fabulous and we are all so proud. Well done guys!  

Geography 

We have been looking at the Mayans and where they settled. 

Have a look at the work we have produced to look at human and physical Geography. 

 

Art

We have had an amazing time looking at the different pots and other ceramics that the Mayans created. We used these pots as inspiration to design our own; they include copied Mayan symbols and some symbols that we had designed ourselves. 

After creating our own step by step instructions, we created our own  pots and decorated them with paint. Look at the pictures below to see how much fun we had and how wonderfully they turned out.

PSHE

During Anti-Bullying week, we explored the terms: Bully, Victim and By-stander. We read scenarios and tried to identify people within them from the characteristics they had shown. Then we looked at different things a bully might do and ranked their severity in groups and used some amazing communication and teamwork skills. 

Science

In Year 6, we have been having a fabulous time exploring light. We looked at how it creates shadows, how it travels, how reflections change when we look into reflective surfaces of different objects and what happens when it travels through water. 

The children came up with some excellent findings and have learned some new words: convex, concave, translucent, transparent and opaque. 

We are excited to produce some work that helps us to demonstrate our understanding of this new vocabulary. 

Literacy

In Year 6, we have enjoyed taking part in lots of fun activities to help us with our reading and writing: we have played sorting games and crosswords in spelling; we learned about prepositions using bingo and drawing games; we planned out a movie trailer based on our class novel; interviewed witnesses when we worked in role as reporters; and produced newspapers based on the discovery of 'The Glade'.

Oliver!

 

We made some historical observations and carried out research to find out about the time period of our novel, Oliver Twist. We got into role as the workhouse children and were presented with our reward for our hard day's work: the 'bountiful' meal...

From role play, novel extracts and videos, we were able to create impressive word banks, where we then selected the most appropriate vocabulary for our narrative.

Online Safety

We have been discussing the importance of being respectful and responsible online. We know about how Social Media can have an impact on our lives both now and in the future. We looked at the term "Digital Tattoo" and discussed what it means to develop a positive presence when accessing different websites where might play games or talk with our "real life" friends. 

Maths

We've been using resources, pictures and other representations to explore different concepts in Maths.

Science

Making and testing gliders

Evolution : Inheritance : Adaptation

We made many observations and carried out lots of our own research. We have also taken part in a range of experiments to understand how animals have evolved over time, how they have adapted to their environment, and how there are a range of dominant and recessive genes that are passed down through generations.

We tested our genes to see which ones we had inherited.

Can you roll your tongue?

Do you have 'hitch hiker's thumb'?

What colour are your eyes?

Do you have dimples when you smile?

 

 

We investigated the climate and environment of different biomes. Then, we were able to look at the type of animals that live there. We looked at some of the adaptations the animals have to help them survive in their habitat.

Topic

In Topic, we have been studying the Mayans. We've looked at the location and settlement, religion and rituals and the impact of the Mayan's achievements on today's society.

Local History Week
 

We used a range of maps to compare Hartlepool Marina from the 1800s to present. We observed some of the physical and human changes and made some justifications for these changes based on what we know about the shipbuilding industry.

Art

Take a look at our festive sewing; we learned running stitch, back stitch and the delicate chain stitch.

Play!

In Year 6, we work hard and play harder! We really enjoy our parties and we even have fun during wet play!

Take a look at the art gallery we produced on Google Classrooms. We used markers on our pages to help us draw in proportion.

We carried out lots of research, interviewed an engineer from McLaren and took part in lots of tasks to develop our own engineering skills; we even designed our own invention!

We discovered how animals have adapted and evolved over time. We used the book 'Moth' to find out about adaptations. We then carried out experiments with different shaped 'beaks' to see how finches adapted to their surroundings!

 

We have had an amazing time exploring and investigating in science. In particular, we all loved experimenting with different forces. Do you like our gliders?

Our email address is: year6@kingsleyschool.org.uk

 

This is checked regularly however, if you need to speak to a member of staff as a matter of urgency, please either speak to a member of the leadership team on the gate on a morning or ring the school office.

Reminder - Just a quick reminder that weekly phone calls home will no longer take place. If you would like us to call, please let us know via the year group email and we will ring as soon as we can. Usual contact via the class emails will continue. 
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Year 6...

We looked at tension techniques and tried to use these in our own writing.

Look at some of the vocabulary we have clarified.

Can you spot example of figurative language in our writing?

We used ‘Talk for Writing’ to plan our work. Using our pictures, we rehearsed each sentence before writing.

We summarised the description given in the text and drew a picture of the setting.

We practised identifying examples of figurative language and explored their meaning and effect on the reader.

If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.
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