To round off science week, Year 6 used all their prior knowledge of structures and forces to complete the bridge challenge.
They had 20 minutes to make a bridge out of only paper and tape. This bridge had to be able to hold at least 1kg weight.
All the bridges held at least 1kg for a short period of time. Many of them held over 2kg.
We had a great afternoon testing them and discussing what made the strong bridges strong.
In Re this week we have been discussing the importance of meditation to Buddhists. We even tried some ourselves. Some of us found this very relaxing others would have preferred to be doing it on our own.
We also spent time creating our own mindfulness pictures, some inspired by Mandala's and others just drawing. It was a time to reflect and refocus our mind.
Year 6 SATs information evening for parents
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our parents information evening. By following the link below you will be able to access the presentation slides.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Whole School Time - Friday 3rd February
Year 6 have been busy preparing for their first Whole School Circle Time session next week. This week they have planned their own sessions and rehearsed with their own class mates. Today they have found out which talking object they have and where they will be next week. Why don't you ask them all about it!
'I can't wait to start circle time.' Spencer
'I love the preparation we have been doing.' Mariyah
'It will be so much fun leading circle time.' Hazel
'It will be fun and exciting to do it with the little ones.' Becky
'I am so excited to mix with different year groups.' Heath
'It will be so great to get to know everybody.' Eva K
'This will be a great learning experience.' Ellie
'It will be such an honor to lead this.' Eva M
'I always want to lead important events.' Taka
'It will be nice to meet new people.' Megan
Building Tension Through Writing
Thursday 26th January
Year 6's English learning has involved us exploring Ian McEwan's Rose Blanche. Because the story is predominantly told through pictures, the children have had to use their inference skills to gain a better understanding of everything that is taking place. We have taken the learning in numerous directions but one of the most exciting has been the children writing paragraphs steeped in tension and angst. In preparation for the writing, the children planned and drew journey maps onto their desks. It is fair to say that many of them enjoyed the rebelliousness of this act. The children then used this plan to write paragraphs which have blown the adults away with the imagery and content. Well done to all children involved. We can't wait to share the children's writing with you once it is complete.
Dreams and Goals
Thursday 19th January
For our PSHE learning this week, we started off by considering our learning strengths. Every individual is unique and wonderful in their own way, so we took the time to share our strengths with each other. The children then built upon this by exploring goals that they wish to achieve. They were asked to consider a school-based goal as well as a goal for outside of school alongside what they would need to do in order to reach their goal. The adults in class were thrilled with the careful consideration and thought that the children put into their goals. It is fair to say that we have some very thoughtful and considerate thinkers in Year 6!
Exploring Collage with a Gustav Klimt Focus
Thursday 12th January
Year 6 explored a variety of Gustav Klimt's most famous artwork, notably Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Kiss as well as The Tree of Life. We explored and discussed the themes of life and death, which dominate Klimt's work, alongside his use of recurring shapes, patterns, use of colour and symbolism. This exploration allowed the children to not only compare various Klimt pieces with a critical eye, but inspired them to draw from what they could see to create their very own black and white Klimt artwork. We are excited about starting our final collage pieces next week.
Tuesday 10th January
A great start to the term. The children have come back to school refreshed and with a can do attitude.
I can't wait to see these finished cushiom covers.
Welcome to Year 6!
We have had a very busy start to the year and are starting lots of new learning as well as building on what we already know.