Welcome to the Year 6 class page
Yet another very busy term ahead as pupils prepare for the forthcoming SATs tests in May.
This term, pupils will be further developing their ability to write stories, reports and explanation texts as part of their English work.
In Maths, we will continue to wrestle with fractions, decimals and percentages as well as developing our ability to solve word problems and develop our reasoning skills.
As part of our Connections topic work, pupils will be finding out about Earth and space. They have already taken part in a day long ‘moon mission’ where they worked as teams to send a space craft to the moon.
In R.E. lessons pupils will be continuing to find out about Islam and its followers.
Some very lucky Y6 pupils have been selected to read with a very special new friend. Scout, with his owner Lorraine, come in to read with pupils every week. Scout loves to hear them read and often has questions about the text which is being read. He has been given his own 'Here to help' badge with pride. On World Book Day both he and Lorraine came to school dressed as characters from Dilly the Dinosaur!
London Parliament trip
The head boy, head girl, assistant head boy and assistant head girl went on a trip to London. Whilst there they had a tour of the Houses of Parliament. They went into the House of Lords and enjoyed watching a debate and then they visited the House of Commons and enjoyed watching a very topical conversation about ‘Brexit’. The children then had the opportunity to explore London a little further and saw the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Downing street.
Investigating a heart
Pupils in Year 6 are currently finding out about the body’s circulation system and this week spent time investigating what a sheep’s heart looks like! They were able to identify the heart’s main parts including the arteries and veins leading to and from the heart.
This term, during their Friday Afternoon sports sessions, Year 5 and Year 6 are working on the skills needed when playing Tag Rugby. They have been practising passing the ball using the 'cradle pass' and the 'pop pass'. They have also been working on their speed and agility at evading opponents during the game to avoid being tagged. Everyone is enjoying the challenge!
Year 6 have been busy working outside with Mrs Roberts. They have been busy weeding and preparing the raised beds in the garden area. As well as developing their gardening skills, they have also been developing their forestry skills by building shelters.