Welcome to Year 6
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Monday's work, English, Maths worksheets, Science presentation, Activity Sheet Digestive System Functions, Activity Sheet Transporting Water and Nutrients Planning, Activity Sheet Transporting Water and Nutrients
Tuesday's work, English, Maths worksheets, Prime number lotto , Celebrations and ceremonies Humanist perspective, Ceremonies Activity Namings leaf template, Ceremonies Activity Namings planning template, Ceremonies Activity Namings poems
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Week beginning 13th July
This is our final week of PE before the summer holiday break. I hope you have managed to keep active during your time at home. Here are your final challenges to have a go at.
Monday: Coin toss workout- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwTiEmX0Wro
Tuesday: Christiano challenge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC30KRZLImw
Cupid shuffle plank- This is very challenging, but have a go and see how far you can get. Copy the actions. You will be doing different moves in a plank position! Give it a go and see how you get on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wz3qUunLHc
Wednesday: Toilet paper challenge- There are different exercises you can do using toilet paper. Have a go at them all. Maybe you can come up with your own exercises. Set yourself a time limit or a number that you want to complete for each. Go head to head with someone else in your household. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=449jr2OHwso
Friday: Sweat box challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdCS7Tn98_8
Week beginning 6 July
This week is Sports Week!! As we can’t have our usual Sports Day competition, it will be a little bit different this year. I have put together a collection of challenges for you to complete over the week. The attached document will explain each of the activities and what you need for each one. This is your chance to get competitive, to try and beat your own scores, others in your household and even those in your class. Remember to take lots of photos and videos to share on your class padlets so we can all see what a wonderful job you have all done! Let battle commence!! Enjoy and Good luck everyone!
Week beginning 29th June
Now we are into summer and the weather has been getting really warm, so make sure you are drinking lots of water to keep hydrated!
Monday: Scavenger hunt- If there are items that you do not have in your household, please get your adult to give you an alternative object to find within the 30 second time frame. Your adult can also find additional objects for you to find to make extra rounds. You can decide if you would like extra questions. Compete against others in your household to see who can get the most amount of points. Feel free to repeat the video or add on as many rounds as you like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxeesc1SqFk
Tuesday: Scavenger hunt 2- The same rules apply as yesterday! If there are items that you do not have in your household, please get your adult to give you an alternative object to find within the 30 second time frame. Your adult can also find additional objects for you to find to make extra rounds. You can decide if you would like extra questions. Compete against others in your household to see who can get the most amount of points. Feel free to repeat the video or add on as many rounds as you like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esGv66EzQJ8
Thursday: Training to be Superheros- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8IZfNrA17w
Superhero battle. Choose which move to do for each round. You can do this with a partner if you want to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HuFAkhPeKQ
Week Brginning 22nd June
Tuesday 23rd June is National Olympic Day, so this week you will be having a go at traditional games played from different Olympic nations. The 2020 Olympics was set to take part in Tokyo, Japan, so each day there will be a Japanese game and one from another country. There are a lot of countries that take part so I have selected a few. On Friday you will have a Friday Challenge which will get you outside and exploring nature.
Here is the official Tokyo 2020 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMhrEVa4XQ When it does get to take place, it’s going to be INCREDIBLE!
What can you find out about Japan? Here are some questions as a starting point. Share in some of the things you found out about the host nation in your class padlets.
|What is Japan’s national sport?||
How many active volcanoes are there in Japan?
What is a popular Japanese dish?
What popular Japanese activity means ‘empty orchestra’?
What does a traditional Japanese home have instead of walls?
What food is eaten almost every day in Japan?
What currency does Japan use?
Japan is one of the world’s biggest producer of what?
Traditionally, what do Japanese people sleep on at home?
What is one of Japan’s traditional dances?
How many islands make up Japan?
What is Japan’s traditional dress?
Japan: Tokyo 10 Listen Up.
If you are in a school bubble, use your jumper as a blindfold or close your eyes. Your partner should use clapping to help get them to a chosen final destination.
Gather approximately 10 sticks (or as many as you like). You will need a ball (or as used in the video, a ball of bags, or even lots of pairs of socks). Choose one person who has to try and collect all the sticks. Everyone else has to work together to hit that person below the waist. Whoever is successful in making contact then has to try and collect all the sticks. It can take more than one go to collect all the sticks. If you manage to collect them all without being hit, place them down on the floor and have another go- or as many goes as you like until you are hit. You get 1 point each time you pick them all up. Decide how many points is the target to win.
Non contact in school- individual stick per person. Play in pairs with one time keeper. Each child has 30 seconds to try and retrieve their stick. Their partner must do all they can to prevent them retrieving it. It is non contact so it is all about dodging. You can decide in your groups how many points you need in order to win! Make sure you keep changing around so that everyone gets a go at each element.
Japan: Tokyo Ten Kendama.
If you are in a school bubble, you could use a rolled up piece of paper or bring a sock ball from home. You will have to try this without a cup.
France: Un, deux, trois soleil- like grandmother’s footsteps. Mark out a length of at least 15-20 meters (depending on how much space you have. This is a little bit like the game what’s the time mr wolf. You have one person at one end who will shout Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil (Which means 1,2,3 Sun!). They will turn around and anyone caught moving will be sent to the start to try again. Everyone else must try and get to that person without being caught moving. They need to tag that person and run back to the start without being caught.
If you are in school, a non contact rule applies. Find a stick/stone as a marker and lay them out in line with the person shouting the instructions. You just need to get to your marker and then run back without being caught.
Petanque- This video explains how to play the game so you can have a go at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzQd0-g6so
If you are in a school bubble- have an individual pebble and aim towards a jack placed by the teacher.
Japan: TTT Active challenge play with no equipment
Anyone can do this as it requires no equipment
Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj5wslWkPdw Here are some traditional Spanish games for you to have a go at. You may recognise some of them. If you don’t have the equipment, you can improvise. For example The Frog- you can use whatever you like as a target to aim closest to. You can use sock balls or paper instead of balls for throwing activities.
If you are in a school bubble you will have to be selective about the activities you can try. Where possible try and improvise in a way that you don’t have to use any equipment.
Japan: Tokyo Ten Janken
Anyone can do this as it requires no equipment.
Caribbean: Goma- A game played with rubber bands where the object is to capture as many of the opponents' rubber bands as possible. Players stand facing a wall or other vertical flat surface and bounce their rubber bands off the wall. If a player's rubber band falls to the ground and overlaps any rubber bands currently on the ground, then the overlapped rubber bands are captured. Use as many rubber bands as you like.
The most popular game in the Caribbean is cricket. This can be played with 2 or more people. One person uses a bat/racket, pan or anything they can to shield their legs/feet from being hit. When the ball is thrown you need to hit the ball away. The more space you have, the better. If the batter is hit in the legs/feet they swap with the bowler. You can score by number of ball hit, the amount of time batting or you can create a space that the batter has to run between to score runs after after ball.
Week Beginning 15th June
Here are some challenges that will get you to test your body strength and your accuracy of throwing. They give you a good chance to compete against others in your household. You could create a leader board with those in your household for all these activities and see who has the most points by the end of the week.
Monday: Plank golf. You could use socks or crumple some paper if you don’t have a ball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFZ97T9zC18
Tuesday: The strike zone- throwing activity. Use a sock ball or paper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC0h00O0CGI
Wednesday: Backpack workout. Minimum of two rounds by repeating the video at least once. Do more rounds if you can. If it’s too easy, you can add weight to your bag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mrt6uLRCDQ
Thursday: Frisbee golf- If you don’t have a Frisbee or a disc, you can us a cap. This can be done inside or outside. Try playing against a partner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NG8nIRL0_8
Friday: Basket soccer. Depending on how much room you have, lay down 3 markers. They can be in a vertical or horizontal line. If you have more room, you may want to add more markers to kick from. Use a sock ball if you are inside, or a ball if you are outside. You can decide how long you want your time to be for the challenge. Then try and beat it. You can play against people in your household to see who can score the most points in the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3cUVeX-Guc
Week Beginning 8th June
Try these new activities working on coordination, agility and strength. You can try all of these against others in your household.
Monday: Coin challenge: what level can you make it to? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_SafllVZyc
Tuesday: Pass 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJQeXoGSPtA You can try by kicking, throwing underarm or throwing overarm.
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHFnd4KmMhE Bottle flip challenge- 3 squats, 2 bottle flips- (1 point each time your bottle lands upright). How many can you do in 1 minute? Challenge someone in your household. You can also swap the squats and try with press ups, sit ups, star jumps, lunges or another skill of your choice. Increase the time if you like or see if you can beat your score in 1 minute.
Thursday: Work on your coordination by trying these juggling/throwing skills. There are a few options of what you can use for this. If you want to challenge yourself, use a ball or rolled up pair of socks. Who can juggle using 3 balls (pairs of socks)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4h9J6pXE8A
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhA-gs-SgY Plank challenge. How tall can you make your tower without it collapsing or you ending your plank?
Week Beginning 1st June
This week you will be doing some tennis challenges. Don’t worry if you don’t have a tennis racket. Some options are: Use a shoe, book, your hand, hockey stick or cricket bat. If you don’t have a tennis ball, you could use a pair of socks. If you are using socks, why don’t you try using a saucepan. If you are not able to get outside, use a sponge ball or a pair of socks inside.
Monday: Set a target. Using either balls, socks or shuttlecocks, see how many you can land in the target. You can try throwing, or hitting in with a tennis racket. If it’s too hard, move closer to the target. To make it harder, stand further away. You could play against a partner to see 1) who can land the most on the target. 2) Who can get all of theirs into the target first. 3) Who can hit the target from the furthest away.
Tuesday: With a partner, see how many hits you can do, using a tennis racket and tennis ball, without dropping it. If you don’t have a partner, use a wall to hit the ball against. To make it easier, let the ball bounce before you hit it again. To make it harder, don’t let the ball bounce at all. If you don’t have a tennis racket, use a shoe, your hand or a book. Alternatively, you could use a pair of socks and a saucepan.
Wednesday: Using shuttlecocks/socks aim to sink the oppositions ship. You could use a towel as a target and lay it on the floor. Stand roughly 5m apart, behind your towels. Agree how many socks/shuttlecocks are needed to sink their ship. Once you have thrown all your arrows, a point is awarded to the winner if the ship is sunk. You could also use a tennis racket to hit the socks at the target. Reset- and go again. If neither ship is sunk, reset and go again. Decide between you how many points you need to win.
Thursday: How many hit ups can you do using your tennis racket without it falling on the floor? See if you can alternate between using both sides of the racket. Set a time limit i.e. 30 seconds (it can be more or less) to see how many you can do in that time. Try hitting the ball down as many times as you can too. You could see if you can beat someone else in your household. If you really want to challenge yourself, see how many hits could can do on the side of the racket- This is trickier than it looks!
Friday: Create a ‘net’ by making a line on the floor using whatever you can find. If you already have a net, then you can use that. Make the playing area as big as you like. You will need a partner so that you can hit the ball over the ‘net’ to your partner. See if you can get a rally going. How many times can you hit the ball over the next in a row as a pair?
Week Beginning 18th May
Some more challenges for you this week. Watch the videos as they will tell you how each activity works. You can do them as many times as you like.
Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJY7kDJJrp0 How many times can you complete it without putting your foot down?
Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzWyMWAEfk4 How many jumps can you get in 20 seconds? Why not make it 30 seconds or more?
Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4XN3Pynig How many did you complete? Why don’t you works your way up to find out the longest amount of time you can manage without stopping.
Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNrkzkckZN4 How many star jumps can you do in 20 seconds? What is the most you can do without stopping?
Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSl3G0p4u0 How many throws does it take for you to knock over the tower? How many can you get in a row?
Week Beginning 11th May
Some more challenges for you this week. Watch the videos as they will tell you how each activity works. You can do them as many times as you like.
Week Beginning 4th May
This week you will be doing some yoga. This will help you to focus on your breathing and help you to be able to feel calm. This may be quite new for you all so if you find it tricky, don’t worry because the more you practice, the easier it will get. You can always repeat the videos if you need to.
Week Beginning 27th April
You have two Bingo cards to complete this week. By completing all the challenges, you achieve a gold medal. Can you become a double gold medalist? On the map there are lots of activities for you to complete. Don’t worry, you don’t have to complete them all in one go- you can split them over the 5 days. Alternatively, you can make them harder by increasing the time you spend on each activity or increase the number you want to complete.
Week Beginning 20th April
Welcome back, I hope you have all managed to enjoy the Easter break whilst staying at home. I have some more virtual PE challenges for you. Make sure you stretch first as we have practiced during PE lessons. You could even use some of the warm up stretches from the Joe Wicks workouts. You can do the same for your cool down, you here is the reminder of the cool down stretches video. In the summer term, we practice our athletics, so this is your chance to practice some of those skills that will help you. If you are able to get outside to do these, then please do so. Remember to keep drinking plenty of water, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and most importantly, stay safe.
Monday: Shuttle run. Set 2 markers roughly 5-10m apart (depending on how much space you have). How may times can you run between the markers? Why not try 30 seconds to start off with. To make it harder you can run for longer periods of time- you could increase by 5-10 seconds each time. You could try racing against someone in your household to see if you can run quicker than them. You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Tuesday: Long jump. As we have practiced in lesson time, see how far you can jump starting with 2 feet and landing on 2 feet. Use a marker/line as a starting point. Who can jump furthest in your household? Try using a run up. Does that make any difference to how far you can jump? What about starting on 1 foot and landing on 2, without a run up. Set two markers roughly 10meters apart. What is the fewest number of jumps it takes you to get to the other marker? You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Wednesday: Triple jump- remember to think of this as a hop, step and jump. Break them down to each individual skill if you need to. Start still by a marker and remember you must finish the jump on 2 feet. Does the distance change if you take a run up? What about starting the hop on the opposite foot? Who can jump the furthest in your household? Set a distance of 10m, or however much space you have, and see how many standing triple jump moves it takes to get from one marker to the other. You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Thursday: Skips. Don’t worry if you don’t have a skipping ropes, you can use the action of arms out doing small circles. For those of you who are not very confident with skipping, don’t run away!! Here is a basic tutorial which explains that you can use your skipping rope out to the side to get the timings of your jumps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVctfW2OCyQ
There is no pressure for you to be able to string hundreds of jumps together, it is about keeping moving and working on the technique of when to jump. For those of you who are more confident, have an experiment using two footed jumps, hopping on one leg, changing legs, or running with it across your outside space- this being particularly useful for sports day races. Equally, if you don’t have a skipping rope, feel free to practice the different techniques anyway. You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Friday: Star jumps. How many star jumps can you do in a row? Set yourself a target number to complete in 30 seconds. Then try to beat your score. Now make the time longer. What is the longest time you keep jumping for? I wonder if anyone can do more than 50 or even 100 in a row! Find your favourite music and do star jumps in time to the beat. Maybe you have a few songs you could use. If you want to challenge yourselves even more, you can make your star jumps into explosive star jumps by bending your knees and springing up into a star shape. See how many you can do of those!
Joe Wicks will still be doing his workouts so feel free to do those as well as or instead of these challenges. Just remember to keep moving!
Hello everyone! I’ve really missed teaching you all over the last few weeks. It’s the Easter Holidays now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.
You can continue with the Joe Wicks workouts on his YouTube channel, (I will keep doing them too!), or you can redo some of the other activities that I have set over the last couple of weeks. You might have found other ways to keep yourselves moving too, which is wonderful. Keep those going if you can! Remember to keep drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet so that you can continue to stay healthy.
Stay safe and enjoy the break.
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!
Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!
Monday: Kids work out beginner 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI
Tuesday: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family? See Alphabet Exercises below.
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo Originally these were shorter challenges. This video is longer but feel free to just do a smaller section if it is too much. As with the Joe Wicks videos, you can break it down and start with 10 minutes and gradually build up by 5 minutes every day.
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo The same rules apply as yesterday.
Friday: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family? See if you can do more than Tuesday- does it feel any easier this time?
A 25 jumping jacks
B 15 sit ups
C 10 press ups
D 20 squats
E Run as fast as you can on the spot for 20 seconds
F 30 high knees
G 30 second plank
H 10 sit ups
I 15 press ups
J 25 squats
K 1 minute plank
L 20 high knees
M 20 jumping jacks
N 5 press ups
O 20 squats
P run as fast as you can on the spot for 10 seconds
Q 5 sit ups
R 10 jumping jacks
S 12 sit ups
T 12 press ups
U 25 squats
V run as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
W 45 second plank
X 35 jumping jacks
Y 30 high knees
Z 7 sit ups
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s cool down stretches.
Week beginning Monday 23rd March
This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active 8 Workouts. These are HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) and are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 8 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. If you are finding it more challenging, pause the video if you need extra time to recover in between each exercise. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!
Don’t forget to warm up first! Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swUGtEpazY
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for your stretches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMuN6m1Gso
Our 30 Things Challenge
Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.
We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!
For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.
Year 6 Class Staff
Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and staying active. Unfortunately we are not able to go swimming at the moment, however this week is Drowning Prevention Week so I thought it would be nice to at least think about swimming and water safety. There are some activities here that you may like to do, either print off, do in your books or on plain paper.
When you are out and about near rivers, lakes or at the beach or playing in paddling pools, remember to follow the Water Safety Code to keep yourself and others safe around water.
Mrs Rous, Swimming Teacher
Science week 13 March
The children were given the task of designing a healthy street food dish that celebrates at least one item of British produce as its star ingredient. They had to explain its nutritional benefits and its benefits for the environment.
Geographical features of South America 13 March
The children were given a list of questions highlighting different aspects of South America such as rivers, trade, climate and terrain. The children worked in mixed groups and each one was asked to select a category. They worked together to produce a map with factual information for the category. They then delivered presentations to the rest of the class about their chosen topic:
World Book Day 5 March
For World Book Day, the children in Year 6 wrote an assembly script to share with the whole school, outlining their favourite books and reasons for this, why they love reading and how books are also important to each religion. The children’s reasons for enjoying reading were so lovely, that we then turned them into a display in our reading area.
Here is an update on the curriculum for Year 6 during this term:
Following our updated curriculum, we will shortly be beginning our new focus question: ‘How has Brazil changed as a result of colonisation?’
Our focus questions help us to accumulate knowledge over the course of this academic year to be able to answer our big question: do invasions change countries forever?
During this focus, we will be learning to name and locate the countries of South America and their capital cities. The children will be identifying the main physical and human characteristics of these - including mountains, rivers, trade, climate and terrain. Additionally, the children will be learning that South America is famed for the ancient cultures of people such as the Incas who left glimpses of the past through artefacts and architecture. The children will then specifically focus on the geography of Brazil and its location within the continent. The children will realise that the continent has a long history of colonialism and interactions with other people and cultures, especially from Portugal, Spain and the Continent of Africa, have left their mark. Today, most South Americans are likely to speak Portuguese or Spanish. Finally, they will focus on Carnival (or Carnaval do Brasil) which is a festival that occurs before Lent - usually around February. It is one of the most well-known carnivals in the world and takes place over 3-4 days in cities all across Brazil.
In Design and Technology, the children will make Instruments (to compliment their holiday project masks) for carnival performances.
They will make products through stages of prototypes, making continual refinements. They will ensure that their products have a high quality finish, using art skills where appropriate. They will use prototypes, cross-sectional diagrams and computer aided designs to represent designs. Additionally, they will create innovative designs that improve upon existing products.
They will be cutting materials with precision and they will refine the finish with appropriate tools (such as sanding wood after cutting or a more precise scissor cut after roughly cutting out a shape). When making their instruments, they will show an understanding of the qualities of materials to choose appropriate tools to cut and shape.
Art and Design 12 February
The children have looked at using mixed media (paint, glitter, foil and black ink) to experiment with colour.
Art and Design 11 February
The children have been exploring Gustav Klimt and have focused on his use of pattern.
Team building 4 February
The children from Year 6 at both Whaplode and Weston worked collaboratively on some problem solving tasks ahead of our joint residential.
Online Safety 4 February
Year 6 had an E-safety talk today from the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership. They learnt very important and useful information about choosing sensible passwords etc.
Anglo-Saxons 24 January
Our current focus questions is ‘What was the impact of the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain?’
Sutton Hoo kindly sent us a collection box full of artefacts.
Pantomime 19 December
Year 6 really enjoyed the Christmas pantomime (Rapunzel) at the South Holland Centre.
Christmas Carols 18 December
The Year 6 children did a fantastic job retelling the Christmas story at our carol service.
Christmas Lunch 17 December
The Year 6 children really enjoyed their Christmas lunch today.
DT 17 December
The Year 6 children have been learning about the British colonisation of North America. They have used their knowledge of this and the symbolism of the USA flag to design their own symbolic flag designs. They have then produced these through material and sewing.
Christingle 10 December
Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed making enough Christingles for everyone in school to have one.
Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:
The orange represents the world
The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.
St. Mary's Church Whaplode 5 December
Every child at Whaplode primary school has considered the current school value of hope and has written a beautiful, meaningful message on a dove which has been decorated to use as Christmas tree decorations. Year 6 and Year 2 then went to St. Mary's Church Whaplode to decorate a Christmas tree with these decorations.
GIST 20 November
As part of the National Child Road Safety Programme, GIST came to visit our school and Year 6 enjoyed listening to information with regards to this topic, including stopping distances, blind spots etc.
Peterborough Phantoms 8 November
Year 6 enjoyed listening to players from the Peterborough Phantoms talking about sport and being healthy.
Geography 8 November
Year 6 have been learning about North America and have been using atlases to located the physical features of the continent including mountains and rivers.
The children have sculpted their pencil sketched Roman bust designs using clay.
Celtic towns vs Roman towns
TheYear 6 children have been learning about the impact of the Roman invasion of Britain. As part of this, they explored pre-Roman towns and learnt that the Celtic tribes lived in scattered villages. They lived in round houses with thatched roofs of straw or heather. They then looked at how this changed under the Romans who designed towns in the form of a grid, with streets built at right angles to each other and parallel with one of the two main roads. Their buildings were constructed from stone and brick. The children then made models to replicate their understanding of this.
The Year 6 children have been developing their art skills by exploring tone. They learnt about the hardness of different pencils.
The Year 6 children have been developing their art skills by exploring how lines can be used to show texture. The children looked at a variety of techniques including hatching, contour hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, smudging and random hatching. The children these used these techniques to shade a classroom object.
The children are going to be making their own Roman busts from clay. To start with, they looked at pictures of Roman busts and learn that some are veristic (truthful, old and wrinkled to show experience and reliability) while others are idealistic (youthful and athletic looking). They have begun by completing initial designs for their Roman busts of themselves depicted in a Roman style. They are very impressive!
Macmillan Coffee Morning 27 September
The Y6 children did an excellent job holding a coffee morning for parents.
Collective Worship 12 September
Year 6 displayed a lovely collective worship to the rest of the school about the Bible and its contents. They role played two of its stories: Noah’s ark from Genesis and Jesus calming the storm from the New Testament.