Category Archives: This week’s learning

Production… Production… Production!

We are so proud of our talented casts and their performances of Mary Poppins throughout this week! Taking part in the show has enabled so many children to develop their confidence to act, sing and dance in front of an audience. As well as this, children have developed new friendships as a result of working so well together. 

Everyone should be immensely proud of themselves! Well done! 

Thank you so much for your continuous support with production- we really appreciate it!

Year 6 Team

This Week’s Learning

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This week we have been focusing on our production! We have been busy making props and rehearsing for the final time. Today (Friday 5th July 2019) we performed for the first time to an audience and Year 5 were blown away by the singing, acting, dancing and the amazing back stage team who worked so well together to organise all the props and have each set ready in time.

Lots of Year 6 pupils have had their induction days this week and they have come back feeling positive and excited about their transition to secondary school. Over the last few weeks, we will continue to answer any questions and discuss any worries the children may have about their new start.

This Week’s Learning

It has been another very busy week in Year 6! At the start of the week, we had a visit from ‘Arty Party’. They taught the children a range of skills in order to be able to create a 3D sculpture of themselves! The children begun by sanding down and fixing together their base. Once they has this, they were able to create their shoulders and head using newspaper. After that, they moved on to clay. They carefully sculpted the clay around their newspaper to fully create their head and shoulders. Once they had this, they were then able to start adding features to their face such as: eyes, nose, ears, mouth the hair. This proved to be quite tricky and needed a lot of concentration! Finally, the children used their knowledge of mixing colours to create the precise colour they needed to paint their sculpture.

This was an exciting project for the children – everyone put a lot of care and effort into their sculptures and the final outcomes were exceptional! The teachers even got involved! Here are some fantastic examples of our final sculptures:

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Can you guess the teacher?

The children have also continued to work hard in rehearsals this week.

The children also had a very successful week of fiver challenge. They used some of last week’s profit to reinvest in their business. The children have counted their profit and have made a staggering £1479! This is an incredible achievement and a wonderful team effort! Well done to each and every child involved – you should feel incredibly proud!

This week the children completed their final health and wellbeing workshop. These have taught the children essential skills on different ways to deal with anxious thoughts.

Well done to all of Year 6 for another fantastic week!

Fiver Challenge

Thank you so much to everyone that helped with Fiver Challenge this week! Well done to all the groups for working as a team and representing Year 6 so well.

We look forward to Wednesday for the second, and final, event where children will be able to implement any changes that they feel necessary to increase the profit that they make.

Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you on Wednesday 26th June!

Year 6 Team

This Week’s Learning

This week we revisited how to write and correctly punctuate dialogue, in a sequel to our story based on ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ and the digestive system. It was lovely to see how creative the children can be with their writing, whilst maintaining an appropriate tone within their work.

Continuing with Topic, we planned and participated in a debate: Should children eat junk food? There were many different opinions shared and the children listened to each other’s ideas respectfully.

Later in the week, we learnt how nutrients are absorbed and transferred in the body. The teachers were really impressed with the posters that children made to present their knowledge- well done! After this, we revisited the function of the heart; we made, and painted, clay models to show the different elements of this vital organ.

Did you know that our blood is lighter in colour when it is oxygenated and darker when it is deoxygenated? Also, our veins appear blue because light has to penetrate the skin in order for us to see them. The colours we see are the result of which wavelengths of light are reflected back to our eyes. Veins appear blue because blue light is reflected back to our eyes.

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Health and Well-being Workshops

This week, the children have been fortunate enough to participate in their second Health and Well-being workshop where they have discussed emotions they may experience when going to secondary school. They understand that this is an exciting experience for most but one that is likely to present some worries too. Thank you to the visitors who are presenting the workshops!