School will finish on Friday 21st July at 2:00pm

Summer 2

Summer 2 is a short term for the majority of our year 6.  We plan to continue with our dancing, designing Day of the Dead artwork, learning some Spanish and trying Mexican food.

Summer 1

The start of the Summer 1 term was focussed around preparation for SATs.  The children all worked extremely hard and we are incredibly proud of them all.  Following on from SATs, we began our new topic Hola Mexico!  This topic will continue next term up until the children leave.  The topic began with looking at maps of Mexico finding the main geographical features and carrying out research about the country.  We have already began to learn The Mexican Hat Dance which the children have really enjoyed.

Spring 2

Our Spring 2 learning has been based around the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.  We have studied the book and used this as inspiration to write our own letters, diaries, stories, balanced arguments, persuasive leaflets and non-chronological reports.  The children also enjoyed watching the film version of the book.

Spring 1 2017 – Blood Heart

This half term we are learning about the heart and the circulatory system.   Initially, we checked our prior knowledge of the human body using dog biscuits to construct the skeleton then placed the major organs in the correct positions. We will become heart surgeons for the afternoon when we dissect a pig’s heart (similar to a human heart). Through this first-hand experience we will discover and build upon our knowledge of the main working parts of the heart.  Using straws of different diameters we will investigate how an unhealthy lifestyle can affect the flow of blood through arteries, veins and capillaries.  We also plan to make our own blood using different liquids to represent each component: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.

Christmas Performance

We performed a fantastic version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ along with the Year 4 and Year 5 classes.

Autumn 2 2016 – Frozen Kingdom

We launched our topic by making our own icebergs and investigating the effects of the temperature of the room on the melting of the iceberg.  The Arctic and Antarctic also inspired our learning during this half term. We discovered that the Polar regions are opposites in many ways but also have some similarities. We visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn about Polar Bears, their habitat (The Arctic) and the adaptations they have made to fit into the environment that they live in.

Autumn 1 2016 – A Child’s War

Our Curriculum topic was been ‘A Child’s War’ linked with World War 2. We have looked at various aspects of the Second World War from the perspective of children of that time.

 

A trip to Kelham Island at the very start of term engaged our learning and influenced our writing and art work about ‘The Blitz’, ‘Evacuation’, ‘The Holocaust’ and ‘VE day’.

We used the novel ‘Put Out the Light’ to inspire our writing.

 

Our Science topic on ‘Light’ also linked to our topic work. The ‘Blackouts’ during the Blitz used opaque materials to cover windows to prevent light (which travels in straight lines) being seen from the skies by German bombers.

Spring 1 – Blood Heart 2016

This half term we are learning about the heart and the circulatory system.   Initially, we checked our prior knowledge of the human body using dog biscuits to construct the skeleton then placed the major organs in the correct positions. We became heart surgeons for the afternoon when we dissected a pig’s heart (similar to a human heart). Through this first-hand experience we discovered the main working parts of the heart.

Autumn 2 – Frozen Kingdom 2015

The Arctic and Antarctic inspired our learning during this half term. We discovered that the Polar regions are opposites in many ways but also have some similarities. We visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to learn about Polar Bears, their habitat (The Arctic) and the adaptations they have made to fit into the environment that they live in.

Year 6 - A Child’s War 2015

This term our Curriculum topic has been ‘A Child’s War’ linked with World War 2. We have looked at various aspects of the Second World War from the perspective of children of that time.

 

A trip to Eden Camp at the very start of term engaged our learning and influenced our writing and art work about ‘The Blitz’, ‘Evacuation’, ‘The Halocaust’ and ‘VE day’. In English we wrote stories, diaries and biographies based around these areas.

 

We used the novels ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ to help us understand two different experiences of the war.

 

Our Science topic on ‘Light’ also linked to our topic work. The ‘Blackouts’ during the Blitz used opaque materials to cover windows to prevent light (which travels in straight lines) being seen from the skies by German bombers.

 

We also visited ‘Crucial Crew’ which helped us to recognise important life skills, including safety inside and outside of the home, and understand the problems that can be caused by alcohol, drugs and anti-social behaviour.