Welcome to Year 6
Class Teacher: Ms Taylor and Ms Cole
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Westwood
This term Year 6 have started their Australia topic. We have designed and painted Australian animals in an Aboriginal style. We used a dotting technique and carefully chose colours to build up images. We are starting to plan dream-time stories with an Australian theme.
In Science, we are still waiting for lots of mould to grow on slices of bread. We have spread different substances on the bread and also placed the bread in different environments to see what the ideal conditions are for mould to grow. At the moment, our bread placed in the dark has a good amount of black mould and it smells pretty bad too!
This term in Year 6 we have been learning about World War II. We have carried out many exciting activities, including a visit to the steam railway in Gloucester to take part in an ‘Evacuee Experience’ day. We dressed up as evacuees and had a ride on a steam train.
We have also been designing and making Anderson shelters. We had to measure out the materials carefully and use saws and glue guns to construct our shelters. Our favourite part was using the plasticine to make replica vegetables and objects for the gardens.
Last week we finished our poems about the D-Day landings. Ms Taylor was very impressed with them. We had to use descriptive and emotive language. We did it so effectively it brought a lump to Ms Taylor’s throat!
In Year 6 we have started our World War II topic and have been finding out about how the war started. We have put the major events on a timeline and painted some ‘Blitz’ pictures. We are looking forward to our visit to the steam railway in Gloucester, where we will take part in an ‘Evacuation Experience’ day.
On the ‘Harvest Celebration’ day last Friday, we focused on the impact importing food can have on the environment. We looked at where the food we eat comes from and worked out how many air miles it took for the food to get to our plates. We designed posters to encourage people to buy locally and to reduce the impact of the food we buy.
In Science, we have been learning about inheritance, particularly the characteristics that we inherit from our parents but also how siblings from the same family may vary. We played some fun card games that made us think about the things we inherit and don’t inherit from our parents.
Below is a useful website to help your child improve their mental maths.
It is designed to be used as a daily activity and is timed so hopefully you may find it helpful.