Welcome To Year 6's Class Page!!
Hello, and welcome to Year 6's Page. Over the course of the year, you will find information here about what the pupils are learning in class, examples of their excellent work, and photos of them exploring and having fun learning new things.
The pupils are settling in well so far to Year 6 - they know what an important year it is for them. The pupils are really enjoying being able to have key stage assemblies again, especially hymn practice every Wednesday morning! Our topics in Autumn 1 are Light (Science) and Our Local Area (Geography). A lot of the writing that we did links to Light - in particular our class text, 'The Light Jar' by Lisa Thompson. At St Clare's we have a new Forest School area, and our pupils will be having a session there every week during this half term, which they are very excited about. In Autumn 2, we enjoyed a science topic: Blood and the Heart. In English we did a lot of writing about this, and read 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman, which the children loved. In Science had an opportunity to dissect a real pigs heart, which was so much fun. Spring 1 has been our absolute favourite so far, as our topic was World War 2: the pupils absolutely loved this! Learning all about rationing, evacuees and propaganda was so much fun!
At the moment, we know SATs are drawing near, so a lot of our time spent in class is doing extra revision!
Year 6 Overviews 2021/2022
Please keep checking back for more information and photos!
Check out our videos on the four operations:
This week in Year 6, we have been investigating how light travels. We modelled our new learning in a variety of ways such as through role play (acting as a light source and showing how the light travels to an object in a straight line, reflects off an object and then enters our eyes) drama, using torches to model how light travels, and we researched Ibn al-Haytham's work all about the discovery of light and how we see things.
Year 6 have all been lucky enough to pay a visit to our Forest School this week! This is something they will continue to do throughout Autumn 1. On their first session, they had an excellent time using natural resources to make incredible things. Here are some of the pupils in action...
6H have had an absolutely fantastic morning today!
They were fortunate enough to visit Our Lady's High School, for a really exciting electricity workshop.
At the workshop, they learnt all about making circuits, and why electricity is important. They had an absolute blast using the high-tech equipment to make some really unique circuits, with buzzers, motors and light bulbs.
As well as this, the pupils were treated to an amazing snack (slush puppies and cookies!) in the high school canteen.
A great morning was had by all!
"Going there today was great- it was very exciting to learn amazing electricity and circuits!" Jacob
"I learnt a lot about electric eels!" Lewis
"The snacks were absolutely amazing!" Damien
"It was amazing, I can't wait to go to high school now!" Halina
"Going to Our Ladies was great, I can't wait for Year 7!" Kian
"Using the electrical equipment was so fun!" Daniel
"I enjoyed the delicious snacks!" Mariam
"Making the circuits was fun and I learnt a lot!" Mariatu
"I loved going there and learning more about electricity!" Poppy
6S Religious Education
To consolidate our learning of our current topic in RE which is 'Family - Loving', the children enjoyed drawing their own representation of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.They used a variety of paints and oil pastels to create their beautiful pieces of art work. Have a look at their wonderful creations...
Super Work in 6H!
We are nearing the end of this half term, and have been reflecting on some of the wonderful work achieved by the pupils in 6H over the last few weeks. In RE, we finished our 'Unconditional Love' topic by painting some beautiful images from the story of 'The Prodigal Son' and this week have really been enjoying learning more about Judaism as part of multi-faith week.
In Science, we have really been enjoying our Light topic. We have done some really fun experiments around reflection, refraction, and how light travels in a straight line, and also used ICT to create an information text filled with all our new knowledge.
Last but not least, we have worked really hard in maths and English. In maths, we have been challenging ourselves with mastery challenges, and in English we are currently writing narratives based on our class text- the Light Jar.
OLHS Poetry Workshops
Our Year 6 pupils were lucky enough to spend the day at OLHS on Wednesday 20th October, taking part in a variety of exciting workshops, such as science, sign language and drama. One of their highlights was a poetry workshop, where each class worked together to create a poem based on their thoughts and feelings about going to High School. One class had an extra session, where they used all their knowledge from our 'Light' Science topic, and created a poem on this also. Here they are, I'm sure you'll agree they are fantastic!
Trip to OLHS
The children really enjoyed their trip to Our Lady's this week! They were so lucky and were able to be involved in 3 different workshops, we had science - exploring what electricity is and why it is useful and building series and parallel circuits, they did a drama workshop based on mental health and how to manage our emotions and feelings in a safe and calm manner, and finally we participated in a poetry workshop where the children created their own fantastic class poems.
The feedback from the children has been so positive, we look forward to many more trips in the future.
Science in Year 6
This half term, our topic has been light and shadows in year 6, they children have fully immersed themselves into their learning and have really enjoyed the topic. they have learned so many facts about light and are able to explain what reflection and refraction are, and how shadows are formed. they have loved making periscopes, researching Isaac Newtons colour wheel theory and making shadow puppets.
As well as the wonderful learning covered within the topic of light, the children were extremely lucky to have been involved in a number of extra curricular activities. This half term, the children have took part in a BBC live lesson with based on Space, this also included direct questions to Professor Brian Cox! They have been involved in a direct zoom lesson with physicists who work at the University of Manchester, again based on space! They have took part in a BBC live lesson presented by Steve Backshall (deadly 60!) based on fossils and evolution, and they have researched the wonderful wide variety of animals our planet has to offer for world animal day.
For our new topic coverage in science (which is animals including humans: the heart and circulation) year 6 invited parents in to share our amazing lesson which involved dissecting animal hearts. The children (and parents) were fully immersed in the learning and the questions that were being asked were really stretching the children's imaginations, and scientific cultural capital. Have a look at the fun we had! A big thank you to The Avenue Meats on Victoria Avenue for providing the hearts for us free of charge, and thank you to the parents who came to celebrate our learning with us.
As we embark on our journey through Advent in the lead up to Christmas, 6S decided to make beautiful advent calendars to support our learning in RE of the expectations of Christians during this holy time. Instead of opening up the advent calendar and receiving a gift or chocolate, bible scriptures and messages of hope were added. They look beautiful.
Science in 6S
This half term we have focused on the learning of the heart, and the circulatory system. This week, year 6 have tested their heart rate under different conditions such as, resting, walking and jogging. They then correlated their findings and noticed patterns in their results. After this investigation, they then collated all of their learning from this half term into their science books. Their work looks amazing!
As the weather has been a little wet and windy lately, 6S have had more indoor PE sessions. This week, they wanted to complete yoga after having practiced for their carol service. It was a lovely way t relax and unwind and concentrate on their mindfulness.
World War 2 Quiz Masters
Over February Half Term, a lot of 6H pupils enjoyed collating all of their knowledge about the second world war, and creating a quiz for their class mates to answer. They absolutely loved presenting their quizzes and showing off their knowledge!
Science in Spring 2
This half term. year 6 have been focussing on living things and their habitats and learning about the classification system. They have conducted research on Carl Linneaus, investigated the growth of fungi and mould on a slice of bread and classified leaves around our school grounds. Have a look at their learning.
6S visit the chicks in Reception
6S have been extremely lucky this week, and have visited the newly hatched chicks that are in Reception. They loved holding them, and trying to stop them from running around the classroom!
No Paper in 6S
Today (7th April) 6S have took a pledge of no paper use for their maths and English work. Instead, they used the Ipads for maths with the help of the website Learning by questions, and used the chrome books in English to write their narrative story using google docs. They really enjoyed today's lessons and loved how they were also helping the environment.
Kagan In 6H
At the moment, we are fully in the throes of SATs revision, and today the pupils in 6H used a Kagan technique called "Quiz, Quiz, Trade" to do their revision. They really enjoyed this as it involved them creating their own challenging maths questions, and getting out of their seats and walking the room to find a partner to quiz, and then swapping questions and finding someone new. The pupils loved this and look forward to do doing it again soon!
Kagan (Cooperative Learning) in 6S
Today, the children took part in a rally coach activity to help them to revise for their upcoming sats tests. They coached each other through examples of how to use subordinate clauses and identified subordinating conjunctions within sentences. 6S love to engage with each other when participating in Kagan structures!
Learning by Questions
Year 6 are enjoying using a brilliant revision resource called Learning by Questions online. They are set questions to work through either collaboratively or independently and are really focussing on the basic skills and reasoning needed for their upcoming Sats tests. Well done year 6, your determination and hard work is lovely to see!
Year 6 have been creating their own story problems in English to help them write their own version of Encanto!
6F Science classification
6F went outside to find some leave so they could then draw them like a scientist would before classifying them.
6S delving deeper
Today (13.5.22) 6S had the opportunity to use the fantastic microscopes which have been loaned to us from the Royal Microscopical society. They had such fun exploring everyday items and investigating materials. They then completed a science crime scene investigation where a number of suspects with various items of evidence were given to them to explore in detail, to solve the mystery of the stolen jelly baby. They worked so well together and focused on many areas of working scientifically, aswell as using their enquiry skills to question further and delve deeper with their analytical thinking.
End of Sats Celebration
All of Year 6 celebrated the end of Sats week with cake and crisps before going outside to play games and then watched a film.
We are very proud of every single one of them, they have had an exceptional week!
You may find the following websites useful:
Times Tables - https://ttrockstars.com/
BBC learning - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Oak National Academy - https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2
Science Fun at Home - https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home
E-books - Oxford Owl for School and Home (each class has their own log in details)
Year 6 Overviews 2021