Learning in Year 6

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Maths Board Games

6Z maths group designed and created their own mathematical board games using their reasoning skills. Here are a few pictures of them enjoying themselves playing them.

Drama for Writing

6Z’s English group, doing some drama to prepare us for our complaint letter writing.

Google Expeditions

Here are pictures of 6Z enjoying their Virtual Reality session where they got to explore the Ancient ruins of Greece.

Anderson Shelters

6Z made Anderson shelters for their WW2 History Topic. They planned it and then collected grass and twigs to make it look authentic.

 

Surviving the Holocaust

Year 6 were visited by a Holocaust survivor! We learnt all about her harrowing experiences during WW2. One Pupil said “Listening to Janine speak about her experiences really made me put myself in her place. I felt so sad for her but also I felt inspired by what a brave woman she is.”

World Book Day

Year 2 and Year 6 teamed up and read stories together, dressed up as their favourite characters from a book.

6F Pancake Day

On Shrove Tuesday 6F made pancakes from scratch. Throughout the afternoon they took part in a carousel of activities. These ranged from completing maths challenge problems about pancakes, a comprehension about Shrove Tuesday, making the pancake batter from scratch and their favourite station… Eating the pancakes! All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a great afternoon.

War Posters

6Z have been designing and creating  World War 2 propaganda posters.

Road Safety Workshop

Year 6 took part in a Road Safety Workshop, where they learnt how to cross the roads safely, the dangers that we face on the roads and how to avoid them.

Houses of Parliament

In January, Year 6 had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament. We were given a tour, watched a live debate in both the House of Commons and House of Lords and took part in a workshop learning more about how our democracy works. Year 6 were very knowledgeable and asked some fantastic questions!

 

Aladdin

Year 6 had the opportunity to see Aladdin at the theatre in the West End. It was a very exciting afternoon as this was the first time many had visited a theatre. The genie was excellent!

London Transport

As part of our topic on Amazing America, Year 6 went to investigate the human geography of our city, London. We compared London transport to that of New York, a comparable major city in the USA. We travelled on many different modes of transport, including the Emirates cable cars!

We were photographers for the day, taking photos of London transport to use for the Erasmus+ project on cities.

Fossil Workshop

On Friday 7th October 2016, Year 6 had a visitor in school and took part in  a fossil workshop as part of their ‘Evolution’ topic in Science.  The children were able to look at and touch real fossils.  They were then able to use the information about  fossils to fill in a timeline of historic periods.

Rosh Hashana

In Year 6 we have been learning about Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and thinking about what we have achieved this year and what our goals are for the next year to come. We also tried traditional apple and honey to welcome in a sweet new year!