Learning in Year 6

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Autumn Term

It has been a busy and exciting Term in Year 6 so far. Have a look at what we have been up to!

Structuring Paragraphs

In Year 6 Literacy, the students went outside to learn about structuring a paragraph from a non-chronological report. The students had to find the parts of the paragraph around the playground and then order them correctly. Using the scaffold, the students then worked in groups to write their own versions of the paragraph.

Lungs

In 6S, in groups, we made a model of the lungs using a bottle, a straw, two balloons, an elastic band and playdough. The balloons inside the bottle represented the lungs. Through this model were able to visually see how our lungs work. Air is taken in through the mouth and nose, passes down the windpipe and into our lungs. The diaphragm at the bottom of our chest moves down to create more space. As we breathe out the diaphragm raises again.

Outdoor learning: maths

Year 6 top set have been busy learning about BIDMAS around the school grounds, searching for calculations and working out answers on the playground floor. Lots of maths was completed and new concepts were learnt (plus the students got some fresh air and exercise)!

 

British Museum trip

Year 6 visited the British Museum as part of their project learning about Ancient Greece. During the visit, students visited a number of rooms to learn about Ancient Greek pottery, lifestyles, sport, buildings and myths. They will be using some of their findings when they come to make their own Ancient Greek pots next half term.

 

Year 6 Archaeologists

Year 6 became archaeologists for the afternoon as they investigated fossilised corprolite (faeces) from Ancient Greece! They looked for remnants of food and identified them in pairs to find out what the diet of Ancient Greece was like. They found olives, raisins, pearl parley and seeds. It was a great (and gruesome) introduction to their new topic.

Greek Myth Dramas

As part of their English lessons, Year 6 had the opportunity to read, interpret and act out a Greek Myth. These included some fantastic interpretations of Perseus and Medusa, The Battle of Troy and Pandora’s Box. We clearly have some budding actors in Year 6!