Year 6 class page
Academic Year 2021-22
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
Welcome to Year 6, 2021-22. Check back here for photos and updates on our learning.
Mrs Englefield, Mrs Tempest and Mrs Dobson
High Adventure - Thursday
Another amazing day with our amazing pupils!
The morning was spent completing the 'round-robin' activities, so Group A had orienteering, sumo wrestling and the second 'go' at archery while Group B and Group C went bouldering and faced the challenge of the Labyrinth.
In the afternoon, we journeyed out to Ponden and went rafting in canoes before some decided that they just needed to jump in!
We rounded off the day practising some circus skills and toasting marshmallows over the camp fire.
High Adventure - Wednesday
So proud of our young people! They have faced many challenges today and have all achieved so much. They all talk so well about what they have enjoyed and they identify many different people who have impressed them for so many different reasons.
They are thankful for the opportunities they have had and everyone has been continually supportive of everyone in many ways. A number of children have said they could not have achieved what they have without the help and support of their friends,
Group C had another go at archery this morning before they got the chance to go caving.
Group B has a very busy day with orienteering, sumo wrestling and archery in the morning with climbing and abseiling in the afternoon.
Group A explored the Labyrinth and went bouldering in the morning before abseiling and climbing in the afternoon.
(We had a bit of downtime this evening!)
High Adventure - Tuesday
What a brilliant day with so many stories and so many examples of people just being amazing!
Group A enjoyed archery and caving, while Group B enjoyed caving and archery!
Group C played sumo wrestled, went orienteering and took part in archery in the morning before climbing and abseiling in the afternoon.
We all supported each other during Blindline this evening before reflecting on and saying thank you for another great day.
High Adventure - Monday!
Activities today have been Team Building, Low Ropes and Eggbert. Here are some pictures from Team Building and Low Ropes - everyone had a great time!
Platinum Jubilee Assembly: Year 6 go back to the 1980s
To mark the end of a challenging week of tests, we had a party day in Year 6. We had a game of rounders, sang some karaoke and played lots of party games. The children had some much-deserved fun and it was wonderful to see so many happy faces. Well done, Year 6, we're all so proud of your hard work!
Computing: computational thinking
In Computing lessons, we have been going 'computerless' to try to see how a computer 'thinks'. We were challenged to sort data- in this case, varying weights- using the most efficient algorithm. Some groups found it easiest to compare all weights against one, while others kept sub-dividing into smaller groups.
Our changing world: Coastal Erosion
As part of our topic on 'Our Changing World', we have been writing and performing news reports which explain the effects of coastal erosion and how this impacts people's lives directly.
Our Changing World: weathering and erosion
We have been busy investigating how weathering and erosion can change our landscape, carrying our practical investigations into chemical weathering, physical weathering, biological weathering and erosion.
Science: comparing theories of evolution
We have been busy, in Science lessons, learning about the different theories of evolution and these developed over time. We used masks to become specific theorists and explain each theory, helping us to understand and compare them.
Art: drawing The Minotaur
Following on from our work in English lessons on Greek myths, we chose the Minotaur as our art subject. We looked at how this mythical creature has been shown in art and discussed the ways in which he may have been misunderstood and frustrated. We used these emotions to show what we felt to be the true character of the Minotaur, through the use of oil pastels.
Computing: coding with Python
We have been getting to grips with Python and using this programming language to write our own adventure games. We have based our games on the work we are doing in English, Greek Myths, and are giving our audiences interactive options for them to take the story wherever they choose! This has been challenging but fun.
Sports Day 2021
Here is a small selection of the photos we have taken during our first afternoon of activities.
Everyone is having a great time, really enjoying the activities and the challenges!