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Year 6 – Francesca Sanna

Welcome to Year 6!

Our Class Teacher is Ella Champken and our Learning Support Assistant is Nazish Sabah.

  • WW2 Blitz Artwork

    During our WW2 topic, we have been learning all about the Blitz. Year 6 have been creating some really striking WW2 Blitz artwork this term. This was a  really beautiful piece of artwork. Well done to all of you!
    Here just just a few examples..
  • MATHS WEEK 2021!

    In  November, as a school we took part in Maths Week 2021!

    The aim of Maths Week is to raise the profile of Maths throughout the school and enable all children to access interesting mathematical experiences.  Our Maths lessons this week were engaging, fun and practical!

    Below is an explanation from each class teacher about what each class did throughout the week:

    Year 1

    This week, Year 1 have been practising our counting skills. We have participated in lots of activities, these include playing snakes and ladders and a counting game using a big inflatable dice out in the garden.

    Year 2

    For Maths week, we have been having lots of fun and working together to learn in fun, creative ways. We have been playing lots of games and completing lots of puzzles and challenges. We learnt about a range of maths topics and built on skills we already had. We played number bingo, snakes and ladders, going to the shops game to help us learn about money and we sang a range of fun songs.

    Year 3

    Maths Week in Year 3 was fantastic! We participated in fun activities such as a maths escape room and designing our own tessellations. We even went on a hunt in school to find objects with specific mathematical properties that we use in everyday life.

    Year 4

    During Maths week, Year 4 played games which focused on learning about money, fractions and time. We made our own clocks which helped us learn how to tell the time! In addition, we also played Mathsopoly to support our addition problem solving.

    Year 5

    In Year 5, we played a number of Maths games such as snakes and ladders, battleship and four in a row (all 3 games involved using multiplication skills).

    We also played Mathopoly (maths version of monopoly where they had to answer addition and subtraction questions as they moved around the board.  There were also chance cards which gave additional challenges for them to answer).  We absolutely loved this!

    During the end of the week we created art work using lines of symmetry – we used mandala art to help with this.

    Year 6

    During Maths Week in Year 6, we explored and focused on fractions and angles. Firstly, we created our own pizzas and then used our knowledge of fractions to add ingredients to the pizza. We then had to write down what fraction each ingredient was on the pizza. We absolutely loved creating the pizzas and it was SO fun to get creative!

    During the end of the week, we focused on angles. We wrote our initials down and then drew random lines in the initial. We then had to use a protractor to find how many degrees the angle was and then what type of angel such as obtuse, acute, right angle or reflex. We loved doing this activity and was great fun using a protractor!

    Please find below various pictures of different year groups taken throughout our Maths Week 2021, as you can see we had great fun! 

  • Crazy About Kidzania …

    Following on from our Aspirations Week, on Wednesday 10th November Years 1-6 visiting Kidzania in London. Kidzania is an indoor role play centre that allows children to take on various jobs and occupations for the day. Ranging from firemen and women to postal workers, our pupils had the opportunity to try out different roles, thinking about and reflecting on what they may like to be when they are older. Our children also had the opportunity to develop their independence and confidence skills as us adults were not allowed to help them at all! We all had a fantastic experience and all the children enjoyed themselves hugely – with lots of children asking to go back already! The children particularly enjoyed spending the money they have earned on the day. Here you can see some of the fun we got up to …

  • WW2 DAY!

    To introduce our new topic this half term, we had a WW2 day! We got to dress up as evacuee children and complete lots of different activities throughout the day all to do with WW2. Even our teacher dressed up as a Teacher from WW2 , as we learnt that teachers used to be evacuated with the children in their class!

    Firstly, we made Gas mask boxes and evacuee tags that evacuee children would have had during the war. We created our evacuee tags with the correct information.  We even got to try on a real gas mask… we agreed that this wasn’t a very nice experience. We absolutely loved doing these activities, we asked lots of interesting questions and had a lovely class discussion! We discussed how it must have been a very difficult time for everyone, especially the children being taken away from their families and how this must have been a very hard time for them.

    We then moved onto discuss what an air raid siren was. We listened to what it sounded like and what people during the war would have to do if they heard this sound. If we heard this sound at any point in the day, we decided the best place would be to hide under our table until we heard the ‘all clear’ signal.

    Lastly, we then explored what different shelters people had during the war to keep them safe. We learnt that most people had an ‘Anderson Shelter’ in their back gardens. We learnt what they were made out of and how people made them. We then got to make our own model ‘Anderson Shelters’ with our learning partners.

    We absolutely loved our WW2 day and we are so excited to learning all about this topic over the half term.

    Here are some pictures of our day…

  • Aspirations Week 2021

    During our first week back this half term, we spent the week thinking about and reflecting on our aspirations. We took time each day to complete activities in class that let us think about our dreams and goals and what we want to be when we grow up. Some of us completed talent shows in class, displaying our many and varied talents that we have. Some us created dream jars, writing down all of our hopes and dreams so that we can remind ourselves of them as we grow. Some of us created a time capsule, writing what we wanted to be when we are older in the hope that someone may find it in years to come and we would have achieved our dreams. We finished the week by having a ‘Dress As Your Dream Job Day. Here you can see some of the occupations we would like to have when we grow up …

  • Hot Seating, Freeze Frames and Conscience Alley!

    In Year 6, we love using drama to help us with our writing. Our focus text Varmints has enabled us to incorporate lots of different drama techniques into our English lessons.

    One week, we wrote a persuasive letter in our English lessons to persuade the character in our focus text Varmints to make a decision about whether he should leave for the place above or stay where he currently is. At the start of the week, we used a conscience alley to help us to verbalise arguments that we can use in our writing to persuade the character to make a decision.  One side came up with arguments for leaving for the place above and the other side came up with arguments for staying where he is.

    The following weeks, we used freeze frame (outside) to really get into the mind-set of the character and to show how a character is feeling or acting in certain situations. One week, we used hot seating which enabled us to think about questions we wanted to ask the characters. Our characters in the hot seats did very well to stay in role!

    We love incorporating drama into our English lessons, here is the photo of our conscience alley, freeze frames and hot seating!

  • Volcano Cross-Section

    This half term, we learnt about the cross-section of a composite volcano. We found out that there are lots of different parts of a volcano such as the magma chamber which is a pool of magma beneath the volcano. Another part of a volcano, is the ash cloud this occurs when there is a volcano eruption. An ash cloud forms above the volcano from the force of the volcano explosion. This can drift in the sky and fall back to earth.

    We created our own representation of a volcanic cross-section with our learning partners. We used different media to create the volcano and then labelled the different parts of volcano using our learning from the lesson.

    We loved creating these volcanoes and have found the topic this half term really interesting! Here are some photos of our class creating our volcanoes and the final piece…

  • Varmints Story Boxes

    This half term our class focus text in English is Varmints by Helen Ward. We have absolutely loved creating different pieces of writing each week based on this book. The illustrations and figurative language throughout the book has inspired us to create amazing story boxes based on the book. We LOVED doing this!
    Here are some images of us making the boxes and the final outcome….

  • Mountain, Volcano and Earthquake Entry Point!

    For our Topic Entry Point in Year 6, we made our own mountains out of clay. We found out the tallest mountain of each continent and put them in order from tallest to smallest. We actually used our knowledge of place value to help us order the large numbers.

    The largest mountain is Mount Everest in Asia which is 29,0219ft and the smallest is Kosciusko in Australia which is 7,310ft.

    With our learning partner we made the mountains out of clay, let them dry and then painted them carefully. We thought about whether the summit of some mountains would be covered in snow and ice. We made sure we painted that part white to represent the snow and ice as we know it coldest part of the mountain!

    We loved creating the mountains and finding out what the tallest mountain in each continent is. We are excited for learning about our topic over this half term.

    Here are some images of us creating our mountains and the final outcome!

  • Exciting Learning Coming Soon ….

    Look back here in September to see all our exciting learning for 2021 – 2022.