Year 6

Year 6 2018-2019
Dudley Zoological Park
On the 10th of July, Year 6 visited Dudley Zoological Park. During the visit, children were able to observe a range of animals from sea lions to camels. Also, the children attended a workshop where evolution and inheritance were discussed. Tim (the presenter) also allowed the children to stroke a chinchilla tenrec.
WWII Topic Work - DT Masks
To supplement our WWII topic , Year 6 created their own gas masks.
Police Visit
Our local Community Support Officer (Faye) came and visited Year 6. During this session, Fay spoke out how as we get older we need to be aware of our surroundings and become responsible citizens. 
Coventry Cathedral Visit
On the 22nd May, Year 6 visited Coventry Cathedral. During this trip, Year 6 looked at how people lived during World War II (linking with Goodnight Mister Tom) and looked around the cathedral. Whilst the children looked at a range of artefacts around the cathedral they learnt about the meaning of peace and reconciliation.

Year 6 enjoy a post-SATs treat

 On Friday, to mark the end of SATs, Year 6 had a film afternoon. They were allowed to bring in: blankets, duvets, pillows etc. to make themselves comfy. They were also treated to a surprise of Dominos Pizza, kindly paid for by our PTA. What a lovely afternoon we had!

Topic Afternoon

‘Don’t forget to let love in’

In PSHE, Year 6’s new unit is called, don’t forget to let love in. It involves us learning how to consider positive aspects about ourselves and learning to accept compliments and kind words said to us. We began by cutting out a circle in the middle of a piece of paper, we then wrote our name on our sheet. Then, we went around the classroom writing positive/kind words about each person.

Skydome Hockey 6SU

On Monday 21st January, 6SU were lucky enough to go to the Coventry SkyDome to practice their hockey skills on the ice! After the entire class were all 'suited-up', they all took to the ice. All children persevered withthe ice, and once they were given a hockey stick they needed to multi-task.

Throughout the session, all children supported one another by helping each other up and constantly encouraging one another. For some children, it was the first time they'd experienced the ice, and they all loved it. 

We'd like to give a big thank you to Coventry Blaze for organising event. 

Skydome Ice Hockey 6KC

On Monday 14th January 2018, 6KC had a fantastic time at the Skydome in Coventry. For a lot of the children, it was their first time on the ice, but - through sheer determination and perseverance - they showed brilliant skill and improvement in ice skating during our time there. When they first arrived, the children changed into their safety kit, and put on their ice skates. Then, it was time to go on the ice. They experienced ice skating for a little while before picking up an ice hockey stick and trying out some of the skills we’ve learnt during our Hockey lessons with Owen.

Kensuke's Kingdom
After studying Kensuke's Kingdom, Year 6 created their own adventure story. Once children had illustrated their stories, Year 3 came to listen to their stories.
WWI Workshop
 
On Tuesday 13th November, the whole school participated in World War One workshops. To commemorate the centenary, children learnt about how: men were ‘asked’ to join the army, training, conditions at war, the Christmas Truce and looked at some artefacts.  In Literacy, children were given a choice of whether to write a: dairy entry, letter, narrative or newspaper report on the Christmas Truce

        St John’s Museum Trip

On Wednesday 14th November 2018, Year 6 went to St John’s Museum to learn about life in the Victorian times. The day was a great way to start our Victorians Topic.
The different activities we did were:
- Victorian Laundry: We spent time in a Victorian Kitchen, learning about the effort they had to go to for the simple task of washing clothes.
- Victorian Classroom: This was a lot of children’s favourite activity. An interactive experience of school life in the Victorian era. It was so interesting to see the vast differences from nowadays.
- Explore St John’s: exploration of the museum.

Muslim Visitor brings RE to life!

In RE year 6 have been looking into the question: “What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?” They have been learning about how the Five Pillars are very important to Muslims so it was great when our Muslim neighbour, and now friend to the school, Mrs Attiya Shams, came to speak and the children could put their understanding into the context of real lives. She helped them understand more about Muslim practices such as prayer positions and taught them more about the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book. At the end the children asked questions about many aspects of Islam. We are very grateful to Mrs Shams for her time and effort.

JLR Teambuilding

On Thursday 15th November, Year 6 were lucky enough to spend a morning with some of the JLR Team. In the DT lesson, children were given the challenge to create a structure with spaghetti and marshmallows. In their teams, they were asked to plan they construction and work collaboratively. Once each team had completed their construction, the JLR Team acted as judges. Each team was judged under three categories: creativity, structure and communication.

At the end of the judging, children ate the marshmallows too!

Ancient Maya

This half term, Year 6 have been studying the Ancient Maya. We have really enjoyed learning about the way they lived, their beliefs and their writing and number systems.

During art, we learnt about a British artist who was inspired by the Maya civilization. We learnt about how he captured and printed images. While learning about the printing process, we took advantage of the Autumn leaves and used oil pastels to transfer imprints of the leaves onto paper.

Robinwood

Year 6 had a fantastic time on their residential to Robinwood. The teachers that accompanied them were so proud of their bravery and resilience towards the range of activities. Some of these activities were:
- Zip-lining
- Caving
- Trapeze
- Raft building
- Giant Swing

Science

Science – Year 6 were introduced to the circulatory system. We went outside and acted out how blood moves around the body.

We also used playdough to make representations of the human heart and labelled the different parts.

Literacy - Oliver Twist