The Year6 staff team is made up of class teachers: Miss Craig, Mrs Pugh and Mr Chapman and teaching assistants: Mrs Cowley and Mrs Taylor.
Year 6 is an exciting year with lots of great learning challenges and opportunities. You can find out more about what Year 6 are learning further down this page as well as lots of photos and information showing the children in action! At the bottom of this page you will find links to websites that may be useful to support your child's learning. If you have any questions about Year 6 please contact the Year 6 class teachers who will be happy to offer support and help.
To find out more about the Year 6 curriculum, please click on the link below which will take you to the Curriculum Newsletters. These provide a detailed description of the learning that takes place in each subject every half term. If you have any questions about the Year 6 curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the class teachers, who will be happy to discuss any queries with you.
Here you can find out more about different events, trips and general learning Year 6 have been doing. We hope you enjoy reading about Year 's 6learning and looking at the photographs!
Bikeability Groups – Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2016
The following children have returned their forms and will be taking part in the Bikeability canal workshops. They will require their bikes and helmets on the day of their session and will need to come to school on the day dressed in suitable, comfortable clothing. They may also require a hat and suncream depending upon the weather.
Monday, 18th AM
Kacie Brent, Dylan Brown, Theo Cundy, Olivia Lyles-McCourt, Isobel McDonald, Georgina Munro, Jenny O’Connell, Luke Thoburn, Hannah Walker (BIKE), Scott Armstead.
Monday, 18th PM
Emily Anderson (BIKE), Josh Astley, Fern Bapty, Macy Evans, Alex Haigh, Matthew Howson, Jessica Laycock, Ben Wilcock (BIKE), Emily Roberts, Elise Guy.
Tuesday 19th AM
George Greenbank, Maddox Lee (BIKE + HELMET), Faith Loynes, Ciaran Robinson, Ruby Smith, Jacob Barrett (BIKE), Eve Cornes, Edward Dixon, Rhys Grimshaw, James Redshaw (BIKE), Sam Lobley, Archie Davison.
Tuesday 19th PM
Charlie Elam, Ruben Kapoor (BIKE), Oscar Lewis, Amilia Newsome, Adam Richardson, Conrad Walton, Bobby Wilman, Lily Wokes, Tem Zulu, Josh Shillito (HELMET).
Film night for Candlelighters
On Wednesday night 6CP ran a film night for their chosen charity, Candlelighters. The children surveyed all the classes with the winning film being Hotel Transylvania 2. Children were served with popcorn and a drink as well as an ice cream at the half time interval. The evening was a huge success making over £400 for our charity. Take a look at the pictures below.
Angles, Angles, Angles
This week we have been revisiting our angles work. The children have been using protractors to measure different angles alongside calculating missing angles that can be presented in many different ways. The children have also been making up their own challenges for their learning partners.
Islamic Art - 27/1/16
Linking with our topic for this term we have been looking at Islamic art. We have found out that a lot of the designs include geometric patterns and they believe that the aspect of reflection is important in their religion. So far we have had a go at producing geometric patterns with squares and are now onto circles. We will upload our art work when it is finished.
Electricity - 09/01/16
As part of our science day based around the topic 'What Powers our World' the children have started their electrician training. They will be competing over the next six weeks to see who will be the fastest member of Year 6 (when under time pressure!) to be able to put together a plug from start to finish with all wires in the correct place. Parents - you may want to hide your screwdrivers!
Christmas party and food - 15/12/15
Fluency with fractions - 1/12/15
This week we have been working on our fluency with fractions using several problems. We have been working on finding the most effective method, making sure our calculations are accurate as well as being flexible in our approaches in order to work through the 'pit'.
This week the children have been looking at how the earth is made up of tectonic plates and what sort of natural disasters take place at fault lines. They used the tables and classroom apparatus to build their own cities on the 'fault lines' of the table and moved them in the 3 different ways to show what could happen during an earthquake. As you can imagine the children thoroughly enjoyed this way of learning about earthquakes and will be moving onto looking at volcanoes next lesson. Please come to see the videos that we made at our topic book show on Wednesday 2nd December.
Where am I safest? 17.11.15
As part of our natural disasters topic the children have been looking at where in the world the different type of natural disasters take place and where the safest and most hazardous areas are.
Y6 trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park 10/11/15
This week Y6 visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park as part of our Science topic, 'Evolution'. We had a fantastic time seeing lots of different animals and thinking about how they have adapted over many years to survive and thrive in their natural habitats. We also took part in an Evolution Workshop where we learnt about Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection and had the chance to look at and touch some real and replica fossils alongside other interesting items. Y6 had a great day and we learnt lots that will feed into our topic back at school. Have a look at some photos of our day!
Today the children have been learning about adding and subtracting across a positive and negative numberline. To help them learn this we played a 'tug of war' style game which meant one child was the positive trying to get it to the end of the positive numbers and the other child was the negative getting it to the end of the negative numbers. The children enjoyed playing this game and it helped children with their discussions about what made the game easier or harder.
Year 6 were using their skills around ordering decimals to play the Spiralling decimals game. They had use their knowledge of decimal numbers and how they are ordered to develop their own strategies and try to out-wit their opponent in order to win the game.
This week we have done the Wow to our new science topic which looks at the idea of light. We decided to black out one of the classrooms to show the children that without the presence of light nothing can be seen and explored the question as to why this is. The children then completed an investigation in the dark looking into which type of material is the best reflector of light. As well as learning lots they had lots of fun.
What a fantastic day our new Year 6 children have had on their first trip. Arriving this morning in some excellent costumes we already felt that we were in WWII but this got even better when we got to Armley Mill and stepped into the WWII classroom where things were very different. Take a look at the photos below to find out more...