Year 6: Blog items

BLT Summer 1 2021

Date: 14th Apr 2021 @ 4:08pm

Year 6 WOW - Charles Darwin

Date: 14th Apr 2021 @ 3:49pm

This morning, we began our topic on Evolution with a lesson on understanding evolution in finches. We learned about Darwin and his travels on the HMS Beagle, which took him to the Galapagos Islands. We then took part in an activity that helped us understand how differences in the beaks of finches determined which insects/seeds/fruit they eat.

It was a lot of fun but also quite frustrating trying to pick items up with pegs and tweezers!!
 

The Vicious Vikings...Or were they?

Date: 30th Mar 2021 @ 5:01pm

In today's History lesson, we looked at the opinions we have on the Vikings and whether it's a true representation of them. We learnt that many of the perceptions we have of them is a result of primary/secondary sources written from the viewpoint of their enemies; they have a biased opinion. The Vikings didn't document much so we can't be certain of what they were really like. We then looked at a 'Living Graph' where we studied the times that the Vikings were the most powerful and when they ruled most of Britain. It was interesting to see how the Anglo-Saxons fought tirelessly to keep hold of the throne/power in particular parts of Britain - mainly Wessex. This came to an end when the Normans took power in 1066 from the Battle of Hastings. 

Art Day!

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 7:46pm

Today, every class listened to the story 'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds. Each year group had a specific focus for their art and in Year 6 we had to incorporate a black dot into our art work. There were lot of different desgins and ideas shared and discussed as a class and some prtty amazing pieces of art work were produced. Below are just a few of our examples.

Same areas, different perimeters!!

Date: 22nd Mar 2021 @ 1:02pm

In today's Maths session we started our new unit on area and perimeter. We began with looking at the definiton of the following terms: area, perimeter, rectilinear, compound and volume. We then looked at different ways shapes could have the same area but different perimeters. We practised drawing rectangles on 1cm paper then created compound rectilinear shapes with the same area.

Dodging Our Way Through PE

Date: 18th Mar 2021 @ 1:35pm

In today's PE lessons we looked at different skills we would need as part of 'Invasion Games'. Today's skill was 'dodging'. We had to remember to look where we were going (keeping our heads up) in order to effectively dodge opponents who were coming towards us. For one of our activities we worked in groups of 4/5 where we held hands in a circle by holding plastic bands. One member of the group had a bib tucked into their waist band and they are the ones to be defended. The catcher then had 30 seconds to try and catch that person's bib whilst the group worked together to defend them by blocking the attacker. As you can see from the pictures, we had a great lesson! 

Recreating Quentin Blake Illustrations

Date: 16th Mar 2021 @ 4:17pm

In today's lesson we looked at the artist, illustrator and cartoonist Quentin Blake. We studied the way he sketched his pictures and which of the 7 elements of art we could ideinitfy in his pieces of work. Using this, we then picked our favourite ilustration and tried to recreate the picture using the techniques learnt in this and the previous lesson. We think the results speak for themselves. 

Classifying animals

Date: 12th Mar 2021 @ 4:06pm

Today we began looking at our Science unit of 'Classification'. We discussed what classification was and why scientists needed a system when classifying living things. As a challenge, we were given a range of vertebrates and invertebrates and asked to think how we would group them. Some of us chose to group them as mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Some of us grouped them as living things that live in water, on land and in the sky. We will spend the next lesson looking at more scientific ways to group living things.

Welcome Back Year 6!!

Date: 8th Mar 2021 @ 8:10pm

Today we were extremely happy to welcome back our wondeful Year 6 pupils. It was so lovely to see them all again, back in class where they belong. We spent the morning going through what lockdown life has been like and what they had enjoyed about home-schooling. In the afternoon, we began our Art topic - sketching. We began by practising using different sketching styles, such as cross-hatching, stippling and blending. We were then introduced to the artist Stephen Wiltshire and studied several of his pieces of art before attempting them ourselves. Some of the results were stunning!! 

Local Litter Picking!

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 8:05pm

In PSHE we have been discussing looking after our environment. After looking at the amount of litter around the school, Year 6 stepped into action. We took a litter picker, a bin bag and spent a good hour cleaning up the rubbish around Boundary. We managed to collect 6 full bin bags worth of rubbish. Our message to people is to take your rubbish home with you or use a bin if there is one in the local area.

We will be working on letters to the council and local residents soon to discuss what we can do with not only the litter problem but the dog foul too as we found quite a lot of that!!

No Device Day!

Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 8:01pm

We've had a great day here in Blue Bubble without our devices. We have spent the day playing games, constructing shapes/towers with art straws and baking. We have made pizzas and peppermint creams and had lots of fun in the process. We are looking forward to having another day like this!!

EXCEL-lent Spreadsheets

Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 7:58pm

It's not easy being without our teachers but we are doing a great job with our home learning by listening to and following video tutorials that Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Rose make for us. In Computing, we have completed 2 lessons on spreadsheets - both with a video tutorial to follow. This included learning how to add data to cells, change colour and font of text as well as the size of text and cells. We then progressed to learning how to use formulae in cells to complete calculations. In today's lesson, we learned how to turn data into graphs and how to add a filter to sets of data so that we could order it smallest to largest and vice versa. We think we are doing well with our work!!

Metaphor Poems

Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 7:45pm

We're not going to let a little thing like a national lockdown get in the way of our learning!! In Reading into Writing, we have been looking at figurative language, with a focus on metaphors and personification. We have practised how to turn similes to metaphors and how to bring non-human things things to life using human action verbs. We then watched a video that showed a very angry sea and began writing metaphors to describe the sea. There were some excellent metaphors written!! For our end of unit piece of writing, we wrote a metaphor poem about an angry sea. Here are just three examples.

Online Learning - Important Information for Parents and Carers

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 11:28am

The expectation remains that all learning will take place online during this period of Lockdown which was announced by the government would begin from the 5th January 202. Online work will be set each day by your child’s class teacher.
 
For Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 this work will be set on SeeSaw and your child’s login details will be found in the front of their reading diary.
 
 
 
For Years 5 and 6 online learning will be set on Google Classroom and again, your child’s login details will be found in the front of their reading diary.
 
 
 
Both SeeSaw and Google Classroom can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet, iPad or laptop.
Since returning in September, we have worked hard with every child so that they are able to login to their online learning and know how to do this - we are very proud that a lot of children are now using these daily both in class and to submit their homework!
 
 
 
Your child’s class teacher will be in touch soon to ensure you are able to log on and to answer any questions you may have in regards to online learning.
Please bear with us as we try to contact as many parents and carers as we can.
 
 
 
There are a number of other websites that your child may be asked to access to ensure they continuing their normal learning journey and these links can be found here: http://boundary-backup.schoolspider.co.uk/covid-september-opening-2020/
 
 
 
For those unable to access online platforms we ask that you contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Thank you for your ongoing support during this time.

BLT Spring 1 2021

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 11:16am

Christmas RE Art - Elder Class

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 2:44pm

Here are our finished pieces of artwork – we worked in groups to draw and paint a nativity scene on canvas. We are very happy with our results!

Christmas Art - Oak class

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 12:53pm

Here are our finished pieces of artwork - we worked in groups to draw and paint a nativity scene on canvas. We are very happy with our results!

Christmas party day

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 12:19pm

To continue to the Christmas celebrations, this afternoon we had our Christmas party. We had lots of fun playing party games, pass the parcel, dancing competitions and following Just Dance on Youtube. We then ended the day with a Logo quiz!!

Musical Notes

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 12:24pm

In today’s lesson, we listened to our main song ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ to remind us of the tempo of the song. We recapped over the stave and the notes that are within it. We also reminded ourselves of the different notes we could use: crochet, minim, quavers, rest and treble clef to use when transcribing and composing our own piece of music to play the glockenspiels for ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. We found it challenging but equally fun as it was great to hear the melodies we had composed.

The Christmas Story

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 4:05pm

Today, we retold the Christmas Story and created some amazing Nativity Art. This was us during the process of our artwork, where we used sketching skills and practised on paper before doing it on a canvas. Look at our next post to see our finished versions!

Christmas Carol Service

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 8:16am

This week we had our Christmas Carol Service where we had to do this virtually. It was extremely different to how we usually do it but it was still amazing. A few of us from Year 6 and our teachers; Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Rose read parts and we listened to the Christmas Hymns. We also had Matt from The Church Army who spoke to us about the importance of Christmas and what Christians believe in. 

We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas! 

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