Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6! Our class teacher is Mr Taylor and our teaching assistant is Mrs Kinder.
The children have all settled in well to Year 6 and have taken on lots of extra responsibilities.
Now that we are in Year 6, you will notice that we wear a Linthwaite Ardron hoodie.
Take a look at some of the activities we have been doing in our lessons:
After a busy week of SATs, year 6 unwound with a class party on Friday afternoon. There was lots of singing, dancing, games and food. A well-deserved break.
Evacuees' Letters Home - 1940
Read some of these touching and historical letters written after reading the Michael Morpurgo book, 'Friend or Foe' and undertaking role play, pretending we were evacuees being sent to Devon to escape the Blitz in London
Year 6 had their Remembrance assembly and their WW2 theme day on the same day which meant they were dressed for the occasion. They showed some of the learning they had done so far including, poetry, art, drama and history. They did a fantastic job and many parents were there to watch. The children had a great day.
In maths, children have been using counters and multilink cubes to create arrays and larger cubes when investigating squared and cubed numbers. They also used the resources to consolidate previous learning on factors, multiples and prime numbers.
Today we went on our the Year 5 and 6 pilgrimage around Linthwaite. We thought about Edenezer Stones and made our own cairn. Mrs Travis taught us about George Mallinson and Florence Lockwood, two very important people in the history of Linthwaite.
Nature Smart Learning
We investigated the different parts of a circle. Children were tasked with creating a circle with a specific diameter when only the radius was known. They were given a metre ruler, string and a piece of chalk to complete this challenge.
WW2 Themed Day
The day started with an address from the former Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, declaring war with Germany. We then witnessed, through primary sources of evidence, what happened during The Blitz and the impact it had. Children practised first aid and applying bandages which they then had to apply to other people after our own mini air raid. They completed a maths quiz linked to rationing, created propaganda posters and model spitfires, listened to part of Friend or Foe, which is their class book, and baked some delicious war time biscuits. At the end of a busy day, children were able to taste their biscuits.
David Hockney Photo Montages
Year 6 looked at portraits by the Yorkshire artist David Hockney. They then took photographs of each other and turned them into photographic portraits in Hockney's style.
Year 6 investigated how different voltages can affect a component in a circuit. They had to create circuits with differing amounts of cells and record what happened to their bulb.
In science, we have been learning about electricity. Children created circuits to investigate the effects that differing voltages might have on a component.
As we were researching different animals and their classifications, children were given different animals encased in glass. Some of them were really creepy such as, scorpions, spiders and frogs. Children had to find the taxonomic nomenclature for their chosen animal, sketch it and label its features.
Year Six took part in four live online poetry sessions this Autumn, lead by professional poet Tomos Roberts, culminating in an online celebration of students’ poetry on National Poetry Day.
Using his inspiring poem ‘Alive with Poppies’ and a range of engaging activities, Tomos supported pupils in drafting editing and performing their own Remembrance poems, via a live stream. The four sessions gave Year Six a unique opportunity to engage with Remembrance through poetry and the expertise of a professional poet, helping them gain a deeper understanding of who, how and why we remember.
Have a look at some of our finished poems below.
Year Six’s class reader last half term was the Phillip Pullman book ’Clockwork’, which contains suspense, history, drama and excitement and which kept them all on the edge of their seats to see how the story enfolded.
They wrote extracts of their own based on a dramatic section of the book, using a wide range of figurative language including alliteration, personification, metaphor, hyperbole and onomatopoeia. Have a look at some examples below, and watch our pupils read their independent writing out aloud.