Year Six Archive
During Summer 1 we have been studying the Ancient Mayans. We have had the opportunity to study the different Mayan Gods and looked at the creation story. We have designed our own Mayan masks and used rope to make the Mayan alphabet.
Much of this term has been spent getting prepared and taking part in the KS2 SATS. The children worked really hard and the staff are very proud of their hard work!
In English we have written instructions for how to create your own civilisation based on the story Weslandia.
In summer 2 we will be continuing the Ancient Mayan topic. We will be investigation the number system, alphabet system and exploration and discovery. We will also be preparing, costume making, prop making and rehearsing for the year 6 production.
During the Spring 2 term we have been studying the topic ‘Ancient Civilisations’, with a focus on the Ancient Greeks. Over the course of the term, the children have had the opportunity to investigate Greek Gods and have created their own mythological creatures.
In English we have been studying a variety of Greek Myths, including the stories of Theseus and The Minotaur and Pandora’s Box. As part of the topic we have enjoyed writing our own Greek Myths and have written a discursive argument on whether or not Pandora should open her box.
Much of the term has been spent getting ourselves prepared for SATS week in May. We have been revising everything we have learnt so far and are now feeling confident as we near SATS week.
In the Summer 1 term we will be studying the Ancient Mayans. We are really looking forward to learning about all of the Mayan Gods, as well as studying their Creation Story, number system and artwork.
During the Spring 1 term we have been studying the topic ‘Crime Scene Investigation’. Over the course of the term, the children have had the opportunity to investigate forensic science and have studied fingerprint and shoeprint analysis, facial recognition and chromatography.
In English we have been learning about the spy novel, Alex Rider – Stomrbreaker. As part of the topic we have enjoyed writing our own spy narratives, explanation texts on how to be a spy and writing a persuasive letter, attempting to convince Alex to not become a spy.
Earlier in the term, all of the students visited BRI, where they learnt how to assist people who have suffered an injury. Children were taught how to perform CPR and also how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency situation.
In the Spring 2 term we will be studying the Ancient Greeks. We are really looking forward to learning about all of the exciting characters found in Greek myths, as well as studying Greek artwork, the alphabet democracy.
During the Autumn 2 term we have been studying the topic ‘Mission Survival’. Over the course of the term, the children have had the opportunity to study how to survive in the great outdoors. We have also been learning about different biomes and had a visit from Google, where we experienced a virtual reality tour of Mount Everest.
In English we have been learning about The Spiderwick Chronicles. As part of the topic we have enjoyed writing our own spooky, suspense narratives, and field guides for our own forest, dwelling creatures.
Earlier in the term, some of the students from Year 6 went on a residential trip to Ingleborough Hall Outdoor Education Centre. While there the students participated in multiple activities in and around the grounds of the hall. These included caving, gorge scrambling, orienteering and visiting a showcave.
In the Spring 1 term we will be studying the topic ‘Crime Scene Investigation’. We are really looking forward to learning about how scientists analyse handwriting, fingerprints and footprints when trying to solve a mystery.
During the Autumn 1 term we have been studying the topic ‘The Apprentice’. Before starting the topic we completed some team building activities to help the children realise that teamwork was the key aspect needed to complete this terms work. Over the course of the term, the children have had the opportunity to ask questions to a previous contestant on The Apprentice, create their own company, conduct a focus research group, develop a product and pitch their ideas to different retailers. You can see some examples of the work we have completed in the pictures below.
In English we have been learning about Roald Dahl and The BFG. As part of the topic we have enjoyed making dream catchers and designing our own dreams like The BFG. We even got to make out own dream jars! Throughout the topic we have written some fabulous descriptions and balanced arguments that we are really proud of.
In the Autumn 2 term we will be studying the topic ‘Mission Survival’. We are really looking forward to our trip to Ingleborough and learning about how people survive in extreme conditions such as a desert or when climbing Mount Everest.
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Year 6 have had a very busy first term. Hard work and preparation has started for our forth coming SATS examinations. Children are working very hard on personal targets and are striving to reach the next stage of their learning.
Our topics so far have been Ancient Greece and Rivers. We have done some very interesting work around these areas.
For instance, we have undertaken our own archaeological dig at Westbourne and investigated historical artefacts and anachronisms. As part of our rivers topic, we have written persuasive letters to world leaders, asking them to save endangered animals living near rivers of the world.
We have also visited some extremely interesting places. The workshop at Leeds City Museum helped us understand how the Ancient Greeks lived.
Our residential to Ingleborough Hall taught us all about the journey of a river. We also got to know one another better and overcame fears, through our challenging activities. These included adventure caving and tree climbing. Have a look at our short film on the Year 6 page!
We are very much looking forward to our new topics next term. These include Dragon’s Den (business) and Shakespeare in English.
<h2>Our Trip To Ingleborough</h2>
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