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Welcome to Year 6!

Our Class Teacher is Mr van der Westhuyzen

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Chapman.

Year 6 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Year 6 Welcome Meeting

This week, we enjoyed a brilliant trip to the Hertfordshire Food and Farming Day! We learned about healthy eating, where our food comes from and how it is grown.

We had a fantastic time on Sports Day! Well done to the Foxes who won this year!

As part of our Science GOAL day, we took part in the Water-Aid challenge! We needed to move 10 litres of water over 50 metres using a box of everyday resources. We managed to keep 3 litres!

As part of our celebrations for the Queens’s Platinum Jubilee, we had a whole school picnic on the school field. We also learned about a Commonwealth country(South Africa) and investigated key events from the Queen’s 70 year reign!

We had a fantastic time during our Year 6 Camp-Out Experience! The children really enjoyed the trip to Ashridge and wholeheartedly embraced all the opportunities on offer. We created some fantastic memories!

We had a fantastic time at Harry Potter Studios! It was fantastic to be fully immersed in the wizarding world! The children really enjoyed their writing workshop where they learned about story writing and looked at play-scripts from the films!

Over the last two weeks, we have really enjoyed having the ducklings in school! The pupils watched as the eggs hatched and have helped to look after the ducklings. We held the ducklings and even watched them have a bath! This has been a fantastic experience and has been enjoyed by all!

In RE, we have been learning about how different religions express their faith through art.

We started our GOAL day by learning about the mean, mode, median and range. The sticks we collected were measured using tape measures and we performed a range of calculations to find the statistics we needed!

Our GOAL day continued with us making Harry Potter inspired broom sticks. We read the description of Harry’s Nimbus Two-thousand and then wrote descriptions of our own. We focussed on using powerful vocabulary and complex sentence structures.

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Our final GOAL day activity involved us having to work out how much water, and how many spoons of hot chocolate we needed, in order to make a cup for each person in our class. As Mr West lit the fire, we created a list of powerful vocabulary and some complex sentences to describe the flames! The hot chocolate was delicious!

In Art, we have been learning to draw birds. We have been focusing on drawing in as much detail as possible. In our next lesson, we will be creating clay models of our birds.

This week, we took part in the 2022 K’Nex Challenge. A local STEM ambassador visited our school and challenged us to build bridges. It was a fantastic challenge! Molly and Heidi were judged to have the most impressive bridge and were our winners!

We dressed up for World Book Day! Don't we look fantastic!

On World Book day, our whole school looked at the book 'Sharing a Shell' by Julia Donaldson. We created a playscript of the story and then used Scratch to recreate the opening scene of the book. We programmed some of the characters to move and speak! World Book day was fantastic!

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We have been finishing off our ‘Felt Phone Case’ unit in DT. We have learned several new skills and are very proud of what we have achieved!

As part of Safer Internet Day 2022, we thought about maintaining respectful relationships online. We looked at the context of gaming and created ‘Gaming Guides’ - characters who would provide gamers with tips for communicating appropriately within games.

In Art, we have been learning about perspective. We were inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh, David Hockney and LS Lowry. We created paintings in the style of these fantastic artists!

In Science, we have been learning about microorganisms. We identified helpful and harmful effects of microorganisms and conducted an investigation about the conditions that cause mould to grow quickly or slowly on bread.

Geography - As part of our work in our 'Marvellous Maps' unit, the pupils have been learning to identify symbols on Ordnance Survey maps. They have also learned about the eight compass points and how to use 4 and 6-figure grid references.

PE - In their gymnastics sessions, the pupils have been learning to create and perform sequences. They have been learning how to combine and link actions to form longer sequences.

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DT - This half-term, the pupils will be using their sewing skills to create a felt mobile phone case. In this piece of work, the pupils researched various designs and thought about the design criteria for their own phone case.

Our Performance! Well done Year 6!

History and Art: Dig for Victory Posters!

Our Christmas Decorations!

English - Our persuasive letters to Mr Barron!

Computing - identying features of a website

Our Explanation Texts

Diwali Dance Workshop : Bhangra Dancing!

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World War Two - Evacuee Letters

A fantastic day out at Hudnall Park!

Growth Mindset Day with Doodlebug!

We Love Reading : our new reading displays!

Camp Out Photos : Clothes Designers!

Camp Out Photos : Putting up our tents!

Camp Out Photos : The Egg Challenge!

A fantastic start!

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You fit right in!

This is Me!

PSHE : Setting goals for the year ahead...

Our Learning Journey 2020/2021

Welcome Video

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Goodbye and Good Luck Year 6!

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Year 6 Camp Out!