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Year 6 2021-2022

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February 2022

Science – Evolution and Inheritance 

Year 6 have spent this term exploring evolution and inheritance.  We have carried out lots of investigations, such as ‘bird beak adaptation’ and ‘gingerbread traits’ to learn about adaption, traits and survival. We can:

  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
  • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

 

Geography 

As part of our curriculum theme, ‘Our Changing World’, Year 6 explored their local area, highlighting positive and negative features, with a particular focus on climate change. We decided that traffic was having a hugely negative impact on our village. We designed posters to display outside school encouraging drivers to walk, car share, take the bus and buy electric cars to help our environment. 

January 2022:

Art: Year 6 have been working on their printing techniques in art this half term! 

 

Geography: We kicked off our Geography topic of ‘Our Changing World’ with a ‘Continents Beetle Drive’. This involved a tense class game using dice to label every continent and ocean on the map in the quickest time. 

December 2021:
Year 6 led the KS2 Carol Service in Church. Well done to all the children who sang beautifully and spoke clearly sharing the good news of the birth of Jesus. 

Christmas Fun in Year 6

 

Science: Electricity (Autumn Term 2)  
This term we have explored electricity and we can:

  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
  • Circuit diagrams can be used to construct a variety of more complex circuits predicting whether they will ‘work’.

 

Heroes and Heroines (November)

As part of our whole school autumn theme ‘Heroes and Heroines’, we have been very lucky to have a police officer visit our class. He talked about his job role and some of the challenges he faces, as well as what the children should do if they ever need help. The children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and this led to some great discussion writing. 

 

We also had a visit from Vicki and Greg. Vicki is an prosthetist and Greg is a double amputee. Vicki talked about her job and Greg told us about his life and all the things he has overcome with his prosthetic legs. The children were full of thoughtful questions and this also resulted in Year 6 writing a super report. 

 

History (Autumn Term)
Year 6 have been exploring the Anglo-Saxon and Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England. We used a ‘living graph’ to explore the conflict and decide which events were the most and least successful for the Vikings. We also took part in an active role play of the Battle of Hastings! 

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RE (Autumn term 1)
To complete our RE topic on ‘Life as a Journey’, Year 6 created beautiful life journey posters. 

 

ICT (Autumn term 1) 
In ICT this half term we have used scratch to create ‘All About Me’ information pages.
We are all unique!
We all like different thing!
We have similarities!
We have differences!
We are all God’s children!

Science (Autumn term 1) 
Our topic in science this term has been all about how light travels. We have explored how light travels in straight lines, explained reflection and refraction, understood how we see things and explored how shadows are formed in more depth. 

To celebrate Black History month, Year 6 took part in the Book Trust event hosted by Joseph Coelho to celebrate the launch of the new book, ‘Happy Here’, which has 10 short stories written by black authors and illustrators. He spoke about how he was inspired to be a writer and how anything can be possible, no matter where you come from. 

To develop our understanding of diversity, Year 6 explored painting with different body parts, such as their mouth or feet, just like many successful disabled artists do.

RE: Year 6 had a visit from Tom, who is a youth pastor at Crossgate Church. He shared his Christian journey with the children and explored different ways you can live your life as a Christian. He also told some inspiring stories of how God has helped him throughout his life so far.

September
Year 6 kicked off the year with an amazing residential visit to Borwick Hall. This was a great way to develop our teamwork, independence and challenge ourselves. We enjoyed canoeing, caving, rope courses and walking!