Year 6 took part in a workshop hosted by Historic Workshops and learnt all about the Ancient Maya. They had a go at cracking the code using Maya Maths, they became archaeologists and discovered artifacts, and they had a go at making a zoomorphic clay pot. Year 6 were also taught about the Ancient Maya civilisation and their temples.
Year 6 took part in Maths Week 2022, which was hosted by Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form Outreach. The children had to design and create a space display using origami and I have been totally blown away with their skill, determination and resilience.
Year 6 led the Remembrance Service for the school and did a smashing job of recounting the history involving the World Wars as well as performing the song “See the Poppies” and reading the poems “The Inquisitive Mind of the Child”, “Flander’s Field” and “One Thousand Men are Walking”
Year 6 celebrated their Harvest assembly in the local church, where they read the poem “Ballard of Harvest Past”.
At the start of Year 6, children have the opportunity to take on increased roles throughout school. The roles in school are:
- STEM Ambassadors
- Eco Diversity Team
- Music Monitors
Our representatives for each group are shown below.
The children have started their humanities topic with a ‘bang’ Sadly, many balloons were sacrificed to make the paper mache! They have explored the festival of Dia de los Muertos and made a comparison to their festival of Halloween. They looked at why the festival of Dia de los Muertos is significant to the people of Mexico.
Your child has started their Science topic and their big question is: “How can we separate a mixture of water, iron filings, salt and sand?” They have started to recap their previous knowledge on properties of materials and have been exploring what properties different materials have.
In English your child has been exploring poetic devices. They have played the game ‘Rap or Shakespeare?’ and they have read through a variety of different poems and rap lyrics to identify the techniques used.