Welcome to Year 6
The adults in Year 6 are Mrs O'Donovan and Mrs Stead
Below is a letter with important information for Year 6.
Out of Africa
As our entry point to the topic Out of Africa, we looked at DNA and how there is a gradual change to the DNA of a species over time. We then enjoyed making our own DNA double helix with beads and pipe-cleaners. Here are a few of them.
Over the last few days, we have been creating a model of rock layers with fossils in them using different coloured jelly. It has helped us to understand how the age of the rock relates to the age of the fossil.
As part of ur learning journey, we have been learning about the features of a biography and have written about both Charles Darwin and Mary Anning. Here are some of our completed biographies.
We have been extremely busy this half term and have loved out topic ‘Out of Africa’. Below are some more of our learning journey. These have included learning about inheritance and characteristics when we developed our own Mr Men characters, understanding plant adaptations, how human have evolved and the formation of fossils as well as researching and writing a non-chronological report about the Galápagos Islands.
In maths, we have been trying our very best to further our knowledge, understanding and skills in long division. This has been a bit tricky at times but we have been very resilient and kept on going. Today, Mrs O’Donovan organised a long division treasure hunt and we were able to be outside in the fresh air whilst also developing our skills.
This half term, with Mr Wynn, we have been progressing our Knowledge, understanding and skills in handball.
As we were unable to go to the Natural History Museum in London, we brought the museum to us online. We enjoyed looking at the stunning building, fossils displays and the Mary Anning gallery. After this online trip, we tested our knowledge on the topic with a Kahoot! quiz called ‘Evolution and Inheritance’.
Our first topic this year is
We have had a great first week back and completed our first topic, Brainwaves. We rediscovered how to improve our memory and tried different methods such as chunking and stories when we played 'The Generation Game'.
As part of our learning this week we have: learnt about how our brain works and remembers things; produced posters to explain to others how to keep their brain healthy; researched the different parts of the brain; read the book 'Emmanuel's Dream and discussed how we can improve our own mindset and we have written a story from Emmanuel's point of view and how he felt on his ground-breaking 400 mile journey through Ghana.
At the end of topic, we read the Book 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse' by Charles Mackery. From here, we entered the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discovered their story and the most important life lessons. After looking at the many positive quotes contained in the book, we created our own quotes based on growth mindset and illustrated them in the same style. We hope you like them.