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Nurturing potential within a Christian ethos

Mr Norton Year 6

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Maths - ratio


In Maths, we introduced our new topic - ratio. Firstly, we used concrete resources (cubes) to understand that ratio describes how the amounts of two things compare to one another. Following this, we applied our new understanding of ratio in a relevant context by creating squash where the children experimented with different ratios of squash to water

In Geography, we have been looking at the features of rivers. We spoke about the upper, middle and lower courses and looked at key features like Waterfalls, Meanders and Oxbow Lakes. In groups, the children created their own 3D models of a river - labelling the key features!

To celebrate World Book Day Year 6 started the day by having a book tea party! They rotated around the tables in classroom looking at different genres of books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels and picture books) noting down any they found intriguing on their taster menu. After this, they took part in a book quiz and then shared picture books with Year 2 as reading buddies. Year 2 then showed the Year 6 children their favourite books at the moment. Thank you to all the children who brought in their book jars they were superb. Well done Year 6 for showing a great passion for reading!


Hazard Alley


Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Hazard Alley. During the visit the children explored different scenarios with choices and consequences and how to best navigate these situations. Some examples included: Railway safety, water safety, road safety, fire safety, bullying, shop theft and safety in the home. The trip was a great way of further enhancing our PSHE curriculum. The children were exceptionally well behaved and it was commented on a number of times by different members of staff at the centre about how polite and engaged they were throughout the session. Well done Year 6 for representing the school so well!  

In Science this week we have been thinking about how light is reflected. We have been doing this practically by using a periscope and thinking about how light travels. A simple periscope is a tube with a mirror at either end. The mirrors need to be positioned so that the light is reflected from the mirror at one end, down the tube to the other mirror, then out of the tube to the observer's eyes. The children were all given the opportunity to use the periscope to observe the actions of the rest of the children in their group.

Geography project - Snow Leopards Before Christmas, Year 6 were given a choice of an endangered animal to adopt as a class and they decided on a Snow Leopard. Poachers, Climate Change and Snow Leopard-human conflict means that there are only 4000 Snow Leopards left in the wild. This week they have produced posters all about Snow Leopards! They included information on their habitat and how this species is under threat. Well done Year 6 for trying to make a change!

Year 6 Curriculum Spring Term

Computing - Web Creations This term the children have been learning about web pages and have had the opportunity to create a web page of their own on a topic that they're passionate about. We have learnt how to add hyperlinks into our pages and how to embed videos. The word document attached has all of the children's web pages so please feel free to explore!

Victorians Christmas Year 5/6 enjoyed an immersive experience today where they were transported back to the 24th December 1897 to take part in a Victorian Christmas at school. In the morning the children had to work like a Victorian Child would; focusing on handwriting, spellings and arithmetic using shillings, pennys and pounds. After break, they worked on Christmas decorations for the tree. Some children also had to be disciplined for some poor behaviour at break time!!! To the end the day both Year groups put on an incredible music hall full of music, comedy, acrobats, weightlifters and much more! It was a truly amazing day and thank you to all the parent volunteers who came and helped out!

Science Homework - WB 21.11.22

Science - Light

The children took part in an experiment today. They used a torch, 3 pieces of card with holes and one piece of card as a screen. When the holes in the pieces of card were lined up, you could see a circle of light on the screen. When the children moved one of the pieces of card, the holes were not lined up anymore and so the light was blocked. This showed that light travels in straight lines.

Science Homework


Year 6 have been learning about schools during the Victorian period and have been doing a project where they produce a book about schools for a younger audience. Their books had information on teachers, lessons, uniform, food, punishments and lots more! This afternoon Year 6 read their books to Year 2 who were an incredibly polite and well-behaved audience! 

Thursday 6th October was National Poetry Day, and we were inspired to write some poetry. We took our inspiration from The Lost Words Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris and wrote acrostic poems about our favourite plant or animal. It was a joy to see the creativity on display by the children as we wrote our poems neatly on tracing paper and stuck them on top of a coloured drawing of their animal of choice. 

Computing - Communication


In computing we considered how people can work together when they are not in the same location. The children discussed ways of working and completed a collaborative online project about a country that they had to research. The only rule was that they couldn't speak in person, and they had to communicate online!

Science - Electricity


In Science we have been looking at what might affect the brightness of bulbs. The children added and took away different components to see how the brightness of the bulb was affected. In addition, they drew out the circuits that they created using the correct scientific symbols.

Spring Term Curriculum 2023