During the past couple of weeks, Year 6 have had the chance to make wind chimes as part of Science Week! A variety of materials was on offer and the children worked fantastically in their pairs. The wind chimes have been displayed on the story shack in the Junior School playground and despite strong winds over the past couple of weekends, they remain in place! Take a look at some examples of the work below...
Some of Year 6 were delighted to have the chance to go to Wembley Stadium recently as part of 'We Day', a nationwide incentive to encourage children to fundraise for worthy causes. The children had a fabulous day out and have come back to school with plenty of ideas about organising our very own 'We Week' in the Summer Term. Take a look at some of the photos below...
Common Room up and running!
In the build up to KS2 SATs in May, Year 6 have been given the opportunity to attend the Common Room at lunchtime. The activities include table tennis, table football, snooker, air hockey and much more. Many thanks to Miss Faulkner's Dad for providing some of the equipment for the children to play with! As you can see from the photos below, the Common Room has been great fun so far...
Year 6 concluded our amazing 'Around the World in 80 days' topic by hosting a restaurant for 80 parents on the final evening of half term! The children have worked so hard to bring the restaurant to life and the teamwork that they showed to host this event was fantastic. Some children were waiters and waitresses, whilst others prepared and cooked the three course meal in the kitchen. A special thanks must go to Mark from City Serve as well as Chefs Wayne, Lisa and Spike, who were brilliant with the children throughout the entire evening. Overall, we raised £549.69 from ticket sales and the raffle, which will all go to UNICEF to help children across the world! Take a look at our photos below...
As part of our Theme work on the book 'Around the World in 80 days', Year 6 went on a trip to Peachy Keens last Monday. We were lucky enough to try food from different countries that Phileas Fogg himself would have visited on his journey around the globe. We also had the chance to see how different food was prepared, with the explosive stir fry demonstration being the most entertaining! Thanks go to all of the staff at Peachy Keens who provided a superb experience for the children.
Congratulations to Jake and Amy who have been named Head Boy and Head Girl for this year! A massive well done also goes to Muhammad and Sanam who will be their deputies. These four children set a fabulous example around school and will be wearing their special dark blue jumpers with pride this academic year!
Mary Poppins is a big hit!
Year 6 have worked incredibly hard on their production of Mary Poppins. What an amazing show! A big thank you to all your support - especially all the parents, Mrs Hubball and Mr Higgins.
As part of their theme on Coventry in the Blitz, children in Year 6 visited Coventry Transport Museum to have a Blitz experience! They held diffused bombs and looked at other artefacts related to the Blitz. "We visited Coventry Cathedral too and saw the ruins, the roof burnt down because they ran out of water. Two of the roof's beams fell in the shape of a cross and we actually saw them in the cathedral!" Finley Year 6
Year 6 rocked the set at the carol concert today with 'We're the guys with the camels..."
One of the Year 6 maths groups investigated circles today. We measured a variety of circles, firstly the radius of the circle measuring from the centre to the edge of the circle in a straight line. "We soon realised that the radius was half of the diameter." concluded Kai. We had to use string and a ruler to measure the circumference for each circle. We were then asked to divide the circumference by the diameter. "This is when we found Pi which is 3.14." stated Kiera. The children were surprised that this was the same for any circle and that pi is a very special number when calculating the circumference and area of circles.
Spooky goings on!
For the next few weeks, children in Year 6 will be exploring new descriptive language and improving the variety of sentences they use by studying the sights, smells, and noises of the forbidden forest! Children were given a simile and thesaurus hunt; smelling and touching gruesome, unknown things in boxes; listening to the eerie sounds of a thunderstorm in a black out tent; along with many other activities to get their descriptive minds engaged!
Black History Week - Benjamin Zephaniah
In Black History week we have been learning about Benjamin Zephaniah in Year 6. He is a local poet who has fought against oppression, inequalities through his words! We have written bio poems about him:
Ambitious, poetic, creative, humorous.
Son of a nurse, and brother of a twin
Lover of poetry, running, Aston Villa and performing!
Who feels loved, confident and proud.
Who needs people not to eat turkeys! People to hear his poems and to have a busy life!
Who fears making announcements, remembering things and letting people down.
Who gives his time to perform poetry to those who need to hear it.
Who would like to see more of China, and his novel for adults published
Resident of Birmingham
We have also used charcoal to capture this amazing man!
In P.E. we have been focusing on BALANCE. We looked at four areas to help us improve our BALANCE. They were STRENGTH, TENSION, FLEXIBILITY and STILLNESS.
Can you think of a different BALANCE?
" While the flavours flew across out tongues, figurative language flew out of our mouths and onto our paper. Creative sentences everywhere!" Ella-Mae
"Why food do you beckon me with your sweet smell, then disgust me with your sickly waste?" Aeliph
During English this week children have been developing their speaking and listening skills. They have been retelling stories from India and using the Shadow Puppet Theatre was the ideal way to assess how the children were doing!
September 2015 What would our dream class room be like?
At the start of year 6, children discussed how they would like their class in the coming year. We first talked about our nightmare classroom environment and took a freeze frame:
After a very quick tidy up, children discussed what they needed in order to learn. We discussed our values and how they fitted in with what they wanted.
The children said they wanted: