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Year 6 Curriculum leaflet - Autumn 2

During Autumn 1, Year 6 have been studying the novel 'Around the World in 80 days' by Jules Verne. As part of this topic, we planned and set up our own pop-up restaurant, serving food from around the globe. The event was attended by 83 parents and guests and was a roaring success. Thank you to everyone who came and supported Year 6. Here are some pictures from the evening...

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Year 6 have been designing and making Health and Safety posters for our upcoming restaurant evening. Take a look at some of the best ones...
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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...

 

 

Please see our Half Termly overview below for information on what we are covering this Half Term in Year 6...

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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...

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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...

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In Flanders Fields

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For Remembrance Day, pupils from year 6 learnt and recited this moving poem.

Year 6 Drumming

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Restaurant Night!

 

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...

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Year 6 recently completed some Health and Safety training ahead of our restaurant night at the end of Half Term. We learned how to use knives safely, as well as how to prepare a range of delicious food! Take a look at the pictures below...
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Year 6's trip to Peachy Keens!

 

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.

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

 

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World War 2 Assembly song

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End of Year 6 expectations for Maths, Writing, Reading and Science

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

Coventry in the Blitz....

 

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

 

The coolest carol singers...

 

Year 6 rocked the set at the carol concert today with 'We're the guys with the camels..."

We all had some Pi...

 

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:

Benjamin.

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

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We have also used charcoal to capture this amazing man!

 

 

Balancing in Year 6!

 

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?

 

Food tasting all over the world!

 

As part of our 'Globe trekkers' topic we have been discovering some mouth-watering delights from around the world!  We tried dahl and Chapati from India, vegetable chilli with sour cream and nachos from Mexico, and sticky coconut rice with mango and lime from Thailand.  Having tickled our taste buds we then came up with descriptive phrases to include in our writing!

 

" 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

 

September 2015 Shadow Puppet Shows

 

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:

Freeze frame for our nightmare classroom

 

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:

 

  • Exciting lessons.
  • Fun, firm and fair teachers.
  • A class who would listen to others' opinions even if they were different from their own.
  • A safe place to work.
  • Displays which were vibrant and useful.
  • A place where the golden rules were adhered to.
  • A tidy place to work in!.

 

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