Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!
 
Welcome back!  Year 6 will be taught by Mr Leathers and supported by Mrs Ormond.  They will also have Mrs McGrath for one afternoon per week.
 
PE kits will be needed every Tuesday afternoon.
 
ANOUNCEMENT - Our new Head Boy for the Spring Term is Kai and our Head Girl is Georgia. I am looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the role!
 
Please have a look at our exciting curriculum.  There is the long term plan so you can see what we will be covering in each subject for the year.  If you wish to see this in more detail, please refer to the Autumn Topic Planner which gives a more detailed overview for Autumn!
We had a very exciting visit from Dame Patricia Routledge to develop our poetry skills. We were focusing on Wilfred Owen and specifically his poetry focussed on the emotions of people during the War. The children enjoyed performing their poems and creating their own emotive poems.
During the Autumn term, we have been learning all about Electricity as part of our Science topic. The children have acted as electricians and had to solve problems with circuits, as well as creating parellel and series circuits. Each week, the children built upon their knowledge and eventually responded to an advert for a role as Well Lane's new electrician!
Year 6 have had an exciting start to the year! We have already had the opportunity to go on a  science trip to Birkenhead Park High School. The theme of the trip was CSI and Year 6 had to investigate a murder scene and, using all of the evidence, find the culprit. We all had a fantastic day and would like to say a big thank you to the staff and pupils at BPHS, as well as the police for making the day so memorable!
We like to use drama as much as possible to aid our learning within English lessons. We have been studying There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom as our key text and the class are absolutely loving it! We have been learning about the genre of horror within our reading lessons and have looked at fiction, non-fiction and poetry. So far, our written work has been fantastic and everybody has been working hard to ensure that they achieve their targets.
As part of our Christmas celebrations, Year 6 had a party! We played classic party games, as well as some new ones, like creating the best Snowman. Year 6 have also been working hard on an enterprise project to raise money for an end of year trip. We created cards and decorations which were sold throughout the last week. So far we have raised over £100!
As part of our Artist study, we have been looking at the work of Andy Warhol. We spent this term focussing on the techniques that he used and eventually built up to making our own printed pictures. After studying Warhol's work, the children realised that he often focussed on famous people or objects of his time. The children decided to create images that would be popular today, focussing on famous singers, actors and films from 2018.
The class have been to our local church to focus on Remembrance Day and the reason that we celebrate this occasion. They have been studying this topic with Mrs McGrath during the term and enjiyed the opportunity to share their knowledge with Reverand Jane and the rest of the team at St. Peter's Church.
As part of our guided reading, we have been looking at the book 'Who Let The Gods Out' and specifically focusing on the character of Elliott and his relationship with his mum. We have dissected the text and spent a long time looking at the vocabulary used. Please see below for our predictions of what will happen after the first chapter.
Year 6 have already had a fantastic year of coding within Year 5 and are now developing those skills and using them with our Spheros within school. Each week the children have had to code and debug to ensure that different outcomes can be achieved.
For RE this half term year 6 have been studying Judaism, therefore we took the opportunity to invite Mrs Patrick back in to our school to talk about the religion and share artifacts from her home. The children were taught how to play the dreidel game and as the prizes were mini chocolate eggs they were all VERY eager to learn!