Year 6: Blog items

Year 6 Home Learning Week 1, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 10:56am

Year 6 Home Learning Challenge Week 1 , by Miss Houghton

Date: 1st Apr 2020 @ 2:34pm

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all keeping safe and staying at home. 

We have put together some challenges for you to try at home while we are not in school. We have attached a PowerPoint with some website links and instructions. 

We would really love if you could share your completed challenges on our school twitter. 

Hopefully see you all soon and don't forget to keep washing your hands!! 

From All the Year 6 Team 

Still Smiling, by Mrs Parry

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 11:50am

With smiles on our faces, the Year 6 are spending the day writing to the elderly residents of some of our local nursing homes. We know that many of our older generation are having to self isolate and we hate the idea of them feeling alone at this time.

We hope they know we are thinking of them.

Chess Champions, by Mrs Parry

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 7:42pm

Year 6 continue to enjoy their weekly chess lessons! All the students are making exceptional progress and the concentration is exemplary......just look at how seriously they take each challenge.

The pupils are now running workshops for parents every Wednesday at 3pm. They love sharing their knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn to play or who simply fancies taking them on. If you are a novice or a champion yourself and would like to come in and join in the fun please sign up on ParentPay.

Year 6 - Russian Dolls, by Mrs Parry

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 12:16pm

During the last half term Year 6 worked hard to create the most beautiful Russian inspired home-furnishings! We hope that all their hard work was appreciated!

We all had to use a great deal of patience as we tackled sewing and learned a skill that we will be able to use in our future.

Year 6 -Becoming Architects, by Mrs Parry

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 11:19am

On Friday Year 6 spent an exciting morning creating a prototype for a new Birkenhead Landmark. We studied the features and measurements of iconic landmarks in our capital city and put together a proposal for a replica structure in our own locality.

As architects we needed to use our maths to calculate land areas, surface areas and volume and then we applied our understanding of scale factors to produce blue prints for construction. We had no idea how much maths was involved!

Domingos Cardoso Da Silva - Art Year 6 , by Miss Houghton

Date: 30th Jan 2020 @ 2:24pm

Year 6 have recently been learning about a Brazilian artist named Domingos Cardosa Da Silva. His most famous piece is of the favelas in Brazil, children started the topic by recreating their own piece of the favelas similar to Domingos. This week the children began to create their own cityscapes including Liverpool. We are amazed by all the children's work - here are some examples 

Year 6 Computing , by Miss Houghton

Date: 30th Jan 2020 @ 2:19pm

Year 6 have recently being designing their own apps. Last week the children made their own surveys to see what app s children their own age would like. This week they were reading the results from their surveys and seeing what they needed to do to improve their apps from the responses recieved. 

Elf Day 2019 , by Miss Houghton

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 9:39am

Some brilliant elf costumes in Year 6! All for a great cause.

Sadako's Cranes , by Miss Houghton

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 9:35am

Year 6 were lucky enough to participate in a Peace workshop this week. The children learnt the story of Sadako (she is remembered through the story of one thousand origami cranes she folded before her death) the cranes today signify peace. 

The children then had a go of making their own origami cranes. It was a lovely afternoon with a powerful message. 

We had some brilliant origami cranes 

Learning to sew , by Miss Houghton

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 9:28am

Year 6 have started an exciting project this week in deisgn technology. They have all been very busy learning to sew. It has been a challenge but one they have enjoyed. 

Year 6 Come & Share, by Mrs Parry

Date: 27th Nov 2019 @ 2:08pm

This morning's Come & Share was a great success. The children talked about their learning in history and showed our visitors what they had learned about WWI and WWII. Their knowledge of specific dates and events was incredible. We then related this to our studies of charities in RE and the terrible effects war both had on the world and continues to have on our world today.

Together we made Christmas cards for strangers - Refugees fleeing war zones, Veterans living with the effects of warfare and individuals who have been affected by violence and fighting. We wrote messages of support and hope and began making packages of love (containing dry, warm socks) to send to both local homeless shelters and charities.

We are so proud of our Year 6, their maturity and their compassion.

Year 6 Come and Share , by Miss Houghton

Date: 27th Nov 2019 @ 1:59pm

Year 6 really enjoyed come and share this morning. The children having been learning all about WW1 and WW2 in history this year and learning about refugees in RE. So this morning we have made christmas cards for any war veterans in our local care homes or for people who may have fled their countries due to war. 

The children have made beautiful cards with thoughtful messages inside. 

Children in Need, by Mrs Parry

Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 12:13pm

Year 6 had an amazing time preparing for the cake sale. We made over 300 cakes in school and we all brought contributions from home.

Our friends from Holland helped us too, although they seemed to enjoy the tasting part the best! Even Steve joined in.

The day was a HUGE success and we all enjoyed raising money for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone who supported us.

Trip to Beauty & the Beast, by Mrs Parry

Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 12:10pm

Year 6 were fortunate to be invited to watch the final dress rehearsal of Beauty and the Beast at St John Plessington. We all had a fantastic time and it was magical to watch a classic story being brought to life by the talented pupils of the College.

Steve (our class pet) enjoyed his first school trip with us all and some of the photos show his fun.

Fraction Fun , by Miss Houghton

Date: 17th Oct 2019 @ 12:00pm

Year 6 enjoyed sorting smarties into groups which helped them create fractions. 

Science - Charles Darwin , by Miss Houghton

Date: 17th Oct 2019 @ 11:57am

Year 6 enjoyed researching the work of Charles Dawrin this week and taking part in a class experiment. 

Year 6 Residential , by Mrs Walker

Date: 9th Jul 2019 @ 12:00pm

laugh What a fantastic time we all had laugh

Caribbean Art , by Miss Houghton

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 2:30pm

Year 6 have enjoyed creating their own Caribbean themed pictures this week. We have created some very imaginative pieces. 

Irish Potato Famine , by Miss Houghton

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 6:15pm

Year 6 recently enjoyed learning about Ireland and The Great Potato famine. The children enjoyed creating PowerPoint presentations to present to the rest of the class. 

Whitby Park , by Miss Houghton

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 3:35pm

A morning out at Whitby park participating in Samba and mini olympics 

Christopher Columbus Thematic , by Miss Houghton

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 3:33pm

A fun filled week of activities relating to our topic of Christopher Columbus 

End of SATs Party , by Miss Houghton

Date: 17th May 2019 @ 9:04am

Year 6 had fun celebrating the end of SATs yesterday. All the children have been amazing this week and worked super hard. Well done! 

Christopher Columbus afternoon , by Miss Houghton

Date: 7th May 2019 @ 3:25pm

Year 6 have had a fun afternoon preparing for a voyage from Portugal to India. 

Building circuits , by Miss Houghton

Date: 29th Mar 2019 @ 3:31pm

Year 6 enjoyed building circuits in science this afternoon. We had lots of fun! 

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