Year 6 have had a fantastic week of Science. Throughout the week the children have been designing and making balloon-powered cars, separating materials, evaporating salt water solutions, making parachutes and answering the whole school question – Do taller people have bigger feet? It has been wonderful to see the children working in groups and demonstrating their teamwork skills during these many practical activities.
For the past two weeks Year 6 have been writing their own play scrips based around traditional fairy tales. The children have also made their own props and organised costumes for their characters.
Year 6 – DT Day – report by Matthew On Wednesday this week Year 6 had a DT workshop designing a cereal box. When we first came in we discussed what a USP and product communicator was and why they are important. After that we discussed why packing is useful to identify products and how we all know varieties of crisps from their packaging. We then got onto designing our own cereal boxes. We had to think about all the things that would make this particular product the one to buy by designing an eye catching and recognisable box. It was an enjoyable and exciting day that everyone loved. Thank you to Mr Bunting. Curriculum Newsletter – Oh! What a Performance Year 6 Poetry Year 6 have been studying personification poetry, which requires the children to give human qualities to an object or animal. The children learned and performed the poem ‘Sun is laughing’ in the amphitheatre on the hottest day of the year so far. The following day the children have been working in owl groups to create their own section of a personification poem about the moon. Each section was joined together to produce this wonderful poem that we wanted to share with you.
K’nex Challenge On Friday 3 March Year 6 competed in the K’nex challenge, where the whole class had to build a vehicle that could rescue people from a burning building. It had to reach two grey rods high and had to be strong. Here are some pictures of the vehicles. Congratulations to: Winners – McKarthy and Kaydon Team Work – Scarlett and Dolly Creativity – Josh and Ethan Problem solving – Isabella and Anisha
As our topic this term is ‘No Place Like Home’ Year 6 have been focusing their artwork on observational pencil drawings in the style of Lowry. Lowry is famous for painting industrial scenes, churches and other buildings in the mid-20th century. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes. Here are some examples of our artwork in the style of Lowry. Nuke and Flicker Every break time four Year 6 children get the chance to look after the hamsters, which we thoroughly enjoy. Furthermore, every weekend two different children get the opportunity to take them home. They are both very unique hamsters: Nuke loves to sleep, on the other hand Flicker is lively and enjoys playing. They are both 1 year’s old and already enjoy their new class. They love their cages and we have created play activities with their toys. Written by Bella, Raj, Tomislav and Tilly PGL Visit Day 4 PM – Vertical Challenge Amazingly the Vertical Challenge was better than we expected. It consisted of climbing a ladder, followed by tyres which were very tricky. Next we had to scramble up a climbing wall and finally a cargo net. Getting to the top was like being on top of the world. By Ethan, Oliver and Daniel. Day 4 PM – Zip Wire All harnessed up and ready to go! Filled with excitement we climbed up the stairs until we reached the top of the tower. Feeling a little bit apprehensive we moved to the edge of the platform. Suddenly the excitement started to build so we jumped off and zoomed down the zip wire! By Anisha, Scarlett, Ellie and Jessie. Day 4 Am – Trapeze and Orienteering This morning we tackled the Trapeze. Firstly we had to climb up a huge pole and stand up on a tiny platform. Finally we had to jump off and try to grab the trapeze. It was great fun swinging up high. Next we walked to the orienteering place where we had to map read to find different points. By Matthew, Theo, Samuel and Archie. Day 3 PM – Campfire Photos Day 3 – PM Activities – Crate Challenge and Challenge Course As the sun began to shine on us for the first time this week we attempted the Crate Challenge. Together as a team we stacked crates to make a tower whilst two children climbed up. Later on in the day we completed the Challenge Course. It consisted of climbing, jumping, balancing and hanging off obstacles. We’ve had a brilliant afternoon working as a team. By Charlotte, Isabella and Tilly. Day 3 – AM Activities – Jacob’s Ladder and Archery Our first activity today was Jacob’s Ladder. A thrilling challenge that keeps the adrenaline pumping throughout your body. Teamwork is the key to success with this task. The other activity that we attempted this morning was archery. Big smiles filled the air as we approached the targets. Archery develops precision and needs concentration at all times! We’ve had another fun filled morning at PGL. By Tomislav, Jasper, Damien, Sam, Josh and Zak. Day 2 – PM Activities – Tree Top Trail After a great morning, we took part in the adventurous Tree Top Trail. Once we’d completed our training we navigated through the course. High up in the tree tops we met many challenges but eventually our reward was the exhilarating zip wire! By Charlie, Connor, Joshua and Raj. Day 2 – AM Activities – Canoeing and Giant Swing With a bumpy start into the glistening lake we went on our canoes. Rocking from side to side we managed to keep the boat stable. We had a huge amount of fun splashing each other with our oars! Excited as ever, we moved to the Giant Swing. As the others pulled us up we were absolutely terrified. However, once the cord was pulled, we flew down with immense joy and laughter. by James, Kaydon, Steven and McKarthy. Day 1 PGL – Just Arrived Filled with excitement we arrived at PGL. Firstly we ate our lunch as quick as we could so we could go and unpack. Walking into our room, our faces smiled with delight – the room was amazing! It felt like home sweet home. I think we are going to have a great adventure this week! said Dolly, Hetty, Meghan and Liberty Curriculum Newsletter – No Place Like Home – 2016
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