All letters, spellings, ‘Meet the Teacher’, homework grids and termly curriculum outlines can be found on the Year 6 correspondence area of this website. All communication and letters will be uploaded to that section of the website for your ease and so that this page is kept as a celebration of the children’s work.
Aston is up in Space maaaaaaaaaaaaan (any Eurovision fanes out there?)
As you maybe aware, our incredibly talented Aston Smith is now a two-time published author with a third book at the ideas stage. Aston’s new book is called ‘Things About Space’ and is available from www.astonsmith.me.uk, thespacestore.co or firstlightopics.com
Aston has already had a radio interview with BBC Radio Northampton for their Culture Hour. Below you are able to listen the section where Aston and his parents were interviewed.
It’s all go in Year 6
Recently, the children have explored what constitutes the blood in our body. This culminated in the children making a bottle of blood. Below you can see the children using cheerios and food colouring to name a couple of ingredients when making their own blood.
Also, you can see the children using multi link cubes when exploring ratio and proportion. The children used the cubes to see what happens to shapes when enlarged through scaling. In addition, the children completed their fraction unit with a fraction calculation game. The split into groups and we’re tasked to answer all the questions as quickly as possible and work as a team.
Some Year 6 children have undertaken so in-school community work and became waiting staff at lunchtime for the younger children. I’m sure KS1 appreciated it.
Finally, it has been great to see the children attend SATs revision sessions before school. I’m sure the biscuits helped persuade some to attend.
The New Year and Beyond
Spring Term has started with a blast. Below, you can see some pictures from the end of last term and the start of this term.
Year 6 children helped with serving lunches to the you younger children as part of community and leadership experience.
In the final lesson of our North America topic, we made burritos! The children cut the vegetables, mixed all of the ingredients and then were made to wrap their own wraps; there were some interesting efforts. Yum!
Also, we completed our DAaRT project and presented all of out amazing new knowledge on alcohol, knife crime and substance abuse to the Year 5’s. Well done to everyone.
Come (butter)fly with me, let’s (butter)fly, let’s (butter)fly away. This week we have been involved in a trust-wide art project. The theme was butterflies and all year groups from Pre-school to A-level students were tasked with creating a butterfly using skills from the year group and to show progression throughout the school. We used wire to shape and mould into our designs that we did before starting. Below you can see the process as well as the finished articles.
It was an honour for our school to represented at the Remembrance ceremony held the war memorial at Cogenhoe Park.
To celebrate Black History Month, we looked at the work of Alma Thomas. We studied the shapes and form she used as well as the colours. After this, we created our own versions of her art that meant something to each of us. I think you will agree, they are great.
To celebrate halloween, we embarked on a whole-school autumnal art project. We attempted four different printing skills using a variety of resources. One skill was an abstract print, one used wire for the outline, one had the shape carved into a screen and then printed and the final skill used rollers to create the print design.
This week we have been exploring common multiples and trying to calculate the lowest common multiple of two numbers through efficient methods e.g the LCM of two odd numbers will be the two numbers multiplied but the LCM of two even numbers will the numbers multiplied, then halved. We had to be careful that one number wasn’t a multiple of the other. In Music, we have been exploring ‘Happy’ and learning to play the beat through call and response activities.
The children have been working incredibly hard across the whole curriculum. We have started our DART project with Mrs B. This is a PSHE programme that covers hard hitting issues for the children. The purpose of the course is to arm the children with the facts and resilience skills for a wide range of scenarios they may encounter: week 1 was alcohol and week 2 was ways to deal with stress.
In Maths, the children have completed the Place Value unit and embarked on a vocabulary heavy unit unit which includes common factors and multiples, prime numbers, cube numbers and prime factors. The children have been using concrete resources to show and represent the skills we are looking at for example common factors through displays of arrays.
We have looked at the role of the Silk Roads and Trade Routes in the development of trade in the early Islamic Civilisations which was a network of trade routes that stretched from central China to the Mediterranean.
In addition, we are 3 weeks into our term of cricket being taught by coaches from Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
Hello to all children and families starting Year 6. I welcome the children back and look forward to a year full of hard work but lots of fun.
I also welcome Mr McGill to our team who will be working alongside me taking groups of children out for their Maths and English.
This week we have started on our Place Value unit in Maths while in English the children have started The Caravan which is a warning tale. No doubt some exciting writing will come of this. Excitingly for the children, we have also had three sets of taster sessions for club being run before and after school and had Northamptonshire County Cricket in for our first week of cricket.