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Year 6

We loved meeting the ducks in Reception!

Welcome to Year 6

Art work inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketches of the heart. We have been using different types of shading

Year 6 have been using their class text, 'The Boy in the Tower' to inspire some fantastic newspaper reports

Getting Gorey!

In Science lessons this week, we have been learning about blood and describing the different parts that make up blood. Today we recreated blood samples using: 

Water and yellow food colour = plasma 

Cheerios and red food colour = red blood cells 

Mini marshmallows = white blood cells 

Purple cotton buds = platelets 

 

Using the outdoor chalkboard to work on our percentages in Maths!

DT Week - Making Aprons. Year 6 have been cutting, sizing, sewing and tie dying their own aprons!

Egg Parachute! During Science week, Year 6 used their forces and air resistance knowledge to create a parachute to stop an egg from breaking

Science Week 2021 - Build Bridges. Children worked in groups to make the strongest bridge

Mountain Art

Next week, our World Book Day activities will be based around author and expeditionist, Matthew Dickinson. As many of his books and stories are based on his climb of Mount Everest, we had a go a creating our own pieces of art inspired by the mountain. (Left to right, top to bottom: Sofia, Libby, Kianna, Maggie, Seb, Lucas)

 

Scratch Games

 

Year 6 have been doing excellent coding work this half term on Scratch! 

Follow the links below to look through/play their super work 

 

Matthew Chetwood: 

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/408922495

 

Jayda Makwar:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/260727144

 

Otto Shaw: 

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/476352043

 

Tia Smith:

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/480729571

 

Libby Davies: 

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/411955164/

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/485525135/editor/

 

Screen-free activities.

Monday 8th February seen the children learning remotely take some time out to do some screen-free activities. It seems we and influx of chefs and bakers on Year 6. Cyprien made a tiramisu, Seb make guacamole and Sofia baked a cake. 

Home Learning with Tia

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Tia created a Spelling and Grammar quiz for you to have a go at home! Pause the video as you go to record your answers.

Check out how we've been putting the 'Word of the Day' into interesting sentences on the link below: 

https://en-gb.padlet.com/ktowndrow/v5ph58x5bvr8pthn

 

Lockdown Art! We have we recreating Masterpieces

Charles Darwin's Finches - Adaptation

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Libby recreated an experiment at home to show how Darwin learned of the Galápagos Islands' finches and how they adapted to their environment.

Making Christmas Decorations and using our Maths! 

We have been looking at the different parts of a circle: Circumference, Radius and Diameter. We each made snowmen with 3 different sized circles and using compasses and our Maths skills to work out the diameter, radius and circumference for each circle

 

DT Week - Food Technology 

 

This week has seen Year 6 learning about 'on the go' food products and what makes a successful on the go food product. Before we design and make our own, we had to do some food tasting. The chicken tikka pasties went down a storm! 

Year 5/6 Spelling Words 

Art 01.12.20

Art lessons this week have seen us exploring colours using chalk to create a 'Northern Lights' Masterpiece 

 

Air Pollution (October 2020)

The beginning of the school year saw us embark on the topics: 'Here We Are' and 'Caring for the Planet'. As a result, we researched the devastating facts surrounding the issue of air pollution in our city. Watch our video highlighting the problem and some possible solutions!

And then there was light.... 

Science lessons this term have been focused around our topic 'Electricity' and our first lesson saw us recapping and exploring circuits and their key components. 

 

   

11.11.20 

Shakespeare - The Tempest

 

In English we have been reading Shakespeare's classic play: The Tempest.

Today, we wrote our own scene in role as Prospero and Miranda and acted it out. 

 

        

 

 

Maths 3.11.20

 

Exploring common factors, multiples and prime numbers

 

    

 

     

 

 

Caring For the Planet 

Some wonderful examples of art projects linked to our Topic: Caring for the Planet

 

        

 

        

 

 

 

Art inspired by Jon Daniel's 'Afro Supa Heroes'

 

Two wonderful examples of Florence Eshalomi by Rosa Walsh and Libby Davies. 

School Council 

 

Well done to Maggie and Kassius on being voted as Year 6's Class Representatives for the School Council. We can't wait to see them in action.

 

 

Art 19.10.20

Black History Month has seen us learning about black trail blazers and how innovative people have impacted our lives and changed the world for the better. We have been learning about local Lambeth MP: Florence Eshalomi. Today we began artwork of Florence inspired by the late Jon Daniel's 'Afro Supa Hero' posters. Watch this space for final pieces 

 

Student Council

 

It was great to see democracy in action last week as children took to the ballot to vote in the Student Council elections. Amazing effort and speeches from everyone who put themselves up. Councillors will be announced this week.

  

                 

 

           

     

      

 

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