Writing in Year 6

This half term we are focusing on writing biographies and autobiographies in our English lessons. We have already started by looking at the key features of a biography in our guided reading lessons and we have written biographies about the star of our class novel – Alex Rider.

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be interviewing and writing biographies about each other for our ‘Meet the Stars’ display and researching our favourite celebrities and sports personalities to write biographies about too.

Can you remember the key features of a biography? Who are you hoping to research and find out about?

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PE

In 6C we do PE every Friday with Miss Lowe. We have been working hard on our dance routines and have recently started our gymnastics topic where we are able to use the PE equipment for balancing. What do you enjoy about PE?

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Poppies and Poems

This afternoon Year 6 took part in a Poppies and Poetry workshop for Remembrance Day. We learnt some information about World War I and why poppies help us to remember the soldiers who died for our country. We read and performed some poems that were written by some of the soldiers at the time.

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Hindu Temple

On Monday, Year 6 visited the Veda Mandir on Chorley Old Road as part of our Hinduism topic in RE. It was a very special time to visit the temple because Hindus are celebrating Diwali this week. We were able to take in all the sights, sounds and smells of the temple and even observed the Puja worship taking place. What did you learn at the temple? What was your favourite part of our visit?

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Ancient Greek Day

This week Year 6 dressed up as Greeks for the day and took part in an Ancient Greek workshop. We were able to look at and sketch Ancient Greek artefacts, play an Ancient Greek game called Knuckle Bones and try on Ancient Greek clothing and armour.

What was your favourite part of the day?

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Science in Year 6

In Year 6, we have been learning all about the heart and the journey through our body, we’ve found out all about the circulatory system, the digestive system and what’s good for our body and what’s not!

We looked at the differences between plants, animals and humans and discussed that all living things follow 7 life processes using the acronym MRS GREN!

I’ve really enjoyed teaching Year 6 their science lessons so far this year and I’m really looking forward to our next topic which is LIGHT!

Can you tell me something you’ve learned in science so far?

Miss Jarvis x

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Theseus and the Minotaur Talking Textiles

This half term in Art we have been creating Talking Textiles linked to our Ancient Greek topic. We have each designed and made a textile to show part of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, which will all be sewn together to tell the whole story. Our textiles are going to be shared with the Year 1 children to help them to learn the story too.

 

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Our Reading Area

Our reading area in Year 6 is titled ‘Where Will Your Reading Take You?’ because we know that if you ‘get lost’ in a good book, reading can take you anywhere! We have a wide variety of texts in our reading area including fiction, non-fiction, newspapers and poetry. We also have book recommendations to look at and activities to carry out.

 

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National Poetry Day

Today was National Poetry Day and to celebrate every class has learnt a poem to perform to each other. In Mrs Calland’s group we performed The Lion and Albert by Marriott Edgar. This was a really funny poem about Albert getting eaten by a lion at Blackpool Zoo! Each person in the group had a line to say or a part to perform.

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Magic Maths

In maths we use our maths area to work on skills we have been using in our lessons. We have lots of number games to work on with our friends and can use the whiteboard to show our working out. There are lots of things on the walls to help us and we can even do the challenges that are there too! What do you like about our maths area?

 

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