Science classification

We have had a great whole school STEM project and used lots of wonderful books to inspire our learning. In Year 6, we have been learning about classification and used Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey.

We started by looking at how we might categorise various monkeys. Some decided on the habitat…

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Year 6 Zooming !

Year 6 embraced new ways of communicating this afternoon when they took part in a Zoom meeting  with Mrs Illidge from St Peters and all the other link Primaries.We usually have a jam packed program of transition to St Peter's with many visits  while in Y5 and 6. This will obviously be a little…

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Year 6 - Black History - Inspirational figures

As part of our work on Black History, Year 6 looked at the inspirational stories of Jesse Owens and Sir William Arthur Lewis. The children then researched and presented their findings to the rest of the class. We then took to clay modelling, where the children used an inspirational historical…

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Black History Poetry Workshop

Year 6 were very lucky to be selected to join Manchester poet and rapper Donavan Christopher for an online poetry filled session to celebrate National Poetry Day and to launch Black History Month.

The session included a reading of the poem The Undefeated  by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson,…

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Worry dolls

Some children around school are creating their own worry dolls using pipe cleaners, thread and some stitching. According to legend, Guatemalan children would tell their worries to worry dolls and place them under their pillows at night so that when morning came, their worries would be…

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The Scream by Edvard Munch

This week we have focused on allowing the children to express themselves and their feelings in a variety of ways. 

With the Year 6 children, we studied 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch and discussed how the artist may have been feeling when he painted this piece and how he expressed his inner…

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Year 6 suggested websites

Here are some suggested websites.

We will add to this in the event of a closure

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Corbett Maths https://corbettmaths.com/

Khan Academy Maths  - type into youtube with the area of maths you want eg. Khan academy adding…

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Safari Phil

Year 6 were visited by Safari Phil and his exotic range of pets! The children were able to see first hand some of the animals we have been learning about in our science lessons to do with classification. They could also see how animals are adapted to suit the environment that they live in. Some of…

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How do animals stay warm?

As part of our Frozen Kingdom topic, Year 6 investigated factors that help keep polar animals warm in extreme temperatures. We explored whether air or lard was most effective to simulate the downy feathers of birds and the blubber of many mammals. Year 6 concluded that blubber was the most…

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Climbing at Manchester Climbing Centre

On Monday, some Year 6 pupils had the exciting opportunity to visit the Manchester Climbing Centre for a free lesson! Not only did the children ( and Mr Knapper and Miss Catahan) get a chance to experience traversing, bouldering and top rope climbing, they also had a question and answer session…

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Y6 Light Investigations

This week, Year 6 have been thinking of ways to show that light travels in straight lines. Last lesson we learnt about how our eyes see things. We observed what happens to our pupils when the light is switched on or off. Ask a Year 6 child why! 

 

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Investigating a Mexican/Mayan diet

In Year 6 we made some food using ingredients that the ancient Mayans used in their cooking (and Mexicans today). We selected the equipment needed and used utensils with care. We also. worked together to follow instructions on recipe cards.

Our great teamwork resulted in some very tasty dishes,…

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