Year 6

2022-23

London Docklands Museum – November 2022

 This term, Year 6 were fortunate enough to attend the London Docklands Museum. Here, we learnt about the fascinating history of our local area and its significant importance to Britain and its importing and exporting of trade goods. We looked at how the warehouses at the docks were used to store goods in the past. We delved deeper into the Triangular Trade and its impact on the world both socially and economically. Moreover, we had an opportunity to explore this fantastic museum that is on our doorstep which included the South Hallsville disaster. This was when the school was bombed during the Blitz in WW2. 

Buddhist Temple (Visit a place of worship) – November 2022

In our RE lessons, we have been learning about religious communities and their leaders and we were lucky enough to meet one on our visit to the Buddhist Temple. We learnt a lot about Buddhism and showed our thanks by making donations of food and money.​

Joint Enterprises Workshop – November 2022

Year 6 visited the Tate and Lyle Factory to take part in the Newham Joint Enterprises Workshops run by the Metropolitan Police. The children took part in workshops including safety using transport for London services (TFL); gang crime and online safety from the Metropolitan Police; water safety from the RNLI and  fire safety from the London Fire Brigade. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and learnt about how to keep themselves safe. 

History off the Page Battle of Britain Homefront (November 2022)

We have been learning all about the Battle of Britain in our history lessons and, on our ‘History off the Page’ day, we experienced what it would have been like to attend school during WW2. In the afternoon, the hall was set up like an English town and we experienced what it was like to live on rations in our very own café.

WW2 Anderson Shelter Curiosity Project – Anderson Shelters were built during WW2 to keep people safe during air raids. Using materials at home, the children created their own model of an Anderson Shelter.

 

Natural History Museum Evolution and Inheritance – Oct 2022

Year 6 went on an educational visit to the Natural History Museum where they learned about the works of Charles Darwin and Mary Anning. It was fascinating to see some of the real specimens that helped Charles Darwin form his theory of evolution. We also got the opportunity to view the real life fossils that Mary Anning discovered in the small town she lived in on the English coast. It was a very interesting day.​

Ben Kinsella Knife Crime Workshop – October 2022

Year 6 had the opportunity to visit the Ben Kinsella Knife Crime Workshop. We learnt about knife crime and how it impacts the community and the people who lose loved ones. We also learnt how to keep ourselves safe in our communities by making better choices. ​

Year 6 London ZOO (September)

In our literacy lessons, we have been thinking about a big question: Should animals be kept in captivity? To find out more about animals in captivity, we visited London Zoo and learned about the work they are doing to protect the many species which are at risk of extinction in the wild. We also looked closely at animals that are endangered and are at potential risk of becoming extinct.

We were very lucky to see the new Sumatran tiger cubs with their mother; they are only a few months old.

 

Year 6 Fairplay House (September)

We had a brilliant week at Fairplay House where we enjoyed taking part in a range of activities including caving; the high ropes; woodland activities; archery and, of course, the famous giant swing. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. The Y6 teachers were very proud! We also held our annual Hallsville Got Talent night as well as this year taking part in a movie night.

 

Previous Year 2021-22

July 

End of Year Production ‘Pantastic’ – July 2022

This year our production was called Pantastic; this is the story of Peter Pan who is a boy that never wants to grow older. We would like to thank the children in year 6 as well as the adults (Mr Newnham, Ms Perry, Ms Khanom, Mr Nunn, Leigh and Joanna) for all of the hard work and effort that was put into putting the performance for the whole school and the parents. 

June 

Year 6 Art Week

Their task was to make fashion out of recycled trash which is called trashion, similar to the work of the artists Marina Debris who makes trashion from washed up trash on the beaches of Australia to highlight the issue of ocean pollution and waste. They were all very creative and made different items such as dresses, hats, shoes, bags, jewellery and head dresses.

Science – Dissecting Animal Hearts June 2022

In our science lessons this term we have been look at the circulatory system. We had the wonderful workshop with Hands-On-Science company who brought in animal hearts for us to dissect. This gave us a wonderful opportunity to see what the inside of a heart looks like. Our visitor, Julie, was blown away by all the information we knew about the heart and the scientific names of each part. 

Chessington

As a celebration for our hard work during SATs we went on a fun filled day at Chessington World of Adventures. Some of us conquered our fears and rides such as Kobra and Vampire.

March 

RE – Faith in Schools Workshop March 2022

We had a visit from Faith in School who worked with us in our RE lessons. We looked at the importance of art in Christianity. In Christian art, different colours represent different things for example yellow is a symbol of light, purity and wisdom; blue signifies good health; purple represents fasting; and orange symbolises praise, power and strength. We used the colours to create our own collage of art that represented Christianity. 

Book Week March 2022

We had a very special visit from the author Karl Nova. He spoke to us about what inspired him to become poet. Karl said his inspiration was RAP, which is an acronym that stands for ‘Rhythm and Poetry’. In the the afternoon we took part in workshops where we performed some of his poetry with him. On World Book Day, we 6 took the opportunity to dress up as our favourite book characters. 

February 

Macbeth with Anthony Glenn February 2022

We had an amazing performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth when Anthony Glenn came to visit us again. Some of us were lucky enough to play some of the characters alongside of him and we all got to take part in an exciting drama workshop in which we brought the story to life ourselves. It has really helped us with our writing in literacy this term.​

DT – Making Pizzas February 2022

In our DT lessons this term we have been tasting, designing, making and evaluating pizzas. We enjoyed kneading and shaping the dough before making adventurous choices when it came to flavour combinations for our toppings. The best part was when we got to taste them: they were delicious. 

January 

Citizenship Week – January 2022

During Citizenship week, we had a visitor who used to work as a Branch Manager for Standard Bank, which is a leading bank in South Africa. She worked for 27 years in the bank and is now retired. She spoke to us about the importance of school and how it can help you to achieve your goals in the future.

Ben Kinsella Knife Crime Workshop – January 2022

Year 6 had the opportunity to visit the Ben Kinsella Knife Crime Workshop. We learnt about knife crime and how it impacts the community and the people who lose loved ones. We also learnt how to keep ourselves safe in our communities by making better choices. 

November

Creative Writing Day – A House That Once Was (November)

In the morning when we went to class, it was strange because the classroom had a woodland theme. We read about a book called The House That Once Was. This was about a house in the woods that is discovered by children. When they enter the house, they find that it is empty but was once inhabited by a family. 

We spent the morning, writing poetry, thinking​ about what we once were to what we are now. We then created collages of abandoned settings that were once inhabited but now are empty.  We were also given the opportunity to be creative and choose the type of writing that we wanted to produce.

Buddhist Temple (Visit a place of worship) – November 2021

In our RE lessons, we have been learning about religious communities and their leaders and we were lucky enough to meet one on our visit to the Buddhist Temple. We learnt a lot about Buddhism and showed our thanks by making donations of food and money.

History off the Page Battle of Britain Homefront – November 2021

We have been learning all about the Battle of Britain in our history lessons and, on our ‘History off the Page’ day, we experienced what it would have been like to attend school during WW2. In the afternoon, the hall was set up like an English town and we experienced what it was like to live on rations in our very own café. 

Joint Enterprises Workshop – November 2021

Year 6 visited the Tate and Lyle Factory to take part in the Newham Joint Enterprises Workshops run by the Metropolitan Police. The children took part in workshops including safety using transport for London services (TFL); animal poaching, gang crime and online safety from the Metropolitan Police; water safety from the RNLI and  fire safety from the London Fire Brigade. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and learnt about how to keep themselves safe. 

Year 6 – WW2 Anderson Shelter Curiosity Project 

Anderson Shelters were built during WW2 to keep people safe during air raids.  Using materials at home, the children created their own model of an Anderson Shelter.  

October

This term, Year 6 were fortunate enough to attend the London Docklands Museum. Here, we learnt about the fascinating history of our local area and its significant importance to Britain’s wider empiral past. Through a workshop led by a nineteenth century dockworker, we were given a first-hand account about life on the docks. Furthermore, we delved deeper into the Triangular Trade, which we have been learning about in class, and its impact on the world both socially and economically. Moreover, we had an opportunity to explore this fantastic museum that is on our doorstep – we can’t wait to go again!

September

London Zoo 

In our literacy lessons, we have been thinking about a big question. Should animals be kept in captivity? To find out more about animals in captivity, we visited London Zoo and learned about the work they are doing to protect the many species which are at risk of extinction in the wild. When we were back at school, we researched the arguments for and against zoos and wrote our own balanced argument on the subject.​

 

Fairplay House 

We had a brilliant week at Fairplay House where we enjoyed taking part in a range of activities including orienteering, the high ropes, woodland activities, archery and, of course, the famous giant swing. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. The Y6 teachers were very proud!

Chessington

As a celebration for our hard work during SATs we went on a fun filled day to Chessington World of Adventures. Some of us conquered our fears on rides such as Monkey Swing, Cobra and Vampire. ​

June

Beach Trip – Margate and Kingsgate 

As part of Geography topic coast we went to two different beaches, Margate and Kingsgate. We spent the day looking at key features of beaches as well as dipping our toes into the water, collecting shells, burying ourselves in the sand and throwing a vortex on the beach.​

Macbeth with Anthony Glenn

We had an amazing performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth when Anthony Glenn came to visit us this month. Some of us were lucky enough to play some of the characters alongside of him and we all got to take part in an exciting drama workshop in which we brought the story to life ourselves. It has really helped us with our writing in literacy this term.

April 

Anthony Glenn – Oliver Twist 

What a fantastic day Year 6 had on Monday 19th April! The talented Anthony Glenn came in to deliver one of his exciting drama workshops to help us get to grips with the story of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. We had an incredible day dramatizing the story and then working on our own acting and performance skills. We now know lots about the life of the young orphan Oliver and can’t wait to write our own rags to riches story in Literacy.

December 

Fairplay House December 2020

We had a brilliant two days at Fairplay House where we enjoyed taking part in a range of activities including zip-line, the high ropes, problem solving games and, of course, the famous giant swing. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. The Y6 teachers were very proud!

November

Creative Writing Day – The Promise November 2020

In the morning when we went to class, it was strange because the classroom had a nature theme. We read about a book called The Promise. This was about a girl who lived in a miserable city, she used to steal from other people to make sure she had food to eat. The city was made of concrete buildings. One night she steals a bag from a women who lets her have the bag so long as she keeps a promise – to plant the acorn seeds in the bag. The girl then decides to plant the acorn seeds in her city and many other cities. The plants and trees that grow encourage the people of the cities to be happier and interact with each other. The theme of the book is to keep a promise and to plant seeds to make the world a better place. ​

We all made promises that we would like to honour in the future and we were given a seed to plant in our Hallsville Garden. We also visited the oak tree that was planted to remember the people who lost their lives when taking shelter in Hallsville Primary School, which was then bombed during WW2. We were given the opportunity to be creative and choose the type of writing that we wanted to produce.

October 

History off the Page Battle of Britain October 2020

We have been learning all about the Battle of Britain in our history lessons and, on our ‘History off the Page’ day, we experienced what it would have been like to attend school during WW2. In the afternoon, the hall was set up like an English town and we experienced what it was like to live on rations in our very own café. We also made our own Anderson shelters for our curiosity projects.

2019-20

Macbeth with Anthony Glenn

We had an amazing performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth when Anthony Glenn came to visit us this month. Some of us were lucky enough to play some of the characters alongside of him and we all got to take part in an exciting drama workshop in which we brought the story to life ourselves. It has really helped us with our writing in literacy this term.

Pizzas – February 2020

In our DT lessons this term we have been testing, designing, making and evaluating pizzas. We enjoyed kneading and shaping the dough before making adventurous choices when it came to flavour combinations for our toppings. The best part was when we got to taste them: they were delicious!

 

 

Star understands the importance of reading, she loves listening to stories being read to her in the year 6 book corner. She is currently enjoying listening to ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Bunzl. 

House of Parliament Visit January 

As part of Citizenship Week, we were incredibly lucky to visit the Houses of Parliament. We had a tour of the Houses of Lords and the House of Commons. In school we also had a visitor who works as a Manager for Barclays Bank, she works in Canary Wharf. She spoke to us about the importance of reading at school and how it helps us to be better communicators. We were inspired by our visit to the Houses of Parliament and our visitor that we have  been thinking about our future aspirations. 

Stratford Theatre January 

Year 6 visited the Stratford Theatre to watch the Little Prince for Newham’s every child’s a theatre goer.

 

Anthony Glenn – Oliver Twist 

What a fantastic day Year 6 had on Wednesday 8th January! The talented Anthony Glenn came in to deliver one of his exciting drama workshops to help us get to grips with the story of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. We had an incredible day dramatizing the story and then working on our own acting and performance skills. We now know lots about the life of the young orphan Oliver and can’t wait to write our own rags to riches story in Literacy.

Owl Workshop 

In out Literacy lessons, we have writing non-chronological reports about wild animals, we were very lucky to take part in a workshop with living owls. We learnt many different facts about owls that we were able to take and add to our own writing.

Creative Writing Day – Flotsom

In the morning when we went to class, it was strange because the classroom had a under water theme. We read about a book called Flotsom. This was about a camera that had washed ashore. Once the film in the camera was developed, the photos told stories of their own. The theme of the photos was a picture within a picture, we tried to create this with our own class. We were given the opportunity to be creative and choose the type of writing that we wanted to produce.

Natural History Museum Evolution and Inheritance

Year 6 went on an educational visit to the Natural History Museum where they learned about the works of Charles Darwin and Mary Anning. It was fascinating to see some of the real specimens that helped Charles Darwin form his theory of evolution. We also got the opportunity to view the real life fossils that Mary Anning discovered in the small town she lived in on the English coast. It was a very interesting day.

 

History off the Page Battle of Britain

We have been learning all about the Battle of Britain in our history lessons and, on our ‘History off the Page’ day, we experienced what it would have been like to attend school during WW2. In the afternoon, the hall was set up like an English town and we experienced what it was like to live on rations in our very own café. Some of us have also been extending our knowledge of wartime Britain by reading Goodnight Mister Tom in our Love of Reading lessons. Also we made our own Anderson shelters for our curiosity projects.

RE Buddhist Temple (Visit a place of worship) 

In our RE lessons, we have been learning about religious leaders and we were lucky enough to meet one on our visit to the Buddhist Temple. We learnt a lot about Buddhism and showed our thanks by making donations of food and money.

London Zoo 

In our literacy lessons, we have been thinking about a big question. Should animals be kept in captivity? To find out more about animals in captivity, we visited London Zoo and learned about the work they are doing to protect the many species which are at risk of extinction in the wild. When we were back at school, we researched the arguments for and against zoos and wrote our own balanced argument on the subject.

Fairplay House 

We had a brilliant week at Fairplay House where we enjoyed taking part in a range of activities including orienteering, the high ropes, caving, archery and, of course, the famous giant swing. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. The Y6 teachers were very proud!

Workshop at the London Docklands Museum 

This term, Year 6 were fortunate enough to attend a workshop at the London Docklands Museum. Here, we learnt about the fascinating history of our local area and its significant importance to Britain’s wider empiral past. Through a workshop led by a nineteenth  century dockworker, we were given a first-hand account about life on the docks. Furthermore, we delved deeper into the Triangular Trade, which we have been learning about in class, and its impact on the world both socially and economically. Moreover, we had an opportunity to explore this fantastic museum that is on our doorstep – we can’t wait to go again!