Year 6

2018-19

July 

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 playing beach football.

Camping in Debdon

We had a brilliant overnight stay camping in Debdon near Epping Forest. We enjoyed taking part in a range of activities including tree climbing, tree rope swinging in the forest and den building using the elements. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. During the evening we sang songs around the camp fire. Mr Nunn brought his ukulele which he played while we enjoyed singing songs from our year 6 Lion King Production. 

Culture Week

On Monday we had a very special tea party, everyone in the school enjoyed scones and juice. During Culture Week, our topic was the Great Britain; we created beautiful sketches of British Birds. We brought in food to share with everyone.

June

Swimming 

We returned to the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford for two weeks of swimming learning how to swim using the front stroke, back stroke and butterfly stroke. On the final day of the two weeks we had fun trying to complete and obstacle course. It was incredibly difficult to keep our balance, some of us managed to make it to the end.

House of Parliament visit 

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, and after the tour we found out all about how democracy works by taking part in a voting workshop. It was a very inspirational day.

May

Chessington

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

World Diving Series 

We were very lucky to watch the World Diving Championships at the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford. We watched the British synchronized diving women win Bronze. The British Men, Tom Daley and Matty Lee won Gold for synchronized swimming off the 10m board.  We were very proud to sing the National Anthem at the medal ceremony.

Science Week

During Science week, we had a visit from some very special friends from the farm. We had the opportunity to stroke the different animals. We also had a visit form the Animals UK group. We met some interesting friends including a snake, tarantula, meerkat and chameleon.

April 

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.

March 

We had a visit from a famous author – A. F Harold, he has written books such as ‘The Imaginary’ and ’The Afterwards’. A. F Harold has written many other books for children, he shared his experience of writing with us. He performed some of his poems in assembly. In year 6 we wrote a shared poem with him about Star the dog.

February 

Pizzas

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!

 

February 

Times Tables Rock Stars 60 Seconds Challenge 

As part of Maths Week, some of our talented mathematicians in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Times Tables competition. This year we did things differently; the children competed in year groups to complete 60 seconds times tables challenge on Times Tables Rockstars. During the competition, each child had 60 seconds to answer as many questions which tested their times tables multiplication and division facts.

 

Here are some pictures of the winners. Well done!

 

Year 6:

Eniola – 40 questions in 60 seconds

Zakariya – 41 questions in 60 seconds

Zara – 42 questions in 60 seconds (Winner)

 

 

January 

Anthony Glenn – Oliver Twist

What a fantastic day Year 6 had on Wednesday 9th 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.

December 2018

Creative Writing Day – Baboon on the Moon

In the morning when we went to class, it was strange because the classroom had a space theme. We watched a video of a baboon that lives on the moon. We were given the opportunity to be creative and choose the type of writing that we wanted to produce. Some of our work has been displayed in the year 6 corridor.

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.

 

November 2018

Docklands Museum

Year 6 went to the Docklands Museum as a part of our History Changing Docks topic. It was fascinating to find out why the docks first opened and how it had changed over time. Interestingly the Docklands Museum itself is in one of the ware houses where they used to store goods.

 

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.

October 2018

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.

September 2018

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 big swing. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. The Y6 teachers were very proud!

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.

 

2017-18

February 2018

Maths Bee

Congratulations to our Maths Bee finalists. After beating stiff opposition in a times-tables challenge in class, the four finalists competed against each other in the final. All four displayed their excellent times tables knowledge. The final result was first place Maisha (6F), joint second place was Jonny (6M) and Nura (6F), and in third place was Muhtasham (6M). Well done to all of you.

November 2017

London Zoo

In our literacy lessons, we have been think 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.

October 2017

RAF Museum

We had a brilliant time visiting the RAF Museum as part of our Battle of Britain topic. We saw planes that were used by the RAF and Luftwaffe, we experienced an air raid, and we even got to try on different uniforms that the RAF soldiers would have worn.

September 2017

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 big swing. Everyone faced their fears and worked brilliantly as a team. The Y6 teachers were very proud!

Buddhist Temple

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.

2016-17

March 2017

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.

February 2017

Pizzas

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!

January 2017

Houses of Parliament

During our 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, and after the tour we found out all about how democracy works by taking part in a voting workshop. It was a very inspirational day.