Welcome to Year 6 2023-2024
Today, Year 6 were visited by the local PCSOs to share a presentation about knife crime. The officers shared lots of valuable information about the laws surrounding carrying knives and the risks of carrying a weapon. The children were able to ask questions and the officers shared how they can report someone who they think way be carrying a knife.
We have been learning about evolution and inheritance. We have found out about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and his theory of natural selection. We have also learnt about DNA, genes and inherited characteristics. To help us with this learning, we used sweets to create models of DNA, we used Mr Men and Little Miss characters to show inheritance and we replicated Darwin's study of the Galapagos finches to see which of our 'beaks' enabled us to eat the most types of food.
Can street food save us?
In DT, we have learning about street foods from different cultures and these could provide healthier snack alternatives to those we consume. We made three different street food snacks: burritos, a traditional Mexican dish; pitta and hummus, often eaten in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries; and samosas, adapted from a traditional Indian snack. We used lots of different skills such as grating, peeling and frying and tried lots of new flavours. We must say a huge thank you to the PTFA for the new DT equipment which enabled us to do this.
Autumn Term Art
For our art unit, we closely observed fruit and vegetables and then experimented with using different mediums (pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, pastel and watercolour) to draw them. After this, we studied the work of Frida Kahlo and learnt how sketch correctly portioned portraits. We the sketched and painted self-portraits taking inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s work.
This is the final year of your primary education journey and what a year it is going to be! Alongside lots of new learning and hard work (by the bucketful), we will have fun and plenty of laughs.
We will add more to this page throughout year, sharing with you important information, The Knowledge sheets and photos of your experiences.
* PE will be on Mondays and Fridays. Earrings must be removed: we cannot cover earrings with tape. Year 6 will be swimming this year and information regarding this will be sent home closer to the time.
* Children are expected to read for at least 20 minutes per day. This is not limited to school books. There are many different forms of reading materials and it is useful for your children to be exposed to lots of different styles and genres. Talk to your children about what they are reading. This doesn't have to be a set time but can take place during meal times, whilst out in the car or walking etc. This really will make a difference!