This week's golden rule was Work Hard. In Year 6 we all work hard so it was really difficult to choose just two children. But we managed it, we voted for Harvey and Cameran. Well done boys!
In Literacy, we are looking at Biographies. As part of the hook lesson, we read extracts of peoples biographies and tried to match them to the person. We will use these as good examples and pull the features from them to use in our EPIC writing.
It was not as easy as we first thought! We have learnt some very interesting things about some famous people and our teachers too!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all parents that attended the Year 6 welcome meeting. We look forward to working closely with you and ensuring that your child's final year is a special one.
Remember we are always available and please keep in touch. The blog will always be updated with the fun activities and learning your children are doing!
Our wonderful Golden rule winners this week were Alex and Thomas. Two very gentle children. Amazing!
This half term our topic is 'Inspirational People; Aspirational us'. We are starting by looking at the life of Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. In Science, we have looked at the evolution of man. We had to order them in the order we thought it happened and what we thought they were called. We used our vocabulary knowledge to help us. Such as Primates - we put that with the one that looked most like an ape and Erectus we put with a figure that was standing.
It was really interesting. We look forward to learning more about Charles Darwin and his work.
We have asked questions we would like to find out such as:
What inspired you?
What were you looking for on your voyage?
How long did it take you to come up with the theory?
How did the theory of evolution change your life?
Through this topic we will be studying:
ICT - coding (showing part the voyage electronically)
Geography - biomes, climate, mapwork
Science - Evolution
Literacy - biographies, diary entries
Numeracy - coordinates
Art - sketching/sculpting
Look out for future blog posts of all our amazing work yet to come.
As part of our topic Inspirational People; Aspirational Us, we have been looking at Charles Darwin and his voyage on the HMS Beagle. To understand exactly where he went and the climates and biomes he visited, we first needed to make sure we understood the significance of some geographical terms.
Longitude, Latitude, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn and Cancer and the Arctic and Antarctic Circle.
We can now pinpoint on his journey - where in the world he was, as well as understanding the climates he will have travelled through and what the biomes he visited would have been like.
As a test our teachers gave us a balloon (blowing them up and tying them was harder than expected) and we had to label the different parts of the globe. We had a good time and proved we knew and understood this vocabulary.
Over the summer holidays, we had a battle of the bands. 6RD vs 6JB.
It was a close match - 6JB did almost pull it back but it was 6RD that came out victorious!
There will be another battle until October half term.
Let the battle commence.
Our most valuable players were:
Cameran, Ruby and Alex
Ronnie, Mikey and Ramsay
Fantastic effort from these 6 - well done!
Using our knowledge of coordinates in the four quadrants, we designed a battleship grid. We had to read and plot coordinates to try to sink each others ships.
It was very enjoyable and got rather competitive. Maths is fun!
A big welcome back to High View for the final year for Year 6. We have had our final first day and are looking forward to the year ahead. It is filled with exciting topics, trips and visitors.
We hope you follow our blog to keep track of our exciting adventures as we complete our final journey at High View!
Today, the children were fortunate enough to work with Paul from the amazing Primary School Enterprise Project.
They spent the day creating and designing their own radio shows and they had many tasks to complete: assigning roles within their teams, managing a budget, desiging a logo and mascot, and discussing and identifying the ideal places to advertise and play their show. Not only did they have to work as part of a team, listen to each other and share their ideas the children had to present their show to a panel of judges where they were pushed out of their comfort zones completely when they were all expected to speak! They worked incredibly hard all day, displaying lots of different skills but most importantly having a fantastic time! The presentations and shows were that good Paul decided that not only one group would go through to the final, but two!
Both teams are now super excited to be able to evaluate and improve their shows in preparation for the final, which will take place in July at the Metrodome Arena against a number of other schools. They will be expected to present again to another panel of judges including some famous radio presenters such as Stephanie Hirst, JoJo and many others!
An enormous well done to everyone involved, but particularly the Super Six and Songs on Air who were our winners! Keep your fingers crossed, one of our teams could be the overall winners!
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This year’s team consists of Mrs Browne, Mrs Darrington, Mrs Clark and Mrs Joyce.