What a wonderful morning, linked to our topic Inspirational People: Aspirational Us!
Parents have been in to help us make sculptures of Hominid Primates, Homo Hablis, Homo Erectus, Homo Neanderthalensis and Homo Sapien to conclude our topic.
We focused on inspirational people both past and present and we have really enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution.
Take a look at our hard work below!
Year Six have been absolute Rock Stars! Not only have nearly the whole year group made progress in ttrockstars but there was also a closely fought battle of the bands. This is where the two classes competed against each other to earn the most points. Both wonderful classes scored nearly 70000 points making it the highest scoring battle in the school.
Check out our amazing children below.
Below are the children who contributed the most to Battle of the Bands!
It is the end of our first half term and we have just awarded Pride awards to those pupils that meet all that PRIDE stands for.
Today was our last Cross Country run as High View!
All Year Six joined in the race held at Cannon Hall through to wonderful autumnal leaves. It really is a lovely setting. Exhausted, we finished the 1500m course: up hill and down dale!
We all finished in good time and gave it good go!
Believe it or not, this week we have been exploring evolution through biscuits!
The children compared different types of biscuits and created a cladogram to display the links between them. We then applied the same method and theory to a group of animals.
See the pictures below of our finished cladograms and the features we identified to link them!
Today we have been investigating prime numbers. We looked at and discussed a variety of statements and decided if they were always true, sometimes true or never true. Once we made our prediction we then had to prove it. We used factor spiders and our knowledge of times tables to help us. We then had to write a reasoning sentence to explain what we had found. Did you know that all prime numbers - except number 2 - are odd?
This week was our final class assembly !
We shared what we had learnt so far this term with the rest of the school and our parents. We also shared our own personal aspirations - check out the video below!
In our writing today we looked at the different ways we could write the same sentence to make it more interesting and exciting for the reader. We are excited to do our next Hot Write and put in to practise everything we have learnt.
In Year 6, we are beginning to pen an autobiographical piece about a significant event in our lives. To get started, we had to match significant events to either a famous inspirational person or one of our teachers.
It was really quite tricky, but very interesting.
Did you know:
one of our teachers used to ride motorbikes?
Jessica Ennis-Hill was bullied?
Barrack Obama had an Arican half-sister?
As part of our topic this term we have been learning about Charles Darwin. So, this week in science we have been identifying inherited and environmental characteristics. We sorted the characteristics in to three categories - inherited characteristics (those we inherit from our parents) and environmental characteristics (those affected by our surroundings).
Did you know that tongue rolling is an inherited characteristic?
We have also been preparing and practising for our class assembly which is next week. check back soon for photographs of our last, ever class assembly at High View. We hope to see you there!
Year 6 Blog
This year’s team consists of Mrs Darrington, Miss Gallagher Mrs Clark, Mrs Walker, and Mrs Smith.