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Its the end of Autumn 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y6…………………….

Rachel Metcalfe / Categories: Class Blogs, Year 6

Its the end of Autumn 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y6…………………….

Year 6 have enjoyed a successful term at school, full of learning, confidence, and ambition. We are proud of the way the children have continued to follow the school expectations, fulfil their roles and responsibilities as students and challenge their own learning.

We have continued to do lots of learning across different subjects. In geography, we have explored the environment and world in which we live, looking at how to live a more sustainable, eco- friendly life. We have learnt about the dangers of plastic pollution to both ourselves and our planet and have learnt ways to make a change for example reducing, recycling and reusing plastic. Hopefully, our geography learning has motivated us to share our knowledge and make a change in our own environments which we live.  In writing, we too have explored the idea of improving our environments and we have enjoyed researching and being enthused by key figures campaigners of this movement for example Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough. Based on their campaign videos, we worked on our own persuasive speeches designed to persuade our audience to make a change in their own life relating to an environmental issue that we were interested. Some children wrote persuasive speeches on deforestation, plastic pollution and climate change.

In particular, the children have thoroughly enjoyed our unit on electricity in science. Pupils have explored components of a circuit and have investigated ways in which circuits could be changed in order to change the output of the components. In this investigation, pupils discovered that the more voltage a circuit has the brighter the lamp shone or the louder the buzzer was. In addition, they discovered that the length of wire makes no difference to the output of the component.

Year 6 have been sporting enthusiasts this term, partaking in numerous physical activities. In PE, they have been learning new skills in gymnastics and football whilst at playtimes have been playing netball, basketball and handball. Another favourite has been our Year 6 dodgeball tournament, where the winning team (France) triumphantly beat a team of teachers on the last day of term, even though it was a very close game.  Sporting afterschool clubs have also been a hit, with children participating in Hockey and football!

This term Year 6 have worked extremely hard completing their first mock SATS. Since then, we have seen an immense effort from the pupils in their revision and focus in lessons highlighting their determination to succeed this year.

The Year 6 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 6 this term and we feel that all of the children have grown and progressed with their learning behaviour and determination. It has been a successful term and we are all so proud of the children's ambition and love of learning.

We hope the children have a well-deserved rest over the Christmas holidays, and we look forward to welcoming them back for a new term of learning where we will be starting our busy spring term full of learning.  

See you soon,

Year 6 Team. 


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