Welcome to Year Six
Mrs Hurst & Mrs Whiteside
This term at St. Peter’s we have introduced a new reading group called Reading Buddies. This
matches up years 5 & 6 with children from year 2, they meet regularly at lunch times to read together.
In Science year six are looking at evolution.
To extend their knowledge they invited Mr Darren B into class to look at a range
of subjects surrounding evolution.
In the morning they looked at Charles Darwin and his theory.
In the second half of the morning they looked at their own bones and muscles and how the move.
In the afternoon the looked at fossils.
Care in the Community
Many members of year six gave up their own time to help Mrs Whiteside and
Mrs Rushton clean the paths and grounds in and around school. Well done to all those who helped,
the grounds around school look fantastic!
Topic – Around the World
Year six have been looking at tribes around the world in link to their topic work.
They looked at their traditional clothing, in particular their extravagant headdresses!
They each designed their very own headdress and then they made them.
Linking together our English and Topic we are looking at World War Two.
We have begun by learning a little bit about what happened during the war and we then explored the emotions and actions of the people at that time.
Castleshaw – Residential
Year six visited Castleshaw for a 2 day, 1 night stay.
Thursday, the children arrived at Castleshaw in the morning and started their activities straight away. Over the next two
days each child got the opportunity to do each of the activities.
We all got a chance to do canoeing the day we arrived. We were kitted up and then went to the Upper Castleshaw Reservoir.
We first learnt how to handle our paddle, we then got into teams and the then into our own boats.
After some canoeing around the reservoir we stopped and looked for monsters in the water!!
Eventually we headed back for shore and we then got to jump in and play in the water for a while.
On the first day we were challenged to climb the climbing wall. With all our harnesses and helmets we
tackled the wall and our fears, some of us even made it to the top!!
With our helmets, warm-waterproof gear and wellies, we were ready to enter the man-made cave.
We first entered the cave and adjusted our eyes to the dark. Then we started exploring the cave by ‘following the leader’, once
we had become more confident we were allowed to explore independently. Some of us really conquered our fears as we initially hated the idea
of even entering the cave but by the end they were whizzing around the cave, exploring independently! Well Done Guys!
On our final day we all got to do some orienteering. This is where you us a map to navigate,find clues and collect things.
We split into to teams of approximately 3/4 and firstly we were taught how to use and read the map correctly. Next we were set off following a trail, collecting
the stamps and finding our way back to Castleshaw. We all had great fun exploring the surrounding area!
Roy Lichtenstein – Pop Art
Year six have been learning about Roy Lichtenstein and his famous Pop Art pieces.
To start off our project we learnt all about Roy Lichtenstein’s life and his influences on the Pop Art genre.
Next, we had a go ourselves. We created different portraits using typical Pop Art colours and techniques. Then, we experimented
with different tools to see which created the best dot, lines and block colour.
Finally we took our own portrait style pictures, some pulling funny faces. Using these we were able to trace
the outlines of our faces to use as the base of our Pop Art portraits.
Finally we coloured our portraits in using dots, lines and block colour.