Welcome to Year Six
Mrs Hurst & Mrs Whiteside
As part of our new topic, I’m a year six, get me out of here! we spent the afternoon Geo-Caching.
What is Geo-Caching??
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device
and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations
marked by coordinates all over the world.
10/06/19 – 15/06/19
Year six have been looking at lamps/lights in their topic of ‘Day & Night’.
They have researched the history of lamps/lights and also the design process they then created their own success criteria.
Next they began to plan their very own lamps, they had to look at purpose, audience and suitability.
Once the planning process was finished they could begin to build!
04/06/19 – 07/06/19
Year six were able to attend Bikeability, this is a weeks long course cycle training programme. It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding
how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling. There are three Bikeability
levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of
balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.
Year six are currently working incredibly hard on the run up to SATs. On Friday
they took a break and rewarded themselves with some pancakes, YUM!
World Book Day
Today we all celebrated World Book Day by dressing as our favour characters.
Yellow Brick Road
Year six have been reading The Night Bus by Anthony Horowitz. Influenced by this text they are creating their own horror story. In the
Yellow brick workshop they looked at the characters in the story and how they might move to help their descriptive writing.
Together year four and six visited the Manchester museum of science and industry to look
at electricity (main focus) but they also got to look at a range of different scientific things.
First they watched a show all about revolution Manchester.
First they had an electricity workshop. They tried out different inventions
and learnt how circuits work.
Finally they got to explore the museum.
11/02/19 – 15/02/19
In year six we looked at Lois Mailou Jones.
First we looked at a number of pieces of her work. We discussed what we saw and how it made us feel.
We also did our own research into her work.
Using all of the research we gathered, we created a mood board.
Using the influences from Lois Mailou Jones we began to design our own masks.
Then we created our masks using newspaper and paste, following this we added features and then painted them.
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
20/09/18 – 21/09/18
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.