Gym

Class 8 had their second PE lesson today with a focus on gymnastics. The children have really enjoyed using the new equipment and worked hard today to improve their balancing skills. Photos to follow soon.

Frozen Kingdom

Year 6 have had a chilly start to their new topic – investigating icebergs!

The Legend of the Uxmal dwarf

This week, Year 6 have been looking at their new text in English – The Legend of the Uxmal Dwarf. The children have worked hard to begin learning the text and identify new vocabulary. Can you work out the story from our text map?

Entering the world of the Maya

This week, Year 6 have been exploring the world of the Maya in even greater depth.  We have investigated the city of Chichen Itza and got an insight into the daily life of the Maya.  You really don’t want to be a bad Pok a Tok player!!  Or a good one for that matter!

 

We have learnt about the various Gods and Goddesses and the importance of corn in the Maya life.  We also found out about how the Maya believed that humans were made from corn.

We have built a replica of a Maya pyramid using sugar cubes.

Cadbury world

On Wednesday, Year 6 took a trip to Cadbury world as part of our Mexico topic. We learnt all about the Mayans and where chocolate originated. We went on a 4D cinema experience and took a tour of the factory where we saw lots of different chocolates being made and decorated. We were lucky enough to get lots of chocolate and had a fantastic day! Take a look at the jumper made from chocolate!

Year 6 RE Work Autumn Term

During Autumn 1, Year 6 worked hard on their Beliefs and Actions in the World topic, studying the question, ‘Can Christian Aid and Islamic Relief change the world?’  They expressed some of their learning through a piece of creative work at the end of the topic, highlighting global issues such as poverty and injustice in their designs.

We have now started an Understanding Christianity topic, focusing on what we can learn from the story of Moses and the Exodus.  We did a conscience alley activity, where the children had to put themselves into the shoes of Moses and Pharaoh!

Day of the Dead

Year 6 have been learning about the Mexican festival ‘Day of the Dead’. They have made clay masks and followed instructions to make and decorate biscuits.

Hola Mexico!

Year 6 have enjoyed a tasty start to their new topic for the term, ‘Hola Mexico’. They had the opportunity to try a few different Mexican foods. There were lots of clean plates. They also listened to Mexican music and tried out a few instruments while they waited.

Year 6 ID Topic

Year 6 have really enjoyed the ID topic this term. They have worked very hard and produced lots of fantastic work, which is now on display around the school.

Crime scene investigators!

Year 6 have been attempting to solve a crime in school this week as someone has stolen the school credit card. The children have been using the skills they have learnt throughout their ID topic to investigate the crime scene by looking at evidence, questioning the suspects, comparing height and shoe size and taking fingerprint samples. We’re hoping to solve it soon!