Category Archives: Year 6

Science, RE, PE & Music in Y6…week 6…October 11th

Science, RE, PE & Music in Y6…week 6…October 11th

No rest for the wicked.  Y6 are back from High Borrans and straight into another busy week.  We completed the Buddy Pen-Portrait display for the hall and made welcome cards for the Buddy assembly on Thursday which was as simple, yet as touching, as ever.  We continued learning about the circulation system in science with investigations into how quickly our pulse rates return to normal after strenuous exercise (or gentle exercise in some cases) and augmented this with my favourite lesson of the year, “Heart Aerobics” – a hall-sized working model of the human body around which the pupils, cunningly disguised as blood cells, transported molecules of oxygen and carbon-dioxide, all to the music of “I Feel Good” by the immortal James Brown.  We finished Friday afternoon with a class liturgy led by four pupils to celebrate the end of our first RE topic of the year.  Oh, and we also did some English and Maths, too, because that’s all we do in Y6, isn’t it?

 

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

RE, Geography, Food Technology …Y6 CAFOD Lunch…27th Sept

With CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day falling during our time at High Borrans this year, we brought the traditional Y6 CAFOD fundraising lunch forward a week.  A true cross-curricular extravaganza if ever I’ve seen one, though perhaps a shade too subtle for our special visitors to notice when we did exactly the same last year! The…Read More

Week 5 in Y6…High Borrans

Week 5 in Y6…High Borrans

A wonderful week in the beautiful Lake District with Y6.  I can’t say much more.  The pupils rose to every challenge set before them, despite some unpleasant weather on a couple of occasions.  They were resilient and good-humoured throughout – a pleasure to be with.  As, indeed, were the staff who gave up their own…Read More

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Art & RE in Y6…week 2…15th Sept

Taking a very small amount of time off the relentless Y6 pursuit of excellence in Maths and English, we have extended our Geography topic (aka Creative Curriculum, if any OFSTED inspectors are reading this) on El Salvador to explore the work of world-famous Salvadoran artist, Francisco Llort.  Llort seeks to express the beauty and vibrancy…Read More

Science in Y6…week 1

Science in Y6…week 1

Hello and welcome back to all our readers. What an excellent start we have made to the new school year, turning up full of determination, liveliness and enthusiasm.  Even the teacher. As our regular readers will know, the first science topic is all about living longer by eating the right foods, doing the right amount…Read More

Creative Curriculum in Y6…more art & design…Dec 7th

Creative Curriculum in Y6…more art & design…Dec 7th

Well, as we bid a fond farewell to at least 25% of our readership, life continues as normal in Y6 as children immerse themselves in the yuletide creative curriculum.  We’ve made our clay gift boxes and have started to paint them.  Note, if you will, the child proudly displaying his model in front of a…Read More

Creative Curriculum in Y6…art & design…Nov 30th

Creative Curriculum in Y6…art & design…Nov 30th

It will soon be Christmas, and, in a potentially futile attempt to avoid last-minute panicking, we’re starting our seasonal creative curriculum activities earlier than usual.  But we’re also trying to be twice as productive this year, making one of the famous Y6 Christmas containers for a family member’s treasured present, and another to be sold…Read More