Category Archives: Year 6

Y6’s Prodigal Daughter assembly and some maths reasoning…Y6…27th Sept

Y6’s Prodigal Daughter assembly and some maths reasoning…Y6…27th Sept

A frantic week in Y6 with an assembly to plan, prepare, practise, produce and perform – all in two afternoons!  Not to mention the fact that it’s the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Lunch next Friday!  And the Buddy assembly is imminent!

Naturally, the Y6 children (blissfully aware of all of the above) rose to the challenge and enacted a fine – though slightly rewritten – version of The Prodigal Son story cleverly entitled “The Prodigal Daughter”. The pupils all contributed to the story with some genuinely talented acting on view. The assembly included the debut of a new song, performed quietly yet expressively and thoughtfully.

Among all this we even managed to fit in a maths lesson or two, the highlight of which was one young mathematician’s explanation of something he’d noticed when exploring patterns in a subtraction investigation.

An early opportunity for some Art in Y6…14th Sept

An early opportunity for some Art in Y6…14th Sept

As part of the Y6 Geography curriculum we have to study a country in South America and this year I’ve chosen Colombia, mainly because that’s where my daughter is at the time of writing, en route to Ecuador (as you do).  It also ties in with some sterling work being done there by CAFOD to…Read More

Iodine and Carbohydrates…Y6 Science…7th Sept

Iodine and Carbohydrates…Y6 Science…7th Sept

Hello to all our readers!  Welcome to another exciting year on the Y6 blog! No time to waste.  Even though it was the first week back, we were straight down to work with our first science topic of the year: “How to live longer (or die trying)”.  Eating the right stuff in the right proportions…Read More

Y6 scientists investigating electricity…15th June

Y6 scientists investigating electricity…15th June

How many factors can you think of which may affect the brightness of a bulb in circuit? Voltage of battery?  More batteries?  More bulbs? How about the length of wire in the circuit?  Y6 investigated all these but it was the latter that seemed to have little or no effect.  We built the longest circuits…Read More

Science inspired by the Mayans…8th June 2018

Science inspired by the Mayans…8th June 2018

The Mayans were the first people (along with the Ancient Greeks) to make a sort of chewing gum using the boiled sap of the zapote tree.  The Mayans also discovered how to make a delicious chocolate drink from the seeds of the cacao tree.  In Y6 we used these two facts to carry out two…Read More

Y6 explore The Mayan Empire…25th May 2018

Y6 explore The Mayan Empire…25th May 2018

The week after SATs is traditionally a time to balance up the curriculum by doing certain activities and subjects which have been forced to take something of a lower profile in recent weeks.  Accordingly, we began our Creative Curriculum topic on the Ancient Mayans.  We made a Mayan feast (food technology) using items first tasted…Read More

SATs week in Y6…18th May 2018

SATs week in Y6…18th May 2018

Fortified by a good night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast and mid-morning toast and juice, Y6 worked tremendously hard in a strangely bare classroom to complete all this week’s tests to the very best of their ability. Well done to everyone!    Read More