Category Archives: Year 6

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Everyone in Y6 is working hard in Maths and English as the countdown to this year’s SATs begins.  But, as is the St Columba’s way, we strive to retain a balanced curriculum.  We’ve started a Geography topic on English counties and have done some excellent programming in Computing to make video games using Kodu.  In Art, we’ve finished our R.E. Passover display and even found time to take advantage of the Spring weather this week and do some orienteering in P.E.

 

World Book Day…March 9th…Y6

World Book Day…March 9th…Y6

Y6 were all decked out in full World Book Day regalia today. Characters included Captain Marvel, a chimney sweep from Mary Poppins, that girl from The Hunger Games, a couple of people from Grease and sporting characters from their own autobiographies.  Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel also turned up, dressed as Mr Keilty. What larks!Read More

Art…2nd March…Y6

Art…2nd March…Y6

We began our R.E. Easter topic this week which includes learning about the story of the first Passover.  We watched the brilliant animated movie “The Prince of Egypt” which in turn inspired an all-too-rare opportunity for some high-quality art work.  I’ll put some examples of our finished pictures on twitter and on this blog, but…Read More

Snow… February 28th …Y6

Snow… February 28th …Y6

This week saw the heaviest snowfall in Wallsend since 2013 (apparently).  So that means the Y6 pupils were aged just five and six last time there was deep snow on the school field.  No wonder they were excited!  They had great fun trying to build the biggest snowman (should that be snow-person?) and to make…Read More

2018 week 4 in Y6…2nd Feb

2018 week 4 in Y6…2nd Feb

With the long, dark months of winter still stretching out ahead of us and the lighter days of Spring little more than a fragile gleam on the horizon, it seemed appropriate that our science this week should focus on staying safe while we are out and about.  See and be seen is the message, especially…Read More

2018 week 3 in Y6…26th Jan

2018 week 3 in Y6…26th Jan

A busy and exciting week of maths began with eight of our Y5 and Y6 students taking part in a “Maths for the More Able” series of workshops at New York Primary where we explored (among other things) sequences, factors and prime numbers, 2d shape and tessellations.  Back in class, Y6 completed our work on…Read More

2018 Week 2 in Y6…19th Jan

2018 Week 2 in Y6…19th Jan

New year, new science topic.  This week we began studying Light,  a subject which doesn’t always easily lend itself to many opportunities for practical, investigative science.  Nonetheless, we once again found Barbie in need of a new bathroom window.  It was the challenge for our Y6 scientists to classify materials as either transparent, translucent or…Read More

2018 Week 1 in Y6 …12th Jan

2018 Week 1 in Y6 …12th Jan

Welcome to 2018.  Happy New Year to all our readers!  Phew!  What a busy start to the year!  In Y6, it was straight down to business.  In a Science topic we began last term, we’ve been learning how to live longer.  To finish off this vital module, we’ve looked at the circulation system and in…Read More

22nd Dec…week 15 in Y6

22nd Dec…week 15 in Y6

While the Y3 and Y4 Christmas production focused on the religious aspects of the Yuletide season, Upper Key Stage 2 pupils took a more secular look at a well-loved Christmas tradition: the pantomime.  The last week of term saw three public performances of the Y5 & Y6 Christmas production: “Cinderella and the Seven Dwarves, Hansel…Read More