Category Archives: Year 6

A fantastic start in Year 6!

A fantastic start in Year 6!

Year 6 have returned to school after the half term break….with a bang!

Our new topic this half term is ‘Bravery, Courage and Strength’ with a specific focus on World War Two. The children have been hooked by this topic and have been asking a wealth of challenging, inquisitive and engaging questions.

In Maths, we have been looking at long multiplication and long division – both tricky concepts but Year 6 have risen to the challenge!

In English, we have been looking at real life stories of survivors from World War Two and creating autobiographical writing to match these.

In History, we have been exploring the reasons for the outbreak of World War Two. We also thoroughly enjoyed acting out a ‘dogfight’ between Spitfire and Messerschmidt aircrafts when learning about The Battle of Britain.

An amazing start to the term Year 6 – keep it up!

Year 6 CAFOD lunch 2020

Year 6 CAFOD lunch 2020

Year 6 had a great day on Friday, preparing vegetables and making soup for CAFOD Family Fast Day. This is a long standing Year 6 tradition at St Columba’s. Usually, we invite all the parents and staff to join us in the Year 6 classroom. However, this year, like many other traditions, the celebration looked…Read More

Art & RE in Y6…March 16th

Art & RE in Y6…March 16th

I promised you an update on the art we’ve been doing in Y6 to prepare for the Y6 Passover meal for children & their families which will, very sadly, now not take place.  Nonetheless, the children worked with great skill and co-operation to produce an absolutely magnificent display. The likes of which I’ve never seen…Read More

Y6 Art…or is it RE?…week 8…Feb 28th

Y6 Art…or is it RE?…week 8…Feb 28th

Once the subject of a 1950s Hollywood blockbuster modestly entitled “The Greatest Book Ever Written”, and more recently brought to life by Dreamworks Studios’ “Prince of Egypt”, Y6 have been learning about the Old Testament story of the Exodus.  This will culminate in the traditional Y6 Passover meal for pupils and their families. To get…Read More

Geography in Y6…week 6…Feb 14th

Geography in Y6…week 6…Feb 14th

Y6 pupils have been learning about the lines on the globe: what they are called; what they show; why they are there.  We’ve learned about time zones and discovered which cities in the world celebrate New Year first and last.  Did you know that China (for all its vast size) only has one time zone? …Read More

Week 4 in Y6…Technology…31st Jan

Week 4 in Y6…Technology…31st Jan

This week’s challenge in Science was a technological one for the mighty brains of Year 6.  Could they (with minimal help from the teacher) make that old fairground staple from yesteryear: a steady-hand tester.  Not only did a bulb have to light whenever an unsteady hand caused the wand to touch the obstacle, but, simultaneously,…Read More

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge has been a feature of Y6 from time immemorial.  Points are awarded for many praiseworthy actions: kindness, brilliance, achievement, progress, exceptional intelligence, clever vocabulary etc.  The class aim to earn – between them – over 32 points in a week.  When this target was first met (a difficult enough feat) the agreed…Read More