Category Archives: Year 6

Y6…10.1.2020 – Week 1

Y6…10.1.2020 – Week 1

A very happy New Year to all our readers!  Such a lot has been going on in Y6 since the last blog.

We finished our science topic on Light by making periscopes and by investigating chromotography.  Christmas then took over and the children worked hard on the Y5 & Y6 Christmas play entitled “A Very Silent Night” which told the story of the writing of the well-loved carol and its place in the Christmas Truce on the batlefields of World War 1.  Not your usual Primary school yuletide fare, I agree, but its message is as important as ever.  We also made Christmas crackers and I’m sure much fun was had by all around the homes of Wallsend when you tried to pull them…

Thanks for all the presents!

We’re back and the Y6 scientists revised the essential concepts of dissolving and evaporating by trying to solve a fiendishly tricky challenge: they were presented with four apparently identical liquids, all clear and odourless – a salt solution, a sugar solution, mineral water and tap water; which one was which? No tasting allowed.

 

Science in Y6 … Week 11…Nov 22nd

Science in Y6 … Week 11…Nov 22nd

It’s time for the Bratz’ annual Big Night Out.  The weather’s cold.  So they each put on their best coat.  (Coats!  I know!  Would you???)  But the road to the venue is long and dark and they decide to walk there and back.  No Ubers in Bratzville.  Which Bratz gal is wearing the most sensible…Read More

Science and R.E….Y6…Week 10…Nov 15th

Science and R.E….Y6…Week 10…Nov 15th

In the Jewish religion, New Year is celebrated in Autumn with the festival of Rosh Hashanah.  It’s a time to repent, to make up for things that have gone wrong, and to wish friends and family a “sweet New Year” – symbolised by apples and honey (surprisingly delicious, if you’ve never tasted them). In Science,…Read More

Science in Y6…week 9…8th Nov

Science in Y6…week 9…8th Nov

If anyone knows a better way to teach about transparent and opaque materials, and about different degrees of translucency, please let me know. Anyway, here’s the story.  Barbie needs a new bathroom window.  It can’t be transparent (obviously) and it can’t be opaque because she wouldn’t be able to see to put her make-up on.…Read More

Week 8 in Y6… Science, Maths and the NSPCC…October 25th

Week 8 in Y6… Science, Maths and the NSPCC…October 25th

The longest half-term of the year (I hope) staggered to an end this week with another hectically busy time in Y6.  We finished our work on the circulation system with a demonstration lesson for SCITT trainees then moved swiftly on to learn about the perils of smoking cigarettes.  Figures supplied by ASH (the anti-smoking organisation)…Read More

P.E. in Y6…orienteering…week 7…18th October

P.E. in Y6…orienteering…week 7…18th October

A hard-working week in Y6 without any distractions such as big assemblies, fund-raising extravaganzas or trips to the Lake District.  We continued working hard on calculations in Maths and on writing biographies in English.  We did some data handling in Science and started a new RE topic on Vocations.  We did Music and French and…Read More

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