Welcome to Year 6’s Blog Page
Our Class Teacher: Mr D Stanier
Class Support: Mrs Pilkington
Wednesday 4th September
We kicked started the new academic year with a practical maths lesson. The pupils had a carousel of activities to tackle. Each station tested their number and place value skills alongside reasoning and problem solving challenges.
Wednesday 25th September
We were fortunate enough to be treated to a performance of Oliver Twist this afternoon. The whole school was captivated by the singing and acting. Year 6 were able to have their own private workshop afterwards where they discovered what it is like to to be a performer and how to use the sound and lighting to enhance the scene. Fun was had by all.
Today we finished off our first project by cooking a range of rationed dishes from WW2. The pupils have been discovering all about why food was rationed in 1939, who invented rationing along with who created the rationed recipes. After everyone sampled each of the four dishes they were more than grateful of what they have in the present as not many thought they could survive eating such meals.
Friday 25th October
We really got into the Halloween spirit at Hawbush today, we kicked off the day with a special themed assembly. Our Year 6 pupils were set the task to work in groups to cover members of staff in toilet roll. The whole school came dressed up in some scary costumes and all looked absolutely amazing. I'm not quite sure how we can top it next year!
Monday 4th November
Today we kicked off our new Project Based Learning topic of China by having a Chinese food tasting session. We cooked prawn toast, vegetable spring rolls and crispy wontons. The class all had a taste of each Chinese dish. There were some mixed opinions on the taste with some enjoying them more than others!
Friday 15th November
This week was Maths Week England 2019. To celebrate it at Hawbush each class participated in a Maths Championship in their house teams. There were three gruelling rounds the class had to tackle, testing their knowledge of the four operations, prime numbers, and problem solving skills. Each member of the class perservered well and never gave up despite some questions being extremely difficult.
Today was also our turn to conduct a class assembly to the rest of the school and parents. We decided to base it on our current WW2 English topic. We talked about some of the devastating and terrible events that took part between 1939 and 1945 both abroad and on home soil. These included rationing, concentration camps and evacuation. We even finished it all off by singing the song War!
Friday 22nd November
This week we have covered our Art project. The artist/ architect in focus was Antoni Gaudi The class have been researching all about his life, what inspirations he had, how he developed his mosaic techniques and looked into his most famous structures, identifying how nature influenced his designs. We created our own nature mosaics and then finished off the week with our own interpretation of the school logo using the Gaudi techniques of mosaics.
Tuesday 3rd December
We launched our final project today. Year 6 played a selection of games that had moving mechanisms, apart from enjoying the game itself, they also investigated how each part moved and what tools and gadgets enabled it to move the way it did.
Monday 9th December
It was the inaugural KS2 trip to watch a Christmas Panto. This year we visited the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham to see The Snow Queen. Feedback from pupils was very positive and I'm sure we shall see this on the calendar again next year.
Thursday 19th December
Our project was completed today as Year 6 created toys that were able to move using a variety of cam systems. Throughout the project they investigated ancient inventions from China that are still used today, Chinese toys that were invented thousands of years ago and compared them to current toys, cams and how they are used to make mechanisms move. They used this information to design and create their own toys with moving parts.
Friday 24th January
Today was the turn for the Year 5 & 6 arts and crafts morning. Parents were invited in to spend some time creating some masterpieces that are linked to our current topic. At present we are studying Monarchs that have ruled Britain and Year 5 are learning about Romans. Therefore we had a castle and catapult DT session. As you can see we had some amazing final creations through both parent and pupil resilience and perseverance.
Thursday 5th March
Today we held a Parents Information Meeting. The aim of the session was to inform parents about the plans for the end of year activities, discuss what transition involves and how we can work together to ensure it all runs smoothly for each Year 6 pupil. Then to run through the SATs testing, which begins on the 11th May 2020. Here we discussed what the school is currently working on and planning to introduce in the upcoming weeks. Also, what resources are available for the pupils to complete at home. There was a great uptake in parents who found it all very useful.