Welcome to Year 6!
Wednesday 16th June 2021
In Year 6, we have spent the last few weeks designing and creating our own replications of Greek masks. The children have used mod-rock, clay and a whole host of different techniques to create their fantastic work.
Friday 11th June 2021
This week, the Year 6's who remained at school took part in a range of activities including geocaching, making dream catchers, cooking and an archaeology task.
Friday 11th June 2021
Year 6 belaying (controlling the safety rope whilst the climber climbs) each other on the climbing wall.
Good morning from Mersea - we’re all very happy here! Children slept brilliantly last night. Everyone is very happy and excited this morning. We’ve got cooked breakfast which is going down brilliantly. Morning jobs are to tidy rooms and pack bags (which should be interesting) before our first activity at 9.30am. Two activities this morning before our lunch and making our way home.
A few photos of yesterday's activities at Mersea.
Thursday 10th June 2021
After a tricky journey because of traffic, we arrived at Mersea yesterday. There was lots of excitement and cheering when activity and dormitory groups were announced. Everyone loves the accommodation!
All groups have experienced 3 activities already including an amazing session all together in the outdoor pool in glorious sunshine.
Everyone managed to get some sleep last night, although there were a few early risers!
We’ve just had a delicious breakfast of pancakes and are just off to our next adventure.
Friday 28th May 2021
Year 6 spent the morning in Belfairs Woods looking at the species of flora and appreciating the natural environment.
Friday 7th May 2021
Children's Book Week
Friday 7th May 2021
Whilst learning about Ancient Greece, we have been designing and sculpting our own versions of Greek masks. We have been studying different types of masks and their purpose, learning about and sketching portraits of the human face, to better understand proportions and placing of the features of our faces. We have now moved onto using mod-rock and clay to complete our own versions of the masks.
Friday 16th April 2021
Every Friday morning, in Year 6, we have enrichment time. The children take part in four different activities across two weeks. The activities are led by different adults in different environments, as part of our transition work in preparing pupils for their Secondary Schools. Mrs Brierley teaches Cooking, Mrs Bacon leads Gardening, Mrs Gillard coaches Netball and Mrs Young is leading Computing. The emphasis of the sessions is on collaboration, trying new skills, building confidence and having fun!
Remembrance Day 2020
The children in Year 6 continue to be fascinated by our focus on World War 2 and therefore marking Remembrance Day was even more significant for them this year.
In French lessons, with Mrs Anderson they have learnt about ‘Les bleuets de France’ which are the flower chosen to commemorate in France. Les Bleuets represent the cornflowers which grew alongside poppies in the fields and blue is also the colour of the army’s uniform in France. The children have thoroughly enjoyed making their own versions which are up on display in the classrooms.
Friday 6th November 2020
This half term we are learning about Anne Frank. She was the youngest daughter in a German family who fled the country in 1933 and moved to Amsterdam. In today’s history lesson, we looked at laws introduced by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party when they came to power in Germany and how these laws persecuted Jewish people living in Germany at that time.
“Some of the laws are just frustrating, but some are really wrong.”
“This one says that they can take a Jewish person’s house away from them at anytime. That’s awful!”
“No wonder they left.”
Some of the comments made by Year 6 pupils during discussions.
We will study Anne Frank’s family in detail across this half term, but we don’t have the opportunity to read her diary at school. If your child is looking for reading materials perhaps they could try it?
Monday 2nd November 2020
Last half term, in PE lessons with Mrs Brierley, we studied Yoga. We learnt how to control our emotions and heart rate through breathing techniques and using poses like the ‘do nothing’ and ‘child’s’ pose. We practised focus and balancing though a variety of poses including: The Tree, The Chair and Dancer. We developed stamina, flexibility and flow through sun-salutations. In our final lesson, the children developed their own sun-salutation working in pairs.
This term we move onto Hiit with Mrs Brierley – High Intensity Interval Training. It’s time to sweat! So don’t forget to bring in your PE kits, trainers and water bottles. Mr Barker will be taking outdoor PE every Thursday, so bring in extra layers!