Year 6

We've been writing poetry in Y6 and putting it to a beat. Poetry to a beat? Let's call it rapping!

Here are a couple of our standout efforts. First up is Lyla with an ode to Azerbaijan, then we have Haylee and Ki'arnie with their rhymes about friendship.

 

Lyla - An ode to Azerbaijan

Haylee & Ki'arnie - Friends

Prom

Summer 2

Dip, dip, hooray!

In Year 6, we have recently completed our 'Dragon's Den' D&T project based around dips. The children tasted a number of dips that are available in the supermarket, before researching their own recipes. They then came up with packaging that would be appealing to buyers and adverts that would promote their product. Finally they created their final product and all of the elements were assessed to find an overall winner! The children had a great time and, even though some of the final dips weren't to everyone's taste, we all had a greater appreciation of the processes involved in bringing a new product to market. Please enjoy a selection of our adverts below:

Summer 1

High Hopes and High Ropes

When the SATs away, Year 6 will play, and so it proved as we embarked on our post exam residential trip to Thornbridge. What an incredible time we had, as the children threw themselves into the multitude of activities on offer - high ropes, cycling the Monsal Trail, exploring an old marble mine, cargo net, the Thornbridge challenge, the dreaded 'nightwalk', the list goes on! Watch the video below to get some idea of how much we packed into our time there...

One final word of thanks to all of the staff members who came along to help out - the duck's feet under the calm water!

Spring 2

Y5/Y6 bouldering

Some of the Y5 and Y6 children recently had a chance to try the thrilling sport of 'bouldering', where the object is to try and find a climbing route up a wall. We went to 'Climbing Works' in Sheffield and had a great time competing against some other schools in a really fun competition.

Spring 1

Y6 Trip to Crucial Crew

This term saw our Y6 children go on a trip to Crucial Crew, where they learnt all about staying safe in the world around them. They had sessions on topics as diverse as: knife crime, road safety, first aid and fire safety - even getting the chance to role-play a magistrates court! All of the children got so much from the trip.

Autumn 2

Y6 visit to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

On Thursday 8th November, Y6 went on a trip back in time to the amazing Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, where they saw how steel production began in Sheffield. They went through the whole process, from measuring the raw ingredients (Iron ore and charcoal), through to wrapping the blades in the 'blacking room'. The children learnt so much about the Sheffield of old, seeing the different homes of the 'Owner' and the 'Worker' and working out what they could buy with the pounds, shillings and pence that they earnt. All in all, it was a fantastic trip!

Autumn 1

Gold medalist visits Y6

In Year 6 this term, our topic is 'Super Sheffield', and 'Sheffielders' don't get more super than Paralympic gold medal winner Grace Clough MBE! Grace was kind enough to come and talk to the children about her path to Paralympic and World Championship glory, as well as how it felt to receive her MBE from Prince Charles last year.

Absolutely inspirational, the children were fascinated with what Grace had to say and blown away when she produced her GOLD MEDAL for them to see!

Y6 trip to Sheffield city centre

On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September, Y6 went into Sheffield city centre for a busy day of art, R.E and history.

The children took a tour of Sheffield's amazing street art (including some hidden gems) and began to recognise work from different artists and consider the impact of street art on Sheffield's streets.

They then went to the Millennium galleries where, for their history, they examined pieces of stainless steel and looked at its history in Sheffield.

Finally, they went to visit the Archer project at Sheffield Cathedral and heard all about how it supports Sheffield's homeless population. This ties in with their R.E. topic this term 'Beliefs in action around the world'.

An amazing day was had by all and the children learned so much from each of the experiences.

Calling all Y6s!

 

Need help with your Long Division? These websites give step-by-step help and questions to answer:

 

http://kidsnumbers.com/long-division/

http://www.mathsonline.org/pages/longdiv.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-arith-operations/cc-5th-division/v/dividing-2-digits-no-remainder

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-arith-operations/cc-5th-division/v/dividing-by-a-two-digit-number

 

Check out this great website which has loads of videos and resources to help you practise any maths topic that you want to improve in! http://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

Grammar help:

Mrs Wynn has found a super website to help you understand and practise some of the trickier parts of grammar. Here's the link: www.ego4u.com