Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6! Our teacher is Mr Holding and our teaching assistants are Mrs Gwyther and Miss Couch. We have 25 children in our class and all our children are excited and ready for the challenges that lie ahead. Our P.E day is Monday and our swimming day is Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for each day.
Our theme for this term is Healthy Heroes. You can find out more about our curriculum by following the link below:
What a fantastic week the children have had at our Y6 Holiday Club! Many children turned up to school everyday this week to improve their mental arithmetic, grammar knowledge and reading skills and they have worked incredibly hard. The week has been helped by a wonderful selection of food on offer such as waffles, pancakes, muffins and my personal favourite- pan au chocolat! Thank you to all the children that attended and as you can see from the photo, we have certainly had a few power mornings! Thank you also to Mrs Gwyther and our class governor Mr Smye-Rumsby for giving up their time to help the children.
This week the children have been writing crime narratives. They began by piecing the clues together from the items found in an unusual bag that was found in the staff room. Have a look at the clues the children found and see if you can work out what the crime was
Investigating area and perimeter in Year 6.
Today the children working in Mrs Gwyther's writing group created a detailed sequence of events from the boat crash in Kensuke's Kingdom. A superb effort from the children again with not one event missing!
Hot spot winner
World Book Day.
Today the children in year 6 joined in with a host of challenges set for World Book Day. In a wide range of fantastic outfits, the children were set a challenge to create a new character and plot for a Harry Potter novel. The children developed characters and settings to then create their own part of the famous story.
World Maths Day
Today the children have taken part in a wide range of maths activities for World Maths Day. Everyone applied maths skills they have been learning this year for our three challenges: dividing ingredients to make muffins, using shape and space knowledge to solve tangram puzzles and using Smarties to work out decimals, percentages and fractions.
Chinese New Year Day! For Chinese New Year day we used collage skills to create a near life size Chinese Dragon! All of the children had their own section of the dragon to design to symbolise strength. We also wrote non-chronological reports about China.
Link to Dan Worsley's blog about his time at Delph Side:
More pictures from our day with Dan.
What an exciting day for two of our year 6 children this week! Callum and Kay joined other children from our local schools to take part in a writing workshop led by author Dan Worsley. The children spent the morning learning about how Dan writes, the process of editing and they wrote their own versions of part of Dan's story. Dan had a fantastic afternoon with the children and we hope to see him back at Delph Side next term for another writing workshop.
Here are some of our Wassily Kandinsky inspired collages. We used collage to layer our final pieces and build up layers of colour.
Our speech writing working wall. Can you spot our adaptation of a famous speech?
During our Macbeth unit the children have been writing in the role of King Duncan as he addressed his people to rally them to battle for him against the rebels. Have a close look at this speech from Caitlin Bullen. Would you fight for her?
More images from using and applying maths days.
Using and applying days in maths. A special mention must go to Olivia Lockhart for superb reasoning in maths! Please have a closer look at Olivia's method for one of her maths problems.
Hour of code.
Congratulations to all our children who completed their Hour of Code this week. The children really enjoyed the challenge and taking part in a worldwide event.
Exploring a range of jumps and balances in gymnastics.
Creating our own collage versions of Wassily Kandinsky's artwork.
Christmas Enterprise Fayre 2015!
Thank you to all our family members for joining in with our curriculum afternoon and sharing the exciting work the children have produced this year.
Hot Spot winner
In literacy this week the children of Year 6 are launching their own music groups. The children will be recording a cover of a song (with altered lyrics), creating a CD cover, writing a press release, creating a poster and making a music video. The children have achieved half of their objectives already in what is proving to be an incredibly busy week. Have a look at the CD covers the children made. I am sure you will agree that they are amazing!
During Remembrance week our Year 6 class were given the challenge and responsibility of learning all about the Holocaust. Throughout the week the children demonstrated a maturity beyond their years as they uncovered one of the most shocking events in history. As their teacher I was immensely proud that children of such a young age were able to not just learn dates and events from the holocaust, but go beyond this and analyse the damage the Holocaust caused around the world and also learn about the Jewish religion and the fight to survive. Our week ended with a fantastic piece of art produced by everyone. The artwork below symbolises how life began again for 9 survivors after the Holocaust.
"Out of pain and sadness came a deep appreciation of life and the desire to reclaim their future. They shared their memories and asked that we will never forget. We will never forget".
To begin Remembrance week our Year 6 children took part in an authentic WW2 military fitness challenge. Our P.E teachers led the children through the same fitness challenges that WW2 soldiers would have had to complete. All the children enjoyed the challenge and gave their very best to complete as many sets as possible.
Visit to a mosque and church in Preston
On Wednesday 4th November, Year 5 and 6 visited a mosque and St Stephen's church in Preston. We had a fantastic day finding out about the similarities and differences between the two religions. The day enriched our R.E. Learning for the term as both classes have been studying Islam and moving onto Christianity this half term. We listened to the Iman talking about his faith and how Muslim people worship and celebrate. He demonstrated how Muslim people cleanse themselves before worship and some of us had a go. In the church we had a guided tour and one of the members of the congregation spoke to us about her beliefs as a Christian. It has been fantastic opportunity for our pupils to develop their understanding of ours and their British values.
Hot spot winner looking delighted with his prize!! On time every day, well done. Thoroughly deserved!
This week we have been learning about journalism. We have been writing newspaper articles based on Jurgen Klopp, The X-Factor and the Volkswagen scandal. Please have a closer look at our working wall and see if you can spot some genius headlines.
Our class trip to Manchester Science Museum. Here the children explored the theory of evolution further through lots of interactive investigations and by enjoying a 4-D Dinosaur World cinematic experience!
Investigating the theory of evolution in Year 6
To improve their understanding of evolution the children created life size images of the different stages of the evolution of man. Each image has detailed annotations about each particular stage. We hope you like them!
Learning to use Ipads
What we will be learning to do this year