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Year 6

Prepared for emergency

As we have been learning about the heart and the human circulatory system, we were delighted to welcome Clare and Rhian, of the British Red Cross, who taught us about first aid. We learned what to do in a medical emergency and how to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation.

 
 

Designers in the making!

Giving full expression to our creativity, we have had our hands full completing two design and technology projects. While some of us developed our engineering skills by researching, planning and making bird-boxes, other children were busy in the kitchen following instructions, measuring ingredients and finally baking their delicious potato cakes!

 
 

My Oh Mayans!

Looking back to the Mayan Civilisation, we embarked on our expedition by making our own Mayan-inspired artwork. We created masks by shaping clay, made stepped-pyramid collages with oil pastels and produced pencil sketches related to the Mayan times. What talented people they were!

 
 

Life – but on a very small scale!

We have been carrying out a fair-test investigation to observe how quickly bacteria grows on a variety of breads. Different groups changed different variables, such as the light, temperature or the additives added. It was fascinating to see the spread of the micro-organisms over a number of weeks.

 
 

Shady scenes – shady characters

Taking inspiration from the books we have been reading, our artwork has focused on the sinister themes of leaf-less trees and monsters. We have been honing our ability to produce interesting shading effects by mixing paints and sketching in fine detail to create some monstrous portraits.

 
 

We’ve got real backbone!

We’ve been learning all about how and why scientists put living things into groups. Researching animals, plants and micro-organisms along the way, we even carried out an experiment to grow bacteria on bread. It was fascinating to observe the mould multiplying from week to week.

 
 

Everybody's Reading 3rd October

Words, words,words!
In class, we have been working hard to develop our vocabulary to improve our spoken and written literacy. As we had been writing traditional stories, we decided to perform Roald Dahl’s version of Little Red Riding Hood for our Everybody’s Reading Evening. In our retelling, the Wolf certainly got the shock of his life