Welcome to Kingfishers
For nothing will be impossible with God
Luke 1 v37
On behalf of the staff and children of Year Six, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to our class page.
The new academic year has started with a bang - so much learning, awe and wonder! Over the next term, we are sure to acquire lots of new knowledge, enjoyment and responsibilities which will help us to become independent and successful learners.
This section of our website will be used to provide a summary of Year Six's learning journey. It will also be used to share information and post regular updates.
Scroll down to view our adventures!
As always, the door to our classroom is always open…’alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!’
30th October - INSET Day
31st October - Year SixTrip
31st October - Parents' Consultations
2nd November - Parents' Consultations
3rd November - Fireworks Night @ St Mary's
14th November - Year Six Class Assembly
13th - 17th November - Anti Bullying Week
2nd December - Christmas Fair
13th December - Christmas Carol Service (2pm and 6pm)
2nd January - INSET DAY
Weekly Check List
Monday - PE - Dance - PE kit to be brought to school.
Wednesday - Homework due
Friday- PE - Football - PE kit to be brought to school.
With PE kits, please note the following changes to uniform requirements:
Our Learning Journey
This section of our class page will be used to provide you with an insight into our classroom and learning adventures.
Our Autumn Term Adventures
As part of our WW2 explorations, we attempted to apply our thoughts, feelings and reflections into some poetry, using an ABCB structure.
Trip to the M-Shed...
We had a brilliant day out in Bristol exploring the M-Shed and engaging with a range of sources from the past. It was great to apply our knowledge and use this to help us understand how Brtistol was impacted by the Blitz!
Baking using rations...
We love applying our learning in Year Six (oh, and being creative). Baking using rationing ingredients and thinking about certain weekly sacrifices – in order to save up enough rations – really captivated our minds and understanding. The final products were rather delicious too. Lots of the children wanted the recipe to take home!
Science - Is yeast a living thing?
In Science, we have been thinking about Living Things and their Habitats and in this particular lesson, we were understanding that microorganisms are also living things.
Did you know that microorganisms cannot be seen by the unseen eye but hundrends of them can fit on a fullstop? That is pretty small, right!
Together, we thought about whether microorganisms are good or bad and concluded that they often do lots of good. For example, help us to make bread.
To help us prove that yeast (a microorganism) is a living thing we completed a little experiment. But before we got started, we considered the seven life processes - thinking about what all livings things do. So, we added some yeast to a water bottle; added some warm water and a teaspoon of sugar. As the yeast began to consume the sugar, it gave off carbon dioxide this then inflated the balloon. A process known as respiration, proving that yeast really is living!
We were hooked - lots of year sixes didn't want to go to worship but instead watch the developments.
We have also thoroughly enjoyed representing our school at sporting events across Thornbury and South Gloucestershire.
All the children have shown great sportsmanship, friendship and skill - we are very proud of you all!
It has also been lovely to see Year Six putting their love of sport into action through participating in their sports leadership award!
Science - Classification...
We have been describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences. To help us do this we studied something more familiar, sweets. These helped us to observe simple similarities and differences and then pose questions which would support the process of classification. Once we were happy with our own keys, we set them to the test and allowed our peers to classifying using the set key we had developed. This then helped us create similar for living things.
DT - 'Make do and mend'...
In Design and Technology, we have been putting our sewing and textile skills to the test! Make Do and Mend was a pamphlet issued by the British Ministry of Information in the midst of WWII. It was intended to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing. So, you guessed it…Year Six were challenged with producing ‘smart’ yet ‘stylish’ waistcoats out of a selection of simple materials. Year Six certainly have an imagination – the final designs carrying both flare and character!
Operation Pied Piper...
In Discovery, we have been learning about World War Two and the impact it had upon individual lives, but lives of those in Bristol and Thornbury too. We thoroughly enjoyed our evacuation themed day where we experienced what it might have been like for an evacuee through role play, hot seating and exploring a range of sources. It was also really interesting to consider the census record from 1940s – so many evacuees were homed in Thornbury!
Our writing was put the test as we used our senses to develop a creative setting description during an air raid. We used a range of figurative devices to help try and enhance the scene. Our stimulus, The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes has really gripped our attention and creative flare!