Welcome to Kingfishers
For nothing will be impossible with God
Luke 1 v37
On behalf of the staff and children of Year Six, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our class page.
We are excited for our next term together and sharing some more of our exciting learning with you.
Check our page regularly for updates on our learning journey and upcoming events. As always, the door to our classroom is always open and you can contact me using the email below, 'alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!'
Year 6 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 25th April - First day of term
Monday 2nd May - Bank Holiday
Monday 9th May - SATs week (Papers Mon-Thur)
Friday 27th May - Last day of term
More dates will be added through the term
Weekly Check List
Monday - Mrs Lee teaching, PE
Tuesday – Mrs Lee teaching
Wednesday – Miss Morgan teaching, PE
Thursday – Miss Morgan teaching
Friday - Miss Morgan teaching am, Mr Houghton teaching pm to cover PPA time
On PE days, ensure that you come into school in your St Mary's PE kit.
You can check expectations on the document below.
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 Spring Term Adventures
Last week we created collages based on our topic of Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We thought about techniques such as ripping v cutting, layering, creating texture, selecting colour before we got started. We hope you like them!
Mapping the Nile
As part of our Discovery learning this term we have been looking at the journey of the Nile. We produced some impressive paintings to include the features of the river, and will be adding to our maps as we find out more.
Martial Arts Madness
Each class was lucky enough to have a fantastic martial arts workshop this term. Kingfishers loved practising their skills and doing some strength building exercises.
How does the Heart Function?
In Science, we are learning about the circulatory system so we dissected lambs hearts to see if we could identify the main parts.
Our Autumn Term Adventures
Evacuee Experience Day
As a part of our Ship, Shape and Bristol Fashion WWII topic, we had an evacuee day. We dressed as evacuees and thought about how it might have felt to be moved away from home. To help us, we used the experiences that we had read about in our class text: Letters from the lighthouse.
In our art discovery, we learned about the work of Henry Moore and practised a range of techniques to decide which of these we thought would help us recreate his work depicting scenes from WWII.
We have made some delicious carrot and sultana buns based on a rationing recipe. We had a great time building on our knowledge of rationed ingredients.
We had a brilliant time giving Tennis a try this week with some fabulous local coaches. We developed our forehands and backhands and lots of us are excited to give it another go in the future. Perhaps the next Andy Murray or Emma Raducanu is in our class!
We created some really beautiful blackout poetry in honour of Remembrance Day. We took some famous poems and chose words or phrases that we thought created a new powerful poem.
Diwali Dance Class
Year 6 had a fantastic dance workshop where we represented the Ramayana story. Here is our monkey god- Hanuman.
We also learned about how dance is an important part of celebration for many Hindus.
We had a fantastic handball coaching experience that combined skills from many sports we have played over the years. We are really looking forward to giving it another go later in the year.
As a part of our ‘Festive Friday’ we took part in an Advent event at the Church which was lead by Mrs Gillman and some church volunteers. It was lovely to learn more about this special time of year from our Church community.
Back at school, we made eco friendly Christmas decorations using natural materials from our forest area.
Discovery and English Learning
Since the start of the year, Year 6 have been learning lots about World War Two through our discover topic. This week, we took all of our knowledge and used it to answer our enquiry question, “How did WWII impact on our country and what is its legacy?” Here are the brilliant published non-chronological reports that the children have written. You can see they have taken a lot of pride in their work and produced some print-worthy pieces.
Year 6 have been sewing Christmas Decorations this week. As the environment is one of our curriculum drivers, children bought in old fabrics from home to turn into new and exciting decorations with a ‘make do and mend’ attitude.