Welcome to Year 6
After so many weeks of remote learning, we are super happy to be back in school with all of our friends and teachers. It was a new experience using Teams to support our learning at home but nothing beats being in the classroom. We have certainly been making up for lost times and have fit so much in during the four weeks we have been back. Have a look and a read below to see what we have been up to.
In English, we continued to use the famous fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel to inspire our writing. Thinking about the poor witch and her failed attempt in the story, we produced some instruction texts advising all of our struggling sisters out there on how to capture (and eat) children. Have a read of Vadi’s brilliant effort below.
In our maths lessons, we have covered a range of topics including: calculating the perimeter, area and volume of different shapes; learning how to work out percentages of numbers and quantities, then applying that knowledge to different problems; and interpreting data to find the mean average. In one lesson, we worked in teams to construct a metre cube so that we could try to accurately measure the volume of our classroom.
We have continued our Evolution and Inheritance science topic, which we started remotely during lockdown. In one lesson, we learnt about adaptation using Charles Darwin’s finches from the Galapagos Islands and experimented with different ‘beaks’ to decide which would be suited best to the seed sizes of certain islands.
We used the Oak National Academy when learning remotely to learn a great deal about the Ancient Greeks and have continued that topic back in school. We performed different myths for each other to learn about some famous stories and characters and even held our own javelin competition when comparing the ancient and modern Olympics.
Our art lessons have been linked to our history topic - we created some amazing Greek vases using a scratch art technique and studied their architecture to help us build some Doric and Ionic columns out of clay.
You may have seen on the school Facebook page, but some of our class have impressed staff so much with their efforts and application on Reading Plus that they each got to choose a book for themselves. Another big well done to you all!
To end an action-packed return to school, we have completed our Bike Ability training this week and now know how to cycle safely on the streets of New Wortley. Next stop, the Tour De Yorkshire.
Well, that’s it – for now. Have an 'eggsellent' Easter and we’ll be back after the holidays for our final term at Castleton!
Year Six Team