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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

 

Welcome to the Year 6 page. Our class teachers are Mrs Kirk (6K) and Miss Deakins/Mrs Iveson (6DI). Mrs Parrinder, Mrs White, Mrs Bourne and Mrs Ireland are our teaching assistants. We are all very excited for this year and will be sharing our learning and key information about the Year group on this page.  

 

 

Key Information for this Year:

  • P.E: Our PE sessions are on Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). On these days, children need to come to school in full PE kits for the whole day and will not be getting changed.
  • Reading: this is at the heart of all of the learning in our classes.  It would be beneficial for the children to read daily to strengthen their vocabulary as well as their understanding about different texts.
  • Times Tables: Children need to know up to 12 x 12 in Year 6 and will be given personalised times tables to practise weekly.
  • Spellings: These will be sent home weekly. These should be practiced 3 times a week, following the look, cover, write, check format. Learning the word class and definition of each word also adds to our widening vocabulary. Spelling sheets, will be sent home weekly for this practise to take place.
  • Spellings and times tables will be tested on Wednesdays.
  • Arithmetic and Project: As the year progresses, the children may also have a short arithmetic activity to do, along with homework based around other subjects.

 

If you have any queries, then please email us at:

 

kirk@kidgateprimary.co.uk

deakinsiveson@kidgateprimary.co.uk

Year 6 enjoyed a WW2 Workshop today, where they had the opportunity to look at artefacts, use a stirrup pump and practise their first aid.

As part of British Science Week , Year 6 learned about antibodies and viruses and created origami structures to represent these. The finished product required a lot of concentration!

Internet Safety Day: the children in Year 6 have been learning about how to stay safe when online gaming, including what to do when they feel under pressure and how to keep their personal details secure.

Year 6 have been doing World War II portraits and transformed themselves into soldiers. We used different grades of pencils to achieve light and dark and then created cardboard sculptures.

Year 6 have been using their watercolour skills in various ways this term. The children have painted flowers inspired by Margaret Mee, robins based on their Charles Darwin sketches and finally different winter-themed designs for their mod-roc lanterns. Year 6 have really excelled to create some magnificent artwork.

Charles Darwin Art

 

This week, Year 6 have been studying the art work of Charles Darwin. Firstly, the children created an artist page. After this, we studied different birds and concentrated on their proportions. We then created our very own 'bird' drawings and used pencils, pens and charcoal to add depth.

Remembrance Day artwork.

Year 6 learnt about the importance of Remembrance and learned about how it began. The children reflected on how the events of the past impact on their lives today. They also considered the sacrifices made by animals during the war.

Inheritance and genetics

Year 6 discovered how offspring inherit characteristics and traits from their parents. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own alien families.

PGL Adventures

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day, the children in Year 6 researched different aspects of what makes Lincolnshire special. This included discovering information about: Tattershall castle, RAF Scampton, Cleethorpes, Sibsey Mill and farming. Afterwards, Year 6 created different artwork to represent their findings.

Evolution: who decides?

Our Project for the Autumn term is all about the Earth and its evolution. Not only will we be discovering why Darwin's voyage to the Galapagos Islands was of vital importance, but we will also explore why animals have adapted to survive in their habitats over time.  

Year 6 Project Launch: Year 6 investigated how different birds' beaks have adapted to their food sources. What an exciting afternoon!

Strategy Station!

Here are some of the strategies that we will be using in our maths lessons as the year progresses.

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