Elm C of E Primary School

Elm C of E Primary School

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Year 6 Blog

2.11.18 We are so proud of all the hard work Y6 have been doing this term. What a fantastic Curriculum Celebration of your Islands Topic . Well done! 
W/B 29/10/18
This week Year 6 have discovered a fossil on their island of an animal which once roamed the Earth. We have been finding out facts about these astounding creatures, using our text - Animasaurus. 
We have become paleantologists and used our skills to determine what an animal may have looked like, what its habitat might have been and what its diet may have been, just like Mary Anning.
In addition, we have looked at how fossils exist and what they can tell us about the past.
W/B 5/11/18
Our writing about our fossil finds were excellent! Well-done Year 6!
Our islands 'served up' yet another surprise when a new species was discovered on the island, which had adapted to survive.
The creatures were weird and wonderful - yet had special and amazing features to enable them to survive in their habitats.
These creatures ' came to life' today (Friday 9th November) in the form of clay sculptures.
This week we have completed our clay sculptures with colour and texture. We have written fact-files to accompany our creatures, which are full of spectacular information about these newly discovered animals. We have polished-up our grammar skills and completed our Multiplication unit in Maths. 
This week we have been looking at why the Vikings were successful invaders. We have been examining explanation texts and sharpening up our division skills.
On Monday 3rd December we visited the Natural History Museum. We had a 'whale' of a time discovering amazing facts and looking at artefacts. To remind us of our amazing visit, we have written about our first-hand experiences at the museum.
In year 6, we have started our topic by looking at the continent of South America. We have discovered a wealth of information about this extraordinary continent and the varied geographical features it has. We have started to produce travel guides about places and countries in South America - we chose our own! Independently, we have completed research and drafted our writing in order to produce a spectacular travel guide for the discerning traveller.
This week we have been putting our acting skills to the text as we have pretended to be the intrepid explorer - Indiana Jones. We have been thinking about how we might react and feel if we were 'in danger' as we are going to write our own quest narratives. In Science, we have been astounded by the multitude of organisms that live in the Amazon rainforest and have started to think about how and why organisms are classified. We created our own classification keys to identify some of the rainforest creatures. 
This week, we have continued to think about the diversity of organisms and have classified new species of animals. We have started our art focus by examining the art work of Rousseau and Vargas and how they depicted the rainforest as well as making close observational sketches of rainforest plants to use in our rainforest collages. 
This week we have been focusing on creating music inspired by 'The Rainforest'. We have used 'Garage Band', our voices and instruments to compose a piece of music in groups. 
Friday 8th February - Year 6 Class Assembly.
Year 6 were excellent in their assembly this morning! 
.....and we held our Open day for parents. Many thanks for those parents and carers who were able to make it - I hope you enjoyed supporting your children to create their 'Rainforest collages'. They produced some amazing results! 
This week in year 6, we have been researching and finding out about the problem of rainforest deforestation. We have produced posters to highlight the issue to other people. We have completed our collages. 
This week, Year 6 have started to think about their DT project - their moving toy. So far, we have investigated the cam mechanism and how it makes a toy move. We have produced a design for our moving toys and recorded how we will make the frame. 
On Friday 15th March, Year 6 enjoyed an action-packed trip to Cadburys World.
We had great fun devising experiments and researching about 'Journeys on Earth' for British Science Week. We created a class poster to show everything we had learned.
This week we have been finding out about the 1940s. We all chose an area that interested us from World War Two planes to fashion to inventions. In addition, we have started the making phase of our DT project.