We commemorated Yom Hashoah with our Yellow Candle ceremony where we lit Yahrzeit candles for children who lost their lives in the Shoah.
To celebrate Maths in Art Day Year 6 looked at Fibonacci.
Year 6 had our very cold but really enjoyable trip to the City of London. We sat on the steps of St Pauls where the bird lady in Mary Poppins sat to feed the birds. The children went in the glass elevator to the roof of the New Change building to look at the rooftops, comparing the old with the new buildings. After a really interesting walk we visited the Bank of England museum where the children learnt all about the history of the bank and how money is made.
In the second half of the Autumn term, the children participated in a Bikeability course which gave them skills to navigate a course with control and some were able to ride on the roads as they learnt about rules of the road for the cyclist.
During Road Safety Week, the children considered crossing different types of roads in various road conditions. They discussed pedestrians from the view of the driver and practised crossing roads independently.
This term Year 6 has been working hard on the topic of 'Being Human'. The children have been learning about the circulatory system, the functions of the heart and comparing their pulse rates before and after exercise.
The class conducted a science investigation to see how far their paper rockets would travel.
The teachers read some poetry and the ceremony concluded with our rendition of Stephen Melzack’s song “Never Again”.
Year 6 had a lovely time in the park celebrating the end of the SATs tests. They enjoyed some team games organised by our Shin shin Tal and got to relax and reminisce about visits to the park when they were in Key Stage 1.
During our Changing States topic, the children looked at the properties of yeast and how it becomes active in certain conditions. They then showed how it gives off carbon dioxide, enough to blow up a balloon.
For Tu Bishvat, the children spent time discussing and learning abut different fruits, before peeling, chopping and cutting to make a huge fruit salad to enjoy.
They enjoyed studying the Fibonacci Sequence and tried to draw their own spirals.
The children enjoyed their snow challenge!
In the style of the artist, Lucien Rudaux, the children designed nebulae on tiles. They used these to make their Chanukiot.
Having worked on the instructions to code a Scratch project on the topic of Space, the children then programmed their own code of instructions to create a project on Chanukah.
In PE the children combined balance with matching and mirroring and the children have made observational drawings of a mannequin.
A particular highlight this term was visiting the Shul succah to eat pizza!
Year 6 started the term with a fabulous residential at Kingswood. The children amazed themselves climbing, leaping, balancing and hanging during the amazing outdoor activities. They had a go at fencing too. En Garde!