Category: Class 6

Year 6 build wind turbines

A fantastic Design and Technology Day full of designing, creating and evaluating our William Kamkwamba-inspired wind turbines. Children developed their wood-cutting skills, practised using a glue gun and revisited their electrical circuit learning before assembling their wind turbines.

Years 5 and 6 visit Magna

What a brilliant day Years 5 and 6 had yesterday exploring the different areas of Magna! The children explored electrical circuits in the workshop before visiting the Water, Air and Fire Pavilions.

Year 6 visit Houses of Parliament

Year 6 had a great day in visiting the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as taking part in a great educational workshop. We met with our local MP Lilian Greenwood,  who gave up a lot of her time to welcome and speak to us. The veeeery long coach trip was worth it!

Year 6 Residential

Class 6 have had the most fantastic time on residential this weekend at Kingswood. Huge thanks to the staff for giving their time to make this so successful and well done to the children for their impeccable behaviour and sense of adventure – we are very proud of you!

Year 6 Wider Opportunities – Outdoor learning

Class 6 had a great wider opportunities day of outdoor learning. We were den building, pond-dipping, strawberry-picking and even habitat hunting. There was some great teamwork on display as children worked together to problem solve and discover a variety of invertebrates!

Year 6 habitat hunting

Year 6 went habitat hunting and investigated our school grounds to discover the amazing array of life that thrives in the most unusual of places.

Year 6 Young Reader Programme

Year 6 loved their big book reveal as part of the Young Reader Programme at National Literacy Trust. For children to be able to individually choose their own books is just incredible and is enhancing our reading culture even more. The children are so grateful and happy.

Year 6 Book Tasting

Pupils sampled some juicy reads in short periods of time. They were introduced to different authors, genres and even recommended several titles to their peers. They spent a few minutes ‘tasting’ the front cover and blurb, reading the first few pages, and browsing each book for a first impression. All the children came away with a new wish list of titles!

Year 6 escape from Alcatraz

To help answer our focus question, ‘Did anyone escape from Alcatraz?’ Year 6 were challenged with designing, building and evaluating a fit for purpose raft to escape from Alcatraz. Prison wardens insisted on several specifications that the children had to try and incorporate into their designs. They also had to adhere to a strict budget of $100 to buy all their materials. Having discussed which materials to purchase from the shop, the children began to construct their designs. We then discovered which raft could withstand the weight of 1kg and could stay afloat during rough seas!

Thank you for bringing in all your recyclable materials.

Year 6 NSPCC Numbers Day – Multiple Heartbeats

Year 6 discovered how to find their pulse and the number of beats their heart makes per minute. They explored how this number changes following activity and had fun recording their results on multiple hearts.

Year 6 – World Hijab Day

Terrific discussion in Year 6 today surrounding the text ‘My Proudest Blue’. A few children also decided to wear their hijab today.

Year 6 learn Darwin’s theory of evolution

Year 6 have been busy learning about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and the finches of the Galapagos. Darwin spotted that different shaped beaks had evolved to help finches eat more of their favourite food in particular locations. We didn’t have finch beaks, but we did have forceps and pegs. Children had to test how effective each ‘beak substitute’ was at picking up a variety of food types from plant seeds to peppercorns. The pegs were particularly challenging, but we could see how having the right shaped beak could help a finch to survive!

Year 6 animation

Year 6 have planned their own stop frame animations in a storyboard to show how three prisoners managed to escape from Alcatraz prison in 1962. Some pupils crafted their own puppets along with props and sets. They also added sound, visual effects and explored green screen backgrounds too. We certainly have some animators in the making!

 

Year 6 grafitti!

Some of Year 6’s graffiti tags – aren’t they effective?!

Year 6 Project Hook Day

As part of Year 6’s hook days into their new project, they took inspiration from the anonymous artist, Banksy, to create their own stylised graffiti tags. They demonstrated skills in colour contrasting, repeated sketching and shadow outlining. They can’t wait to create more graffiti walls!

KS2 Achievement, Behaviour and Kindness winners

Congratulations to our KS2 achievement, behaviour and kindness winners of Autumn Term 2021 – your teachers shared all about your wonderful attitudes and achievements and you should be very proud of yourselves!

Year 6 Primary Parliament Day

For Primary Parliament day,  Year 6 focused on themes around the COP26 conference happening in Glasgow and how we, here in Nottingham, can contribute to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2028. A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham helped us to devise “green machines” of the future. We then presented our findings to other local schools and councillors.

Year 6 – Local History Walk

For Local History Week, Year 6 visited different types of housing. We examined which buildings could still be seen today from primary sources. Pupils were able capture the new alongside the old physical and environmental features. We took new photos to create a series of ‘now and then’ images. The children were so inquisitive and showed off some great enquiry skills!

Year 6 investigate industrialisation

Year 6 began local history week by investigating the impact of industrialisation on housing, both nationally and locally. Pupils discovered the industrialisation of Radford occurred after the Bobbin-net fever of the 1820s.  We examined why there was a need to build houses for the workers on a large scale.

Year 6 create WW11 food

Year 6 have explored what food people had access to during WW2 and their rationed allowance. We first compared recipes from WW2 to current day, so we could see how these have changed. We then discussed how the diet and physical health may have been different to today especially with people growing a lot of their own vegetables. We discovered what a healthy meal should look like to highlight our own diets and food consumption. We prepared our own vegetable turnover peeling, chopping, dicing and slicing our vegetables, before we boiled them and made our turnovers ready to put in the oven. Finally, we adapted the recipes by adding some mixed spices for more flavour.

Year 6 design WWII planes

Year 6 have been very busy designing and constructing WW2 planes. Pupils also worked together in a series of challenges to develop their communication skills.

Year 6’s allotment goodies!

Class 6 couldn’t wait to get back to it in the allotment. They enjoyed potting our strawberry runners, measuring themselves against the sunflowers 🌻 and picking our green beans. They are keeping an eye on the potatoes ready for our WW2 recipes.

Year 6 vs staff football match!

Oh my. Year 6 took on the staff in an exciting football match today and the staff took it veeeeery seriously, with a 0-3 result. Well done to all the players and supporters, especially the wonderful Year 6 team!

Year 6 superstars!

Year 6 children appeared on East Midlands Today to talk about their feelings about the recent racism towards our wonderful English football players.  They loved the opportunity to share their views

Year 6’s letters of support to England footballers

Dear Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka, please accept our letters of support. We have had some great discussions in school this week and wanted to tell you how we feel.  You are amazing role models for us.

Year 6 on their way to residential!

Year 6 children and staff are sooooooo excited to be off on residential this weekend!!

Year 6 Science Club

It was the turn of the year 6 pupils to get their hands dirty during Science Club.

We explored electricity, made some perfect Oobleck and looked at liquids with different densities.

Year 6 Protest March

Pupils made protest placards to urge people to stop the effects of climate change. They have been inspired by environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who has accused world leaders of not doing enough to prevent climate change.

Year 6 = Expression through art

Children expressed themselves through art, using natural and recyclable materials. 

They explored a wide range of materials and practiced a wealth of brain-boosting skills that will serve them in school and throughout life. 

 

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