YEAR 6 - Sherman and Chopin
Year 6 have had a fantastic start to their final year in Fair Furlong! Our topic has been rainforests and the children had a great day at The Wild Place Project where they focused on conservation in Madagascar.
This term, Year 6’s topic has been Electricity. Our key question was, ‘How is our life powered?’ As part of our writing unit the children used the story of Frankenstein’s Monster to produce a series of diary entries leading up to the grim creation. We have been focusing on our ability to influence the reader and the children have shown a flair for horror writing.
In maths, we have covered converting and comparing fractions, decimals and percentage. The children used their prior knowledge and impressed all of the year 6 adults!
In our foundation subjects, the children studied the components of electrical circuits and even made their own torches.
On top of this, the children have completed mock SAT’s tests and showed great resilience.
Science workshop – This term we held a workshop for the children in which the discovered the hair raising world of static electricity. The children also experimented by creating circuits using food products!
Internet Safety – On Safer Internet Day, the children did some research on how children can keep safe on social media and gaming platforms. They then discussed how we evaluate risk in order to become safer online.
This term, Year 6’s topic has been Polar Exploration. As part of our writing unit, the children re-created the story of Ice Trap using some great descriptive language to re tell the story of Shackleton and his mission to save his stranded crew. They also prepared non-chronological reports about the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, in which Scoot and Amunsden raced to the South Pole.
In maths, we have covered ratio, angles and converting measure. The children have been working extremely hard in order to
In our foundation subjects, the children studied the Polar Regions and learnt the similarities and differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic, as well as amassing a huge amount of knowledge about the Antarctic regions.
What have we been learning?
This term, Year 6 have been learning all about evolution and how the Earth has evolved over time.
We have written adventure stories based on our text for the term, Darwin’s dragons. The children immersed themselves in the story and innovated it to write their own version, based in a different setting and with a different dangerous species.
In science, we explored evolution and inheritance and took a closer look at DNA. We enjoyed extracting DNA from a banana by creating a DNA extraction buffer!
After much hard work, we have finally completed SAT’s testing. The children worked incredibly hard and handled the pressure admirably. It was a difficult, but rewarding week and we hope the children have done well- regardless of results, they should all be very proud of themselves.
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