Year 6 Blog

YEAR 6 BLOG 2019-20
Autumn Term 2019
Year 6 Coasts
 
At the end of September, Year 6 children went on a day out to Hunstanton to look at the cliffs and coastal features. It was a wet  and windy experience but we fully appreciated the delights of the coastal town and the ways in which the sea attacks the land. It was great to walk along the beach and see the erosion by the sea in action.
On our return we followed up our visit in several ways. One way was to use pastel to represent the sea. Year 6z used Henry Moore's Silver Sea picture as a starting point and, in particular , used the way he sets the horizon with a clear highlight in the distance. Here are some of our efforts.
Year 6 @Caythorpe update
 
(26/6/19) Day 3 of the trip has been our best yet! Lots of groups out kayaking on the lakes and orienteering around the grounds. So many children have challenged themselves and been proud of what they have accomplished. It has been a privilege to be away with such a fantastic group of young people. Roll on Thursday!
 

(25/6/19) Not even some rain showers can stop us today! Y6 have got stuck into archery, abseiling, aero-ball and Jacob’s ladder. Next stop the lake for raft building! Lots of fantastic teamwork and support for each other on show. Everyone is having a great time – a great start Team Caythorpe 2019. We’ll all sleep well tonight.

(24/6/19)
The Year 6 trip has arrived safely at Caythorpe and we are all excited for the activities to come! Just about to go on a site tour before tea. Looking forward to a great week of fun, adventure and teamwork.
 
 
 
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Summer Term 2019
Year 1 and 2 Sports Festival
 
On Monday June 17th Year One and Two took part in a sports event, organised and run by Year 6 Z children. The younger children played games that the year six children had prepared such as: Simple Sharks, Grandma's Footsteps, What's the time Mr. Wolf? and much more! Both years loved it so much that they wished that they could do it again!
Year 6 Picnic
At the end of this half term, our Year 6 children finished on a high with a well-deserved picnic. They chose their picnic groups and a special picnic theme and then prepared food and fancy dress. It was a beautiful sunny day and the nature garden was the perfect venue for a feast and a catch up with any wandering Avengers or cheerleaders or surfer dudes... 
Thank you to parents and carers for providing picnic fare and helping our young people prepare for a fun afternoon.
 The eyes have it!
Year 6 children have been looking at the work of Roy Lichtenstein as part of our focus on the 1960s. He used a technique to recreate the art in comic books and was part of the Pop Art Movement. The children had a go at drawing an eye in the style of Lichtenstein and used Ben Day spots to colour it.
Pancake Day 2019
 
We decided to do something a bit different and to cook pancakes on an open fire!
 
Spring Term 2019
 
Year 6 read with Foundation
January 2019
 
Year 6 has teamed up with Foundation to participate in inter-year reading. The pupils in year 6 have already shown lots of kindness and patience whilst reading to the youngest members of the school. They are demonstrating to the newest/youngest members of Ely St. John's what good role models look like - great effort year 6!  The photos below show some of the wonderful interactions that have been happening during these sessions. 
Science - looking at light
 
In science this term, we have been experimenting with light. We have found out that light travels in straight lines; how it can be reflected and refracted. The children investigated shadows and also used mirrors, lenses and prisms to change the direction of  beam of light. Here are some photos to show how we got on.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
January 2019
 
Year 6 pupils kick-started their Ancient Egyptian topic by going to explore the artifacts on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. The children were captivated as they listened and looked whilst the museum teacher discussed many of the pieces on display, as well as role-playing a mummification process! The day also consisted of visiting the museum's Education Studio whereby the children were able to create their own Ancient Egyptian-style art on papyrus.
The gallery below shows some of what the children got up to.
 
 
Autumn Term 2018
 
 
On the last day of term, children in Year 6 Z played chess and made sure everyone in the class new how to play. Competent players were coaches and helped everyone learn the rules. Everyone played with really positive attitudes and had a good time. Now we all know how to play!
Bake sale for Children In Need
16th November 2018
 
Congratulations to Vicky and Kaiya in Year 6 who raised £26.50 for Children In Need by baking and selling cakes and other goodies after school!
Autumn term poetry.
 
We studied the Kingfisher poem in the fantastic Lost Words poetry book and made our own poems about the gannet. We then published them so they dived into the ocean.
Language celebration!
25th September 2018
 
We are learning how to read and speak the French language in year 6. The children have already shown great enthusiasm and perseverance with learning new words and phrases. Très bien!
 
We have recently celebrated the other languages that many people in each class may have links to. Some children go home and speak a different language to English. Some children go on holiday and speak another language whilst they are they. Some children have family members who speak other languages. We celebrated and recognised the many different languages our pupils can speak and read, from everyone learning how to say a variety of common greetings to pupils bringing in items that they use to help them learn another language. A wonderful celebration of our diversity and talents!
School Council Elections
September 2018
 
This school year has started with a wonderful display of ambition shown by our new year 6 pupils who put themselves forward to be the School Council Representative for their class.
 
In each class we saw a fantastic variety of presentations on election day! The nominees put a great deal of effort into their posters/powerpoint presentations, which identified why they would do a super job at representing their peers. Each nominee spoke confidently about why they should be the person to take on the role. 
 
Well done to all of the children who put themselves forward - you would have all made brilliant representatives we are sure. Congratulations to the three children who have now been elected as the School Council Representative for their classes: Eloise, Gracie and Ruby.
Summer Term 2018
AUTUMN TERM 2017
Christmas science
 
We have been learning about electricity this half term, and Mrs Pitt gave us an electrifying Christmas challenge!
 
We had to use our expert electricity knowledge to design and make a Christmas decoration. Our decorations could be any design we wanted, but they had to have elements that lit up and at least one moving part. As an extra challenge we had to try and use a parallel circuit so that one part of the decoration could be switched on and work while the others were switched off.
 
We worked really hard on our decorations and the end results were fantastic! Have a look at some pictures of our decorations in the gallery below.
Year 6 @Caythorpe update  18.00   25/6/19

Not even some rain showers can stop us today! Y6 have got stuck into archery, abseiling, aero-ball and Jacob’s ladder. Next stop the lake for raft building! Lots of fantastic teamwork and support for each other on show. Everyone is having a great time – a great start Team Caythorpe 2019. We’ll all sleep well tonight.