Year 6 Information and galleries 2023-24

Year 6 Picnic
On Friday June 14th,  we had our annual Year 6 picnic. The weather was dry for about half an hour and then the rain poured and we had to retire inside to dry out! Everyone was good humoured and enjoyed an inside picnic with friends instead.
Thank you children for being ready to change plan at a moment's notice and for being good sports.
Please see below for a few photos.
Help Me Gromit!
Year 6 children have really enjoyed watching Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers. We have used the film to inspire a few pieces of writing including a front page for a newspaper. Here are a few examples of work so far - 
Year 6 2024
Our Year 6 team is :
Mr Preston and Miss Goodman 6X
Ms Fellows and Mrs Sutcliffe ppa Wednesday morning 6Y
Our teaching assistant team:  Mrs Symonds, Mr Mackender, Mrs Appleby and Mrs Shooter.
Here are a few reminders:
PE days
Outside games : Friday 6X and 6Y Cricket Spring half term 2
Inside PE: 6X Tuesday 6Y Thursday Athletics Spring half term 2.
Please come to school, on these days, wearing your PE kit.
Please wear the school uniform PE kit. In winter, when the weather is cold, please wear leggings or joggers and a fleece/sweat shirt in plain dark colours. Please remember a water bottle and please tie back long hair.
Please do not wear jewellery in year 6.
Children can bring fruit snack to school. This will be eaten mid-morning, after playtime.
Please see our homework pages for details of maths, reading and spelling homework.
We have examples of children's work below. Please look out for new additions as we add things regularly as we go along.
Year 6 SATS 2024
We are really proud of all our children after last week's  SATS for Year 6. Everyone worked really hard and supported each other.  We would like to extend a big thank you to all our colleagues for all the help received from the rest of the school to enable the week to run smoothly and  to all the parents for all your support.
With best wishes from
The Year 6 Team
Summer 2024
Ely Cathedral
We have used pastel and paint to make a picture of Ely Cathedral. We looked really carefully t the West end view of the building and drew it in pen with lots of attention to detail. We then watched an Australian Artist called Ken Done make a quick drawing of The Tower Bridge in London and he showed that you could look at the shapes and the colours and make a painting in the colours that you choose. He often includes The Sydney Opera House and The bridge in Sidney Harbour in his paintings as they are local to his home. We thought we would try a  similar approach to the striking building that is close to our homes.
Spring 2024
We read The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell and used the characters of the wolves Black, Grey, White and Tenderfoot to inspire our paintings. We have been working on creating different shades using black white and grey in our drawing and our wolf pictures show that we are getting better at the technique of working out from a starting point and recording the shades as we go.
Here are some pictures from 6Y.
We have been working on our pencil crayon colouring skills. We used a tutorial for Derwent crayons which showed us how to layer the colours and create textures. Here are the results:
We explored human features in Geography by making these maps in groups. 
Geography - The UK
Want a lovely day out? Don't want to travel too far? Why not visit one of East Anglia's wonderful attractions.
We made beetles in DT using felt and stitching techniques. 
Beetle Art
We  used pen to draw a Stag beetle. It is difficult to create shape when you cannot shade light and dark so we needed to use the pen in a different way to the way you would shade with pencil. Here are some of our first attempts. Pretty good, I am sure you will agree!
Our EJ Way
In Year 6, we have been thinking about the EJ Way and how it is such an important part of our life in school. At the start of the year, it is like meeting an old friend so we decided to give everyone a high five and welcome everyone back with Our EJ Way.
Have you ever tried to draw without doing the outline first? Our Year 6s gave it a go. We challenged our Year 6 pupils to create an image with depth and form by using shading and close observation skills only.
RE : Harvest
The children looked at photographs by Veronica of the Fens (Ms Blakeman asked for her permission and she very kindly agreed) and also a poem by Ted Hughes to help them to think about Harvest and the harvest moon. Here are some of the poems and pastel pictures which were collected and displayed as they were finished.
Sea Otters
In The Wild Robot story, the sea otters play a big part in the story as they are the animals who first discover and activate Roz the robot.
We looked  at a pencil drawing of a sea otter and used a shading technique to try to capture the details of the otter's face and wet fur. We used an HB pencil. 
Here are some of our first attempts. we were pretty pleased with our first try at using this particular technique.
We then went on to try an ink pen: you cannot shade -  you have to make marks and create light and dark areas in a different way.