Year 6 have had a great start to the school year. They really enjoyed their Yoga sessions which gave them an opportunity to explore a range of stretches and balances. The children also practised some deep breathing exercises which might help at stressful times.
Year 6 have been studying ‘Light and Shadow’. They have been using the Ipads to capture photos of different aspects of light and shade around the school. They were able to take some clever photos which will be used in their work.
Year 6 – Crucial Crew
Year 6 visited Crucial Crew at The Space in Sprowston. This is an interactive safety initiative aimed at 10 – 11 year olds. It comprised of eight theatre-style sets that recreated situations of crime and danger. The idea is to raise awareness of what they can do to increase their own and others' safety.
In class we have discussed the visit and produced an information leaflet highlighting the myths and facts about drugs and alcohol.
Year 6 have been studying the journey of blood. We began by making blood smoothies to understand that it is made up of four different components. We also carried out two investigations with skittles and jelly worms so that we could understand how food particles and water are absorbed by the body. Our final investigation was to find our resting pulse and see how it was affected by exercise and then cooling down. We enjoyed supporting our buddies with this activity.
We have had a great start to this year and have done lots of interesting homework.
We have all been working hard in our reading comprehension lessons. We are practising our skills and using evidence from the text to support our answers.
In science, we had several challenges to complete. Can we light a bulb? Can we make it brighter? Can we have two bulbs and turn one bulb on and one bulb off? We had to make sure that all our connections were secure.
We have enjoyed creating our own Horrible Histories presentations about The Mayans. It has involved a lot of research and co-operative group work. We have also designed and made Mayan masks.