Year 6

08 Nov

Swimming – Backstroke

Our freestyle unit has come to an end in Key Stage 2. Swimmers now understand how a good freestyle stroke looks like and have been working on every detail of their stroke technique. We have  started our backstroke unit where children are developing the correct backstroke kick, arm movement, catch, head position and body roll. ...

06 Nov

Games Unit – Football

In Key stage 2, we have begun our football unit which started with knowledge harvest by the children. It was remarkable to hear and learn what the children already know about football, what skills they would like to learn and what they would do to develop and better their skills. Currently we are working on developing our footwork with different skills in dribbling passing and shooting skill. The next 6 week are going to be pretty fun where we are going...

01 Nov

In year 6 we acted some French plays every Wednesday those past 4 weeks! Yesterday we shared our work with our classes. This helped us to speak aloud and confidently, use a correct intonation to make ourselves understood, gain new vocabulary and be more confident when taking part in a conversation. We had to cooperate with each other and sometimes be resilient! We also got some tips we can use for our production: speak loud and clear, look at the audience,...

31 Oct

Out of Africa Exit Point

For the exit point to our Out of Africa unit we held an early Homo Sapiens Feast. Having researched at school what early man might have eaten and how this differs from our diet today. Students were asked to bring in a dish of food that they thought that might have been eaten at that time. The only stipulation being it had to be finger food as early man did not have knives and forks and meat had to be...

31 Oct

Entry point to Growing Up

For the entry point to our unit on Growing Up we told the children that they are going to enter the Ambrosoli Medical Centre Student Doctor Training Programme and in order to successfully enter the programme children would have to take an entry test to discover more about their co-operation, communication and adaptability. We would then be able to see if they could enter onto the course. The whole idea behind this was to put the children into the role...

30 Oct

Science Fiction Story Writing in 6 Murchison

Recently in 6 Murchison we have been writing science fiction stories as part of our fiction unit on story writing. After finding the common features of science fiction stories we closely analysed a short science fiction story looking at the language used and wrote our own closely aligned version of this story. We then looked in detail at the story Examination Day by Henry Slesar looking at how he created atmosphere, character, setting and led to the reader to believe...

28 Sep

Explanation Text about Child Labour

Recently in Year 6  Murchison, we have written explanation texts about child labour. Having studied some of the language items used in explanation texts we then planned and wrote our own examples. The class decided to write about child labour having studied this issue as part of our Jigsaw PSHE unit. We firstly carried out research using the internet, written texts and videos. After this we planned our text. The introduction pulled the reader into the topic using emotive language...

25 Sep

Swimming – Freestyle

The children in Year 6 have been focusing on improving their Freestyle technique these past few weeks. They understand that swimming is about the details, and how all the small details come together to make a good stroke. Some of the details they have been working on have been; making sure their toes are pointed, elbows pointing to the sky and breathing on the side. ...