PDL - Plastic
We have immersed ourselves into researching how plastic impacts on our environment. Year 6 were shocked at how much it can affect our marine life and were passionate to reduce their own plastic consumption. They created leaflets advising people on the dangers and how to reduce plastic pollution, this was all inspired by the book 'A Planet Full of Plastic' - Neal Layton.
Maths - Multiplying and dividing
In Maths we have been exploring and becoming really confident with our multiplying and dividing skills. We have not only applied this to solving number sentences but also unpicking word problems - even some that Mrs Clarke thought would be unsolvable for year 6!
Guided Reading: Eye of the storm
During guided reading this half term, we have been reading all about storms and how Warren Faidley (photographer) captures tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning. Wow! They have used the book to unpick new vocabulary, make inferences about how he feels whilst chasing these dangerous storms and they finally created an exciting fact file displaying all of the new things they have learnt over this topic.
Year 6 have produced some amazing extended pieces of writing across English this half term. They have created an exciting instructional text on exactly how to survive in the jungle. They all came up with some really interesting advice!
After this, they researched all about sandstorms and created an amazing, informative text displaying how they occur. If they hadn't been busy enough, year 6 got stuck into making a balanced argument all about whether tourism is good for the Grand Canyon. Take a look at some of their superb final pieces below!
This week year 6 represented Bidbury at Fort Purbrook, taking part in activities all about being a great junior citizen. They took part in workshops around animal welfare, the police service, the fire service and many more. They all participated amazingly and made Bidbury proud!
Year 6 have come back after half term refreshed and full of energy. They have put all put effort into setting themselves new targets for this half term and taken part in assessment week to see how far they have come already.
In PDL year 6 have been thinking about our school expectations and what their ideal school would be like. Everyone put so much effort into their writing. Take a look at some of the amazing outcomes!
The last couple of weeks we have really got to grips with place value in maths and have now even started exploring negative numbers. In our classes we have been using the game 'Tug of War' to figure out how to cross the zero boundary and then we have applied this to help us solve a number of different problems.
Year 6 have produced some brilliant pieces of work in English, where they were able to showcase everything they have learnt so far. Amazing work year 6!
On Wednesday 25th September, we were lucky enough to have visitors in for a careers fair. All our students took part in finding out all about different types of careers and what skills were needed for each job. The kids thoroughly enjoyed this experience and some have new ideas on what they would like to be when they are older!
This week year 6 have been in full swing getting involved in their survivors topic. During English they delved into the story of Craig Hosking and his crew who flew into a volcano. Their task was to create a news report all about their survival story. Everyone performed their role play and showed amazing resilience and respect throughout. Take a look at some below!
Kyi's re-creation of the Mona Lisa - Well done!
Welcome back year 6!
All of us in the year 6 team have been so proud of how well everyone has returned to school, eager and with smiles on their faces!
In year 6 we have been busy already having visited Queen Elizabeth Country Park to launch our new 'Survivors' topic. The children got stuck in den building, making sure that their shelters were secure and waterproof! Have a look below to see how well they did.