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Year 6 Blog

Spring term 2: Survival continued (Alaska, surviving extreme conditions, evolution and adaptations)


Evolution. Mountbatten came to do a workshop with the Year 6s to show them all about the Theory of Evolution.

Periscopes! in science we have been learning about light and eventually created some periscopes with Mrs Drogan.

Stop Motion of Shackleton's Journey

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On World Book Week, we created stopmotion videos using lego or drawn pictures for a section of Shackleton's Journey.

Computing: in computing we have created front covers for our Lost stories that we wrote last half term.

Spring term 1: Survival (Alaska, surviving extreme conditions, evolution and adaptations)


PE: using apparatus to create routines in gymnastics

Art: experimenting with different art mediums (charcoal, sketching pencils, water colour pencils and paints) to create a Shackleton’s journey inspired seascape.

6B begun the art journey by using pencil to create an image of a ship focusing on the tones, shading and line work.

Art seascape final pieces: year 6 are very proud of their Shackleton inspired final pieces.

Autumn 2: a river’s tale


This term, Year 6 have been learning all about rivers from around the world: from the River Thames and Danube in Europe, to the River Yukon in Alaska and the River Amazon in South America. In English, we’ve written non-chronological reports about the River Amazon and even created our own imaginary river; created our own poems inspired by Alfred Lord Tennyson and used our imagination to create a narrative. In geography, we visited Selborne to study a river- we enjoyed pond dipping and conducting our field research! We also made our own river on the playground. In art, we have experimented with water colour and created our own seascapes through weaving. Our science topic this half term has been sound and in maths our main focus has been on fractions. 

DT: our project this term has been to learn about, design and build bridges.

Art: water colour painting and weaving

English: this half term, we have had lots of opportunities to develop our creative writing through poetry and river fiction. We also enjoyed writing non-chronological reports about rivers from around the world. Another important skill we have developed this term has been our editing and use of success criteria.

Christmas: a very festive afternoon at the Christmas shop, buying presents for family and friends.

Autumn term 1 in Year 6: Sixty Years of Change (Victorians)

Throughout this half term, we have been learning about the Victorians. Within our topic, we have enjoyed learning about inventions (which included designing our own), creating lino prints inspired by William Morris, taking part in a school day revolving around everything Victorian (drill, a Victorian classroom and a factory-style room), and debating about the railway that Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed and built. 


In addition to this, we have had some other exciting opportunities: restart a heart day; gym festival and sporting events at Mountbatten, like tag rugby and multi-sports. 



Gym festival: after a half term of creating our own routines, we performed them in our gymastic festival.

Restart a heart opportunity: we learnt about CPR and how to respond in an emergency.

History... Victorian Day: today we have had a great day experiencing life as a Victorian child and taking part in a live railway debate. We participated in a Victorian classroom, drills, a factory and a traditional play time.

Computing: in computing, we created Victorian wanted posters.

Inventions: in history and English we have been learning about inventions. We designed our own inventions, inspired by Dragon's Den. Here are some of our ideas.

Art this half term: we have created real life sketches of natural objects, William Morris inspired prints and water colour paintings of Lydford Gorge from our residential.

Tea and cake with the mayor: as a result of Pippa winning the Queen's Jubilee competition with her beautiful piece of art work, she and two friends were invited to have tea and cake with the mayor. A lovely afternoon full of history, facts and tasty cake.