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Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Year 6

Science – The Theory of Evolution

This week, we looked at the theorists, scientists and philosophers that came before Darwin and Wallace.  We identified those who had theories about adaptive traits, inherited traits, adaptation and evolution and natural selection.

Year 6 Go to Westminster!

 

Last week, Year 6 were extremely lucky to get to visit London.  After an early start (6.00am), and a train ride down to London, we were able to visit Downing Street.  We got to take pictures right outside of the iconic door (and we even met Larry, the cat, who lives there).

The main part of our trip was a visit to Westminster Palace (Parliament).  Here we had a tour and took part in our own debate.  Miss Ingram thought we were really lucky to watch a real debate in The House of Lords.

Before heading home, we went on a river cruise down the Thames.  It was pretty cold but our tour guide taught us a lot about London and it was nice to see more of the city (including Tower Bridge).

After a quick trip to MacDonald’s, we headed on the tube back to King’s Cross Station and then home.  All of our teachers thought we were very well-behaved.  It was the best trip ever!

Homework Activities

 

Year 6:

 

This may seem a lot but it is a preparation for secondary school.

  • Weekly reading target (should be about 20 minutes at a time, minimum of 4 times a week)
  • Spellings for weekly test
  • Mental maths practice for weekly test (see Home School Record for how well s/he did)
  • Maths homework once a week
  • Additional maths/English tasks where necessary
  • Doodlemaths at least 3 times and at least 30 stars per week

Welcome to Year 6!

On this page, we will share some of the work we have been doing!

 

English

We are revising some of our basic skills in English.  We are doing this by learning about the Titanic.

The Titanic was a ship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. 

We pretended that we worked on the Titanic while it was being built in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  We wrote letters home to our ‘aunts’ to explain what life was like.

Here are some examples

Science

In science, we are learning to classify animals.  Recently we had to use the Linnaeus classifying system to work out the scientific names of some animals and living things.  Here we are using the internet to research.

ART

We have been studying the work of William Turner and how he uses light in his landscapes.  We spent some time using our school environment for inspiration for our own landscapes.  We have used pencil crayon and paint to experiment with light.  Here are our creations so far.

Music

Check out our ensemble of glockenspiels, recorders and singing work during music lessons.  Here we are preforming the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.

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