Welcome to Class 6

Class Teachers:

St. Raphael
Mrs Richards and Mrs Miller

Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Green
Mrs Hawthorne

St. Anthony
Miss Leah Appleyard

Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Monahan


The latest news from St. Raphael & St. Anthony

Bug Art

Year 6 followed the work of Natalie McIntyre and enjoyed studying her amazing, meticulous pencil drawings of bugs. they had a try themselves later in the day, testing their observational and pencil skills.

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Looking for Angles

This morning, Year 6 went on an angle hunt - classifying and finding acute, right, obtuse, straight and reflex angles. Using protractors back in class, we began to measure different angles.

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Detective Day

Today, Year 6 were making quadrilaterals and recognising their properties using the geoboards and elastic bands. In the afternoon, the class became crime detectives. Taking fingerprints, comparing handwriting and identifying shoe sizes, makes and brands were all worked upon with varying success. The children all enjoyed being detectives for the day- a future job for some perhaps!

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Outdoor learning

Today, Year 6 went into the nature area. they investigated bug life, discussed habitats and made some food for herbivores. They found some interesting ways of experimenting and displaying the food to make it as tasty as possible for a bug!! We all enjoyed being outside and working together!

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Sorting Shapes

Today year 6 enjoyed sorting shapes practically. They sorted them in all different ways - colour, size, number of sides, quadrilaterals, polygons, regular and irregular. It was a good start to our shape work.

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2020 - 2021

Our leavers loving life

Such a wonderful class, we will miss you very much but know you will always be brilliant.

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Adventure Day

On Friday 9 July, Year 6 enjoyed all the activities for Adventure Day. They started with a few problem solving challenges which did make them all think! Moving onto bouncy castles, obstacle races and penalty shoot outs after lunch. they also enjoyed fish and chips, followed by ice- cream.

Thank you to the PTA and school for providing the food and activities for the day. A fabulous day was had by all!!

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Having a wonderful time together

Year 6 enjoyed their visit to the beach today. They played cut the rope, fish, otter and eagle followed by jumping crabs! The children became competitive. After this, they played in and out of the water and skimmed stones with some success. Lunchtime couldn't come quickly enough! In the afternoon, we held the best, brightest, colourful, patterned stone competition. Have a look for the winner! It was a slow walk back to school up all the steps by the Cliffs Pavilion. We think Year 6 will sleep well tonight!

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Year 6 visited the Nature Area today and created their own fun and games!!

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Year 6 found out about refraction - the bending of light. They investigated what happens when light passes through various liquids including water and oil.

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Year 6 took part in a Science morning provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry and FitzWimarc School. We performed a chromatography experiment and tested for acids and alkalines in a variety of liquids/solids using red cabbage as an indicator. Our results are shown but we all decided our morning was 10 out of 10.

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Measurement and Scale

Wednesday saw Year 6 visit the nature area. As always, they undertook some jobs and play! They also measured various areas within the nature area to use the information to make scale drawings back in class.

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Year 6 Retreat Day

On Tuesday 4 May, Year 6 were visited by the Walsingham House team. The theme of the day was 'You are God's work of Art'. Year 6 completed a journal and shared memories of their time here at school. They discussed their differing personalities, hopes for the future and favourite interests. We discussed what makes us unique.

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This afternoon, Year 6 investigated how light travels. They found out it is very speedy and always travels in straight lines.

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Smarties Experiment

Year 6 enjoyed their ratio experiments today with a packet of Smarties. We discussed the ratios of fat/protein/sugar in each pack, serving and 100g. Interesting results were found, which led to discussions regarding healthy eating! After we moved onto comparing colours and amounts of sweets in each packet with an understanding that every pack is different!

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Class 6 using the nature area to explore their understanding of characterisation from their class reader.

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Problem Solving

This week, Year 6, took part in some difficult problem solving activities. Rearranging themselves on a bench without falling off, changing places in a hoop and moving the hoop round the circle.

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For Science, our new topic is Light. We looked at different materials sorting them in as many different ways as possible.

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Cooking traditional cake from Vanuatu

Year 6 enjoyed today using their measuring and cooking skills to make a traditional banana and coconut cake from Vanuatu. Each cake turned out very differently but they all tasted just as good! Most children loved trying the new recipe and all enjoyed cooking! We were even able to have a discussion on irreversible and reversible changes, using natural resources and following traditions passed down from generation to generation

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Making Useful Models

Year 6 enjoyed designing and making their models to help the people of Vanuatu. They ranged from wind turbines to teaching robots.

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Year 6 enjoying the Gymnastic apparatus, they devised some very detailed sequences.

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Fossil Hunters

Today, Year 6 have been fossil hunters, extracting the chocolate chips from the cookie with different degrees of success! I think they have all decided on new jobs now!

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Investigating bird beaks

This afternoon, Year 6 experimented with different utensils imitating birds beaks to collect their food. The results were surprising. Year 6 found the spoon was the most versatile, picking up each kind of food quickly. We compared this to the beak of a pelican.

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Area and perimeter

Yr6 have been investigating the relationship between the area and perimeter of rectangles.

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Getting stuck in!

Year 6 were once again very busy in the nature area today. Using sand donated by Wickes and the tyres, they built stepping stones and two tyre tunnels. The tyre tunnels were not dry enough for us to try out just yet! But I can envisage a few Year 6s wanting to crawl through!

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Mastering Measurement

Year 6 enjoyed practical measuring today. They used a variety of equipment to measure accurately, having to read and analyse scales carefully. The use of trundle wheels caused the greatest excitement!

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Take a look around our Museums

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Beetle Museums

Today was the day that Year 6 had been waiting for - the day of making their Beetle Museum in a shoebox! They used many resources and creativity was at the forefront. There were some very interesting designs.

The tidying up at the end of the day was an experience!

Look out for the finished versions later.

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Beautiful Butterflies

As part of our recovery curriculum, the whole school have been making butterflies to display around the corridors and rooms. Year 6 enjoyed making theirs today and their artistic flair flourished.

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Exercise Experiment 20.11.20

Today, Year 6 designed their own experiments to test whether exercise affects their pulse rate. Their conclusions were a resounding yes. The heart pumps more oxygen around the body through the arteries as your muscles need oxygen to work harder.

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Smores and Tyres!

After all their hard work this morning, Year 6 definitely had earnt their smores this afternoon. We were enjoying playing in the nature area when a delivery of tyres for us to use and play with arrived. Forming a chain, the tyres didn't take too long to unload! Thank you to Uncle Tom's, Purdeys Way for their generous donation of tyres for us to use.

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Dexterous Digging

Year 6 had a very busy day in the nature area. They dug and dug and dug! The dinner ladies found them very quiet at lunchtime as they all recovered!

Well done Year 6 and thank you for making the nature area tidy and so much fun for others to play in!

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PE Challenge

As part of Children in Need, Year 6 took part in the Joe Wick's PE challenge. Schools across the country joined him for the last 20 minutes of his 24 hour challenge!

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Beetle Boy

Year 6 have enjoyed writing stories based around our book, Beetle Boy. They have typed out their favourite parts of their story. We all hope you enjoy reading them!

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Wonderful Webs

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Spiders Webs

As part of Outdoor learning day, Year 6 started to make Spiders webs. They learnt how to frap and wrap a picture frame and tied knots in different designs to make their spider's web. We will show you our finished versions when ready but in the meantime enjoy these making photos.

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Makings nets of shapes

Year 6 enjoyed investigating and making nets of shapes today.

One challenge was to find as many nets of a cube as possible.

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Mexican treats shared by Year 6!

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Shape Quizzes

Year 6 solved shape quizzes today and then designed their own. They tried to make them as tricky as possible for their peers!

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Here are some of our shape quizzes - why not try them out. On some pages, we have been lovely and given you the answers!

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Classifying Animals

Today, Year 6 classified a variety of animals into different groups. They studied the work of Carl Linnaeus to help them. Even though Carl's work was from 1760, it is still used today.

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Year 6 enjoyed translating shapes today.

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What a wonderful view!

After yesterday's visit to the beach, Year 6 created their own landscape pictures.

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Clever at Co-ordinates

Today, in Maths Year 6 learnt about co-ordinates. They played battleships and enjoyed this lesson. We moved our learning outside to finding objects hidden around the school grounds using co-ordinates. Success and fun was had by all!

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Thursday, 8th October - Beach Trip

Today, in unusual weather conditions (rain!) year 6 visited the Cliffs and the beach. We discussed the pier- its uses and why it was built. Many of the children said they had never visited the pier so perhaps this would be a great family day out!

We discussed the important work of the RNLI and the vocation and commitment they show. A programme I signposted the children to is, Saving Lives at Sea. If they could watch even part of this, it shows the invaluable work of the RNLI.

After a delicious lunch (thank you parents!), we moved onto the beach. Here, we performed a scavenger hunt, made mosaic art work and generally played. The rain did not deter us and we were able to watch the tide approaching and the changing scenery.

Thank you Year 6 for a great day out!

Mrs Miller, Mrs Green, Mrs Monahan

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Following on from our detective work earlier in the term, Year 6 spent the afternoon studying fingerprints. They also looked at footprints gaining information. After this, they moved onto looking at handwriting and fake signatures! Year 6 proved themselves to be adept detectives.

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An afternoon of hard work and good fun!

Year 6 undertook an afternoon of jobs on Thursday. They needed to repaint the fences before the winter comes. Thank you Wickes for the donation of green paint. Also, we levelled out the area around the pond- removing stinging nettles and various other plants - preparing the ground for more bark. Thanks Year 6 for all your hard work!

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Homework - Book Review

This week, for homework, Year 6 have been asked to design and write a book review. it can be about any book and include any details they wish - favourite information/character/part of book. Why they enjoyed it? Brief story synopsis. Would they recommend it to others and why?

Could they write this up and decorate it ready to go on display please. Thank you.


Amazing Artwork

Year 6 have been busy drawing one point perspective pictures and vanishing points.

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Surprising Science
Thursday, 17th September

Today, Year 6 experimented by mixing cornflour and water together to make beetle blood. We noticed that when we put energy on the mixture, it turned into a solid but when we left it, it was a liquid. This is called a neo-newtonian fluid as it acts as a solid and liquid.

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Mystery solved

Year 6 undertook some detective work today. Someone had disappeared and there were certain clues left! Ask your children to explain what clues were recovered. Year 6 described a setting based upon what they had seen.

Good detective work year 6!

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Investigating Balance

Year 6 enjoyed experimenting with balancing cans today. They asked questions :

Does the amount of liquid affect the balance?

Does the type of can affect the balance?

They found some surprising results.

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Sorting Shapes

Year 6 enjoyed learning about shapes today and sorting them according to their properties. Lovely to be outside in the sun!

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