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Year 6

2019-20


TERM 1

“Around the World in Eighty Cultures”

Who We Are: People from different societies may hold differing perspectives but can be connected globally.


‘Gravesham Primary School 7s tournament’
On Saturday 28th September, 11 boys from Year 5 and 6 competed in the annual 7-a-side football tournament at Riverview Primary School. Not only did we win the large school tournament (the Cooke Shield), but also the overall final, which means that in November the team will travel to Thamesmead Town to represent Gravesham in the Kent finals! Well done to all the boys!

As part of our Learning Journey about different cultures, the children have made model villages from the Amazon. As you can see, they thought creatively and worked hard to create their models.


Year 6 were lucky enough to be the first year group to benefit from tennis lessons at Hartley Country Club. They listened carefully, practised a range of skills and began to put their new skills into a game scenario. The children are already so excited about next week’s lesson.


Redwood and Cedar thoroughly enjoyed their forest schools sessions this week! They created a God’s eye ornament, climbed trees, built swings and even enjoyed some lovely hot chocolate. Thank you so much to those of you who joined us on these days; we really appreciate the help.


On Monday, Year 6 learnt about Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who uses nature to create images and sculptures. They then used the forest environment to collect materials to use, to create their own artwork and sculptures. We think that they look fantastic!


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Welcome back and welcome to Year 6. Please click below to read or download our latest Newsletter and Home Learning.

 

 

 



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TERM 6

How We Express Ourselves


A Hat-Trick of wins at the LAT Sports Day!

 


LAT Primary Cricket Competition


Quad Kids Athletics Competition


Wednesday 12th June

Stunning writing from Year 6!


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Wednesday 5th June

Y6 received a visit this week from our Community Warden, Jackie West, as well as a PCSO and a member of the Antisocial Behaviour Team from Sevenoaks Borough Council. The children found out about their roles in our local community, and enjoyed trying on some of the uniform too!

 



TERM 5

“Crimestoppers”

How we Organise Ourselves: Communities may work when members follow shared rules and laws.



Thursday 23rd May 2019

Day 4 of the Year 6 Residential to the Isle of Wight

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Day 3 of the Year 6 Residential to the Isle of Wight

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Day 2 of the Year 6 Residential to the Isle of Wight


Monday 20th May

Day 1 of the Year 6 Residential to the Isle of Wight


Friday 3rd May

Charlie’s skill recognised…..

Tuesday 23rd April

Year 6 had great fun today investigating a crime scene as part of their Learning Journey entitled “Crimestoppers”.  They were asked to work in small teams to assess, photograph and record evidence of a ‘crime’ that had taken place in our woods. Here are some examples of their descriptions of some evidence found. Watch this space for updates on the crime!

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TERM 4

“Sounds of Silence”

How the World Works: Light and sound influence the way we interact with the world.



STEAM WEEK

Thursday 4th April

Bubbles within bubbles!

 

Wednesday 3rd April

Cedar’s Totem Poles…

Tuesday 2nd April

Meccanoid visits Year 6! Four Leigh UTC students spent the day visiting all the classes with Meccanoid.

Monday 1st April

What an exciting start to STEAM week when Cedar welcomed their newest addition!

 

The year 6 DT/Science Challenge in Cedar was to design and make a musical instrument that would play a simple tune.

 

DT/Science Challenge Day in Redwood – tuned percussion instruments….

 


Tuesday 26th March

Year 6 made worry beads to help when when they ‘feel anxious’ as part of their transition session with West Kent Community Youth Services – ‘Y6 Healthy Lifestyles’.

The first Bikeability sessions have taken place over the last two day. The children have been gaining the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on the road.


Friday 16th March 2019

Year 6 took part in Hartley’s Comic Relief Fancy Dress Fun Run on Friday – accompanied by Mrs Fewell who completed her ten laps!

 

 

 

 


Wednesday 13th March

#passonplastic

 


Thursday 7th March

World Book Day in Cedar…


Wednesday 6th March

Year 6 participating in ‘Well-Being’ sessions…..


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TERM 3

“#PassOnPlastic”

Sharing the Planet: The ocean environment can be altered by human activity.



Thursday 14th February

The children were asked to research the following question:  ‘How are coral reefs being damaged by humans?’ Be creative – could you record your own news report (making your own video/radio interview), write your own newspaper article, make a 3D model, produce an information leaflet?

Some children created models, others made PowerPoints which they shared on our Goggle Classroom – this allowed the class to use the Chrome Books to view each other’s work as they were able to open the PowerPoints in Goggle Slides. 


Sunday 10th February

The children in Redwood have used the chrome books to research what the government and large companies are doing to address single-use plastic problem. Here are Tyler, Abigail and Ruby’s reports about what is being done to #passonplastic.

 

 


Friday 8th February

Children worked in groups to create a dance to tell part of the story of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. We used the following piece of music: ‘Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre’.

 


Thursday 7th February

Here are some examples of the artwork that the children have created having studied Pointillism.


Wednesday 6th February

Here are some examples of Redwood’s Narnia writing: we’ve written character descriptions, diaries, newspaper reports and a narrative piece. They’ve really enjoyed reading the book and are now looking forward to watching the film in its entirety!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TERM 2

“Globetrotters”

WHERE WE ARE IN TIME AND PLACE


Tuesday 4th December

Year 6 enjoyed an exciting day of outdoor learning last week, linking to the some of the children’s questions about their learning journey – Globetrotters. The children were split into teams and had to work collaboratively to complete four orienteering tasks. The children were competing to complete the tasks in the fastest time to earn stars for their team. The stars could then be exchanged for equipment to help them build a shelter in the woods.
The children developed their understanding of map symbols, how to follow maps and basic orienteering skills whilst also developing their ability to work as part of a team.
It was a fantastic morning and lots of fun was had by all. We are extremely proud of the children’s approach to these tasks and the determination they demonstrated throughout the day.

Thursday 29th November

Unbeaten after our first two games!


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TERM 1

WHO WE ARE: Our body is made up of systems that is affected by the choices we make.

First Aid in Year 6

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18th September

In gymnastics, we have been practising the following shapes – straight, tuck, pike and straddle. Today we worked in threes to begin to create a routine to music that incorporates these four shapes. We thought about different ways of transitioning from one shape to another.

In our Learning Journey lessons we have been learning about the skeleton, muscles and joints. We created our own models of the elbow joint, showing how antagonistic muscles work together to relax and contract when the arm is moved.

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Year 6 Term 1 Newsletter