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Aztec Mosaics

posted 19 Jan 2018, 08:16 by Oliver Mills

To honour the the great feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl - the Aztec god of wind and wisdom - Year 6 have created mosaics showing fearsome double-headed snakes. Mosaic was an artistic technique commonly employed by the Aztecs. Unfortunately, unlike the Aztecs, we have not yet subjugated local tribes and forced them to pay us tribute in precious stones. As such we had to make do with constructing our mosaics out of coloured card.  

Spelling, Grammar and Maths Homework - Spring 1 Week 3

posted 19 Jan 2018, 05:12 by Oliver Mills

Your homework task this week is to complete the ‘Revision’ questions on MonsterSATS for:

Revision/KS2 Maths/Measurement.  

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete the revision activities by Friday the 26th January. For further guidance on the expectations for Year 6 see 'Maths Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage. 

The spellings for next week can be found below:

Becoming Aztecs...

posted 12 Jan 2018, 08:50 by Oliver Mills

To launch our new ConquistaDOREs topic Year 6 have been learning about Aztec society and immersing themselves in Aztec life. First, our fearless Aztec warriors stalked their prey through the wilderness of the Wildlife Garden.
Afterwards, they crafted headdresses, made of the finest materials, to symbolise the warrior's high status within the echelons of Aztec society. 
The children will use these experiences to enrich our writing throughout the half-term.

Spelling, Grammar and Maths Homework - Spring 1 Week 2

posted 12 Jan 2018, 04:38 by Oliver Mills   [ updated 12 Jan 2018, 08:38 ]

Your homework task this week is to complete the ‘Revision’ questions on MonsterSATS for:

Revision/KS2 English/Punctuation/Colons.  

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete the revision activities by Friday the 19th January. For further guidance on the expectations for Year 6 see 'Writing Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage. 

For eager beavers, spellings for next week can be found below- these will be sent home on Monday as usual.


Spelling, Grammar and Maths Homework - Spring 1 Week 1

posted 8 Jan 2018, 23:58 by Oliver Mills

A happy new year and welcome back to all. 

Your homework task this week is to complete the ‘Revision’ questions on MonsterSATS for:

Revisionà KS2 Mathsà Fractions, Decimals and Percentages à F9 Multiply and Divide Decimals

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please try to complete the revision activities by Friday the 12th December.


Spellings for the week are as follows:


Year 6 Homework - Autumn 2 Week 6

posted 15 Dec 2017, 08:42 by Oliver Mills

This week in Maths we have been looking at ratio and proportion. Your homework task is to complete the ‘Revision’ questions on MonsterSATS for:

Revisionà KS2 Mathsà Ratio and Proportion

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete this task by Friday 22nd of December. 

For further guidance on the expectations for Year 6, see 'Maths Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage. 


There are no spellings next week as it is the last school week of the year!

Good tidings to all.

Superb Science

posted 12 Dec 2017, 04:35 by Oliver Mills

Over the past three weeks, Year 6 have been fortunate enough to have had three guest scientists from the University of Sheffield visit us to share their expertise and enthusiasm for science. With their backgrounds in Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Kian, Own and Josh were perfectly placed to help us learn about the process of respiration. 

After learning the basics of what respiration is, the children turned their attention towards experimenting to explore which conditions would be optimal for respiration. We did this by investigating respiration in yeast- specifically by measuring the froth produced when yeast respires and releases carbon dioxide. 
 
After establishing that yeast needs sugar and oxygen to respire and respires optimally at a temperature of around 37 degrees, it was time for a competition. Faced wit a selection of common foodstuffs, children had to select and test the substrate that they thought would produce the most respiration from the yeast.
With prizes on the line, tension rose. Some groups desperately tried to keep their mixture at an optimal temperature by warming in with their hands!

After 25 minutes, measurements of froth were taken and a winner was declared - with a solution made of a popular brand of energy drink causing the yeast to respire the most. 

Again, we would like to thank Josh, Kian and Owen and the University of Sheffield sciences faculties for providing the children with this wonderful learning opportunity.   

Design and Technology - Shelter Construction

posted 8 Dec 2017, 08:33 by Oliver Mills

This week we have been developing our designing and construction skills by building shelters. The creations must be able to protect two LEGO figures from a variety of adverse weather conditions: heavy snowfall (1kg weight placed directly on roof), torrential rainfall (200ml of water poured on shelter from above) and gale-force winds (hairdryer). 
Will these structures (and the LEGO people within) survive? We will find out when we test them next week!  

Spelling, Grammar and Maths Homework - Autumn 2 Week 6

posted 8 Dec 2017, 08:26 by Oliver Mills

Your homework task this week is to complete the ‘Revision’ questions on MonsterSATS for:

Revisionà KS2 Englishà Vocabulary à Synonyms and Antonyms

If you have any difficulties logging in to MonsterSATS, please speak to your class teacher. Please complete the revision activities by Friday the 15th December.

For further guidance on the expectations for Year 6 see 'Writing Milestone 3' which can be downloaded from the Year 6 homepage. 

For eager beavers, spellings for next week can be found below- these will be sent home on Monday as usual.


French Seasons

posted 1 Dec 2017, 08:15 by Oliver Mills

As Autumn turns to Winter, Year 6 have turned their French learning towards their favourite seasons:
Just a reminder that children can carry on their French learning at home using DuoLingo (Speak to your class teacher if you have any difficulties logging in).

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