Welcome to Year 6
Please find below a copy of the Year Group Information.
Year 6 House Hockey Competition
On Thursday 15th February we held our inter-house hockey competition. Houses were divided into two teams and played each other. Congratulations to Elm who came first place scoring 15 points. In second place was Ash, scoring 14 points, third place Oak with 10 points and in fourth place Willow with 8 points. All teams displayed excllent teamwork and resilience during the afternoon.
We have been looking at Ancient Greeks in both our Topic and Design and Technology. In ancient Greece, potters were responsible for gathering, moulding and firing clay into vessels. Once the vessels hardened and were decorated, the potters sold them in the agora, or marketplace. The four main pottery styles include geometric, Corinthian, red-figure and black-figure designs.
This week year 6 enjoyed a visit from the hilarious Professor McGinty. The crazy Professor took us in his amazing time travelling machine back in time to the Ancient Greeks. We had an opportunity to handle some Ancient Greek artefacts and some of our pupils dressed in Ancient Greek costume.
In year 6 we have been recognising the names of 3D shapes and constructing nets in our maths lessons. We have made cubes, cuboids, tetrahedrons and even had a go at constructing a dodecahedron.
Year 6 Trenches
In our topic lessons we have been learning what life was like in the trenches during World War One. We worked in our DT lessons to construct a model of the trenches and now in our English lessons we are working on writing diaries from soldiers in the trenches.
Year 6 Gymnastics
This term we are working on improving our gymnastic skills. We have been producing small group sequences that include balances, jumps, rolls as well as other gymnastic skills.
Year 6 Impact
This term Year 6 have held their IMPACT workshops. Parents were invited to attend an English workshop where we looked at SPAG and the new writing standards. We worked together improving texts and had fun playing kahoot!
Some of our fantastic models that have come in as part of our Power Project work.
Year 6 enjoyed designing and creating their book corners.
Some of Year 6 had a great time learning about how to be safe on their bikes.
Year 6 enjoyed our House Netball competition. Oak won for the girls and Willow won for the boys.
It's the final term for our Y6 children at New Oscott Primary School and we're going to make the most of it! Once SATs are out of the way, we've got so much planned- we're not sure how we're going to fit it all in!
Day trip to Sutton Park, SRE lessons, Kensuke's Kingdom project, 50th birthday celebrations, day trip to London, transition day at secondary school, Leavers' Production & BBQ!!!
Spring Term Part 2
We hope you had a restful holiday and are ready to come back for some hard work!
We will be continuing to prepare for our SATs tests in English, Maths and Reading.
Our topic this half term is the Vikings so prepare to learn about how they didn't actually wear horned helmets...
In other news, we have the trip to the Pioneer Centre coming up, a visit from the 'Animal Man', World Book Day, and a Childline workshop- what a busy half term!
Welcome to the Spring Term!
We are very excited to be starting our 'Greece Lightning' topic this half term. Did you know that the Greeks had some strange superstitions about food? Some wouldn’t eat beans as they thought they contained the souls of the dead! We're sure we'll learn all sorts of gruesome facts when we see Professor McGinty on the 18th January!
In Science, we are learning all about the human body. How does the heart work? What do the lungs do? How does exercise affect the body? We'll know all these answers by the end of the term!
We'll also be very busy revising and preparing for our SATs tests, which are in May (8th- 11th) this year. English and Maths will be a priority and we will be working hard to make sure everyone achieves their very best!
We have held a series of workshops for pupils and parents of each English set in order to help improve writing standards. Please find a copy of the Powerpoint that was used in the workshop below.
Online Activity Links
Year 6 SATS Revision
We understand that during this year, Year 6 Parents may wish to use activities to support their child's revision towards their Year 6 SATs.
Below are a selection of links that will direct you to activities on a range of subjects.