Welcome to Year 6
Being in Year 6 at Abbey Gates is a special and memorable time. Mrs Jordan, Mrs Miles and the children endeavour to work hard whilst having lots of fun along the way!
In the Autumn term our topic is 'Storms and Shipwrecks' and we hope the subject will inspire our future writers, mathematicians, ship builders, designers and meteorologists. As well as our work in topic we will be visiting Joseph Whitaker for sports on Wednesday afternoons. In October we will be attending a residential visit to Kingswood. It will be an action-packed three days where children will take part in a variety of activities such as: abseiling, climbing, fencing and the high ropes of course!
We will also be busy during the Spring Term with SATs revision and the tests in May. We are also looking forward to lots of exciting events in the Summer Term including Sports Day, the Summer Fayre, - so lots more fun on the horizon!!
Year 5 Visit to the National Mining Museum
KS2 Arts Award Discover
The children in Key Stage 2 really enjoyed meeting "Sian" our Artist for the day. They completed a variety of activities, including: analysing art around the school, questioning an artist and finally creating their own fabulous piece of artwork. What a great day! Thanks Sian.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Board Games
Year 4 have had great fun today in creating and designing board games based on our Class book of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Brazilian Favela Experience!
Year 4 had a very thoughtful and enjoyable 'Favela Experience' this morning. We had to imagine that we lived in the favelas in Brazil and from this we did lots of talking about differences and similarities to our life and their life. The children demonstrated excellent compassion skills. From this we...
Previous Olympic Host Cities
Yesterday morning and this morning, Year 4 have worked in table groups to collect and present information about previous host cities of the Olympic Games. The cities researched into were:- London 1948 Tokyo 1964 Munich 1972 Barcelona 1992 Beijing 2008 Mr Rich was blown away by the teamwork on show.
Olympic Host City Research
Olympics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games London 1948 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Summer_Olympics https://www.olympic.org/london-1948 http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/olympics-1948 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/olympics_1948_gallery.shtml Tokyo 1964 https://en.wikipedia...
Designing Musical Instruments!
As part of our Design and Technology topic and our Music topic of Samba, we planned, made and evaluated our very own musical instruments. Take a look at us in action and our final products.
Brazilian Carnival Masks
Year 4 had great fun this afternoon designing their own Brazilian style Carnival masks.
Year 4 enjoyed their Maths/Sport week. Completing various activities such as:- ‘How can balls be order to create the shortest line?’ ‘How much does it cost to print footballers names?’ ‘How far can you run in Usain Bolts World Record time of 9.59 seconds?’ ...
To demonstrate that sounds are made by vibrations and can travel through a medium, the children made string telephones. They then had great fun testing them out by asking each other questions.