Welcome to Year 6
Being in Year 6 at Abbey Gates is a special and memorable time. Mrs Jordan, Mrs O'Dea, 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!!
Baby People - Urban Gongs Tour
In the Summer Term, our current Y5/6 classes had a very exciting day making music as part of the ‘Baby People Urban Gongs’ Tour. The day began when the whole school were invited to a performance by 'Kayu Gangsa' and 'Baby People' - a fusion of gamelan and...
Year 6 used their knowledge of electricity and circuits to make their own working lighthouses in Science and DT. They created their models from paper mache before adding a working electrical circuit, which was controlled by a switch. Some children added a back-up in case their bulb failed, including a buzzer...
‘Wonka Machines’ - Explanation texts
Last week, Year 5 wrote some fantastic explanation texts for how their ‘Wonka Machines’ created various different types of chocolates and sweets. This week, the children combined their writing with a creative layout to show what their machine looked like.
World Cup Research
Year 5 have enjoyed researching into previous host cities of the World Cup and presenting their findings in a creative manner. The previous World Cup Cities researched were:- Uruguay 1930 England 1966 Mexico 1970 France 1998 South Africa 2010
All Around the World Week - WC host city research
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts 1966 FIFA World Cup (England) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_FIFA_World_Cup 2010 FIFA World Cup (South Africa) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup 1998 FIFA World Cup (France) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_FIFA_World_Cup 1930...
A card for a SPECIAL MAN
Year 5 had great fun creating cards for a SPECIAL MAN in their lives.
MEXICAN Food tasting experience
Year 5 loved tasting Mexican food and seeing the types of foods that the Ancient Maya and Ancient Aztecs used to eat. A big thank you to Mr Rich’s mum and godfather for cooking all the food and enlightening the children with their knowledge. Both Mr Rich’s...
What did the Maya eat?
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/what-did-maya-aztecs-and-incas-eat/ http://www.mayankids.com/mmkpeople/foods.htm https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/maya-foods/ https://historyplex.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ancient-mayan-food-culture
Rand Farm Residential School Trip
Year 5 had a fanatsic two days at Rand Farm. All the children got hands on and loved working with the farm animals. The children all ate well, enjoying food from the farm. We also all had great fun on the various play equipment. Mr Rich, Mrs Comins and Mr...
To launch our Rainforest topic, Mr Rich brought in various flowers for the children to first create some observational drawings from. Then, the children took inpspiartion from these and images of topical rainforest plants to create larger pastel plants for the new display. The children's compositions are truly...