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!!
Life in the Rainforest
https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/rainforest-animals/introduction http://www.rainforestanimals.net/guide.html https://www.activewild.com/rainforest-animals-list/
D&T: Anglo-Saxon Snake Buckles
Year 5 used mod rock to create Anglo-Saxon inspired snake buckles. They enjoyed getting rather messy with the first stage of shaping the mod rock. Then they take good care with finishing off their snake buckles in paint.
https://play.spellingshed.com/ Dear Parent / Carer, Abbey Gates would like your child to use the Spelling Shed system as part of their school work. The Spelling Shed helps children to practise spelling via a simple game. The game gives four different degrees of support in the form of difficulty...
Invaders and Settlers Creative Homework
This morning, Year 5 set sail with their Viking inspired long ships. Nearly all of them floated and those that did were all able to a carry a load. The children really enjoyed seeing whose ship could carry the most weight and it was really pleasing to see how encouraging and...
Happy Mother’s Day from Year 5
Year 5 would like to wish their mothers and all mums and special women a Happy Mother's Day.
Romans, Saxons and Vikings
Romans - https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zqtf34j Saxons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zxsbcdm Vikings - https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/ztyr9j6 Romans - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html Saxons - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp...
Batik meets Rocket Art
Year 5 brought their ‘Spectacular Space’ topic to a close this morning by combining their Design and Technology skills and their Art skills, by using the Batik method to create ‘Rocket Art’, inspired by Peter Thorpe.
Planets - creating the prefect sphere
This afternoon, with Mrs Comins, year 5 worked really hard at creating the prefect sphere by using pastels and blending/shading skills. Both Mrs Comins and Mr Rich were blown away with the end results. Some year 6s came into year 5 to delivery message and as soon as they saw them...
Craters in the Classroom
Year 5 have a fantastic day launching out new topic of 'Spectacular Space'. First, they had a trip inside the planetarium and saw space above them. Then they got rather messy undertaking the investigation called 'Craters in the Classroom'. The children were investigating what caused 'impact craters' and what affected...
Take One Picture Combination
Year 5 combined their ‘Take One Picture’ of ‘The Castle of Muiden in Winter’ by Jan Beerstraaten with Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. This link was perfectly fitting with it being winter and that we have just started our new topic of &lsquo...