Welcome to Year 6
Being in Year 6 at Abbey Gates is a special and memorable time. Mrs Jordan, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Miles and the children endeavour to work hard whilst having lots of fun along the way!
In the Autumn term our topic is 'A Child's War' and we hope the subject will inspire our future writers, mathematicians, historians, designers and geographers. 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 PGL. 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!!
What did the Ancient 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
‘Marbulous’ Marble Runs
Year 5 have had a great few days undertaking our Design and Technology project of 'Marbulous' Structures. Today, the children had to show off their understanding of joins and how to create bends, in order to produce a free standing Marble Run.
Year 5 enjoy learning how to plot coordinates this morning, which involved a Christmas theme.
In Music this half-term, Year 5 have been learning how to read music and write music, using the basics of staff and other musical notations. They have really enjoyed this and created their own pieces.
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...
Using perimeter and measuring to map out Abbey Gates.
Year 5 had to apply their knowledge of addition, measuring, perimeter and positioning in order to create a floor plan of Abbey Gates Primary School. The children really enjoyed this activity and all achieved success with a little bit of perseverance in what was a tricky challenge.
Wax Resistant pictures
In order to launch our new topic 'Nowehere' we created wax resistant pictures. Take a look at the various steps involved and the amazing, colourful final creations.
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. Thank you to Mrs Allen for helping us out.
Spectacular Space Facts
https://theplanets.org/space-facts/ http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space.html https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/space/ten-facts-about-space/
Year 5 used their pastel skills to create their version of Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’. I think you would agree that the children’s compositions are fantastic.