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!!
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...
‘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. Mr Rich and Mrs Comins could not be...
Over the last three days, Year 5 have enjoyed learning how to write algorithms. They made use of the ‘Scratch’ software in order to this. The children could even do things that Mr Rich struggled with! Technology!!!
This half term, the children have relished the opportunity to learn the Hakka. Throughout the half term, great cooperation has been demonstrated and leaders have been developed.
Making a Difference in World Presentations
During PPA this term, with Mrs Comins, Year 5 have been undertaking the RE topic of ‘Making a Difference in the World’. Last week, the children had to get into twos and create a PowerPoint presentation showing all they had learnt. Then today, the groups presented them to class....
How much salt?
This afternoon, year 5 were set a challenge by the Chief Alchemist to see how much salt cold and hot water could dissolve before a saturated solution was created. The children remembered how to create a fair test and once again showed great teamwork.
Year 5 have enjoyed learning Spanish this week and they amazed Mr Rich with how much they could remember from last year. This week we looked at Spanish numbers, days, months, and common Spanish phrases.