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!!
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.
Year 5 had great fun this afternoon and enjoyed creating a lot of loud noise (most of it beautiful noise though!) They had to improvise and compose music for when a character travels through a portal taking them to an imaginary world.
Alchemy Island Launch
To launch our new topic of ‘Alchemy Island’ the children had a visit from the Chief Alchemist’s apprentice, who delivered a rather special brief case. Inside the case was a riddle which would provide the start location for the children’s journey through Alchemy Island....