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!!
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....
Ben Nevis Conquerors
WOW! Erin and Jude conquered Ben Nevis over the half-term holidays. This is an incredible achievement and even more so as they raised an amazing £300 for Children in Need. They made it up and down in only 6 hours! In what looks to have been very cold and wet weather...
Perimeter and Area Games
https://maths.garyhall.org.uk/gordons/swf/Perimeter.swf Perimeter Games https://maths.garyhall.org.uk/gordons/swf/Area.swf Area Games
Victorian Children Projects
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins have been blown away by the quality of the Year 5s Victorian Children Projects. The quality of them, the amazing presentations and the range of layouts has surpassed Mr Rich’s and Mrs Comins’s expectations. The children really enjoyed sharing facts they...
This afternoon, Year 5 undertook various investigations into magnets. Frist of all, they identified magnets in everyday life and how they move. Then the class played around with the magnets to see what happens when different magnetic poles are put together, learning the language of attract and repel, and feeling the...
Who helped to improve the life of Victorian children?
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_history/thomas_barnardo.htm https://sites.google.com/site/mybarnardoswebsite/top-10-facts-on-dr-barnardo http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/famous.htm Lord Shaftesbury http://primaryfacts.com/1745/lord-shaftesbury-facts/
Trip to the National Mining Museum
As part of our topic of ‘Life is the Pits’, Year 5 went to the National Mining Museum in Wakefield. The children met Sally a 6 year old girl, who was a trapper down the mines, they also explored the Museum and its grounds and of course the children went...
What types of jobs did Victorian children do?
Victorian School Day!
Year 5 had a shock this morning, when they were transported back to 1887 and Victorian Schooling! The day started with a hand and hygiene inspection, closely followed by arithmetic and learning our times tables by rote. Then we went outside for some drill practice. After play, the children practised their Victorian...
Times Tables Rock Stars