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!!
TUESDAY - Drama time
Today we explored a scene from David Wiesner's book, 'Tuesday'. It was great fun creating speech for each of the characters.
Today we investigated the effect of friction on a toy car when released off a ramp. We kept many factors the same to enable a fair test, but changed the material on the surface. Which do you think had the least amount of friction?
Spring is in the air! Year 3 were out and about in the sunshine today looking for inspiration for their new topic 'Flower Power'. Some had noticed changes on their way to school, for example, that many of the trees in the school grounds were now in blossom. They took time...
Stone Age Art Week
This week we had fun creating several pieces of Stone Age art. We enjoyed making Stonehenge replicas using modelling clay. With chalk pastels we created cave paintings which helped turn Mrs Hatton's desk into a Stone Age cave (Mr O'Brien likes to call it his 'Man-Cave'!!)...
Year 3 took a massive step back in time to learn about life millions of years ago at Creswell Crags. Whilst there the children had the opportunity to experience what it would have been like living in a cave - with absolutely none of the 'mod cons' or home comforts that...
Inspirational Maths Week in Year 3
We have been having a great time in Year 3 exploring a variety of mathematical activities. Here are the activity titles we have tried so far. 'The Many Ways We See Mathematics Mistakes are Beautiful Things When you Believe, Amazing Things Happen Why don't you check out this website...
You Old Fossil!
Today we had great fun investigating dinosaur fossils, learning the fossilisation process and making replica fossils.
Rock Formation eBooks
We have been busy creating eBooks explaining how sedimentary rocks are formed. Please download our books to learn more!
Fragile Earth LAUNCH - Rocks
We have had lots of fun investigating rocks of all types and making lots of new discoveries.
Abbey Gates Agora
The final outcome to our 'Gods and Mortals' project was a complete success. Every mask was purchased using the Greek Drachma which had been made by the children in our class Mint. Thank you to all that came to support this event.