And they’ve left the building…

What a fabulous week it’s been in Year 6 this week!

The messy Modroc came out this week so that the pupils could create their own personal hand sculptures in the style of Anthony Gormley.  Despite its challenges, everyone had a great time using this medium and we are excited to show you the results in a couple of weeks’ time at our exhibition morning.

 

On Tuesday, Year 6 had the opportunity to head out of school to St Albans Fire Station for their Crucial Crew visit.  Children were split into groups of 6 and visited 10 different stations aimed at preparing them for potentially hazardous and dangerous situations.  The children engaged with the activities and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon whilst also learning important lessons in personal safety.

 

Linking in with our PSHE unit, in English this week, the children have been working extremely hard on creating leaflets about harmful substances. Demonstrating a plethora of writing criteria (numbered lists, bullet points, extended sentences, rhetorical questions to name a few) the leaflets look good enough to publish!

In science this week, we carried out a practical task to help us understand the complex yet fascinating components of blood.  Using different ingredients to represent the plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, the children made some ‘blood’.  In doing so, they were able to gain a deeper understanding about the roles of each component as well as the ratios.

In maths this week, we have revised different mathematical terms, explored multiples, common multiples and prime numbers with a view to starting our fractions unit next week.  As always, we encourage the children to continue practising their times tables at home and on Times Table Rock Stars to increase their recall and accuracy.

Have a great weekend.

The Year 6 Team