Welcome to our Year 6 class page. Here you will find out everything you need to know about our learning!
We have also included helpful links to websites that you might want to access to help your child with their learning.
Rapid recall of times tables helps all aspects of Year 6 maths…Practics times tables on Times Tables RockStars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Revise maths topics we have covered in class by completing extra homework on MyMaths: https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Practise all aspects of Year 6 english and maths with IXL: uk.ixl.com
If you have any questions about how you can help your child’s learning at home, please arrange to see Mr. Scott or Mrs Knuckey.
We loved our outdoor learning lesson this week. After a unit learning about perimeter, area and volume, the children in year 6 dazzled us with their knowledge, teamwork and creativity by completing challenges in teams!
This month Y6 have loved solving the White Rose ‘Problems of the Day’. Here is an example of a particularly tricky one we had to grapple with. Well done to Alfie who found the solution today!
This week the class have created Maya Calendar clay pieces. The pieces included references to the Maya gods, the number system and even sacrifice!
This week has been Book Week, and what a great time Year 6 have had!
On Monday the class created characters from their favourite books using potatoes!
On Tuesday we took part in a ‘book swap’ to exchange some of our unwanted books for new books and Wednesday we came to school in pyjamas and onesies and relaxed with our favourite books and some new books that have recently been delivered.
Probably the highlight of the week for the class was reading with the children from reception class!
Just before half-term, some of our Year 6 children had the opportunity to visit ‘The Writer’s Block’ and were treated to a day full of inspiration and imagination to help develop their writing skills.
Many thanks to our school governor and councillor for Illogan, David Eckinsmyth who helped the school access the ‘Community Chest Grant’ which enabled us to make this trip possible.
Year 6 had a fascinating afternoon researching iconic Cornish historical figures with Ed. After this, the children were treated to a show from The Kernow King (Ed) and ‘The Cornish Caretaker’s who brought some famous Cornish heroes and heroines to life with a mix of humour, drama and fun!
Children in Year 6 this week have started their Bikeability training programme.
Here they are, ready to set off safely on the roads!
Year 6 took part in a BBC Live Lesson to plan a story for the 500 word story competition.
500 Words judges and authors Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce and author and illustrator Elys Dolan shared tips, answered questions and showed the class how to write a whole 500 Words story in the space of a single Live Lesson. At the end of the lesson, David Walliams read the completed story to the class!
Year 6 visited Pool Academy to learn about rationing and Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. In their first workshop, children made some delicious carrot biscuits using the foods that would have been rationed during the war. In the second session, the children watched a show in the ‘Space Dome’ about the origins of life.
Last week Year 6 used the life of the artist Piet Mondrian and the Blitz as inspiration to create a cubist piece using pastels. Here are just a few of the finished pieces.
As part of our topic of ‘Evolution and Charles Darwin’ we visited Feadon Farm to meet Gary and the team who showed us a wonderful variety of wildlife. The children were given a wealth of knowledge about various adaptations living things have and how humans can have a huge impact on their survival.