Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 6
Mrs Nanda and Mrs Jabble warmly welcome you to Year 6.
The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 6, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.
We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.
The artist we are focusing this term is Shadi Ghadirian. As a modern Muslim woman living in Iran, Shadi Ghadirian takes photographs that exaggerate the customs of her Iranian culture and stereotypes it places upon contemporary women.
Though Ghadirian’s images replicate the settings and traditional costumes of this time, her women are presented in a much more modest way in their postures and poses.
Ghadirian began to photograph friends and family in staged portraits that addressed female identity and gender roles.
We will be using her style and will take pictures to revel our identity through different style to challenge stereotypes.
This term we have been look at how to manipulating spreadsheets. We have continued to work on this in order to complete tasks that involve the ordering and presentation of data. Our children have learnt to enter a formula for a specific purpose, to use the fill tool and we will then move onto inserting graphs.
In English this term, we have continued with our writing to entertain our readers. We have used our historical knowledge, the Battle of Bosworth and the Battle of Hastings to write an epic battle scene where we will attempt to scare and our readers whilst we entertain them.
We ensured that we have used the features of a text that is written to entertain. Our children have continued to explore the impact that apt vocabulary can have on the reader and the importance using sentences of different structures and lengths. They have really enjoyed writing these.
We are learning to understand key events that led to the Battle of Bosworth and Battle of Hastings. We will also learn about and understand why Henry triumphed in the battle
We will discuss and evaluate the relative importance of factors that led to Henry’s victory and will try to reason who seemed to be in the strongest position before the battle and why?
With the knowledge of the historical facts that we are learning, we will be able to link our writing to write a battle scene as well.
We continued our learning with fractions this term to extend pupils’ knowledge and solve worded problems. They practised using and understanding how to add and subtract fractions with different denominators by identifying equivalent fractions with the same denominator.
Our children used images to support their understanding of multiplication with fractions. This follows earlier work about fractions as operators, as numbers, and as equal parts of objects, for example as parts of a rectangle.
The Children have begun to learn how to play the ukulele. By following a powerpoint they have learnt how to hold, tune and strum a ukulele. They have consolidated chords C, A Minor and have begun to learn chords F and G and move between them in time to a pulse beat.
I have used a website called ‘ukualiens’ which allows the children to play along to current music.
Children in Y6 have been continuing with learning to play Hockey. They have been practicing the skills needed to play the sport by taking part in stick and ball dribbling drills designed to improve control of the ball and hockey stick.
Fitness is a key factor when playing Hockey so we have been taking part in strenuous warm ups which have also helped warm us up in this cold weather! We have learnt the correct way to hold the Hockey stick as well as run with the stick while keeping ourselves and those around us safe.
Children will be working on quick footwork skills and teamwork to improve on their game play. These skills are transferable to many other team and individual sports and we will be discussing this in our lessons.
Continuing with ‘Celebrating Difference’, children looked at Paralympian’s from around the world.
Children were able to work in pairs to research these people with disabilities who lead amazing lives. Afterwards, they created a PowerPoint presentation about their chosen Paralympian.
The aim of this activity was to show other children in the class that people with disabilities can still achieve their dreams and their goals.
There is nothing that can stop them to fulfil this despite the difficulties they may encounter.
Children were very excited to learn about an Olympic sport and about the sportsperson participating.
Ikroop said: “If you have any disability, you can still be able to achieve your dreams. I also enjoyed this lesson a lot”
LO: Is anything ever eternal?
We are learning to evaluate different beliefs about eternity and to understand the Christian perspective on this.
Children had a class discussion to see what important things in their lives will last forever.
Then, the children would look at what is important to them personally and they would have to explain and justify why and how they felt about these things.
We then watched a Christian wedding and the children focused on vows and promises that are made to each other and the reason why rings exchanged.
The children through discussions were able to compare a Christian wedding to a Sikh wedding.
We continued with this unit of work to understand how plants use nitrogen and carbon dioxide to grow. The children are working scientifically to understand what an experiment should do and how they will plan it.
They will then go on to use the microscopes to examine what the plant cells will look like and interpret the results that they have observed. Our children will then go on to write a conclusion based on this.
This month in Sikh Studies children have been thinking of different questions to ask about Sikhi that they wanted to know the answers to. These are questions that children could’ve been curious about asking and may have always wondered.
Children were given the chance to ask these questions anonymously and they were able to write it in private on post it notes and put their questions in a box where they were answered to the best of the teacher’s knowledge. Many questions were asked on a range of different topics in Sikhi from history to philosophy.