Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 6
Mrs Nanda and Mrs Vitellaro 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.
We are learning to collect visual and other information to help develop ideas about the environment and to explore ideas for different purposes. We Identified what we can see in the environment and explained what we thought and felt about it.
We also recorded specific details from first hand observation of the environment to have a better understanding of what perspective means in terms of drawing. We studied the style of European artists and applied that style to our own landscapes.
We used camera to take a picture of what we can see from the bedroom window and used the image to create a 3-D perspective of the landscape depicted in the picture.
In English we have been learning to make the reader feel scared and worried for the characters. We are writing out own battle scenes which are loosely based on the battles we have been learning about in history.
We have looked at the ingredients that writers use to make the reader feel worried: having the weather reflect the mood; using violent language and using imagery.
We have practised using imagery to create a picture in the reader’s mind by learning how to use personification, similes and metaphors.
We have continued using the Alan Peat sentences we have learned during our time at Khalsa (such as noun, which/where/who) and added to our bank of sentences (Tell: show three examples). Seer the image for examples of these sentence types by Aarvin.
In history this term, we have been learning about medieval monarchs and the battles that gave them their crowns.
We added to our knowledge from Year Four on the Battle of Hastings; this time we looked more in depth as to why William the Conqueror was successful by comparing the armies, weaponry and support each received.
We also learned about the Battle of Bosworth which ended the War of Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. Again, we studied the reasons why Henry Tudor was successful when it looked like Richard III should have been the victor.
We also learned some new vocabulary like housecarls, fyrds, infantryman and cavalry; all of which will help us with our writing in English as we are writing our own battle scenes.
In Maths we have worked on Coordinates, position and direction. We have also worked on Fractions, and decimals.
We have started multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 (for example: 65 ÷ 100, 5 ÷ 1000, 4.3 x 100, etc.). We understood that the decimal point stays in the same place, but the numbers move left or right (depending on whether it is multiplication or division). The number of places they move depends on the number of zeros in the number being calculated with.
I am so proud with year 6’s participation to online learning.
The children have been learning staff notation written on a stave.
In addition, they have listened and responded to Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ by recognising instrumentation, dynamics, tempo and timbre.
Using an online keyboard, they have then started to follow the music, and play the main theme
We have been learning the full Panjabi alphabet, all 8 sets. As well as being fluent in the full alphabet we have been reading and writing fluently in Panjabi. We are confident using 6 symbols in our reading and writing, these symbols are, kannaa, siharee, biharee, laavan, dulaavan. Children have also been learning how to introduce themselves and describe themselves in Panjabi. This term we have been heavily focused on speaking and listening so we also read a range of stories in Panjbai and then discuss the plot and the characters.
Physical Education (PE)
This term, children have taken part in online Zoom PE lessons!
We have focused on fitness and exercise with workout routines as well as playing fun PE games such as ‘Would You Rather’ and ‘Deal or No Deal – Fitness’.
Children have learnt new exercises such as ‘Kangaroo Kicks’, ‘Frog Jumps’ and the ‘Cheetah Run’.
We have also spent a little time meditating towards the end of our lessons to help clear our mind and focus our thoughts.
It has been important that children do keep fit exercises daily so we have also challenged children to repeat the exercises every day at home to maintain their health and fitness!
Life is upside down right now. Helping children to find ways to relax and cope is vital to help their mind and body switch off from their worries.
We have been talking about the things that are worrying us or how we can feel unsure about things. It can really help to talk things through and do activities they should fill their coping toolbox with things which remind them of good times or will help them feel better.
In Re this term, we have been deepening our knowledge of Christianity.
We have learned about the Holy Trinity and how it was established by church leaders in 325CE which they agreed and called the Nicene Creed (see image).
We know that the Nicene Creed tells us that Christians believe in one God, the God is the creator of all things, that Jesus suffered and died for human kind, that Jesus rose from the dead and The Holy Spirit is the giver of life.
In science this term, we have been learning about light. We have learned about reflection and how if the surface is smooth, like glass, the light will reflect of an equal and opposite angle. We really look forward to coming back to school to design an experiment based on this.
We also have learned about light sources
When something blocks the light source, a shadow is created.