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.
To start the year, we designed our class charter together. We looked at our three school rules – be ready; be safe; be respectful – and collaborated to decide how we would follow these rules in different areas of the school. For example, we will always be respectful when others are talking: it is important to show that we are listening. We will always be ready with our equipment: it will prepare us for learning.
We played some games to practise our teamwork including how to communicate both verbally and non-verbally.
We then did lots of work surrounding our class bird: the falcon. In art, first we learnt about the difference between shades, tones, tints and hues and practised changing the intensity of the hue by adding water to the paint. We then changed the shade of the hue by adding black. We learnt that when using watercolours, you should avoid using white paint and instead leave blank spaces to create light.
Next, we completed drawings of birds by first focusing on the shapes within them and then adding in detail later. We used our new skills to paint colourful pictures of our bird.
In writing, we wanted to create a picture in the reader’s mind; we achieved this by focusing on imagery – similes, metaphors and descriptive language. We looked at images of falcons and also videos from their perspective (bird’s eye view) and wrote poems.
We also looked at the importance of the falcon in Sikhi – Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s baaj was a falcon and we studied a famous of image of him.
To set clear expectations for learning, behaviour and attitudes at the start of our new academic year, we designed our class charter together. We looked at our school Code of Conduct – Be ready; Be safe; Be respectful – and collaboratively discussed how we would follow the code of conduct in different areas of the school life and the wider community. For example, we will always be ready with our equipment: it will prepare us for learning. We will always be safe: it will help us think before we act or react. We will always be respectful when others are talking: it is important to show that we are listening.
We did lot of work around our class bird: the hawk and discussed its importance as a bird of Sikhi being associated with Guru Gobind Singh Ji; we also looked at an image of the Guru and used our skills to infer about the importance about the Hawk and The Guru.
In art, we applied our techniques to understand blending, feathering, hatching/ cross hatching and stippling in using soft pastels. We sketched images of hawk by first focusing on the shapes within a shape and then learnt how to add in detail later. We used our new skills to use soft pastels to make colourful pictures of our bird.
In writing, we wanted to create a picture in the reader’s mind; we achieved this by focusing on imagery – similes, metaphors, personification and descriptive language. We looked at images of hawks and wrote poems using imagery. We also had an inspirational visit by Mrs Bharya who shared her poetry to enthuse us in our poetry writing.