6I’s Mission Statement
In 6I, we strive to try our best in every lesson. We promise to be a positive role model to others in school as we are the oldest class. We will be punctual and ready to learn everyday and we will challenge ourselves throughout the year. We will try to be the best we can be – the kindest, hardest-working, most well-mannered class in school. Our main goal is to make Wrenthorpe Academy proud!
Summer 2 – BUDDIES!
Throughout Summer 2, children in Year 6 will be working alongside children in Reception during some weekly buddy sessions. The children have been partnered with a child in the other class and they will complete different activities each week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed these sessions so far and have already formed some lovely friendships with each other. They have completed various activities: pond dipping, bug hunting, parachute games and describing chick pictures. I have been so impressed with the Year 6 children’s attitudes when working with their buddy and they have shown such a kind and mature attitude. They are really excellent role models for the younger children to follow.
‘WOW’ Day – Making salt dough maps
To kick off our Summer 2 topic of ‘Marvellous Maps’ we came back to school and created our very own 3D maps. We focused on countries that we will be learning more about in our Geography lessons (Russia, Spain, Italy and France to name a few) and created topographical maps. First, we had to make the salt dough, which was a fun but messy task! We then looked carefully at the features of the country we were focusing on, in particular the height of the land. Using atlases, we then moulded the salt dough to show the contours of the land. Finally, we painted the maps and made a key to indicate how high the land is. We think the end products look pretty impressive!…
Arts Fortnight (11th – 22nd March)
What a fantastic two weeks we have had! I have been amazed by the quality of work the children have produced over the past 2 weeks and the thoughtful, insightful discussions our theme on plastic has generated. We look forward to welcoming parents and family members from Years 5 and 6 to our assembly on Monday 1st April where we will be sharing lots of our work with you all.We have been very busy these last couple of weeks with the following:
- having a whole-class debate on the motion: We should stop using plastic.
- creating some individual artwork, including plastic waste and bottle tops.
- contributing to our whole-class sculpture of Percy the Puffin.
- writing imaginatively from the perspective of an animal affected by plastic pollution.
- taking part in a dance workshop with Miss Berry.
- producing a poem during our creative writing workshop with Mrs Sanders
- creating amazing clay sculptures with the artist Jill Randall.
See below for a sneak peek of our work. We will share much more with you on the 1st April.
Debate – We should stop using plastic
Artwork – the hidden dangers of plastic
Clay Workshop with Jill Randall
World Book Day
We had a great day dressing up on World Book Day as some of our favourite book characters. Here is a selection of some of the very inventive costumes – everyone looked fab!
Trip to Bradford Grand Mosque and Bradford Media Museum
On the 5th March, we brought our RE learning to life by visiting Bradford Grand Mosque. Here we met Bilali, our tour guide for the morning, and we learnt so many fascinating facts about what Muslims do when they go to pray. We had a fantastic time at the Mosque and we were made to feel very welcome. In the afternoon, wen travelled down the road to Bradford Media Museum, where we were able to take advantage of their ‘Wonderlab’ – an interactive exhibition that explore light and sound. As ‘Light’ was our Science topic for the half term, we really enjoyed doing practical and fun experiments to back-up everything we had learnt. It was a fantastic day and I was very proud of the way the children conducted themselves, both at the Mosque and the Media museum.
It was our class’ turn to look after the chickens for 3 weeks during Spring 1. All of the children had the opportunity to look after Henny, Penny and Rue. The jobs included cleaning them out, changing their food and water, collecting their eggs and giving them treats. It was a dirty job, but everyone got stuck in!
A big thank you to all the parents and family members that joined us on Monday 21st January and took part in our Inspire Morning. It was lovely to see so many of you there and the artwork you produce was fantastic! The children are learning all about Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in our RE lessons this half-term and it was great to see the fantastic work you created together. Have a look at some of the photos below:
In our Science lessons this half-term we are learning about light. The children were set the task of creating a TV-style programme explaining how light travels and how we see. Check out the video below:
Science TV Programme - Light
We have been working hard on our dancing during Autumn 1. We worked so well as part of a group to choreograph a section of a song. Our theme was ‘America’ as this was our Geography topic this half term. Here are our finished products – the progress we made from the first lesson to the last was amazing!