Our Year 6 class are having an amazing time at Manor! Here are a few photos of our time here so far!
Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter break.
We have such an exciting and busy Summer term ahead of us- I can't actually quite believe it is our last one! Please have a look at our Curriculum statement and pop by to our class page to follow our learning journey through our final term at St. Anthony's.
As part of disability awareness day, Year 6 participated in a workshop with our visitor John. The activities were great fun and really opened our eyes a little more to the difficulties people with disabilities often face in their daily lives.
SATs Reward trip to the cinema! We had a fantastic time celebrating the end of SATs with a trip to see How to train your Dragon at the Fact Picturehouse then a little lunch and some games in Chevasse park.
Good luck to all of you this week sitting your SATs! You have worked so hard and come so far - we are all very proud of you! X
Year 6 have been working hard reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 10,000,000 over the last few weeks.
We started our History topic for this term: Were the Vikings always vicious and victorious? Year 6 were busy looking at popular views of the Vikings and learned a huge amount about Viking longships thanks to hot-seating Sven the captured Viking!
We have been looking at various biographies over the last few lessons in English. This week we explored the life of Ole Kirk Kristiansen- the inventor of Lego. We watched a biopic called 'The Story of Lego' and researched more about Ole's life. We challenged pupils to create something out of 10 pieces of lego one they had completed their work.
Year 6 enjoyed putting Mr Metcalf in the hot-seat today! We interviewed him to gather information in order to write his biography. Year 6 were fantastic and asked excellent open and closed questions to get all the information we needed! Well done!
In Art and Design we have been exploring the human form and proportion. The class were silent in concentration when asked to create observational sketches of our mannequins! We discussed using basic shapes, and fractions to develop a sketch before adding detail. We did some blind drawing to warm up too- it also reminded us of the one most important thing to remember when drawing anything : to look at what we are drawing! We learned how to improve and help others improve by giving and receiving effective feedback and not giving up!
Year 6 explored Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection in our Science lesson this morning. Whilst it is a challenging concept, the class demonstrated a great understanding of how animals including humans, adapt over time to their surroundings. We read a story called Moth- which explains the evolution of the peppered moth and played a game which helped us to understand natural selection and the survival of the fittest!
Horrible Histories Songs | Charles Darwin 'Natural Selection' | CBBC
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Wow! Just some fantastic samples of the work year 6 did for Arts week : our focus this year was the Giants’ visit to Liverpool! What talented artists we have in the class! Perseverance was key - the progress in these drafts is impressive- well done to all of you!
To mark Remembrance Day, Year 6 used their inference skills to predict what happened in 'War Story'. They looked at various pieces of evidence and made their predictions before watching and listening to a War Veteran's personal story.
So proud of our Year 6 pupils and the hard work they are putting into organising this week‘s book fair ! Well done all of you- you’re doing an amazing job! Here is our sash design winner, by Amy P; the logo design winner by Eve ; and Samantha’s winning letter.
Book Fair Trailer 2018
Year 6 enjoyed a morning with Peter, our visitor, who came in to talk to them about equality and diversity. They learned a huge amount from him and it was a great way to start anti-bullying week. Well done also to Amelia, Joe, Tom and Emma who led a collective worship with the theme ' We choose respect.'
As part of other faith's week, Year 6 learned about Rosh Hashanah. It is the Jewish New Year celebration. It is a custom to eat apples dipped in honey to mark a sweet and good new year - after making Rosh Hashanah cards we enjoyed a little taste!
Year 6 had a great time ice skating today - here are a few photos! More to come 😄
Year 6 have been working hard to master long division this week and have demonstrated how well they can support each other in class- which was lovely to see!
Getting our Christmas decorations ready for the fair on Friday! We tried our hand at a little decoupage to create traditional Christmas gifts- we hope you like them!
Year 6 getting competitive on TT Rockstars!
Some murder mystery grammar work on the active and passive to start the year!
Exploring equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions using common factors.
Year 6 started their Art topic for this half term : make my voice heard. We explored street art and graffiti as a form of expression and began to develop our own name tag. Here are some great examples of their lettering below.
During science lessons we have been working hard to classify living things, this week we looked at the observable characteristics of vertebrates.
Year 6 began exploring Impressionism and colour mixing this afternoon. They learned about impressionist style painting : loose brushstrokes, exaggerating colour and form and how they would focus carefully on landscapes in different seasons and times of the day. We took a section of Monet’s Japanese Footbridge - the results were amazing!
We've gotten stuck into our Rivers topic this term. We have explored rivers of the world to develop our locational knowledge and this afternoon.. We studied the journey of a river -from source to mouth- focussing on the River Mersey. Ask at home what fetaures they learned about!
During PE lessons year 6 have been developing their understanding of forward, backwards and straddle rolls as well as looking at counter balance and counter tension. This afternoon we attempted a sequence to include a selection of these skills including moving in and out of a position and a clear starting and finishing position.
We focussed on our mental health today in class. The class dealt maturely with a wide range of issued discussed- I was so proud of them. We started with discussing conflict and what it means to negotiate and reach a compromise. Placing our worries anonymously in a box in the morning, in the afternoon we read them aloud and gave each other advice- the class were unbelievably respectful and gave wonderful, encouraging advice to their peers . Talk at home about some of the themes we discussed.
Robin Williams and the Two-headed Monster demonstrate the word "Conflict." "
During our Art lesson we learned about Zentangles and explored it as a method for practising mindfulness.
Naming the main rivers of the UK this morning was fun to test our knowledge and learn new facts, even our Spanish visitor Martin got involved!
Gymnastics this term: our final sequences including travelling into and out of counter tension and counter balances. Well done all of you!
What would our world be like if we followed Paul's advice to the Corinthians? Here is Eve's answer!
Our response to the topic 'Sources' was making cards using some of the key scripture.
In art this afternoon, we explored Picasso's Guernica and its symbolism. The painting sends a strong message and includes a huge amount of symbolism which the children were able to identify. They then had a go at creating their own protest piece of art depicting the historical event of the Viking's attack on Lindisfarne.
Amelia's ventriloquist act!
I know our Year 6 pupils are all extremely talented in different ways - but Amelia stole the show today with her ventriloquist act at the end of the day! Below is just a little preview of how she entertained us this afternoon by introducing her puppets. Well done Amelia and thank you for sharing your talent with us, putting a smile on our faces to end the half term.
Battle of the bands: half term homework!
Year 6 were invited to the James Dunn classroom based in the Lowry, Manchester. There, they participated in workshops, learning and developing a range of artistic skills, as well as getting a chance to explore the works of Lowry in the gallery throughout the day. We had a fantastic time, which was made even more special by a visit from James' mum, auntie and little nephew.
The foam we made is special because each tiny foam bubble is filled with oxygen. The yeast acted as a catalyst (a helper) to remove the oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide. Since it did this very fast, it created lots and lots of bubbles. Did you notice the bottle got warm? Our experiment created a reaction called an Exothermic Reaction – that means it not only created foam, it created heat!
Year 6 Science Parents Quiz.mp4
Some of the Year 6 Science week poster competition entries! Good luck they’re all so different and amazing! Well done!
The document below will provide you with important information about the upcoming SATS tests and how to help support your child.