Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 is an important year for our pupils and marks the transition towards secondary school. We aim to ensure that we send our children on to their new schools as responsible, organised and engaged pupils ready to face their new challenges.
During this year, we encourage our children to take a greater responsibility in school life. They carry out a variety of jobs around our school, including paper recycling, music monitors, chairs and library monitors; they even deliver messages at lunchtime!
Year 6 is obviously a very important year as the children prepare for their end of Key Stage SATs. Whilst recognising and working hard at this, we also strive to give the children an enjoyable and memorable final year at their Junior School. We offer all children the opportunity to enjoy and experience a four day residential trip to York. In addition, at the end of Year 6, all children take part in a musical production, which makes a fantastic end to their four years with us.
The teaching staff are; Ms Chohan (Year Leader), Mrs Pickering (Class Teacher), Mr Kuriger (Class Teacher), Mr Stonehall (Class Teacher), Miss James (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Jones (Teaching Assistant).
Year 6 Scary Stories
In Year 6, we have been inspired by Gary Crew's book 'Watertower' to write our own scary stories- we have used his writing techniques and vocabulary to improve our own skills. From there we have written independent stories which are sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck! Take a read if you dare.
Year 6 had a fantastic day dressing up as their favourite book character. The children had a go at designing illustrations inspired by a range of illustrators and participated in the World Book Day Live Lesson.
Inspiration Day- South America
Year 6 kicked off their new topic of South America with re-creating a piece of samba music with various musical instruments. They researched which foods come from this continent and later in the afternoon, they held their own carnival to display their carnival masks.
Moneysense May 2018
Fraud Scene Investigators
Year 6 had great fun as crime investigators. The children worked in teams to examine 6 pieces of evidence to identify the source of 'identity theft.'
They had to retrieve important information from each piece of evidence and use the details from Newsflashes to eliminate particular facts.
Each group had to explain how they came to their conclusion using the evidence that they had gathered.
We put our drama skills to the test in the end by acting out scenes of fraud.
Year 6 were fantastic at identifying how important it is to keep personal information safe, especially when using social media!
Our Sculptures February 2018
As part of our topic, 'Brilliant Birmingham', Year 6 have been looking at the history of Bournville and the changes in transport and housing.
Year 6 were inspired by the sculptures within Birmingham and had a go at designing and creating their own using junk modelling and modroc.
Year 6 had lots of fun working with King Edwards School. The children completed a range of activities involving 'LIGHT.'
The children made bubble houses, created shadows and even wore diffraction glasses.
Moneysense Workshop May 2017
Year 6 worked with Natwest Bank volunteers looking at the value of money and how to spend wisely.
Children were given £100 to plan a great party for a child.
They worked in teams to plan and budget their parties. Each group then presented their party and discussed money saving tips.
Worcester Wolves Basketball Players Visit Year 6
Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon playing alongside professional basketball players. The children completed a range of activities to develop their skills and even had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.
Year 6 Maths Lesson
In Maths we have been looking at co-ordinates, rotation, reflection and translation. We decided to make it as practical as we could!
Music Lessons in Year 6
This half term we have been looking at Reggae music, our singing and our dancing has improved, as well as our ability to play some instruments in time with the music.
Skills for Bills
The Royal Bank of Scotland spent the day with year 6, teaching us all about the importance of money!
Year 6 Bournville Visit
We visited Bournville to look at the architeture within the local area, sketching the many beautiful buildings we saw.
As part of our topic, Being Human, we learnt about how important neurons are to our everyday functioning, then we made our own 3D neurons!
Year 6 Christmas Party
On Tuesday 15th December we all took part in various party games, involving spaghetti, polos and chocolate to name a few! The children all dressed up in their party outfits and a great time was had by all.
Crucification of Jesus
Year 6 have been creating their own news reports on the crucifiction of Jesus, including their own eye-witness accounts.
Miss Parker’s Year 6 Maths Group. Our task was to create a full set of dominoes. We knew that the domino was split into 2. We also knew that the sides could have anywhere from zero dots to six dots on. We had to bid for the correct number of tiles to create a full set of dominoes.
Here we are making up our tiles. How many individual tiles do you think we needed in order to complete the set of dominoes?
Year 6 carried out some investigation work to explore the question ‘Is yeast alive?’ We decided to use yeast and sugar mixed with warm water, in one test tube, and cold water in the other.
We had some interesting results and found that even the cold water mixture created gas. Some test tubes had been held in our hands and this body heat may have changed our cold water into warmer water which could be one reason for the similarities in some of the results.
We thoroughly enjoyed this experiment. Here we are capturing the gases produced inside a balloon, discussing what we can see and recording our results.
Year 6 were invited by Northfield Eco Centre to take part in a project being run in conjunction with other friends of Victoria Common. Nineteen volunteers from St Laurence Church Junior School excitedly donned their wellingtons and made the journey over to Victoria Common. We were met by Northfield Eco-Centre, Park Rangers and other friends of Victoria Common. The project involved planting 8 fruit trees and protecting their future with caging, the latter task being carried out by the rangers and council.
All the children took turns to dig the soil, compost the roots and to back fill the space leaving the trees secure to grow. We had a thoroughly wonderful time and cannot wait to take our friends and family to see the new trees. In a year or two we may even be able to pick an apple or pear straight from the trees we planted!
Here we are working together to support the environment which we will continue to respect and cherish. We hope you do too.
King Edwards Maths Challenge.