Adswood Primary School

Enjoy, Believe, Achieve

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers,


Welcome back! We hope you are well rested and looking forward to the
year ahead as much as we are. It is going to be a busy and exciting year for
all of us.


This term in Year 6 the children will be learning about ‘Heroes and Villains’
where they will be learning about the lives of significant figures
throughout history and the impact they had. In science we will be studying
animals, including humans. In P.E. this term the children will be taught by
specialist coaches to develop their gymnastic and football skills. For indoor
P.E. the children are required to wear their school P.E. kit and will be in
bare feet. For outdoor P.E. the children will wear their school P.E. kit and
school tracksuit (depending on the weather) and their own outdoor
trainers. For health and safety purposes, jewellery is not permitted and
long hair should be tied up. Gymnastics will be on a Wednesday afternoon
and football on a Thursday afternoon.

Reading books will be sent home on a daily basis and will be with you as
soon as possible! Activity bags will go out in week 4 of this term and we
cannot wait to see your fabulous creations.
We are looking forward to working with you and your child. Please do
not hesitate to contact us about anything!


Mrs Lennon and Mrs Bate.

Pupil Voice

YEAR 6 HAVE THEIR SAY!

 

What new things have you experienced since joining Year 6?

 

  • I have experienced doing art with real artists and being given the opportunity to go to an art gallery.
  • I have had the experience of participating in a dodgeball tournament at a high school competing with other schools.
  • I was lucky enough to play in a football tournament at Manchester City Stadium.
  • I competed against lots of different schools at a Power League tournament.
  • I am going to participate in a residential trip with my class at Kingswood.
  • I got through to the borough final in athletics.

 

 What responsibilities have you been given since joining Year 6?

 

  • I was able to become a ‘playleader’ which involves communicating with younger children, helping them to learn new games and develop their social skills.
  • I have had the responsibility to become Headboy, which I am proud of and it will go on my record for high school.
  •  A group of us were picked to become digital leaders and with the help of Gary Richards we have improved our I.T skills. The purpose of being a digital leader is to help other children with their IPads/I.C.T skills.

 

What V.V.E have you done this year?

 

  • Our class has been on a trip to Manchester Art Gallery as part of our theme-‘Gallery Rebels’ where we got to produce a skyline of Manchester.
  • Five Zulu warriors came to visit for the day to work with the pupils so that we could learn about their culture and way of life.
  • We had the opportunity to go to Stockport Academy as part of our science week, where we learnt about: acid, alkaline and chemicals. We also used Bunsen burners and set our teachers on fire!
  • We had a ‘Best of British’ week, which involved a ‘Great Adswood Bake off’ where we made our own cake. Ours was lemon drizzle-it was delicious!
  • Stevie Mandini, who was a magician, came in to our class and taught us magic like the magician in the ‘Nowhere Emporium’.

 

What has been the highlight of your time in Year 6 so far?

 

  • The highlight for me has been all the sports tournaments, in particular, going to Manchester City’s ground.
  • My highlight in Year 6 was when we had the opportunity to meet Stevie Mandini and learn how to perform magic.
  • My highlight was when Miss Cartwright came in and taught us lots of different art skills as part of their theme, ‘Gallery Rebels’.
  • When Daniel the ‘Beat boxer’ came in to do an assembly.
  • When the governor, David Seddon, came in to teach us about Humanism as part of our R.E lesson.
  • When the Zulu warriors first came in to the hall. Sienna, Ellie and I were extremely terrified about what they were going to do.
  • The athletics tournament because we got the opportunity to do lots of races and obstacle events.

Celebration of Work

Manchester Museum Visit!

Gallery Rebels Enrichment Day!

Danielle Cartwright, local artist and fashion designer, came and spent the day with Year 6 to launch their theme; ‘Gallery Rebels’. Throughout the day, pupils learnt about her artwork and techniques; looking at the work of artists who inspired her, created a colour wheel, explored colours which complement each other, investigated how to make tints and shades, used colour and tone to represent mood and emotion, produced automatic drawings in the style of Miro and finished the day by participating in a ‘big art’ activity which incorporated all the techniques and skills they had acquired that day.

Gallery Rebels Museum Visit!

To complement their theme; ‘Gallery Rebels’, pupils spent the day at Manchester Art Gallery. They explored the work of famous artists, including L.S.Lowry, investigating how they use colour, tone and technique to capture the look and mood of places. The day concluded with them creating their own 3D ‘skyline’ using a variety of media.

Mini Professors' Week

During the week, pupils participated in lots of different scientific activities. However, the highlight was the trip to Stockport Academy where they had the opportunity to carry out experiments in a ‘real’ laboratory. These experiments included: testing the PH level of various liquids, creating ‘Rainbow Fizz’, turning water into wine and setting their teachers on fire!

Best of British Week!

Throughout the week, pupils enhanced their knowledge and understanding of British values and culture. They examined a period of British history, studied and produced art work in the style of the British artist Peter Blake, baked traditional British puddings, learnt and performed the poem ‘Tyger, Tyger’ by William Blake and much, much more.

Newsletters!

Year 6 Newsletter              Summer 1

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers,

                 

 We hope that you had an enjoyable Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate! It is going to be an extremely busy half term in the run up to S.A.T’s but we hope to make it as pain-free as possible for all involved.

        This term in Year 6, the children’s theme will be ‘Hola Mexico’. This will involve identifying physical and human features, comparing the Chuianhan Desert with a contrasting locality, creating their own ‘Day of the Dead’ masks and sampling Mexican food. In science we will be studying animals and their habitats which will involve a trip to Manchester Museum where the children will have the opportunity to create their own habitat. In P.E. this term, the children will be taught by specialist coaches to develop their tag rugby and athletics skills. P.E. lessons will take place every Tuesday and Thursday. The children are required to wear their school P.E. kit and suitable footwear. For health and safety purposes, jewellery is not permitted and long hair should be tied up. P.E. will be on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. 

        Activity bags will go out in week 4 of this term and once again we cannot wait to see your fabulous creations.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us about anything! 

 Mrs Lennon, Mrs Bate and Mr Stanley.

Spring 2- Activity Bag

This term, our theme is ‘Gallery Rebels’. Children will be learning about significant artists and their style of art.

For their activity bag they have been asked to design and create their own ‘graffiti wall’ influenced by the work of other graffiti artists.

Their finished piece of art should include their name on a brick wall style background and the rest is up to them! Try to include a variety of colours and shading techniques. They could decorate their name with things that are personal to them or things they like.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you need any support with this and thank you for your continued support.

We look forward to seeing your graffiti art work.

Mrs Lennon, Mrs Bate and Mr Stanley

Spring 1- Activity Bag

This term, our theme is ‘Heroes and Villains’. Children will be learning about significant historical figures and deciding whether they are a ‘Hero’ or a ‘Villain’.

For their activity bag they have been asked to create a trophy that they would present to a real-life hero and write an inscription on a plaque stating why they are their hero.

We have included some example trophy designs and materials but as always feel free to use your materials and more importantly your imagination!

Please do not hesitate to ask if you need any support with this and thank you for your continued support.

We look forward to seeing your trophies.

Mrs Lennon and Mrs Bate

Autumn 2- Activity Bag

In Darwin’s theory of evolution he stated that mankind had developed from ape like creatures millions of years ago.

In this activity bag, you will find materials to help you make a visual representation of this idea.

Instructions

1 Cut out all the pieces carefully from the printed card.

2 Cut pieces of drinking straw and attach (using sellotape) to the back of the figures at an angle.

3 Thread the string through the straws and assemble. Look at the diagram on the back of this sheet to help you.

Autumn 2- Activity Bag

As part of our Theme; ‘A Child’s War’, pupils will be looking at different aspects of the war, one of which is evacuation. During this time, Year 6 are going to recreate a World War 2 ‘Evacuation Day’. Children will be evacuated to another county! The children have been asked to put together a box containing 10 personal items e.g. a teddy bear, a photo, a small game etc…

(No mobile phones or computer games!)

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Once again thank you for your continued support.

The Year 6 team.