White Rock Primary School

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White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 6 OWLS

Owls are creatures of great integrity. They are also serene and wise, using all their senses to adapt to their surroundings. The wisdom of an owl enables them to be unafraid and tackle any challenges they may face.

 

THIS TERM'S THEME

'Around the World in 80 days'

 

 

P.E AND DANCE DAYS

Please ensure that a PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. All items of PE kit (and school uniform) should be labelled with the child's name and class.

We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term

 

HOME LEARNING DAYS

All home learning is to be completed in your Home Learning books and will be given on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. All pupils in Year 6 are expected to complete their Home Learning to a high standard and be handed in on the due date. Those pupils who have not completed the task will be expected to stay in during the first twenty minutes of Thursday lunchtime.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 4th January - Spring Term begins

MEET THE TEAM

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to email or phone the class teacher (Mr Aldredge) or alternatively please contact the team leader (Mrs Foster).

saldredge@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Year 6 Return to School Letter - September 2020

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

Summer Term

Summer Term Curriculum Map

 

Tuesday 4th May - Maths

Today, Owls have been introduced to some brand new learning in Maths. They have been investigating how to find the mean average of a set of numbers. By using multilink cubes, they were able to explore the concept of averages before moving onto learning the calculation methods to find the mean.

Thursday 29th April - Design &Technology

this week, Owls have planned, created, evaluated and tested a design for Periscopes. Their brief was to design an implement for birdwatchers to use that wouldn't disturb birds or wildlife when they are in a natural habitat.

Monday 19th April - Science.

owls have started their Science topic of Light and have been investigating practically how light travels through transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Following this, they investigated how opaque objects block the light and create shadows and how shadows can change size by moving a light source.

SPRING TERM

 

Spring Term Curriculum Map

 

Thursday 1st April - Art

Today, Owls have been learning about Composition in Art. They have evaluated Hokusai's 'The Great Wave' and used mixed media to create their own Wave Seascapes inspired by Japanese Art.

Thursday 25th March - Learning Journey

Year 6 have read the book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpugo and responded by writing poetry. They wrote Haiku and Tanka poems before collaboratively working on a reversible poem which we then performed for the rest of the class.

Brooklyn, Lois, Tyler, Lucy

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Megan, Lewis, Owen, Darcy

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Sophia, Ashton, Milly, Lacey

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Callum, Tia, Leon

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Emelie, Harry, Eva, Jacob

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Charlie, Reuben, Mia, Emelia

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Summer, Dexter, Devon, Ruby

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Tuesday 16th March - Science - Evolution and Inheritance

Today, Owls looked at Inheritance in their Science Learning. They have discussed how living things pass on genetic material to their offspring in the form of DNA. Then, we conducted a practical experiment to extract the DNA from bananas.

Friday 12.03.21 - Dance

At the end of a long first week back, Owls have been learning about Indian dancing, linked to their RE topic of Hinduism and our Class Topic of Around The World. They will be learning choreograohy and even designing their own Indian-inspired dance.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

AUTUMN TERM

 

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Tuesday 17th November - PE

Keeping within our class bubbles, we continued our PE learning with Mr Aldredge; we played an extremely competitive (and sweaty) game of Dodgeball. It's safe to say our accuracy and strength have progressed a lot through our schooling as Mr Aldredge spent most of the lesson trying his hardest avoiding foam bullets! What great fun had by all! 

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Science

This half term, Year 6 will be learning about Animals including Humans - specifically 'The Heart and Health'. Today we focused on describing the functions of blood and concentrated on explaining how transportation of water and nutrients in the blood helps maintain our body's health. To investigate this, the children used gummy sweets and various liquids (water, salt water, cola and milk) to show how the process of Osmosis is necessary for water to pass through a membrane into our cells to give them energy. Watching the change in the size and consistency of the gummy sweet presented the process of Osmosis.

07.10.20 - Filming for CBBC.

Year 6 are lucky to be chosen to be part of CBBC's Andy and the Oddsocks music video for their new song for this year’s Anti Bullying Week. This year they have recorded a version of the ‘The Kids Are United’, a classic from years gone by and a true youth anthem with a rousing message of togetherness….we are really excited about it. It fits perfectly with this year’s Anti Bullying Week theme ‘United Against Bullying’.

 

In a true sign of unity they are going to ask a number of schools to take part, including White Rock! We filmed today around the school and can't wait to see Year 6 appearing in the final video. 

02.10.20 - Art - Jo Di Bona non-chronological report

Continuing with our Art journey, the children have written examples of information texts to explain Jo's progression to Pop-Graffiti. Owls are now designing the backgrounds of their information texts using techniques (similar to those used by Di Bona himself) that they have been exploring first-hand. We will upload the finish products next week for you to admire our use of colour, collage and of course, our excellent handwriting! 

24.09.20 - Coasteering

Coasteering is an exhilarating, combined rock and water activity that Year 6 have loved! Catered to every individual level, this activity is suitable for those with no fear of heights or water as well as those who may not be quite so confident.  During their Coasteering trip, Owls experienced rock climbing and scrambling techniques, as well as how to jump from heights into the sea safely. Wearing sturdy footwear, wet-suits, buoyancy aids and helmets, Owls traveled along Fishcombe Cove section of coastline; sometimes swimming in the sea, sometimes scrambling on rocks and jumping from rocks into the sea. They all had a fantastic morning!

18.09.20 - Art - Jo Di Bona
In Art this week, we continued our journey by looking at Parisian-born street artist, Jo Di Bona. He combines aspects of Pop-Art with graffiti. We took an example of his work and tried to replicate his style and techniques using collage, drawing and colouring. We were very impressed with the outcomes - take a look! 

09.09.20 - Our first Science lesson - The composition of blood.

Today in our Science lesson, we began by learning the 4 main components of blood. Plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets play important roles within our bodies. We made a "blood smoothie" to show these components and blended it up to show how these tiny cells are invisible to the naked eye! Some of us were even brave enough to try some! If you would like to make a "blood smoothie" at home, you will need: 

 

  • White Marshmallows
  • Pineapple juice
  • White Hundreds and Thousands
  • Raspberries or strawberries

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