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Welcome to Year 6


This term we are exploring structures. Our end project will be creating a marble run with a free standing, secure structure.

So far, we have used some materials and construction kits to explore making towers looking at which shapes help to make a structure more secure and stronger. Furthermore, the children have explored joining methods by trying to make a marble run bridge using cardboard tubes.

Year 6 have been making Mayan Masks this term. They started the unit by researching why they were used, what they were made from and when they were worn. They then used the designs that they had found to influence their own designs. It was then time to get messy...... Papier Mache at the ready...... The covered balloons then made a wonderful mask shape which were added to using more papier mache, straws and cardboard. Once they were dry, colour was added.

They look AMAZING!!!!

Year 6 have been learning about Global foods and have explored some new foods. We started our unit with looking at lemongrass, ginger, lime, figs and mango. The children were able to taste some of them too. After this we looked at ‘Where’ in the world our food comes from. The children have revised the different food groups and how to create an “Eatwell plate”.

We focussed the designing and making sessions around Mexican food. The whole class worked in groups to make salsa, guacamole and quesadillas. Each child then designed their own quesadilla and the filling they would like. 100% of the class now like quesadillas. Have a go at home!!

In Term 1, Year 6 learned about landscapes and different artists. We explored the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Jean Metzinger. We used cotton buds to create the same texture used by Claude Monet and explored the use of pencils to create different marks to mimic the brushstrokes that Vincent Van Gogh would have used. Jean Metzinger used a completely different technique and created pictures using squares.

Can you spot Izzy, Maayan, Alex and Jayah's creations in amongst the originals below?