On Monday 13th June, some of our Year 6s travelled to London. It was an early start and we were full of excitement! We arrived in London and got off the coach near to Buckingham Palace, stopping for St James Park. It was a beautiful sunny day and we enjoyed stretching our legs, having a bite to eat and even a quick game of football. After lunch, we walked through the park and stopped to enjoy the views of Buckingham Palace- it was huge and very grand!
Our next stop was photos by the River Thames and a walk past the Houses of Parliament. We saw statues of lots of famous inspirational people outside Westminster. Then it was time for a delicious meal at Pizza Express! After a scrumptious dinner, we went on a river cruise along the Thames. The weather was glorious and the tour guide pointed out famous buildings and told us lots of interesting facts- what a great way to see the city. From water to the sky, we finished the river cruise and moved onto the London Eye. Some of us were very nervous due to the height of the wheel, but everyone was really brave and enjoyed the breathtaking views of London! Lastly, it was time to head to our hotel and settle into our bedrooms for a good nights sleep.
On Tuesday 14th June, we woke and headed down for breakfast before getting back on the coach for another fun filled day in London. Our first stop was the British Museum and even before we got inside, we were amazed by the sheer size and elegance of the building- it was incredible. Inside, we saw artefacts from all over the world and a range of different eras. Our favourite section was seeing the Mummies from Ancient Egypt. When we finished in the gift shop, our coach took us to Hyde Park for lunch. From Hyde Park, we walked past the Science Museum towards the Natural History Museum. Again we were amazed from the minute we walked inside! We could see an escalator going up through a lit up Jurassic world and couldn’t wait to go up it. We started by visiting the dinosaur section of the museum, it reminded us of the movie ‘Night at the Museum’. There was an enormous T-Rex and lots of other dinosaurs along with skulls, footprints and lots more- it was fascinating! Next, we moved onto the mammal section, the elephants and Woolly mammoths towered over us and were so life like. After the gift shop (our favourite one so far) we went up the dinosaur escalator! Outside, our coach driver met us and took us to Jungle Cave for dinner. The restaurant was set up as a rainforest with lightening and thunder storms every so often as we ate. We even got to meet Charlie the jungle monkey as we ate our tea.
After another scrumptious dinner, we walked to the theatre to watch Matilda. London was busy and bustling and it was great to walk past people enjoying dinner in the sun. We stopped for photos outside the theatre before going in and finding our seats. The show was amazing! The singing, acting, dancing was all fantastic and some of the actors were only our age. We clapped along to the songs and at the end, the actors came out on stage and we stood for a standing ovation. Back at the hotel, we were all very tired so went straight to bed and fell fast asleep.
On Wednesday 15th June, we woke for our final day in London. We had breakfast and packed up our cases ready for the coach to collect. It was another scorching hot day and we walked to the National Gallery, enjoying the sunshine. At the gallery, we split into 2 groups of a tour. We were shown lots of amazing art work, including art by Van Gogh and Monet (who we studied in the Autumn term) and were taught how to really see and critique the artwork. After the tour, we walked out to the front of the gallery and enjoyed the views of Trafalgar Square. We finished our tour of London with a spot of lunch in the Natural History Museum gardens and a tour of the Science Museum. Again, this museum amazed us! We spent ages enjoying the Space floor, seeing replicas of rockets that have landed on the moon. Next, we moved up to the medicine floor and learnt how medicine has progressed over the years, we couldn’t believe the machines that were first used in hospitals. We finished on the transport floor, admiring cars, boats, trains and planes from years gone by- oh how transport has changed!
After another jam packed day, it was time to get on the coach and set off back towards Leeds. We stopped for tea at a service station, sang lots of songs, some of us even had a sleep before pulling back up at Beechwood and heading home.
Year 6 London residential
Tag Rugby Competition
Class 13 have enjoyed themselves at the trust tag rugby competition this afternoon! Every team won a game and 2 teams even won overall in their groupings. We are all very proud of the hard work and super behaviour Class 13 have showed today. Well done everyone!
Home Learning Grid
We revised our compass points with a quick game in the playground!
Class Awards Friday 4th March
Well done to this week’s winners!
Ellie (dojo winner), Elliot (reader), Olivia (writer), Alexia (star of the week)
Class blog Friday 4th March
Written by Ethan and Jack
On Monday, we came back from the 1 week holiday and had a busy day. On Tuesday, we did double maths and learnt all about pie charts. On Wednesday, we had a supply teacher in for the day. On Thursday we started our writing assessment. We did our writing about whether school uniform should be banned. We then celebrated World Book Day by doing a book review and poems based on a book we read together called “The Lost Words”. Today, we finished our writing assessment and did double English. We then had a maths session practising some arithmetic skills.
World Book Day
For World Book Day, we dressed up as characters from our favourite books. There were lots of amazing outfits that we had put a lot of effort into.
We did a lot of reading today, enjoying our fluency books then we completed a book review of a book we have read recently.
The book we looked at today is called “The Lost Words”. It is a poetry book which has a complication of acrostic poems in it along with beautiful illustrations.
We then created our own acrostic poems using the book as inspiration.
Half Term Attendance Prize
Well done to Hazel who won the 100% attendance prize draw and received a £10 voucher!
Dress to Express Day!
Class Awards - Spring Term Week 5
This week’s winners are:
Demi - Handwriting
Gracie - Reading
Jessica - Star of the week
Well done to this week’s winners!
Spring Term Week 5
Class blog - written by Gracie and Robyn:
This week we have been learning about a wide range of topics and have been using creative ideas to do so. In maths, to make learning about area more simple and fun, we used the tables to make compound shapes. We split up into sensible groups and worked out the area. In RE, we have been leaning about Jewish rights of passage. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any visitors come in but we still had an amazing time. In science, we had learnt about a man names James Lind who cured scurvy using research. It was a very interesting and new thing to learn about. We found out that oranges and lemons are the items that cured scurvy. Scurvy gives you some joints, loose teeth and bleeding gums. Luckily, scurvy is very rare nowadays. In English, we have been writing about a 10 year old boy from the book ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo. So far, the boy has gone into the rainforest and come across a vicious menacing tiger.
We have had an amazing time this week, have you?
Monday 31st January- Today we learnt how to find the area of compound shapes. We used our classroom tables to make compound shapes, and moved them apart to find the missing lengths and calculate the area of the whole shape. We really enjoyed this practical hands on Maths lesson and will use our learning to apply it to our work tomorrow.
Well done Robyn! Miss Magill’s Mathematician of the week.
Year 6 Home Grid Letter / Information
This week in Maths, Year 6 have been learning to read and interpret timetables. We have been using number lines to answer questions and read bus and train timetables, school timetables and gym/swimming timetables. We know this will help prepare us for moving around lots of classrooms next year at high school!
Monday 17th January - Día de los Muertos Workshop
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition where people celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones they have lost. We learned all about this celebration in a workshop with Matthew Bellwood. We created sugar skulls, made colourful masks and designed our own alebrijes (these are often considered as spirit guides or animals that watch over you and keep you safe).
At the end of the workshop, we created our own ofrenda. An ofrenda is where you place photos of loved ones you have lost and special items that remind you of them - favourite foods, drinks, perfumes, flowers and anything that brings back their memory. We wrote dedications to people we have lost or famous celebrities who have passed away with memories and things we miss the most about them.
The workshop helped us learn about this Mexican celebration while also giving us time to reflect positively on the memories we have of people who are no longer with us.
Friday 19th November - Children in Need
Today we celebrated Children in Need. We raised lots of money. Children came dressed in sports kits, yellow, spots, stripes or pyjamas.
We had a football tournament at lunchtime which Class 13 won!! It was lots of fun!
There was a drawing competition that we entered and Ellie won with a lovely bandana design!
We also had a baking competition which Jessica and Kaiiron entered. Their cakes both looked amazing and you could tell they had put a lot of hard work into them! We couldn't decide between the two so they were both winners.
We finished the day off with a cake sale and all left with smiles on our faces and tasty treats in our hands.
Thank you to the school council for planning a brilliant day!
Friday 19th November - DT Building Structures
Today in DT, we used our prior knowledge of building structures to attempt to build a chair out of newspaper. It was very tricky but we were resilient and some of the structures managed to stand up. We remembered things from previous years and found out new techniques that we can use during this topic. Next, we will be looking at how to strengthen structures so our future builds will have a better chance of holding things up!