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Year Six Curriculum Long Term Plan 

Y6 Summer Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2017

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3.7.18 - Great Superstar Trip to the Summit Adventure Centre in Selby

Fantastic day out at the Pizza Expess pizza making class and Ilkley park.

27.02.18 Water filters

27.02.18 Water Filters

 

We looked at water use in Oak class today as part of a science project.  We use an amazing 150 litres of water per person on average in the UK per day !  which is a huge amount! After looking at our own use of water and ways of saving water (turning off the tap when brushing our teeth), we thought about how some people around the world cannot access water directly from a tap in their homes.

In Kenya and other African countries, some people have to walk for several kilometers to get water, and even then, it may be contaminated and dirty. To help clean the water and make it safer to drink, we started to look at and design water filters.

Using a range of materials, from sand, cloth, coffee filters and stones - as well as a pair of tights - we worked in small groups to design and build our filters. 

After our prototypes were tested, we refined them and then tested them again - you can see the final results in the photographs - all worked well, but two were filtering to such a level that clear water was coming out. Whilst we would not drink it (we discussed the use of active carbon filters) by the end of the lesson, we could all explain how different filter materials contributed to different levels of filtration.

23.02.18 - Minecraft Anderson Shelters

Painting David Hockney style

13.11.17 - We had a lovely walk down the river to the park yesterday as part of a river study we are doing in Geography and setting descriptions in English. It was bit chilly but it was good to see how many features we could pick out.

13.11.17 - We had a lovely walk down the river to the park yesterday as part of a river study we are doing in Geography and setting descriptions in English.  It was bit chilly but it was good to see how many features we could pick out.

11.11.17 - Otley Science Fair - Oak and Elm class did a great job helping out at the science fair.

Two basketball coaches came in today to teach us some basketball skills.

As part of our Ancient Greek topic, we have been making clay pots.

Classifying our Class - today we classified all the children our class. We started by boy/girl then went down to eye colour. It was fun!

Welcome back to school and to Oak class.  I am really excited about the fantastic things we are going to be doing this year.

 

All the children have settled into Year 6 extremely well and I am positive that we are going to have a successful year.  Watch this space for news and photos of what we are doing.

Oak Class 2017 - 2018

Oak class were presented with lovely dictionaries from Otley Rotary Club today.

Some photographs from our fabulous Health Week.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Fun in the park to celebrate the end of SATS.

20.4.17 - We have been looking after Zig and Zag all week to support us with our report writing. Today, Mrs Warren let them explore the classroom (Mrs Chaplin was worried they would escape!).

24.3.17 - Some of our fantastic Anderson Shelters that we made for our World War 2 Learning Log

9th March 2017 - investigating the volume of cubes and cuboids.

1st March 2017. Oak and Elm had a fantastic day at City Varieties and Leeds City Museum. The loved running the theatre through real life maths activities.

We've had a great day looking at and thinking about Human Rights and Equality in Year 6. Here are some photographs of us buying and selling Human Rights.

We have been looking at the components of blood this week in Science and even made some!  We used raspberries for red blood cells, mini marshmallows for white blood cells, pineapple juice for plasma and sprinkles for platelets. 

Oak children have been having a fantastic time at the Music Project on Tuesday afternoons.  The project is being run by the Big Hoo Ha and has been funded by Leeds Music Hub/Artforms.  

They have been compiling music to go with the  Myths that they wrote in Autumn 1.  We are hoping to have an assembly to celebrate and listen to their creations.

 

A fantastic Learning Log from Olivia Bradford.

We had great fun in Science making electrical circuits then trying them out to see if they worked.  If they didn't work, we had to figure out why.
On Monday 21st November, Oak were lucky to have a visit from the Peace Museum in Bradford.  The Peace Museum explores the history and the often untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform and peace movements. 
Herd Farm

We have all arrived safely at Herd Farm and got settled in. After a tour of the site and our home for the next two days we were shown to our bedrooms. Some of Oak had a shock when they found out they had to make their own beds ... which for some was quite a task!

 

After a delicious tea we washed up and were then taken on a night walk of the grounds. After walking up to the reservoir, we navigated the outlying paths of Herd Farm, saw some evening frogs and toads and then had a quick game of Splat! in the rain. 

 

Once inside, all our wet clothes went in the drying room and it's now pyjama and movie night... with hot chocolate and cookies!

 

More exciting updates tomorrow!

Herd Farm - Day 1

A very big welcome back to school and to Oak class.  It is really lovely for us to be together for another year with a change of scenery in a new classroom.

 

All the children have settled into Year 6 extremely well and I am positive that we are going to have a fantastic year.  Watch this space for news and photos of what we are doing.

 

 

Monday 12th September 2016 - Bug Hunting in our fabulous school grounds. We spent some time yesterday afternoon collecting bugs for our Science topic and examining them under out fabulous new microscopes. We found a whole family of common Newts.

Great fun problem solving in Maths - Friday 9th September

Oak class 2015 - 2016 

Members of Oak class were invited by Mrs F to take part in a teamwork demonstration

6th July 2016 - Assembly

Oak Class Summer Newsletter

Oak class Spring Newsletter

Health week! 

 

Oak class really enjoyed 'Health week.' We wore our PE kits all week and took part in many activities including Yoga, Star Wars martial arts, Quick sticks, Road to Rio and a Footloose dance workshop. We had lots of fun taking part in all these fantastic events. 

Bridge day!! 

 

We really enjoyed our bridge building day. First of all we learnt all about the different types of bridges there were. Using a chrome book, we researched the various types of structures and the materials they were made from. Next we looked at strengthening materials and joining materials. After that we used materials around us to create bridge structures; we even used ourselves, string and books! 

We then designed a bridge using all the information we had learned that morning. Using a variety of materials we then built a bridge structure in pairs and tested to see if if took the weight of several 'cars.' 

 

Fantastic work Oak, we have been very impressed.