Year 6 Project - Hola Mexico!
Welcome to Mexico. Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun festivals. Is your tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional fruit cocktail or a delicious Mexican meal. What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices. Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Mayan civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball game and follow all of their curious rituals. Just try to keep your head. Feel like celebrating? Design a flute, grab a drum, join a tribe and make some noise. Have you got what it takes to be chief? Let’s find out.
Innovate Challenge - Festival procession
Art and Design - Sculpture; Maya Art; Carving
Computing - Online research; Presentations
Design and Technology - Food of Mexico; Evaluating and making instruments
Geography - Maps; Human and physical geography of Mexico
History - Ancient Maya civilisation
Science - Light and shadows
Science Investigations - How can we make red? What colour is a shadow?
Next week we will be;
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Now that the weather is much colder, we ask that the children's PE kit contain jogging bottoms (and a zip-up if possible) for their weekly outdoor PE session.
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What a memorable experience dissecting a lamb's heart was! We were able to investigate the four chambers of the heart and the arteries and veins. It was fascinating!
We also made artificial blood, representing the main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets.
When it's raining outside and you still want to get your body moving, why not try your hand at speed stacking? Year 6 are quite the masters at this sport!
Our Indoor PE session this week allowed us to learn a new game where we could refine our co-ordination and agility skills!
Following their research in Science and their persuasive writing lessons in English, Year 6 have been using the Chromebooks to create their own anti-smoking adverts.
This term we have written various non-chronological reports about The Heart, its function and how to keep your heart healthy. Great work Year 6!
This week in PE, we took part in Boccia and Curling working in small teams to perfect our aim and accuracy skills.
Year 6 have been perfecting their sending and receiving skills in tag rugby. Here they are practising the 'pop' and 'spin' pass down the line in a race against the clock. Great work Year 6!
This week we have been investigating algorithms to see if they are accurate and efficient. Here we are following a pre-written algorithm to order a set of numbers.
When it's raining outside, Zumba is relocated to the classroom. Here we are dancing away and busting some groovy moves! 🕺👯♂️🕺🏽
This afternoon, Year 6 spent their DT and computing lesson evaluating the home pages of different websites. We were investigating features such as headers, logos and navigational links. This will then help us to design our own websites. Watch this space for our creations!
We are rather proud of our finished websites. To create these, we first completed our own header drawings in Art and then uploaded these to the Chromebooks before inserting them into Google Sites. Linked to our own interests or hobbies, our websites cover a range of topics. The Year 6 children will be able to show parents and carers their websites by logging into Google Classroom. We hope you like them!