Welcome to Poplar - Year 6!
Year 6 have been reading and enjoying 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. At times we've been on the edge of our seats with suspense! It was at one of these moments that we all imagined we were Stanley, the main character, who was stuck in a hole on top of a nest of yellow spotted lizards. I wonder what you would be thinking if that was you; perhaps you would escape the reality of the situation with happy memories.
Read through Amelie and Jessica's interpretation of Stanley's thoughts.
All Wired Up! - Science
In our science we have been learning all about electricity and making electrical circuits. We began with many questions - things that we wanted to find out about electricity. We have learnt about the flow of electricity, circuit diagrams and how to draw the symbols, different types of switches and why they might be used and how to increase and decrease the resistance and what effect this has on the components.
Autumn Term 1, 2018
Academic Year 2018-2019
Year 6 have been writing short stories that contain an element of surprise; we hope you enjoy these
Cultural Day - Japan!
文化の日 - 日本
We have enjoyed learning about Japan on our whole school cultural day: discovering how to use chopsticks, learning about Japanese school, the geography, economy, manufacturing and food, amongst other subjects. Mrs Hemmens and Ms Meagher looked lovely in their kimonos (!) while the class all wore red and white like the country's flag. In addition, we learnt about the beautiful spring blossoms and painted them with watercolours. We have each taken a translation of our name home to practise.
In science we are looking at how our heart works and why; we began by role playing the blood!
Sam's research project
Sam enjoyed the challenge of an additional research project about birds which he presented to the class; it was a fantastic presentation and he taught us all a great deal! Please have a look at his power point; we thoroughly recommend it!
As part of our science learning about classification and the characteristics of all living things, Mrs Bayliss, a Biology teacher from Richard Hale, came in to help us to explore micro-organisms. We investigated the growth of these organisms which we found in various places in the classroom. We also investigated which hand cleaner was the most effective against bacteria. The final investigation was our experiment to grow yeast at different temperatures.
Creation and Faith - conflicting or complementing?
This is a question we've been asking in our topic, 'How the Camel got its Hump'; it's been part of our Science and RE learning and we've grappled with what it means to be human in our English lessons as well as we've been studying the novel, 'The Savage'. Big questions for year 6!
As we've looked at these issues we've thought about how we're made in the image of God and how we're all unique and yet we've put that alongside the theories of Cosmology and Evolution. This was our artistic response.
Did you work out who was who?!
What an amazing experience at the Royal Albert Hall!
Sunday 11th March saw twenty year 6 children, plus teachers and parents, take the coach up to the Royal Albert Hall for the Hertfordshire Music Gala. After a great deal of hard work learning the lyrics and practising the songs, we were able to give of our best and be part of something that was truly incredible.
Year 6 - I was so proud of you, you were a credit to the school. It was a "memory making" day that I was thrilled to share with you.
It'a a new term and a new topic...
"How the Camel got its Hump"
We are really enjoying connecting our Science, English, RE and Art learning in this new topic; do look at our curriculum overview to see all that we are learning.
Below is our new look Reading Hub - we feel we have out grown a "Reading Corner"!
The Launch Day provided exciting opportunities to learn about the conservation status of various species, playing Conservation Bingo and then creating masks of a number of different animals at various stages on the conservation scale.
Visit by Tim Prendergast - Para- Olympian
We were privileged today as the Gold medal Olympic runner came to talk to the school in assembly and also to do a workshop with both Year 6 and Year 4. In year 6 he talked to us about believing in yourself, how important it is to work as a team and ways to cope with nervousness or stress.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18