Art – Monet

Year 6 have been focusing on Monet and Impressionism. Impressionism is an art movement which focused on capturing the impression of the moment, especially in terms of light and effect.  Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have carefully analysed a variety of Monet’s paintings and the techniques which he used.  We carefully mixed our colours using a paint pallet while adding dabs of paint to build up the colour.

Music

In music we are focusing on the music of Carloe King.  We have been working hard to learn the song and music to You’ve Got A Friend, to develop our whole class performance.

Science – Adaptation investigation

In Science we are learning about Darwin and his investigations into how finches adapted to survive on the Galapagos Islands. We focused on how different beaks impacted the consumption of food.  We conducted a fair test to see how the small, pointed tip beaks compared with the wide tip beaked finches when eating smaller seeds on Island A compared to larger seeds on Island B.  Year 6 will share their finding with you.

Downs Syndrome Awareness Day

On 1st March, Year 6 started their Downs Syndrome Sunflower Challenge by planting their sunflower seed following Mrs Buckley’s assembly on Down Syndrome Awareness.  Over the next twenty-one days, Year 6 watched how their sunflowers started to bloom and grow at different times – just like us! On 21st March, we participated in the Rock Your Socks campaign and wore brightly coloured socks to promote Downs Syndrome Awareness; in class we also focused on inclusion for all.  We have carefully taken our sunflower home to nurture them over the next few months.

World Down Syndrome Awareness Challenge

For countdown to World Down Syndrome Day on Monday 21st March we are participating in the sunflower challenge.  On Monday 1st March the children each planted a sunflower seed in class and will watch how, just like them, they all grow and bloom in different ways over the next 21 days.

Viking Art

Year 6 have been recognising and describing the style of Viking knots and patterns. We carefully used our skills of proportion and symmetry to recreate Viking patterns and modified these as we sketched.  We persevered and showed great resilience.

Jorvik Trip

Today Year 6 travelled back in time to discover the lives of the inhabitants of 10th-century York. During our visit we looked at actual archaeological evidence found during the Coppergate excavations, learnt about trade and customs, participated in our own archaeological dig and learnt about Viking battle tactics. For more information speak to a member of Year 6, especially to find out what our final picture is of!

English and Science

To introduce our new English text (Pig Heart Boy) and science unit (The Circulatory System), Year 6 had the opportunity to study a lamb’s heart to gain a better understanding of how this amazing organ works. Ask Year 6 about the fabulous facts which they have learnt!