"Love your neighbour as you love yourself."

 

Welcome to Year 6

 

As schools will be closed soon, we will using this page to showcase some of the learning taking place at home and set some more unusual weekly challenges. Please do send through examples of things you have done. For example, photographs of activities and projects; stories and poems you may have written and any other things you have created and designed. We will keep updating this page so we can all see what everyone is up to. If you need to email anything, please use the contacts below:

6S Mrs. McCormack:  rmccormack@stnics.w-berks.sch.uk

6N Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Hill: klang@stnics.w-berks.sch.uk and FHill@stnics.w-berks.sch.uk

Mrs Oakes: soakes@stnics.w-berks.sch.uk

 

 

WEEKLY HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Schools are closed from Friday 20th March 3.20 pm, but do not fear, home learning is here. Click here to go to the Out of school learning page.

 

 USEFUL WEBSITES

 

 WEEKLY CHALLENGE

  

We will be putting up some fun weekly challenges that you may like to take part in. If you do, then  please send us a photograph and we can share them on this page.

 

 

Week beginning 30.3.20

EXTREME READING 

People read in all sorts of strange places and positions. This week your challenge is to see if you can take a photo of yourself reading in an unusual place or position in your house or garden. Remember to send in the photos!

 

Week beginning 23.3.20

 

 

Challenge - COOKING A MEAL

You have learnt so much about Healthy eating already, why not learn to cook a healthy meal and treat all your family to a delicious dish. Remember to check with someone at home that you are allowed to cook before you begin the challenge!

 

We are looking forward to seeing what you have all been cooking!

Well Done Abdul - looks delicious!

Rishik's family enjoyed his yummy cooking

 Stanley has been busy making pancakes!

 

Luca's delicious dish

 

 

 

 

 

What have we been learning across the curriculum?

   PE

Year 6 children will have two sessions of PE each week. Please ensure the children have all their PE kit , including tracksuits and trainers, suitable for both indoor and outdoor lessons.  This term they will be having gymnastics on Thursdays from a visiting gymnastics coach. We will also be continuing the 'daily mile' into our daily routine so remember to bring your trainers every day. 

 

ART/DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

This term we are exploring wind turbines  examining their structures, and after a series of investigations, we will be applying our knowledge and skills to design and create our own small model. We will hopefully be able to measure how much electricity then can generate too to examine how effective the designs are.

ICT

We will continue to use ICT across the curriculum to support different areas of our learning.

RE

Throughout the year the children will be focusing on two main religions in religious education lessons - Christianity and Hinduism. They will learn about the festivals, religious practices, explore their own beliefs and discuss key questions in depth with their peers. In the first half of the autumn term we will be exploring how Hindus show commitment to their religion and how this may influence their daily life.

 

SCIENCE

In science, we will be learning all about light and finding out as much as we can through a series on scientific investigations. We will be exploring how light travels; finding out about the reflective qualities of different materials and investigating shadow formation. 

 

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

In geography, we are going to be finding out about energy sources - renewable and non-renewable. We will also explore the distribution of energy sources around the world . Our history unit is all about the Battle of Newbury and the civil war, and we will be taking a trip to Shaw House to find out more  about our local history.