The first half of Autumn term we have been studying hard. Below is a small selection of what we have learnt about.
Geography – North America, settlements and trade
We’ve studied the countries of North America and its famous rivers and mountains. We looked at different settlements and how countries trade.
Art – sketching and Monet
The unit was about how artists draw light, in particular Monet. We sketched and used watercolour.
Maths – Fractions
We have spent a number of weeks trying to improve understanding of fractions
Writing – Diaries and Newspapers
*We have written letters complaining about the residential experience in Crater Lake
*We have written newspapers articles about an unusual event
Computing – Networks
*We have looked at how computers are networked together
*We recreated our Monet artwork using Paint 3D
Year 6 had a fabulous day at Crucial Crew today www.lifewise999.co.uk/ learning from 8 different scenarios that they might experience as they grow up.
Water Safety: how to stay safe around water and get help if needed
Road Safety: the importance of crossing the road safely and how long it takes cars to stop
House Fire Safety : looking at what might cause a fire in the bedroom and what to do in an emergency
Child Criminal Exploitation: explaining the dangers of children an be targeted by gangs to carry out criminal activity
Knife and Hate Crime: looking at how we can judge people from how they look and the dangers and crimes involved in carrying weapons
Court Case: experience a magistrates court and what a prison cell looks like
Bus: how to catch and use a bus safely, how to behave sensibly and how to get a
zoom travel pass
Arson: the implications of committing arson and the dangers involved
Recently, 6BCCL performed their class assembly to parents and carers to showcase their learning so far this year. Take a look at the photos to see how amazingly they did!
Thank you to all the parents who attended this morning and we are sorry for those unable to watch.
The class shared lots of writing, art, science, poetry and geography, and even sang a few songs.
Goodbye and good luck to all our Year 6 Leavers today. We saw an amazing collection of talent: sporting achievements, sketching, dancing, singing, gymnastics, football skills, drumming, poetry, keyboard, guitar playing and even a few comedy routines. Many memories.
Thank you to all Parents and Carers who came along to see their final Wellgate performance.
The Year 6 pupils had an amazing time at Barnsley SuperBowl on Monday to celebrate their time at Wellgate. Take a look at the photos to see what they all got up to.
In D&T, Year 6 have been learning about textiles and have designed their very own pencil cases.
First, the children needed to create a design criteria for their chosen audience- 10 year olds transitioning to secondary school. Then, the children needed to create designs that appealed to that audience and were functional and appealing. After practicing their whip stich, back stich and blanket stich, children then used all they had learned to create their pencil cases.
Finished Product s
In Year 6 this term, children have been combining their computing and D&T learning to create fairground rides that are controlled by a computer program.
In computing, children have been using Crumbles to explore the concept of selection in programming. They have used a microcontroller (Crumble ) and learned how to connect and program it to control components ( e.g. lights, motors, buzzers).
The children then designed, wrote the code and then assembled a working model of a fairground ride.
Starting to build
Nearly finished and ready to test
Completed, checked and ready to ride
Last week, it was World Book Day and Wellgate celebrated the day in style.
Throughout the day, children had fun dressing as their favourite book characters (or word) , showed off their costumes in assemblies and completed exciting learning about different books and had some fantastic book talk! Take a look!