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February 2024 - Art and Design: Year 6 turned their Käthe Kollwitz inspired drawings from a previous lesson into sculptures fit for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

February - Art and Design: Children applied tones of black and white paint to create a composition in the style of Picasso's 'Guernica'.

Celebration of the Word - Here are our wonderful children leading prayer and liturgy in Year 6 based on Revelations 21:1-5.

February 2024 - Computing: To design a game with variables. Year 6 designed their own catching game, making decisions about sprites and background. Then they created and improved their algorithms to make their game.

National Storytelling Week 2024: Year 6 participated in a live interactive story building event with author and poet, Steven Camden. Following on from this, the children then planned their own worlds and stories, using Steven's own creative process.

January 2024 - Geography: To identify human and physical features of South America.

January: Art and Design - To draw emotions. After viewing the emotive works of Käthe Kollwitz, our Year 6 children drew their own portraits using a series of lines and experimented with 'halo' and 'chiaroscuro' techniques.

January 2024: Computing – To explain why a variable is used in a program. Year 6 enjoyed creating a scoreboard project on Scratch. They named their variables ensuring that they were brief and clear.

January 2024: Religion – To understand the different kinds of books in the Bible. Year 6 practised looking up Bible references, for example Galatians 3:26-28. For each Bible reference, the children discussed which book it comes from; the genre and the main content.

December - Textiles: Waistcoats. Year 6 enjoyed designing, making and decorating their waistcoats. They are delighted with the end product!

Science: Electricity - To design and build a circuit that models traffic lights. Year 6 enjoyed the challenge of designing and building their own set of traffic lights by applying their prior scientific knowledge of electricity and electrical circuits.

November 2023: Physical Education - Disability Awareness and Inclusion - During their lesson with the Manchester Foundation coach, our Year 6 pupils learned how people with visual impairments can participate fully and effectively in sports. The children took part in a game of goalball and participated in other activities, which helped to nurture their respect and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Science: Electricity - Our Year 6 pupils investigated the effect of changing the number of cells and the number of bulbs on the brightness of a bulb.

Design and Technology – Textiles: Waistcoats. According to their waistcoat design, the Year 6 children prepared their fabric by cutting round templates and pinning the sections together ready to be stitched.

November 2023 – Limelight Library Visit. Year 6 enjoyed their trip to the library where they were given a guided tour; became library detectives exploring the library for evidence and were given the opportunity to borrow a book of their choice. They are looking forward to returning to the library with their families and borrowing more books!

October 2023 - Science: Investigating Light - Year 6 explored a range of light phenomena and optical instruments such as periscopes, microscopes, reflection, refraction and optical illusions.

October 2023 - Memorial Plaques. As part of our Day of the Dead celebrations, Year 6 designed and made memorial plaques for loved ones who have passed away. The plaques are a lovely way to remember friends and family members who have been lost and will make a beautiful keepsake for the children to treasure in the future.

October 2023 – Collaborative Litter Pick. Our Year 6 children and Year 4 Eco-Warriors worked together with children from the neighbouring Afifah School to clean up our local area. As you can see, it was a huge success with many bags of litter collected!

Friday 6th October - Year 6 performed their class assembly this morning on Black History Month.

September 2023 - Science: Year 6 observed how much light is reflected off different surfaces with the use of a reflective light catcher that we made.

Well done, Elizabeth! Winner of the Levenshulme High School/Manchester United Competition to design a 'Bee Friendly' pond! Elizabeth won a signed Manchester United football and her design will be used at the High School to inform the design of the new pond area! Well done!

September 2023 - Year 6 used a cardboard tube to explore how light travels; modelled how light travels in straight lines using a ribbon and drew scientific diagrams to represent light travelling from various light sources.

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