Mr J Purcell
Mrs A Scragg
Welcome to our Year 6 page. Throughout the school year, we will download information and pictures relating to our class activities; I hope you enjoy the links. As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in to see me at any time or pop a note in their reading record and I will respond as soon as I possibly can.
As we start the second half of the Spring Term, we are gearing up towards the SATs, which is a very busy, hard-working time for the children. As discussed in our Parent meetings, we are continuing to cover and revise all the necessary topics for these subjects and complete example/sample SATs questions.
Most importantly, however, is the well-being of your child. Please try to ensure that they are getting enough rest, completing homework/revision tasks and re-visiting the areas we have covered. Encourage them to use the range of web sites that they are familiar with, including purple mash and maths bot.
We are here to help so any questions please come and see either Mrs Scragg or myself.
During a recent Science lesson, Year 6 had the opportunity to dissect a pig’s heart with our Science Lead, Mr Purcell.
First they carried out an external examination of the heart, noting the muscle (red) and fat (white). They talked about the size of the pig’s heart and that it is about the same as an adult human’s. Each pupil’s heart will be about the same size as their fist. They were able to put their fingers into the blood vessels to feel the cavity inside the heart.
The children from Year 6 held a video conference with pupils from St Anthony’s school in Pakistan. The purpose of the conference was to share the children’s research on the topics of global issues within their own country, and to share projects based on inspirational & entrepreneurial Uk citizens. The project was a huge success and linked our schools in what I know will be a longstanding friendship – allowing the children to explore the wider world, a different culture and a wider understanding of the world in which they live. Congratulations to all who participated – I was very proud of you all. Mrs Aydin
Reply from St Anthony’s School – Thanks for the children’s responses. We over joyed to read them. Our school is also going to display the work in the school and even on our school website. We would definitely like to continue this collaboration and have more of such activities. The kids are so sweet and well mannered. It was a pleasure to talk to them. We have one more activity regarding ISA project which we would love to have with your kids.