Welcome to the Year 6 area!
Here, you will find plenty of information about Year 6, including our curriculum; details of trips and visits, assemblies and performances; write-ups following visitors to our classes; examples of children's learning and lots of photographs and other useful and interesting links!
We are really looking forward to the year ahead, and know your child is going to have experiences in Year 6!
Miss Williams and Mrs Stockman (Year 6 Team)
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This week, in science, year 6 have been learning about how light reflects. We made periscopes to observe how mirrors can be used to reflect light in order to see around or over objects.
As part of our current Literacy Tree writing unit, Year 6 have been reading The Un-forgotten Coat by Frank Cotrell Boyce. The text sparked our curiosity to learn more about the protagonist’s homeland so we used understanding from the book - alongside our own research - to create a formal piece of informative writing, which demonstrates many of the skills we’ve further developed this term.
In science this term, year 6 are learning about light. This week, we observed how light travelled through water by carrying out some investigations. We learned that when light travels though water, it is refracted which often makes the image look different.
In Science, we’ve been learning about evolution, inheritance and extinction. This week we researched living creatures that no longer exist. We then created posters detailing adaptations to its environment and changes that might have contributed to its extinction.
In English this week, year 6 have been writing persuasive letters to try change the use of palm oil in household products. We researched facts, statistics and quotes which we combined with a range of persuasive devises to construct our letters.
In geography this week, year 6 have been studying distribution maps. We identified areas in the UK that are densely and sparsely populated. We then had a go at creating our own distribution map of Europe by dividing the population of the country by the land area to find the population distribution.
In year 6 this week, we started reading our new class novel: The Last Wild by Piers Torday. We have loved the story so far which is all about a boy called Kester and his strange ability to talk to animals. We can’t wait to read more!
This week we used our research and planning in art to create a final piece in our chosen media. We looked to local artists for inspiration and chose Cornish landscapes with a single focal point and horizon to demonstrate our developing awareness of composition, proportion and perspective.
This week in art, year 6 have been studying how to create perspective. We have been creating landscape images with perspective and exploring different media to add colour. We are now looking forward to creating our final pieces of art.
This week, Year 6 have been flexing their acting muscles and using drama to explore and further their understanding of key characters in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
In Science this week, we’ve been exploring our local habitat. We collected our data and identified each organism we’d found. We then began creating our very own Treloweth Field Guide, classifying each organism according to their specific characteristics.
In Science this week, year 6 have been learning about micro-organisms. We have set up an investigation to see which conditions are best suited for growing mould on bread. We will observe the bread over time in order to make our conclusions.
Year 6 have really enjoyed starting their new computing unit on coding. The pupils used Espresso Coding to create different algorithms when designing components of a game.
We have designed an interesting curriculum which we are sure the children are going to be excited about!