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Term 1

Our first topic in Year 6 is ‘Fit for Life’.

During the first week back, we focussed on developing our knowledge around: the circulatory system; the structure of the heart and the functions of the blood.

An animals heart held in a blue glove

An illustration of an heart

 

Some 'home made' blood cells A closed jar with two straws protruding#

Illustration in pencil of a heart 

Illustration of a heart in the style of Peit Mondrian

Art

We explored the art of Mondrian and noticed how he used the primary colours and shapes within his art. We took this inspiration and created our own art focussing on our topic. I think you’ll agree that the outcomes were very impressive! The children were Motivated Monkeys in ensuring their art was of a high quality.

Colourful illustrations of Mondrian influenced design Colourful illustrations of Mondrian influenced design

Colourful illustrations of Mondrian influenced design Colourful illustrations of Mondrian influenced design

 

DT

The children recapped their knowledge on the food groups and developed it by considering the amounts of each group they should be consuming. We then used this knowledge to evaluate a range of healthy savoury snacks.

A healthy plate of food

Some analysis of different foods : on graph paper

Some analysis of different foods : on lined paper

 

PSHE

This term we have been exploring our Human Rights. We learnt about why they are important and made decisions about which ones, personally, we feel hold the greatest importance.

Text on poster reads : No discrimination we are equal no need to punish

 

Computing

In computing we have been looking at our use of technology and how we can ensure we are using it safely. The children explored their digital footprint, some were quite surprised!

 

 

Science

During Science we have continued developing our knowledge of the human body. The children created model digestive system and learnt how food travels through our body.

Adding food sources to a red tray Crushing banana, biscuits and other food to a mash

Collecting food items in a plastic bag Preparing to squeeze a food source through a plastic bag

Squeezing a food source through a plastic bag Squeezing a food source through a plastic bag