Year 6 Leopards 2021 - 2022
Mr Northedge and Mr Clements would like to welcome you to the Year 6 webpage. Follow us on twitter @eastlandsschool
If your child is off school and they are well enough to learn, please use the Oak National Accademy or BBC Bitesize.
|Please click the image below to view our Curriculum Year Plan||Please click the image below to view What children should know and be able to do when they leave Year 6|
Our Curriculum Map
|We're excited to start our Year 6 journey together. Journeys to new places and experiences benefit from a map: it gives us a sense of direction and some checkpoints to keep us on track. We'll be agile and flexible as the journey progresses, so you'll be able to see any changes to our map here|
19/05/22 - Escape Room Maths
Imagine a scenario where two students have been tidying the PE storeroom but.... Click! The door locks behind them and their exit is blocked by a 9-digit security code. Well, thankfully that hasn't happened in real life, but this morning's Maths Escape Room challenge required children to collaborate to solve the puzzles and unlock the digits, drawing on every area of Maths. Rest assured, we did let them out at breaktime to recharge their batteries ready for part two!
13/05/22 Bake Off!
Year 5 and Year 6 bakers joined forces to make this year's EPS Bake Off one of the best yet. Our Commonwealth Games theme prompted such high levels of culinary creativity that it was always going to be difficult for the judges to make a decision on the winners. But given that the children and their families get to eat the cakes at the end of the competition, they are all winners!
The photo gallery shows images from both Year 5 and Year 6 teams - and a few artistic shots of utensils with blurred backgrounds.
08/04/22 Coding Text Adventures
Mr Clements' childhood featured the ZX Spectrum game The Hobbit. Fast forward forty years and the current Y6 took inspiration from choose-your-own-adventure games and books to remix code to create their own escape rooms. You can try them out on our Purple Mash display board.
01/04/22 Hands on Science
Year 6 Leopards scientists enjoyed getting practical this morning as they investigated the Big Question: How does salt impact the freezing point of water? Planning an investigation like this involved teams deciding on equipment, method and identifying independent, dependent and control variables to ensure a fair test. Olly's prediction was based on his real-life experience of salt being used to melt ice on pavements. Hashini's team's results showed that "the more salt we added to the water, the colder the temperature of the water with the ice cube in it after 10 minutes" and then concluded that "I think more salt made the ice cube melt more quickly which passed its coldness into the water more quickly."
After the investigation, Year 6 watched a demonstration of how catalysts speed up chemical reactions, based on the Elephant's Toothpaste activity (which you could try at home - taking great care to use the right equipment - by visiting the Science Bob website or the BBC's Science Focus pages.)
23/3/22 Interactive Decimals
Year 6 Leopards thoroughly enjoyed getting outside for some fully immersive maths this morning, courtesy of Now Press Play. By honing their decimal skills, they saved their Mumbai home from a ruthless property developer.
17/3/22 Text Adventures
In Computing sessions, Year 6 creatives have developed interactive Adventure Stories for younger readers. You can select a story from our Purple Mash display Board and try for youself!
Blogging and Online Safety Project
As part of their Blogging and Online Safety unit, Y6 creatives have collaborated on their own Google Sites - with free rein to choose topics that interested them. You'll be able to read about Wombats, Cakes, Cats, Crystals, Pokemon... well, take a look at the variety of subjects for yourselves. Their projects are hosted on the Y6 Create // magazine website here:
Outdoor Skills Project:
This year Y6 Leopards are taking part in an onsite Outdoor Skills project on Friday afternoons. It has its own webpage here.
Year 5 and Year 6 would like to wish you a Happy Christmas
4th November 2021
In our PSHE lesson today, we talked about who is part of our supportive network. We learnt about how the emergency services, CEOP and Childline are there to help anyone who needs support with different situations. Please watch the video below to see what happens when someone contacts Childline for support.
Our Class Assembly - September 2021
Even though parents and carers were not able to come into school to see the work that we have been doing, we still wanted to share with you our learning about one of our school values - "RESILIENCE".
Please enjoy our assembly and our own stories of resilience, similar to Emma Raducanu.
Year 6 - Timetable