This week in Year 6, we have discovered a variety of new things! For example, in maths we have learnt the radius (half the diameter) and the diameter (double the radius). As well as this, we have learnt about the circumference of circles. In English, we have been focusing on poetry especially the features of a poem. We have also been learning about how to use semi-colons correctly.
In Art we have been studying Vincent Van Gogh’s famous artwork and have begun to re-create some of his flower paintings. In Science we have discovered how light enables us to see and learnt about refraction and reflection.
We feel like we have made huge progress this week and have been very enthusiastic about our work!
Written by Amelie and Freya.
Childline has launched Calm Zone – an online hub of calming techniques and resources for young people to help them feel better when they feel anxious, scared or sad.
Exwick Heights Choir have reached the final of Radio Devon’s Star for Christmas competition. Online voting has now started and you can vote for our choir by clicking on the photo below. Voting closes at 8:30am on Wednesday 18th December. You will need a free BBC account to vote. Thank you for your support!
This week has been another great week in Year 6. We have been working on finding the area and perimeter of triangles and parallelograms. In English, we have started our scary stories, using dialogue to enhance atmosphere and build tension using show not tell.
We are looking forward to Christmas and have begun our stocking designs for our DT project!
By Lewis and Ben
This week we thought we’d share some thoughts from Year 6 pupils about how they’ve been finding Year 6 so far…
Year 6 is my favourite year! All the teachers are great: they’ll be sure to make you laugh. Before I came here I sometimes felt I wasn’t achieving as much as I could but when I came here I felt like a new person and able to achieve anything I put my mind to. They teach you loads and also make it fun!
Ever since year 6 began, time has flown by. Every day I learn new skills in each subject I take part in. These lessons are hard but fun at the same time which is the key to enjoyment during these lessons. Determination has flooded year 6 students, all of whom are aiming to make it their most successful year!
I have loved year 6 because of all the amazing lessons we do. My favourites are the creative lessons where I am able to express myself such as ART, drama and PSHCE. This year we have already performed in our Remembrance assembly where we were able to sing, dance, act and narrate. I loved it and already I cannot wait until our next opportunity to perform in the production!
I am especially enjoying the Greater Depth writing group. It helps me to write at my full potential. I have never experienced anything like it and am learning so much!
Since September life in year 6 has flown by. It is a challenging year but every subject has been enjoyable because our teachers make learning fun. This year, is truly the best year group in Exwick Heights – it will bring tears to our faces when it is time to leave this school.
During my time in Year 6 I have enjoyed many things. These include our Remembrance assembly, singing lessons and even our practice SATS week. I enjoyed the Remembrance assembly because we learnt a lot about war through writing poems, singing, narrating and acting. On top of this, we performed our wonderful assembly to our parents. I have also enjoyed our practice SATS week as we all improved our scores. My favourite lesson though is singing because we do it as an entire year group – it has brought us together as a year group! So far Year 6 has been a blast!
Blog by Lewis and Ben