Year 6 Archive
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A Careers Week Engineering Workshop

Mr Richards from Boston Grammar School came to visit children in Key Stage 2 this afternoon to introduce us to the career of engineering.

Firstly, he explained what engineering is and the different types of engineering. We were then given a Cipher Wheel to make and a tricky code to break. This proved challenging and we had to use our team work skills to solve it! Mr Richards explained that during the War, these codes were used to send secret messages. How fascinating!

Our next activity was called ‘remotely piloted air systems.’ For this task we needed to use the points of compass and write a programme speaking in code to fly a drone over an airfield without passing the radars.

Our last challenge was the straw challenge! We were given a straw and were asked to make a pylon using straws and masking tape. Our challenge was to create the tallest tower.

“We decided to use triangles at our base to make it sturdy and strong,” Elizabeth and Poppy explained.

“We need to use straws for support along the tower,” Callum said.

“I was clever and used double straws to create support,” Charlie P said.

“This gave extra reinforcement to the tower,” Finley explained.

“Using the word reinforcement is excellent,” said Mr Richards.

A huge thank you to Mr Richards for his time and for leading such an interesting afternoon!

Learning about the Mayans in Deer Class

In today's History lesson, we were posed the question:

Why should we study the Mayan Civilisation?

In order to answer this question, we analysed a range of artefacts from the Mayan Civilisation. With our partner, we visited each image around the classroom. Our aim was to spot what we thought was an important indicator as to why the Mayan civilisation is considered important enough to study in schools.

There was some excellent conversation by the children about what the artefact told us about how the Mayans lived and how they have influenced our world. In our next lesson, we are going to try to convince Miss Lineker that this topic should be taught in Year Six in future years!

Bikeability has begun

It has been such an exciting week already for Year 6 who have begun their cycling proficiency course with the Bikeability team. On Day 1, they have learnt how to safely start and stop riding, how to signal safely and how to ride alongside other cyclists.

We are so proud of all of the children for passing Level 1 of their course. Onwards to the next part of the course which involves cycling around the Wyberton area!

Good luck Year 6!

Commemorative tiles for the Royal Wedding

Year 6 have been busy planning, designing and painting their own ceramic tile to celebrate the Royal Wedding. They thoroughly enjoyed being led through the activity by Pots of Fun, who taught them the process of tile painting, including how the colours change slightly after they have been put into the special oven.

Thank you to Mrs Paul and to Pots of Fun for organising this special activity.

DT skills put to the test for the Royal Wedding!

Year 6 had a fabulous morning on Friday applying their design skills to make a fancy hat to celebrate the Royal Wedding. They analysed pictures from previous royal weddings and evaluated what they liked about them, before coming up with their own designs. Skills applied included using a glue gun, cutting accurately, embelishing and painting. I am sure you will agree that their final designs are fabulous!

Here is Elizabeth's final design - wow isn't it glamorous?

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