Year 6

This term, children have been extremely engaged in our topic all about space! Our lessons have focused around adventures in space, cosmic exploration either by humans or rovers. In pairs, children have designed and constructed their own planet buggy model- designed for a planet of their choice. They have had an fantastic time working with wood, motors, wires and a variety of resources. To accompany their buggies, pairs have also created explanation texts which provide information about how their rover works, what it does on their planet, any special features and how it was transported.

The children will show their planet buggies to their reception buddies! This event will be filmed and photographed so watch out for any uploads just before the Easter holidays.

A huge well done to Brodie, Suhil and Arran who were chosen to represent our school at this year's Rotary Club Essay Competition.
Children in Year 6 were asked to write a 300 word essay entitled: 'What I Want To Be When I'm Older'. We hope that all of the children in Year 6 accomplish their goals and become what they endeavour to be in later life

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Essential Questions

How do planets and moons orbit other celestial objects?
What causes day and night and why do we only see one side of the moon?
How do unmanned planetary explorers help us understand more about our solar system?

Student Reflections

"I really enjoyed making my planet buggy in DT because I learnt new skills such as how a motor can connect to a pulley wheel, therefore making the axle rotate." Izzy

“I’ve really enjoyed our topic of space. My favourite part was learning about how objects and humans travel through space.” Brodie

Teacher reflections

"This topic inspired the children to write some fantastic mystery stories full of suspense. They also wrote detailed explanation texts about how their planet buggy works and why they had designed and built it to their specifications."

"It was brilliant to have the opportunity to invite in Matt Fitch and to use his book, Apollo, to inspire the children. Our classes thoroughly enjoyed learning and wondering about the vast universe; they had so many questions about planets and were able to answer most through research. This topic really has been 'Out of this world'."

Exhibition Responses