Bosch Rexroth visit
Year 6 were lucky enough to visit one of our local businesses, Bosch Rexroth, for a science and engineering morning, with a focus on hydraulics. The children were able to learn more about engineering, including taking part in some hands on activities including using the hydraulic training rigs, hydraulic lifts and creating balloon cars and rockets. We are hugely grateful to Rexroth for inviting us over to visit them, and hope it has inspired some of the children to continue to work hard at STEM activities in secondary school.
Mr Cornell Visit
In June, the children from Y6 were visited by Mr Cornell - our resident artist. The two days included a range of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and maths): the first activity was bridge building. The bridges has to be build as a team, with the goal of supporting as much weight as possible.
The second session included the creation of 'shadow boxes' in the style of Joseph Cornell (no relation!). Pictures of the shadow boxes are on the way!
Y6 Sports Morning
Winhills hosted children from Middlefield, Round House, Great Staughton and Kimbolton for a sports morning, including competitive games of rounders, cricket and javellin. The children superb throughout the morning, and we were delighted that Quartz class were the overall champions for 2019! Well done!!
Year 6 had the most incredible day at Young Voices 2019!! After travelling to London by coach we had a good look around the O2 arena before our rehearsal throughout the day. In the evening, along with 7,000 other children, we performed to over 5,000 parents and sang and danced our hearts out! The special guests included Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Beau Dermott (Britain's Got Talent) and Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx). It was an incredible day and the children thoroughly loved it!
Happy New Year
Welcome back for another exciting term in Year 6. We have so much exciting learning this term, especially with our new topic of the Ancient Maya. We will also be reading new texts in English, looking at new problems and investigations in Maths, and looking at our new topic of Light in Science.
You can find all about our learning in our newsletter:
Y6 Opera - Carmen - 27th November 2018
Reminders for the trip:
- Can all children arrive at 8:30am. We aim to be departing for London at 8:50.
- Every child needs a packed lunch/water bottle
- Please ensure your child has a warm coat
- We are hoping to arrive around 5:30, although this is very dependent on London traffic and the A1 - it might be much closer to 6pm, if not 6:30!
I will post regular updates here on our school facebook page with live updates as to where we are. Please ensure you have signed up before the trip to have access to the group!
Next spring, Year 6 will be travelling to the O2 arena in London to participate in Young Voices 2019. The children have been issued with lyrics sheets, and below are all the songs they will need to learn before the show.
Everyone has made a fantastic start to year 6 and are showing their desire to learn, their respect of others, and their willingness to 'have a go'.
In the first week of term, we have not yet started our full curriculum but have been learning about each other by playing games and developing our team work skills. We have also been working hard on our new topic, the 'Life on the Fault Lines, where we have looked at volcanoes and earthquakes, and what life would be like living on the Ring of Fire.
As the oldest children in the school, Year 6 are taking their responsibilities as role models very seriously. They have thought about how to (hopefully) earn their Truly Trusted badges in the coming weeks.
A brilliant start to Year 6. Well done everyone!
TT Rock Stars!
Want to work on your times tables? Don't forget to head to TT rock stars where you can practise any of your tables and compete against your friends. The link will take you to the website, or you can download the app for your tablet or phone.
Let's see if you can become a Rock Hero!!