Year 6

Mrs Bell

Welcome to Year 6

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Sports Day

Everyone had a fantastic sports day Thorp Academy. On behalf of all of the children, staff and parents we would like to thank the fantastic sports leaders for running the event so...

Year 6 end of year trip- Battlezone Laser!

We chose to visit Battlezone Laser for our end of year trip. We decided to put some of our profits from Enterprise week towards it. We all had a great time and are excited to start our new schools in...

Year 6 leavers show!

A huge well done to all of year 6 who performed their leavers show for their families and the rest of the school. They all worked really hard to produce a fantastic show for everyone to watch! We wish them all the best for next...

Fun with filters!

This afternoon we continued our work on Light- we investigated how light enables us to see colours. We used Skittles and different coloured filters to investigate this. We made predictions about what colour different Skittles would look under different coloured...

DT- Victorian themed CAM toys!

We have been working hard for the past few weeks on our Victorian themed CAM toys. We had to investigate different CAM shapes to work out what movement we wanted our toy to have. Once we had designed our toy we made a plan of how we would make it so that our design...

Spectacular spectrums!

Today we investigated light- we shone torches through a prism to see the visible light spectrum. We discovered the light rays are refracted through the prism differently. We then made our own colour wheels and used string to make them spin really fast. When the wheels...

Refraction: amazing arrows and incredible images!

Amazing arrows- to learn about refraction we drew a horizontal arrow on a piece of paper and held it behind a glass of water. Most of us predicted that the arrow would be distorted or magnified...but we actually discovered that the arrow appeared to change direction!...

Money matters workshop.

Allison, from The Salvation Army, talked to us about where money comes from. Linda from the Credit Union also came to talk to us about where we can save our money. . Then we looked at different jobs and decided who would earn the most and who would earn the least....

No paper day activities!

As part of no paper day, year 2 and year 6 worked together on playing games. Year 6 explained the games and helped year 2 to take turns properly. Everyone had a great time and we didn't use any...

Making periscopes to understand how light travels.

Today we made our own periscopes to help us explain how light travels and reflects. We used mirrors in our periscopes so that we could see out of the top window from the bottom window. We then tried to explain this using scientific...

Year 6 Enterprise week!

We have been busy running tuck shops every playtime this week as part of our Enterprise week. They have been very popular so far! We have even had to buy more...

Being a Victorian prisoner.

Today we have been learning what it was like as a Victorian prisoner. First we had to tear up paper into little pieces. We weren't allowed to talk, look around or laugh. Some of us patrolled as prison officers to make sure everyone was getting on. We only did this for...

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