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Year 6

6K Non-verbal PE session and long division using Dienes

6D Diwali Dancing, English, Classification and Christmas Jumper Day

6C Maritime Museum

Year 6 have had a busy Autumn term.  Here are some photos of what we've been up to.

The human circulatory system
Year 6 have been looking at the human circulatory system as part of their science. To help them understand the dual-circulation system they got creative with wool and play doh to form models on their tables. Do you know how blood circulates around the human body?
6K had fun dressing up in their fancy dress for the PTFA.
6K working on a tricky tarsia puzzle
In maths, 6K looked at improper fractions and mixed numbers and used their knowledge to solve the tarsia puzzle. It was tough going but we stayed resilient and did our best!

6W had a great time dressing up to raise money for the PTFA! Have a look at a selection of our costumes.

6K looking at the Blitz in English
As part of studying our new text 'Letters from the Lighthouse' we studied life in London during the Blitz. We looked at some photos of the effects of the German bombs and considered the thoughts and feelings of people at that time. We annotated the picture with examples of powerful and figurative language for a writing activity that would happen later in the week.

6W had lots of fun painting their remembrance poppies in art this week!

This week some Oakdale classes have been competing in the Redbridge Sumdog competition and 6D are delighted to have won: the first time an Oakdale class has been the overall winner!  Well done to Tyler, Violet and Isabel who received certificates for being in the top 10! 

6D enjoyed taking part in the Virgin Mini Marathon, running every day last week to ensure a total of 2.6 miles run.  

6W maths had lots of fun trying to solve this pretty tricky puzzle! These dedicated mathematicians decided to stay in at breaktime to complete it. Well done to Tyler, who found the solution first.

This Thursday, 1st October was National Poetry Day. 6W read 'See Through My Eyes' by Karl Nova. It was definitely eye opening for us; we had some brilliant discussions about the importance of diversity in society!

National Poetry Day - 6K
 National Poetry Day took place on Thursday 1st October 2020, and the theme was Vision. We looked at the poem 'See through my eyes' by Karl Nova and wrote and performed our own poems based on this theme.
6K 'Day Walker' Poems
We look the poem 'Night Walker' by Philip Gross and used the idea of the sky in the daytime to write our own poems called 'Day Walker'. 
6K Times Tables Rockstars
6K got stuck into some serious times tables action while using Times Tables Rockstars. There was plenty of friendly competition going on, with everybody keen to develop their times table accuracy.

Year 6 National Poetry Day


For National Poetry Day, Year 6 have been reading 'See Through My Eyes' by Karl Nova.  Click here to see 6D's class performance.

Last week, Year 6 wrote their own poems, inspired by Philip Gross' poem 'Nightwalker'. Our versions are entitled 'Daywalker'. Here are some examples by 6W!

6D have recorded videos of their sea creature reports in the style of David Attenborough inspired by this page in the by the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers.

Here is one of 6D's video reports ...

Still image for this video

To view the rest of 6D's reports, please click on each image and scan the QR code.