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Year 6

Class Teachers                            Mr Barrett-Rodger and Mrs Govinden
Learning Support Assistant       Mr Spurgeon

Marvellous Microbes (February 2020)

Children in Year 6 have been learning all about microbes, including the differences between bacteria, fungus, viruses and protozoa. We have made model microbes, carried out scientific investigations to find bacteria across the school and made our own public health videos about antibiotic resistance. 

Ancient Maya - Visit from an archaeologist (December 2019)

Year 6 enjoyed a visit from Vanessa (a Maya archaeologist) where they were able to learn all about the sophisticated civilization. They wore Maya clothes, investigated artefacts and sampled traditional ancient Maya food.


London Visit - Fabulous Finish (November 2019) 

Year 6 had a fantastic trip to our capital city to learn all about democracy and for a fabulous finish to our Awesome Oceans topic.

First we stopped off at the Houses of Parliament. We were given a tour of the chambers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords but our favourtie room was the Queen's Robing Room which was beautiful. We learnt all about democracy and we are all eager to vote when we are older. Here is a picture of us at the end of our tour in Westminster Hall.

Next we walked across Westminster Bridge to London SEALife Aquarium. We were given a tour of the exhibits and learned so much about the oceans to compliment our learning back at school. 



Awesome Oceans (October 2019)

Take a look at our amazing digital artwork based on our understanding of bioluminescence. We used glow sticks and a long camera exposure to create patterns based on the shapes of sea creatures we had studied. 


Year 6 have now plunged into their new topic - awesome oceans. So far we have been learning about the 5 oceans of the world, writing non-chronological reports and researching which living organisms call the world's largest biome home. 

Year 6 Speaking Competition (September 2019)

Today Year 6 presented their speeches which they had been researching, planning and rehearsing all last week. We heard a variety of different topics including:

    sharks; plastic; pets; cats; ghosts; LGBT; animal testing; violent video games;            plastic; destruction of ancient monuments; unicorns; emojis; deforestation;                football; rabbits and rescue dogs.

Well done to all of the children who delivered their speeches in front of the class and congratulations to the three highest scoring speakers (Martha, Alice & Sali) who will go on to represent Kendall at the Colchester Youth Public Speaking Competition at Colchester Town Hall in May 2020.  


Our Q1 Newlsetter that details all of our learning this quarter can be found below. Please check our weekly school newsletter for updates, diary dates and all of the latest information. The team are very much looking forward to working with you and your children this year. 

Year 6 PGL Photo Gallery

PGL Diary 2019

Day 5 - Friday 13th September

Our last day at PGL has arrived. We've had a great time but are looking forward to going home and sharing all of our adventures. The last two activities today are riffle shooting and archery.

Day 4 - Thursday 12th September

What a beautiful day it's been at PGL. The sun has shone all day which has been perfect for problem solving, challenge course, abseiling and (our favourite evening activity) Passport to the World. It's now our last night at PGL. We're all a bit tired but can't wait for our last few activities tomorrow morning.

This morning started with a Happy Birthday to Oliver D who is celebrating his 11th birthday in style with us at PGL! Today’s activities included raft building and orienteering. 

Day 3 - Wednesday 11th September

This afternoon brought more fun and adventure with climbing, abseiling and sports night. We’re now half way through our PGL adventure and we’re having a great time. 

Despite the rain and windy weather this morning, the children have really enjoyed their activities so far, including Trapeze, Sensory Trail and the Challenge course. 


Day 2 - Tuesday 10th September 

Beach walk was excellent and the children have also enjoyed taking their turn on the giant swing. 


It’s not Jacob’s ladder - it’s Martha’s! Well done to all of the children who took part in this morning’s challenges but a special mention to Martha who was the one to reach the top of the ladder. UPDATE - It’s also Finley’s Ladder having made it to the top in the final group. 

We have a jam-packed day ahead of us today after a good sleep last night. Today’s activities include Jacob’s Ladder, Giant Swing and a coastal walk. But first, breakfast!

Day 1 - Monday 9th September 

We have arrived! After meeting our leader for the week, Natalie, the children have had a tour of the site and are now settling into their rooms. Dinner is at 7:55 and then we’re off to play Ambush this evening.

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