Year 6

Our Amazing Work!

On January 12th we went to young voices at Resort World in Birmingham and it is safe to say that it was absolutely AMAZING! We spent the day rehearsing with all the other children (over 6,500 of them!) so that our songs were perfect for our performance at 7pm. Once it got to 6pm we frantically started searching for our parents as they began to fill the arena! They had front row seats so that was amazing too and they were quite easy to spot with a huge banner and light up gloves! Once the concert began we smiled the entire time and sang our hearts out. If you have never been, make sure you sign up next year as it’s an unforgettable experience.

In Year 6 PE we have been working on gymnastic balances, counter balances and movements. This week we put everything we have learnt into practice while travelling over a range of apparatus!

In Year 6 DT we have been making kites. They are great fun to fly!

Today Year 6 were joined by Twig and Scram, who came to teach us all about the Stone Age. We were shown how to make fire, how to keep warm, make weapons and gut a fish. It was really cool!

Year 6 have been studying Beowulf in their English lessons and have thoroughly enjoyed immersing themselves in the myth.

We have explored the difficult language in the story as well as using kennings, semi-colons and multi-clause sentences to improve our own writing about Beowulf and Grendel.

We have also been using our drama skills to empathise with the main characters – can you guess our emotions?

Year 6 have been working on their balances in PE this week. We took part in a number of different balance challenges including stilt walking, catching on a bench and standing on one leg. Balance is a really important part of physical activity and used in many sports.


Oliver (Year 6) and Tia-Amelia (Year 5) are the proud winners of the Design a French Chocolate Bar competition.  They’ve each won a chocolate bar for their efforts. Well done to both of them!

Last week Mrs Deakin arranged for Y6 to have a bellboating experience. It was great fun, but turns out Mr Martin and Mrs Thompson aren’t very good at steering!

The week after half term upper KS2 were given the chance to experience ‘The Great Outdoors’ as part of a residential visit to Bell Heath. The children had a fantastic time and were able to experience a wide variety of adventurous activities including: bushcraft, archery, grass sledging, problem solving, high ropes, zip line and many more.

On the visit pupils were able to experience sleeping in bell tents and sleeping away from home – some for the very first time.

The experience was fantastic and the children were great – the memories will last a lifetime!

Pupils from Year 5, 6 and 7 chair drumming as part of wellbeing day.

Abbey Park Middle School celebrated National Numeracy Day by completing a range of mathematical activities. There was a maths trail around the school grounds, problem solving activities, competitions and even a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament. Michael in Year 6 was our TTRS champion! The theme around the day was how maths is used in everyday life and in future careers. We were fortunate to have a National Numeracy Day ambassador tell us all about their job and how maths helps them.

As part of our ‘Passport to the World’ topic we have been learning about foods from around the world. We have also had a go at cooking some of the foods including vegetable rice and Mexican quesadillas, which were yummy!

Year 6 had a French breakfast this afternoon to celebrate the end of Sats. Bon Appétit!

Last week was British Science Week and our amazing Y7 pupils hosted visiting classes. Y7s were trained to demonstrate scientific investigations which they taught to Y6,5,4 and 3 pupils! Y7 had a lot of fun doing this and I am VERY proud of how well they presented and explained their experiments, how well they kept everyone safe and how well they took responsibility for the organisation, setting up and packing away of their kit.  Y7 you were AWESOME!!!


Y6 have been taking part in their very own ‘Algebra Obstacle Course’ in maths this week. Not only did we need to solve algebraic equations, we also had to avoid landing on the floor, if we did we had to start all over again!

Zak loved it, as you can see!

World Book Day!

This week in art year 6’s used their sketches of The Great Wave by Hokusai to create prints of our own Great Waves. It was messy but fun!

Year 6 have been immersing themselves into extreme weather art as part of our current topic – Savage Earth. We have looked at Hokusai’s Great Wave and tried to recreate this image using coloured pencils and collage.

This week we bought our volcanoes to life with the help of paint, water, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. When the chemicals mixed together in the magma chamber of our volcanoes it caused an eruption, but luckily nobody was hurt and all of the lava was disposed of safely!

In Year 6 DT we have been making volcanoes out of junk and this week we have been painting them. Next week we are going to mix some chemicals and watch them erupt!

This term Y6 have been learning all about what a heathy balanced diet is. They have been testing food in the laboratory to find out which nutrients are found in different foods. They worked safely using chemicals, made observations, recorded their data and concluded which foods were a rich source of carbohydrate, protein or fat. In these photos, foods rich in carbohydrate turned brown Iodine solution a black colour.

Mrs Griffiths

Year 6 had a great afternoon competing in the interhouse cross country on Wednesday afternoon. Although some found it tough, all pupils completed the course with Ben winning the boys’ race and Rhianna winning the girls’!

This week Y6 have been learning about the circulatory system. We went outside and drew a large heart on the playground. Then the children modelled the path that a red blood cell takes through the heart and around the body. The red blood cells collect oxygen from the lungs, deliver the oxygen to the body cells and take carbon dioxide gas to the lungs to be exhaled.

Several students graduated ‘heart school’ by naming the four chambers of the heart, reciting the path the red blood cells take and demonstrating their new knowledge to their peers, which was amazing! Well done Y6!

Mrs Griffiths

Y6 have been learning the parts of the digestive system and have been modelling how each organ works, in a lesson called ‘The Digestion of Digestive Biscuits’. We had a lot of fun with this practical!
Mrs Griffiths

Y6 have been learning about digestion, this fantastic animation was completed for homework entitled  ‘The Journey of a Piece of Cake’.
Mrs Griffiths

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