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Year 6 - Kestrel

Poetry Showcase : 24th March 2023

During poetry week the children had a virtual visit from the author A.F Harold, who read some of his own poems and some from a book that he has compiled and which we used as inspiration for our poetry week. 

Mrs Rhodes (English Lead) gave every year group a different poem, from the book, Midnight Feasts, to use as a scaffold for the children to create their own poems. The poem she chose for Year 6 was a narrative poem that included many different figurative devices: similes, metaphors, hyperbole, rhyme, repetition, onomatopoeia, alliteration and rhetorical questions. It was quite a challenge to produce something in the same style using all of the features, but the children did an amazing job and on Friday 24th March they were able to perform and showcase their poems to their parents and carers.

Here are a few photographs from the showcase.

Year 6 poetry


World Maths Day

On Friday 24th March, Year 6 took part in a World Maths Day challenge, which involved chocolate and involve our skills as Mathematicians and knowledge of fractions.

In our classes, we had three tables set up with chocolate bars. The first had 1 chocolate bar, the second had 2 and the third had 3 bars. We took it in turns to sit down at a table based on where we thought we would receive the most chocolate. After each person, we worked out the fraction of the chocolate bar they would receive if we stopped the challenge at that point.

We used our knowledge of comparing fractions, beginning by using our knowledge of unit fractions (the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction). We then progressed this to finding equivalent fractions and common denominators to compare the fractions from each table to work out which was the most/least.

Here are some photos from our activity. 


Mental Health Week : February 2023

In Year 6, we recognised Mental Health Week by wearing our scarves on Friday. This has helped us all recall the acronym of our PSHE scheme – Safe, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.
In addition to this, we completed a bingo activity in the hall as a whole year group. The purpose of this was to connect with others, which is important for mental health and wellbeing. We began by looking to connect with someone who would answer ‘yes’ to each scenario e.g. likes pizza, has a sister. Their challenge was to be able to have a conversation with their peer about that and to try and speak to someone they didn’t know. After this, the children then were challenged to make their own bingo card, this time writing skills and qualities on it (using our learning from our PHSE earlier in the year) and completing the same activity: children this time had to ask their class mates who they thought would show that particular skill or quality.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable team bonding activity and will benefit the children enormously ahead of transition activities and Kilve later in the year.