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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Wharton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 6 Blog

Spring 1
This half term, our DT topic was 'Come Dine With Me'.  The children got themselves into teams and within those teams, groups who would be responsible for a starter, main course and dessert, each with a key ingredient.  They were tasked with researching and creating a recipe that they would then cook.  They all demonstrated great team work and responsible behaviour when handling sharp kitchen equipment.  
For Safer Internet Day, the key message was 'Want to talk about it?'.  Following the assembly in the morning, the children played a game of 'Snowball Fight' (which seemed like a good idea at the time!).  They each wrote a question relating to Safer Internet Day on a piece of paper, screwed it up into a ball, took aim and 'launched' them across the classroom.  Once retrieved, with a partner, they discussed how to handle the issue before relaunching.  Whilst photographing the activity, on command, all of Purple Class turned and 'launched' their snowballs at Mrs Knight!!! 
Great fun whilst learning the importance of staying safe online.

Autumn 2

This half term saw the introduction of a brand new topic called 'Our restless Earth' which took an in depth look into the world of tectonic plates and volcanoes. The children really enjoyed looking at the live feed of Mount Mauna Loa as it erupted in November. The children also loved getting stuck into this term's class novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and spent time creating newspaper reports detailing the arrest and sentencing of the book's main character Stanley Yelnats. Another highlight, was dissecting hearts as part of our science topic: the circulatory system. Have a look at the photos if you dare! We finished the term in festive style with our Year 5 and 6 carol concert at St Oswald's Church.
Autumn 1
In the first part of the Autumn term our topic was World War II. In English, we used our class novel 'Code cracking for beginners' as our inspiration when writing a story set in the London Blitz. Following on from that, we tried to imagine what it was like to be an evacuee and created our own diary entries describing what it was like being sent far away from home. In our history lessons, we had a more in depth look at the causes of the Second World War and then moved on to looking at what life was like on the home front. To link the topic to the local area we visited the Commonwealth War graves in Guiseley cemetery and heard about the role soldiers, sailors and airmen from our town played in the conflict. Our 'fantastic finish' gave the children a chance to become evacuees as we held our first ever World War II activity day in school. The children and staff came to school in period costume and instead of learning maths and English they had lessons in code breaking, ration book cooking, 1940s music and Blitz first aid.