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Hawks (Y6)


Hawks' Class are our Year 6 group. They are taught by Mrs Smith who is assisted by Mrs Leivers and Mrs Garrick.

Please click here to find out more about the Y6 curriculum for the Autumn term 2017

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Autumn 2017


This week we have been learning about how the internet is not the same as the World Wide Web. We started to find out about how the internet worked and carried out a practical activity to mimic how a document is sent.

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We were all given a copy of the Jabberwocky and had the task of sending it through some thin pipes. The poem had to be cut small enough to pass through the pipes and we all had to be able to identify our pieces once they had been mixed up and be able to correctly reassemble our poem the other side. 

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We all came up with our own solutions to this problem. This showed us how information is broken down into packets and sent through the internet, with information as to where it came from, where it is going and how it needs to be assembled once it has arrived at its destination.

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We are also planning our 'visit' to Egypt by plotting the route we would take on a plane and imagining the views we would see out of the window. We then wrote imaginative descriptions describing our journey and the views from the plane window.

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We ended the week by starting to think about our Science topic 'The circulatory system'. We drew around a 'willing volunteer' and then discussed the size and location of the heart and lungs.

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Making an outline

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Working out where to place the heart and lungs.


What a great start to the term we have had. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all. We have been looking at the home learning which you produced over the Summer. Some great work has come in and it is not too late to add to our collection. 

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Beautiful embroidery

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Information on hieroglyhics 

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Research on gods

In class we have been learning all about the weather in Egypt and have plotted temperatures and precipitation levels on line graphs. We had to work out our own scales and decide upon the best way to set out the data. We then used the information to decide when we would visit Egypt if we had a choice. 

We have also been thinking about which school council committee we would like to go on and have written persuasive letters to Mrs Smith to try to get into the group we want.

We ended the week with music singing 'Livin on a prayer' by Bon Jovi as part of our Rock unit. A smashing first week.


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Welcome back, I hope you all had a great holiday and are ready for the new school year. We have an exciting and varied term's learning planned for you all. 

We are looking forward to seeing the Summer homelearning tasks you have completed - a board is backed and ready to display all your wonderful work.

Please remember your inside and outside PE kits, these can be left at school during the week and brought home on a Friday.  

 See you all next week.

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