Welcome to Year 6!
In the final year at Durrington Junior School, we hope to make it as exciting, engaging and as memorable as possible! You will 'Evolve' into mature, responsible students, as you explore and discover with Charles Darwin and adaptation; unravel the mysteries of the Mayans and trek the highest mountains! Moreover, prepare yourselves for the trips, residential and activity week along the way.
We hope this area of the site will allow you to understand the Year 6 curriculum, enable you to take your learning home, fly through the SATs in May and prepare you to be the greatest high-school students you can be.
“Every lesson has a new thing to learn for everyone” – Mahek
“I just love this school!” - Saffire
To see the planning for this year group, please look at ‘curriculum’ in the information pages of this site.
Another fun filled day at Hindleap! More children braved the Forest Adventure and tested out the famous Hindleap mud facemask. Today also focused on teamwork with children working together to build the tallest crate stacks and complete puzzles and challenges. Some children also showed off their Robin Hood and Maid Marian skills in an archery session and others did their best James Bond impression while abseiling down the abseil tower. It all ended with an evening swim. Mr Melvin even started his own aqua aerobics class! A few more activities tomorrow and then home time. See you then!
Year 6 have got off to wet and wonderful start. After making their beds and filling their stomachs with hot dogs, 3 groups were thrown straight into the deep end (literally) during the forest adventure. They waded through streams and squelched through puddles and those that were brave enough, even jumped into swampy pools of mud! The rest tested their nerve in the crate stack and learned survival skills during pool canoe.
Year 6 started World Book Day with a Pokatok tournament (the oldest ball game in the World)! It took a while, but they did manage to learn the new skills required: hitting the ball with hips and forearms (no feet allowed). An active introduction to the next book to be read in English.
Costumes were varied and colourful and the amount of children that dressed up was amazing. Two children even brought their car into school, and one child their house! Whether the classic Charlotte's Web, or a wizard from Harry Potter, it's clear that year 6 are reading and enjoying the characters that live in the pages of the books!
A lot of the year 6 children had worked very hard on their hats - they were fantastic!
Their artistic skills were still needed on maths day in school, where they took part in a range of activities including modelling 3d shapes using uncooked pasta and trying to find the right angles, working in small groups to make 2d shapes from string and studying some Islamic artwork.
Today, Mexico, more specifically, the Maya and Aztec civilisations came to life for Year 6. Ian, Graciella and Jo from Mexicolore shared their knowledge of these two warring nations - if they weren't trading, they were raiding (apparently)!
Year 6 learnt about how they lived, the foods that we now enjoy that came from their lands and they were introduced to the sounds and sports of these two amazing cultures. Both civilisations based their lives around the Earth, Sun, Moon and Water. The children were engrossed as they were invited to wear the clothes and headdresses of these ancient people. They played instruments that would have been around when the Maya and Aztecs ruled their world and they participated in the oldest ball game.
Not sure what we have left to teach them now because they learnt so much today.