Mount Pleasant Primary School

Year 6

6x                                                 6z

Mr Richardson                                   Mrs Spencer

Mrs Robinson                                     Mrs Fenton

Mrs Devine

Welcome to the Year 6 Learning Journey.

Here we will share some of the things we get up to during each half term.

Keep an eye out as we are updating and adding new things all the time. 

Autumn Two

Christmas in Year 6

This year we made 3D bauble cards, modern season calendars and took part in National Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for the NSPCC.

We enjoyed a fantastically fascinating trip to Blackburn Cathedral Church to help support our RE work. We found out lots of information about the building; discovered the story of nativity and were even lucky enough to hear the organist play!!!

In PE this half term we have been learning dance; taking part in gymnastics and we have been learning how to play netball. 

We were lucky enough to take part in a Victorian Crime and Punishment morning. We learnt what it would be like training to be a prison officer in Victorian Britain along with some of the punishments people were subjected to in the workhouses. We used this information in our English work - linked to our novel, Oliver Twist; our Guided Reading - Street Child, and in our History work on Victorian Britain. 

In Design Technology, we made burgers! Beginning with some research into different types of burgers, we went through the design process and finally, we made a finished product. To complete our food masterpieces, we made different sauces! They were delicious! 

We took part in Anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks to celebrate our differences! 

Autumn One

We have had a busy half term in Year 6. Here are some examples of our learning.

In Geography, we have been learning about South America.

We used the internet to research different climates and biomes on the continent.

We have been using practical Maths to consolidate our learning each week.

We have used games, equipment and team work to apply our learning to different situations

British Values

We had a visit from the leader of Hyndburn Council - Miles Parkinson

Councilor Parkinson talked to us about his different roles on the council and what it is like to do his job. We asked him lots of questions about his current job and his previous role as a fire fighter. He helped us to understand the importance of democracy and making sure we use our vote when we are older. 

He brought his OBE medal to show us!

Here are our newly elected Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy-Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.

The process was tough - we had to write letters of application outlining our suitability for the positions and convince the rest of Year Six that we were the best candidates. The vote was carried our democratically and our successful were chosen.

We're sure they will do an excellent job!

We have been learning how to play tennis during our PE sessions.

We may have some future Wimbledon champions right here at Mount Pleasant!

Inspired by our English text, The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cotrell Boyce, we made rockets using effervescent tablets and film cannisters.

Some of them were really successful others, did not work quite as well. 

Earl Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5NH

01254 232046

head@mountpleasant.lancs.sch.uk