Welcome to Hudson's page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the curriculum can also be found on the Curriculum Overview page.
Teachers: Mrs Stuckey and Miss Woods
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Harrison, Miss Jan, Miss O'Neill, Mr Ryan
Start time - 9.10am Side entrance
Finish time - 3.10pm Side entrance
P.E. day - Wednesday
Our project is 'Frozen Kingdom'.
In English, we will be reading and studying the story “Race to the Frozen North” by Catherine Johnson. This text is based on a true story about the struggles Matthew Henson faced because of the colour of his skin. We are going to explore how Henson’s determination led him to achieve success and be the first person recorded to reach the North Pole. We will be using this text to cover a variety of writing genres: a diary entry based on a day in Henson’s life; an information text that will use Henson’s experiences to tell others how to survive in the North Pole; and a letter of complaint about the mistreatment of Henson following his successful expedition.
In Mathematics, we will learn decimal place value and work with 7-digit numbers. We will use formal written methods for the four operations and know when to use mental calculations. We will learn to multiply and divide fractions and decimals.
In Science, we will learn how plants and animals adapt to their environment and that adaptation may lead to evolution. We will apply our knowledge of food chains to the polar regions. We will work as scientists to identify and classify plants and animal (as well as biscuits). We will learn to build a classification key for polar animals.
In Geography, we will learn the position and significance of the invisible lines of the Earth. We will compare and contrast the human and physical geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic.
In History, we will consider who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. We will examine the decisions made by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and use our knowledge to write an engaging diary entry of Scott's last days.
In Art, we will study the work of Inuit artists and produce our own paintings of the Northern Lights.
Our 'Big Questions'
- How is it possible to find and exact location on Earth?
- What are the main differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic?
- Why do animals adapt? (Give two examples)
- Why do we need algae and plankton?
- What happened to the Titanic?
Miracle on the Hudson
At the start of our school year we studied the Hudson River. As part of our learning, we headed outside and moved around our playground to re-enact the landing of the plane on the Hudson River. On the 15th January 2009, Captain Sullenberger's quick actions saved the lives of 155 passengers and crew.
On 'Feel Good Friday' we enjoyed designing paper planes and trying to 'land' them on our 'river'.
Our Amazing Icebergs
Year 6 were privileged to have a very special meeting (on TEAMS) with Manchester City and England footballer Micah Richards. He chatted with the class and answered our many questions.
Thank you Micah and Manchester City, it was a very special afternoon.
"Mrs Stuckey brought in a massive iceberg and all of the class tried different experiments on it." - Paige
"When we held the ice at the start, it felt like putting your hands into a freezer." - Aliya
"It was very unusual when the ice floated. I thought it was going to sink because it was so heavy." - Ella
"I enjoyed it when Miss poured the salt on the ice and the ice melted faster." - Megan
"We put some salt on the iceberg in the water. I loved seeing the bubbles from the salt." - P
"I noticed that when salt touches ice it crackles." - Lacey-Mai
"It was satisfying when the salt was popping on the ice. It sounded like popping candy." - G
"It was wonderful to take photos of the ice in the water." - Kai
Year 6 Able Maths Day
Winmarleigh Hall 2018
Winmarleigh Hall is an Outdoor Activity Centre which Year 6 children from Fairfield visit every year. This year, the children enjoyed participating in the following activities: Archery, Zip Wire, Giant Swing, PGLTV, Challenge Course, Problem Solving, Low Ropes and Disco. We hope you'll enjoy seeing some of the photographs from the trip.
In year six, we have been studying visual media. We used iMovie and Pic Collage to create a presentation about staying safe on social media. In our iMovies, we used photographs which we downloaded from a safe search engine called Kidrex. We combined photos with cool sound effects and some groups even shot a video or used their own voice over.
We talked about social media and how children are using it before the recommended age. For example, to go on YouTube you must be 18 or you must have a parent sat with you whenever you use it. To use Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat you must be at least 13 years of age. For WhatsApp, you should be 16 years old. If you use Snapchat, you should use ghost mode to hide your location and keep yourself safe. Despite this, we found out that most of our class are already using social media under age. We need to make sure that we are using it in an appropriate way.
Social media is changing all the time. Only this week, Elivia-Mae found an app called Omegle. She realised it was dangerous because it allows you to message and video chat with strangers. She wanted to warn the class because she knew it wasn’t suitable for anyone under 18.
We also spoke about cyber bullying. You must tell somebody first if you are being bullied online then save the messages as proof. If you don’t tell anyone, it could get worse. But if you tell somebody, you’ll know that they are there to help and sort out the problem.
We all made an iMovie to warn other children about the dangers of social media. We watched each other’s films, they were all very different. Here are a small sample of them.
Hunt The Caterpillar!
In science, Year 6 studied 'Evolution and Inheritance'. We began with the idea that natural selection happens because the fittest survive and others adapt. Year 6 tested this using pieces of wool to represent caterpillars and pretended to be the predators (the birds). The dark coloured caterpillars were noticed first.
"I think this was because they were not camouflaged. Most of the light coloured creatures (camouflaged) escaped. These traits will survive and be passed down."