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  • Year 6

Miss Knowles' Class

Autumn 1

Art Week

As part of Art Week we had to recreate an illustration from a book we have read in class. We decided to link our art work to our autumn topic and re-style an illustration from Stick Man. First we used pencils of different thicknesses to sketch a picture from the story of Stick Man jogging. Next we discussed what colours we would find in the autumn time and decided on reds, yellows, browns and oranges. We then used Water colour paints to blend together colours for our back grounds. Finally we collected some autumn leaves and stuck them to the bottom of the picture to create the illusion of Stick Man running though an autumn scene. We had lots of fun and enjoyed developing our artistic skills.
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Blending our autumn backgrounds.
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Attaching our autumn leaves

Practicing our addition skills

Making our own Stick Man

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This week we have been studying the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson so in our creative area we decided to make our own Stick Man to retell the story with. We have used lots of different materials to join our Stick Men together, such as: ribbons, tape, pipe cleaners and feathers. We think you'll agree that they look fantastic!

Floating Flowers Experiment

Today we conducted the floating flower experiment. After testing waterproof materials we found out that paper wasn't waterproof so when Miss Knowles asked us what would happen to a paper flower when we placed it in water we were very confident we knew the answer! Some of us said that the paper would float and some of us said it would soak up the water. This is what happened...


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We made our own paper flowers and tested them to see if we had the same reaction!

Magnetic Materials

We have been investigating magnetic materials. We hunted around our classroom to find objects that bar magnets were attracted to and no attracted to. We found out that objects made from metal were magnetic and objects that weren't metal, like plastic or glass, were not magnetic.

Materials and Friction

Today we have been testing materials and friction. We needed to find out which was the best material to make a ramp for our teddies and their sleds. We tested foam, sandpaper, felt, Lino and carpet. We found out that the materials that were smooth had less friction made the sled slide quickly and the bumpy materials had more friction and made the sled slide slowly.

Traction Man's Adventures

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As a thank you for helping to capture the Big Bad Wolf, Ashton Police Force sent us a story called 'Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog'. We have been looking at the story and writing speech bubbles for what we think the characters might say. In our construction area we have been thinking about where Traction Man might be going to on his climb up the mountain, here are some of the places we made.

A break in happens!!

We came back from break to a nasty surprise... the Big Bad Wolf had broken into our classroom! What a mess he left! We took photographs for evidence to send to our police friends! 

A letter from the police! 

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Today we received a letter from Ashton Police Force explaining that they were keeping a look out for the Big Bad Wolf. We decided to help by making wanted posters to explain what he looks like. Keep a look out he's hiding near our school!

Searching for clues

Over the weekend Miss Corrigan was filming the woods, to show year one all the beautiful trees, when suddenly the Big Bad Wolf appeared! We were so shocked we had to search our woods for clues to find out what he had been doing there! 

Finding one more and one less

We have been working in partners to find one more and one less of different numbers. We loved challenging our partners!

Building Stick Houses

Some of us have been building stick houses in our forest area. We worked in teams and had to see if we  could make our houses super strong. We tested them by huffing and puffing just like the Big Bad Wolf!

Sorting Materials

Today some have us have been sorting materials into different groups. We were given a basket full of different objects and had to decide with our partners which groups to sort them into. Can you guess what our groups were?


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We have been painting self portraits to display in our class room. We used mirrors to help us think about the features we needed to draw and what colours we should use

Continuous Provision

Investigating our new areas


Construction: making houses for the three little pigs

Maths: making numbers to 20 in different ways

Investigating Materials

We have investigated the different materials objects are made from as part of our new topic. Can you name any materials objects are made from at home?

Our first day in Year 1!

Today was our first day in Year 1! We did some writing with Miss Knowles and told her about something we liked and what we wanted to be when we grow up! When we had finished we had time to explore our fabulous continuous provision areas! What a fantastic day we had!

Our Classroom

Picture 1 Reading Area
Picture 2 Three Little Pigs Role Play Area
Picture 3 Construction Area
Picture 4 Writing Area
Picture 5 Maths Area
Picture 6 Fidget Fingers for fine motor skills
Picture 7 Phonics Area
Picture 8 Craft Area supplies
Picture 9 Colour Mixing Station
Picture 10 Parents notice board
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