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Year 6 Outdoor Learning

Year 6 love to take their learning outdoors and use their skills and knowledge in a practical, fun and memorable way. We aim to have at least one lesson outside each week, but we're always looking for more ways to take our learning outside! Have a read of this page to see what we've been doing.
Converting Measurements
Today (19.02.18) we practised converting metres into centimetres and millimetres outside. Inspired by the Olympics, we pretended to do a ski jump outside and then measured how far we jumped. We then converted our measurements mentally into centimetres and millimetres. 
On 04.12.17 we went outside to draw around some shadows on the playground. We have been learning about light and know that shadows are made because light travels in straight lines and can't go around an opaque object. However, we are curious about why shadows change size during the day and, by drawing around shadows at different times of the day, we will be able to start thinking about why this happens.
"Dig for Victory" Waltham Place

On Wednesday 20th September, Year 6 went on a trip to Waltham Place farm to complement our WW2 topic. We learnt about rationing and were given the opportunity to dig up potatoes, walk around the Kitchen Garden and feed the pigs in order to get a sense of what it would have been like living on rations. We ended our trip by creating propaganda posters using natural objects that we found in the woods. We had a great time and it was lovely being able to actually touch and experience some of the foods we had been learning about.


"I liked doing the potato digging because it made me experience what they probably would have done in WW2." Tommo


"I enjoyed looking at all of the animals like the pigs because I love animals and we don't have them all year long at school." Millie


"I think it was a memorable trip because we got to see all the ways that they rationed food during WW2 as well as how the people on the farms would have felt." Lola