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Year 6 - blue tailed gecko

Blue-tailed Gecko Class - Year six. The Blue-tailed Gecko does an extraordinary job and is a most unusual pollinator. Having named our classes after pollinators, once we started investigating about the Blue-tailed Gecko it was clear that this gecko thinks it is a bee!

Only inhabiting the island of Mauritius, this miniature reptile is responsible for maintaining the eco-system of the plant life and it's dependents. It pollinates the Roussea Simplex plant ensuring the survival of this beautiful flowering specimen that is native to the island. Whilst studying the Blue-tailed Gecko, we discovered that Mauritius was an island created from a volcanic explosion and the terrain was varied. Intensive map work inspired us to re-create our own maps of the island, including ones where we might find the Blue-tailed Gecko.

The Blue-tailed Gecko, so named because it has an amazing blue tail, was a real challenge to re-create using clay. The models were made in stages, sketches, shape making, clay techniques to attach legs and then painting. The finished geckos have accurate markings and the distinctive blue tail. Keep an eye on our sway and Twitter for snapshots of our learning.

Class Sway

Look at what we have been learning about...

Please have a read of our class SWAY where you can view some of the learning we have been getting up to. 

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Year 6 Curriculum Map 

Autumn Term

Please see below what Year 6 are learning this term. If you click on the documents, they will open into a large version.

The documents are Knowledge Organisers. They contain key facts and information that the children need to have as a basic knowledge and understanding of the topic – giving them the ‘bigger picture’ of what they will be learning at school.

Purple Mash

Please click on the picture below to access the Purple Mash website. Please ask your child's teacher if you are unsure of the log in details.

Click here to be directed to our Purple Mash information page. 

 Reading 

Please click on the links below to access different online stories that children can read or listen to. Most of them do not require you to sign up. Enjoy! 

Oxford Owl

Book Trust

Story Online 

Magic Key Story Books

Audible Stories

Physical Activities 

Keeping active is really important. Please try and do some physical activity everyday for 30 minutes. 

Joe Wicks PE Lesson

5 a day

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