Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol and grew up in Leeds. In 1984 he moved to London, where he worked in construction before studying for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths college from 1986 to 1989. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995.
Since the late 1980’s, Hirst has used a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing.
In Year 6 children have the opportunity to write in many different formats, have guided reading daily, visit the school library to get a book to take home as well as consolidating and progressing their learning in maths through number, shape, data handling and problem solving.
Reading books and reading diaries go home every afternoon and are brought to school every morning. We encourage the children to read every night, and write in their reading diary each time they do so. To support maths you could help them practice their mental maths and times tables.
PE will take place on Thursdays. Children need a plain white t-shirt and blue jogging bottoms or shorts to change into, as well as suitable footwear (plimsolls or trainers).
The main homework is given out on a Friday and will be due in the following Tuesday. There will also be additional homework as the children are working within a range of groups. If children are finding it difficult, discuss homework club with the teacher.
SATs tests will be taken during the Summer Term and the children will be well prepared for what to expect so that they can achieve to the best of their ability.
Year 6 will perform an assembly about the things they have been learning on the 16th October 2015. Parents are welcome to attend these.
Tuesday 16th May 2017 Second day at Gorsefield and it has been jam packed. We woke up to a beautiful sunny day. After breakfast we did a range of activities which included cycling, archery and camp crafting; where we made our own fire and bread. All the activities...
Monday 15th May 2017 Today is our first day in Gorsefield, it was adventurous as we did some really fun activities. There are so many areas to play outside around the house; tree house, sand pit, football pitch, stage and much more. We did some team activities so we...
Autumn Term 1 – Rivers
This term, we are learning about rivers around the world. Did you know that the Amazon river is about 4000 miles long? That is approximately 60,000 times the length of a football field! So far, we have researched a range of rivers including: Thames, Niles and Ganges. We will be producing amazing artwork; intriguing stories; and fascinating reports. We are looking forward to going on our first trip this term, that is to mudlark on the Thames.
At the end of this term, 6A (Hirst) will show you all of our learning on rivers, in their class assembly.
We hope to see you all there.
Spring Term 1 – Natural Disasters
This term, we are learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. I have learnt how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed. For example, an earthquake is formed when the tectonic plates are moving. This can cause devestating effects in the environment and even lead to death.
Throughout the topic, I have learnt a variety of keywords. An example is mantle – this is a layer of the earth between the core and the crust. I really enjoyed this topic.
Lily-Mya – Peggy Angus – 6B
This topic, we:
Created a newspaper report about Mount Vesuvius (Pompeii) and invent one related to Ancient Greece;
Went on a trip to the Natural History Museum;
Learnt how a volcano is formed;
Discovered new keywords such as magma (lava which is underground);
Learnt that tectonic plates are like jigsaw pieces because they move around and fit together.