Your child's year 6 teacher is called Miss Sleator and their classroom is upstairs.
School dinners cost £2.60 per day or £13.00 for the full week. It would greatly help my teacher if you could bring money (in a named envelope) on the first day of each school week, usually a Monday.
Your child should bring a healthy break every day – no sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks. Pupils must try to bring a water bottle into school every day. It is a good idea to carry this or any juice for lunch in a separate plastic bag to avoid spillages in a schoolbag.
Swimming takes place every Monday and P.E. on a Friday. Pupils should remove jewellery for P.E. or have earrings taped over.
If pupils have to leave school early for an appointment or have been absent, they must bring a note into school for their teacher.
Pupils have a written homework twice a week and spellings and tables Monday – Thursday, but should try to read every night (20 minutes), even at weekends and during holidays.
These dates are provisional and may be subject to change.
-Swimming Gala Monday 1st May.
-Children in Crossfire Maths challenge (Non-uniform day) Wednesday 3rd May.
-Bank holiday Monday 7th May.
-Bank holiday Monday 28th May.
-Year 6 Wind Concert Wednesday 30th May
-Sports Day Thursday 7th June.
-Last day of term (12noon finish). Friday 29th June.
In Art, we have been studying a famous Russian Artist named Wassily Kandinsky. We tried to replicate his famous artwork by drawing concentric circles and by using a variety of colours, which we mixed using the basic primary colours of red, blue and yellow.
In Art today we created coat peg people. We used mixed media to decorate our template :). More photos to follow.
Investigation work using QR codes
During our WAU classes, we have been examining different objects in groups and investigating what they may be. Later in the lesson, we got to use the Qr code reader on our iPads to find out what the objects were used for during the Viking era. Can you guess what these items were used for?
Each month, 4 pupils from each class are selected for the following awards: Literacy Star, Numeracy Genius, ICT Whizz and Lovely Manners Award, which are given out in Assembly. Here are our award winners for the month of September. Keep checking back each month to see our new winners :).
Friday 20th October 2017
In Year 6S we worked in mixed ability groups, to solve some ‘ACTIVE MATHS’ problems. There were 6 active learning tasks which were completed in a carousel. We spent 10 minutes on each task. The tasks were:
Each group had the opportunity to carry out each activity and at the end of the session, we discussed how we approached the problem and shared our ideas. Pupils especially enjoyed that they were working against a time limit of 10 minutes and in year 6S pupils got very competitive trying to solve all the tasks J.
Happy 10th birthday to Sophie. We all enjoyed eating her Unicorn birthday cake which her mum made. It tasted delicious!
Using the Kahoot! App to test our knowledge of past tense regular and irregular verbs.
Today we used an interactive app called 'Kahoot!' to test our knowledge of past tense verbs. We really enjoyed competing against each other. Well done to the winning team 'The Stormtroopers' :)
Vocabulary Development using banned words.
Today in class, Miss Sleator wrote a sentence on the board. We had to rewrite the sentence, keeping the same meaning but not using certain 'banned words'. The banned words were underlined, it was our job to find an alternative word instead. This was a great opportunity to expand and develop our vocabulary .
The Vikings are Coming....
This term, we wrote a diary recount of a Viking invasion. We had to pretend we were monks and our Monastery had been raided. Take a look at our writing :)
Congratulations year six, you have all battled Batman and won! You can all complete your x2, x5 and x10 tables :). Next week we will start to cover our x3 and 4 tables.
Today in PDMU we got to try out 'beer googles' to see the effects alcohol has on our coordination and sight. We found it really tricky to manoeuvre around the cones .
Today in Numeracy, we worked in 3 different teams to determine padlock combinations. We had 4 clues to solve for each Lock. There were 3 locks on each task card. Once we solved the combination, we were able to open our treasure chests and eat the chocolate coins :).
We used our thinking skills during this task. With a focus on Self-management and working well others.
Well done Year 6, you were all fabulous!
In class, we have been learning about the importance of showing emotion in our writing.
In groups, we worked on carousel tasks. We had to focus on actions and body language to display a given emotion.
In WAU, we got to investigate what the Vikings ate.
In WAU we have been investigating items from the Viking period. We have been learning about these items, Using the QR reader app on our iPads.
In class we have been examining how emotions and feelings can be expressed. We have been using the music video 'Titanium' by Sia and David Ghetta as inspiration to create a piece of narrative writing.
Excellent manners and effort shown across Literacy, Numeracy and I.C.T. Well done for all your hard work this month!
Today in class we worked in mixed ability groups to research different types of Viking boats. We discovered that there were 3 main types; the faering, the knarr and the drakkar. Later, we explored the similarities and differences between the Knarr and Drakkar. And last but not least, we researched whether a given set of statements about these boats were true or false.
Well done Wilson and Natalia. You have both worked so hard in Accelerated Reading to improve your engagement scores.
Active learning task: in class we used whiteboards to construct a living sentence. We converted our story script into a sentence you would find in a story.
Active Learning: Clustering
In class today we were each given a card with a measurement fact. It was our job to move around the room and compare our facts with eachother. We formed cluster groups once we found an equivalent measurement. For example, 750mm = 75cm etc...
Once we had found all our equivalent measures, we then discussed what we found and shared this information with the rest of the class. This was an excellent activity to reinforce what we had learned in class.
In school this week we have been learning how to stay safe online, here are some of our Internet pledges:
In World Around Us we have been learning about some important figures during World War 1. In groups we used QR codes to research and learn more about these important figures. After, we took turns to orally feedback what we had found to the whole class. Next we played a game of 'Guess Who' with our teacher. She picked an important person (it was a secret) and we had to ask her questions to discover who it was. We had lots of fun trying to beat our teacher!
In art we used the medium of 'collage' to create images that represent W.W.1. Initially, we had to make sure our drawing was quite simple and large with no intricate pieces. Next, we cut our tiny tiles of coloured paper and covered our drawing to create the final picture.Our artwork has been displayed in our classroom. Here are a few examples, we hope you enjoy looking at them.
Today in class we had the opportunity to work in groups to complete some problem solving activities. There were five different activities to solve and we had ten minutes to complete each task card. The task cards are shown below:
Today Miss Sleator and Mrs Highlands showed us how to create our own W.W.1 quiz to test our peers knowledge and understanding of our W.A.U topic.
In P.E we have been practising the 'Golden Mile' and sprints. In the upcoming weeks we will be prepping for Sports day 🥇🥈🥉.
Please ensure children bring their trainers in each day. 🏃🏼🏃🏼♀️
Volcano Active Tasks
In W.A.U. we worked in groups on active tasks exploring our volcano topic. One group worked on building the three volcano shapes (cinder, composite and shield). Another group used QR codes to locate volcanoes on the 'Ring of fire' and the last group investigated the pressure involved in volcano eruption using fizzy drinks.