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Some upcoming dates for your diary
Y6S Portadown Library visit: Monday 10th June.
Summer Fete: Thursday 13th June.
Last day of Term 3: Thursday 27th June.
Welcome to our Class page
Some important dates to remember!
Friday- P.E with Healthy kids
Monday- Literacy homework, spellings, tables and AR reading
Tuesday- Numeracy, spellings, tables and AR reading.
Wednesday- Spellings, tables and AR reading.
Thursday- Spellings and tables revision for Round up and AR reading.
£2.60per day or £13 per week. Money should be sent in on a Monday for the full amount.
Let us introduce you to our new Eco and school council representatives who will be working hard to make the school a better place. In addition, this year we also have 2 digital leaders who will help support other children with their ICT skills.
We all fit together!
During art we each decorated a piece of a puzzle. Each piece formed our class jigsaw which highlighted the important contribution we each contribute to make our class a whole.
All about us
This year we will be participating in Shared Education activities with Year 6 in St Anthony's Primary School. On Thursday 13th September we took part in some outdoor adventure activities at Todd's Leap in Omagh. This was an opportunity for Millington pupils to get to know children from another school. The children really enjoyed taking part and made lots of new friends :).
Active Learning in Literacy- word order
In class we explored the importance of word order in a sentence. We identified the subject, object, verb and positional word. Then we worked in mixed ability groups where we had to change the order of words but ensure that the meaning of the sentence stayed the same.
Active Learning in Literacy: to compare and contrast the book blurb and story opening of a series of Michael Morpurgo stories.
Investigating Wassily Kandinsky's artwork and the colour wheel.
In art we explored Kandinsky's artwork. Miss Sleator modelled how we can make any colour using three primary colours ( red, yellow and blue). These other colours are referred to as ' secondary colours'.
We were given an opportunity to create secondary colours before making a piece of artwork inspired by Kandinsky's famous piece called 'Concentric circles'.
Year 6 Viking Experience Day
In Year 6S, we feel it is important to encourage pupils to interact with each other at break and dinner time so no one feels left out or alone. Through Friendship Friday we develop the learning of positive friendship skills. Each Friday pupils are given the name of a peer within their class and they have to write a positive comment about them. Pupils names are selected at random by Miss Sleator.
Congratulations year 6! You all battled Batman and won. You know your x2,5 and 10 tables really well 👌🏻
Active Math tasks using Izak9
September Award Winners
Well done Y6S! You have had an outstanding first month back at school and I am really pleased to announce that you have the highest Accelerated Reading word count, even beating the Year 7 Classes! Our Average reading engagement minutes currently stand at above 40 minutes. Keep up the fantastic work
PDMU with Jeanie
This term we have been learning about the dangers of smoking, alcohol, drugs, how to deal with peer pressure and how to cope in difficult situations.
The dangers of smoking.
Learning about a healthy lifestyle.
Testing out beer googles.
We really struggled to walk properly.
Everyone got a go.
Miss Sleator even had a go!
Active learning in WAU.
In World Around Us we have been investigating the 2 Viking ships: the Knarr and the longship. During our WAU session we used I-pads and books to research several statements into groups of 'True' and 'False'.
On Wednesday 24th October we met with St Anthony's Primary School at St Marks Parochial hall. There, we played lots of ice breaker games e.g. Human Bingo. It was a fabulous opportunity to get to know other children from a different school. In the afternoon session we worked in groups to design a crest to represent our two schools. Pupils voted on their favourite crest in each collective group The best crest will be chosen by teachers and printed onto t-shirts for us all to wear.
Congratulations to Ruby from Y6S who recently took part in an Ulster Swimming competition, held in Bangor.She swam the front crawl and breast stroke. 🏊
The Vikings are coming!!!
In Literacy we wrote a diary recount from the perspective of a monk whose monastery at Lindisfarne was being attacked by Vikings.
learning in WAU.
In World Around Us we have been learning about the 3 main boats used during the Viking period. We worked in mixed ability groups to identify each boat and its use.
Completing Active Math problems in mixed ability groups.
Well done Year 6 you have battles against Hawk Girl learning your x2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 tables. You passed first time 👌🏻
Well done Y6S you passed your time table test 👌. Keep up the good work!
October awards in Y6S
Another fabulous month in Y6S. You are all working so hard 😁
HealthyKidz takes place every Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit prepared the night before. We have now been given our computer usernames for the Healthy Kidz App. Please encourage your child to log their progress each week as there are lots of excellent prizes on offer! Below you will find a selection of photos taken during our lessons 👍🏻
World War One Art
Today we worked collaboratively with St Anthony's on a Young Enterprise programme. We had a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to work collaboratively and learn about the world we live in.
Breaking the code!
Today we worked collaboratively in groups, to crack the combination codes for the padlocks 🔐. We were given several clues to solve before we could unlock the chests and eat our treasure....... chocolate coins! Miss Sleator was particularly impressed with the circle group who solved their clues the quickest! Such a fabulous team effort 👍🏻
WAU: Active learning using iPads.
Making Rice Krispie buns and Rudolph lollies for the Christmas Craft Fair 🎅🏻
Millington Christmas Fair Day 🎄 ⛄️ 🎅🏻
November Award Winners in Y6S
Christmas Sing Along during our Music lessons
Jingle Bell Rock 🔔
We passed our Superhero Challenge!!!
World War One
We have been learning about 'The Great War' in class. Today we used iPads to research different terms associated with the war. This is the Year 6 display we made with the other Year 6 classes. Take a look at our work 💁🏼
The Christmas Truce
We used Purple Mash to create a postcard, written from the trenches during the Christmas Truce in 1914. We had to write as if we were a British soldier, who was writing home to a loved one.
Christmas in Year 6S 🎄🎅🏻⛄️
Ditch the Dark Day 💡!
Well done for passing Thor!
December Celebration Assembly
Well done for passing Thor! You know your tables really well.
Our Class Assembly
On Thursday 24th January we had our class assembly based on 'Gratitude'. Well done Year 6S, you were all excellent and as a treat deserve a night off homework 📚 👍. You made your teacher and classroom assistant very proud!
Active Maths Tasks
In Numeracy we worked collaboratively in groups, to solve several Math challenges.
During Literacy we watched the 'Exact Instructions Challenge' by Josh Gaines aka Josh Darnit. The video highlighted the importance of instructions being simple but also specific. Then we wrote instructions for Miss Sleator on how to make a Banana and Chocolate spread sandwich. We had lots of fun getting Miss Sleator to follow them.
Active math tasks on Length
Investigating diagonals in 2D shapes using string.
We used string to find the diagonals in some polygon shapes.
We are currently learning about different forms of poetry.
The Onomatopoeia Alphabet | Onomatopoeia for Kids | Jack Hartmann
Onomatopoeia is using words that imitate the sounds things make. We call them sound words. Join Jack Hartmann for this fun, movement Onomatopoeia Alphabet. Jack has an onomatopoeia sound for each letter of the alphabet. Build your body and brain as you sing and move along to the Onomatopoeia Alphabet.
This term we have been learning about different dances around the world. This is our attempt at the Haka. The Haka is a type of ancient Maori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, but is best known for its performance by the New Zealand All Blacks. Hope you enjoy 😊
Y6S perform the Haka 😍
What a talented bunch!
The Y6S girls dance to 'The Greatest Showman' 🎪
The World Around Us
Our new topic this term is 'Volcanoes'. We began our first WAU session, by exploring what we already knew about Volcanoes. Miss Sleator was very impressed with our prior knowledge. Then we thought about what we would like to find out this term using a KWL grid.
Well done Y6S for learning your tables. You are all stars!
This term we have been learning about 2D shape aka polygons. We have been learning about their properties I.e. diagonals, angles etc.
Classifying Triangles Song [Parody of Lorde's Royals]
Learn how to classify triangles by rocking out to a version of Lorde's "Royals." Made in Garagband (all instrumentation/arrangement done by Dylan Peters) Triangle Images: http://etc.usf.edu
DECIMALS SONG by Heath
Struggling to see the link between fractions, decimals and percentages? Why not give this tune a listen?! 👂
Awards from our Key Stage Two Celebration Assembly.
Viscosity experiments ⚗
Year 6S is an AR Master Class! This is a tremendous achievement and you have worked so hard to gain this award. We are all very proud of you at Millington 👍.
Volcano art 🌋
We have now finished our volcano 🌋 topic. In class we completed a KWL grid exploring all that we have learnt this term.
Our new topic for Term 3 is The Circus 🎪 and we are all looking forwarding to exploring it further 🤗.
The Circus 🎪
Congratulations for winning the Year 6 swimming gala 🥇!
An afternoon with Scientific Sue.
Take a look at our symmetrical clown drawings 🤡!
Science week 🔬
Today marked our final day working in partnership with St Anthony's in Year 6. To celebrate, we went for a lovely walk around Craigavon lakes and watched a DVD in the afternoon. We have formed some wonderful friendships this year and are looking forward to working closely with them again in Year 7.
Shared Education with St Anthony's Primary School.
Sports Day 2019
Active Maths: working out the best value for money.
Please find below some useful interactive websites linked to our current topics in Numeracy, Literacy and World Around Us. Please encourage your child to visit these pages when revising work.
Primary ResourcesAn excellent website which has lots of worksheets on topics covered in class.
Maths is funAn excellent website to reinforce the teaching of diagonals in 2D shapes.
Maths is funMath explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, worksheets and an illustrated dictionary.