Welcome to Year 6
An overview of Year 6’s curriculum:
To find out more about Year 6’s curriculum, please click on the current newsletter below or speak to your child’s class teacher / Year Leader (Mrs Bell / Miss Hooper).
Year 6 - Latest News
Year 6 have been busy, as always, these past few weeks. In numeracy, we have been solving number investigations and learning all about factors, multiples and prime numbers. We have also been enjoying the `Barvember Challenges`.
In literacy, we are busy writing our discussion text. We are discussing whether or not mobile phones should be allowed in school. Parents, what do you think? We are also delighted that SPAG.COM is now up and running and can be used both in school and at home.
In topic, we have been learning all about `The Frank Family` and have been writing from different points of view.
In RE, we are studying Judaism and have enjoyed learning about the Ten Commandments.
During our ICT sessions, we have designed our own WW2 game using Scratch software. These games can now be played and enjoyed at home.
In science, we are still studying forces. Last week, we carried out experiments linked to water resistance and friction. We had great fun.
In games, we are beginning to master new techniques in tchoukball. It’s a tricky skill but we are getting there.
Thank you for reading our blog!
By Zara Siddiqha and Alina Choudhury Lancaster Class
Forthcoming Year Group Events
Young Enterprise is a project that the children take part in for the last half term. It enables them to make a link between school and the world of work, allowing them to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed. The children also learn and develop other skills, such as communication, finance, organisation, problem-solving and teamwork.
The children work as a team to come up with a product that they think will sell well at school. They then work out the costs of the product, using a budget, and produce a stall. Each child has a role within the group and activities to follow.
The children will also learn about profit. When they sell for the first time, their challenge will be to make a profit on what they started with. With their earnings, they can then assess whether the product will be good to sell at the Summer Fete.
So, I am sure that your child will tell you when they are selling, but look out for the advertising posters! Please come along, and support year 6 with their business adventures!
Big Maths Beat That!
In Year 6 we have started using Beat That! maths challenges. These challenges are aimed to assess progress of children on a weekly basis. The challenges consist of a CLIC Challenge, which is a mixture of quick arithmetic questions, and a Learn Its Challenge, which is a mixture of simple multiplication and addition recall questions. The children have 90 seconds to do as many of the Learn Its questions as possible.
The challenge scores are recorded, and the sheets are then sent home. The children then have new challenge sheets the following week (with similar questions) and the aim is for them to try and beat their scores.
Parents and guardians can then see on a weekly basis what their child is getting in the challenges, and whether anything in particular needs to be revised.
Click HERE to see some examples
Archived News from Year 6
W/C: 9th October 2017
Hello we are Aamila and Alishba. We are talking about what we did this week in literacy, numeracy, science, PE and topic.
In literacy, we have been planning a diary entry for Bruno. In this chapter, Bruno finds a friend (whose name is Shmuel). We recommend you read this interesting book.
In numeracy, we have been rounding decimals to the nearest hundredth. Below five (0,1,2,3,4) rounds down and five and above (5,6,7,8,9) rounds up.
In science, we have been making and testing paper helicopters to find out how air resistance affects gravity. We discovered that, the larger the blade length, the longer it took to reach the ground. We found out that the larger the surface area, the greater the air resistance.
In PE, we have been focusing on circuit training and different types of fitness workouts like skipping, push-ups and other types of exercises.
In topic, we have been learning about the effects of the Holocaust and how Jewish people were forbidden from doing many things such as swimming in local pools, marry German people, go to the same cinema as them and many other things.
W/C: 25th September 2017
Hi, this is Malaika and Laaiba from Spitfire. We are giving you a quick update on what Year 6 has been up to this week.
First of all, in Literacy we are still studying the book ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. We recently wrote a letter as the main character, Bruno, to his grandmother, who he misses. I would recommend this book for you to read as it is really interesting.
In ICT, we have been making a World War 2 game. We have been trying to improve our coding and de-bugging skills. It is on the scratch website and has been a lot of fun.
Moving on to Numeracy, we have been learning about place value. We have learned the value of each digit in numbers up to 10 million or numbers with up to 3 decimal places. After that, we have begun studying rounding. In rounding, we learned that if the digit is 0,1,2,3 or 4, then you round down but if it is 5,6,7,8 or 9, then you round up. Make sure that you are looking at the appropriate column.
In PE, we are doing rugby. In rugby, when you are passing the ball, you have to pass backwards and low. If you pass forward or over your head, then you give the ball to the other team. For Indoor, we have been doing exercise. We did many different activities, such as: step ups, squats, push ups, star jumps and much more.
We hope you enjoyed reading our school blog. We have been taught by our amazing teacher, Mr Henry and for PE we have been taught by Mr Cook. Come back next week for more information about Year 6.
Malaika and Laaiba
Week beginning 18/09/17
Guest blogger Miss Orrell (Tempest class teacher)
It has been another busy week for us all up in Year 6! Last week as a school, we took part in a ‘Recycling Creative Day’. In our Year 6 classes, we looked at famous artists who use recycled resources to create their pieces of work. In keeping with our World War Two theme, we then had a go ourselves and created some artwork using recycled items. Take a look at some of the pictures of us in action!
Let’s hear what the children have to say…
Arithmetic – We are still working hard to master the four operations! We are proud to say that our Beat It scores are improving. Next week in our numeracy lessons, we will be looking at reasoning.
Topic – We have been doing lots of writing in Topic about the events of World War Two. It is teaching us so much about what life must have been like back then.
Reading – We have been reading Northern Lights in our sessions. It is quite a tricky book to follow but we are really enjoying it!
PE – With Mr Cook, we are currently learning Tag Rugby in preparation for an upcoming tournament. Also, we are having fitness sessions to advance our stamina and strength.
Year 6 – Latest News
Week beginning 11/09/17
Guest blogger Mrs James (Lancaster class teacher)
Welcome back to a new school year! The Year 6 team hope you have had a safe and relaxing summer holiday and are now ready for another school year.
Last week was a great first week back. Even after the long summer break, the children quickly got back into the school routine and showed their willingness and desire to learn – well done year 6! I think I speak for all of the year 6 teaching team when I say that I am excited for the year ahead.
Let’s hear what the children have to say…
Literacy – we have started reading `The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas` by John Boyne. It’s such a great book. We are hooked and can’t wait to continue reading next week.
Arithmetic sets are in full swing – we are working hard to master problems involving all four operations. Feel free to have a look at our parenting arithmetic guide to see what types of questions we are solving.
Topic – this term we will be studying WWII. Take a look at our blitz art work. This was a fun activity which really got us thinking about what it would be like to live during 1939 – 1945.
Reading – Fireweed has been a great hit in our reading sessions this week. We have loved sitting back and listening to the class teacher read. We have also started the Year 6 reading challenge which we are determined to complete.
Games – Mr Matthews has been working us hard during circuit training. We are glad PE is at the end of the day as we are exhausted by the end of the session (thanks Mr Matthews).
· Science – ‘May the FORCE be with you’- yes, you’ve guessed it, we are studying forces. This is what we had to investigate.
How can we find out if the different ideas change the time it takes for an object to reach the floor using paper cake cases, plasticine, a hole punch and a timer?
We will keep you updated with our results and pictures from the experiment.
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