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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Meet the Year 6 staff

 

 

Mrs Sutlow

Mrs Moran

Mrs Potter

Mrs Murphy

Y6 Teacher

Assistant Head

Y6 Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Spellings - for a test on 30.11.20

  1. mischievous
  2. nuisance
  3. necessary
  4. physical
  5. privilege
  6. recognise
  7. relevant
  8. sacrifice
  9. sufficient
  10. thorough

Times Tables Rockstars Red Carpet Event - November 2020

 Well done to those children who have earnt their times tables lanyard this term! In Year 6, the children have to achieve 60/60 on their 7, 8 and 9 times tables in order to achieve this. 

India Day - November 2020

As part of our India topic, we had a special day celebrating different aspects of India and Indian culture.  We were very fortunate to have a drumming workshop led by Nav, we learnt all about Diwali, we designed our own mehndi patterns and had henna on our hands, we were able to taste a variety of traditional Indian sweets, we made Rangoli patterns using coloured rice and we were able to dress up in traditional Indian clothes.  We had a great day and learnt lots!

Skipping Workshop - November 2020

Art - November 2020

We have been working with Mr Doyle in art to create artwork related to our India topic.  We have used different materials and mediums to create a range of work!

Bikeability - October 2020

Fruit Crumble - October 2020

As part of our Literacy topic, Weslandia, we made fruit crumble.  We learnt how to peel and chop fruit carefully, as well as how to weigh out ingredients and use the 'rub in' method to make the crumble topping.  We then wrote instructions for how to make a crumble. 

Macbeth Workshop - October 2020

Home Learning - 28th September 2020

For home learning activities, please sign in to Google Classroom using the instructions in the letter that was sent home on 10th September.  This letter is also on the website under the 'Children's Area' tab.  Log in details can also be found on stickers in your child's planner.  Should you have any difficulty accessing Google Classroom, please contact school.  Thank you.

6M's Work of the Week 25.09.20

Well done to Ella for her brilliant piece of writing describing her 'new fruit'.  She has used a range of conjunctions and lovely vocabulary to create a picture in the reader's mind.  She has also presented her work beautifully. Well done Ella!

6S's Work of the Week 25.09.20

Well done to Lucia who has produced some fantastic English work based on our story of Weslandia.  She has used some well-chosen vocabulary to describe her 'new fruit' well.

Well done to Aimee for producing a detailed paragraph about healthy diets as part of our Science topic, The Healthy Body. Her ideas were explained very well and in detail. 

Spellings

For a test on 28.09.20

  1. your
  2. you're
  3. stationery
  4. stationary
  5. practise (verb)
  6. practice (noun)
  7. advise (verb)
  8. advice (noun)
  9. devise (verb)
  10. device (noun)

6M's Work of the Week 18.09.20

Well done to Maisie for her fantastic letter that she has written this week.  She really understood our word of the week 'empathy' and showed this in her writing.  Maisie went to read her letter to Mrs Sutlow and 6S who were equally impressed! Well done Maisie! 

6S's Work of the Week 18.09.20

Grace and Ebony have created some detailed and informative posters about blood and the functions of each part of our blood. They were able to share their work with Mrs Moran and 6M. Well done to both of you! 

Science- Healthy Body

In our Science topic for this term, we have been learning about blood, what is in blood and the function of the different parts of the blood. We learned about the job of the white blood cells, the red blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We replicated blood and it's different parts by making 'blood soup'. This was lots of fun but very messy!

Art

We have been learning about the artist, Roy Lichtenstein, who created pop art in the 1960s. His work inspired us to create portrait pop art pieces of ourselves. These have been displayed in the classroom to form an 'Our Class' display. They look very effective together.

Maths

Over the past few weeks, we have been focusing on place value in Maths.  We have investigated how each column of the place value grid is ten times larger than the last moving from right to left, starting with the ones column and ending with the millions column.  We use base ten equipment to show how there are ten ones in a ten, ten tens in a hundred, ten hundreds in a thousand, ten thousands in ten thousand, ten ten thousands in a hundred thousands and ten hundred thousands in a million; this is why it is called base ten equipment, because it is all based around the number 10!  Using the base ten equipment, we worked out that one million one cubes would make a metre cubed - we even built this in our classrooms! 

Our First Week!

In our first week of Year 6, we read the book 'While We Can't Hug' by Eoin Mclaughlin and Polly Dunbar.  After reading the book, we chose empathy as our word of the week.  We discussed its meaning and how we could all learn to empathise better with our friends and family. We have discussed how we can still show that we are there for each other even though we may be physically unable to touch.  We have also talked a lot about friendship qualities and what we would want to find in a friend.  We have written acrostic poems about friendship and recipes for the 'perfect friendship'.  

Some children have coped with lockdown and the changes we're experiencing better than others so we have written letters of reassurance to the younger children in our school who may be worried. 

We are very proud of our children and how they have coped with returning to school.  We are very much looking forward to the school year ahead!