Year 6

Week Commencing – 15th July

In Year 6 the children have been rehearsing, performing and thoroughly enjoying themselves as wizards in the school play “Whiz Wham Alakazam”. We hope you enjoyed the performance as much as we did!

We have also been getting prepared for the Leavers Service on Tuesday evening; this is a more formal special event where we take a moment to reflect on each individual child. It is a final highlight milestone in our journey through year 6.

We are also completing work on Natural Disasters and R.E.

Week Commencing – 24th June

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have finished our book “Saint Louis Armstrong Beach”. The Children have written book reviews and designed book cover for their favourite book.
  • In Maths the children have been doing more work on using a compass to draw circles, this will help as they will be preparing to draw pie charts by learning how to measure angles with a protractor.
  • In Topic lessons this week we have been learning about earthquakes. We have taken notes on how earthquakes happen and we have looked at pictures showing the devastation caused by them. The children have moved onto drawing pictures of this devastation.
  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like? We are spending a whole day finding out if this is possible or not. We have discussed God holiness and love and looked at Coventry Cathedral’s work on reconciliation and forgiveness.

We have also started writing scripts and designing wizards for the end of year performance.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 17th June

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have almost finished our new book “Saint Louis Armstrong Beach”. The story tells of a twelve year old boy, Saint, who lives in New Orleans and ends up caught in the natural disaster created by Hurricane Katrina. The children have been enjoying the story and have been writing newspaper reports about the disaster.
  • In Maths the children have been doing more work on percentages of amounts. They have also been preparing to draw pie charts by learning how to measure angles with a protractor.
  • In Topic lessons this week we have been learning about earthquakes. We have taken notes on how earthquakes happen and the children have shown their understanding of how tectonic plates move. The children have designed their own buildings that are earthquake proof after having discussions about what they would need to include.
  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like? We are spending a whole day finding out if this is possible or not.

We have been preparing our stall ideas for the school fete:

BABY FACE – Match the teacher to the baby.

JAFFA CAKE CHALLENGE – Eating Jaffa Cakes in the quickest time.

Please visit our stalls to support the children’s fund raising.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 10th June

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have started our new text “Saint Louis Armstrong Beach”. The story tells of a twelve year old boy, Saint, who lives in New Orleans and ends up caught in the natural disaster created by Hurricane Katrina. The children have been predicting what will happen to Saint, his dog and the family, whilst developing and extending their writing skills using dialogues.
  • In Maths we have been learning more about algebra and how to apply it to everyday problem solving. We have been writing algebraic expressions and using them to solve a variety of different problems.
  • In Topic lessons we have been sharing our information from previous research we did on natural disasters. We have been taking notes from our peers’ research using bullet points and subheadings. We have started to look in depth at hurricane to coincide with our English book.
  • We have started planning our stall ideas for the school fete.
  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like?

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 20th May

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have continued our new topic of Natural Disasters by reading the book “Escape from Pompeii”. The book tells the story of two children, Livia and Tranio, who experience the tragic day Mount Vesuvius erupted over Pompeii. We have been thinking about how the children reacted to the disaster, their thoughts, feelings and emotions. In response, the children have written diary entries imagining they are one of the main characters.
  • In Maths we have been learning more about 3D shapes, we have been counting faces, edges and vertices and comparing complex shape properties. We have also looked in depth at circles and how to work out the circumference and area of a circle. The children have also discovered parabolic curves and have started to create some lovely patterns.
  • In Topic lessons we have been learning about tectonic plates and the layers that make up the Earth.
  • The children have also been taking part in S.T.E.A.M week making: towers, bridges, zip wires, catapults, egg holders/protectors, dens and chain reaction interactive sequences using dominoes.
  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like?

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing - 7th May

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

In Literacy we have revising for SATs; we have been practising reading papers to sharpen our skills in comprehension and our approach to answering questions on a text. We have also revisited all the grammar, spelling and punctuation knowledge we have been collecting over the year to freshen up our memories in readiness for next week.

In maths we have also been revising the tricky parts of the year 6 curriculum for arithmetic and maths reasoning. The children have been working in groups so they can discuss approaches to questions, this helps to deepen their understanding and offers them a variety of ways to tackle questions.

  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like?
  • We are all very glad that SATs week has finally arrived and we wanted to address any questions you may have and share what we have said to the children:

Could everyone arrive early for school so we can register early and have a little setting up time ahead of the tests, they start at 9.10am.

  • We have suggested everyone gets to bed early and has a good deep sleep.
  • Eat healthy and well, remembering a good breakfast.
  • Everyone needs a water bottle filled with fresh water.
  • If your child is unwell on the day, please notify the school office at the earliest opportunity so that we can advise you of our course of action.
  • Above all keep relaxed and enjoy them.

We would like to thank you in advance for your help and support.

Mrs Toolin, Miss Grey, Mrs Mitchell.

Year 6 Teachers.

 


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