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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

A fresh start ...

It was a lovely, sunny summer holiday but we are so glad to be back in school and learning together.  We are ready to do some awesome learning this term! We will add things to our page as we learn - the newest things will always be at the top - just below this message. Pop back and visit us often to see what we have been up to!

 

Let's Get Organised ...

Monday - Indoor PE (after Oct half term) Piano, hand in homework. 

Tuesday - Receive new homework

Wednesday - Woodwind

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday... it's a surprise each week .... spellings tests and new spellings

Thursday - Guitar 

Friday - Enrichment kit - until half term this is dance kit (time table to see what you need - here) 

Book bags, reading books and diaries EVERY DAY!

 

It was lovely to see so many grown ups at our Welcome Evening but we understand not everybody was available to attend. Please find our information PowerPoint below if you were unable to come and see us in person. 

 

We have so many 'Star bakers'!

 

It has become a Year 6 Christmas tradition to bake Christmas cakes - yes, 30 individual ones! Starting from scratch with all the ingredients, mixed with a wish of love and kindness. All the cakes have been marzipaned and iced by each child.  We were very impressed by the children's attitude to learning. 

 

During the project we looked at ratio, proportion and cost in Maths, we combined DT and Maths by designing our own packaging and evaluating our end product. The children enjoyed making their cakes in food technology.  We hope that you enjoy eating the Christmas cakes.

An update on the our two minute talks...

We have such a talented group of children in our class. We have dancers, actors, artists, footballers and a lot of devoted pet owners. Every talk has been different and interesting, even those who felt a bit shy standing in front of the class did a fantastic job. Well done to everyone! We are looking forward to the next presentations in the Spring term. Watch this space!

Our Autumn topic is 'Across the Water' - a topic based on 'Kensuke's Kingdom' - the novel by Michael Morpurgo.

When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death, the mysterious stranger – Kensuke – allows Michael into his world and they become friends, teaching and learning from each other, until the day of separation becomes inevitable.

In this theme, we will cover the whole curriculum but will have focus on science and geography. Michael spends some time in Brazil during his travels so we will be studying Brazil as part of our geography learning on South America. Of course, the Amazon River and Rainforest cover large areas of Brazil so this lends itself perfectly for our science learning about evolution, adaptation and inheritance.  Look out for the mind-map of our planned learning to be coming home in our homework logs soon!

Two minute talks

 

Each week three children give a short (two minute) talk to the whole class about something that they enjoy doing at home, a hobby or someone or something special to them... any topic really!  So far we have found out that we have some awesome karate and taekwondo experts; skillful footballers; accomplished horse riders and talented anime artists.  We have also seen great photos of and talks about a wonderful variety of pets - dogs, cats and hamsters. 

 

After each talk, the speaker uses our lolly pop sticks to pick three members of the class at random. They ask three different questions about their talk to make sure that children have been listening carefully.  Afterwards, children can ask the speaker further questions about their talk.

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