Mrs Pinington - Class Teacher
(Monday to Thursday)
Mrs Warboys - Class Teacher
Mr Stevenson - Sports Coach
Welcome to Year Six
This year we have such a busy time ahead. It will require plenty of hard work, patience,
determination and that all important growth mind set. We have plenty of exciting times
to look forward to and we aim for this last year to be memorable for your children.
As the oldest children in the School Year Six are expected to set a good
example to the younger children. We're organised, we're ready, so let's get started!
The children will be encouraged to read for pleasure and at home.
We will have reading comprehension lessons usually on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The children will have the opportunity to read
their home / school book daily so it is important they have their book and planner with them.
Please continue to read and share books with your children and sign their planner when they
have finished their book.
Children who can demonstrate that they read their home school books and change them weekly
will receive a small prize at the end of each half term.
Children do PE twice each week and should make sure they have a PE kit in school at the start of each week.
Dark shorts and a white T-shirt and pumps are required for indoor PE and trainers and jogging bottoms can be worn outside in colder weather.
We had a lesson all about British Values
We learnt that British values may differ from the values of other nations around the world. We learnt about democracy, freedom of choice, the rule of law and mutual respect and we made posters to show what we had learnt.
Our first Learning challenge of the year is all about the Ancient Greeks.
We started the topic with a Greek food-tasting of calamari(deep fried squid), feta cheese, tzatziki, humous, pitta bread, olive oil and olives.
The calamari and feta cheese were pretty popular. The olives, however, were more of an acquired taste!
Our first science topic was about Living things. As part of this unit we carried out an investigation into microorganisms - namely bread mould. We started with fresh slices of bread which we placed inside sealed plastic bags and observed them a week later after they had been kept in various conditions to see which developed the most mould.
Our results ranged between some of the bread (that had been kept in the fridge) being relatively mould-free whilst other slices (not-refrigerated) were extremely mouldy.
We also studied vertebrates and invertebrates. We found out that there are 5 types of vertebrate: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds. We made pictures using art straws to show the skeletons of some of these animals.
SPRING 1 2019
The heavy snow on 30th January meant that there we only 11 children in our class. Nevertheless, we made full use of the snow to do some art and made Mayan Temples!
We used a variety of sizes of plastic tubs to make the layers of our temples before using rulers as supports that we filled with snow to build the steps to the top.
After that, we got some free time to make giant snowballs and snowmen. It was great fun!
We have been reading Michael Morpurgo's 'Kensuke's Kingdom' and thought about what we would write on a message to send in a bottle if we were stranded on a desert island like Michael. We considered that the person finding the bottle could be an adult or a child. We wanted to show off our vocabulary and include some sophisticated grammatical devices even though we were writing from the perspective of a 12 year-old boy. We hope you like them.
We wrote newspaper reports about Michael's disappearance in 'Kensuke's Kingdom'.
Our first Learning Challenge of 2019 has been about the ancient Maya civilisation of Meso-America. We have made Powerpoints and booklets and completed lots of homework to demonstrate our learning.
Have a look at some of our Powerpoints.
In maths this half term we have done a lot of work with fractions, decimals and percentages and were set a problem involving all three as you can see.
Each half term we focus on a value and this first half term of spring our value has been Honesty. Many of our assemblies and Circle Time sessions have been about Honesty and we have written some acrostic poems to show what Honesty means to us.
In RE, we thought about and discussed what beliefs various religions hold about their gods. We wrote poems about what people might believe about God and Allah.
A great (American) website especially for maths
A great maths website - can be used on tablets