Year 6 2019-2020
Welcome to Year 6 2019/2020. We have had a great start to the year and have been busy learning about WW1 and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Our first Star is Evan who has had an amazing start to the year!
Another busy week in Asia Class. We have written about Franz Ferdinand, solved calculations including negatives and multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We have created a god/goddess who has characteristics that we feel are important. In Forest School we have started to learn about adaptation and have continued with our class reader- Skellig. On Friday we celebrated Roald Dahl Day and looked at an extract from Matilda regarding newts. We did some research, drew some newts, made a few and went pond dipping to actually look at them in real life!
Our Star this week is Edward- a true 'all rounder'. Fantastic writing and he has also been awarded his pen licence along with five others.
So far this week, we have been looking at why and how WW1 started; who was in alliance with who; the recruitment process for young men aged between 18-40 and how men who disagreed with fighting were made to wear a white feather. In maths we have been learning how to add and subtract decimals, long multiplication (including decimals) and short division. We have looked at our new school 'vision' statement and have continued to work on adaptation with Row in Forest School. Pen licences for a few more Year 6's today. Our superstar this week is Toby...a great member of our class, totally 'chilled' and always on task.
Year 6 2018-2019
We have settled back into school nicely and have been extremely busy! Our first star was Eloise and our second, Matthew- well done to them both.
We have had our first trip of the year to Willow Tree Fen where we learnt about the environment and different habitats.
This week we have been looking at the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, division in maths, good/harmful drugs in science and what God is like in RE amongst many other things! Our star this week is Louis-an absolute superstar all round!
We've had a hectic week what with Golden Boot, baking, apple pressing, MacMillan coffee afternoon, multiples countries were involved in WW1, mini police and E Safety. We have also been preparing for Harvest next week. Our superstar this week is Max who has worked hard all week and is like my right hand most days! He also demonstrated great sportsmanship during the week too.
Sci-Fest this week and we have enjoyed making carbon dioxide sandwiches, creating tornados in bottles and trying to get a whole boiled egg in a milk bottle We have also celebrated Harvest at church. Our netball teams enjoyed success against MDCP. Our star this week is Ebony with a magnificent performance during netball and a brilliant attitude to all of her learning
Challenge Week and Parents' Evening along with a football tournament, learning about life in the trenches during WW1, continuing to choreograph our ROH dance, baking bread, lacrosse, Spanish and
Anglo Saxons- what a busy bunch we are! Our star this week is Anna who despite having an injury has 'soldiered' on giving her best efforts in every aspect of school life.
This week we have had two netball matches and the girls went to Holbeach to take part in a football tournament. We have been looking at life in the trenches during WW1 and the Christmas Day football match in 1914.
Most of us went to the disco and had great fun.
Our star this week is Kobe - with a fantastic attitude to all of his learning. Well done!
It's great to be back! We've learnt about PALS battalions during WW1; how to multiply fractions; how the circulatory system operates, serving lunches at church and concluded our week at Stamford Construction Day. Our star is Phoebe - a great start to Term 2 and great skills in tiling and plumbing.
We have finished our dance! Just to fine tune it now! We have also written poems of Remembrance in English; division of fractions in maths and problem solving; learnt about the circulatory system and some of us have represented the school at the annual swimming gala. We also went to church to remember all of the soldiers that fought in WW1 & 2.
We have been 'angle' crazy this week! Measuring, calculating missing angles. area of triangles, problem solving, Active Maths partner finding and congruent angles. We have also learnt about the Battle of the Somme in English. In science we have learnt about arteries, veins and capillaries, plasma, platelets, red and white blood cells- we even made a blood smoothie!
Our star this week is Luke who has worked his socks off in all subjects and has shown a great attitude in all aspects of school life!
We have been looking at area and perimeter in maths and have written a narrative to accompany the literacy clip 'Alma'. We have drawn the different blood components in science and have thought about 'believing, living and thinking' in RE. We are putting finishing touches to our dance in preparation to it being filmed next Wednesday.
Our superstar this week is Lydia; she has had a brilliant week especially in maths lessons. She is also a fantastic friend to have!
We've had an amazing week! We started by having a tetrahedron workshop with Clive, who some of us met at the Construction Day. Then we hosted our L2L where we performed our dance to our parents. On Wednesday we had a fun-packed day at SES where we filmed our dance, dissected hearts and completed the day with an hour of drama. We really are a lucky bunch!
We have had two magistrates in visiting today who did a workshop with us looking at the different roles within the magistrate judicial system. Our superstar this week is Henry who has been working ultra hard over the last three weeks :)
We've had our second 'Challenge Week' of the year, so we have been reasonably busy! We have also learnt about proportion and ratio in maths. We have had all of the gym equipment out in PE which was exciting! In Forest School we lit our own fires and toasted marshmallows. Our superstar this week is Emily - a great Year 6 role model who always gives 100% in whatever she does!
We have been looking at ratio and coordinates this week and have also written a narrative based on a clip from Literacy Shed that we watched about a Christmas Lottery in a mannequin factory. We have also being thinking about what is good in RE and how we think about things that we cannot see. Jacob has had a fantastic few weeks and is our Christmas Star.
We had a fabulous time preparing for Christmas...disco, party, church. We were more than ready to have a 2 week break!
Happy New Year to everyone! We have returned back to school and understand the importance of the next two terms! We have looked at the end of WW1 so that we can start our study of WW2 next week. We have learnt how to find the mean average of numbers and learnt about the five kingdoms of classification in science. We have also served church lunches and a few of us travelled to Sheffield to sing at Young Voices. Our Y6 star this week is Josh because he is always ready for learning, always puts in 100% effort and is a delight to have in school :)
Back to normal again; it didn't take long! We've written speeches this week and presented them to the whole class, we have revised adding and subtracting fractions and also looked at converting measurements; we are looking at the question 'Religion v Science, Complimentary or Conflicting?' in RE. Our focus this week was on doing the right thing which isn't always the easy option. Maths workshop has also started with a few parents attending - thank you!
Our star this week is Niamh. She always puts in maximum effort and always does the right thing!
A few photos of what we have been up to over the last two weeks...
We've had a really good week and have produced fantastic work in English, maths, RE and science. We have been working on time problems in maths and have created a WW2 information leaflet on protection in English. Today (Friday) we looked at biodiversity and the effect human beings have on different species around the world. Our Y6 superstar this week is Alarna, who is always working hard and showed great understanding in maths this week.
We've had a fun-packed week again...algebra in maths, evolution in RE, balanced argument in English and a netball tournament. Maths Workshop took place again after school on Thursday. A big thank you to all of the parents that attended.
Our superstar this week is Lily who is constantly working hard and managed to beat her dad in 'Around the World' at Maths Workshop!
As part of our study on biodiversity we have chosen to adopt a snow leopard through WWF. Take a look at the Eco tab on the Pupil's Page.
We have had a 'Challenge Week' full of SAT papers to start getting prepared for May this week. We have also enjoyed creating mini Anderson Shelters in Forest School, made a gas mask box for our trip to Stibbington next week and looked at characteristics that we have inherited, or acquired from our parents in science. A few of us served lunches at church on Thursday too.
Ben is the Year 6 'Star' this week; he has been working really hard for a long time now and has kept this up for a long period of time. He is always polite and cheerful and is great fun to be around - apart from marking him on the netball court!
We finished the week doing writing and drama (freeze frames) on Carrie's War.
A day out in Stibbington as evacuees (see separate tab for more photos)
Most us have received our Blue Peter badges this week following our lesson on formal letter writing. As I'm not in school on Friday we are going to celebrate our star tomorrow...Tommy is the Y6 star this week. He is always an exceptional role model, showed great knowledge at Stibbington and is always extremely polite to everyone in school- a great member of our class!
In RE we have done a line of enquiry asking the question 'If God made the world who made God?'
Half way through the year now - not long until we will be venturing into Year 7! We are preparing for SATs with sample reading papers, but we are also continuing with our reading books in Guided Reading groups. We are looking at the story of Rose Blanche in English and re-visiting SPaG terminology. We have looked at a variety of data handling reasoning questions in maths. On Tuesday afternoon we produced Jackson Pollack painting that depicted emotions. We are also choreographing a dance for the ROH on the theme of 'The Mad Hatters Tea Party'. In science we have recapped 'adaptation' using our knowledge that we learnt in Forest School in the Autumn Term.
Our star this week is...(you'll have to wait for tomorrow!)
Our Star this week is...Aimee. Great independence and a real 'can do' approach to work!
World Book Day today where we concentrated on Traditional Tales. We acted a few out in groups and wrote our own which we shared. We then visited the tractors that were on site and finished the day reading to children in EYFS.
Our Star this week is...Daisy! Amazing writing; I've been waiting a long time for this one!
Jonathan Broom-Edwards came to visit to talk about mindfulness.
Another busy week; we are getting ready for SATs now which aren't too far away! We have written a recount as an air raid warden and have started a piece on 'Blackface'. We have re-visited place value and multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and co-ordinates in Maths Workshop. Some of us have been enumerating possibilities of combinations using algebra too. We welcomed Inspire + and ambassadors from Corby Glen to launch the Legacy Challenge. Today (Friday) a few children 'entertained' the class to celebrate 'Comic Relief'. The police came in to work with us on stereotyping and gender on Thursday.
Two stars this week...Mollie for all of her hard work in Guided Reading and Maths and Harriet who is a constant hard worker throughout the day, every day!
This week we have been looking at reasoning problems in maths (some of us have re-visited volume), continued with 'Blackface' in English and have started to write about the D-Day landings in Normandy as a narrative after watching 'Beyond the Lines' and learning about the historical facts. We had a maths treasure hunt and used the bow saws in Forest School. Following the launch of the Legacy Tour we have started our 26 mile challenge.
Our Star this week is Sam B for always looking out for others and following our school values all of the time!
We also had a second 'spontaneous' star...Louis. This week Louis has shown a great deal of maturity when dealing with sensitive situations and has contributed well in class activities too.
This week has been 'Challenge Week' so we have been working extremely hard! We also finished our wood cookies off in Forest School; attended a cooking workshop with Darren from Roots to Food; started preparing for our end of year 'Staff v Y6' rounders challenge and have continued to run a mile a day. Two stars again, both stars are constant hard workers, always on task and completely focused during lessons.
Last week of term and we have looked at Roman Numerals, Scale Factor in maths, done a little SPaG revision, read The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, looked at psalms in RE, polished our Alice in Wonderland dance and had a few breaths in between! Hopefully we'll finish Carrie's War by the end of the week!
Last of term included our Easter Service at church, a game of rounders and an assembly led by Sarah Outen. Our star this week is Imani who has made great progress this year; she also won the POSH football draw and got a 100% attendance certificate!
Three mornings of Easter School - thank you to all that came and did SATs revision (and enjoyed doughnuts and fruit!).
Back to school and it's only 3 weeks to SATs! We are getting our heads down and revising for the forthcoming tests, but we are also continuing with RE, PE, Science! We have completed Carrie's War and have started our new class reader 'Fireweed'. Our Boys football team played four matches at DSJ on Thursday after school and came third overall - fine performances by all involved and great support from parents.
Two stars again this week...brilliant attitude to their work, especially in Reading with Mrs Mills, great work at Easter School and getting reading for their SATs in a few weeks time - Sam E and Imogen B :)
SATs practice for most of the week, music concert for 9 of our class (all photos on music concert tab), a girls' football tournament (which we won!), rounders, benchball and team building in Forest School.
An 'all round always' star this week...Emily who performs well across all aspects of school life with great humility. School Value certificates for all of the football team too from Mrs Townsend!
We have been working hard to prepare for SATs next week. We got drenched in our Forest School lesson, but still enjoyed ourselves! Bourne Academy came in to visit the pupils who will be going there in September and in music we have all chosen a song to sing in a group in a recording studio at school next week :)
Our star this week is Evelyn who has worked extremely hard this week in preparing for SATs next week. She has had a great attitude towards all of her learning, keep it up!
Busy week as it's SATs. Everyone has arrived for breakfast at 8am; we've been calm and collected and had fun in the afternoons. Football, Manga Art, music quiz, water fight...tomorrow it's maggot art ad filming our 'Alice' dance after the last paper of course!
All photos under the tab labelled SATs...
Friday- Dance off, the boys won, hands down! Ice Creams and a trip to the park.
Brilliant costumes for our 'Alice' dance courtesy of Mrs Thorp! The dance file is too big to load.
Sports Week has arrived! Today (Tuesday) we all walked to school together, then had a turn on the climbing wall and moved on to having a go in the tunnelling 'cave', Big thanks to the PTA for funding such exciting activities.
We have survived a week away from our families and home life! We have achieved great things and have represented the school well! We have conquered fears and challenges that have been put our way. I am extremely proud of all of the current Y6's. We now have a lot of writing to do and a production to perform to our parents!
Back to normal...ish! Writing, maths, science, RE and cheerleading!
Our English has been focused on 'The Piano'
Our star this week has been described by various adults around the school as 'mature', 'enthusiastic', 'caring', 'polite', 'thankful' and I think he's one in a million!
Our production 'Let Loose' is well underway and we are practising the songs and scenes regularly! Another Cheerleading session which everyone enjoys!
Our star this week is Jacob; he has been noticed by lots of adults for his good manners. He has shown great commitment to his learning even after SATs by attending early morning reading sessions still. He is a great friend and a huge help around the class; he is a true 'gent' and will be missed massively next year.
..and Star number 2 is Daisy! She has represented the school well whilst on the trip to the Houses of Parliament, made great choices and has been a delight to be around. Keep it up Daisy :)
We're still working hard on the production; we've nearly got the songs completed too! Maths day, broad bean risotto (with our own home grown broad beans) and cheerleading with Beth.
Our last disco and cricket tournament at MDCP (we came joint fourth, however our game play improved considerably over the course of the afternoon).
This week we have been making lights using our knowledge of circuits, a little practise of songs and acting for our production, using clay in Forest school and an enjoyable afternoon at DSJ playing rounders. Inspire Plus mass partcipation event on Monday too.
Two stars this week...Imogen E and Ebony. Little Miss 'always' for both, always good friends, always on task, always helpful, polite and caring!
A great week in Year 6...we performed 'let Loose' to our parents, a morning of cheerleading, a transition day for The Deepings, a karaoke morning and 5km Race for Life. Two superstars - Max for a great solo performance and Niamh for just being amazing all year!