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Welcome to Year 6's Class Page.

Please stop by regularly to catch up on the activities taking place in Year 6.

 

Year 6 Half Term Homework

Over half term, the children have a number of tasks that need to be completed.  They have their SATs buster books for Maths (focusing on measure) and a booklet of reading for English (focusing on inference).  In addition to this, they have a new test set for them to complete on Spag.com.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for the link to the website.  They also have ten spellings to practise from the Year 5/6 spelling list (which they have a copy of at home).   The ten spellings can be found below:

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

cemetery

committee

communicate

community

All homework needs to be completed by the first Monday back at school. 

 

Please find the entire list of Year 5/6 spellings below.

 

Year 5/6 Spelling List

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100 Books to Read Before Leaving Year 6!

As a school, each phase group has a '100 books to read before leaving' list and this will be our focus for World Book Day this year!  The children will need to choose a character or author from one of the books from the list and come dressed up as that person on Thursday 1st March 2018.  This gives the children a great amount of choice and in doing so will help to expose other children to books they have not heard of or read yet. 

Please see below a list for the '100 books to read before leaving Years 5 & 6.'

Star of the Week!

Aizelle

For always working so hard and owning her own targets, which was made clear in her recent successful assessments.

 

 

The Discover Debating Programme

Discover Debating is a comprehensive debating programme that delivers demonstrable progress in literacy and oracy in primary school students. Year 6 are very lucky to have been chosen to take part in this programme.  It lasts for 25 weeks and for the first 12, a Discover Debating mentor comes in weekly to complete workshops with the children.  They will learn to find their voice, articulate opinion, be respectful when listening to others and improve their general knowledge.  It will also assist them when dealing with the tricky 'opinion' questions in the SATs papers.  The first session was brilliant and the children really were engaged.  It was a joy to see some of the quieter children in the class show their voice and confidence.

 

Discover Debating Session 3 - 07/02/19

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Watch Sebastian as he takes on his classmates in a debate to convince people to choose him as their leader! Sebastian did a great job and became the new leader of Ooogabooga Land. This session was designed to show the children that their voice, their body language, their facial expressions and eye contact are just as important as the words they are using when presenting an argument.

Session 1 of Discover Debating

The Polar Explorer Programme

On Monday, Year 6 (along with the rest of the school) took part in Polar Day. A day dedicated to Science and learning about the Polar Regions. Year 6 had a full day of investigations and exploration. They imagined they were going on their own expedition and had to calculate budgets based on clothing, food (and calorie intake) along with special equipment. They worked really well in their teams. They also looked at how rising levels of carbon dioxide in the air effects the acidity of sea water and therefore impacts on the sea life, with shells and coral being eroded. We also had two PHD students from Birmingham University come in to spend the afternoon teaching the children about all things polar and they children made their own fossils. It was a great educational day and the children gained great knowledge. Take a look a some of our photographs below.

 

Year 6 DT - MMADDD

Year 6 have been enjoying their MMADDD afternoons on a Friday and they have just completed their Autumn 2 term DT project.  They children were tasked with the challenge of designing, planning and then making their own felt phone case.  To do this, they had to research current designs, think of a design criteria and take measurements of their phones.  They then used a paper template to ensure that when they cut out their felt, they were accurate.  They then sowed the felt together (that was a task and a half) and added embelishments of their choice.  Please enjoy the photos below of their final session, where they were finishing their products.

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

As the children have finished Who Let the Gods Out? it is now time to move onto our new text that we will be using for our English lessons and for reading for pleasure.  As a school, for Spring Term, everyone will be looking at a Polar theme!  Therefore, our new text is a magical adventure story called the Polar Bear Explorers' Club.  I can't wait for the children to get started and see all the wonderful writing opportunities that lie ahead.

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club 1

Christmas Nativity Performance

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch Year 6 sing their socks off with the rest of KS2 and Year 2.  The children worked really hard to learn the words in such a short space of time and I am sure you will agree with me when I say that they sounded amazing! Well done Year 6.  This bodes well for the Year 6 Leavers Performance!

Maz Evans!

When Year 6 returned from Alton Castle, despite being extremely tired, they all made it in the next day to enjoy our author visit from Maz Evans - author of Who Let the Gods Out?  The children have absolutely loved reading the book over Autumn term and were excited to meet the best selling author.  Maz was an inspiration to the children and an inspiration to listen to.  We look forward to reading the sequel!

Maz Evans Author Visit!

More pics from Alton Castle: December 2017

Year 6's Class Wish -

Year 6's Class Wish -  1 We will work hard and get the results we deserve!

Science in Year 6!

This week, we started our new Science topic called 'Scientists and Inventors'.  We kicked off with a lesson about Stephen Hawking and his theories on black holes. The children completed a practical demonstration of how a dying star can lead to the creation of a black hole. They used a blown up balloon covered in tin foil to represent the dying star and then they popped the balloon with a pin (this, they really enjoyed!). The popping represented the star dying and the gasses that surround it compressing the star with such magnitude that it causes the star to implode, creating the black hole.  The children showed an understanding of how the power of this event creates a massive gravitation pull, sucking in everything close to the hole.  See some photos below.

Black holes in Space!

Science in Year 6

We have completed some practical and interesting lessons in Year 6 over the past few weeks.  In one lesson, the children used Jelly Babies and spaghetti to construct the tallest tower.  The children designed and discussed before getting stuck in.  When they were struggling to get stability, they soon realised that in order for their tower to be successful, they needed to ensure that the base covered a large surface area.  They also enjoyed making a mess! See the photos below.

 

 

Building the tallest tower! I wonder what the trick is...

Exciting News!

Year 6 have been reading a great book called 'Who Let The Gods Out?'  We have been using it in our English lessons and reading it for pleasure.  It is an adventure story that takes the children back to Ancient Greece, where it's all 'kicking off!'  The children were excited to learn that the author of the book, Maz Evans, will be visiting the school in December to spend the day completing workshops with all of the classes.  We are very lucky to have booked Maz Evans as she is highly sought after! We can't wait to enjoy the day!

Year 6 Welcome Meeting Slides. 20.09.17

Online Resources to be accessed at home

 

All children in Year 6 have their own personal log ins to the web pages below.  Please click the links to access the websites.  

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