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Welcome to Year Six

Please access learning on the home learning section.

I shall meet you there, super learners!

Hello everyone!

There are many exciting opportunities and experiences in store this year and you can find out what we have been doing on this page.  Here is some useful information and below we shall share updates and photos of our learning journey this year. 

  • Grammar tasks will be handed in and marked every Monday.
  • Spelling tests will be completed on Mondays.  This may change occasionally in order to ensure the children have completed the series of lessons for a spelling list and may be adjusted to meet their learning needs.
  • Reading homework will include your child collecting 3 signatures after reading each week.  Reading journals will be checked every Friday.  Before children change their book, they will need to complete the associated comprehension that is available on their on-line account. Click here to access: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
  • Two pages of the CPG Maths revision will be marked every Tuesday and an optional Mathletics task will be set each week.  I encourage all of our children to spend time using our online resources that the school invests in order to maximise learning opportunities. To access Mathletics, please click here: https://login.mathletics.com/
  • To offer further learning opportunities, children have access to Times Tables Rockstars and PurpleMash.

 

As Internet Icons...

As part of Safer Internet Day 2020, we have been looking at how we can use our online identity safely.  Pupils participated in a school quiz where internet profiles had to be matched to a staff member in school.  We enjoyed lots of giggles when each one was revealed by a filtered photo!

As Sports People...

We have been playing our favourite competitive sport to develop key skills in another.  As part of our learning, we have been developing our throwing and catching skills, pivoting and increasing our pace of play to improve our performance in netball.  We have recently changed the rule of bench ball to include movement across a court and have been reflecting on the spaces we find during play.  To help us do this, we have participated in the mannequin challenge...

As Historians and Authors using Virtual Reality...

Year 6 have been exploring the Blitz.  We have looked at the different planes as part of the Battle of Britain and why children had to be evacuated.  In order to inspire our writing and reflect the suspense and horror of being at war, pupils completed a number of freeze frames to sequence what would happen once the sirens started.  Some pupils displayed fantastic acting skills and really captured the panic and worry.  Further to our super acting skills, children have been taking turns to descend into London's underground to escape the imminent barrage of bombs.  Using VR technology,  pupils had the opportunity to look around the tube station, that is of course, until the lights went out and the surroundings shook due to the ferocious power exploding above their heads!

As Electricians...

As usual, Year 6 have had the opportunity to apply their learning.  After studying the different symbols used in diagrams of circuits, we have created our own.  Further to developing circuits and using symbols, we had the extra challenge of creating a series and a parallel circuit.  We built them so different aspects of the circuits would still work when other parts wouldn't.  May our children never know the dismay when searching for the bust fairy light bulb!

Eden Camp...

Lots of learning and fun was had by all.  We enjoyed exploring the different huts and looking at the information, displays and scenes to be found in each one.  Not so much a surprise, Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the Blitz hut as it made us all realise just how intimidating it must have been, some pupils never thought about the smell of burning that would have lingered in the air after a raid.  Needless to say, we are all rather grateful that we don't have to experience it now.  We also  enjoyed a bit of window shopping but was shocked to find out about rationing.  On our return to school, we all had something new to share that we had learnt.

As Mathematicians...

It's official!  Miss Stones can safely retire early having found some fantastic replacements!  Pupils in Year 6 took to our working walls recently and shared their learning with their peers.  Miss B and Mr N confidently translated and reflected shapes on the grid and explained what we need to do to perform this successfully.    Other learners shared responses during class discussion and included key mathematical language.    Well done super stars!

As authors...

We have been having a great time with our writing recently.  Our classroom is filled with positive attitudes and pride in what we do.  We have been reading The Sign of the Beaver and exploring the different characters and their feelings.  We all worked together to create a series of freeze frames to develop a part of the story we didn't know: why did Ben suddenly leave the nearest town and head for the wilderness?  Needless to say, year 6 came up with some very dramatic freeze frames!  We are also writing a diary entry for Matt and are really excited to have them displayed in KS2.  Please see above.

Remembering our fallen...

We have put some of our art skills to use to create an image that represents our emotions.  We have used washes of colour and then cut out silhouettes that provides a symbol of Remembrance Sunday.

At Bradford Science and Media Museum...

We have continued our learning journey to Bradford Science and Media Museum.  There we answered many questions about light during our workshops as well as extending our understanding by contributing towards challenges.  We used endoscopes to explore inside hidden chambers of pyramids and even used light to look at the bacteria within saliva.  Delightful!  After our workshop, we explored the many activities in the Wonderlab and thankfully we all made it out of the Hall of Mirrors.  Despite enjoying our time extending our knowledge about light, we also discovered an arcade, allowing us to explore the advancements made in technology and even played some games our grandparents would have enjoyed.

As Scientists...

We have started studying light by learning how we see things and how light travels.  As part of our lessons, we have put our creative skills to the test by building our own periscopes and looking at how we can use reflection to develop innovative ideas.  This includes how reflection is used when designing various vehicles.

Reading for Pleasure in Year 6

This year, children in year 6 will not only spend time developing their readings skills and comprehension, but also reading for pleasure.  There are many books available for our children including a young adult section specifically catering for our mature fluent readers.  Within our timetable, children will take some time out of class and enjoy our library environment as well as having relaxing quiet reading moments in our Harry Potter themed reading corner in the classroom.