Week Commencing 27th April
This week, the Y6s have completed their History topic of The Titanic, they have all been so engaged in this unit of learning and this week we incorporated it into our English lessons. The children have written some excellent personification pieces from the perspective of the iceberg or the ship! They have really been able to show off how their writing has improved over the course of the year. In Maths, the children have tackled algebra for the first time and they have all shown an excellent attitude towards this and progressed well over the week. Additionally, we have learnt about the significance of Easter in RE and thought about how to deal with exam pressures and created a self help guide in PSHE.
We wish you all a wonderful Easter Break.
Week Commencing 20th March
This week, our Y6s have had their Mock SATs week, they were all very nervous at the start of the week but relaxed after the first assessment and their scores have have reflected their excellent efforts up until this point. We are incredibly proud of all of them. In the afternoons, we have had a big focus on our Topic of The Titanic, investigating the different theories for the sinking of the ship and asking the question: who was to blame?
Week Commencing 6th March
This week, we have continued our topic lessons on The Titanic, the children have produced some stunning timelines of the key events and we have also looked at and grouped a range of primary and secondary historical sources. In PSHE, we have continued with our Healthy Me topic, the children have had sensible discussions about the impact of drugs and alcohol on the body. On Thursday, we had a very special 'Turn the School Pink' day in remembrance of our classmate who sadly passed away this time last year. It was a sad but special day for the Y6s. An assembly about grief was held, where lots of sad and happy tears were shed, thinking about our loss but smiling about the memories that we have to cherish forever. The Y6s then all sat together and had hot chocolate and spent some time sharing memories of our friend. She will always be in our hearts.
Week Commencing 27th February
This week, the Y6s have completed their work on Letters from the Lighthouse and we have moved onto a new non-fiction text called 'Survivors'. The children have completed some pre-reading tasks where they have considered the meaning of courage and written their own definitions of courage. On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day and it was great to see everyone dressed up, we completed lots of activities linked to reading and designed some posters to encourage a love of reading. In Maths, we have continued our work on ratio. We have also started our new History topic: The Titanic, the children have already expressed a lot of excitement about starting this unit of learning. They have also completed their lions; inspired Ben Kwok, we are sure you will agree that the finished pieces look fantastic!
Week Commencing 20th February
This week, the year 6's had their First Aid training, it was an incredibly informative morning, they all behaved excellently and understood the importance of the skills they were learning. Each child had a go at delivering CPR, using a defibrillator and putting someone in the recovery position. Even though the children understand that it is unlikely that they will ever have to use these skills, each of them left the training feeling confident and prepared to deal with an emergency; if a medical emergency situation did arise. They also know they can let adult around them know what to do if they didn't have the same training. Each child has earnt their First Aid certificate. Well done Y6!
In class, we have continued with Letters from the Lighthouse in English and started some work on ratio in Maths. The children have also started some beautiful artwork inspired by the artist Ben Kwok, hopefully we will be able to share some images of the finished pieces next week.
Week commencing 6th February 2023
This week, we have spent time focussing on Children's Mental Health week. On Monday morning, the Year 6s took part in a Walk and Talk, they walked two laps of the perimeter of the school grounds chatting to someone who they don't usually spend time with. In the afternoon, they supported the KS1 classes with the same activity and did so with excellent maturity - well done Y6! They have all also completed pieces of work in their PSHE books about Mental Health. Beech Class created a display for Children's Mental Health week, the class decided on an interactive display called 'Take what you need, leave what you can' it is full of post-it notes with positive affirmations and it has been used by the whole school.
In English lessons, children have written character descriptions based on 'Letters from the Lighthouse' and in Maths we have been working on Pie Charts. The Y6s are working hard and continue show their teachers that they are taking their learning very seriously in the lead up their mock SATS, well done Y6.
Have a love half term break.
Week Commencing 30th January
This week, the children have continued working hard. They have written some excellent independent diary entries, moving on from looking at the character of Olive, who was the focus of last week, they have considered the same events from the perspective of a different character (her mother) and we have discussed how different people can feel differently about the same events. All of the Y6s are still enjoying the novel Letters from the Lighthouse and next week we will be moving on to character descriptions. As always, in English we have a grammar focus each week - the past two weeks we have been working on apostrophes and the children have shown that they are able to use an apostrophe for both omission and possession correctly.
In Maths, we have looked at area and perimeter as well as introduced some new concepts such as calculating the area of triangles, we will continue to work on this next week as well as how to find the area of a range of different quadrilaterals.
In Science, the children conducted an investigation, they chose their own question: How does the position of a light source affect the size of a shadow? They worked very well collaboratively and recorded their variables, prediction, results and conclusions independently. Well done Y6.
They have also all completed a good range of work in the foundation subjects: looking at life's 'Big Questions' in RE, the UK's hills and mountains in Geography and continuing with dreams and goals in PSHE.
Week Commencing 23rd January
This week, the Y6s have been such enthusiastic learners! They continue to be really enjoying the novel 'Letters from the Lighthouse' during English and this week they have explored the character of Olive in greater detail. In groups, they considered the difference between a head, heart and thought voice and how each of these may be different. Building on from this task, they planned, wrote and then edited a diary entry from the perspective of Olive - the novel's narrator.
In Maths, our Y6 children have been working on measurement and conversion and we have started a new Science topic of Light. In our first lesson, the children explored how shadows are created and had lots of fun with the torches creating shadow puppets on the walls of their classrooms!
Week commencing 16th January
This week, our Y6 children have completed another round of assessments in preparation for their upcoming mock SATS in March and their SATS in May. They all conducted themselves very well and approached their assessments with determination and maturity, remembering to make the most of all of the given time and check over their work.
The assessments have taken up the majority of the week however they have also managed to complete some good work in the foundation subjects. In Geography, the children have continued with their topic of the UK and found out more about the counties of the UK, in PSHE they have produced some lovely work about their dreams for the world and in Art, in keeping with the topic of line drawing, they have produced some stunning mandalas.
W/C 9th January 2023
Happy New Year from all of the Year 6 Staff, we hope that you had an enjoyable break with your loved ones.
In their first week back after the Christmas break, the children in Year 6 have started to look at a new novel in English lessons called 'Letters from the Lighthouse' the children are all already very engaged with the book and they have used the opening page to create beautiful pieces of Blackout Poetry. In the coming weeks, this novel will serve as a stimulus for the children write across a range of different text types.
In Maths, the children spent the week learning about angles, they revised how to identify angles and used a protractor to measure and draw angles accurately. Some children then extended their learning and used the protractors to draw triangles and a range of different quadrilaterals.
In their topic work, the Y6 children started their new Geography topic of the United Kingdom, in their first lesson they used the atlases to label England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, their capital cities and other large cities. They also used the ipads to research information such as the population of different regions.