Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Webpage
This half term’s learning journey is:
Ready, Steady, Go!
Week Ending: Friday 11th October 2019
- We would like to say a HUGE well done to the whole of Year 6 for their ambition, resilience and courage this week during our practice assessment week! We have seen some amazing achievements and marvellous mistakes, all of which we have celebrated in class! The year 6 team will now spent time looking at the papers together to help inform our teaching for the next half term. If you wish to know how your child got on your child’s class teacher will be able to share this information with you at parents evening
- Please make sure you have booked a parent consultation meeting with your child’s class teacher for either Tuesday or Thursday next week. If you will require a translator, please ensure you have indicated this on the booking form or speak to your child’s class teacher ASAP.
This week: We have had a go at reading and SPAG SATs style papers!
Next week: We will be writing a recount from the viewpoint of a blood cell! This will encourage children to use their new scientific knowledge and understanding in a creative way!
This week: We have had a go at maths papers 1,2 and 3. We have discussed the differences between them and how we need to approach them slightly differently.
Next week: We will be developing our understanding of prime numbers, square numbers and cube numbers. We will be exploring different investigations and seeing if we can identify patterns. Pattern spotting is a key mathematical skill which encourages children to make mathematical connections between different areas of learning.
Also this week:
-We took part in an NSPCC assembly and workshop on Monday where we discussed the importance of keeping safe. Children have all created a ‘keeping safe hand’ in school and have identified 5 adults that they can speak to in school if they have a worry. Please reinforce this at home and encourage children to discuss who they would talk to at school if they were worried.
-In science, we have learnt about the circulatory system! We have used our bodies to create a human model of the heart, we have used drama to act out how blood moves and we have learnt some new scientific vocabulary! We will be continuing with this learning next week and have some exciting lessons in store for the children…
-Votes have been cast for school council reps at our very own ‘Hazelwood Polling Station’ and the votes have been counted. The results were close but there were clear winners in each class…
We would like to congratulate every child who had the courage to write a speech and present it in front of their class.
Maths: To continue accessing times table rockstars to improve times table and division recall facts – lack of confidence with times table facts was one of the main reason children made small errors on SATs papers.
English: To discuss the importance of role models. Children need to bring in a picture or drawing of them and a role model from home to be used in our Literacy unit after half term. Within our unit of Literacy, our focus text has themes of war and loss of loved ones. If you feel this topic may be sensitive for your child, please speak to your class teacher before Friday 18th September 2019.
This picture needs to be in school as usual by Tuesday 15th October 2019 but please not stuck into homework book.
Science: In the spirit of creativity, we are setting children a creative peice of homework. We would like children to consolidate their science learning by producing a model of the human heart. This can be done in any way children like as long as the correct scientific language is used and children are able to talk about it confidently. This is a 2 week homework project and it is due in on Tuesday 5th November 2019. There is no obligation to do this project over the half term holiday, children have one week before half term and one week after! We encourage children to think creatively and showcase what they have learnt!
Spelling: To continue to revise words with a prefix ending in a vowel and a root word starting with the same vowel. As we have had a practice SATs spelling test already this week and have not taught a new spelling rule this week, we will be rolling over the spellings from last week.
Achievement Assembly Winners!
6R: Cassie & Andonis
6O: Mariam & Ivan
6M: Katina & Sami
Every week, children who have read 5 times or more and responded in their reading record books will be put into a raffle. If their name is drawn from the raffle, they get the opportunity to add to our online book blog and record a book recommendation or review of their choice! Keep reading…
This week’s entries:
At the moment, I am reading Timmy Failure and I am enjoying it because it makes me laugh. Throughout the story there are lots of different scenerios and Timmy tries to solve them because he thinks that he is a detective. Timmy does not work alone, he has an assistant, which is his pet polar bear! The polar bear is gluttonous and very, very lazy. He tries to help Timmy to solve the problems but he just makes things worse. I am looking forward to reading the next part of this book because I’m excitied to see what happens to Timmy and the bullies at school. I do recommend this book and it will certainly make you laugh!!
Last week’s entries:
The book ‘Refugee Boy’ is a meaningful and moving story about a determined boy called Alem, who is stuck between the Ethiopian war with his father and mother. He is welcome nowhere. So he and his father go on a ‘holiday’ and one morning, Alem wakes up in his hotel and finds a letter from his father who has left him in England as a refugee. He goes to the refugee council and is put in a children’s home, where he was told by the older children to go and get them food. He tries to runaway but he ends up back in the same place. After a serious meltdown, he is put with a welcoming family and goes to school, which he enjoys. One day he receives a letter from his father which tells him that his mother is missing and possibly dead. His father returns and they begin a rebellion with some friends but the next day, something devastating happens and it changes Alem’s life forever.
I really enjoyed this book because it is a really emotional story and will stick with me forever. It makes me think differently about refugees and I now understand that they do have families that love them aswell as others. I definitely recommend this story. I give it 5/5!
I liked the boy in striped pyjamas because it told me a lot about history and I would never want to put it down. It is based on a boy who is the son of off a commander. He makes a friend and he goes to visit him every day but something happens that is a big tragedy. My favourite part is probably when Bruno goes to visit his friend because they discus something different every different. I recommend this book to everyone because it has all different genres. Although it might be really sad I really enjoyed it and it is one of my favourite books. I give it a …
***** 5 star [more if possible]
This week I have been reading The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat by Enid Blyton. It is one of my favourite books that I have read because the author has thought of an interesting plot and it has lots of suspense throughout. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys reading mystery stories. It is a guaranteed page turner!
A polite reminder
To ensure we are given an accurate picture of where every child is currently working (including any gaps in their learning) we ask that you do not use past SATS papers with your children at home. We will be using these as practice papers throughout the year to assess learning and to give children an opportunity to familiarise themselves with SATS routines. The 2016 SAMPLE SATS paper and CGP resources are excellent revision aids and we would ask that you refer to these at home instead.
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in 2 PE lessons a week (see below for days). Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
6R: Wednesday and Thursday
6O: Wednesday and Thursday
6M: Tuesday and Thursday
Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Ready, Steady, Go!
Autumn 2: Dragon’s Den
Spring 1: World War II
Spring 2: World War II
Summer 1: Eco-warriors
Summer 2: Moving On… up!
We’ve arrived safe and sound! Our first day has been brilliant with a range of activities from kayaking to facing our fear of heights. Here are some of today’s highlights:
Our first full day has been jam packed with new experiences! We’ve developed the value of team work in particular with activities like ‘all aboard’. The ‘giant swing’ was a real highlight for most and our aiming in ‘archery’ and ‘rifle shooting’ was impressive. We’re looking forward to some hot chocolate and biscuits this evening after a group game of capture the flag.
Last night we were surprised with a treat of hot chocolate and biscuits because the PGL staff have been blown away by the children’s positivity, kindness and teamwork. We were very proud to hear that others have recognised our Hazelwood values!
This was a nice scene to stumble upon at 7.30 in the morning!
We’ve had another busy day today. The children loved receiving their post and are looking forward to spending their pocket money in the shop later this evening. Our evening activity is a ‘sports night’ so we’ll be more than ready for our beds tonight!
Our last full day here at PGL has been filled with fun! We have tried fencing, the high ropes course and taken part in a sensory trail where we had to follow ropes to navigate through the forest blindfolded. Tonight we are off to celebrate a great week and dance the night away at the disco before packing our things to come home. We’ve had an amazing time and we can’t wait to see you all tomorrow!
Dates for your diary!
PGL and Activity week: WB 9.9.19
Secondary Transfer meeting: Tuesday 17th September at 7.00 pm
Practice SATS (1) Yr6 Assessment week: WB Monday 7th October 2019
Year 6 Individual & sibling photos – Friday 11th October 2019
Parent Consultation evenings: Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October 2019
Year 6 Reading Meeting for Parents
Year 6 Book Spine for Parents
Year 6 Key Questions
OUR INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEY ARCHIVE
SUMMER 2: Moving on… up!
SUMMER 1: Eco-Warriors
SPRING 1: World War Two!
SPRING 1: World War Two!
AUTUMN 2: Dragon’s Den
AUTUMN 1: Ready, Steady, Go!
List of useful revision websites:
List of useful spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities