Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Webpage
This half term’s learning journey is:
Ready, Steady, Go!
Week Ending: Friday 6th December 2019
– A BIG WELL DONE! A huge well done to all of the children for their fantastic resilience and ambition this week during our assessment week. We have been so impressed with their commitment to making good progress and understanding that these assessments are just all part getting secondary ready. We will now work on analysing gaps and planning lots of exciting new learning for after the Christmas holiday! Please be aware that in light of new assessments, we may be changing intervention groups.
– Don’t forget to pop in and see our Christmas hoop creations on show in Rowan Hall…
–‘Calling all Science-enthusiasts
Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020.
We’d love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week.
If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly.’
This week: We have written a formal letter to the town Mayor expressing how disgusted we are with the treatment of the unannounced villager. We have used formal language and worked on maintaining control over formality to ensure our letter remains formal throughout.
Next week: To write a narrative based on a winter advert. Please see homework as this will be the starting point for our writing.
This week: Practice SATS assessments!
Next week: We will be looking at the properties of 3d shape and learning to solve some tricky shape problems involving nets too.
Spellings: To revise all spellings from over the term, next week we will be holding a class spelling bee where children will be put in teams and challenged to spell words as a group!
English: To watch the most recent John Lewis advert and begin to plan a narrative based on the advert. Next week we will be writing a narrative, this is an opportunity for children to begin to identify language they may need and ideas they may want to include.
RE: To explore ‘ultimate questions’ to feed into our philosophy discussion lesson next week.
Achievement Assembly Winners!
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…
In a town called Whiffington where all the adults have disappeared, a girl called Lucy must learn how to survive in this parent free world. Lucy will find many friends along the way and learn what friendship really means. Will Lucy ever find the adults?
I would recommend this book to children from Y4-6 who enjoy reading adventure stories.
I would rate this book 5/5 stars!
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!!
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
Broomfield Park, Armistice Day Ceremony: Monday 11th November 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