Welcome to the Wonderful Year 6 Webpage
This half term’s learning journey is:
World War II
Week Ending: Friday 24th January 2020
-SCIENCE WEEK! Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning 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.’
–YEAR 6 PPA ARRANGEMENTS -THURSDAY 16th JANUARY 2020. As of this week, we will be making a slight change to the PPA teaching arrangements to prepare children for secondary style teaching. We will creating new PPA classes by splitting current classes into 3 groups of 10. We will then combine a group of 10 from each class to form 3 new PPA classes. This means that each new PPA class will be made up of 10 children from 60, 10 children from 6R and 10 children from 6M. Classes will be taught PE, music and spanish during PPA time as usual. We thank you for your support with this and we hope it gives children a small insight into the style of teaching they will need to adjust to at secondary school.
-MR FARMER VISIT – WEDNESDAY 22nd January 2020. – On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 Year 6 were lucky to have a visit from Mr Farmer. We would like to thank him for coming to see us and for giving us an amazing insight into evacuation during World War II. Thank you!
This week: This week we have been exploring the use of dialogue to move a narrative forwards, this is a particularly powerful technique when embedded within powerful descriptive language. We have been encouraging children to think ‘less is more’ when it comes to dialogue and yet to think about the impact of each spoken word on the reader. We look forward to seeing the end product of their writing which will form the start of their own ending to the narrative of Rose Blanche.
Next week: We will be continuing to write and innovate an ending to the poignant story of Rose Blanche
This week: This week we have been learning to understand algebra! Children have shown such amazing resilience and ambition to solve some tricky maths problems and write their own simple formulae. In addition to our usual maths teaching, we have made the decision to give children a weekly arithmetic ‘quiz’ to help them see their progress and identify their areas for improvement. Arithmetic is such an important part of mathematics and without the underpinning skills at their fingertips, children find it very tricky to flourish in reasoning and developing conceptual understanding. We thank you for your support with this and we will be sending these home on a weekly basis so parents are able to see and support areas for improvement.
Next week: To revise and develop our understanding of area and perimeter!
Maths: Arithmetic practice! This Friday, children took part in an arithmetic quiz and have marked their work. We are sending home this paper for children to have another go at home to correct and work on their mistakes. We hope to see some practice in their homework books and please make sure you use the link below to look up any concepts that you find tricky….
Spelling/Science: Next week we will be holding a YEAR 6 SCIENCE WEEK SPELLING BEE! We will send home a list of Year 6 Science spelling words (some of them you should have learnt already) make sure you learn them and prepare to help your team win the spelling bee championship!!
Achievement Assembly Winners!
6R: Sofia & Isabella
6O: Amy & Nevrie
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…
Book: Geek Girl
My name is Alana, I’ve recently been reading Geek Girl by Holly Samle. I’ve been loving this book so far since its about a geek named Harriet, who gets a chance to become a model thinking this will change her life positively which was not quite the case. This book is full of plot twists and full of all different emotions so I definitely recommend the book
Book: Changing the game
Hi my name is Jess, recently I’ve been reading a book called changing the game by Eassy stones. This book is all about women’s football. I enjoy reading this book because I love football and want to be a women’s footballer so its very fun to read and is interesting. I definitely recommend it to all football lovers!
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