Welcome Back Year 6!!
Welcome back Year 6 families. We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break and have recharged your batteries ready for another busy but fun term!
Please ensure your child is bringing a change of clothes and shoes for Athletes. PE kits should include trainers or daps, shorts and joggers and a t-shirt. PE is held outside so clothing should be appropriate for the weather. We also have swimming on a Wednesday. Remember children will need to come to school ‘pool side ready.’
Meet the Teacher
Year 6 Meet the Teacher presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cOgEtSCjDY&safe=active
Year 6 Padlet for parents and carers https://padlet.com/emily_kirley/nzt0fm03oku5whgl
Even if your child is a Free Reader, reading at home is vital for a child’s development. Please ensure your child reads daily.
Spellings are really important! We will continue to hold our test on a Friday. Please support your child by encouraging them to practice regularly. They can also use Spelling Shed—an online resource.
Term 6 – Speaking and Listening
Dates for the Diary
Swimming EVERY Wednesday
Tuesday 15th June – Music Workshop in school
Thursday 24th June– PTFA Picnic on the playground
Monday 28th June– Sponsored Walk
Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd July– Mosaic workshop– details tbc
Monday 5th July – Production to parents*
Wednesday 7th July – Production to parents*
Friday 9th July – Reports out to families
14th July—Year 6 celebration day
16th July—Ice cream van
20th July—Leavers assembly—9.05– 9.30
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Termly Curriculum Letters
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Engineers – Spaghetti bridges
Building on our learning, we had the opportunity to create our own bridges using spaghetti! We had to make sure they were strong enough to hold a bag of sugar. The tape and elastic bands allowed us to create different structures and junctions. Some were more successful than others!
Inspiration from Rube Goldberg
Year 6’s Enquiry this term is all about ‘Who were the greatest engineers?’. As Rube Goldberg was one of the most famous inventors and engineers, we took inspiration from him to create our own Rube Goldberg inventions! We had to think about how we could create a chain reaction to result the marble or a plastic bottle tipping into a box. We enjoyed exploring how to use trial and error to help develop our ideas.
05.05.21 – Life Skills Day
Although the Year 6s couldn’t go to the Life Skills Centre in person, we still enjoyed virtually exploring their centre and completing the different activities in school! We learnt about how to keep ourselves and others safe in different scenarios. For instance, we thought about how to position someone if they are unconscious and how supermarkets use the traffic light system to indicate if the level of salt, fat or sugar in their product is healthy or not.
Year 6 have been learning about the heart. This week they worked together to make a huge collage of the heart using a range of different materials.
Authors – term 4
Over the past couple of weeks, our year 6 Authors have been writing newspaper reports based on a video called ‘Francis’. They started the unit by looking at a range of newspapers to spot common features. They even looked at some newspapers from South Korea; they were surprised that they could spot features that they found in the English papers despite not being able to read the text!
Scientists – What’s in our blood?
This week, Year 6 have been learning about how our circulation works by creating our own circulatory system in the classroom. They had to collect oxygenated blood (red cards) from the heart and deliver it to other organs. We then learnt the different components and their roles in our blood and enjoyed creating our own fake ‘blood’! We used water with yellow food colouring to represent the plasma, Cheerios mixed with red food colouring to represent the red blood cells, mini marshmallows for the white blood cells and finally, some oats for the platelets.
Caring at Christmas
Our wonderful year 6 Authors have written letters to a local care home in order to cheer up the residents. Here are a few of our class proudly showing off their letters.
Applying for a Secondary School Place
As you are aware, the deadline for applying for secondary places is 31st October 2020. For any advice about how to apply for your child’s secondary school place, please follow the link below. The link will take you to the Bristol City Council website where all the important information can be found.
For more information about local secondary schools and their virtual tours, please follow the links below.
Oasis Brightstowe- https://www.oasisacademybrightstowe.org/admissions/how-to-apply
Blaise High School- https://www.blaisehighschool.co.uk/
St Kath’s- http://www.stkaths.org.uk/
Bristol Free School- https://www.bristolfreeschool.org.uk/
St Bede’s- https://www.stbedescc.org/