Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome back Year 6 families. We hope you all had a relaxing week off despite the terrible weather!
Term 2 will be a busy but extremely fun term in the run up to Christmas.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you during the Parent’s Evening meetings. If you haven’t yet, please sign up to a time slot so we can discuss your child’s progress.

Please can we remind you to ensure your child brings a bottle of water to school every day.

PE will be taking place on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school; this must include shoes that are suitable for running around in. PE will be taking place outside so please ensure your child’s PE is suitable for colder weather.

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

Homework

Even if your child is a Free Reader, reading to an adult at home is vital for their development. Please ensure your child reads daily. All  children will be awarded free books for reading at home.

Spellings are really important! We will continue to hold our test on a Friday. Please support your child by encouraging them to practice regularly.

Core Learning

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Term 1

 

 

Dates for the Diary

13.11.20 Non-uniform Day– Children in Need
16.11.20 COW Day
16.11.20 Odd Socks Day
17.11.20– 20.11.20 Road Safety Week
18.11.20 Parent’s Evening
24.11.20 Parent’s Evening
11.12.20 Christmas Jumper Day
17.12.20 Last day of term
18.12.20 INSET Day

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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.

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/school-admissions

 

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/

Cotham- https://www.cotham.bristol.sch.uk/

Bristol Free School- https://www.bristolfreeschool.org.uk/

St Bede’s- https://www.stbedescc.org/

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Engineers-23.11.20

Today our engineers created their own probability counters on a spreadsheet. They were looking into the probability of numbers on a dice being thrown.

Mathematicians

The Year 6 Mathematicians used their understanding of converting improper fractions to mixed-number fractions and vice versa in a game of dominoes.

Scientists 10.11.20

In enquiry, Year 6 have been learning about Linnaeus and Darwin. Today, as scientists, Year 6 identified plants using classification keys.

Scientists 04.11.20 

Today, year 6 have been scientists and have learning all about classifying objects. To begin with we started with All Sorts. Next week we will begin to apply this knowledge on classifying animals and plants.

Mathematicians 04.11.20

Today, our Mathematicians used Fractions Walls and concrete resources to identify equivalent fractions. They extended their own learning by exploring how to make a whole using fractions with different denominators. 

Mathematicians

Our year 6 Mathematicians have been identifying factors and multiples of numbers using counters.

Artists

Our year 6 Artists used the knowledge they had gained in Science about light and shadows to create their own silhouette artwork. 

Musicians

This week, our Musicians were treated to an African drumming workshop. All the children played the Djembe drums and found out about their history. 

Bikeability 2020

This week, some members of Year 6 have taken part in Bikeability on-road training. After bike checks and some practising on the playground, the children went cycling around Sea Mills. They learnt how to ride and cross the road safely on their bikes.

Chocolate Creations

This week, our year 6 Engineers have designed and created their own chocolate bars and packaging. During their Authors sessions, they also created their own persuasive adverts.