Home Learning Information
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Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Term 4! We hope you all had a relaxing break with your families and friends. Letters were sent home at the end of last term inviting all Year 6 children to join a SATs Revision Club during Wednesday lunch times. If your child would like to join the club, please ensure the permission slip is returned asap.
We look forward to seeing you all during Parent’s Evening this term.
Mrs Stafford, Mrs Kirley and Mrs Lloyd
Even if your child is a Free Reader, reading at home is still vital for your child’s development. Secure reading skills allow children to access the full curriculum. Please ensure your child reads daily and encourage them to read aloud to an adult when possible. Every time your child reads, please record it in their Reading Records. The children earn points every time they read and are rewarded with new books when they reach certain amounts of points. Please ask if you would like any further information.
Spellings are really important! We will continue to hold our test on a Friday. Please support your child by encouraging them to practice regularly.
Term 4 – Knowing me, knowing you!
I can identify ways of encouraging friendships.
I can use simple strategies to modify my mood positively when I need to.
I can take an interest in the positive qualities and interests of others and compare them to my
Dates for the Diary
02.03.20 Lifeskills Trip
03.03.20 COW Day
04.03.20 Parent’s Evening
05.03.20 World Book Day– Dress Up!
10.03.20 Parent’s Evening
16.03.20 Camp Meeting for parents
19.03.20 NSPCC Workshops for Year 5 and 6
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Termly Curriculum Letters
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Today, we had a hands on learning experience dissecting pig and sheep hearts. We have been learning all about the cardiovascular system. We were able to identify the different chambers of the heart as well as the arteries that flow from the heart. It was clear to see the structure of the heart. It was interesting to see how much bigger the pigs heart was than the sheep. It also had a lot more fat around it. The children really enjoyed this experience and cant wait to do something similar soon!
12.03.20 Great Western Air Ambulance Visit
Today, the children had a very exciting visit from Joe who works for Great Western Air Ambulance. He presented lots of very interesting information to the year 6 scientists which helped deepen their understanding of how lives are saved. They children had lots of thoughtful questions to ask.
Year 6 and year 2 will be thinking of fund raising ideas to support the Great Western Air Ambulance which is a charity project.
Lifeskills Trip 02.03.20
Year 6 had a very exciting trip to the Lifeskills Centre. They took part in a range of scenarios which showed them how to act in emergency situations.
The children are using their new knowledge to create quizzes to test the teacher’s understanding of what to do in an emergency.
Year 6 are the proud owners of the attendance trophy for the second time this year! Well done for having high aspirations and being in school everyday!
10.02.20 We are Philosophers
This term our Philosophers have been exploring the concept of community within Christianity. John from St Edyth’s kindly came to visit so we could ask him about community within his church.
The children developed a range of thoughtful questions. John’s answers gave us a deep understand of how important a supportive community can be.
This afternoon, we learnt about how fossils are formed! We looked at different fossils and then had a go at creating our own using fossil moulds. Here is a great short video to explain how fossils are formed.
Year 6 really enjoyed listening to and comparing 2 songs by Carole King today as Musicians: The Locomotion and You’ve got a Friend. Once we had mastered our warm up, we used the glockenspiels to play along with the song. We are looking forward to performing to an audience once we are ready in the near future!
Today we had some very special visitors for Clifton High School. We had an amazing workshop on biodiversity and got to look at (and touch) some fantastic items such as a baby mammoth tooth and a real human femur. As Artists, we then drew a picture of our favourite object. We talked about adaptations and habits for each item as well. We all had a fantastic time during our hands on lesson!
Maths Enterprise Week 2020
Our Year 6 Mathematicians had a busy week leading up to the Maths Enterprise Sale; they decided to make 15 pizzas to sell. They conducted market research, represented their findings in pie charts, created their products and made promotional posters.
The whole week was an overwhelming success and Year 6 made a profit of around £45. The profit will be used to buy resources to support the children’s learning in class.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Year 6 Mathematicians. They were really proud of their themselves!
We hope you enjoyed the pizza!
20.01.20 Sea Mills 100
Today the year 6 Historians were joined by members of the Sea Mills 100 project. We went on a local walk and found about the Homes for Heroes. The children looked at different styles of houses and found out when they were built. The children were then able to estimate when their own home could have been built. Next week, the children will be attending Snack, Chat and Reminisce. During the session, our Historians will interview local people to find out about how Sea Mills has changed over time. Invitations to the event will be sent out later this week.
Since returning from our Christmas break, year 6 have been looking at information texts – in particular non chronological reports. We used a website – https://switchzoo.com/bear_habitat.html – to create our own animals. We looked at the features of non chronological reports and discussed language. Then, we planned our writing and then completed our big write. Finally we edited and redrafted our work choosing how to present it.
As Authors we used a film as a stimulus – The Unknown Boy – to help us in our writing. We wrote a newspaper on the events the led up to the supernatural occurrence. In order to prepare, we interviewed the Head of the School (Mr Kinnear) and the police man (Mr Davies). The children asked some wonderful questions and the Mr Kinnear and Mr Davies played their parts fantastically!
Today we designed and built bridges to celebrate our learning from last term. We were engineers just like Brunel! After we had created our incredible designs and built them, we then tested them with various weights to see which was the strongest. Only one bridge managed to survive the Robinsons squash bottle! Well done to everyone – not only were you amazing engineers today but you also worked fantastically well in your teams!
22.10.19 Tag Rugby
Today year 6 took part in a Tag Rugby taster session. Coach explained the rules then the children took part in a 20 minute game. There were some great tactics being displayed by the children!
If your child would like to take part in the after school club then please see the office staff.
Today, the children had a fun but exhausting trip into Bristol city centre. To begin our day, we walked to Sea Mills train station where we hopped on a train to Temple Meads. We looked at the building and discussed the history of it. We then walked to meet the captain of our boat run by The Ferry company. We went on an hour tour around the harbour. We discussed how the city has changed over time and looked at important items that had been engineered around the Victorians. Next, we got off the boat to be greeted by Mike from Historical England. We had lunch at Brunel’s Buttery – a massive thank you to the staff for letting us have 3 benches. Then, we took a historical walk back to Temple Meads where we boarded the train home. A fantastic day out! Well done everyone and it didn’t even rain!
Today, Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Stonehenge! On arrival, we sat and had a picnic. Then, we boarded a small bus for a short trip to see the stones. They were amazing! We discussed how engineers 5000 years ago would have moved the stones. We then had a 2 hour workshop which was split into 2 parts. To begin with, we looked at how Stonehenge was built – tools and techniques used. Some of us dressed up in skins and clothes from the period whilst others rebuilt Stonehenge itself. After that, we visited a Neolithic village and the children experienced using a mill to make flour. They also constructed fences using a weaving technique. The children had to work in a team to ensure the wood didn’t snap. The final activity involved making rope using reeds like those used to move the stones all those years ago. The children were fantastic and managed the bus journey very well. We could not be prouder of them. It was a great trip and we learnt a lot! Well done Year 6!
Over the weekend, Beth won a prize at the Sea Mills Flower Show for her adorable photograph of her guinea pig. Well done Beth!