Welcome to year 6!
We hope you have all had a great summer holiday. The children have made an enthusiastic start to the school year and have already shared their aspirations for the year ahead. Year 6 will be a busy but extremely rewarding time!
Mrs Kirley will be teaching the children on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Stafford will be teaching the children on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Miss Palmer and Ms Cannon will be supporting the children in class.
On Monday 1st October at 3.30, a representative from Schools Admissions will be coming in to share advice and information about applying for Secondary School. He will be able to share information about the different schools available and how to complete the application process. We would love to see you there!
Term 1 – Learning with others
- I can communicate appropriately within a group.
- I can share my ideas and support others in a group.
- I can make constructive ideas about how to improve an activity.
- I can work independently but seek help when I need it.
Dates for the Diary
Tuesday 11th September– Meet the Teacher 3.15-3.45
October– Diversity Month
Monday 1st October– Secondary Transfer Process Information Session 3.30-4.30
Tuesday 2nd October– Individual photographs
01.10.18 Secondary Transfer Process Information Session
This afternoon, we were visited by Jim from Schools Admissions. He gave parents lots of very useful information about the Secondary School application process. Jim has very kindly allowed us to put his contact details on our webpage. The closing date for applications is fast approaching so please email or call him if you have any questions or concerns.
Some amazing Maths taking place in the classroom today. Children had to discuss written and mental methods and explain their reasoning.
Can you work solve this?
Jasmine and Kamal have been asked to work out 5748 + 893 and 5748 – 893. Jasmine says, ‘893 is 7 less than 900, and 900 is 100 less than 1000, so I can work out the addition by adding on 1000 and then taking away 100 and then taking away 7.’
What answer does Jasmine get, and is she correct?
Kamal says, ‘893 is 7 less than 900, and 900 is 100 less than 1000, so I can work out the subtraction by taking away 1000 and then taking away 100 and then taking away 7.’
What answer does Kamal get, and is he correct?
If you disagree with either Jasmine or Kamal, can you correct their reasoning?
Today, we celebrated harvest. We had a special assembly in St Edith’s Church where everyone shared how different countries celebrate harvest. We chose to look at Thailand and discovered lots of amazing information. We also used pointillism to create paintings of lychee. During English we played ‘Sick sentences’. The children had to improve the sentences on each roll of the dice. In maths we carried out an investigation on adding numbers which tested our knowledge and perseverance!
Each class was given the task of finding out about Harvest in different countries around the world. Year 6 chose Thailand! The children found out about the delicious tropical fruits that are grown in Thailand such as Rambutans, Lychees, Dragon Fruit and Young Coconuts. Previously, the children had been learning about Pointillism in art so they used their skills to create paintings of the fruits. A lot of time and care went into creating these masterpieces!
Today the children were very luck as we had a visitor from Clifton Rugby Club. We had a very energetic 30 minutes playing tag rugby during which the children learnt about ‘quick feet’. There were some amazing dodges that took place and no one was sent to the sin bin! Well done everyone!
A rugby after school club will be taking place – please see letter for more information.
Spanish Day 18.09.2018
During Spanish day, the children looked at ‘The Weeping Woman’ by Pablo Picasso. We used some of our new techniques from mark making to recreate the image in a pointillism style. The children (and Mrs Canon) had great fun coping the image and then using cotton buds and paint to create their own colourful images.
Term 1 Enquiry
What’s Really Out There?
A mysterious package arrived in class containing a letter written in a secret code. The children cracked the code and worked out their mission for the term. We will be learning all about our Solar System. The children have already thought about what they would like to learn and have placed thoughtful questions on our Wonder Wall!
Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.