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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

2020-2021

 

Falcon Class  = Mrs Anna Maxwell

Kestrel Class = Mrs Julie Bennett


Our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Watkins, who works with us every day.

Mrs Watkins will work with each class during staff PPA time on Tuesday afternoons.

Mr Hill (Sports Coach) will lead our indoor and outdoor sports lessons.

These will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoons so children will need to arrive dressed in school P.E kit on those days.

 

Please note the change of PE day. This has been necessary in order to limit the number of staff working in each year group bubble. 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Production of Treasure Island

The Year 6 pupils have really enjoyed rehearsing and performing their production of 'Treasure Island'. Sadly, parents/carers were unable to watch in school, so instead this film of the whole show has been created by Mrs Roberts. We hope you enjoy it!

'Treasure Island' - Year 6 Production 2021

Sports Week in Year 6

In spite of the weather, we managed to enjoy our sports week. Everyone pushed themselves, tried new things and had great fun. Here  are a selection of photos to show you some of things that we took part in: Gladiators, curling and 'running the mile'. 

Year 6 Hoodies!

Easter Bake Off

 

What a busy and fun way to end Term 4! Working in groups, the children were given a recipe and had to work as a team to follow a the instructions, weigh ingredients and make 12 Easter biscuit; we were very impressed with the results!

 

Red Nose Day Fun!

We were very impressed by our Y6 'Superheroes' today...lots of teachers, medical staff, soldiers and comic book heroes. Here are a few photos of Y6- it was lovely to see the whole school back together as the children paraded around the playground showing off their costumes.

Science Week

Flood Resistant Houses Challenge

We had a busy two days learning all about flooding across the world and the challenges that some countries face in trying to build houses that are not destroyed by the floods that happens on an annual basis. We worked in groups to design houses that could cope with rising water levels from materials that would be strong enough to survive being wet for long periods of time. Finally, we created scale models of our designs. Everyone was proud of how well they turned out and by the fabulous teamwork shown by all the groups.

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Friday 15th January 2021 - Home Learning Documents

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Wednesday 6th January  Home Learning Documents

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Happy New Year! We are looking forward to welcoming you back into school tomorrow and hearing all about your Christmas holidays.

Here is the overview of the work that we are aiming to cover in Terms 3 and 4.

Year 6 Home Learning - December 2020

 

Hello Year 6, 

 

Below you will find the documents you will need to complete your learning at home. We will add to this each day so keep checking back and please get in touch via ClassDojo if you have any questions.

 

Mrs Maxwell & Mrs Bennett

Here are all the documents that you will need for your learning today. The Christmas quiz has some easy and some more challenging questions on it so do as much as you can. The Christmas maths puzzle is a little easier so everybody should be able to do that. Remember to look at the Queen Victoria Biography PDF and the planning sheet before you start your research as it will help you to organise your notes. Here are the links that you need today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-queen-victoria-the-ultimate-victorian/z79vhbk

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/monarchy/ten-facts-about-queen-victoria/#:~:text=Her%20full%20name%20was%20Alexandrina,was%20just%2018%20years%20old.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/victoria.htm

 

Happy learning everybody,

Mrs B, Mrs M and Mrs W

 

 

We can't believe that it is Friday already- the week has flown by as we have had all your super work to read and enjoy. Today you should carry on with the Bert Christmas interview and the ' Inventions timeline'. There is also arithmetic and division practice to keep you busy. As a little extra 'task', there is a recipe for Gingerbread people for you to bake and decorate should that fit in with your Friday or weekend plans. We'd love to see how they turn out!

See you at the zoom chats later- remember to bring along your elf (who will need a name!).

 

Mrs M, Mrs B and Mrs W

Here are the links you will need for today's learning (also on our daily Class Dojo message):

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-4/

https://nrich.maths.org/943

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd_uD64Vp5M

 

Here are the documents that you will need today and the links to the videos (they are also on the Class Story message).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-13-geometry-position-direction/

Watch the video called Four Quadrants and  play a game on Mathsframe by following this link https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/469

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6 (Homophones- choose an activity)

https://www.literacyshed.com/mog.html (Mog's Christmas Calamity)

 

Mrs Bennett and Mrs Maxwell

Hello Year 6!

Here are Tuesday's Home Learning documents. If you are finding the arithmetic sheet challenging, just focus on the ones you can do on the first side, as you do in class.

This is the link for the White Rose video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-13-geometry-position-direction/ Choose the 'First Quadrant' Lesson.

For English/History, you should continue with your Victorian Christmas comic strip.

Have a great day, 

Mrs Maxwell & Mrs Bennett

Link to Maths extension activity: https://nrich.maths.org/846 

Competition Time

The Year Six children entered a competition to design a flag to be taken to Antarctica later this year. Each school that enters will have their winning entry made into a flag that will be taken by researches and scientists who are visiting Antarctica. The 'flag event' will be documented on the UK Polar research website- we will keep you updated about this. 

Mrs Riley, our Geography subject lead, organised the competition and was our official judge. Here are the three winners from each class; the overall winner was Fraser so he will have his design on a flag that is taken to Antarctica. 

 

We had a very busy first term in Y6 so we have added a selection of photographs for you to look through at your leisure.

 

Having fun in PE lessons and our virtual cross country run.

A few photos of Y6 busy working in class.

The Ice Cream Challenge.

Investigating shadows in science.

Y6 Curriculum Overview - Terms 1 & 2

Year 6 Pod Sports Day

 

The children from the four Year 6 pods competed in a range of socially-distanced races this morning. Starting off with the famous 'Fun Run' for all the children, the competition continued with skipping, sack, sprint and ball on racquet races as well as football dribble and hockey dribble shuttle relays which were hotly contested by all four pods. Some children then leapt far in standing long jump while others threw  javelins before finishing the event with a sprint shuttle relay. Congratulations to Mrs Bennett's pod for scoring the most points and to all the children for demonstrating such great effort and enthusiasm. A huge thank you also to Mr Hill for helping with the organisation of this unique event!

We LOVE Our Hoodies!

Here is another list of websites that you may find helpful...I recommend the games on Spellingbee!

We hope that you are enjoying the sunshine whilst completing some of your home learning activities. Have you tried the Mayan hot chocolate yet?

 

Today we have set two Mymaths activities (to finish on 10.4.20)- one on circles (that we covered just before we closed) and one on nets of 3D shapes. 

Have a go at making your own net for a box too. 

If you have time, have a go at the daily maths activities on the following website too. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Home Learning Activities

List of useful websites to access.

Term 3 & 4 Information leaflet

Year 6 have produced PowerPoint presentations about the water cycle.

Water Cycle By Krishan and Emma

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Water Cycle by Sophie G & Harry S

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Water Cycle by sky and alisha.mp4

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Water Cycle by Emily and Esme.mp4

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Water Cycle by ethan m kiera.mp4

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Water Cycle by Jack and Onur.mp4

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The chicks made their first visit to Year Six today and seemed very happy to be handled by the children. They spent the whole morning with us and are back on Thursday to 'entertain' Falcon class. A few very cute pictures for you to enjoy below.

Lego Robotics Day

 

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day building and programming a robot to complete a series of different missions based on the theme 'Nature Force'. All the groups demonstrated excellent teamwork and problem solving skills to complete several missions successfully whilst also showing good resilience and perseverance when they didn't work. Congratulations to Villainous Volcanoes (Falcon class) and Heroic Hurricanes (Kestrel class) for scoring the highest points total and to Tremendous Tornadoes (Falcons) and Static Storm (Kestrels) for winning the best teamwork awards. 

Gymnastics

 

Year 6 have been working hard this term to perfect a gymnastics sequence of paired balances and individual skills. Here are some of their amazing balances.

Viking Bakeoff

 

As part of their Viking project, all the children in Year 6 took part in a Viking Bakeoff, making some delicious oat and apricot biscuits that were then judged by our expert guest judges (Prue Jenkins and Mary Hughes!) Each group worked together to measure, mix and mould their  biscuits into a perfect set of six identical biscuits and the final product was then enjoyed later on in the day. Congratulations to Frey group (Falcons) and Thor group (Kestrels) for winning best bakers of the class.  

Another closely fought Level 1 lunchtime match was contested today in the bracing breeze. Two mixed teams of seven children enjoyed competing in a netball match refereed by Mr Hill.

 

 

Netballers in action!

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our clay workshop where we created models of Viking berserkas based on the Lewis Chess pieces that were discovered buried in the Isle of Lewis in 1833. We had to persevere to create realistic chess pieces of kings, queens and knights which are now proudly on display in the classrooms.

Viking WOW Day

As part of their first term project (Vikings - Vicious or Victorious) Year 6 enjoyed completing a range of activities on their recent WOW day. They worked well in small groups to design and build a Viking long ship, create an information card for the Viking Museum display, design their own Viking shields, write their names in Viking runes (alphabet) and sample some delicious-tasting honey and oatcakes.

Tag Rugby match

As part of the Level 1 sporting opportunities programme at Golden Valley, two mixed teams enjoyed competing in a friendly tag rugby match at lunchtime today.  Mr Hill ensured fair play and sportsman-like behaviour was the focus of the session, in a closely fought contest.

Badminton lessons

The children in Year 6 have been enjoying their exciting badminton lessons (delivered by a Badminton Sports England coach) practicing their forehand and backhand shots with enthusiasm. They will be learning different shot techniques, building up to an opportunity to play in mini matches by the end of term.

Aspiring badminton players in action

Helping with Homework

Y6 Methods of Calculation