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Year 6

Adults in our class this year are: Our class teachers are Mrs O’Sullivan and Mrs Lynch Other adults who help us in the classroom are Mrs Clark Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. We hope you enjoy reading our weekly blog below.

Week Ending 30/4/21

This week, we have started our whole school unit on Tuesday by David Wiesner. The children have enjoyed this picture book especially holding a debate about who was responsible for creating the lily pad to fly.

In maths, we have started our work on angles. This week the children had to calculate angles on a straight line and around a point.

In art, the children have created some observational drawings of leaves using their shading and cross hatching skills for effect.

Week Ending 23/4/21

This week, Year 6 have been writing our own version of The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy. The children have attempted to use cohesion, description and ambitious punctuation such as semicolons and colons.

In Science, the children have been learning about classification. We spent the first part of the week creating classification keys for leaves using their different characteristics. They also learnt about Carl Linnaeus and how he has impacted on the world of science. They used their learning to create fact files and posters about him.

Week Ending 16/4/21

This week, Year 6 have been learning how to use a different range of openers in their writing and how to use semi-colons accurately – it has been lovely to see them incorporating this into their writing.

In Maths, we have started our unit on ratio – the children have excelled at using ratio language and have used the ratio symbol well.

In the afternoons, we have been focusing on our mental health. The children have enjoyed creating their own worry dolls and understand how important it is to discuss our feelings with a trusted adult both at home and school.

Week Ending 26/3/21

This week Year 6 have spent the afternoons completing their Computing Units. The first unit explored how to communicate on the internet and how to use different search engines safely and accurately. The second unit was all based on 3D modelling using Tinkercab. The children thoroughly enjoyed this unit and created some incredible 3D models. One of their tasks was to create a keyring where they had to duplicate an image; the other task was to create a pencil holder using specific dimensions. We have been blown away by their computer skills and creativity.

Week Ending 19/3/21

This week Year 6 have worked hard learning all about Salvation in RE. We have enjoyed some great discussions and the children have excelled at justifying their thoughts.

In History, we have continued to learn about the Titanic and this week we looked at the reasons behind the sinking and again had a great discussion about who was to blame. The children were able to use lots of primary sources to help them to form their opinions.

We also completed our animal art project which we started on the first day back. They created this by scribbling on paper using oil pastels and creating doodles using a black pen. Then, they got to rip up their work before rearranging the paper to create a collage. Finally, they added their eyes, nose and mouth. I am so proud of them and think they all look amazing.

Well done Year 6.

Animal Art Project

Week Ending 12/3/21

What a lovely first week back we have had this week. The children all returned to school with smiles on their faces; happy to see each other and even happy to return to work.

In English, we have started a new class text, ‘Hermelin – the detective mouse’. This week we have analysed vocabulary and worked on our inference skills.

This week, we started our History topic (The Titanic) and the children have explored different historical sources identifying their reliability and created a timeline showing the key events leading up to the sinking of the titanic.

We have also celebrated International Women’s Day by learning all about Malala Yousafzai in our reading sessions as well Science week where the children had to create an insect using just four pieces of paper.

Well done Year 6, a busy yet fun first week back at school.

Week Ending 5/3/21

Well Year 6, we have come to the end of our ‘Remote Learning’ journey and we cannot wait to welcome you back to class next week. This week, we have continued to be impressed with your attitude towards your learning – here are our highlights.

In English, we have continued using ‘The Lighthouse’ to develop our writing and this week we have been retelling it in a form of a story using first and third person narration intertwined.

In PSHE, you impressed us by impersonating agony aunts to give advice to children who were struggling to make the right choices in keeping them healthy.

We certainly didn’t realise how fantastic some of you are at carrying out your scientific enquiry and we have really enjoyed watching your videos and explanations on buoyancy and why science could have been the cause behind the tragedy of the titanic.

But for me, my biggest highlight was definitely seeing your creativity shine through World Book Day. A day that we have missed sharing with you in school.

Throughout this time, you have all shown great perseverance and we are incredibly proud of you. Thank you for continuously working hard and sharing your learning with us through Google Classroom.

Connection to Book Character

Week Ending 26/2/21

This week, in Year 6, you have been working hard on learning how to write newspaper reports in English. You have learned how to create your orientation and how to punctuate quotations.

In science, you have been learning about the science behind The Titanic. First you learned about icebergs, how they form and how they float and then you learned about what makes ships float. This topic has lots of practical investigations; you have investigated density and buoyancy through your experiments. We have really enjoyed seeing the fun you have been having with your experiments from the photos and videos you have posted.

In PSHE you wrote some inspiring poems on the subject of ‘perseverance’ which showed how you understood the importance of this value, especially when we encounter difficulty.

Our Wednesday Google Meets was an opportunity to share recommendations for books you have read and especially enjoyed. It was lovely to hear your enthusiasm and excitement when you talked about books you recommended. We certainly picked up tips for new titles that we would like to explore -although we might give the instruction leaflets a miss!

On Friday, you started your new art topic on perspective. We know that you will enjoy learning about this technique to give your art work dimension and depth. We are really looking forward to you sharing your work with us.

Week Ending 12/2/21

This week you have wowed us with your amazing poetry and performances Year 6. We have truly enjoyed logging on and seeing how hard you have worked on them. Here are our highlights of the week.

In science, you created great double sided sheets showing us everything you have learnt throughout the unit.

For Internet Safety Day (which we marked a day later) you created great posters showing how we can keep safe whilst online.

In English, you used personification in your poetry beautifully and incorporated images and sounds to deliver spectacular performances.

On Friday, we dedicated the day to D&T and you researched, designed, played and evaluated your own games.

Another highlight for us was hearing the word that you most associated with this lockdown – we hope you like the Wordle depicting this.

Well done – you have amazed us with how hard you have worked this half term. Enjoy the rest next week.

And here are some inspirational pieces of work

 

Week Ending 5/2/21

This week we have focused on our mental health during PSHE. Each afternoon we have looked at doing different activities that can allow us to clear our heads in a fun way.  We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all your amazing photographs so we thought we would share a few with you all.

In art this week, we have been so impressed with some of your pointillism masterpieces, we hope you enjoy looking at them as much as us.

In English, we have moved onto poetry. We have loved seeing so many brilliant poems full of figurative language and imagery.

Another amazing week, keep it up – we are so proud of you all.

Y6 WAGOLL MOMENTS

Week Ending 29/1/21

This week I have been so impressed with your writing Year 6. I know how incredibly difficult it is to keep motivated when you are working from home and have lots of things to distract you but you really are going an amazing job. So many of you have used such beautiful vocabulary, openers and imagery – your writing came alive!

In PSHCE this week, I asked you to think about your dreams for the world beyond this current pandemic. I have collated the posters you created. Not only do these show how far you are working but also show what lovely compassionate and caring individuals you can be.

Keep it up!

Our Dreams for the World

Week Ending 22/1/21

A big well done to you all as I have received some great work from you this week. Here are my highlights.

In English, I was so impressed with your emotion graphs, now this is something I haven’t done with you before in class however the quality of your graphs were amazing. You really zone in on how the character felt throughout the animation.

In art, I really enjoyed seeing how you were mixing blue with black, white and grey to experiment with making different shades, tints and tones – hopefully this is something that you will be able to apply to your work next week.

From now on, Wednesday are known as ‘Creative Wednesdays’ and I absolutely loved seeing how creative some of you were with pasta. So much so, I have had to share some examples with you.

Keep up the great work!

Week Ending 15/1/21

I have been so impressed this week with the way you all took to your drama task and whether you have been at home or at school, your news reports have been awesome.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to them so thought I would share a couple of them with you.

This week we also looked at our dreams and goals for the future – again it is so lovely to read the aspirations you have. We will continue looking at these dreams a little bit more next week.

Well done Y6 – another fantastic week of remote learning.

Mrs O

Week Ending 8/1/21

Well it hasn’t exactly been the start of 2021 that we were expecting! On one hand, I am so upset that I don’t get to welcome you back to school after our Christmas break; on the other, I am so proud of the way that so many of you have taken to using Google Classroom to show me your work and ask me any questions you have had about your learning.

This week we have started our unit of Road’s End – we have looked at the different characters perspectives and created dialogue that could have happened between the main characters.

In maths, we have completed our unit on position and directions and I think you have shown me how secure you are at using four quadrants and not just one.

Well done Year 6 – keep calm and carry on!

Week Ending 18/12/20

This week we finished a long, tough term with a class party and a Christmas hat competition. We have included some of the photos for you to see.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this term as well as your well-wishes, cards and gifts. We are incredibly proud of your children, they have shown great resilience and determination throughout this challenging time.

We wish you all a wonderful festive season and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.

Mrs O, Mrs L & Mrs C

Week Ending 13/12/20

This week we have continued our work on persuasion and analysed persuasive techniques used in adverts.

We ended our week with a WW2 workshop led by the RAF Museum where the children learnt all about Christmas during WW2. In PE we have been learning a dance which had to be based on a musical show. We hope you enjoy watching it!

Week Ending 4/12/20

In English this week, we have started our unit on persuasion by looking at propaganda posters used during WW2. In Maths, we have been looking at position and direction by plotting and reading coordinates, reflecting and translating shapes. In Art, the children have been working on using shading to create expressions. We hope you like their work.

Week Ending 27/11/20

In English this week, we have completed our narrative unit and the children have edited and published their own version of the class text ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’. In Maths, we completed our unit on fractions, this week we learnt how to divide fractions and find fractions of amounts. We have also finished our history unit on WW2, this week the children learnt about Anne Frank as well as rationing during the war.

Week Ending 20/11/20

This week for anti-bullying week we have focus on kindness. At the beginning of the week, the children became ‘kindness angels’ and had to secretly be kind to their allocated friend as well as to the rest of the class. Today we had the big reveal where children had to guess who had been their kindness angel.

On Monday we celebrated being different by wearing our odd socks and by creating our ‘Odd Socks’ display. We have also looked at what part we can play to stop bullying and to make everybody feel safe and happy at school.

Week Ending 13/11/20

In English this week we have started writing our own narrative using the class text ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’. In Maths we started our unit on fractions, this week was looking at comparing and ordering fractions as well as adding fractions. Today we had our Remembrance Day. The children have been busy and very creative. They have created their own poppy bowls and produced some lovey artwork

Week Ending 6/11/20

In English, we have started our narrative unit on ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow’. This week, our focus has been on analysing images from the book to help us to predict what the narrative might be about and to practise different sentence structures. In Maths, children have finally been introduce to long division – they worked hard on Thursday trying to complete calculation independently. This will be carried on next week to consolidate their understanding.

Week Ending 23/10/20

Year 6 have worked hard completely SATs papers this week. Although this is their first experience of them, they showed great determination and have made us proud.

In the afternoons, we have been focusing on Black History Month and have produced some lovely work. The children listened to Martin Luther King’s speech and then created their own poems about their dreams for the world. They also created some lovely artwork that we have shared with you.

Week Ending 16/10/20

In English this week, we have been working on our tenses where we have used and identified simple past and present tenses, present and past progressive tenses as well as the perfect form.  This week, in maths, we have developed our multiplication knowledge by exploring factors and multiples.  In History, we have learnt about why WW2 began and placed key events in chronological order on a timeline.

Week Ending 9/10/20

In English this week, we have learnt how to construct different sentence structures and then used them within our writing. This week, in maths, we moved onto fractions. We started the week by finding equivalent fractions and then moved onto converting improper fractions into mixed fractions and mixed fractions into improper fractions.  We did this by using concrete resources first before representing it pictorially. We have attached some photos of this for you to see. We have also started our History topic, We’ll Meet Again, which is all about World War 2

Week Ending 2/10/20

In English this week, we have continued our work on spelling, punctuation and grammar. We recapped our learning of conjunctions and were able to use subordinating conjunctions to create some great sentence openers. In Maths this week, we have been focusing on decimals. The children have had to identify the place value of each digit and use this to help them to order and compare decimals. In Science, we have been learning about electricity and the children have planned their own experiment which they will carry out next week. Today, children worked on their sketching skills in art and have created some amazing

candles!

Week Ending 25/9/20

In English this week we have been focusing on our spelling, punctuation and grammar. We recapped our use of pronouns and using relative clauses in our writing. In Maths this week we have been reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 1 million. In the afternoons, we have been following drawing tutorials and the children have come up with some very impressive art.

 

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