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Week Ending 6/3/20

We have had an incredibly busy week. On Tuesday, we enjoyed our writing workshop with Robin Price. On Thursday, we celebrate World Book Day by decorating our potatoes – they are so good we have decided to share them all with you. On Friday, we started with our assembly and then had fun in a rugby workshop. Well done Y6 for surviving a very busy week. Happy Friday!

Our Potato Book Characters

Week Ending 28/2/20

Welcome back! This week, Year 6 have been busy writing their very own class assembly that they are looking forward to sharing with you next Friday. We began by brainstorming everything that they have learnt with me so far this year and then split into groups to write about the different sections.

In Maths, we have started our unit on algebra and have been looking at various function machines containing a mixture of one step and two step rules to follow.  In English, we have been focusing on our editing skills and using description to show a reader what a character feels instead of telling them.

On Thursday, we participated in a Helen O’Grady drama workshop. The children worked in groups to create an advert and demonstrated some great acting skills.

Week Ending 14/2/20

Well done to the Y6 girls who took part in the second stage of the Athletics Festival. They gave it their all but sadly, the competition ends here for us. Despite coming joint 5th, they showed great determination and team work.

In Art, we have continued with our paintings of Queen Nefertiti.  All children have been mixing powder paint to create the different tints and hues that they have needed. Some have reached the next stage where they have covered their painting with Indian ink. After half term, we shall be washing this off to hopefully leave an authentic looking piece of art.

In English, we have finished our unit on Mini Grey’s book Hermelin the Detective Mouse where the children have been exploring different sentence constructions and used this to write their own diary entry. In Maths, we have been learning how to find percentages of amounts.

Happy half term!

Week Ending 7/2/20

This week Year 6 have worked hard to complete a practise SATs week so we have not had our normal English and Maths lessons.

In RE, we have been looking at art in Buddhism and got to make our own mandalas. It was all very relaxing and enjoyable until they were asked to destroy their own work.  They did this to show them that Buddhist believe in impermanence and that nothing lasts forever.

This week we marked Children’s Mental Health week and E-safety week. The children attended an  e-safety workshop where they explored the safety of using different social media websites and apps. The children were asked to write either a song, rap or poem on finding your brave. We have attached a song for you to enjoy.

find your brave

Week Ending 31/1/20

This week has been a busy week in Y6. Firstly, a very big thank you and well done to all the children who helped to organise and run the cake sale this week, you have raise an amazing £270 and shown great compassion. Year 6 have all done an amazing job at the athletics festival where both the girls and the boys made it into the top four schools, well done to you all – not only did you give it your all but you represent Newberries beautifully.

In English, we have had some fun with our new class book – Hermelin: the detective mouse. We have enjoyed hot-seating, thought-tracking and freeze-framing lots of different scene. In maths, we have begun our unit on fractions, decimals and percentages.

Next week, the children will be completing some practise SATs papers

Week Ending 24/1/20

This week Year 6 have continued working on their sentence structure in English and decimals in Maths.

In PE, children have started practising the different races they will be facing next week at Yavneh College when they compete in the Athletics Festival.

The whole school are taking part in ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ competition. This week we have discussed how important it is to be respectful of different cultures and religions and the children have either created a poster, song or story to illustrate this message. Here is one of the raps created by two of the children this week.

Next week some of the class will be running the cake sale – please pop in and buy a cake!

Harry & Victor

Week Ending 17/1/20

This week Year 6 have been working on their sentence structure in English and fractions in Maths.

In Art, we have started drawing a portrait of Queen Nefertiti. As the term progresses, we will be adding more detail to these.

Well done to the Y6 girls who took part in the Netball match this week – a fantastic win!

Week Ending 10/1/20

This week Year 6 enjoyed their Egyptian experience with Mr Egypt. The learnt about what both life and death was life back in the ancient Egypt period and also got to handle real artefacts. Here they are dressed as mummies!

Week Ending 13/12/19

This week Year 6 have reading ‘a Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. They have written biographies and completed planning for their own version of the story.

We enjoyed playing games, dancing and having fun at our Christmas party on Wednesday.

Today we have been practising readings for the carol service next Wednesday.

Week Ending 29/11/19

This week Year 6 have been busy designing and making their own games for the Winter Fair.  Please do come and visit Y6 on Saturday and see what they have been up to! We were very proud of our class members who took part in the netball match yesterday and the football match last week-both matches were a win! Well done to all who took part.

Week Ending 22/11/19

On Tuesday Year 6 learnt about Victorians and their clothing.  Mrs Blatch explained about Victorian schooling and some of the children dressed up as characters from the original film of Oliver Twist.

As part of our D and T Year 6 have been designing games for the Christmas Fair. They worked in groups to come up with a company name and 3 products.  They then created a presentation and pitched their ideas to Mrs Baxter, Mrs Lynch, Mrs Clark and the class.  Next week we will be making our games and would be grateful for any cardboard donations.

Week Ending 15/11/19

Year 6 have completed a variety of PSHE activities as part of Anti-Bullying week. They wrote some superb poems about Anti-Bullying.  In English we have been reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman.  We have written letters of advice to the main character and discussed how to write a diary entry from Cam’s point of view.

Week Ending 8/11/19

Year 6 had lots of fun packing the drinks packs for the charity- ‘small acts of kindness’.  We were pleased to know that these packs would help elderly people in need in Hertfordshire.  Year 6 enjoyed painting poppies.  This week we started our Mediterranean topic in and have been finding out geographical facts associated with his area.  On Thursday we looked at and discussed the poem, ‘For the fallen’. We then enjoyed making poppies and created a poppy wreath.

Week Ending 25/10/19

Year 6 have been reading ‘Street Child’ this week and have produced some thoughtful pieces of work.  We enjoyed our Bollywood dancing session.  On Thursday afternoon in Art everyone worked hard to create a design for a tile, etch their design onto the tile and then printed it.  The pictures below are taken of the displays which capture the wonderful writing we have produced this half term.

Week Ending 18/10/19

Year 6 enjoyed taking part in the Divali workshop.  It was interesting looking at the artefacts associated with Divali and trying on saris. They have also produced some great pictures about electricity.

Week Ending 11/10/19

This week in English Year 6 have been writing reports in the style of ‘Spiderwick’. They have been working hard to include cohesive devices and sophisticated vocabulary.  Their work has been a pleasure to read – Well done Year 6!  This afternoon Year 6 have enjoyed taking part in the sponsored walk.

Week Ending 4/10/19

This week in science, as part of our topic of electricity, Year 6 have been making and extending circuits.  They have been finding out why circuits don’t work, and learning about currents and volts.  In addition the class have been working very hard at long division this week- well done for persevering with tricky problems Year 6!

Week Ending 27/9/19

This week Year 6 enjoyed taking part in a Virtual Reality workshop.  They looked at the impact of climate change and its effect on habitats.  Areas that they explored included the Amazon, Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef.

Week Ending 20/9/19

This week Year 6 have been writing super poems and diary entries based upon the book, ‘Arthur Spiderwick’s field guide to the fantastical world around you’. We have particularly enjoyed learning about cockatrices, trolls and boggarts! We have also been enjoying our hockey sessions with Mrs Charles.


Week Ending 13/9/19

This week we have been working hard particularly in writing.  As part of Roald Dahl day we looked at the ‘BFG’ and have been writing descriptions of giants and persuading others to try ‘Frobscottle’.  Year 6 have started their monitor jobs and have been good role models around the school.  A great start Year 6!

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