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Year 6

Welcome back to year 6

Week Ending 21/1/2022

This week in English we have been looking at the ingredients needed to create a good piece of writing. We began the week by focusing on the use of cohesive devices (openers, adverbials) which will help us to link our sentences together. We then unpicked sections of a story where we explored the adjectives, adverbs, openers and conjunctions used and discussed what made it effective.

In Maths, we have started our unit on decimals. This week we have identified place value and multiply decimals by integers.

In Geography we have been exploring the climates of the world and created a thematic map.

Week Ending 14/1/2022

Happy New Year. We began this week by reflecting on the highs and lows of 2021 and thinking about what our hopes and worries are for 2022. As Year 6 brings lots of change, it will also bring worries. So, we created our own worry dolls to help us to manage our feelings and worries about the year ahead.

In English, we have finally completed our non-fiction unit based around the book Planetarium which we started before Christmas. Throughout the unit, we looked at different SPaG structures: adverbials, prepositional phrases, subordinating clauses etc. Our final outcome was to create an information text on the planet of Pandora and then, in Art, we used our cross-hatching technique to create a drawing of one of the species they could find there.

Week Ending 3/12/2021

This week started off with the children getting to play their own Christmas games; they had great fun and did such an amazing job to raise the amount of money they did for the school. This year, they raised £462.11.

In Maths, we have continued our work on fractions where children have been finding fractions of amounts using bar modelling. We love a good bar model problem in Year 6, so much so that we even have a song about it!

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Week Ending 26/11/2021

What a busy and festive week we have had in Year 6! This week we came off timetable to plan and make our winter themed games for the Winter Fair. The children worked hard in their groups coming up with not only their games but the rules and how much they would charge the children to play it. They took into consideration the different abilities across the key stages and altered the rules to make it fair for all year group.

This afternoon they worked together to run their games.  Wow – such amazing hard work and such kindness shown to all the younger children.

Year 6, you have made me proud and I am glad that next week you get to have some festive fun playing your own games too! Well done.

Week Ending 19/11/2021

This week Year 6 completed art work left over from their enrichment week: they used acrylic paint to paint their poppy plates and cut a war photo into strips to draw in the rest using oil pastels.

For anti-bullying week we were fortunate enough to take part in a workshop where we looked at the importance of using kind words and how one kind word can completely change how somebody is feeling. The children then created posters where friends gave them one kind word about themselves.

Year 6 also took part in the Joe Wicks Children in Need special where they took part in a thirty minute exercise and quiz session.

Week Ending 12/11/2021

This week Year 6 have had a WW1 themed week. In History, we looked at what caused the war to start and what life was like on the western front. We also looked at the meaning behind Remembrance Day and learnt what the different poppies represent.

In Art we use watercolours to draw our own poppy fields and also made poppy bowls out of clay – the children are excited to paint these next week.

In English, we analysed war poetry and then focused on uses our senses to write our own poem.

We also took photos of our hands and inserted a 3D effect using poppies to show that peace is in our hands.

Week Ending 1/10/2021

On Monday we celebrated European Day of Languages by learning Spanish. The children had a great time learning Spanish greetings, playing games and singing songs. We recorded our greetings rap which we hope you enjoy listening to.

Week Ending 24/09/2021

In Maths this week, the children have being practising their addition and subtraction skills as well as learning informal and formal methods for multiplication.

In science, the children planned, conducted and wrote results for their own science experiment.

In PE, we celebrated national PE day but doing a range of fun activities for 15 seconds each.

Week Ending 17/09/2021

Our story in English symbolises hope and friendship, two important themes for Year 6 this year so this week the children made their own lanterns where they place their hopes and dreams within them.

In science this week, we have been exploring different components and trying to make circuits.

This term, Year 6 will be working alongside Watford Football Trust to complete the Positive Minds Education project. It is a ten-week award winning wellbeing programme delivered in primary schools across Hertfordshire to Year 6 pupils. The programme combines classroom and practical-based activities to engage and increase the awareness around the topic of mental health.

Week Ending 10/09/2021

In English this week we have been exploring Aaron Becker’s book ‘Journey’. The children have enjoyed creating comic scripts to retell the story and have spent a lesson creating a descriptive poem. In Maths this week we have been reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 1 million. In art we have been using different types of pencils to experiment with our cross-hatching, shading and blending skills.

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