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Be kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other the same as God forgave you in Christ.

Ephesians 4:32

Welcome to the Year 6 webpage

 

Miss Wignall, Mrs Johnson and Miss Kirby welcome you to the Year 6 webpage. We look forward to showing you all of the wonderful things that happen in our class throughout the year.

 

General Information

 

Autumn Term 2017

 

The school day begins with registration at 8:55am and we really appreciate prompt time-keeping to get the children off to a good start. Each day we begin with reinforcing basic skills in Maths and English so it is vital that your child is in on time and ready to learn.

Reading diaries should be signed each night and will be checked on a Friday. Please spend time discussing the book that your child brings home with them. We also encourage the children to read a range of other texts in addition to their home-school reading book. We would be grateful if you could comment on other books that your child reads at home.

 

Homework:

Monday: Reading Comprehension - to be returned on Wednesday

Tuesday: Times Tables – to be returned Wednesday

Wednesday: Arithmetic given out – to be returned Friday

Friday: Grammar – to be returned the following Monday

 

Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on Friday.

 

P.E.

During the Autumn Term, the children will participate in swimming as part of their P.E lessons. This will take place on a Thursday and children will need full swimming kits, including goggles. Earrings may not be worn.

The children enjoyed discussing one of our British Values, democracy, before visiting the Polling Station to vote for their chosen representatives of our School Council. A huge well done to those who were elected.

Mission Statement Artwork

The children worked hard to create their Mission Statement artwork. Each group took one of the statements and thought carefully about how they could illustrate this. 
The children showed off their competitive sides during a recent place value game during Maths. They used their place value charts to write their numbers and then partitioned these canonically. 
A huge well done to those children who represented Year 6 at the mini-kickers football tournament. 
The Year 6 children led a beautiful Feast Day Mass. During the service, the children who had been voted on the School Council received their badges and the Year 6 children were presented with their prefect badges. 

Year 6 took part in their first Djembe drum lesson, we will have a drum lesson every Monday. The children are looking forward to working on their first performance.

Year 6 were extremely lucky to have Andy Grant, a local hero, come to visit our class. He is a former Royal Marine who was injured in an IED explosion which resulted in him having his right leg amputated. Since then, Andy has completed many challenges, including: abseiling down The Shard; competing in the Invictus Games (winning two gold medals and a bronze); becoming the world’s fastest amputee over 10km. During his visit, he told us all about his journey, his future challenges and how we can all work hard and achieve our own dreams. He is truly inspirational and we will remember his story and message. During English, the children are going to be creating a biography all about him and look forward to sharing these with Andy.

Year 6 enjoyed preparing for and performing a Play in a Day based on World War II. The children learnt that at 11.15 am on 3rd September 1939, Britain's Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain announced that Britain was at war with Germany via a radio broadcast. They also learnt about conscription, evacuation and how war impacted on life at home. The play was a great success and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The school nurses visited Year 6 to talk about keeping healthy. They were very impressed with the children's knowledge throughout the session. Well done Year 6!
As part of their Spanish culture lessons, the children enjoyed baking apple tarts. 

We set ourselves a Year Six challenge to walk up Moel Famau in Wales. The children and staff had a great day and everyone appreciated the stunning views and natural beauty of our world.

Which strategy is best?

During Maths, the children worked in pairs to sort out arithmetic questions into different categories. They discussed each question and then decided if it should be completed mentally, using jottings or with a written method. 
Well done to those children who represented our school during a recent Year 5/6 football tournament at Goals. 

During our English lessons, we have been reading about the famous high wire walker, Philippe Petit. Having read the book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein, we wrote biographies of his exciting life in which he achieved the impossible.

 

​The children enjoyed working with a specialist Design Technology teacher and made models of Philippe Petit tightrope walking between the two towers.

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers

The children were extremely lucky to take part in a Gang Prevention Workshop led by James.The aim of the workshop was to deliver the message "get away and get safe". 

James was fantastic in his delivery and certainly got the children thinking! Through his interactive activities and discussions, he provided the children with the tactics and information needed to avoid gangs.  

The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and quotes from some of them, giving their views on the week, can be found below.

 

"It was the most inspirational week I have taken part in. James taught me that gangs are not the right thing to join." (Ross)

 

"No one should ever join a gang because it is not a good lifestyle and can put your family in danger." (Adam)

 

"James taught us what a gang is. I learnt that people in a gang aren't your friends, they are your associates." (Daisy)

 

A huge thank you to James for a fantastic week and also to One Vision Housing for supporting him. 

 

Show Racism The Red Card

The whole school took part in Show Racism the Red Card day. The children were asked to come into school in red (or blue!) clothing to show their support. 

During the day, we talked about why racism is wrong and the children linked this to their work on British Values, especially tolerance and respect. 

Prior Learning - Decimals

Think Charts in English

Equality and Diversity Workshop

Remembrance Day Collective Worship

Problem Solving

Supporting Children In Need

Children In Need Collective Worship

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