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Welcome to our Year 6 class page. You can use this page to keep up to date with what we have been learning about in class and to read our class newsletters.

 

Friday 2nd February

This week, we have had a very busy week in year 6 and worked very well together.  On Wednesday we had our class assembly on 'Sources' and on Thursday morning we celebrated our Class Mass in school on friendship.  In Literacy, we continued to read our class novel 'Journey to the River Sea'.  We used IPADS to create fact files about Manaus - the city in Brazil where Maia is living.  In Maths this week, we have continued to work on addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers.  In Science, we planned an investigation into how the brightness of a bulb is affected by the number of bulbs in a circuit. In RE, we compared 4 versions of the miracle performed by Jesus in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to the whole class for working hard together to produce a fantastic assembly based on our RE topic Sources and a lovely Mass that we celebrated together about friendship.

'Good Work Award' went to Jack for some great suggestions about how the number of bulbs in a circuit affects their brightness.  Also to Sophie for completing the 'Global Reading' challenge in 10 days!!

'Star Writer' went to Katie for a fantastic letter home from Maia - who is living in the Amazon Rainforest - to her school friends in London.  

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Lilia for great understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed fractions this week.

Well done for winning the attendance award for this half term!!! Have a think about what treat you would like to have and we'll have a vote next week.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables. smiley

 

Friday 26th January

This week in Literacy we started our new class novel 'Journey to the River Sea'.  It is a lovely story about a young girl called Maia whose parents died when she was young.  She has to go and live with her long lost family in the Amazon Rainforest so it fits in nicely with our geography topic.  In Geography, we investigated the 4 layers of the rainforest and drew diagrams of it.  In Maths, we have been converting between measures (KG/g, L/ml, KM/m) to enable us to solve word problems.  In Science, we learnt how to draw the correct symbols for circuit diagrams.  In RE, we learnt about the finding of 'The Dead Sea Scrolls' and produced power-points about the special find in 1947.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to .

'Good Work Award' went to Archie for drawing and labelling clear symbols to show electrical circuits.

'Star Writer' went to Charlotte for a really well written letter based on the novel 'Journey to the River Sea'. 

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Isabel for great work involving converting between different units of measure to solve word problems. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables. smiley

 

Friday 19th January

Over the past two weeks we have been very busy in class starting our new topics.  In Literacy, we have been reading different explanation texts and have written our own explanation texts about the Amazon Rainforest.  In Science, we started our topic on Electricity.  We learnt about some of the scientists who influenced the development of Electricity and the impact it has on our daily lives.  In RE, we started our new topic on 'Sources'.  We started by looking at different types of books - who they were written for and what their purpose is.  We then wrote book reviews about our favourite books.  We also looked at the Bible and learnt how to find Scripture in the Bible, using Bible references.  In Geography, we started our topic on Rainforests.  We identified where in the world tropical rainforests are located and what their climates are like.  In Maths, we have looked at different transformations (using vectors to translate shapes, reflection, reading and plotting coordinates and how to enlarge shapes using scale factors.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Luke BP - a super member of year 6.  A very good role model to others and always gives of his best. 

'Good Work Award' went to Neve for a super explanation text about the Amazon Rainforest.

'Star Writer' went to Sophie for a really well written and structured story based on 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. 

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Gabriel and Jack for excellent work on reflecting shapes into mirror lines.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables. smiley

 

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Friday 8th December

This week in Literacy we started reading a new class novel 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'.  In DT, we made our final pizza designs and evaluated our finished products against our design specifications (scroll down below to see photographs of our finished products).  In RE, we started our new RE topic and thought about the meaning of 'expectations' in our own lives.  In Maths, we have been using formulas to calculate the area of a triangle and the volume of a cube/cuboid.

 

Friday 1st December

This week in Literacy, we finished our topic on journalistic writing by planning and writing a newspaper report on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.  In DT, we designed our own Christmas pizzas and wrote our own recipes.  We will use these recipes next Tuesday to make our final pizza designs.  In RE, we looked at another world faith - Judaism.  We found out about Rosh Hashanah and how Jewish people reflect upon the past year and make amends for mistakes they've made.  We made Rosh Hashanah cards - scroll down for photographs - and also learned about Mitzvah Day and how Jewish communities try to show their care for others for being doing something practical.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to James for being an enthusiastic, hard working member of Y6 with a great sense of humour.

'Good Work Award' went to Master Chef Max for trying really hard in DT to follow a basic pizza recipe, finding out that he likes spinach and designing his own pizza (see photo below). 

'Star Writer' went to Grace and Luke for detailed reports about how Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Lilly-Mai for good understanding of how to turn whole numbers into fractions. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables. smiley

Master Chef Max

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Friday 24th November

This morning, we listened to Bishop's Patrick's live broadcast and took part in prayer.  This was followed by a very spiritual service - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Well done for showing such respect.  In Geography, we found out about and located the positions of volcanoes on the world map.  In Literacy, we continued our topic on journalistic writing and started to practice writing our own newspaper reports.  In Maths, we were learning to add and subtract fractions on a maths table.  In RE, we used IPADS to research different religious orders and then used laptops to produce power-points about Saint Francis of Assisi.   In DT, we tried adding different ingredients to our pizza bases to see what effect they had.

 

Friday 17th November

This week in DT, we learnt how to follow a basic pizza recipe - the pizzas tasted delicious - see photos below.  In Geography, we found out about tectonic plates.  In Literacy, we started looking at and reading lots of different newspaper reports.  In Maths, we have been learning to multiply and divide fractions.

 This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Courtenay for always trying her best, being kind and caring and looking after the younger children in school.

'Good Work Award' went to 

'Star Writer' went to .

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables. smiley

 

Friday 10th November

This week we started our new topics.  In Geography our new topic is volcanoes and we looked at the 3 layers of the earth.  In DT, we started our new  topic on Pizzas.  We had a great afternoon tasting and evaluating lots of different types of pizza.

 This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Abbie for trying hard to live out the Mission statement in the school and on the playground. 

'Good Work Award' went to Euan for really detailed answers about the Patron Saint of Priests - John Mary Vianney.

'Star Writer' went to Gracie for a lovely opening to her story based upon 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Archie for super understanding and effort with fractions, decimals and percentages this week.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables. smiley

 

 

Friday 3rd November

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Lilly-Mai for being an enthusiastic, hard-working and helpful member of Year 6 who always has a smile on her face. 

'Good Work Award' went to Charlotte.

'Star Writer' went to Courtenay, Euan and Gabriel for their spells using lots of developed noun phrases.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Isabel for excellent understanding of scaling recipes up and down.

 

Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables.

Friday 20th October

Today in Science we carried out our own investigations into how pulse rate is affected by exercise (see photos below).  In Literacy, we continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. The children have written some super letters from Mr Tumnus to Lucy, warning her that he was about to  be kidnapped by the White Witch. In Maths, we have been estimating answers to addition and subtraction calculations and word problems, before finding the actual answers.  In RE this week, we started our new topic on Vocation and Commitment.  

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Sophie 

'Good Work Award' went to Jaydan.

'Star Writer' went to Lilia and Isabelle for their persuasive play-scripts in Big Writing.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Leonardo

 

Don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables.  Have a lovely half term holiday!! smiley

 

 

Friday 13th October

This week in Literacy, we continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  The children have written some lovely diary entries from Edmund's perspective (from when he first went into Narnia and met the White Witch).  In Maths, we have been revising the names and properties of the 4 types of triangle (isosceles, scalene, equilateral and right-angled) and the 6 regular quadrilaterals (trapezium, rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus and kite).  We also practised calculating missing angles in triangles, irregular quadrilaterals and parallelograms.  In Science, we carried out our breathing rate investigations (scroll down to see photos).   In RE this week, for our final lesson on this topic, we wrote about Mother Teresa and how she showed love and care to those less fortunate throughout her life.  Adam came into school this afternoon to talk to us about Healthy Living - he explained the 'Eatwell Guide' and we took part in different exercises (scroll down to see photos).

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Grace for being a super, enthusiastic member of year 6 who always tries her best and puts others first.

'Good Work Award' went to Sophie for a great piece of writing in RE about Mother Teresa and how she sacrificed her life for others.

'Star Writer' went to Jack for a fantastic piece of diary writing, including some lovely vocabulary, thoughts and feelings.  Also Diya, for super effort and improvement with her presentation and handwriting.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Alexa for excellent effort in Geometry this week - naming and describing quadrilaterals using mathematical vocabulary and calculating missing angles in them.

 

Have a lovely weekend - don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables for next week!! smiley 

 

 

Friday 6th October

This week we started our new topic in Literacy and have started to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.  In Science, we have been planning investigations into how our breathing rate is affected by exercise.  In maths, we have been improving our skills in multiplication and division (especially with decimal numbers).  In RE, we looked at Rembrandt's painting of 'The Prodigal Son' and discussed what messages this parable and painting have for us today about God's love and forgiveness.  In history, we learnt about the Reformation and why Henry V111 decided to shut down the monasteries in England.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Katie for showing enthusiasm and cheerfulness in all aspects of school life, trying her best and being a good friend to others when one is needed.

'Good Work Award' went to Mason for his creative thinking in RE, whilst looking at Rembrandts painting of 'The Prodigal Son' and thinking about why it was painted as it was.

'Star Writer' went to Edie for her  .

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Leya for working hard to complete the written method for multiplication and division of 4-digit numbers.

 

Have a lovely weekend - don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables for next week!! smiley 

 

Friday 29th September

Today, year 6 took a lovely walk up to Beauvale Priory ruins for our History topic.  Anne gave us a tour of the ruins and explained the history behind them.  The children enjoyed looking at the ruins (fish pond, boundary wall, church, orchard, prior's house) and learning about how Henry V111 shut down the monasteries.  We also learned about Saint John Houghton and Saint Robert Lawrence - the first martyrs of the Reformation.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Max for settling so well into year 6, always trying his best, for his cheerfulness and being a good role model to others.

'Good Work Award' went to Ruby for giving 100% in all lessons, especially Literacy and Numeracy.

'Star Writer' went to Neve for her biography about her dad.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Harriet for her super understanding of how to find the lowest common multiple of a pair of numbers.

 

Have a lovely weekend - don't forget to practise your reading, spelling and times tables for next week!! smiley 

Friday 15th September

This week in Year 6 we have started our new topics.  In History, we thought of some enquiry questions for our Beauvale Priory topic.  In Literacy we read some biographies of famous people, including Usain Bolt, John Lennon, Vincent Van Gogh, Anne Frank and Mother Teresa.  In Maths, we have done lots of work on the place value of 8-digit numbers.  In Science, we started to think about our heart, what it looks like and how it works.  In RE, we started our LOVE and CARE topic and started to think about what is done for us by the people who love and care for us!

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Edie for settling so well into year 6, always trying her best, being a good role model to others and being very helpful.

'Good Work Award' went to Luke for giving 100% in all lessons, especially Literacy and Numeracy.  Always willing to share his ideas and answer questions.

'Star Writer' went to Chloe and Luke for their diary accounts.  Lots of fronted adverbials, relative clauses and beautifully presented.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Max for super understanding of place value this week.  Puts 100% effort into lessons and completes a lot of work in the time given.

 

WELL DONE EVERYONE - have a good weekend!   smiley

RE - We created montages of us with our family and friends that show love and care.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PARENT'S NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2017

YEAR 6 AUTUMN 1 CLASS NEWSLETTER

Friday 8th September 2017

Year 6 have had lots of fun together over the past 3 days, working together in team building activities.  Scroll down to take a look.

THE BOX GAME - How low can you go without touching the floor?

THE DRAINPIPE GAME

THE CUP GAME - who can stand the cups in a tower without touching them?

Year 6 Transition Days (June 2017)

 

The Marshmallow Challenge

Who can build the tallest tower?

MARSHMALLOW TOWER COMPETITION

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