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Friday 7th December

This week in Literacy, we started looking at and reading lots of different newspaper reports. We also wrote review for novel ‘Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman. In RE, we continued our new topic and thought about the meaning of 'expectations' in our own lives. In Maths, we have been using formulas to calculate the volume of a cube/cuboid. In DT, we tried adding different ingredients to our pizza bases to see what effect they had – see photos below.

This week's award winners:
'Mission Statement Award' went to Niamh – For Always trying her best & being a polite & helpful member of Y6.
'Good Work Award' went to Alicia Great work in our RE topic on Judaism – looking at Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur and great contribution to discussions.
'Star Writer' went to Fran, Issy and Marcel – for an excellent quest story based upon ‘The Fireworker-Maker’s Daughter’.
'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Billy for working really hard in basic skills sessions and showing good understanding how to calculate volume.


Have a lovely weekend - remember to practise your reading and spellings for next week.

Thursday 29th November

This week in Literacy we finished reading a novel 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. We also wrote our own quest story based on this book. In RE, we started our new topic and thought about the meaning of 'expectations' in our own lives. In Geography, we found out about and located the positions of volcanoes on the world map. In Math, we continued with solving fractions/percentages words problems.

Have a lovely weekend - remember to practise your reading and spellings for next week.

 

Friday 23rd November
Today 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 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. In Literacy, we have continued to read ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’. In Maths, we have been learning to multiply and divide fractions.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Aleks - a polite member of Y6, who puts others before himself.
'Good Work Award' went to Caden and Olivia for a lovely Rosh Hashanah cards in RE.
'Star Writer' went to Max – working hard on his choice of vocab in his diary account and story.
'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Niall for working extremely hard in basic skills sessions.

Have a lovely weekend!
Don't forget to complete your daily reading and 3 reading challenges, practice your times-tables and spellings.

 

Friday 16th November

This week in Literacy, we started reading 'The Firework Maker’s Daughter'. The children have written their own letters to father as Lila - based on the book. 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 started our new topic on Pizzas. We had a great Friday afternoon tasting and evaluating lots of different types of pizza.

This week's award winners:
'Mission Statement Award' went to Thomas for being a polite and well mannered member of Y6. He is considerate of others and always works to the best of his ability.
'Good Work Award' went to Issy for trying extremely hard in all lessons especially Maths basic skills this week and Science work about our eye.
'Star Writer' went to Leo for a nice explanation of What Remembrance Day is and why it’s celebrated today.
'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Seb working extremely hard in all Math’s lessons this week – Seb can + - fractions and mixed numbers confidently on a maths table.

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

 

Friday 9th November

In Geography our new topic is volcanoes and we looked at the layers of the earth. In Literacy, we continued our topic (Biography) - the children have written some amazing biographies about their family members. In Maths, we have been ordering fractions, decimals and percentages. In RE this week, we learnt about Vocation and Commitment.

 


This week's award winners:
'Mission Statement Award' went to Ellie - a super member of Y6 who works hard, Ellie is extremely kind, generous and helpful, she's a credit to our school in how she lives out our mission daily.
'Good Work Award' went to Francesca for working hard in all lessons, particularly Maths & Literacy.
'Star Writer' went to Cash- a great recount of Saint Francis of Assisi (RE Topic).
'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Owen for great understanding shown this week on comparing and ordering fractions, decimals and percentages.

Have a lovely weekend!
Don't forget to complete your daily reading and 3 reading challenges, practice your times-tables and spellings.

 

Monday 5th November

Welcome back to school after the half term holidays.  We hope that you've all had a lovely, relaxing break. 

Click below to find a copy of this half term's newsletter and a copy of the Pizza Taste Testing permission letter.  

From this half term, the children will start to bring home postcards/notes to let you know when they have completed some outstanding work during the day in school.  Please look out for these in your children's bags so that you can celebrate their achievements with them.  Thank you.  smiley

DT Project - Pizza Taste Testing Permission Letter

AUTUMN TERM 2 YEAR 6 CLASS NEWSLETTER

Thursday 25th October

This week in Literacy, we have written a biography about Henry VIII. In Maths, we practised calculating missing number problems. In Science, we learnt how drugs and alcohol affect the human body. In RE this week, we completed our lesson about Saint John Mary Vianney. In Art we finished our watercolour painting of Beauvale Priory Ruins.

 

Well done for your hard work this half term. Have a lovely holiday.

Don't forget to keep up your reading and practise your spellings for Monday morning. We're looking forward to reading your biography interviews.

Friday 19th October
Today in Science, we carried out our own investigations into how breathing rate is affected by exercise (see photos below). In Literacy, we started our new topic (Biography) and we  read some biographies of famous people. These included Usain Bolt, John Lennon, Vincent Van Gogh, Anne Frank. The children have written some super good book reviews about 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. In Maths, we have been estimating answers to addition and subtraction calculations before finding the actual answers and word problems. In RE this week, we thought about how we can share in the mission of Jesus. Also, we learnt about Saint John Mary Vianney, who was the patron saint of priests and the vocation to priesthood.

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Lilly - a shining example of our school mission statement, Lilly shows great enthusiasm in every aspect of school life, works hard, tries her best and gives up so much time to help others.
'Good Work Award' went to Scarlett J. for thoughtful contributions made in all lessons, particularly RE.
'Star Writer' went to Maurice - super book review of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Great summary of the story and all the Y6 success criteria included.
'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Marcel for working extremely hard in basic skills sessions, always showing good understanding.

Have a lovely weekend!
Don't forget to complete your daily reading and 3 reading challenges, practice your times-tables and spellings.

Friday 12th October

This week in Literacy, we finished reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. The children have written their own fantasy stories based on the book. In Maths, we have been revising the names and properties of the 4 types of triangles (isosceles, scalene, equilateral and right-angled) and the 6 types of quadrilaterals (trapezium, rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus and kite). We also practised calculating missing angles in triangles, irregular quadrilaterals and parallelograms. In Science, we continued on our breathing rate investigations. In RE this week, for our final lesson on this topic, we wrote our own prayers. 

 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Billy for being a super, enthusiastic member of year 6 who always tries his best, helping younger children and puts others first.

'Good Work Award' went to Mikhail for his great Reading Journal entries - always a pleasure to read and mark them.

'Star Writer' went to Sienna and Oliver for a fantastic piece of writing their own fantasy story based on 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Cash for excellent effort in Geometry this week - calculating missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals.

 

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

Friday 5th October

This week in Literacy we have continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. In Maths, we have been practising our skills in multiplication and division.  In Science, we carried out investiagtions into how our pulse rate is affected by exercise - see photographs below. In Art, we practised our painting skills ready to start to paint our watercolours of Beauvale Priory.   In RE, we found out about the life of Mother Teresa and how her religious beliefs affected how she lived out her life.  In French we revised the names of colours and greetings and continued to learn the names of parts of the body. 

Well done for your hard work this week.

Don't forget to keep up your reading and practise your spellings for Monday morning.

 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Paige for being a good role model to others, always trying her best and being very helpful.

'Good Work Award' went to James for his progress in all lesson, especially Literacy, RE and Numeracy.

'Star Writer' went to Julia and Marcel for a great piece of writing in RE about Mother Teresa and how she sacrificed her life for others.

'Marvellous Mathematician Award' went to Scarlett M. for excellent work.

Have a lovely weekend. 

Don't forget to complete your reading every night and practise your spellings for Monday morning.    smiley

 

Friday 28th September 2018

 

Today, we celebrated Mass for Harvest in Church - thank you everyone for bringing in the food which will go to a local food bank. This week in Literacy we have continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. In Maths, we have completed lots of work on prime numbers, common multiples and factors of numbers.  In Science, we wrote explanations of how the circulatory system works.  In History, we walked to Beauvale Priory.  We looked around the ruins and learnt about what life was like for the Carthusian monks who lived there at the time of Henry V111.  We sketched pictures of the ruins and the surrounding areas. In RE, we looked at a painting of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt and wrote our own 'Be-attitudes' after listening to the Sermon on the Mount.  In French we revised the names of colours and greetings and continued to learn the names of parts of the body. 

Well done for your hard work this week.

Don't forget to keep up your reading and practise your spellings for Monday morning. 

Have a lovely weekend.  no

History Trip to Beauvale Priory Ruins

Friday 21st September

This week in Literacy we have continued to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. In Maths, we have completed lots of work on BODMAS - we can follow the order of operations, put brackets into the correct places and can identify the missing operators.  In Science, we researched the hearts of different animals.  We also matched labels to body organs and explanations of their functions.  In History, we looked at the Reformation and why Henry V111 decided to shut down the monasteries in England. In RE, we listened to the parable of the Prodigal Son and held a silent debate to answer questions about what it means and its key messages for us today. In French we revised the names of colours and started to learn the names of parts of the body.  We started to learn to sing 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in French. Please take time to practise these at home and also French greetings. 

Well done for your hard work this week.

Don't forget to keep up your reading and practise your spellings for Monday morning. 

Have a lovely weekend.  no

Friday 14th September 2018

This week in Year 6 we have started our new topics. In Guided Reading we fed back on the biographies of famous people that we read over the summer holidays, including Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo, Coco Channel, Frida, Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II.  In Literacy we have started to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. 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.  We drew cross sections of what the human heart looks like. In History, we thought of some enquiry questions for our Beauvale Priory topic and discussed why Henry V111 wanted to divorce Catherine of Aragon. 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! DARE also started this week, please bring your signed books back to school.

 

This week's award winners:

'Mission Statement Award' went to Alicia for giving 100% in all lessons, through her ambition and drive to achieve her very best in everything she does. An excellent role model to others .

'Good Work Award' went to Aimee for her amazing ideas in RE lesson about what is done for her by the people who love her and why.

'Star Writer' went to Lexi-Mai for her diary entry- lots of fronted adverbials, relative clauses., thoughts and feelings.

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

'Mr Dosh's Mission Statement Award' went to Max for his thoughtful contributions to planning Year 6 Collective Worship.

 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Don't forget to complete your reading every night and practise your spellings for Monday morning.    smiley

Friday 7th September 2018

 

The children have settled well into Year 6 this week.

We have had lots of fun getting to know you all over the last few days, whilst taking part in lots of team building activities.
This morning, we celebrated Mass at Church to celebrate the beginning of our new school year - thank you to all of you who read so beautifully!

The Cup Game

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