SATs Meeting 19.3.19
Thank you to the parents and carers who attended the SATs meeting. For those who couldn't make it, below you will find the information that we shared. If there is anything you would like to know more about or would like a chat about anything to do with the upcoming tests then please feel free to make an appointment to see one of the Year 6 teachers.
On Thursday 14th March the whole school took part in an 'Art Day'. Each year group was asked to produce a piece of street art and Year 6 chose to do one based on reading. Below are pictures of us making and designing our pieces of art. We will put the finished pieces up next week after the exhibition.
World Book Day
A big thank you to all the staff and children who went the extra mile to come as their favourite book characters for World Book Day. I'm sure you'll all agree they looked fab!
SPRING 2 WOW!
Our Geography unit this half term is 'Mountains and Volcanoes'. To begin the topic we made our own volcanoes. We then had fun using a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to replicate an 'explosion'.
A warm welcome back to you all!! We hope that you have all enjoyed your half term and made the most of the lovely weather we had. This half term is going to be a very important one for us here in Year 6 - we will be working even harder in preparation for our SATs. It is very important that you make the most of each and every lesson so that you learn as much as you can. We are also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8am for children to do revision. We know you will do us proud with your commitment and dedication to your work.
Below you will find information for the upcoming half term.
This week we have been studying impressionist art, especially the artist Claude Monet. We studied his painting techniques and tried to copy the palette of colours he used in his work. Our final piece was a section of his famous work 'Waterlillies at Giverny'.
In road safety we discussed the dangers of crossing roads and looked at the area surrounding Boundary to identify busy roads and how we can cross them safely. We also used our MUGA to practise crossing the road in different ways to help when we cross main roads in Layton.
In dance this half term we have been creating Viking dance routines based on the Viking attack at Lindisfarne. Don't we look like a scary bunch!!
In History this half term we have been looking at Vikings and how they settled here in Britain. Here we are looking at key events from British history to understand where Vikings came in our history. We even had a visit from a real Viking!!
Spring 1 WOW
To start our topic on the Vikings, we spent the day in a viking longboat. We learned all about Vikings by finding information that had been placed in the classroom and corridors. We also used runes to write secret messages and made Viking longships.
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to you all - we hope you have had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and feel well rested. Spring 1 is another long half term and so we will be fitting in lots of work and exciting experiences. We will be sitting another round of mock SATs in January so you will need to work hard to see your scores improve from last time! Once again, we expect that you are all in school every day and on time in order to make the most of each school day and that you put 100% effort into everything you do. Please see below information for this half term, including overview, newsletter and spellings.
Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Rose and Miss Akin
People of Sparks
For those of you who enjoyed 'City of Ember', here is the next story in the series. Start on page 17.
Houses over time
In History this half term we have looked at how houses have changed and evolved over time. The houses we have looked at were from the following periods of time:
The children have explored each type of house and in groups presented their findings.
This half term we have been looking at both counter-balance and counter-tension balances in gymnastics. We have worked in pairs to create sequences that involve both types of balances linked together with travels. We have also incorporated equipment into our sequences.
Science @ Aspire
On Tuesday 13th November, Year 6 went over to Aspire to take part in an electricity workshop. The children carried out an investigation into the effects of adding more cells to a circuit.
Lest We Forget
Year 6 took part in a whole school remembrance service on Friday 9th November. After planting our poppies in the Boundary Remembrance Garden, we observed a two minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives. In the afternoon, we created poppy art.
Will it light up?
In Science this week we have been looking at electrical circuits and drawing accurate circuit symbols. We looked at a range of circuit diagrams and predicted if the bulb would light up, giving reasons for our answers.
Autumn 2 - WOW
Today we came into class to find out that we were spending the morning without electricity! We discussed in groups the following questions:
We then looked at a range of photos and discussed whether they were advantages or disadvantages of a life without electricity.
Welcome back to you all - we hope you have had a good half term. Autumn 2 is our longest half term and so we will be fitting in lots of work and exciting experiences. Once again, we expect that you are all in school every day and on time in order to make the most of each school day and that you put 100% effort into everything you do. Please see below information for this half term, including overview, newsletter and spellings.
Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Rose and Miss Akin
Coding using Python
This week, the children have been using the online coding programme Python to write their own lines of code. It has been a really tricky concept to understand but the children have worked really hard and have begun to understand how to write some simple pieces of code.
Internet Safety Assembly
KS2 children were invited to a special assembly, which was led by Google! The assembly focussed on how to stay safe online and gave the children lots of ideas of how they can keep themselves safe when using the Internet.
Several Year 6 children took part in a two day course that aims to ensure children have the right skills and confidence to ride safely on the roads. The children all did really well and every one of them passed!
Year 6 had a brilliant time on their residential. They took part in activities such as archery, den building and rocket making as well as participating in a 3 hour walk around Grasmere and Rydal. The children thoroughly enjoyed working with each other and many of them demonstrated excellent leadership skills. Well done Year 6!
First day back WOW - 'The case of Miss Akin's stolen laptop'!
We returned this morning to find that the POD doors were sealed up with crime scene tape and a very unhappy Miss Akin. Her laptop had been stolen the night before by a member of staff!! Our job was to work through 3 clues to find out who the culprit was. These tasks involved examining shoe scrapings, looking at the culprit's fingerprints and carrying out chromatography on 5 different pens. Each clue helped us to eliminate different suspects. At the end of clue 3, we discovered that Miss Dodgson had stolen the laptop!! Miss Akin was very relieved to be reunited with it!!
A very big welcome back to you all. We really hope that you have had a wonderful summer and that you are ready to get back to work! This is a very important year for you all and we know that you will make the most of each and every day - we expect to see you all participating in everything we do and demonstrate perseverance and resilience when faced with challenges.
Below is all the information you will need for this half term. Please make sure you apply for your high school by 31st October using the following link:
We look forward to getting to know you all this half term and we are sure you will impress us with your hard work and commitment.
Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Rose and Miss Akin
What a year this has been for Year 6! We began with a residential to Ambleside where we go to reconnect with each other after the summer holidays and got to know our teachers a little better. We took part in a range of new and challenging activities, such as archery, raft building, team challenges etc.
In school, we have studied interesting topics, such as Vikings, Mayans and houses through time. We enjoyed researching these topics and discussing how life was different long ago.
In Science, we have studied a wide variety of topics, such as Evolution and inheritance, classification and light. In autumn, we went to Aspire to take part in an electricity workshop where we used circuit boards and components to investigate how to alter the brightness of bulbs.
Through all of this, we have worked tirelessly to improve our reading, writing and Maths so that we could get the best possible scores for our SATs. We are very proud of our achievements and so are our teachers.
We really have had a great time in Year 6 and we have grown into mature young adults who are ready to take on the world!! Mrs. Hamilton and Miss Dufour wish you all the very best as you enter the next stage of your education.
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