Monthly Archives: October, 2017

Stubbington Week

I am sure by now you have been told about the fabulous week we all had at Stubbington.

The children undertook their daily tasks and challenges with enthusiasm, determination and such posititivity. The teamwork and support their showed to their classmates was outstanding and lovely for everyone to see in action.

Monday highlights: Watching the orange sky of the Sahara sandstorm on the beach whilst rockpooling, making sandcastles and fossil hunting. Fox and badger watching from the hide.

Tuesday: Making shelters from branches and ferns and then testing them for waterproofness. Fox and badger watching from the hide.

Wednesday/Thursday: Earthquake assault course, small mammal study – observing field mice and undertaking a pond study.

Friday: Stubbington Fox (Hide and Seek) with particular emphasis on being ‘face stamped’ if caught.

Overall, I am sure further highlights included the daily tuck shop visit and the food!!

During the week, the children’s behaviour was excellent and even with slight illnesses, spirits were kept high. They were a credit to St Peter’s. However, by the end of the week, tiredness had set in so we were all looking forward to our own beds again!

A photo album is in progress and will be added in due course.

Enjoy your half term and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 30th October.

The Year 6 team.

Week 5 – Friday 6th October 2017

What a busy week we have had!

Having completed our atmospheric descriptions in English, we began immersing ourselves in the fascinating world of bugs as preparation for writing a non-chronological report. This meant that we were able to watch some incredible videos showing the amazing variety of creatures present in the world, picking up on the topical language used.

Our English topic links with our study of evolution and inheritance in science, where this week we have learnt in more detail about how theories of evolution have changed over time. This led to some deep conversations about what we as individuals believe. It has been very interesting to see the children’s homework showing the characteristics they have inherited from their parents – these are up on display and attract a great deal of interest in class.

We are coming to the end of our study of creation in RE and have learnt the importance of the Sabbath and how it is kept holy by the Jews. Children are now creating a guide for making the celebration of Sabbath holy. Next week will see us begin our unit on Prayers, Saints and Feasts.

In maths we have completed our work on addition and subtraction by applying our skills to solving a range of word problems involving measures. Pupils have completed a cold task on multiplication and division which will be used to guide our learning next week.

Stubbington is now just around the corner and we are all very excited! In preparation we have been honing our map reading skills, identifying symbols and using 4 and 6 figure grid references to locate features.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Year 6 Team

Week Four – Friday 29th September 2017

Well what a week it has been! Our Ofsted visit proved a positive experience in year 6. The children were amazing and showed the inspectors all the learning and progress they have already achieved in English and Maths and it’s only week four!  Their engagement and manners were fantastic and are a credit to St Peter’s and their previous teachers – a wonderful year group.

English saw the end of the Whale unit with a wonderfully descriptive and atmospheric piece of writing to describe an encounter with the whale. We then allowed the children to write an extension piece of a diary, letter or journalistic article from a different point of view to not only apply their writing skills but to enhance their creativity.

In Maths, we have been looking at deepening and mastering of addition and subtraction problems. We are challenging the children to find ‘unknowns’ in these problems by using various strategies, asking them to explain their reasoning and then encouraging them to prove their answers with drawings and written evidence. Year 6 has some able mathematicians who have be particularly relishing in these challenges.

RE saw the conclusion of our Creation unit where the children generated some great discussions on the theme of ‘sacrifice’ and how we can deal with conflicts in our lives by deepening our relationship with God through the story of Cain and Able.  Very thought provoking and mature discussions.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the welcome meeting. It was lovely to see so many of you. Please can we remind you to return the consent/medical forms for Stubbington as soon as possible and if you have missed any paperwork then please pop in after school with any member of the Year 6 team and we can give you the relevant documentation.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Year 6 Team