Rio Ready!

The children have had a particularly active week in school where Penguins have conquered the Andrew Simpson Centre and then re-joined their year group for Tuesdays Sports Day ventures. Some great racing was had by all and Rochelle and Oliver proved to be the fastest boy and girl in the year group!

Today saw the culmination of this active week where the school celebrated their Carnival Day and Year 6 performed proudly their Brazilian dance – they saved their best performance ’til last. The adults in the year group were extremely proud of their focus and independence at completing the dance from memory and in synchronicity. A special mention to Miss Wibberley who choreographed the three minute sequence and rallied the children together.

Have a great weekend

The Year 6 Team

Getting creative…

We have been extremely creative across a range of subjects this week!

In English, the children used Chapter One of The Explorer (Katherine Rundell) as the driver for writing their own chapter extension, linking in nicely with our topic work on Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

On top of this, much rehearsal time has been given to perfecting the Brazilian dance that the children were taught last term. It is always a tricky task to co-ordinate over sixty children – many thanks to Mrs Wibberley as the males within the Year 6 team have four left feet between them!

The carnival theme has continued into our Design and Technology studies, where the children will be designing and creating a moving carnival fairground ride using motors and pulleys. We cannot wait for the tidy-up after the children have got their hands on the dowel and sellotape!

Everyone in 6L is looking forward to our day trip to Andrew Simpson Centre on Monday – remember to check Parentmail for today’s last-minute reminders.

We think there is a game of football on later tonight. Enjoy that, and enjoy the start to National Picnic Week!

The Year 6 Team

 

A fun week of wider curriculum studies!

Our learning this week has certainly had a worldly theme, tying in with our study of Brazil and looking forward to the start of the European Football Championships.

In topic, the children have used their research skills to discover more facts about the indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest, using these to create a fact file.  We focused on the Awa tribe, of whom only approximately 350 remain in the forest. Incredibly, there are still 100 of these who have yet to come into contact with the modern world. Their continual fight for survival in the face of logging companies shows us how important it is that we all make efforts to reduce deforestation.

To mirror our topic, we have now begun to read ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell which promises to be a gripping tale of survival. Pupils have also crafted their own Rio Carnival masks in Art and continue to learn and refine their dancing skills ready to unleash a jaw-dropping performance in front of the whole school in a few weeks time!

Our week came to a close with a wonderfully delivered and informative visit from Father Jeremy, where he explained, using many though provoking stories, how the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are at work in the world and in us. This is a tricky concept for children to understand but Father Jeremy had the children hooked for the duration of his visit. Thank you Father Jeremy!

Have a wonderful weekend

The Year 6 Team

 

A great last week of term!

Despite it being the end of a busy half-term, the children have kept their motivation high to produce some excellent quality work across a range of subjects.

In English, the children have shown that they can really connect with the thoughts and feelings of Sir Ernest Shackleton during his failed expedition, communicating these in the form of a monologue. This is no easy task for children of their age and we are very proud of their end products.

Maths has centred on solving real life problems with unknown numbers, the children using bar models and other representations to make sense of the information. They may now be able to help you decide which are the best value products when you are out shopping!

On Thursday we were treated to surprise visit from Mr Lavery, who answered both classes’ follow-up questions regarding his volunteering in a village in Nepal. Many of these questions centred around our Romero Award values, with children wanting to know what impact his work has had, what the community was like and how the experience has affected him. Great work!

When the final term arrives (the final term of primary school for our pupils), we have great deal to look forward to.

Here are some dates for your diaries:

Friday 11th June – Euros football competition/Art day. (Children to wear PE kits)

Thursday 17th June – Oaklands Year 7 Teachers in to talk with pupils about transition.

Monday 21st June – Mr Land’s class at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.

Tuesday 22nd June – In-house KS2 sports day (apologies no spectators)

Friday 25th June – Carnival Day

Monday 5th July – Mr Pratley’s class at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.

 

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and half-term.

 

The Year 6 Team

 

New opportunities ahead…

We have had another busy week, getting to grips with fractions and empathising with Ernest Shackleton’s predicament whilst on board his ship, Endurance. We have also completed our Easter Unit in RE, which has enabled the children to answer in greater depth our big question – ‘Why is the Resurrection such an important event for Christians?’

There is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks either side of half-term – a Brazilian dance workshop next Friday awaits, led by a qualified expert (certainly not Mr P or Mr L!). Following this, after half-term, the children have a European Day on Friday 11th June, where a Euros football tournament will be hosted and a European country discovery day will take place in class.

It is great that we have been able to secure a day for each class at the Andrew Simpson Centre in June and early July. This is a venue that is in high demand at the moment from schools requesting day trips, so it is brilliant that we have this organised. A letter for this is being sent out in the next few days on parentmail. The price for the whole day with four activities is £37 – details of how to pay are enclosed in the parentmail.

Wishing you all a great weekend

 

The Year 6 Team

Co-ordinating our Diaries

Hi everyone!

We’ve had another fantastic week in Year 6, developing our skills with co-ordinates and showing off our writing talents using a form of our choosing, with the stimulus being our Peter Ashley day visit.

This afternoon, the teachers played a ‘fun prank’ on the children, where they had to debate whether school uniform at St Peter’s should be abolished! They didn’t realise that, after forming their ideas and opinions, they had to speak publically, presenting their point of view. AND, that the topic was a little untruthful! We could not maintain our poker face when we were further challenged about the origins of the statement and whether it was going to be a possibility.

Please remember to keep the homework trickling in by Tuesday each week and remember to talk with your child about the home-learning words and phrases they have been given.

Have an enjoyable weekend!

 

The Year 6 Team

 

PUSHING OUR BOUNDARIES AT THE FORT!

Year 6 had a great morning at the Peter Ashley Centre, taking part in Archery, Bouldering and Assault Course activities. The main aim of the visit was to push themselves outside of their current ‘zone of comfort’, building confidence in their ability and skill. As you can see below, the bouldering was a particularly challenging aspect of the visit.

 

Housekeeping Week!

With our first week of summer term behind us, it is time to remind everyone of a few fundamentals for year 6:

  • Homework is handed out on a Wednesday now and it has to be handed back in by the following Tuesday.
  • Spellings are also handed out on a Wednesday and children will be tested on the following Wednesday.
  • Home Learning words and phrases for discussion will also be handed out with the homework. Adults are reminded to really talk through the chosen words and phrases for the week as this aims to really cement new language and vocabulary into the minds of the children, so that it becomes ‘transferable language’ that they can then apply into their writing and discussion in class.

These days for handing out homework have had to change due to afternoon interventions that happen on a Monday and Tuesday, which means there is a lack of time to talk through and hand out the homework.

Children are reminded that they should be practising their home CGP SATs booklets that have been purchased by their parents. These continue to be an invaluable resource that will really help the child build confidence in their learning and in their independence.

On top of this, children have been asked which books out of their six ‘Must-Reads’ for the year they have read already, and these results have been recorded in the classroom! Parents, please keep encouraging your child to read and enjoy the books from the six ‘Must Reads!’

The children have also re-commenced the Reading Book Journal review (yellow book they bring home) where the children write a short review of the book they have read OR the pages/chapters they have read so far. They bring these yellow books in every other Wednesday, and the first Wednesday to bring in the book is Weds, 28th April.

Lastly, the children are going to enjoy a morning out at Peter Ashley Activity Centre on Tuesday 4th May (Penguins – Mr Land) OR Wednesday 5th May Seals – Mr Pratley), depending on your class. Please re-read the Parentmail to make yourselves well-acquainted with what you need to provide your child with on that day.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 6 Team

 

YEAR 6 HOME LEARNING w/b 25.1.21

Hello! If you are having difficulty accessing our learning on teams you will find all of our lessons, links and tasks for each day below. For any more help – remember you can email your teacher via the school office.

MONDAY

MATHS

Monday Lesson Link

Monday Arithmetic 25

Mon SUPPORT tasks

Mon MAIN and CHALLENGE tasks

 

ENGLISH

WRITING

writing lesson Mon 25 1 Tues 26 1 CT Trickling of thinking and writing

GR

GR Thurs 21 1 to Mon 25 1 21 Book Review Oranges In No Man’s Land

SPELLINGS FOR THE WEEK

Spellings and exploration tasks for week of 25 1 21

 

TOPIC

Topic lesson 3 and 4 for week of 18 1 21 Greek Gods note making

 

TUESDAY

MATHS

Tuesday Lesson Link

Tues arith revisiting

Main and challenge tasks Tues

Support task Reading scales

 

ENGLISH

WRITING

writing lesson Friday 22 1 21 Mon 25 1 21

GR

GR for Tues 26 1 21 to Thurs 28 1 21

SCIENCE

 

WEDNESDAY

MATHS

 

ENGLISH

WRITING

writing lesson Weds 27 1 Reflecting as writer

GR

GR for Tues 26 1 21 to Thurs 28 1 21

RE

 

THURSDAY

MATHS

 

ENGLISH

WRITING

 

GR

PE

 

FRIDAY

MATHS

 

ENGLISH

WRITING

 

GR

 

 

YEAR 6 HOME LEARNING w/b 18.1.21

Hello! You may be here if you are having difficulty logging into the MS Teams provision. Never fear – click on the links to find the work set for this week.

Monday

Maths

MONDAY MATHS LEARNING OVERVIEW

mon 18 SUPPORT TASKS – MISSING ANGLES ON A LINE

MON 18 ARITHMETIC AND ANSWERS

MON 18 MAIN TASKS – FIND THE VALUE OF MISSING ANGLES

 

ENGLISH

Dirt task for week of 18 1 21

writing lesson Mon 18 1 21

GR Mon 18 1 21 Spellings and exploration tasks for week of 18 1 21 home vocab words for week of 18 1 21

 

TOPIC

Topic week of 18 1 21 Powerful Athens

 

TUESDAY

MATHS

Tue MAIN AND CHALLENGE TASKS

Tues arithmetic and answers

TUESDAY MATHS LEARNING links

Tue 19 SUPPORT TASK – Identifying triangles

 

ENGLISH

writing lesson Tues 19 1 21

GR Tues 19 1 21 Self marking of Chap 18 Qs

RE

revelations 1 – The character of Saul

 

WEDNESDAY

MATHS

Support Tasks WEDS

Weds Main tasks and challenge

Weds Arithmetic and answers

Wednesday Maths Learning Links

 

ENGLISH

writing lesson Weds 20 1 21 ONE HOUR

GR Tues 19 1 21 and Weds 20 1 21 Chapter 18 and questions

 

SCIENCE

Science for week of 18 1 21 lesson 2 of Evolution unit

 

THURSDAY

MATHS

Thursday Missing Angles MAIN and CHALLENGE Tasks (with answers)

Thursday Missing Angles SUPPORT TASKS

Thursday Maths Learning Links

THURS ARITHMETIC 21.1

 

ENGLISH

writing lesson Thursday 21 1 21 Friday 22 1 21 Mon 25 1 21

GR Thurs 21 1 21 and Fri 22 1 21 Book Review Oranges In No Man’s Land

ART

MLK ART 21.1.21

 

FRIDAY

MATHS

Fri MAIN and CHALLENGE TASKS

fRIDAY Maths Learning Links

Fri SUPPORT TASK

HPT-Arithmetic-Paper-10b

 

ENGLISH

writing lesson Friday 22 1 21 Mon 25 1 21

GR Thurs 21 1 to Mon 25 1 21 Book Review Oranges In No Man’s Land

NO WIDER CURRICULUM LESSONS TODAY AS IT IS FRIDAY!