Term 4 - 31st March 2021
Year 6 have been working extremely hard this term. They completed their voyage and return stories in English which were very creative and showcased all their learning since January. In maths, we finished our statistics topic and have moved onto algebra. On a Wednesday, Year 6 have been taking part in maths investigations to consolidate their mathematical knowledge and investigation skills. We have looked at travel problems linking to timetables, shopping tasks linking to money and percentages and investigating whether our head circumference has a relationship with our height (linking to measure and mean average). The children have absolutely loved taking part in the ELAN online physical activity sessions with Mr Molland each week and have enjoyed getting a shout out or two! In PE, we have been busy creating our own haka routines after watching the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team for inspiration exploring dynamics, movement and formation. This topic ended last Friday with a haka 'dance off' with lots of cheers for the winning teams.
Term 4 - 18th March 2021
Welcome back to all our Year 6 families. All the adults in the Year 6 team have been so impressed by how the children have settled straight back into school life - it's hard to believe that some of them hadn't been in the building since before Christmas. We have continued with our geography learning about biomes which was started in lockdown. The children were able to reel off the facts they remembered from their remote learning research about the tundra so thank you to all the parents, carers and siblings who supported learning at home - you should feel proud of your proteges. In history, we have started to find out about the explorer and scientific writer, Mary Kingsley, and the children are demonstrating the independent learning skills we have been working hard on this year - curiosity, imagination, collaboration and organisation - as they prepare a presentation to give in their classes. We're looking forward to seeing the results! In English, the children have planned and started to write their own voyage and return stories after being inspired by Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica on the Endurance. Ask your child to tell you all about the creative ideas they've come up with for their story of rescue and survival.
A Message to Our Year 6 Children and Families - 3rd March 2021
We are so looking forward to welcoming all of the Year 6 children back to school on 8th March - we can't wait to see you.
Click the link below to see a video message from Mrs Duffy:
A Message From The Year 6 Team - 14th April 2020
Hello Y6 from all the Y6 team. We are missing you so much and wish we could be with you, but hope that you are staying safe and following the rules. Enjoy this time with your families - play board games, put on magic shows, sing songs and laugh. Be happy.
We are thinking of you and are looking forward to seeing you again.
Hello wonderful Class 19! I hope you're all well and looking after yourselves and your families. I would like to reassure you all that I am coping well without Costa coffee thanks to the machine that Mr Duffy bought me for my birthday. It's not exactly the same but if I close my eyes, I can pretend.
Here's a Taskmaster challenge for you: Create the best Where's Wally scene. Best Where's Wally scene wins - as judged by your Taskmaster, Me. Your time starts now and you have until you next see me to complete the task. I'll put all entries in a book for the class library. Good luck.
Lots of love,
Term 4 - 27th February 2020
Year 6 had an amazing time at the Create Centre last term. They engaged with all the activities with great enthusiasm and we were delighted by the positive feedback and praise for our children from the staff who work there. Our visit to Worle for netball was also a great success. The children played netball on their courts, enjoying working together in teams and playing competitive matches. It was a lovely afternoon.
ROLE MODELS: Aleisha, Freya, Lily H, Jacob Do, Amy, Isaac F, Leah
Term 3 - 16th January 2020
Happy New Year from the Y6 team! We've hit the ground running and are enjoying our new text, 'Shackleton's Journey'. This follows Ernest Shackleton's famous 'Endurance' expedition to Antarctica, linking with our Geography work on biomes. In computing, we are learning how to programme the Microbits. Homework will continue to be given on Monday and needs to be in the following Monday. Please keep signing the Reading Records each week. Thank you.
ROLE MODELS: Leah, Lavanna, Isaac L, Mason, Lucy, Harrison
Term 2 - 28th November 2019
Year 6 have been busy publishing poems that they have written based on our text, ‘Wolf Brother’ and painting pictures to go with these. There will be a display in Worle Library of some of our work very soon which we hope lots of parents and friends will go to see. Please note: our ‘Year 6 Big Night In’ has had to be rescheduled and will now take place on Tuesday 17th December. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
ROLE MODELS: James, Ethan R, Jacob D, Grace, Max H, Sophie, Tobie, George, Warren
Term 2 - 14th November 2019
Year 6 have been working as hard as ever! In music, we have been learning to play Christmas songs on the glockenspiels and, in German, we have been learning to sing 'Oh Tannenbaum' (‘Oh Christmas Tree’). We hope to share these with everyone in the near future. We are disappointed that our ‘Wolf Brother’ event has been rained off, but we will be holding it on the 28th November instead.
ROLE MODELS: All of class 19, Kaytie, Izzy, Lily M, Max R, Ryan, Cody, Diana, Jaime-Lee,
Term 1 - 22nd October 2019
Year 6 have been continuing to learn about the Maya, their society and the cities they lived in. They are really enjoying 'Wolf Brother', our class text, and are writing in role as characters from the story. Many of Year 6 are now reading daily and are really enjoying visiting the school library. Homework is still being set on a Monday and expected in on the following Monday.
ROLE MODELS: Jasmine, Max W, Finley, Ciara, Max M, Ramiele, Conor, Zak, Charlie, Josh H, Daisy, Jamie, Toby, Ben S
Term 1 - 10th October 2019
Life in Year 6 continues to be busy! We have been enjoying looking at artwork by Escher and creating our own tessellating pictures. In history, we have been learning about the Mayan society and we are improving our word processing skills in computing. Homework is being set on a Monday and this is recorded in the children's Reading Records so everyone can remember what they are supposed to do!
Term 1 - 26th September 2019
Year 6 have now settled back into school life and have just started our class text, Wolf Brother. On Wednesday, we had our first German session as part of our rotation afternoon when each class has a lesson with each Y6 teacher. Y6 are expected to read at least five times a week - thank you for your support in encouraging them to do this.
Term 1 - 12th September 2019
Year 6 have made a fantastic start to the year! We’ve been enjoying our Book Week books and getting back into the swing of school life. Lots of lovely art work has been completed, allowing the children to show their creative skills.