Term 1 - 30th September 2021
In Year 6, we have started 'Wolf Brother', our text for this term, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to listen to Michelle Paver (the author) talking about her writing by joining an on-line event for schools. We have also been enjoying some poems and are looking forward to performing poems for National Poetry Day on the 7th October. We are also looking forward to a visit from author J M Joseph.
In maths, we have been solving problems using our knowledge of addition and subtraction and continue to secure our understanding of place value. We are revising how to greet people in Spanish so 'Adios!' until next time!
Term 1 - 17th September 2021
Year 6 have made an excellent start to the year. Last week, they produced some lovely artwork based on their learning about traditional Russian tales. In maths, we have begun work on place value and we have started our music sessions based on the song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. It's hard not to feel 'happy' when working with such lovely children!
Evie, Rhylie, Harry, Jess H
Term 6 - 19th July 2021
All Year 6's hard work and enthusiasm paid off this week as they performed 'Pirates of The Curry Bean’. Full of wonderful singing and acting, the children really threw themselves into the performance and you can see some real stars of the future here! Many thanks to Josh who came to film for us, to all the staff who work with Year 6 and to adults at home for helping the children learn their lines. Now on to preparing for graduation...
Year 6 Camp - 5th-7th July
Year 6 had a wonderful few days at Camp. We spent time at Noah's Ark Zoo and really enjoyed looking at the animals. The highlight was definitely the many play areas and the maze. We enjoyed a feast of sausage and chips from the chip shop when we returned to school followed by playing on the field. We spent the evening singing songs around the camp fire, drinking hot chocolate and eating sweets. The following day, the children enjoyed orienteering, art, sports activities and films. We also spent a day learning about kites. The children made their own prototypes with different materials then we tested them to see which materials made the best one.
Term 6 - 6th July 2021
Year 6 have been having a wonderful time rehearsing our show and practising the songs. Everything is starting to come together really well and many of Year 6 are already word perfect. They certainly are a talented bunch! There is also great excitement about camp this week and all the planned activities. Year 6 have loved reading 'Wolf Brother', our class text, which has now been finished, and they are writing some amazing quest stories based on this wonderful book.
Year 6 Sports Day - 22nd June 2021
Our Year 6 children were full of energy and enthusiasm for their Sports Day yesterday afternoon! The children participated in a host of events, showing a fantastic attitude and demonstrating amazing teamwork throughout. It was a lovely afternoon and enjoyed by all.
The Red Team were announced as the overall winners at the end of the afternoon - great job Reds! As you would expect, the class relay was incredibly competitive and came down to a nail-biting finish. By a hair, the winners were Class 20!
Year 6 - you were fantastic! This was not quite the Sports Day that we had hoped for you in your final term at Mendip Green but you made the absolute most of every second. We are so proud of you!
Term 5 - 27th May 2021
Year 6 have really enjoyed reading books for the Children's Book Awards. We are very excited about our class book, 'Wolf Brother', and are using it to help us improve our own writing. At the moment, we are writing in role as members of Raven Camp and are striving to make this our best work. We are proud to say that we are growing in confidence with decimals, fractions and percentages. We are also enjoying PE. We are delighted to now be a Year 6 bubble and are really looking forward to the play.
Term 5 - 13th May 2021
This week, Year 6 have been finding out about wolves as part of their work on 'Wolf Brother' by Michelle Paver and will be using this to write a non-chronological report. In art, we have been experimenting with charcoal - messy work, but great fun! We have learning about the Maya, a fascinating
Term 5 - 29th April 2021
We have restarted our English learning about ‘Wolf Brother’ that we had to postpone while we focused on our skills of independence. The children (and adults) are excited to return to this stunning text. This week, we've been using it as a stimulus to showcase our writing which will be sent to the children's Year 7 teachers. In geography, we have had our first lesson in our sequence of learning about climate change which generated some super, mature discussions, demonstrating how much the pupils care about this important topic.
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.