Welcome to year 6! I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer and are ready to make some great memories! This term our main topic is ‘Ancient Greeks’. We will be learning all about the Gods and Goddess, leisure time and the many excellent myths.
Week Commencing 4/6/2018
We have had an action packed week!! On Tuesday we enjoyed a fantastic day at the Harrogate Countryside Day. Please take a look at the pictures below.
Well done to the Tennis Team for winning the cluster tournament on Thursday!! Fantastic!
In literacy we have been using 'The Alchemist's Letter' to write a letter in character. This was a fabulous writing assessment and many targets have been ticked off.
Austria has talent!
Congratulations to all who joined in the first round of Hensall has Talent. Everyone did so well and I'm very proud of all the hard that has obviously been put in.
Week Commencing 21/5/2018
We have had a very busy week including using music as a stimulus to create some Kandinsky inspired paintings, rounders, lots of science, a cake sale and House Team Day!
I would like to say a massive thank you to all the parents, grand parents, friends etc for supporting our cake sale, which will go towards the year 6 end of school trip. It was a huge success and that would not have been possible without your help - it was very much appreciated!
We raised a brilliant £164!
Next week you will sit your SATs test for maths, reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling. I know how hard you have worked to prepare for these tests and I am really proud of all the progress you have made! It has been a pleasure to teach each and everyone one of you. So as discussed on Friday, your homework is to relax, do something you love, get some fresh air, eat and sleep well. I know some of you will want to do some revision but make sure it is not too much as you need to be fresh for next week. Come to school on Monday ready to do your best!
Good luck and best wishes,
Week Commencing 16/4/18
Welcome back!! I hope you have all had a fabulous week!
In literacy, we have written a descriptive recount about the effects of zero gravity on the Vomit Comet! We have enjoyed using drama to generate ideas about feelings and emotions. Lots of targets have been ticked off after this piece of work!! Well done everyone!
In maths, we have been revising lots of our arithmetic topics to make sure we feel really confident. We have also been calculating the area of triangles, applying this knowledge to reasoning problems and learning all about algebra. We have had a busy first week back!
Ask your child how to calculate the area of this triangle.
On Wednesday, we loved our first dance class of the new term. We are learning some impressive moves to a classic Michael Jackson hit, Smooth Criminal.
Week Commencing 26/4/18
What an eggcellent day!
Take a look at all our wonderful creations below.
And the winner is...
Well done – it looked eggceptional!!
What a fantastic term we have had! It has been filled with lots of new and interesting topics, hard work, progression, laughter and fun!!
Remember your packs are for you and are by no means compulsory but they are there if you wish to recap any topics or if you wish to practise certain things. Many of you asked for past papers etc as you felt you would be more confident if you could revise over the two weeks.
I hope you enjoy your little Easter treats they were very much deserved! Have an amazing Easter break with your family. Rest, have fun and of course as it is Easter a little chocolate is a must!
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Week Commencing 19/3/18
In literacy, we have been revising lots of our SPaG topics. Ask your children if they can explain and give an example of the following:
Different types of nouns
In maths, we have been identifying properties of circles and we carried out an interesting investigation.
We had a very exciting afternoon on Friday - Year 2 children came in to read their stories to us. The children have been working really hard on using exciting vocabulary and description – they were fabulous. We hope they come and share their work with us again soon.
Week Commencing 26/2/2018
Wow! Well done everyone for your fantastic efforts during our World Book Day celebrations! You looked fabulous!
On Tuesday, the girls enjoyed a great day at The Mount School in York designing, creating and then racing a hover craft. Take a look at the pictures below.
Week Commencing 19/2/2018
Welcome back - I hope you had a fantastic half term!
I would like to say a massive thank you for all your hard work, enthusiasm and fabulous effort during your half term Austria project. They were super and we all enjoyed hearing all about them. Take a look at the pictures below.
This week we have been busy exploring how we can make our writing more exciting by describing a character's feeling through their actions. For example, if they are scared, don't tell the audience that straight away. You could say their heart started beating faster, the hairs on the back of their neck stood on end, sweat starting dripping from their forehead etc. It builds up suspense much more effectively. We used drama to explore different emotions.
In maths, we have been calculating the area and perimeter of polygons and compound shapes and in science we have been understanding how periscopes work.
Week Commencing 5/2/18
Wow! We have had a fabulous last week of half term - we have been very busy!!
We had a fantastic day at the Bradford Science and Media museum! The children took part in an interactive workshop all about light and how we see things, before experiencing what life in space is really like during the iMax3D virtual tour. It was then on to the Wonderlab where we could try out lots of science experiments and listen to and take part some very interesting demonstrations.
Week Commencing 29/2/18
In literacy, we have been using our literal and inference skills to write character descriptions, particularly thinking about how bodies react when they are feeling a specific emotion. For example, if a person is nervous they may start to shake and their hands may begin to sweat. We have also been writing some exciting space stories to grab the readers' attention. Ask your children what they included in their stories to tick of their writing targets
We have used lots of practical methods to explore and investigate angles in maths! The children had to create their own success criteria and rules for angles. Ask your children what they found out.
In science, we have been identifying the different parts of the eye and how they work. Ask you children if they can tell you what the different parts of the eye are in the diagram below and explain how we see.
Week Commencing 22/1/18
We are really enjoying our class book 'Cosmic'!! In literacy, we have been using drama to generate ideas and express how different characters show emotions. We have used songs to help us answer the 3 point questions in the reading paper and consolidated our work on adverbs.
In Austria, we are having a real big push on using ambitious vocabulary. Have a look below of some of the super words used in our writing this week.
We have carried out lots of practical maths this week, particularly reading and interpreting timetables.
It has been a very sporty week in Austria this week. A massive well done to everyone involved in the athletics and swimming gala!
Week Commencing 15/1/18
Well done to everyone that attend the
Young Voices concert on Thursday - it was a fantastic experience for all the children involved!! Thank you for your enthusiasm, commitment and impeccable behaviour - it was a pleasure to take you!
Week Commencing 8/1/18
We are really enjoying our new book 'Cosmic', it is very funny and we are producing some great writing from it! Using the group ideas from Friday's lesson we have written some fantastic descriptions about what the stars might look like from space. Also, we have been concentrating on changing the tone of our writing depending on the purpose of the audience. Ask your children if they can tell you the features of writing a formal letter of complaint. In addition to this, we have been using the text to predict, question and summarise.
We have had a really big push this week on using ambitious vocabulary. Each week I will post some of the fabulous words we have used during our writing.
In maths, we have consolidated our work on percentages and been calculating the mean of a set of data. We made sure that we followed the steps to success and we showed detailed working out.
Week Commencing 18/12/17
What a busy yet wonderful week full of excitement, fun and laughter!
Mrs Hague and I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas - have a fantastic time!
Week Commencing 11/12/17
Wow! Well done to everybody for three spectacular Christmas Production Performances!
Week Commencing 4/12/17
Wow!! This term is flying by so quickly!!
It has been assessment week and it is fantastic to see how much progress the children are making - I am one very proud teacher!
Week Commencing 27/11/2017
Thank you for all you support with the Christmas Fayre - it was a great success!!
Week Commencing 20/11/17
We have had another enjoyable week! We are getting really excited about our Christmas play - all the songs and drama are coming together nicely. Thank you for all your support with learning the lines!
In literacy, we have been learning all about slavery during the Ancient Greek times. We were quite shocked about some of the things they would have been expected to. To get into character, we used drama to generate ideas and then wrote a letter back home to our loved ones as if we were a slave.
In maths, we have been applying all of fraction work over the past few weeks to reasoning questions. We are really working hard to explain why an answer is either right or wrong.
Week Commencing 13/11/17
Thank you to everyone for your Children in Need contributions!
We have worked extremely hard this week writing recipes for friendship and acrostic poems - they brought a tear to my eye!
In maths we have been multiplying and dividing fractions. Ask your child if they can remember the little rhyme to help with dividing!
We have also been learning all about Charles Darwin and all that he discovered.
Thank you to everyone for supporting with learning the lines for the production, we really do appreciate it!
Week Commencing 6/11/17
We have had a great week learning about the features of diary writing - using our empathy skills to write in character as King Midas.
In maths we have been adding fractions with the same and different denominators. We have also added mixed numbers and fractions. We must remember to put the answer in its simplest form.
Have a look at the pictures below - we really enjoyed baking pitta bread!
Week Commencing 30/10/2017
Welcome Back!! I hope you had a fabulous half term and are ready for all the exciting things we have to come in the weeks ahead! Christmas will be here before we know it.
In literacy, we have been writing the build up and battle scenes to our myths and working hard to use higher level vocabulary. We have also been working on exam technique when answering SPaG questions - highlighting the important word/words is VERY important.
We have been revising the different types of apostrophes. Ask your child what the two types are - can they explain the difference? Also, ask them why its/it's is a tricky one!
In maths, we have been multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000. What is the rule? Why do we not just add zeros? We have also been learning how to find fractions of amounts.
In PE, we have been concentrating on team work and including everyone within a game.
In science, we have been exploring how fossils were formed and how we can use them to find out about how animals and plants have adapted over time.
Week Commencing 16/10/2017
I cannot believe it is the end of the first half term already!
A massive well done to everyone for a super harvest assembly - all classes did extremely well and enjoyed the celebrations!!
The children delivered their Trireme PowerPoint presentations about the effectiveness of Ancient Greek Warcraft. They were absolutely fantastic!!
We enjoyed our Greek tasting morning. The olives were a little like marmite - the children either loved or hated them! On the other hand, pitta bread and tzatziki was a major hit! We will be making our own during the first week back.
We have consolidated our grammar knowledge of all the things we have covered this half term and the children wrote some brilliant story openers.
Week Commencing 9/10/17
We have had a really enjoyable week!
In literacy, we have been planning our very own Greek myths and incorporating our writing targets into our work to ensure we get lots ticked off before the half term! We have also been working hard to use the available resources to correct our spellings.
In SPaG, we have been using songs to help us remember some grammar facts. Ask your children which song helps us to remember what the subjunctive mood is.
In maths, we have been using the formal written method to multiply numbers and then applying this knowledge to solve worded problems.
In topic, we have loved researching information about Ancient Greek warfare and how the triremes were an effective resource for the Athenians. Ask you children to tell you some interesting facts about the trireme.
Week Commencing 2/10/17
We have had a great week exploring the Greek myth 'Theseus and the Minotaur'. We have been predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising to gain a greater understanding of the text. In addition to this, we have designed our our mythical creature and used figurative language to describe it in great detail.
In maths, we have been working hard on problem solving and answering reasoning questions to deepen our understanding.
In topic, we have been learning the differences between life in Athens and Sparta. Ask your child how life was in the different city-states and which one they would prefer to live in and why. We have been writing persuasive speeches and we also had a class debate!
In art, we have been decorating our Ancient Greek pottery - they look great!
We are working really hard in preparations for the harvest assembly!
Week Commencing 25/9/2017
We have had a very exciting and busy week! As well as all of the learning, we have had House Team Day, Macmillan Coffee morning, House Captain elections and much more.
In literacy, we have been writing an ending to a Greek myth call 'Pandora'. We have been trying to use exciting vocabulary to hook the reader in. We used drama to generate ideas to convey the character's feelings to the reader.
In maths, we have been using the formal written method to add numbers and then applying the knowledge to reasoning questions.
Week Commencing 18/9/2017
What a fantastic time we had at Kingswood for our residential! We had many, many laughs and enjoyed all the activities! All children joined in and thrived in the exciting environment! Please take a look below and see what we got up to.
Week Commencing 5/9/2017
I have been really impressed by the mature manner in which the children have started their year 6 journey! We have had a busy first week but it has been fantastic to get to know everyone and I know it is going to be a great year!
In literacy, we have been working on writing informal letters and using exciting synonyms and antonyms to engage the reader. In maths, we have been reading and writing numbers up to 10 million, determining the value of digits, ordering and comparing larger numbers.
We have welcomed the younger children to our school and have taken our buddy duties very seriously, ensuring all new starters were happy and settled during their first week at school!
In art, we have been creating some fantastic paintings in the style of Hundertwasser - watch out next week for some pictures of the finished products!