Welcome to our exciting class page! Here you'll be able to find out about all the work that we do in school and photographs of all the fun we've been having!
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, the Olympics, leisure time and the many excellent myths. We will also be reading the fantastic book by Rick Riordan, ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’.
Week Commencing 7/1/19
Happy New Year and Welcome back!
It was only a short week but it has been a great one! It was lovely to see everyone after the Christmas break and hear about all the exciting things you have all been up to! It was also fantastic to be greeted with so many smiling faces ready and raring to start the new term! Our literacy work this term is based around ‘Cosmic’ which is a great book written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will also be exploring all about light and how we see things and carrying out some really fun experiments.
We started exploring our new book 'Cosmic'. It seemed to be a hit with the class!! We worked in groups to share ideas about what we thought stars might look like if we were actually in space. In particular, we were thinking about using ambitious vocabulary and descriptive techniques. Ask your children if they can remember any of the language features we used. During our reading lessons this week we have been focusing on predicting, questioning and summarising. Ask you child if they can summarise what has happened in the story so far.
In maths we have been multiplying fractions - it has been a huge success with all children making lots of progress. Ask you child to explain (using mathematical language) how to answer the calculations below.
In topic we have been exploring the structure of the earth - we found the information very interesting. Question your child about the different layers - they will have lots of things to tell you!
In PE we have been focussing on ball skills and defensive tactics during handball.
Week Commencing 17/12/18
Wow! It has been a hectic but fantastic week in Olympia!! We have enjoyed many super activities: buddy party, Christmas crafts, class party, meeting Santa and most importantly Mrs Conroy's celebratory assembly. It has been a pleasure to spend part of the week with House of Tudor class whilst Mr Spetch is recovering from his operation - we all hope he gets well soon!!
We all want to thank Mrs Conroy for her dedication, care, encouragement and inspiration!!
It has been a fabulous term and I am looking forward to welcoming you all back in January. However, for now, I hope you have a great Christmas!! Make sure you have fun, enjoy spending time with family and friends, relax and stay safe.
Miss Stones xx
Week Commencing 3/12/2018
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!
Thank you so much for your support with the production costumes - everyone looks fantastic!!
Thank you so much for your support with the Christmas Fayre - it was a brilliant afternoon!! I am definitely feeling Christmassy now!!
Week Commencing 26/11/2018
We have had another enjoyable week! We are getting really excited about our Christmas play - all the songs, drama and dances are coming together nicely. Thank you for all your support with learning the lines!
I loved listening to the children's Trireme PowerPoints this week, they were informative, creative and presented with enthusiasm and confidence.
In maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different denominators (multiples of). The children have worked extremely hard with this. Remember to write your answer in its simplest form. Ask your children to explain how to answer the questions below.
2/3 + 1/6 =
5/6 + 2/18 =
We have used our reciprocal reading skills to understand and comprehend the myth 'King Midas and the Golden Touch'. We also used our inference skills to comprehend the below picture. Ask your children to explain how we used the picture to generate questions, predictions and thoughts.
Week Commencing 19/11/2018
We have worked extremely hard this week writing monologues in character as a Lighthouse keeper. We used a film clip as a stimulus to generate ideas, provoke emotions and get into the mind of each of the characters. They brought a tear to my eye!!
Word of the Week
In maths we have been using practical and pictoral approaches to aid our reasoning development and have been working really hard to explain our answers in much more detail.
Thank you to everyone for supporting with learning the lines for the production, we really do appreciate it!
Week Commencing 12/11/2018
It has been another busy week in Olympia! We have been learning about the effective use of Warcraft in Ancient Greece by researching and creating PowerPoints, baking pitta bread, writing our own friendship recipes, consolidating multiplication skills in maths and we began our PE topic for this half term - cross country!
Our Word of The Week
Week Commencing 5/11/18
Welcome back everyone - I hope you have all had a fabulous break!
In literacy we have been writing friendship recipes including many writing targets: relative clauses, rhetorical questions, apostrophes for contraction, colons to introduce a list, subordinate conjunctions and varied openers.
Word of the week
The antonym of jubilant is despondent.
Please ask your child if they can explain the meaning and write a sentence in context.
In maths we have been using the written method to solve long and short multiplication questions and then applying our skills to reasoning problems.
Key maths vocabulary this week: inverse, systematic and multiplication.
Please ask your child if they can give you some synonyms for the word multiplication.
Week Commencing 22/10/18
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!!
Word of the Week
Ask your children if they can use devour in context and also give some synonyms of the word.
In maths we have been using the inverse operation to solve problems and have been working in pairs to explain our answers. We have been using our knowledge of adaptive traits in science, coupled with creativity to design our own animals and habitats in order to then explain how over time they have adapted in order to survive.
Week Commencing 7/10/2018
We have made some fantastic progress in our writing this week and ticked off some of our targets. We have been adding extra detail into our sentences to make them more exciting. In maths we have been using the formal written method to add and subtract large numbers and then using our resilience to challenge ourselves with reasoning questions.
Word of the week...
Please question your child about the meaning of this word and how they could use it in context.
In topic we have been writing persuasive speeches in character as either an Athenian or a Spartan. Ask you child if they can explain the different ways these people had to live in the two opposing city-states.
We have been learning about animal adaptions in science - we have found out some really interesting facts about the following animals and plants:
- polar bear
Well done to the Year 5/6 football team for great effort during the cluster football tournament on Tuesday. You showed fantastic sportsmanship and resilience.
Week Commencing 1/10/18
It has been another busy week in Olympia class!
In literacy, we have been reading some exciting Greek myths and researching the key characteristics of them. We have been using drama to generate ideas and have started writing the ending to the myth Pandora.
Our word of the week is...
Please question your child about the word and how they have used it in their writing.
In maths we have been using negative numbers in a variety of contexts and then applying our knowledge to reasoning problems. We have been working hard to prove our answers.
On Friday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Year 2 children into class to share their stories with us. They were absolutely fantastic!!
Week Commencing 23/9/2018
Well what an action packed week it has been! We have enjoyed House Team Day, NSPCC assembly, individual photographs, House Captain Elections and much much more.
In literacy, we have been working on adding extra information to sentences to make them much more exciting and engaging to the reader. Ask your child if they can name some figurative language features.
Our word of the week...
Please ask your children to define the word and give examples of synonyms.
In maths, we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10 million and then explaining our reasoning.
On Tuesday, we had a fabulous House Team Day. There were various activities taking place in each class room: pebble painting for Hensall Rocks Heck, Christmas cards, collage making and the sponsored assault court. I would like to say well done to everyone who took part in the House and Vice Captain elections - everyone did exceptionally well!! A huge congratulations to the newly appointed captains!
Week Commencing 17/9/2018
What a fantastic week we have had on residential at Boggle Hole. It has been a great way to get to know the children, learn all about them and their interests. It has been an action packed 4 days…I imagine they will sleep well this weekend!! The children showed their maturity and participated in all the activities with great enthusiasm. During our time away we have taken part in many activities and excursions: rock pooling, fossil hunting, building lighthouses, costal walks (in challenging conditions), sketching, phonetic alphabet, beach sculptures and a spot of shopping in Whitby. During the evening, we also enjoyed a bin bag fashion show, bingo and a pirate party! Well done to all the winners!
Please ask your children about all the facts they have learnt about Robin Hood’s Bay, the smugglers, different fossils and the variety of creatures we found during our many rock pooling sessions.
Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.
Please remember it is House Team Day on Tuesday. If you would like to be selected for House Captain, you must prepare a speech explaining what qualities you would bring to this very important role and why you would make a fabulous role model to others. I look forward to hearing them and I wish each and every one of you the best of luck!
Wow! I cannot believe we are at the end of the second week of a new school year! Olympia class have made a fantastic start to year 6 and I am very much looking forward teaching and getting to know them better!
In literacy, we have been working on writing informal persuasive letters and using exciting synonyms and antonyms to engage the reader.
Ask your children to give you a definition of a synonym and then give you some examples for different colours.
We are working extremely hard to increase our vocabulary to help up-level our sentences. Each week we have a word of the week that the children are encouraged to use in context.
So, our word of the week this week was...
Talk to your child about this word and how they have managed to place it into their writing.
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 been working on our reasoning skills in order to explain and prove our answers. This then shows a thorough understanding of the method we are working on.
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!
On Friday we enjoyed completing a Joe Wicks The Body Coach Primary School Workout. This term we are working on improving our fitness levels so this is going to gradually build up our stamina, overall performance and skill set.
We enjoyed tasting and trying out some Greek foods. Take a look at the photos below - I think you will easily tell who didn't like the olives!!