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Autumn Term 1

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 21/10/2019

 

This week we have been finding out about the similarities and differences between daily life in Athens and Sparta.

Athens and Sparta were probably the two most famous and powerful city states in Ancient Greece. However, they were very different.  Ask your children if they can give you as many facts about the two as they can. 

                                                                              

 

In maths, we have been using the formal written method to multiply using both short and long multiplication.  Please help your child over the half term to practise their times tables – increasing their speed of recall will help immensely with this operation. 

Year 6 Bun and Cake Sale in Aid of

On Friday 25th October, the year 6 children hosted a bun and cake sale to commence our fundraising for this fantastic charity.  Thank you so much for your support -  we raised a whopping

£237!!

 

Week Commencing 14/10/2019

In maths, we have been solving multi-step problems and using the inverse operation to check. 

 

We have been exploring the Ancient Greek government types.  Each city-state ruled itself. They had their own governments, laws and army. Therefore, Ancient Greeks living in Sparta considered themselves Spartan first, and Greek second.

Famously, the city-states didn’t get on very well and often fought each another (usually over land and power). However, sometimes they joined together to fight against a bigger enemy, like the Persian Empire.

We have worked in groups to present the positive and negative features of each type of government.  We then voted on which we felt was the fairest.  Have a look below and see which you think was the fairest type of government.

 

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Week Commencing 7/10/2019

 

In literacy, we have been writing an ending to the Greek Myth ‘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 and subtract and then applying our knowledge to reasoning and problem solving questions. 

 

Take a look at our Ancient Greek pots below.

 

 

Week Commencing 30/9/2019

 

Key Vocabulary: despondent and jubilant

 

It has been a very busy but enjoyable week.

 

House Captain Elections

I am very proud of everyone who delivered a speech, they were brilliant!  It was evident that people had put in a huge amount of effort and it was fantastic to hear how each of you would support the younger children of school and how you would ensure the school's vision and values were executed. It was a very difficult decision but drum roll please...

The votes are in and counted.  The House Captains for 2019-2020 are:

 

Eloisa Cannon

Juliette Howarth

Ann-Marie Webster

Raia Dunnill

Week Commencing 23/9/2019

 

Key Vocabulary: contemplate, scrutinise and euphoric

 

Hensall Macmillan Coffee Morning

 

It was a privilege to be invited by the local community to attend the Hensall Village Macmillan Coffee Morning - it was a pleasure to support this fantastic charity!

Week Commencing 16/9/2019

 

Kingswood residential

 

Wow!! What a fantastic time we all had on residential!! All the children really thrived in this exciting environment.  It was a jam packed few days with all children challenging themselves in a range of activities:  high ropes, low ropes, abseiling, fencing, problem solving, campfire, nightline and mini Olympics.  The children worked on their determination to succeed, resilience and perseverance!  It was fantastic to see the smiles on the children's faces, everyone supporting each other and ultimately having a fabulous time!!  Also, a huge well done as the staff at Kingswood commented on the great behaviour and manners of all children! 

Week Commencing 9/9/2019

 

Our first Feel Good Friday activity was a Bring, Buy and Cake Sale.  We have been learning about a global charity -  Christian Aid - and as a school we baked and decorated some buns and biscuits to sell, as well as holding our bring and buy sale to raise money for this fantastic charity. 

We raised £418.08! 

Thank you for your continued support!

Week Commencing 2/9/2019

 

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!

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