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May 2022: Important information for Year 6
Physical Education
PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, children will need to come in their PE kit on these days.
PE kit should consist of a navy or white t-shirt with navy/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Children will need pumps or trainers because we will be outside as much as possible.

Reading Books
Children can change their reading books on Tuesdays. If your child chooses a longer book, they may keep their reading book for two weeks, if needed. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 10 minutes each day.

Spellings
Spelling tests take place every Friday and new spellings will be given out on the same day. If your child loses their spellings over the weekend, make sure that they ask for a new copy on Monday to allow as much time as possible for them to learn them.

Homework
Each half-term, I send home a topic homework menu that children can complete tasks from. The best piece of work will make that person the homework champion.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Best wishes,
Miss Blackstone

Curriculum newsletter Summer 1
Practise the text map!
Use this link to practise our 'Stone Age' text map: https://vimeo.com/540568838/43e33c48ec
Year 6 Summer 1 text map
This half-term, our text map is a non-chronological report about the Stone Age. We will be writing our own non-chronological report about a different time period.


Creative collage

In Spring 2, we made collages inspired by William Morris. We used a mixture of our own digital photography and existing images of flowers to create our wonderful collages.

Writing hook

We came into our classroom one day to find we had been left a note and some mystery cans. It turned out to be from Stanley Yelnats... the main character in our class reader 'Holes'! He had left some "sploosh" for us to try and it was delicious!

Shadow... featuring Mario!

During Spring term, we were looking at 'light' in Science. We learned about how light travels in straight lines and used this to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them. One group explored this idea by making Mario change size when he ate a mushroom!

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World Book Day

We had a wonderful day for World Book Day dressing up as our favourite characters. We also designed a new book cover for our class reader 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. We are loving reading it so far!

March 2022: Important information for Year 6
Physical Education
PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays, children will need to come in their PE kit on these days.
PE kit should consist of a navy or white t-shirt with navy/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Children will need pumps or trainers because we will be outside as much as possible.

Reading Books
Children can change their reading books on a Tuesday. If your child chooses a longer book, they may keep their reading book for two weeks, if needed. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 10 minutes each day.

Spellings
Spelling tests take place every Friday and new spellings will be given out on the same day. If your child loses their spellings over the weekend, make sure that they ask for a new copy on Monday to allow as much time as possible for them to learn them.

Homework
Please practise times tables with your children so that know them by heart (that means they can answer the questions immediately without counting on their fingers!). Children should know all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4! Times tables are essential knowledge for the Year 6 SATs tests.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Best wishes,
Miss Blackstone

Curriculum newsletter Spring 2
Year 6 Spring 2: Practise the text map!
Use the video links below to practise the text map at home.
Video 1: https://vimeo.com/514315201/3cf2ac9feb
Video 2: https://vimeo.com/514323124/3bfe1c235e
Video 3: vimeo.com/516607301/dafa965f9c
 
Year 6 Spring 2 text map
This half-term, our text map is an explanation text that links to our class reader 'Holes'. The text is titled 'How to survive Camp Green Lake' as this is the arid wasteland where Stanley finds himself in the novel! We will be using the text map to write our own explanation text in the coming weeks.




Spring 2 Homework Topic Menu

Do you want to be our class homework champion? Choose some activities from this homework menu to be in with a chance of winning.

Stupendous seed cake!

Our design question for D.T was "What should Bilbo do if the dwarves call in for tea?". After discussing ideas, we decided to make seed cakes as this is what Bilbo serves his guests in the novel. We had a great time while baking and practising our measuring, mixing and spreading skills. We also experimented with different cake tin sizes and cooking times to see which yielded the best results. We found that the large cake tin and baking the cake for 45 minutes worked best. It was delicious!

Practise the text map!
Use the video links below to practise the text map at home.
Video 1:
https://vimeo.com/497926542/f07a5a0def
Video 2:
https://vimeo.com/499205352/4ea82bd281
Year 6 Spring 1 text map
This half-term, our text map is based on the novel 'The Hobbit' but has been rewritten to reflect the 'finding tale' structure. We will be using the text map to write our own finding tale in the coming weeks.
Amazing Art

We enjoyed making Ancient Greek vases during Autumn 2. We completed a cold task using play dough before making a vase from clay. We then painted them and glazed them. We think they look great!

Year 6 Autumn 2 text map page 3

Follow along with me as I read the final page of the text map.

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Year 6 Autumn 2 text map page 2

Follow along with me as I read the second page of the text map.

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Year 6 Autumn 2 text map page 1

Follow along with me as I read the first page of the text map.

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Year 6 Autumn 2 text map
This half-term, our text map is based on 'Percy Jackson'. It is a conquering tale. We will be using the text map to write our own conquering tale in the coming weeks.
Chris Ofili-inspired artwork!

Here are our self-portraits inspired by the Chris Ofili painting "No Woman, No Cry". He made this painting to represent Stephen Lawrence's mother's grief following his untimely death.

September 2021: Important information for Year 6
Physical Education
PE days are Mondays and Fridays, children will need to come in their PE kit on these days.
PE kit should consist of a navy or white t-shirt with navy/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Children will need pumps or trainers because we will be outside as much as possible.

Reading Books
Children can change their reading books on a Friday. If your child chooses a longer book, they may keep their reading book for two weeks, if needed. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 10 minutes each day.

Spellings
Spelling tests take place every Friday and new spellings will be given out on the same day. If your child loses their spellings over the weekend, make sure that they ask for a new copy on Monday to allow as much time as possible for them to learn them.

Homework
Please practise times tables with your children so that know them by heart (that means they can answer the questions immediately without counting on their fingers!). Children should know all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4! Times tables are essential knowledge for the Year 6 SATs tests.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Best wishes,
Miss Blackstone

Year 6 Autumn 1 text map

Follow along with me as I read the text map.

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Year 6 Autumn 1 text map
This half-term, our text map is the opening of a rags to riches tale, based on our class reader "Too Much Trouble".

Year 6 leaver's photo video!

We hope you enjoy our Year 6 leaver's photo video.

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Banana bread baking!

In our D.T lessons we learned how to make banana bread. It was delicious!

Airport hook!

As part of our whole school hook, Year 6 went on a "flight" to Jamaica! We took our passports and boarding cards through security, had our bodies scanned, put our suitcases through the bag scanner and enjoyed some in-flight refreshments. When we got back to our classroom, we made some tropical fruit juice by cutting up various exotic fruits.

Year 6 Summer 2 text map
This half-term, our text map is a non-chronological report about Jamaica! We will then go on to write our own report about a different Caribbean island.

History day!

In Year 6, our history day was all about the Stone Age. We did all sorts of fun activities, including: face-painting, making our own paintbrush, creating cave paintings, watching a theatrical production called ‘Prehistoric Park’ and completing linking quiz sheets, turning the playground into a Stone Age cave using chalks, creating a paper woolly mammoth and more!

Science catch-up day!

Year 6 spent the day covering objectives they missed in Year 5 due to lockdown. These included: demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes; explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials (i.e. ash); and describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Practise the text map!
Practise the text map at home by following this video link:

https://vimeo.com/540568838/43e33c48ec
 

Year 6 Summer 1 text map
This half-term, our text map is a non-chronological report about the Stone Age.


Stupendous Shelters!

We have been reading 'Holes' by Louis Sacher as our class reader this half-term. We have immensely enjoyed reading the book and meeting all of the characters, like Stanley and Zero. In the novel, the children live and work in a desert-like area called Camp Green Lake. For our DT learning, we had to design and make a shelter for this habitat, using materials from the scrap shed. We split in to two teams and had to select materials that were appropriate for the job, as well as figuring out how to join them together while working as a team. Who do you think built the most effective shelter?

Glockenspiel grime?

In our Music lessons, we learned how to play 'Blinded By Your Grace Part 2' by Stormzy on the glockenspiel and chime bars. Here is a short clip of us playing the song.

Blinded By Your Grace Part 2
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Maths is fun!

We've really been enjoying doing our Maths work this half-term, especially our work on volume. Here are some photos of us using linking cubes to create cubes and cuboids with particular volumes as part of our A task.

Creative collage!

In Spring 2, we made collages inspired by William Morris. We used digital photography to create our collages.

Practise the text map!
Practise the text map at home by following these video links
Text map section 1: https://vimeo.com/514315201/3cf2ac9feb
Text map section 2: https://vimeo.com/514323124/3bfe1c235e
Text map section 3: https://vimeo.com/516607301/dafa965f9c
 
Year 6 Spring 2 text map
This half-term, our text map is an explanation text based on Camp Green Lake from the novel 'Holes'. We will be using the text map to write our own explanation text about a different habitat.





December 2020 - Glockenspiel and Chime bars - Jingle Bells

In Year 6, we have been learning to play the Glockenspiel and Chime bars. Here is our lovely rendition of Jingle Bells. Enjoy!

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Christmas party!

On the last afternoon of half-term, we had a wonder Christmas party. We played classic party games such as: pass the parcel, musical chairs, musical bumps and sleeping lions. We had lots of fun!

Autumn 2 Science: Electricity

Year 6 planned an investigation to see if variations in circuit components can change the outcome of a circuit

Greek pots

In Autumn 2, Year 6 made Greek pots from clay. We designed, sculpted, painted and glazed our pots independently.

Year 6 Autumn 2 text map
This half-term, our text map is based on 'Percy Jackson'. It is a conquering tale. We will be using the text map to write our own conquering tale in the coming weeks.
Year 6 Autumn 1 text map

Follow along with me as I read the text map.

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Year 6 Autumn 1 Curricular letter
Year 6 Autumn 1 text map
This half-term, our text map is the opening of a rags to riches tale, based on our class reader "Too Much Trouble".