Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to our Year 6 page. Here you will find important information about our class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Our Year 6 staff:
Miss Amy Whiffin – Teacher
Mrs Alison Davison – Teaching Assistant
Week beginning 11.11.19
In Maths this week, we have been learning how number sentences with more than one operation have to be followed in a certain order. We used the acronym BODMAS to help us with our learning.
In English this week, we have written a setting description which will begin our narrative, focusing on the events of the Christmas Truce.
In Topic this week, we have continued to learn about World War One. We placed events on a timeline and found out the countries that were involved in World War One.
We have had such a busy week this week, the children have led a Remembrance Day assembly, completed the Bikeability course, took part in Hoopstarz Day, celebrated Anti Bullying week and celebrated Children in Need day. Here are some photos and videos of what we have been up to:
Head Teacher’s award:
Golden Table awards:
Week beginning 4.11.19
In Maths this week, we have been identifying multiples, factors and prime numbers. The children have worked super hard and have done really well with some investigation work.
In English this week, we have started our new WW1 inspired topic, focusing on The Christmas Truce. The children have loved introducing the video of The Christmas Truce this week and doing some work based around it, as well as introducing their new novel ‘Private Peaceful’.
In Topic this week, we have begun learning about World War One. The children have asked questions about the topic, as well as took part in a super exciting lesson to figure out why World War One started.
Bikeability week starts next week, Monday 11th November. Please ensure all consent forms are brought into school if you wish for your child to take part as well as bikes, suitable clothing as well as helmets.
Head Teacher’s award: Morgan for a brilliant attitude towards learning
English award: Jayden for writing an amazing Remembrance Day poem
Maths award: Katie for super work on factors and multiples
Golden Table awards: Miley and Freya
There were two boys chosen for pen licences this week, what a special award. Well done to Mackenzie and Leon R.
Week beginning 21.10.19
In Maths this week, the children have worked hard on understanding the method of long division. We found it super tricky but we all got there in the end 🙂 well done everyone for your perseverance!
In English this week, we have been completed a blog entry as Macbeth recounting some events from the play we have been studying this half term. The children then typed up their blogs and have posted them onto this website! Feel free to click and enjoy their fantastic writing 🙂
In Topic this week, we have been writing tourist brochures on a chosen USA state. We put all of our learning this half term together to persuade our audience to come to the state, including talking about human and physical geography. They produced some fantastic work, well done everyone.
In Music, we have been working all half term on our drumming skills with Dr Renwick. The children were lucky enough to perform our learning in front of the whole school in a special assembly on Wednesday. Here are some pictures of our performance:
Week beginning 14.10.19
In Maths this week, the children have been developing their understanding of short division. We worked super hard on this method. We then looked at how we can use factor pairs to help us divide. We are looking forward to starting our new learning of long division next week!
After completing our Macbeth narratives last week, we have now moved onto our non-fiction unit: recount. We have been working all week on writing a blog as Macbeth during a scene from the play that we have been studying this half term. We wrote a diary entry this week in the character of Macbeth – they were fab!
In our topic learning this week, we have been comparing USA states based on their physical and human similarities and differences. The children chose two states to compare.
We have continued to work with Dr Renwick this week on our drumming skills and are looking forward to showing what we have learnt this half term in a special assembly next Wednesday.
Head Teacher’s award: Leo for trying hard with presentation all week
English award: Leon R for a brilliant transformed narrative with characterisation
Maths award: Katie for super work on short division
Golden Table awards: Jack and Jordan
Our homework project for this half term is due in next Friday. I look forward to seeing what the children produce 🙂
Week beginning 7.10.19
In maths this week, the children have been practising the method of long multiplication. We have all worked so hard on this tricky method this week and have finally cracked it! Well done 🙂
Wow! I was so impressed with the children’s Macbeth narratives last week. This week, we worked on developing and improving characterisation in our stories to rewrite them with a focus on characterisation. The children did really well.
Dr Renwick has continued to visit us to develop our music skills this week and we have been lucky enough to have Craig come into school to help us with our digital media skills in computing too. Craig will be coming in to work with the children every Tuesday afternoon until Christmas.
The children have continued our Geography block linking to our USA topic, and we have focused on the importance of tourism this week. We have looked at different types of tourism and the advantages and disadvantages of it.
Head Teachers award: Leon R for always having an amazing attitude to learning
Maths award: Charlie M for fantastic work on short multiplication
English award: Aaliyah for a brilliant transformed narrative
Golden Table awards: Freya and Rhianna
Bikeability letters have been sent out this week. The course will begin on Monday 11th November. Please ensure your child brings in a road-worthy bike AND helmet if you wish for them to take part.
Week beginning 30.9.19
In maths this week, the children have been working hard on developing their skills in addition and subtraction. We also completed some reasoning and problem solving style questions based on our work.
Wow! The children have astounded me this week with their amazing writing skills, where we changed our Macbeth play we have been learning into a narrative. Everyone included amazing descriptions. Well done!
In Art this week, we have used our sketching and shading skills to develop our Statue of Liberty drawings from last week. The children tried really hard to show shading and shadow in their realistic drawings.
Year 6 ran a ‘Houghton Feast flag workshop’ on Friday morning with children who are taking part in the Houghton Feast parade on Saturday. They showed brilliant maturity and organisational skills to help the little ones out with their flags. Well done Year 6.
Week beginning 23.9.19
The children have worked super hard this week. We have developed our rounding skills from Year 5 and have learnt to round all the way up to 10 million! We have also worked very hard on negative numbers this week.
We have continued to focus on our Macbeth narrative and our focus this week has been on dialogue. The children wrote some brilliant pieces of accurately punctuated dialogue between the witches, Macbeth and Banquo. They will be included in our narrative at the end of the unit.
In Art this week, the children have created observational drawings of USA landmarks.
The children have used their research from last week and their art skills to create an information poster on their chosen USA landmark. They look brilliant! Well done everyone
English award: Tilly for good work on dialogue
Maths award: Leo for great work on rounding
Golden Table awards: Leo and Leon
Week beginning 16.9.19
This week in Maths we have continued to develop our knowledge of place value by ordering and comparing numbers all the way up to 10 million!
We have continued with our work on Macbeth this week and the children wrote a fantastic setting description to begin our Macbeth narrative.
We have focused on Geography this week and our new USA topic. The children have researched information on a USA landmark.
Dr Renwick has continued our drumming music sessions this week and the children are really enjoying it!
English award: Miley for a brilliant setting description
Maths award: Jack for brilliant place value work
Golden Table awards: Chloe and Casie
Week beginning 9.9.19
Wow! What a super busy week Year 6 have had, our first full week in our new year groups. The children have settled in really well to Year 6 and have worked really hard.
In Maths this week, the children have been working super hard on assessment tests. We are looking forward to making a start on our Year 6 maths work next week!
In English, we have begun work on our ‘MacBeth’ topic. The children have enjoyed learning about the story of the Shakespeare classic and have begun work on our focus of the witches. We wrote some super descriptions!
The children have enjoyed beginning their topic of ‘It’s a party in the USA!’ this week. We have identified countries in North and South America and identified the 50 states in the USA.
We are lucky enough to have Dr Renwick work with us this half term, where he will be in school every Wednesday afternoon to do African drumming with the class!
English award: Rhianna for super descriptions of the witches
Maths award: Jayden for great work in his maths assessments
Golden Table awards: Morgan and Aaliyah
P.E will be on a Wednesday. Please ensure all children have their PE kit in school for this day.