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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 Lesley Pattison – Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Newsletter Year 6 Summer 2

Topic homework Y6 Summer 2

Week beginning 3.6.19

What a busy week Year 6 have had – our first week of their last half term at Burnside! The children have had a super exciting week and have worked incredibly hard.

English

In English this week, we have been watching the video ‘Francis’. The children have loved watching the video so far and have produced some beautifully descriptive writing. We can’t wait to see what happens at the end of the video!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been practising our percentage and fraction skills in order to play reasoning and problem solving games. Would you rather have 30% of £60 or 1/4 of £40?

Topic

Our topic this half term is ‘Identity’ which is all about the human circulatory system. The children have loved beginning to look at what the human circulatory system is and how important it is in our body. We had a super exciting lesson on Thursday where we dissected REAL animal hearts in order to find the different features of the heart. We could identify the main arteries, the atriums and the ventricles.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Year 6 for making me so proud and being incredible role models for Burnside

Maths award: Savannah for super fraction and percentage work

English award: Josh for amazing description in his writing

Golden Table awards:

Week beginning 13.5.19

Wow – I am SO proud of the children this week. They worked so super hard on their tests and were rewarded with a pyjama/pizza day on Friday; a well deserved treat! The children enjoyed working in the sunshine this week while we prepared for our tests. Well done everyone – you have made Burnside very proud.

Week beginning 6.5.19

We have made it to the last week before our SAT tests. The children have worked so hard this week in preparing for next week and I am super proud of the resilience and determination they have shown.

In Topic this week the children have been looking further into their Mayan topic. They have looked at Mayan beliefs and gods they believed in and compared them to beliefs we have today. We have also looked at food the Mayans ate and looked at how this has influenced some food we eat today.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Savannah for being an excellent friend

English award: Rihanna for good work on Mayan beliefs

Maths award: Jack L for brilliant persistence in Maths

Golden Table awards: Alisha C and Marshall

Week beginning 29.4.19

Wow! I am so proud of how hard Year 6 have worked this week on their mock SAT tests.

In topic, we have been looking at Mayan frescoes where we have analysed, planned and made our own Mayan frescoe. Here are some pictures of our finished products:

The children enjoyed taking part in a pyjama day this Friday in order to raise money for the CHUF foundation.

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award: Hayden for working super hard all week

English award: Alex for scoring 118 on his English test.

Maths award: Ella for working super hard on her maths this week

Golden Table awards: Rihanna and Lexie

Week beginning 22.4.19

Year 6 have had a settled start to the first week of Summer Term – their last term at Burnside! We have continued to work super hard on preparing for our upcoming tests.

We have started looking at our new topic ‘Mayan Mexico’. The children have asked questions about what they’d like to find out about their new topic and we look forward to finding out the answers as we learn more about the Mayans.

Certificates:

Head Teacher’s award: Ellie C for excellent persistence

Maths award: Connor for working super hard on his maths tests

English award: Jessica for improved grammar knowledge

Golden Table awards: David and Jack L

Week beginning 1.4.19

We made it to the last week of Spring Term! The children have worked so hard this week preparing for their upcoming tests after the Easter holidays, and I am proud of the commitment and resilience they have shown! Over the holidays, each child has a ‘Ten for Ten’ booklet to complete and a reading paper. Please ensure these are brought into school on Tuesday 23rd April.

In Topic work this week the children have continued to work on their digital media projects with Craig in the ICT suite, where the children are making their own World War Two related game – I can’t wait to see the finished products.

The children have also enjoyed taking part in Easter activities this week including making Easter cards, attending our Easter assembly and decorating Eggs.

Have a lovely Easter break everyone!

Week beginning 25.3.19

This week we had our trip to Eden Camp which was a fantastic day. I am proud to say that members of the public approached our staff to commend the children’s fantastic behaviour and manners. Please see the home page of the website for all the photographs of our day.

English

In English this week we have been focusing on our grammar knowledge to help us with our SAT test preparations. The children are working super hard!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been looking at answering two and three step problems across a range of operations. We have worked together to understand what the question is asking us to do, and discussed how we could accurately explain our answers.

Topic

In Art this week, the children have been making their final collages. They worked hard over Monday and Tuesday afternoon, taking their time to complete a collage which includes a range of materials for different textures, and different colours to show a mood/atmosphere, linked to our WW1/2 topic. Here are some pictures of our final products:

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Lexie for excellent progress in her SAT scores!

English award: Alex for brilliant SPAG knowledge

Maths award: Alisha C for brilliant maths work

Golden Table awards: Rose and Jessica

Well done everyone! 🙂

Week beginning 18.3.19

What an exciting week! We had a World War One day in school on Tuesday where we had special visitors who consolidated our learning about World War One – the children had a fantastic day! Here are some photos of our day:

English

In English this week we have been focusing on adding a variety of openers to our writing to make it more descriptive. The children worked super hard to create some detailed descriptive sentences using different types of openers.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been continuing our recapping of fractions. We are now fraction superstars!!

Topic

In Art this week, we have been planning our own collage to create next week. The children have planned to create a collage based around World War One/Two, using a variety of colours and materials. I can’t wait to see their creations!

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award: Alisha C for an excellent attitude towards learning this week

Maths award: Ellie for excellent fraction work

English award: Ryan for great use of varied openers in sentences

Golden Table awards: Savannah and Alisha T

Week beginning 11.4.19

English

In English this week, the children have wrote their narratives based on the clip ‘The Piano’. Their writing was fantastic and included lots of detailed descriptions and emotions! Well done everyone!

Maths 

In Maths this week, we have been recapping on our knowledge of fractions. The children have worked really hard on comparing and ordering fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions.

Topic 

In Art this week, the children have been experimenting with different collage techniques to find out which they like the best. The children are going to plan and create their own collage next week choosing their favourite technique.

In History this week, the children have been using a variety of sources to find out information about World War Two. They used iPads, books, photographs and artefacts to find out their information and evaluated the effectiveness of the sources.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Rihanna for an amazing homework project

English award: Rebecca for a good improvement in her writing

Maths award: Jack M for amazing work on fractions

Golden Table awards: Alisha C and David

Week beginning 4.3.19

The children have had a fantastic week this week celebrating ‘We love books’ week. Here are some pictures of Year 6’s fantastic costumes! Well done to Layla who won best costume. We loved Bedtime Stories Day where we got to come to school in our pyjamas and read to the Reception children.

English

In English this week, the children have continued to work on the video clip ‘The Piano’. They wrote some fantastic description based on the clip as well as thought about how tenses can be controlled when signalling flashbacks. We are going to put all of our hard work together next week to write our own narrative based on the clip!

Maths

Maths this week has been based around statistics. We have interpreted bar charts, line graphs, pie charts and timetables in a variety of ways. The children’s scored in their weekly arithmetic papers have increased this week and I am super proud! Well done everyone!

Topic

In Art this week, the children have been looking at the artist Gaudi. We looked at his work and discussed our opinions on his work.

In History this week, the children have created a timeline to discuss the events from the end of WW1 leading up to WW2.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Marshall for improved reading this week.

English award: Josh for writing fantastic descriptive paragraphs

Maths award: Alisha T for excellent improvement on her arithmetic scores

Golden Table awards: Rose and Layla

Week beginning 25.2.19 

A busy week back after our half term holiday! Thank you to all parents who attended our SAT information meeting. If you couldn’t make the meeting, the Powerpoint is attached here: Year 6 SAT information meeting 

English

In English this week, we have been looking at the video clip ‘The Piano’. The children have predicted what they think the video is about, and we have began thinking about the changes in emotion during the video. Here is the video! https://www.literacyshed.com/piano.html

The children will be working hard over the next few weeks to write their own narrative based around this video clip.

Maths

In Maths this week, the children have been learning about radius, diameter and circumference in circles. We used the correct language to describe and label parts of the circle, as well as use formula to work out lengths of radius and diameter.

Topic

In Topic this week, the children have started to look at their Art focus this half term which is collage. The children were presented with a range of collages and they put them into headings and gave reasons for their choices. We will be producing our own collage at the end of the half term! We were lucky to have a session delivered by the RNLI this week where the children found out about how to be safe around water. It was very fun but also very informative!

Certificates

Head Teacher’s Award: Adam F for always having impeccable manners

English Award:

Maths Award: Ellie Coulson for being a radius and diameter superstar!

Golden Table awards: Ellie & Ella

Week beginning 15.2.19

English

In English this week, we have been completing our final narratives from an animal’s perspective during the war. The final outcomes have been amazing – well done!

Maths

In Maths this week the children have been learning how to find percentages of amounts and learning about the enlargement of shapes using the scale factor.

Topic

In Topic this week, the children have been discussing changes to our bodies through puberty. We made posters highlighting changes to our bodies during this time as well as discussing emotional changes to expect. The children discussed and suggested ways to be able to deal with these emotions.

Certificates

Head Teacher’s Award: Brogan W for always being a fantastic role model at Burnside.

Maths Award: Ella E for great work on bar charts.

English Award: Jack L for writing a fantastic narrative with flashbacks.

Golden Table Awards: Adam F and Ryan R.

Week beginning 4.2.19

English

In English this week, we have been looking at writing a narrative as an animal during the war. The children began thinking about the scene where the story will be set, and have written some fantastic setting descriptions which include expanded noun phrases.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning all about ratio and proportion. The children have worked super hard to use their multiplication facts to help them with ratio questions.

Topic

In Science this week, the children have been learning about refraction. We completed two experiments using water and glasses to see how light can be refracted through dense materials, such as water.

Certificates 

Head teachers award: Ella for being an excellent role model to the younger children in school

English award: Josh Tansey for writing an amazing setting description

Maths award: Alisha Taylor for a great understanding of ratio

Golden table awards: Rose & Jessica

Week beginning 28.1.19

English

In English this week, Year 6 have been writing a newspaper column discussing the use of animals in the war. We used the content from our persuasive letters to transform to a newspaper article. We thought about the multiple audiences of a newspaper and how we could use informal and formal language to cater to multiple audiences. The children produced some lovely final drafts.

Maths

In Maths this week the children have been working on algebra and have completely blown my socks off with how amazing they were! All children worked so hard on this really tricky concept. Number Day was on Friday this week and the children really enjoyed taking part in a murder investigation where they had to find out the culprit using their reasoning and problem solving skills.

  

Topic

In Topic this week the children have continued to look at their Science topic which is light. The children created annotated scientific diagrams about how we see as well as looked at reflective surfaces.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Chloe B for a fantastic attitude at the hockey tournament at Kepier.

Maths award: Alisha C for being an algebra genius!

English award: Jack L for writing an incredible newspaper column.

Golden Table awards:

Week beginning 21.1.19

English

In English this week, Year 6 have been continuing their work on persuasive texts. They have written fantastic formal, persuasive letters to the War Defence Secretary to try and persuade them to stop using animals in the war. The children used lots of features of persuasion in their writing as well as emotive language to evoke empathy.

Maths 

In Maths this week, the children have been calculating the volume of 3D shapes. Some children used multilinks to build 3D shapes to calculate the volume, and some children used the formula L x W x H to calculate. We then used our skills to answer some problem solving type questions on volume.

Topic

In Topic this week, the children have been using their painting skills to paint the front cover of War Horse. We used different brush strokes and techniques to create realistic features of a horse’s perspective of the war. We then compared our painting work with our drawing work from last week. We have also been looking at Light in Science this week. We learnt about how light travels and created a real life working model to show how light travels in straight lines.

 

Certificates

Head Teachers award: Alex for always trying his best in everything that he does!

Maths award: Hayden for a fantastic understanding of volume.

English award: Alisha T for writing an excellent persuasive letter.

Golden Table awards: Rose and Faith.

Well done everyone!

Week beginning 14.1.19

English

In English this week, Year 6 have been looking at persuasive texts. We thought about what makes a text persuasive and wrote a whole class persuasive text based around the use of animals in the war. We are going to write our own persuasive text next week – I can’t wait to read them! 🙂

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been working super hard on long division. The children have tried really hard with this tricky concept and we have finally cracked it! Well done everyone 🙂

Topic

In topic this week, we have been focusing on Art. The children have used various sketching skills including smudging and shading to create a realistic drawing which imitates the ‘War Horse’ front cover – which links to our English topic. Take a look at our fantastic drawings:

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Jessica for always making the right choices.

Maths award: Jack M for excellent work on long division.

English award: Adam for excellent use of vocabulary in his diary.

Golden table awards: Jessica and Katie.

Well done everyone!

Week beginning 7.1.19

What a busy week in Year 6. The children have settled into the new term very well and have been working super hard.

English

In English this week, we have begun reading our new novel War Horse that links with our Fallen Fields topic. We have predicted what we think might happen in the story, and started to discuss why animals were used in the war.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been working hard on converting between standard units of measure. We have also been converting between miles and km. The children have been building on their knowledge of SAT style questions in this topic to help them build their understanding of expectations of their upcoming tests.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have made New Year’s Resolutions for the class and created a star display in the classroom. The children wrote their resolutions onto stars to be displayed.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Jack G for trying really hard with his handwriting.

Maths award: Adam for working hard on converting miles to km

English award: Savannah for good understanding of the present perfect form

Golden table awards: Faith and Layla

Attendance

Our attendance this week was      %.

Reminders

P.E is on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

SATs week is fast approaching and begins on the 13th May 2019 until 16th May 2019. It is a statutory requirement that children attend school on these days.

Week beginning 26.11.18

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Year 6! This week we have been making Christmas baubles to sell at the Christmas Fair and we even decorated our classroom on Friday! Here are some of our lovely creations of our baubles:

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning the methods of short and long multiplication. This is very tricky and the children have been working so super hard to crack it!

English

In English this week we have been looking at transforming our narrative to give it a different atmosphere. The children decided to write the narrative at the end of the war, so the panic/tension would change to happiness and relief.

Topic

In Topic this week we have been looking at the Christmas Story in R.E, and looking at the different ways in which the two Gospels, Luke and Matthew, tell the story. We have evaluated why the stories might be different based on different interpretations of the story. The children have been looking at how we should celebrate differences in PSHE and thinking about what makes them special.

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award: Lexie Robinson for her excellent homework project

English award: Liam Marriott for writing a brilliant narrative

Maths award: Adam Foster for excellent persistence in long multiplication

Golden table awards:

Attendance 

This week’s attendance was ___%

Week beginning 19.11.18

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning to divide fractions, as well as multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. These were tricky concepts but we worked super hard to crack it in the end 🙂 well done Year 6!

English

In English this week, we have written our own narrative stories based on ideas from our novel, Private Peaceful. The children included suspense and emotive language within their writing.

Topic

In Topic this week the children have been looking at the events of the 1914 Christmas Truce. We used a video as a stimulus and thought about what it might have been like as a solider during this time. The children wrote letters as soldiers to their loved ones discussing the events of the Christmas Truce and how they might have felt.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award:

Maths award:

English award:

Golden Table awards:

Attendance 

This week’s attendance was ___%

Week beginning 12.11.18

Thank you to everyone so far who has brought in their topic homework projects. They are looking fantastic! I am super proud of the effort you have put in! Here are some of our projects so far –

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been continuing our work on fractions. It has been lovely to see everyone’s confidence grow with fractions this week as they can be super tricky! We have learnt to multiply fractions by fractions as well as whole numbers, and we have learnt to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.

English

The children are loving reading Private Peaceful and they have been hooked on every last word we have read this week. We have completed activities based on the chapters we have read this week, including writing a letter as Big Joe – a character from the story.

Topic

In Topic this week we have been finding out more about World War One, including using Ipads to research why and how it began. We used a variety of sources to research including text and videos, then put the information into our own words. We created our own newspaper articles from the day war was declared. We have also looked at the use of propaganda in the war.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s Award: Savannah R for trying hard in everything she does!

English Award: Layla C for writing a fantastic letter

Maths Award: Marshall C for super maths work this week

Golden Table Awards: Josh T and Alex W

Attendance 

This week’s attendance was ____%

Week beginning 5.11.18

Maths

We have been working super hard all week this week on fractions. We have been learning how to simplify, compare and order, add and subtract fractions.

English

In English this week we have continued to read our Private Peaceful novel and complete activities based on the characters of the story. We completed a conscience alley this week to debate on whether we thought Tommo was responsible for his father’s death. The children came up with some powerful opinions on the subject and our very own Tommo came to terms with what he had done!

Next week we are going to work on building suspense and tension in our own version of the opening!

Topic

This week in topic we have looked at why World War One begun and placed events into a timeline. We will look at these events in more depth as we continue this topic. The children are loving it! 🙂

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Lexie R for always trying her best.

Maths award: Jessica A for trying hard with fractions this week.

English award: Jack G for excellent drama skills when playing Tommo in our conscience alley!

Golden table awards: Connor F & Adam F

Attendance 

Our attendance this week was 96%.

Reminders 

Please try to bring in reading record books as often as possible. Remember, every time your child reads 10 times they will get a prize from the dippy box.

P.E is on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school for that day. Children who do not bring in their full P.E kit will be monitored.

Week beginning 29.10.18

This week in Year 6 we have had a Halloween Day at school. The children had a great time where sweets, treats and games were available. Check out some pictures of our spooky costumes!

    

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning to simplify, compare and order fractions. The children found this tricky yet their perseverance has helped them to conquer the dreaded fractions! We will continue to work on our fraction skills in the upcoming weeks.

English

The children have enjoyed looking at their new novel, Private Peaceful, which links to our World War One topic. We have read chapter 1 and written a diary entry in the perspective of Tommo, the main character in the story.

Topic

In Topic this week we have been looking at our new topic and asking questions we’d like to find answers to throughout this half term. We have started to create our ‘Fallen Fields’ display as well as look at the importance of Armistice Day as part of a whole school project.

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award: Connor F for an excellent attitude towards his work this week.

English award: Alex W for writing an impressive chapter summary

Maths award: Jack G for brilliant fraction work!

Golden table awards: Jack M and Ryan R

Attendance 

This week’s attendance was ________%.

Reminders 

This half term’s topic homework and curriculum newsletter was sent out this week. An electronic copy of these documents are at the top of this page. I can’t wait to see what you all produce 🙂

Week beginning 15.10.18

Thank you to all of the parents that attended parents evening this week. It was a pleasure to discuss how well the children have settled into Year 6 and tell you all about the fantastic work they have produced.

Maths

This week, the children have been using their rounding skills to estimate. We have been rounding numbers to create mathematical estimations when answering problem solving questions.

English

Wow! I am blown away with the children’s work this week in English. We have been working hard all week on transforming a play into a narrative and looking how we can add characterisation and action to our stories. The children used their creative minds to use the play as a stimulus to write a narrative linked to our Charles Darwin topic.

Topic 

In topic this week we have been looking at classification of animals, plants and micro-organisms. The children could discuss how to classify animals into groups based on their characteristics and they could explain the definitions of the group names.

Certificates 

Head teacher’s award: Adam Foster for creating a fantastic homework project.

Maths award: Marshall Carroll for excellent subtraction work.

English award: Amber Robertson for adding amazing characterisation to speech.

Golden table awards: Layla Chipchase and Ellie Coulson

Well done everyone!

Attendance

Our attendance this week was 92%

Well done to everyone in Year 6 who brought in fantastic topic homework projects linked to our learning this term. I am so impressed with your creativity! Here are some examples of the fantastic work we have produced this half term:

Week beginning 8.10.18

Our last week this half term! Where has the time gone?! As usual, Year 6 have been working super hard and I can’t wait to discuss with parents at parents evening next week how well the children have settled into Year 6.

Maths

We have been working really hard in Maths this week, looking closely at missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals. This has been quite a tricky concept but the persistence and resilience shown by Year 6 has been amazing and they cracked it in the end!

English

What a busy week we have had in English this week – we have created some fantastic journals as Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. The children used their scientific knowledge in their journals to present Darwin’s findings. I am super impressed with their writing! Check back soon for some pictures of some finished products.

Topic 

Topic this week has been based around Geography. We have used 6 figure grid references to find places in the world, identified oceans around the world and even identified different climate zones around the world! Year 6 are definitely now amazing geographers 🙂

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award: Liam Marriot for being an amazing goalie and doing the Burnside football team proud!

English award: Katie Ritchey for writing a fantastic journal.

Maths award: Josh Tansey for working hard while solving missing angles in quadrilaterals.

Golden table: Ella Elliot and Savannah Ramshaw

Well done everyone!

Attendance

This week’s attendance was 96% – much improved Year 6, well done! 🙂

Reminders

Next week is the last week for the topic homework project to be handed in – I am looking forward to seeing your creations! The projects brought in so far have been great 🙂

Well done to the 5 children in Year 6 that represented Burnside in the ‘Go Run’ morning on Thursday.

Week beginning 1.10.18

Year 6 have had a very busy week! We have had lots of fun taking part in the Bikeability course and all children who took part should receive a certificate and badge soon, well done! We have also had a taster day visit to Kepier on Tuesday which was also very fun!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been looking at the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals. We have found out about the angles within them as well as how to find missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals.

English

In English this week we have been working super hard writing our Charles Darwin biographies! I am really impressed with the content of our biographies. Some of our amazing work is shown below.

Topic

In topic this week, we have been looking closely at the main countries within the continents of the world including Africa, Asia and Oceania. We used our amazing atlas skills to locate these countries within the continents and then find physical features of them. The children did so well using the atlas to help them with their work – well done! Here are some pictures of our tricky geography work this week.

Certificates 

Head teachers award: Brogan Wood for having amazing attitudes and behaviour during our Bikeability week

English award: Layla Chipchase for writing a fantastic biography on Charles Darwin

Maths award: Abbie Fletcher for good work on identifying triangles

Golden table awards: Rose and Ellie

Well done everyone! 🙂

Attendance

This week’s attendance was 92%.

Reminders

Thanks to everyone who has ordered a leavers hoodie. We are going to look into ordering the hoodies once the numbers are finalised and hopefully the children will have them in the next few weeks!

Don’t forget that the topic homework deadline is approaching. This deadline is Friday 19th October. If you have lost your copy of the topic homework sheet, it is attached at the top of this page.

Homework is sent out on a Wednesday and should be brought in on a Friday. Please ensure your child brings in their completed homework by Monday.

As the children have had Bikeability this week and we have had limited Spelling sessions in the classroom, I am extending the children’s spelling until next week. This means that next week they will have the same spelling rule so that we can work on it in the classroom as well as the children learning them at home.

Week Beginning 24th September 2018 

English 

In English this week we have been building up to writing a biography of Charles Darwin. We have looked at semi-colons and colons to add to our biographies. I can’t wait to see what Year 6 produce when they write them next week 🙂

Maths

We have been working so hard in Maths this week on understanding multiples, factors and primes. The children have persevered with this as it is quite tricky but we got there in the end!

Topic

This week in Science we have been looking closely at the discoveries of Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. We wrote a diary entry as Charles Darwin discussing our amazing discoveries of the finches. We have also been looking at fossils and examining their similarities and differences to living relatives. Take a look at some amazing examples of our work below!

Homework Projects 

I have been astounded by some of the homework projects that we have received this week! Take a look at them below. Please carry on fetching your amazing creations into school 🙂

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award this week went to Rihanna Hopper for an amazing model of the HMS Beagle as her homework project

English award this week went to Alex White for using excellent cohesive devices in his writing

Maths award this week went to Hayden Smith for perseverance in prime numbers!

Golden Table awards: Jack Lowes and David Kane

Well done everyone!

Attendance 

This week’s attendance was 93%. Let’s try to get it above our 96% target next week!

Reminders

Bikeability week starts next week Monday 1st October – please remember your child should bring in their signed consent from as well as a road-worthy bike and helmet. Bikes can be left in school overnight throughout the week if desired.

The deadline for hoodie payments is Monday 1st October. Please ensure your payment has been handed into the office by this date so that we can get them ordered.

Thanks!

Week Beginning 17th September 2018

What a busy week we have had in Year 6 this week. The children have become more confident with their everyday routine and they have worked so hard!

English

In English this week, we have been working towards writing a formal persuasive letter. We have all taken on the role of Captain Fitzroy, the captain of the HMS Beagle, and wrote a letter to Darwin to persuade him to come and work on the ship. Check back soon to see our amazing finished products – I wonder who will be Writer of the Week?!

Maths

The children have been working super hard in Maths this week, working on BODMAS. We struggled at first but we persevered and got there in the end! Well done Year 6! We are now beginning to look at factors, multiples and primes which we will continue with next week too.

Topic

Our topic work this week has been based around our science – Evolution and Inheritance. The children brought in photos of themselves and a family member and we described traits we had inherited from our family members. This allowed the children to experience first hand what inheritance meant within humans. We also transferred this new skill to discuss inheritance within animal families. We have also begun to look at how plants and animals adapt to their environment. Next week, we will look closely at Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

In Art this week we have focused on our drawing and sketching skills. We used different movements of the pencil to create shadows and tried to depict real life qualities within our drawings. We made portraits of ourselves which linked to our PSHE work – recognising self worth. Take a look at our budding artists – the work they produced was amazing!

Certificates

Head Teacher’s Award: Katie Ritchey for always trying her best in everything that she does 🙂

English Award: Brogan Wood for using persuasive devices in her writing

Maths Award: Alex White for being a BODMAS King!

Golden Table: Lexie Robinson and Abbie Fletcher  

Messages/Reminders

Well done to Abbie Fletcher and Alex White who have been selected to represent Burnside as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 🙂

The parent drop-in session to discuss/apply for your child’s secondary school place is next Thursday, 27th September 3:30pm-4:30pm. 

Week Beginning 10th September 2018

Wow! Our second week in Year 6. The children have settled in so well and I am so proud of the way they have tackled the challenges Year 6 faces. I can already tell this year is going to be fantastic!

English

In English this week we have begun to read our text ‘What Mr Darwin Saw’ which links to our ‘Darwin’s Delights’ topic. We have worked hard all week finding out about Charles Darwin’s early life using the text as well as research we have found online and we produced some outstanding fact files from this! Take a look at our amazing work in the pictures below.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning how to read, write, order and compare numbers up to ten million in a variety of ways. We have used our reasoning and problem solving skills to apply our understanding in different circumstances.

Topic

In Topic this week we have begun researching and asking questions about our new topic – Darwin’s Delights. The children used search engines to find information about the topic and ask further questions about Charles Darwin’s theories. Since we are learning about the theory of evolution, we have also been discussing other religion’s beliefs in R.E on how the world began and the children discussed and wrote about different creation stories from around the world. Check out our amazing work we have produced in our topic lessons this week!

Attendance

Our attendance this week was 98%. Well done Year 6! Let’s aim for 100% next week 🙂

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Abbie Fletcher for being a fantastic addition to our class and an amazing role model to Burnside.

Maths award: Alisha Charlton for stepping up to the Year 6 mark with determination!

English award: Jack Lowes for giving 110% effort in his work all week!

Golden table awards: Brogan Wood and Jessica Atkinson

Reminders 

Our P.E session is on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit for this day.

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