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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

Ms Jenna Downey – Deputy Head Teacher

Curriculum Newsletter Year 6 Autumn 2

Topic homework Y6 Autumn 2

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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