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Year 6 - 6LS & 6M

Welcome to Year 6

Friday 17th January 2020    

Welcome back everybody and a very happy new year. The Christmas break shot by and here we are already at the end of week two. We hope that you had a good break and that your new year resolutions are holding up so far. We have been very busy since our return, here’s a review of where we are with our learning.

 

English and History

This week, we have been looking at “Explanation” texts. We have used our topic of mountains to focus our learning, we have come across some very technical words and concepts and are getting to grips with their meaning and impact. Next week we will be planning and writing our own “explanation” text on the subject of mountain formation.

 

Maths

We are currently making an in-depth study of decimals, in line with the National Curriculum. This week, we’ve learnt to multiply and divide decimal numbers.  

 

Science

Our unit of work this term is “Inheritance, adaptation and evolution”. We will be looking at the inheritable traits of species and will be studying how those traits have changed over time. Alongside this we will be researching and discussing the findings of the principal philosophers with regard to the theory of evolution.

 

Generally

 

If you haven’t already, please remember to join the local library, here is the link.

 
https://e-library.eastsussex.gov.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/JOIN

 

There will be NO FOREST SCHOOL for terms 3 and 4.

 

Thank you to all of you that paid for the SATs revision guides. If you still wish to take advantage of the offer, we have spare copies.

 

“Exciting news!  Artytime are launching their Young Creative sessions in partnership with Beacon Academy. It’s a creative session for year 6 students that will be more technique and skilled based.

It’s an ideal chance for your child to become familiar with the school before they start in September.

For more information please email office@artytime.co.uk stating Beacon as a reference. Spaces are limited.”

 

Could we take this opportunity to remind you about P.E. kit? We have P.E. sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please can you make sure your child has the appropriate clothing and footwear for these sessions.

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Friday 29th November    

We have been busy this week, in and out of class, as we continue to prepare for the final three weeks of the term.  

 

English and History

This week, we continued our work on “News Reports”. The children will go on to look at the key features of a report and will link this closely to our learning journey. Next week we will be writing our own report.  

 

Maths

We continue our unit of work “Fractions”. We are making an in-depth study of fractions, in line with the National Curriculum. And are learning to (amongst other things): simplify fractions, recognise equivalent fractions, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and apply this knowledge in problem solving. This week we have learnt how to add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

 

Science

Our unit of work “Light” continued this week, we looked at how light can be “apparently” bent, due to the process of “Refraction”.   

 

Generally

 

On Friday 29th November, both classes visited the local library, where they were given a talk by the resident librarian. The trip was really worth it, inspiring many to borrow a book on the spot. If you have not done so already, you can join the library service using this link:


https://e-library.eastsussex.gov.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/JOIN

 

Forest school continued this week (in the cold and wet). There will be Forest School next week, for 6M. Could you please continue to ensure that for future Forest School days, your children have the appropriate clothing, including a warm coat and a jumper, the consequence of not being dressed appropriately, will be to miss the session.

 

The art exhibition was a huge success and we hope that your child’s art work has now taken its pride of place at home.

 

Thank you to all of you that paid for the SATs revision guides, these were distributed this week. If you still wish to take advantage of the offer, we have spare copies.

 

For homework this week, the children are expected to learn and be able to sing the four songs that we will be singing at Martlett’s Court on 2nd December 2019. You will have the opportunity to share their singing at the end of the day in our hall, as part of our VE Day celebrations. If there are any of you that are willing to donate a cake for that day, we would be very, very grateful. Can you let us know through the contact books? As advanced warning, we expect the children to dress up in clothing appropriate to the period of World War 2, on that day, in British or Allied army uniform or civilian clothing of the time.

Friday 22ND November    

Not such a busy week in class this week, but we are busy with our learning, as well as gearing up for the many events that are coming up. Important dates are at the bottom of this page.  

 

English and History

This week, we are starting our new unit of work and looking at “News Reports”. The children will go on to look at the key features of a report and will link this closely to our learning journey. We will be listening to Mr Chamberlain’s speech at the beginning of the war and using this as direct and reported speech in our reports.

 

Maths

We continue our unit of work “Fractions”. We are making an in-depth study of fractions, in line with the National Curriculum. And are learning to (amongst other things): simplify fractions, recognise equivalent fractions, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and apply this knowledge in problem solving.

 

Science

Our unit of work “Light” continued this week, we had a lot of fun creating a “reverse rainbow,” a device originally designed by Isaac Newton, which turns the visible colours of the spectrum back into white light.  

 

Generally

Forest school continued this week (in the cold and wet). There will be Forest School next week, for 6LS. Could you please ensure however that for future Forest School days, that your children have the appropriate clothing, including a warm coat and a jumper, the consequence of not being dressed appropriately, will be to miss the session.

 

The art exhibition yesterday, was a huge success and we are sure that you were impressed by the children’s display and of course, hope that you purchased your own child’s art-work.

 

Thank you to all of you that have paid for the SATs revision guides, these are due to be delivered by no later than Tuesday 26th November and will be distributed as soon as they arrive. For those of you that have not ordered, there is still time!

 

For homework this week, the children are expected to learn and be able to sing the four songs that we will be singing at Martlett’s Court on 2nd December 2019. You will have the opportunity to share their singing at the end of the day in our hall, as part of our VE Day celebrations. If there are any of you that are willing to donate a cake for that day, we would be very, very grateful. Can you let us know through the contact books? As advanced warning, we expect the children to dress up in clothing appropriate to the period of World War 2, on that day, in British or Allied army uniform or civilian clothing of the time.

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Friday 8th November     

Wow! What a busy first week back. We hope that you all had a good break last week, we are really looking forward to an exciting term in the run up to Christmas.

 

English and History

This week, we are starting our new unit of work and looking at Poetry, bearing in mind the time of year, we are initially focusing on war poetry. In Flanders Fields, by John McRae features strongly in our initial study. The children will go on to look at the key ingredients of poetry and the unit will culminate in them writing their own.

 

Maths

Our unit of work for the next five weeks is “Fractions”. We will be making an in-depth study of fractions, in line with the National Curriculum. We will learn to (amongst other things): simplify fractions, recognise equivalent fractions, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and apply this knowledge in problem solving.

 

Science

Our next unit of work “Light” began this week, we will make a study into light and will answer some key questions: How does light travel? How fast is it? How do we measure it? These are all questions that we will be investigating in the new term.

 

Generally

We are delighted to welcome back Miss Greenwood and with her return comes the return of Forest school. This week, despite the rain, 6M managed to learn some key skills. Next Tuesday 12th November, it will be 6LS’s turn.  

 

This week we had our first year group led service of the year, which was presented by Year 6, where they shared their class values of liberty and democracy. During the service the children shared art-work, spoke some French, invited Mrs Strand to play “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and even had a visit from Boris Johnson. The children worked very hard to prepare for the service and gave an outstanding presentation.

 

Our art work in the style of Roy Litchtenstein, has been sent away, ready for framing and presenting in the upcoming art exhibition. We will advise you of dates soon.

 

Next week is also a busy week. On Monday we will be holding a whole school remembrance service and then will be walking up to the war memorial to honour a minute’s silence at 11.00 a.m.

 

Thank you to all of you that have paid for the SATs revision guides, these have been ordered and we are expecting them imminently.

 

For homework this week, the children are expected to learn and be able to recite, a poem of their choice. Could you please take some time to encourage and listen to them recite their poem. We will be looking for good intonation and expression when recited aloud.

Homework for 8th November

Friday 18th October     

This week, we have continued to really achieve a great deal of learning, amongst all the other things that are going on in school.

 

English and History

As the culmination to our unit of work, this week the children have written their own piece of “Historical Fiction” based on the two novels we have been looking at in class, namely: “Letters from a lighthouse” and “Friend or Foe”. Next week we will be focusing on a strand of grammar and looking specifically at sentence structure.

 

Maths

We are nearing the end of our unit for maths, “The four operations”. We have looked carefully at short and long division, working towards the end of year objective of dividing a four digit number by a two digit number. Next week we will be studying factors and learning how to use them in multiplication and division.

 

Science

We have completed our work on electricity and will now be focusing on our next unit of work “Light”

Do you know how light travels? How fast is it? How do we measure it? These are all questions that we will be investigating in the new term.

 

Generally

As mentioned previously, there will be no Forest School for the remainder of the term. Thank you to everyone that brought in some amazing project work for home learning this week, the results are amazing.

Next week is the last week of term and is a very busy week, here are some reminders for you.

Tuesday: Art week day, when the children will be producing the piece of work that they have been working on. If you have a spare computer mouse at home, we would be very grateful if we could borrow it for the day. Our focus is pop art, with a picture inspired by Roy Litchtenstein “Wham”

Wednesday: Year 6 visit to “The Wings Museum”. There are still a few parents who still need to visit the parent pay system and give their permission for the “Wings Museum” trip on Wednesday 21st October.

Thursday (Last day of term): Dress down for Gambia Day. Children wear own clothes and bring in a contribution for our chosen charity.

 

As a further reminder, please remember to take advantage of the reduced price SATs practice book offer by paying through parent pay. Many of you have already done so, but there are some remaining.

 

Thank you also to all of you that were able to make it along to our consultation evenings. It was great to talk to you and discuss the progress and targets for your children.

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Friday 11th October     

This week, we have managed to achieve a great deal of learning amongst all the other things that are going on in school.

 

English and History

Our English focus has shifted this week to “Historical fiction”. We are looking at two books, Letters from a lighthouse and Friend or Foe. Both have similar themes and content. This week, we have really concentrated on descriptive writing, using expanded noun phrases, simile, metaphor and personification, with some fabulous outcomes.

Maths

Our new unit for maths, “The four operations”, has moved into multiplication and division. We have also looked at applying our learning into problem solving. This will continue to the end of the term.

 

Science

To continue our unit on electricity, this week the children made more circuits, but experimented with them by adding and removing various components and recording the effects and have written a conclusion to their experiments.

 

Generally

As mentioned previously, there will be no Forest School for the remainder of the term.

 

Thank you to everyone that brought in some amazing project work for home learning this week, the results are amazing.

 

We have also managed this week to spend a little more time with our buddies and shared time reading to them. As a further reminder, please remember to take advantage of the reduced price SATs practice book offer by paying through parent pay. Many of you have already done so, but there are some remaining. There are also many parents who still need to visit the parent pay system and give their permission for the “Wings Museum” trip on Wednesday 21st October.

 

Please also remember that parent consultation evenings are taking place next week, please remember to book your appointment through the office.

Reading with our buddies this week

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Home learning

 

Home learning this week is a selection of old SATs type maths questions and a brief GPS paper. These must be completed and handed in next Thursday 17th October.

Friday 4th October     

This week, we have settled back down into our learning after a hectic week of testing last week. We really enjoyed the Harvest Festival church service and Shayne and Lola, our head boy and girl for the week, felt really proud to have helped lead the service.

English and History

Our English focus has shifted this week to “Historical fiction”. We are looking at two books, Letters from a lighthouse and Friend or Foe. Both have similar themes and content. We are learning to look at similarities and differences in them and the way that they are structured. This will help us write our own stories towards the end of the term.

 

Maths

Our new unit for maths is “The four operations”. We will be studying formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division until the end of the term.

 

Science

To continue our unit on electricity, this week the children made more circuits, but experimented with them by adding and removing various components and recording the effects.

Generally

As you have probably read from the school’s general newsletter, there will be no Forest School for the remainder of the term.

Please remember to take advantage of the reduced price SATs practice book offer by paying through parent pay. Many of you have already done so, but there are some remaining.

Please also visit parent pay to give your permission for the Wings Museum trip on Wednesday 23rd October.

Home Learning

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Don't forget that your projects are due in next week. Here are some we've had already

Homework for 04/10/19

Friday 27th September    

This week, as well as a great deal of learning, Year 6 have undertaken a complete set of tests. This will enable us to gauge where they are and how best to progress them.

English and History

In our English and history lessons this week, the children have been learning about what would have happened if an RAF pilot was shot down and captured during World War Two. We have also spent time researching key facts about the Battle of Britain. Our written work has been to present these areas as a non-chronological report. To help consolidate their understanding, we watched a number of short videos and researched using the school laptops. Pupils were careful to use a number of web-sites to ensure the accuracy of their information.

Maths

As well as three tests, they have been continuing their learning on place value and number. Next week we will finish this unit by looking at negative numbers.

Science

Continuing our unit on electricity, this week the children made simple circuits, using batteries, bulbs, motors and buzzers. They learned how to draw and represent electrical components using universally recognised symbols.

Generally

 This week, all of the Year 6 were delighted to meet their Early Years buddies. Each child read to their buddy. This reading activity is likely to take place two or three times per term.

 

 

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RE

In RE this week, we have spent time creating a new cover for our class reflection book and creating our first reflections based on our theme for this month, Growth Mind-set.

 

Home Learning

For home learning this week,

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Trip to Wings Museum Wednesday 23rd October

 

Friday 13th September    

This week, we have been very proud to have our first head boy and head girl for this year.

 

English and History

During our English and History lessons this week, the children have been researching the Battle of Britain. On Monday afternoon, we were visited by a member of the home guard and then by a member of the RAF who showed us a range of different equipment they each uses in their roles. The children were surprised by the WW2 equivalent of a mobile phone, everyone wanted to try on the parachute and there was a mixed reaction from the children who decided to try the spam.

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Over the next two weeks, the children will be using what they have learnt to help them write an information page about the RAF.

 

Maths

In Maths this week, the children have started a unit on place value. We have been particularly looking at how to read, write and compare numbers up to ten million. The children were fascinated by the information on this site about the world’s population and made predictions about how much they think it will grow over the coming years.

 

www.worldometers.info/world-population/

 

Music

Linking to our theme of World War Two, this week the children listened to and compared the national anthems of the United Kingdom and Germany.

 

RE

This term in RE, we are focusing on creation. This week, we were exploring how Christians believe the world was created and what questions the children have about the Genesis Chapter 1. Over the coming weeks, we will be comparing the different ways Christians interpret this part of the bible.

 

Home Learning

For home learning this week, the children have been given a copy of a leaflet that was used in WW2 to recruit pilots. Once they have read and discussed the text at home, we would like the children to record some of the things they have found out and what questions they have as a result of reading it. The children have also been given a maths task to complete this week. Both of these tasks are due on Thursday 19th September.

 

Diary dates for our year group

  • Trip to Wings Museum Wednesday 23rd October
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Friday 6th September    

This week the children have settled well into Year 6 and are already showing what great role models they are.

English

During our English lessons this week, the children have been preparing letters to apply for their ideal Year 6 responsibility. There are lots of roles on offer and the children are very keen to start. It will take some time for the Year 6 team to read all the applications, but we are hoping to let the children know which role they have been given by the end of next week.

Learning Journey

In our Learning Journey lesson this week, we have started our learning on World War 2 by exploring the events leading up to the Battle of Britain. We have also started our new class reader, Friend or Foe, which is set in this time period.

Maths

In Maths this week, the children have been revising their methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, so they can show what they already know and what they need to learn next.

PE

This term in PE, we are focusing on our athletic skills. Yesterday, we all went out on the field to engage in a carousel of activities. Mrs Strand came to visit the class at the start of the lesson, which gave the children a chance to show off their new PE kits.

Home Learning

For home learning this week, the children have been asked to cover their new contact books and home learning books. This makes it much easier for them to find their books when they need to show the teacher their work and when they are packing them at the end of the day.

Diary dates for our year group

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019 – 9am - Year 6 meet the teacher session
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