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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

2016/2017

 

This is where you will find important information about life in Year 6.
Despite all the hard work, we will make sure that your last year at Primary school is action packed and full of fun.

Information about: homework, spellings, trips, important dates, photos and reports can all be found below.

A gentle reminder: printed copies of spellings will be handed out each week. If you lose your paper copy, spellings for the entire year are available to download at the bottom of this page.

We'll try and keep it as up-to-date as possible!
Mr Davidson & Mrs Hunwicks

 

 

Thank you all so much for a fabulous year of hard work, academic excellence, fun and laughter!


 

Congratulations to Olivia who was presented with the Achiever Award at the PE Partnership Celebration Evening.  The award was for her all-round sporting ability and in particular her commitment to triathlon.

 

Year 6 Schedule

The last few weeks in Year 6 are pretty hectic. Here’s a ‘cut-out-and-keep’ guide to what is going on…

PDF Version of Year 6 schedule

I just wanted to congratulate everyone in Year 6 for all their hard work in the run-up to this year's SATs. I am really proud of the positive way you approached the exams. You were brilliant! Now – free from worrying about fronted adverbials and the past progressive tense –  we can get stuck into the fun things: play rehearsals, our graffiti day, swimming, Year 6 Games Day, Mini-Enterprise Week, transition visits to your new schools, Leavers Disco! The fun never ends! Although, we will still have to squeeze in some actual LESSONS!

 

Anyway, congratulations! And thank you for all your hard work.

SATs 2017 - Here's a link to a document that explains the new KS2 SATs format to parents.

Graffiti topic
Our graffiti topic is truly cross-curricular. During this unit of study – which primarily looks at being able to present a balanced argument – we will also investigate: ENGLISH, ART, PSHE, COMMUNITY VALUES, MATHS, DESIGN, HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY!
One of the key skills will be to see the topic of Graffiti from different people’s perspectives.

 

Earthquake board games: a fun finish to a very enjoyable Earthquakes topic.

Earthquake board games: a fun finish to a very enjoyable Earthquakes topic. 1
Earthquake board games: a fun finish to a very enjoyable Earthquakes topic. 2
Earthquake board games: a fun finish to a very enjoyable Earthquakes topic. 3
Earthquake board games: a fun finish to a very enjoyable Earthquakes topic. 4
Earthquake board games: a fun finish to a very enjoyable Earthquakes topic. 5

 

 

Year 6 Football tournament - Swan Pool astroturf

Well done to David, Freddie, Isaac, Max, Noah, Elliot, Isaiah and Dhilan who took part in the football tournament on Thursday.  16 teams took part in two groups of 8. We recorded an impressive set of results: Played: 7 Won: 3 Lost: 3 Drawn: 1

 

Just as importantly: there were some flashes of skill (I particularly liked Freddie's Cruyff-turn that left one of the opposition's attackers bemused!); some great goals from Noah, Elliot and Isaiah; everybody had fun and played our matches in great spirits!

 

 

'The Further Adventures of Colonel Stern' written and edited by Year 6 has just arrived in school. This year, the Victorian supply teacher gets a surprise visit from Ofsted and tries his hand at camping with the class!

Cross Country
Well done to everyone who took part in - a very muddy - Beachborough cross country event yesterday!

 

SATS dates - May 2017

 

Following several discussions at our recent parents evening, here are the dates for this year's SATs exams.
We will start to look at example questions in lessons and our homework will also include SATs-style problem-solving questions,
so you can see the sorts of questions your child will be answering. Please don't worry, whilst SATs are important, they are not the
be-all and end-all of life in Year 6. If everybody tries their best, then the results will be incredible.
We will continue to work hard, but we also continue to have lots of fun!


 


Earthquakes!
This term (P3&4) we are shaking things up in Year 6 by looking at Earthquakes in our topic. We've already investigated plate tectonics using polystyrene pizza trays, made our own working seismographs and put together some incredible earthquake explanation booklets.

We will also be looking at creating earthquake art and information posters explaining how to survive and earthquake or tsunami!



Have a look at our gallery of photos below.

 

 

Science

In Science, we are studying Evolution and Inheritance. We've looked at cross-breeds of dogs and also apples! We have also looked at how different animals have adapted to their environments.

 

Maths

Times tables are crucial to almost everything we do in Maths. Nearly everyone knows them off by heart now. More importantly, the children are using them and applying them to other areas of Maths. Keep up the good work!

Peaches today, peaches tomorrow! Most Fridays Year 6 take part in a Maths investigation designed to apply different skils they have been studying. Our peaches investigation was so popular, that students carried on trying to solve it all through their lunch hour! There were some fantastic attempts at solving the problem. Have a look at the gallery below.

Peaches today, peaches tomorrow! Most Fridays Year 6 take part in a Maths investigation designed to apply different skils they have been studying. Our peaches investigation was so popular, that students carried on trying to solve it all through their lunch hour! There were some fantastic attempts at solving the problem. Have a look at the gallery below. 1 A great maths investigation - well done Y6!

Peaches today, peaches tomorrow! Fractions galore!

History

Mr Davidson's favourite topic (especially when he can legitimately combine History with football through the study of the First World War!
Everyone enjoyed this topic, there is so much to learn. It worked really well combining it with our class novel War Horse - I don't think there was a dry eye in the classroom by the end of the book. Michael Morpurgo is a genius!

At the end of last term, we researched footballers who played a part in The Great War 1914-18. We focused on Walter Tull and Lily Parr. Women's football was huge during the war, drawing crowds of up to 50,000. Sadly, The FA were worried that women's football would become more popular than men's football and banned it from being played - a ban that wasn't lifted until 1971!

Below are a few photos of the classroom - which is looking nice and tidy - ready for your first day back. Topic displays are World War One and Light. There's also a picture of a model stadium I made over the summer. I wonder if anyone can guess which stadium it is?

Below are a few photos of the classroom - which is looking nice and tidy - ready for your first day back. Topic displays are World War One and Light. There's also a picture of a model stadium I made over the summer. I wonder if anyone can guess which stadium it is? 1
Below are a few photos of the classroom - which is looking nice and tidy - ready for your first day back. Topic displays are World War One and Light. There's also a picture of a model stadium I made over the summer. I wonder if anyone can guess which stadium it is? 2
Below are a few photos of the classroom - which is looking nice and tidy - ready for your first day back. Topic displays are World War One and Light. There's also a picture of a model stadium I made over the summer. I wonder if anyone can guess which stadium it is? 3
Below are a few photos of the classroom - which is looking nice and tidy - ready for your first day back. Topic displays are World War One and Light. There's also a picture of a model stadium I made over the summer. I wonder if anyone can guess which stadium it is? 4
Below are a few photos of the classroom - which is looking nice and tidy - ready for your first day back. Topic displays are World War One and Light. There's also a picture of a model stadium I made over the summer. I wonder if anyone can guess which stadium it is? 5
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