Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Just a quick message today- please note that year 6 assembly is on Friday 1st March NOT this Friday 1st February.

Today was our session with the happy Puzzle company and the children met the challenges with great determination. Below you will find a few pictures of their activities.

Thank you for your support in this activity

The Year 6 Team

Friday, 25 January 2013

Well, the snow finally arrived and we hope that you all a had a good time last weekend playing in it before it turned to ice.

Despite the excitement of the white stuff, year 6 have been working just as hard as ever.

We spent an afternoon doing magical science, some of which we await the results- hopefully over the next week or so crystals will appear where once there was just liquid. Icing sugar transformed into something zingy on our taste buds- sherbet and the children were all highly entertained with teacher led coca cola volcanoes!
An integral part of all our topic work this term involves the children learning about working together in successful groups- more will follow as they move through the term's activities.

New groupings with Mrs Morris and Mrs Carter are proving very successful with children eagerly going off to maths and literacy with a change of teacher. We hope that the effort they are all putting into practice in the classrooms will be reflected in our up and coming assessment week.

Assessment week is the week beginning 4th February when assessments will take place in the mornings throughout the week. Please try to avoid taking your children out of school for appointments during this week.

Nearly the end of January and half way through the first half term already- time really does fly!

The year 6 team.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

As requested a copy of the on-going homework for literacy this term.
Your Friday homework for this half-term: Due in on every Monday.

 From now on, you will be compiling your very own Daily Prophet. Each week and only once a week, you will need to watch BBC Newsround. Whilst you watch it, you will need to choose one news story about an important happening and take notes. With these notes, you will then need to write a paragraph about this news report/article as well as provide a picture or an illustration to go with your summary. Each of these pieces of work will be kept at school and eventually be made into a newspaper, which will be called “My Daily Prophet”. The cover for this newspaper will be made and laminated at school, so the only pieces of work you have to do at home are the summary and reviews of the actual news articles. If you can’t watch BBC Newsround, then you can choose an article in a newspaper or online. You will need to base your reports on stories happening around the world. Week 1: Europe, Week 2: Africa, Week 3: North America, Week 4: South America, Week 5: Asia, Week 6: Australasia

Your page must include:

·         A title for the newspaper article

·         A summary of the article

·         Answers to the 5Ws (What? Why? Who? Where? When?)

·         An illustration (either drawn or a printed picture)

·         Your work can be typed but it must be written in your own words

·         If not typed, your work must be handwritten on blank A4 in ink. If you need to, use pencil lines to make your writing straight.


·         Evidence that you are trying to meet your personal literacy target.

Finally, a kind reminder regarding standards of presentation. We expect you to take pride in your work and ensure that your homework fulfils the points above. If the work looks like it has been cut and paste from the internet, you will be asked to do it again. Thank you.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Welcome back and a happy new year to everyone.

This week saw the beginning of our new topic which started with children being sorted into Hogwarts Houses. These will run alongside their school houses and any points earned will be transferred across to count towards both.

They will work in their house groups to complete challenges towards the Tri Wizard Cup throughout the term with the successful house in each class announced at the end of term.

Yesterday's trip to the Harry Potter Studios was a great finish to our first week back and adults and children alike were very excited as we set off.
Much searching for golden snitches kept eyes focused not just on the amazing exhibits in front of us but also on the area above our heads. Children were able to collect stamps in a Harry Potter passport as they went around, a souvenir of their trip to the studios.

Along the way there was an opportunity to fly a broomstick or the Weasley's famous flying car. As you can see below the fun wasn't just for the children!

On Monday the children will be considering their learning journey over the next term by suggesting reasonable ideas that they would like to include in the work we do- some suggestions for constructing Diagon Alley in the classrooms have already been made- any ideas for completing these ambitious plans would be welcomed!
The year 6 team