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Welcome to Year 6!

 

Welcome to Y6! The final chapter of primary school is a year of exciting opportunities. The children will enjoy experiences that are rewarding and challenging so that everyone can shine. It will certainly be a year they won't forget. We have diverse topics (including Stone Age - Iron  Age, American Trailblazers and WW2) with a range of engaging lessons. They have the opportunity to go on a residential trip and the year will end with lots of exciting projects.

 

As well as supporting children to reach their academic potential, the children will gain more independence, for example, each child will have their own iPad in school. They are also given many additional responsibilities around the school to help ensure the children are ready for their transition to secondary school. In the final term we will explore many themes to aid their confidence heading to a new school.

 

The children will be expected to work hard, but in return, they will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take on their next adventure. 

 

The Year Six Teaching Team are:

Mrs. S Lee (Year Group Leader)

Mrs. L Irwin (Literacy Co-ordinator)

Mrs. N Mason (History Co-ordinator)

Mrs. L Browning (Deputy Head & Maths teacher)

 

The Year 6 Support Team are :

Mrs. D Savage (Teaching Assistant & PPA teacher)
Mrs. T Mitchell (Teaching Assistant)

Miss. L Harris - (1:1)

Mrs. A Papworth (1:1)

 

Our topics for the year 2020-2021 will be :

Term 1- Stone Age - Iron Age

Term 2- American Trailblazers 

Term 2- We'll Meet Again (WWII)

Term 3- We'll Meet Again (continued)

Term 5- Onwards and Upwards!

Term 6- Onwards and Upwards! (continued)

 

Please check back regularly to see what we have been doing!

Look at our plan for 2020-2021

Hilltop Information 2021

The Hilltop residential trip is due to take place 26th-28th May. All children need to be at school on the 26th May from 8.30am-8.45am with everything they need, including a packed lunch. Comfortable, old clothes are best! All information (including a kit list) is on the PowerPoint below. 

 

Term 4

The video below doesn’t need much of an introduction. Y6 WW2 WOW Day. Done!

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Term 3

 

Wow! What a term! Whether the children were at home or in school this term, they have produced some exceptional work this term. We could not be prouder.

Our topic was WW2. Just look at some of things we got up to...

Amazing art

We have some incredibly talented artists in Year 6. Just look at some of our pieces! Two children from Mrs Mason's class created an amazing painting of our school.

All the children in Year 6 drew a self portrait and wrote five positive things about themselves as part of our mindfulness. 

Jumping into WW2 history

We have been so impressed with how Year 6 have immersed themselves in WW2 history this term. They have learnt about the impacts of war on men and women, the advancements of technology of the time and all about propaganda. The children have created some incredible diary entries, letters and propaganda posters whether they have been at home or school. 

Fun in the snow

The final weeks of the term saw A LOT of snow which was perhaps a welcome break from all of the hard work and a good excuse to get outside. Children at home enjoyed playing in their gardens and making snow sculptures and it was no different at school. Great fun!

Dance with Mrs Savage

Whether at home or at school, Year 6 had the opportunity to join in a LIVE dance lesson each week with Mrs Savage. She conjured up some incredible routines. The children were excellent with their fast feet; the teachers tried their best too.

Science: electricity and light

In science, the children started off by drawing simple electrical circuits. 
We then moved on to our light topic where the children learnt about reflection and refraction; how light is produced; how the eye works and how a periscope works. They had lots of opportunities to experiment with light in this topic.

Reading

In our reading lesson this term the children read lots of first-hand accounts from WW2. They also read extracts from Goodnight Mister Tom and explored its features. 
Lots of the children have been really inspired by our WW2 topic and they are currently readying lots of books associated with it. Including Anne Frank’s Diary.

The blitz poetry

Marvelous maths work

The children have shown great determination and resilience during maths this term and we have seen some excellent work. Year 6 have become experts at correcting their own work with the guidance of the teachers. They have also produced some creative journal work. We hope that the live lessons have made it a little easier for everyone too. 

Term 2

 

Check out everything we got up to in the second term of Y6. Our topic was American trailblazers...

Y6 awesomeness awards

To celebrate the amazing success that the Y6 children have had so far, we ended the term with a virtual Year Group celebration assembly. The teachers always feel that rewarding great work and behaviour is important, but perhaps it is even more pertinent this year. 

In each class, four children were recognised for one of the William Alvey values: resilience, tolerance, aspiration and respect. All of these children really have been incredible so far this year and more than deserve the certificate they received - well done!

On top of that, each class also recognised the good work that a pupil has completed. This was really hard to choose, as all of the children have produced something to be proud of this term. 

Finally, most children in Y6 have received their bronze certificates, which recognises exceptional work and behaviour. 

A BIG congratulations to all Y6. We are so proud of you. 

 

Christmas was of course a little different this year, but it did not stop Y6 having lots of festive fun! Each child made their own Christmas decorations and Christmas cards. They wrote their amazing 'robin' poems in their Christmas cards and hopefully these have been well received. 

Each class also had their own Christmas party full of quizzes, games and prizes. 

Y6 have continued to absorb themselves in 'Talk 4 Reading' and the children have thoroughly enjoyed these lessons again this term. We have focused our lessons on 'Wolves of Willoughby Chase' by Joan Aiken, tackling some challenging vocabulary. 

We have focused on key extracts of the book, using drama to help all children gain a deeper understanding of characters, settings and atmosphere. They have done a fantastic job again. 

In writing, the children have learnt about 'twisted' fairytales, exploring the beautiful book 'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne. They wrote their own story 'Into Sleaford' and ended our American topic by writing 'Into New York'. They have used excellent vocabulary (a lot of which has come from our reading lessons) and have used some great dialogue to help advance the action in their stories. 

We completed the term with some exceptional poetry, again harnessing the fabulous vocabulary the children have learnt. 

American Trailblazers Geography

Y6 have been learning about America in this terms geography topic and comparing its features to the UK. They have looked at the different biomes in North America and how this impacts the environment, humans and animals. 

They ended the term by doing an in-depth study on hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. They have produced some fantastic work, both in groups and individually. 

Term 1

Check out everything we got up to in the first term of Year 6! Our topic was Stone Age-Iron Age

Wow! What an amazing first term we have had in English. 

Year 6 have been gripped by our class story: 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. Their lessons have all been based around this book and they have displayed some excellent reading and writing skills. 

The children have explored the characters' feelings throughout the story with lots of discussion. They have made lots of inferences and have finished the term with some excellent poetry. 

They have focused on recounts and written some fantastic diaries based on the main characters: Isabelle and Hugo. We have been amazed by their exceptional vocabulary in their work and cannot wait to see what else they can do. 

Handwriting pens

We are extremely proud of these two children from Mrs Irwin's class. They have worked extremely hard on their handwriting and have been rewarded with their own fountain pens. Well done!

All of the maths classes have been brushing up on their place value knowledge and have started to use the four operations. 

We have been doing lots of Times Tables Rockstars to try and improve their speed and accuracy. 

They will be moving on to fractions and decimals next. 

The children have really launched themselves into our topic of prehistory. 
In our first lesson they were able to handle some real (ish) artefacts. In teams, they tried to date the artefacts in the Stone, Bronze or Iron Age and place them on a timeline. They then recorded the reasons for their choices in their books.

In our second lesson they were given a tour of a Stone Age settlement and had to predict what each feature was. They have also compared different houses in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. 

We were lucky enough to have a visitor from Sleaford museum who taught us all about the local Iron Age tribes.

The children have produced some excellent work on Seesaw, displaying their knowledge of Stone, Bronze and Iron Age houses. They have also shown a great understanding on the advancements of each era. 

The topic has concluded with some fantastic Iron Age new reports. 

What a term!  

We have started our new science topic on evolution in Y6.
In our first experiment the children pretended to be birds with different ‘beaks’. They had to pick up different types of food to see which beak was the best. They then concluded which ‘bird’ had best adapted to its environment. 

They have since learnt about inheritance and cross-breeding. 

The topic has concluded with research on Charles Darwin. The children have put all of their findings into a biography. Did you know Darwin is related to William Alvey?

Yoga and athletics

Y6 have been taking part in lots of mindful activities since the start of Y6. We have tried out yoga over the last couple of weeks and the children really seem to enjoy it. Just check out those ‘downward dogs’.

 

The children have also been doing athletics, focusing on: running, hurdles, throwing and jumping. We have seen a big improvement already. 

Y6 have already produced some stunning artwork this term. 
They have studied Georgia O’Keeffe and made some excellent sketches. They have also started to experiment with different watercolour techniques ready to produce a final piece. 

Just imagine the learning that will occur in these magical rooms...

Mrs Mason

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Mrs Lee

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Mrs Irwin

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