Year 6 Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

The Ghost Behind the Wall

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Today in Guided Reading we were focusing on the text 'The Ghost Behind the Wall' written by Melvin Burgess.  We looked at the atmosphere and tension that was created in extract one and how the author has done this.  We then compared it to the second extract and discussed how it was very different.  We then based our writing on the text, ensuring that we included tension in our own story. 


We are all still continuing to work incredibly hard in the final week before our SATs tests and are very focused.  Well done!


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Welcome Back Year 6!

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Year six have had an excellent start to the term - returning with a really positive attitude, and with some fabulous homework.  We are thrilled with the effort that has been put into the work that was set before the holiday.  Everyone has worked really hard - making sure that learning has continued and that standards are maintained.  A huge well done to all!  We are all working incredibly hard to make sure we do our very best during SATs week.  Keep it up!


Easter fun in Year 6

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We have been having some Easter fun in school this week. Yesterday we went on an Easter Egg Hunt - there were 60 eggs hidden around the school grounds and we each had to find one for a prize.  Bonus prizes were given for finding the golden egg!  We also had an egg decorating competition.  Look at some of our designs - they were all absolutely amazing!  Can you spot the two winning entries? 

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Go Go Joseph!

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This week we had a real treat - we went to see the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Quems in Tamworth.  It was fantastic, we thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the amazing dancing and singing. 


Sweet Maths!

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In Miss Maltby's group we have been learning about ratio and proportion using practical equipment.  This week we used some skittles for a yummy and engaging maths lesson!  We talked about the ratio and proportion of colours and about how the ratios can be reduced down.  We looked at how proportion related to fractions and solved different problems using the skittles.  It was great fun! 

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The Sick Insects are Growing up!

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Our class stick insects are growing up!  We now have some that are full size - these ones mostly enjoy looking like a stick and standing still!  They are being kept in 6SG where they are enjoying their new large tank.  In 6RD we have lots of babies - they are hatching out of their tiny eggs almost daily.  The babies are far more energetic - a few tried to make a run for it earlier in the week!.  Once they grow to full size we can put them into the larger tank.  


Titanic Writing

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The R.M.S. Titanic has come to Whitehouse Common!  Well, to our writing lessons anyway!  We are basing our writing on the Titanic, using some film clips and information collated using the Ipads as a stinulus.  We have written non-chronological reports this week and are really looking forward to a bit of diary writing.  Although we all know what happened to the ill-fated Titianic we are ensuring we do not give anything away just yet in our writing!


World Book Day & Winter Olympics

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We are really enjoying writing at the moment - it is so exciting!  We have based our writing this week on the Winter Olympics Poem using the BBC television advert as a stimulus.  We have personified nature and written poems and character descriptions.  We have also written setting descriptions - which were amazing!  Miss Greenwood, Mrs Dixon and Miss Maltby are so proud of our ideas and writing at the moment.

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We have also really enjoyed World Book day where we all have dressed up as our favourite books characters. Have a look at some of our photographs: 









Changing Circuits and Numicon

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We have begun the science topic 'changing circuits' in Year 6.  We investigated different ways to make a bulb light up and looked at the different symbols that are used in circuit diagrams.  We had great fun.  We have also been using Numicon in mathematics to investigate fractions.

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Order in Court!

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This week we have held a debate in Year 6 to discuss whether vampires are real or not... some really valid points were made such as:

DNA has been found in humans which is the same as vampire bats.

Many hospitals across the world have had to admit a large proportion of people with 'bite' marks on their necks.

Specialised cameras have identified non-human beings walking the streets in the dead of night.

Vampires have been invented by a company wanting to sell 'vampire killing kits'

Police records show no evidence of vampires sightings.

There is no birth or death records for Dracula.

We used the debate to write balanced arguements.  We have also written an alternative ending to Room 13 where Fliss makes a terrible mistake with horrific consequences!  You'll have to read our writing to find out more...



Working hard in Year 6

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We are thrilled to see how hard Year 6 children are working at the moment - everyone is really focused and putting in 100% effort.  In our groups we are all enjoying reading a selection of texts, including Inkheart, Thief and Danny the Champion of the World.  We are also continuing to enjoy Room 13 and have nearly finished it - we will soon find out what is in that mystery room!  Finally in maths we are all making sure that we work hard - some excellent progress is being made and we are all really proud!  This has also been celebrated at parents evening.  Well done everyone :)

Area 51 Leaked Information!

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This week we have come across some top secret information - initially confiscated by Area 51.  We have obtained an amateur video which documents what's inside Room 13.  There are several clues revealing what it could be: a knarled hand covered in blood, evil soulless eyes, dirty yellowed teeth and papery thin skin covering sharp cheek bones.  We have our suspicions as to what it is, however cannot reveal them for fear of breaking classified information. 



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