Year 6 Blog

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

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.  

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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!

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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: 

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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...

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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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Magnet Mahem!

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We are learning about forces in science.  We know that there are forces all around us and that they act in different ways.  In year 6 we really enjoyed taking part in an investigation using magnets and have used our pknowledge to plan an investiagtion. 

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Parent Meetings

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Thank you for attending the Inspire Workshop today. We hope that you enjoyed it and found it worthwhile.

Please be reminded that there is  SATs/SRE meeting on Thursday 23rd January 6pm-7pm. This is for parents only.

Thank you

Expressive Dance

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This half term we have started to create expressive dances in P.E. We are basing our dances on our knowledge of World War Two events and are thinking carefully about what life would have been like for children during the war.

We have also started our new topic - Australia and are excited to be finding out new things about this amazing country.

Tomorrow we have our Inspire Workshop and are looking forward to sharing how we learn in Literacy lessons with you.

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Spooky Writing in Year 6

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We are reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells - it is realy spooky!  We don't know what lies hidden in Room 13 however this has not stopped our imaginations running wild and coming up with lots of ideas of what it could be...

We have used suspense in our writing and described things without actually telling the reader what it is!

We cannot wait to find out what happens, or what is behind that door!

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