Year 6 Blog

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

Year 6 Inspire Workshop

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Please be reminded that the Year 6 Inspire Workshop will be taking place next Tuesday (14th) in the Oaks Hall.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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The year six children have continued to work hard this week on various Christmas projects including making peppermint creams and creating artisitc calendars. The phase also enjoyed performing their Christmas Carol Concert . We were extremely proud of the childrens fantastic singing and confidence in the church and are looking forward to sharing this with the rest of the school tomorrow.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support this term and also for the generous Christmas presents that we have received from you. We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas (if you are celebrating) and a Happy New Year!

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D&T Bird Houses

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We have really enjoyed making Bird Houses this week in D&T.  We first had to saw some wood to specific measurements, then used the glue gun safely to fix everything together before putting on a cover, painting them and making a bird to go inside!  We are so proud of them and how carefully we worked with the equipment.

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Advent Reflection

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We have been reflecting about advent in Year 6 and thinking about what it means to Christians across the world.  While we do this an advent candle has been lit.  We have thought about the traditional story of Christmas according to the Bible.  We have also discussed the symbolism within this festival.  Year 5 and 6 are looking forward to our traditional carol service next Tuesday following our rehearsal today.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the church at 6.15pm.

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The Snowman

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This week in literacy Year 6 are writing newspaper articles.  We have written newspapers based on 'The Snowman' and how a variety of different people from around the world have spotted a young boy and a snowman flying in the air!  We have used all of the features of a newspaper and ensured that we uplevelled our writing afterwards.

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Science Fun

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This week in science year six have been learning about adaptation and Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The children did some fantastic research on the special features that animals have to survive in their habitats.

We have also been completing mock SATs test and will continue with these next week. The year six teaching team are delighted with the progress that you have made so far this year. Well done and keep up the great work :)march of the penguins-12130

Autobiographies and Henri Rousseau

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This week in writing we have each created an autobiography, but imagining that we are fifty years old! It's been great fun to elaborate on future events - but to write them in past tense. We've enjoyed looking at the teachers' autobiographies for ideas as well as Michael McIntyre's, Usain Bolt's, Jacqueline Wilson's and Roald Dahl's. We used these examples to make our writing interesting and to 'hook' the reader in.

We have also been learning about the artist Henri Rousseau in our topic lessons. We studied his style of painting and have started to draw our own animal designs in Rousseau's style.

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Henry Rousseau Inspired Art

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This week we are looking at some of the art produced by the artist Henry Rousseau and how he used a 'layering' technique to create perspective.  We are using his art as a stimulus for our own drawings in response to our topic 'The Weird World of Animals'

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Biographies and Autobiographies

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This week we are looking forward to our writing lessons on autobiographies and biographies. We are going to be finding out the features of both types of text and how they vary. We'll then be writing a biography for the character of Carl from the film 'Up'.

SPaG in Year 6

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We are working really hard on our SPaG.  Today we were learning about active and passive verbs - changing them from one to the other. 

e.g. Sarah pushed the door wide open. (A)

The door was pushed wide open by Sarah.  (P)

See if you can write more sentences of your own and change them around!

Wizard of Oz Performance

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On Monday we were visited by a theatre company who performed 'The Wizard of Oz' to us. We have used the show as a stimulus for our writing this week by creating diary entries, setting descriptions and balanced arguments.

Mrs. Dixon, Miss Maltby and Miss Greenwood would like to thank all of the children in year six for having a fantastic first half term. You have worked incredibly hard, made good progress and have shown enthusiasm with everything that we have done.

We hope that you have a brilliant half term!

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World War Two Day

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Year Six had a fantastic learning experience today by going back in time to World War Two. They took part in two workshops. In the first they were able to explore various artefacts, dress up in clothes worn during the time period and march like soldiers around the playground.

Following this the children sang songs that soldiers and children sung during the war. Keith explained the meaning behind the lyrics of the songs including 'Run Rabbit and The White Cliffs of Dover'. It was really interesting to learn about.

Throughout the day Fran and Keith gave the children many fascinating facts and stories about the war and how it impacted of them and their families.

Well done to year six for your enthusiasm and curiosity. We are sure that you learnt many new and exciting things!


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