Year 6

The class teachers are Mrs Hartmann and Mrs O'Loughlin

Our Topic this term is:  

PE day: 

Year 6 have PE on Tuesdays.

Spelling tests are on: Monday 

Home work will be given out every day and is expected to be in the following day, unless the children are told otherwise. 

We would like you to know:  

SATs will take place week beginning 14th May 

Newsletters 

28/06/2019

A busy week in Year 6 this week as we finally finished our writing portfolios! Some of us enjoyed Rock Challenge on Wednesday and we came 3rd - amazing! Thursday we had parent partnership afternoon.  But, of course, the children have had one thing on their minds all week - Alton Towers! A well-deserved treat for all of their hard work this year. 

21/06/2019

We've been really busy in Year 6 this week with a number of things going on within the academy.  We have continued putting our writing portfolios together and we have been writing our end of year reports.  Mrs Demoulpied worked with us on some PSHE in which we explored relationships and loss.  The children approached these sensitive themes with maturity.  Wednesday was busy with some of us rehearsing for the upcoming Rock Challenge performance.  We have also looked at recycling as part of our curriculum.  Finally, we managed to squeeze in some practice for sports day and we are looking forward to smashing it on the race-track!

14/06/2019

 A fun-packed week this week - we have made a start on our rehearsals for the end of year production.  We have continued with our writing portfolios but have also found time this week to explore some Year 7 algebra work which the children did brilliantly with.  We did some curriculum work and looked at the important role each individual plays in working effectively as a team.  Wednesday afternoon we had First Step Wild and looked at minibeasts.  Thursday and Friday we were lucky to have a visit from the author Peter Murray, who shared his work with us and gave us some tips on how to be top writers! Have a lovely weekend. 

07/06/2019

A busy first week back in Y6 as we have been putting together our writing portfolios.  The children's writing skills are really coming along and we have written both a fiction and non-fiction piece this week which has allowed them to showcase their grammar and punctuation knowledge as well as their imagination.  On Wednesday we enjoyed an outdoor session with First Step Wild.  We did the casting for our end of year production and have learned some of the songs.  Hopefully we can start rehearsals next week - looking forward to it! Have a great weekend. 

24/05/2019

With SATs out of the way, we have had lots of exciting things happening this week.  Some of us went to compete in the Delta Games on Monday and managed to pick up some prizes.  On Tuesday we went to the university to watch the squash stars take part in the Allam British Open and the children were absolutely enthralled!  Thursday afternoon was the summer picnic and we had a fantastic turn out - thank you.  In between all of this the children have also been working hard putting together some pieces of writing which will go towards their end of year assessments.  It's been a very busy half-term and the children have definitely earned a week off.  Enjoy!@

17/05/2019

What a week! We are so immensely proud of the children for their effort, determination and maturity in the SATs this week and they should be incredibly proud of themselves.  Well done to each and every one of you ... We did it! Have a fantastic weekend - you've definitely earned it!

10/05/2019

Finally the time has come for us to show what all the hard work since September has been for! We are incredibly proud of how the children have worked and this week they have really shifted gears.  We know they'll try their best and they have all the knowledge and skills to absolutely smash it! Make sure you arrive at 8am next week Y6s for our special pre-SATs breakfast! Enjoy the weekend and get plenty of well-deserved rest.

03/05/2019

A super busy week in Y6 as we approach SATs week.  We have been fine-tuning our knowledge in reading, grammar and maths and having a go at lots of practice papers to give us the skills and confidence we need to give it our best shot!  Have a well deserved rest over the long weekend!

29/03/2019

This week in Year 6 we have had a grammar focus in which we have covered lots of ground, including adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs!  In maths we have looked at proportion and scale factors and in reading we have focused on retrieval and inference skills when reading fiction texts.  We have also performed some Easter poetry ahead of our church service next week.  On Friday some of us headed off to Robinwood.  We are going to have a fun-packed weekend and will see you when we return!  For those of you staying behind  - have a super weekend.

22/03/2019

This week in Year 6 we have had a grammar focus in which we have covered lots of ground, including adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs!  In maths we have looked at proportion and scale factors and in reading we have focused on retrieval and inference skills when reading fiction texts.  We have also performed some Easter poetry ahead of our church service next week.  On Friday some of us headed off to Robinwood.  We are going to have a fun-packed weekend and will see you when we return!  For those of you staying behind  - have a super weekend.

15/03/2019

A fantastic week in Y6.  We have been doing some practice SATs and the children have done brilliantly.  Every child in the class has improved their scores - the hard work is paying off.  We have also managed to squeeze in some electrical circuits work in science and we looked at gender stereotypes during our topic work at the start of the week.  Have a great weekend Y6!

08/03/2019

A productive week in Year 6 this week. We are absolutely smashing our reading this week and have so many strategies for tackling those trickier SATs questions! In maths we have looked at solving linear equations and again we have done amazing with this. A highlight of the week was World Book Day and our costumes were superb!

01/03/2019

A fabulous week in Year 6 this week! In maths we have learned how to convert between measures and how to use conversion graphs.  We have looked at ways of answering vocabulary questions in the SATs reading test.  We have continued reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and have explored some of the characters in detail.  Our arithmetic test results are the best yet this week! Well done Year 6.  Have a great weekend.

15/02/2019

Another busy week in Y6.  This week we have done some practice SAT papers; we are getting more familiar and confident with the style of questions.  We have looked closely at question types for fiction and poetry and in maths we have looked at how to work out the area and perimeter of compound shapes.  In boosters we have looked at timetables and problems to do with time.  Last night's disco was lots of fun! Children in Y6 will be bringing their study guides home over the half term holiday.  They'll be focusing on maths - little and often is best! But do also have a well deserved break, Y6.  See you in the next half term!

08/02/2019

A great week in Year 6 this week.  We have enjoyed getting to grips with our new timetable and groupings.  We've continued with our shape work in maths and in reading we've looked at prediction and summary skills.  We have done some work with Miss Cooper around what we learned at our IMPS session and we have learned about cyber safety.  Have a great weekend!

01/02/2019

Another busy week with some changes to our timetable in the lead up to SATs that the children have adapted well to.  We had an exciting delivery of study guides and it has been wonderful to see the children using these so enthusiastically!  We have continued with our shape work in maths, focusing specifically on the parts of a circle.  In reading we have looked at techniques for answering retrieval and vocabulary questions and the children have explored some non-fiction around The Holocaust, which they have approached with a great deal of maturity and sensitivity.  Have a lovely weekend - you deserve it!

25/01/2019

A busy week in Year 6 this week.  In maths we have been solving problems involving ratio.  In reading we have been writing in the role of Bruno from The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.  A highlight was our trip to the hospital where we learned some valuable life saving skills and got to see the A and E department.  Well done to Year 6 for their commitment to boosters this week.

11/01/2019

A fantastic first week back in Year 6.  In Literacy we have started some intensive grammar revision, beginning with prepositions and conjunctions.  In Maths we have worked on finding percentage increases and decreases.  We have started our new book "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas" in guided reading and we are already loving it! Looking forward to a great term ahead. 

21/12/2018

A lovely festive week in Year 6 this week!  In maths we've looked at plotting co-ordinates in all four quadrants.  In literacy we have written our final versions of our "Immortal Monkey" warning stories.  We enjoyed our NAPA performance on Thursday followed by a fantastic Christmas party.  We ended the week with carols around the tree and a performance by The Magic Carpet Theatre Company - perfect!  Wishing all of my Y6s and their families a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year.  See you in 2019!

14/12/2018

A busy week in Year 6 with some festive fun thrown in!  In literacy we have produced final drafts of our warning stories.  In maths we have continued with our work on equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.  We are still enjoying reading Black Powder and we are at a crucial point in the story - things are about to get very exciting!  We produced some fantastic rainforest sketches in our topic work.  On Monday, we had a lovely Christingle service at the church.  Have a lovely weekend!

07/12/2018

A great week in Y6 this week.  In literacy, we have been editing and improving our draft versions of our warning stories.  In maths, we have looked at equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages.  In reading we are continuing to enjoy Black Powder and have been looking at how to use freeze framing to make inferences from selected paragraphs in the text.  We enjoyed a visit from First Step Wild on Wednesday morning where we learned some important team work skills and managed to build three tents in very wet and windy conditions!  Have a lovely weekend.   

30/11/2018

Another busy week in Year 6.  We have had a go at some practice SAT papers this week and have approached these with maturity and determination.  We enjoyed a visit from the fire engine on Monday as part of the White Ribbon Campaign.  On Wednesday we had a French afternoon in which we learned how to say where we live and when our birthdays are as well as completing some maths questions in French.  On Thursday afternoon we looked at cyberbullying and we are now far more knowledgeable about how to protect ourselves from this.  Have a great weekend

23/11/2018

A great week in Y6 this week.  In maths we have looked at adding and subtracting mixed numbers.  In reading we have explored how the author's choice of language enhances meaning in poetry. We made Kayapo headdresses in design and technology and in science we've created classification keys.  Have a great weekend. 

16/11/2018

A busy week in Year 6.  It has been anti bullying week so we've tackled some sensitive issues and the children have shown great maturity in this.  In maths we have looked at multiplying and dividing by powers of ten.  Arithmetic scores were up again this week for most children.  In literacy we have looked at how to write effective story openings and how to use pathetic fallacy to create richer setting descriptions.  We enjoyed a trip to the cinema on Wednesday and had our termly Maths Bee competition on Thursday. 

09/11/2018

A busy first week back in Year 6! In maths we have looked at how to express remainders as fractions and decimals.  We have also been doing lots of arithmetic practice and have a number of children achieving full marks and many close to full marks.  In literacy we have written drafts of a warning story and we'll edit and improve these over the next couple of weeks.  In an afternoon we have been learning about Remembrance Day.  We've written letters to the unknown soldiers and we have looked at life in the trenches during WW1.  Have a great weekend. 

26/10/2018 

A fantastic week in Year 6.  In Maths, we have looked at highest common factors and lowest common multiples, prime numbers and prime factors.  In Literacy, we have been writing balanced arguments about mobile phones in schools.  We have been designing tribal headdresses which we will make after half term.  Our NAPA performance was superb.  Our head and deputy head boys and girls went out to Youth Parliament on Thursday to debate some important issues. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

19/10/2018 

A fantastic week in Year 6 this week.  In Maths we've been applying our written methods of the four operations to problem solving.  In our writing we have looked at techniques for making our writing "flow" better using cohesive devices.  In reading we have explored some challenging texts about Guy Fawkes and the religious divide between Catholics and Protestants in 17th Century Britain.  As part of our Rainforests Topic, we've composed music to recreate rainstorms.  Our NAPA performance is coming along nicely and we look forward to showing you this next week.  We also took part in our Autumn Spelling Bee on Thursday.  Well done to Bradley who was the Y6 winner!

28/09/2018 

Another super week in Year 6 this week.  We've started looking at formal written methods of multiplication in Maths and in our afternoon arithmetic sessions we've looked at calculating percentages.  In Literacy we have been looking at figurative language and descriptive sentence structures.  We are now well into our novel study of Black Powder and have enjoyed exploring the characters so far.  We've done some art work and music based on The Great Kapok Tree and in science we have started to plan an investigation into pulse rate and exercise.  Have a great weekend.

21/09/2018

Another busy week in Year 6 this week!  We have been looking at formal written methods of addition and subtraction in maths and have applied this to solving word problems relating to money.  In reading, we have started our novel study "Black Powder" and the children are enthusiastic about this, with lots of theories as to how the plot will develop!  In writing we have looked at how to use description in our narrative pieces. We have continued with our Rainforests topic and the children have been looking at the different layers of a rainforest and researching the animals that live there. 

14/09/2018 

A busy week in Year 6! We've worked with negative numbers in maths, solving problems involving temperatures and bank balances. In our reading lessons, we have been exploring the differences in beliefs between catholics and protestants in preparation for starting our novel study on "Black Powder" next week.  In literacy, we have looked at how to use fronted adverbials and modifiers to enhance our writing.  We started our Rainforest topic too this week and have looked at the location and climate of the world's tropical rainforests.  Have a lovely weekend! 

13/07/2018 

An absolutely fantastic final full week in year 6.  Our production was absolutely fantastic and the children were super stars, well done to all of them!  We had our end of year party on Wednesday, where we enjoyed pizzas, games and music.  On Thursday we had a blast on the inflatable obstacle course and then had fun at the summer fair.  All of the children should feel incredibly proud of their SAT results too.  Well done Year 6 and have a lovely transition week next week.