Poppy and Ramsay are our Golden rule winners this week! They have been listening really well each and every day at school, not only to staff but also to their friends and peers. This has had a positive impact on their learning and progress. Well done - keep it up!
Our class read this term is Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. The language in the book is very challenging but we are trying really hard to use some of the words we have learnt in our own writing, so this week to help with our understanding of the vocabulary we played a game of Heads up! The children were given a key word from the text and their friends in their group had to describe it or explain it's meaning to help their friend identify which word it was - who knew guided reading could be so much fun?
To launch our new topic The Rampaging Raiders, we had a Viking Visitor in Year 6 to teach us lots of new information and knowledge about the Vikings. Looking at both primary and secondary sources, we have learnt more about Viking daily life. We have a collection of new words to use and were amazed how much the Vikings contributed to language we use today.
In the afternoon, we became Vikings! Amazingly, we took part in four different activities: making clay pots; making a Viking game; examining artefacts and - by far our favourite - learning how to use a spear and shield!
Our golden rule this week was look after property. Sophie and Mollie are both very deserving of this week's rule, they not only look after their own property with lots of care but also property belonging to school and to others. Tidying items in the classroom and cloakroom, keeping the table tidies organised and well-stocked and ensuring our reading areas are always presentable, inviting and tidy. Well done girls year 6 are very lucky to have you, keep it up!
This week we have looked at a variety of different creation stories. We used Venn diagrams to identify and sort the similarities and differences in the stories. We then used elements from all the different stories we had read to write our own creation stories and illustrated them.
After spending time mixing colours to find the perfect shades of brown, the children painted their clay models. This has helped to show the variation in finch.
This week it was Year 6's turn to choose two superstar writers to be celebrated in assembly.
Isabel was chosen for her wonderful diary entry. Written from the view point of Charles Darwin from his voyage on the HMS Beagle, she had included not only his thoughts and feelings but the scientific vocabulary we have learnt whilst studying evolution.
Maeve was chosen for her non-chronological report on the Choggler, a made up mammal. From er writing you could not tell that the Choggler was not a real creature. She had included such specific detail that you would not be surprised if you came across them on the beaches in Greece!
Fantastic girls - keep up the wonderful writing!
Our Golden Rule for the final week of this half term was working hard. Ruby and Jessica have both been working hard for the last eight weeks, going above and beyond in all areas of their learning to ensure great progress. Both girls have also been following our other golden rules, helping others, being kind and gentle and listening carefully. We are super proud of all you have achieved and we know you will keep it up! Well done girls!
Today we visited Crucial Crew at Hellaby, the children had a fun day taking part in different scenarios that teach and show them how to keep themselves and others safe at home, school and in the community. They have now experienced what happens in a magistrates court, learnt to put an injured person in the recovery position and NOT to charge their electronic devices overnight or under their pillow!
Today we celebrated just how much progress the Y6's have made in their learning this term. We looked at their individual, personal progress in different subjects and celebrated those children who have worked extremely hard to ensure they are continuously striving to reach their full potential. As you can see from the photographs so many children have been awarded a progress card - we can't wait to see how much more progress you will make during the next term!
Year 6 Blog
This year’s team consists of Mrs Browne, Mrs Darrington, Mrs Clark and Mrs Joyce.