Today, we have launched our Design Technology project, helping the vikings raid the steep sided castles. We took Bamburgh Castle as inspiration and thought about the best ways to help the Vikings climb the sides and infiltrate the castle. We are excited to see how the designs unfold.
Using the wonderful braining camp, we have been comparing fractions. It has helped us see which fractions are bigger or smaller and when the are the same. We soon realised there was a problem. If we were give a fraction that was not on braining camp such as 3/7 we could not use it.
So we learnt how to compare fractions using butterflies.
First we found the common denominator, then we converted the numerators., before comparing them.
We realised that we can apply this when we are adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.
Be Kind and Helpful was this weeks golden rule. The classes voted for Gypsy and Grace, two wonderful children that nothing is ever too much trouble. Thank you girls for being good role models. Keep up the wonderful work!
Over the past fortnight, we have been looking at anti-bullying. We had an odd socks day to celebrate our fabulous differences and thought carefully about how kind we could be.
On a secret mission, Year 6 all picked a secret friend, they wrote them a lovely letter and tried to do kind things for them over the fortnight. To keep the secret, they would be extra kind to others, that way it would be difficult to guess who each person's secret friend was.
During this time we also made posters, hashtags and looked into cyber bullying. We decided that we will all endeavour to be upstanders rather than bystanders!
Today, we have had the most wonderful day taking part in the Primary Enterprise Challenge.
Over the course of the day, we became small events business; planning, budgeting and designing an event to take place at Barnsley Football Club on the last match of the season.
In our teams, we had to come up with a team name, logo and mascot.
We then thought about our perfect fan.
It was then time to plan our event!
At the end of the day, we pitched to judges (a mix of teachers and school councillors) and a team was chosen to represent our school at the final.
Well done Premier Primary - we are behind you all the way!
The children all did so well, we are proud of all of them. They were so hard-working, invested in the project and even stood up to pitch at the end! Year 6 you are AMAZING!
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.
Year 6 Blog
This year’s team consists of Mrs Darrington, Miss Gallagher Mrs Clark, Mrs Walker, and Mrs Smith.