Class 6 are learning to be independent learners.

Teachers: Mrs Lee and Mrs Welsh

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Schroeder and Mrs Irving

Autumn 2
Maths

Coordinates, Translation and Reflection

Measurement - measuring and converting

Perimeter and Area

Parts of a circle and angles

Long Division

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

English

Street Child and The Highway Man linked to Topic

Topic

History

Crime and Punishment

Science Light
RE Creation and Fall
Art/D&T

Designing, Evaluating and Constructing 3D shelters

Art - Blending pastels for Portraits

Music Trumpets
PE

Monday and Wednesdays

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days

 

PGL Residential Adventure

Each year Class 6 go on a 5 day / 4 night residential visit to a PGL activity centre. This isn’t just a school trip but aims to inspire, motivate and challenge the children to raise aspirations, try new things, build their confidence and supports their achievement. Whilst there each day brings fresh adventures and the chance to try something new with the encouragement of their friends. Every year we see them come back more inspired, more independent, more confident and eager to learn - even walking a little taller!

This year Class 6 went to the Boreatton Centre in Shropshire.

Class Six visited Bankfield Museum in Halifax as part of their Crime and Punishment topic. They thoroughly enjoyed re-enacting a real court scene about an attempted murder in Halifax in 1872 becoming the accused, judge and jury in a Victorian criminal case. They discovered the harsh, cruel and bizarre punishments which went on throughout the Middle ages, Tudor and Victorian times.

Homework

In Year Six, we are beginning to focus on the exciting, if sometimes daunting, transition to secondary school. The Maths and English homework will include revision of some key areas of the curriculum to reinforce some technical terms and other topics that we are covering in class. Research Homework provides the opportunity for pupils to choose what type of work they want to produce linked to a title. The focus for this work is on independent research and presenting work to a good standard.

In addition, class six have six spellings taken from the statutory spelling lists for key stage two. These are given on a Monday and tested on a Friday. Reading at home is just as important in key stage two as in the early years in school. Children are expected to read at home twice a week. A balance of reading aloud and reading independently but then discussing what they have read with an adult, is great for year six.

 

 

 

100 books to read before you leave year six

We have a reading challenge in year six with the choice of 100 books by different authors. Pupils can choose their own books from the selection and then move their book token up the list.

It has been great to hear pupils who, at the start of the year said “I don’t read;it’s boring!” recommending books to their friends and peers.

 

 

No Pens Wednesday

We had a fantastic day on No Pens Wednesday. We created pastel and charcoal drawings of Norwich Cathedral inspired by our text at the moment, Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick.

We also wrote and solved equations using patterns as well as practising our own songs inspired by Michael Jackson’s ‘Heal the World’ video as part of our work in RE.

It was great fun spending a whole day not writing… but we realised how much writing that we do each day.

 

 

 

After a half term of evaluating various shelters, learning how to reinforce a structure and testing them out Class Six have designed, constructed and evaluated their own structure. Their brief was to make a shelter for the character ‘Will’ from the novel Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. Will, a young boy, who has been stranded in the depths of the jungle in Thailand after a Tsunami struck. The shelter had to be waterproof, protect him from predators and generally keep him safe.

The children thoroughly enjoyed working together as a group making some great shelters which were fit for purpose.