Category: year6

Year 6 – Amethyst and Magenta

Running, Rapping & Really Cool Graffiti

This week, we have spent some time practising the songs for the Year 6 production – the singing is really coming along.  It was brilliant to see lots of children auditioning for large parts; the teachers had a really tough job allocating the roles.  Children should be learning their lines over the half term break …

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SATs Be Gone!

Just a short note to say how proud we are of the children this week.  They have shown great resilience in the face of some challenging papers in the Year 6 SATs and they deserve a nice relaxing weekend. Next week, we will start rehearsing the Year 6 show in earnest along with preparation for …

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Facts, Philosophy and Fun at the Field!

In English lessons, we have made use of all the research we did last week and written some fantastic reports about huskies.  The children included information about their origins; care and training and the Iditarod trail race in Alaska.  We continued with our maths revision work books this week, working hard to practise key skills …

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Welcome to the Summer Term!

Before the Easter holidays, Year 6 were working hard on their Anderson shelter projects.  We didn’t have the opportunity to share them with you before the break, however we wanted to show you the final creations. We will be using our maths lessons to do daily arithmetic and reasoning practice.  The children work in a …

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Pirates, Percentages and Punctuation

In English lessons this week, we’ve been going over lots of questions which could come up in the grammar test.  Following this, we have finally started to write our pirate stories.  After a last few days of preparation, creating settings, characters and researching plenty of useful vocabulary, the children wrote their opening paragraphs.  So far, …

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Anderson Shelters, Assessments & Arithmetic

We’ve been asking ourselves, how it is already half way through March? Spring 2 is absolutely flying by! In our long-awaited DT lesson this week, we made a good (but very messy) start on constructing our Anderson Shelters.  We focused on creating the base and shape of the structure, securing it with a hot glue …

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Circuits, Careers and Books books books…

World Book Day dominated this week.  We had a lovely day enjoying all things book related. Following a colourful assembly, we completed a footy / booky quiz and then the teachers went to read stories in different rooms.  The children made some brilliant bookmarks, created their own comic strips and enjoyed some time just relaxing …

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Investigations and Pirates!

It’s been a week of investigations in Year 6.  Following some revision on both multiplication and division (to 2 decimal places), children set about using their own examples to prove whether a statement was always, sometimes or never true.  They all seemed to enjoy working with the freedom to choose and work through their own …

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Algebra, Alliteration and Allies

In English this week, we have been exploring poetry and writing poems about war with links to colour.  We revised the use of poetic devices such as: similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia and personification.  We also considered the effect on the reader of rhythm and rhyme, with some even taking into account the number of syllables …

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The Spinning Spectrum of Light!

Science has been the highlight of the week in Year 6. We delved further into our topic of Light and focused on the ‘spectrum of light’ where we discussed what white light is, what produces white light and the spectrum of colours that appear. When white light (light with no colour filters) is refracted using …

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