Week 9; 6th - 10th November
We've had a really fun week, consolidating our learning in Literacy and Numeracy.
We were 'hot seating' the characters from our newspaper of Theseus and the Minotaur.
In Numeracy, to refine our multiplication skills, we completed a treasure hunt. Mrs D had hidden the question cards all round school. When, the children answered a question correctly, they got the next clue! Sweets were the prize if you completed it and everyone managed it in the time given!!
We had our first STEM workshop this week. The children had lots of fun as well as developing their design skills and team building. More to come next week!
Week 8; 30th October - 3rd November
A great start back to the second half of term. We have been really busy in Numeracy revising our multiplication methods and learning new ones. The children can now use 4 different methods and are choosing their favourite as they practice. Very proud teacher for such hard work in the first week back! Plus, the children were sneakily pleased they'd be able to show off their new methods at home to dazzle (and perhaps confuse!) their parents!
Click the links below for video help if you'd like to learn more!
We have started our new Literacy topic called 'Theseus and the Minotaur'. Get the children to retell the story to you!!
Week 7; 16th - 20th October
Our "Old Mill" topic in Literacy has come to an end, with Year 6 writing some spectacular suspense stories based on this clip from Harry Potter (only up to 1 minute!).
Check out these snippets of great writing!
Mrs Kinrade is so pleased with how Year 6 have taken to their celtic cross designs. Have a look at these amazing drawings!!
Week 6; 9th - 13th October
We've had a busy week! Literacy, Guided Reading and Numeracy have continued in full swing, with our penultimate Forest School too. (Click here for photo album).
We've also taken part in a skipping workshop this week which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
The highlight of our week was organising a spectacular Coffee Morning for our Vallajeelt family. What a morning it was! We raised an amazing amount for Young Carers in the morning and then lots of children offered to stay behind after school to sell some more! No pictures because we were so busy....but Year 6 should be very very proud of themselves.
Week 5; 2nd - 6th October
Keep checking the Forest School album for updates! (Forest School Year 6)
This week's Literacy has seen us get stuck into Suspense stories as a writer. We have looked at the toolkit for suspense - what we can use in our writing to make the reader think that something bad is going to happen. We had a treasure hunt to find the toolkit ....Mrs Dixon was mean and threw in some 'red herrings' to confuse us!!
We have also finished our Place Value topic in Numeracy. We completed our first end of unit test before we moved onto 'Four Operations' next week. Everyone did exceptionally well on their first ever Year 6 test...Ethan even managed to get full marks and was very chuffed with himself!!
Week 4; 25th - 29th September
Check out our Gallery of Forest School photos - click here.
This week saw us start our first official Guided Reading session, with all of the children being put into 'Fast Car Groups' - Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and Ferrari! Everyone really enjoyed their first Year 6 text - long may it continue!
We have all managed to get onto Its Learning this week and have found our GR homework, spellings and Numeracy help pages. We have discussed how we can send homework back to Mrs D and even had a go at Numeracy Ninjas questions for practice!!
Week 3; 18th-22nd September
Year 6 are well into the swing of being back at school now. We've had an epic time at our first Forest School, we started our Numeracy, Literacy and Science topics and we even spent time with our new buddies!!