Year 6K

Friday 15th December 2017

One Week To Go!

We can’t believe there is only one more week to go before the Christmas holiday!

This week has been jam-packed with Christmas fun, games, activities, singing, dancing and a bit of actual work too.

We have been learning about Advent using the following website…

ADVENT

And we watched a short video that highlights the TRUE meaning of Advent…

We ended the day watching a short video about helping people less fortunate during the winter holiday…

Weekend Homework: On Thursday we are visiting St Michael’s church where Mr Putman is going to talk to us about a ‘Christingle’. In your grey book, write at least 5 questions you would like to ask Mr Putman about a Christingle.

 

Key Dates:

Wednesday 20th December: Year 5 and 6 morning visit to John Moores University for Space Lecture. More details to follow.

Thursday 21st December: Year 6 walking to St Michael’s church to make a Christingle.

Friday 22nd December: Finish for Christmas Holiday.

 

Wednesday 13th December 2017

WOW! Our Christmas performances are over… and what a great show it was. We hope you all enjoyed watching it as much as we did performing for you.

Friday 15th December is our Christmas Fair and Christmas Jumper day. An email has been sent out with all the information you need.

Next week we have two exciting visits planned. On Wednesday 20th December we are travelling to Liverpool with Year 5 to take part in a Space Lecture at John Moores University. Please click on the link below for all the information. £3 payment is required by 11:30am on Monday 18th December.

Then on Thursday 21st December we are lucky enough to have been invited to St Michael’s church to learn about a ‘Christingle’. We will walk to and from church. As this is a local area visit no permission slip is required.

 

Please click on the link below to view the letter about our exciting trip planned for next week…

Liverpool John Moores Lecture 2017

Monday 11th December 2017

Two Weeks to go!

We’re getting into Christmas spirit this week… We began the morning with a challenging maths activity that involved solving calculations and colouring in squares to reveal a picture… it was a snowman! We then watched a short animation about ‘The First Christmas’ and completed a comprehension activity about it.

In the afternoon we made our alpine hats for the performances and began making our pompoms for the Christmas Tree.

 

Homework: Make sure you have your costume ready for tomorrow and know the words to our class song!

 

Friday 8th December 2017

Autumn 2nd Half Week 6

2 Weeks to go!

Christmas Performances – Costumes

We have finally decided on our costumes for the performances next week! We are going to the ‘lederhosen look’ by wearing plain shorts (preferably long ones) with long socks (no football socks please) and a plain white shirt/polo top, which we will adorn with imitation braces. Girls may wish to wear a knee length skirt and tights along with their white shirt/polo top. It will hopefully portray the imagery of Germany, our given country. It would be fantastic if girls with long hair could have them plaited on both sides for Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Weekend Homework: Make sure you know the words to our songs for next week. Stille Nacht

 

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas Performances at 9:30am and 2:00pm. The dress rehearsal is on Tuesday 12th at 9.30am and you do not need tickets to come and watch the rehearsal. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets have been sent home.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets have been sent home.

Thursday 14th December: Children’s Christmas Lunch.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair.

Wednesday 20th December: Year 5 and 6 morning visit to John Moores University for Space Lecture. More details to follow.

Friday 22nd December: Finish for Christmas Holiday.

Wednesday 6th December

Christmas Performances – Costumes

We have finally decided on our costumes for the performances next week! We are going to the ‘lederhosen look’ by wearing plain shorts (preferably long ones) with long socks (no football socks please) and a plain white shirt/polo top, which we will adorn with imitation braces. Girls may wish to wear a knee length skirt and tights along with their white shirt/polo top. It will hopefully portray the imagery of Germany, our given country. It would be fantastic if girls with long hair could have them plaited on both sides for Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

 

Homework: Comprehension pages 22 and 23. Due Friday 8th December.

 

Monday 4th December

Posting our Letters:

We walked to the letter box with our buddies today. It was great fun. We had a chance to speak to them about Christmas and explain that their letter would be read by Father Christmas and hopefully they would get a reply. We then wrote about it in our books. We stuck copies of our letter and our buddies letter into our writing books. We should have brought copies of our letters home today, but we didn’t listen at the end of the day and so didn’t have time to get them ready. Maybe we will be able to bring them home tomorrow.

Homework:

Learn the lyrics to our Christmas Carol…

Stille Nacht

Christmas Carols 2017

Spellings Week 6: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Week 6

Friday 1st December 2017

Autumn 2nd Half Week 5

3 Weeks to go! (23 sleeps)

Bake Off: Our final round is nor complete and we have our five finalists…

Our 5 finalists are: Phoebe, Harriet, Asher, Isobel and Michael.

They will go head-to-head on Thursday 7th December to see who will be crowned…

‘Pensby Primary School Bake Off Champion 2017’

For the final, the contestants have been asked to make a different dish to the rounds. This is because Mrs Humphreys will be joining our regular judges for the final showdown…

 

 

Weekend Homework:

Learn the lyrics to our Christmas Carol…

Stille Nacht

Christmas Carols 2017

Spellings Week 6: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Week 6

 

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Expanded Noun Phrases

We watched a couple of Espresso videos detailing how to expand noun phrases. You can watch them too…

Reflecting Shapes in all 4 Quadrants

We identified a a range of different lines on our 4 quadrant grids. They were y=-x, x=0, x=y, y=0, y=-1, x=-y and x=3. We used these and other lines to reflect a range of 2D shapes across them.

On Friday we will be helping our Reception Buddies to write their letters to Father Christmas. How exciting!

Homework: Translation and Reflection. Pages 15 and 16 in CGP Geometry, Measures and Statistics book. Due Friday 1st December.

Monday 27th November 2017

Writing: Our focus this week is poetry. We split into two groups and each read our chosen poem to the group. We had learn them by heart. Jamie, Abby, James, Emma W and Michael were then chosen to perform their poems again to the whole class. Jamie had written his own poem entitled ‘My Cat’ that we’d like to share with you…

My Cat

by Jamie

I own a big fat cat,

The fattest cat for miles around,

Whenever there is food lying around,

That’s where he’ll be found.

The Kitchen is his favourite room,

I think we all know why,

He eats pretty much anything,

So that’s why.

I’d like to tell you teacher,

I’d like to tell you straight,

But I might have accidentally

Dropped my homework on his plate.

 

Next we read three poems about different stories. One was ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Roald Dahl. You can watch and listen to the poem by clicking the video below…

Maths: This week we are using all four quadrants to translate, rotate and reflect 2D shapes. On Monday we translated triangles, quadrilaterals and box shapes. On Tuesday we are using tracing paper to rotate them and on Wednesday we will reflect them in the X and Y axis. BBC bitesize has some useful animation and guidance (even though it is for Key Stage 3!).

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Homework: Spellings Week 5 Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

 

Friday 24th November 2017

Autumn Term, 2nd Half Week 4

4 Weeks to Go! (31 sleeps)

PE: For the last two weeks we have been joining up with Year 5 for some competitive games to promote team work, challenge and resilience.

We will continue to ‘challenge’ them until the end of term.

Writing: We have written letters to Father Christmas. They will form part of our work to share in the Time Capsule and we will be posting them with our Reception Buddies a week on Monday.

Maths: We completed some AWESOME coordinate challenges using all four quadrants. Here are some pictures of what we did…

Art Exhibition: A big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who managed to get into school and see our Amazing Art Exhibition yesterday. It was a massive achievement by all the children and staff at Pensby Primary School and we are extremely proud of all the hard work that went in to preparing the artwork, framing the pictures and setting up the displays to make it a wonderful event for all our school community to share. We hope you enjoy your child’s work for many years to come.

Bake Off Round 4

Yet another fantastic round from the amazing Year 6 bakers! Each week gets more difficult to choose a winner… Mrs Humphreys always says that every week everyone could be a winner it’s THAT close!

Our Round Four Winner is: Isobel! Well done Isobel. She will join Phoebe, Harriet and Asher in the final.

Round Five: The remaining 7 contestants are – Ben, James, Abby, Poppy, Daisy, Michael and Luke S. They will bake on Thursday 30th November.

Weekend Homework: Poetry. Choose your favourite poem and learn it by heart! It can be as long or short as you like, it can be a funny, serious or sad poem. You will share your poem with the rest of Year 6 on Monday morning… 

Use your favourite poetry book or you can find lots of great poems for kids online. One really good website is Poetry 4 Kids:

www.poetry4kids.com

Or dltk:

www.dltk-kids.com

 

Spellings Week 5: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

 

Monday 4th December: Posting letters to Father Christmas with Reception Buddies.

Thursday 7th December:  Film Night 2017 Payments to made on TUCASI. This year the children will be able to watch Christmas with the Kranks.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas Performances at 9:30am and 2:00pm. The dress rehearsal is on Tuesday 12th at 9.30am and you do not need tickets to come and watch the rehearsal. For every other performance there are 2 tickets per family for each performance on TUCASI and these are detailed in the account of the oldest child in the family. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets will be sent home in the week of 4th December.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. There are 2 tickets per family for each performance on TUCASI and these are detailed in the account of the oldest child in the family. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets will be sent home in the week of 4th December.

Thursday 14th December: Children’s Christmas Lunch.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair.

Wednesday 20th December: Year 5 and 6 morning visit to John Moores University for Space Lecture. More details to follow.

Friday 22nd December: Finish for Christmas Holiday.

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Writing: We have been looking at formal and informal letter writing. We had to correct the spellings in letters written by famous book characters as we were given the job of ‘Chief Checker’. We then looked at some catalogs and spoke to our friends about what things we liked in there and why.

Maths: Co-ordinates. We have been learning to accurately draw and label our own four quadrant grids. We plotted points in all four quadrants and wrote statements about what we found out.

 

REMINDER: Art Exhibition is from 3:30pm to 6:00pm on Thursday 23rd November (tomorrow evening).

Also payments for Film Night, Christmas Dinner and Christmas performances are now online.

Homework: Geometry, Measures and Statistics, page 12. Due Friday 24th November.

Monday 20th November 2017

We spent most of today preparing for the art exhibition this week. We have each completed a piece of art designed around graffiti and have them framed and on display ready for Thursday. 

 

Homework: Spellings Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

Friday 17th November 2017

Autumn Term 2nd Half – Week 3

(5 weeks to go) 38 sleeps

3D Shapes: Pyramids and Prisms

We looked at the properties of pyramids and prisms. We found some really useful websites that showed animations to help explain…

Interactive Prisms

Interactive Pyramids

We cut, folded and glued nets of pyramids and prisms to create our own 3D shapes.

Anyone feeling adventurous? Have a go at some of these… EXTREME 3D SHAPE NETS

 

Bake Off Round 3:

Our Round Three Winner is: Asher! Well done Asher. He will join Phoebe and Harriet in the final.

Round Four: Our round four contestants are – Lucy, Isobel, Amy, Maddie, Emma G and Alfie. They will bake on Friday 24th November.

Round Five: The remaining 6 contestants are – Ben, James, Abby, Poppy, Daisy, Michael and Luke S. They will bake on Friday 1st December.

 

Weekend Homework: Practice your graffiti writing for Monday. Use Graffiti Creator website to help you design your letters. Experiment with different styles of shading, using pens, pencils, crayons – anything you can get your hands on! Try using collage or layering coloured paper/card. Bring your ideas and deigns to school no Monday ready to start your final creation.

Graffiti Creator website HERE.

 

Spellings, Week 4: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

Year 6 Term 1B Overview

Key Dates:

Thursday 23rd November: Art exhibition – The exhibition will be open from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. Every child will have a framed piece of art work on show and you can purchase this if you wish for £6.00.  A framed print of the original piece of work an be purchased for £5 – a great Christmas present to give to other family members! Art work and prints can be ordered during the exhibition and there will be refreshments for the adults!

Monday 4th December: Posting letters to Father Christmas with Reception Buddies.

Thursday 7th December:  Film Night 2017 Payments to made on TUCASI. This year the children will be able to watch Christmas with the Kranks.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas Performances at 9:30am and 2:00pm. The dress rehearsal is on Tuesday 12th at 9.30am and you do not need tickets to come and watch the rehearsal. For every other performance there are 2 tickets per family for each performance on TUCASI and these are detailed in the account of the oldest child in the family. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets will be sent home in the week of 4th December.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. There are 2 tickets per family for each performance on TUCASI and these are detailed in the account of the oldest child in the family. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets will be sent home in the week of 4th December.

Thursday 14th December: Children’s Christmas Lunch.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair.

Friday 22nd December: Finish for Christmas Holiday.

 

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Children In Need Day

Friday 17th November is Children in Need day. The children can come to school in non-uniform and bring a cash donation for this charity. The theme this year is ‘Do your thing!’ and in the afternoon each class will give the children the opportunity to share their talent – could it be singing? Dancing? Telling jokes? Doing magic tricks? All will be revealed!

ART: We have been working on our art projects for the exhibition next week. We have used ICT to create our names in the style of graffiti and have been recreating them using a variety of different materials. The following was taken from the latest newsletter…

Art exhibition – On Thursday 23rd November we are holding our whole school art exhibition. The exhibition will be open from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. Every child will have a framed piece of art work on show and you can purchase this if you wish for £6.00 (the last time we had an art exhibition was 5 years ago and the cost was £7 so it’s good to see a price going down!). Following the last exhibition, we were told many times, that families wished they could buy additional prints for grandparents and other family members for Christmas. We have listened to this request and we can offer you a framed print of the original piece of work for £5 – a great Christmas present to give to other family members! Art work and prints can be ordered during the exhibition and there will be refreshments for the adults! We look forward to a fabulous event celebrating the talents of our children.

HISTORY: We completed our penultimate unit about Maya writing. We took some photographs of our work and added to our Learning Journey on SPTO, our online reporting system.

 

Homework: Maya Comprehension, read the text and answer the questions on the back. Due Friday 17th November 2017.

 

 

Christmas performances – there are 2 tickets per family for each performance on TUCASI and these are detailed in the account of the oldest child in the family. The dress rehearsal is on Tuesday 12th at 9.30am and you do not need tickets to come and watch the rehearsal. Please note that for ALL performances, children under school age (including babies) will not be admitted to the performance. A crèche will be open during each performance and any children under pre-school age will go into the crèche. Tickets will be sent home in the week of 4th December.

Children’s Christmas Lunch – Children in years 3 to 6 need to pay for their Christmas lunch through TUCASI, unless they are eligible for Free School Meals. If your child is eligible for Free school meals and you do not wish them to have Christmas lunch you need to let us know.

 

Monday 13th November 2017

ART/Design

We used a free online design tool to design our own names in the style of graffiti.

Graffiti Creator website HERE.

 

PE Kits are needed in school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

 

Homework: Spellings. Handwriting/Spelling Practice – Continuous Cursive

Friday 10th November 2017

Autumn Term – 2nd Half Week 2

6 Weeks to go! (45 sleeps)

Author Event

On Wednesday we walked over a mile to Thingwall Primary School to see a presentation and question and answer session by published author Alex Bell. She read extracts from her latest book, The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club and signed copies for some lucky children. Linghams Book Store in Heswall had organised the event and said that they may have some signed copies to sell in store too. Hurry on down if you want one!

We then had the long walk back to school (good training for Oaklands) and managed the whole round trip without anyone walking into a lamppost (just!).

Bake Off Round 2

What an amazing second round we had… the standard just keeps on getting higher! Where will we end up at this rate???

Round 2 Winner: Harriet’s Tiffin! Well Done Harriet! She will join Phoebe in the final.

 

Round Three: Our round three contestants are – Bradley, Asher, Jamie, Dylan, Max and Lorna.

 

Weekend Homework: Read the email from the Minister for Education – Homework formal informal letter. Help him to make it more ‘formal’ by choosing the correct phrase to use, crossing out the incorrect ones. Due Monday 13th November 2017.

 

Spelling Lists – In the back of the grey homework book is the statutory spelling lists for year 3, 4, 5 and 6. These must be learnt! We will test these randomly at any time during the term. Click on the following links to view versions of each list…

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

Weekly Spellings – Each week you will be given a list of words to learn. We will test them as part of our handwriting practice the following week. You can view all the spellings for the next 6 weeks by clicking the link… Next Week is Week 3: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

Year 6 Term 1B Overview

Key Dates:

Thursday 23rd November: Art Exhibition. Every child will have a framed piece of art displayed in school for sale. Additional prints may also be ordered.

Monday 4th December: Posting letters to Father Christmas with Reception Buddies.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! Payments to made on TUCASI.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas performance dress rehearsal and afternoon performance.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance in both the afternoon and evening.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair.

Friday 22nd December: Finish for Christmas Holiday.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Writing: This week we have been looking at informal writing, active and passive sentences and contractions (using apostrophes).

Maths: We’ve been measuring and calculating angles. Some of us were even able to calculate the angles inside regular polygons.

History: We have been having a go at some Maya maths! We’ll add some pictures of the work we’ve done so you can have a go too…

 

On Friday afternoon we will be showing ‘How To Train Your Dragon whilst the children are working. The film is rated PG, so please let the school office know if you do not want your child to see the film. Information about the film can be found by clicking this link… Common Sense Media

Homework: Maths – Geometry, Measures and Statistics pages 10 and 11. Due Friday 10th November 2017.

 

Monday 6th November 2017

In writing we looked at informal styles of writing. We talked about blogs (web log) and how we use social media to communicate with other people. We read a review of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ from Common Sense Media (a great website to use when checking if a movie or game is suitable for your child to watch/play). We text marked the key features of an informal piece of writing and then compared it with three other reviews. By the end of the lesson we were able to rank the reviews in order of ‘most’ to ‘least’ informal.

Homework: Spellings – For Thursday’s spelling test.

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Friday 3rd November 2017

Autumn Term – 2nd Half Week 1

(7 weeks to go)

 

This Week:

Bake Off Round 1: Our first round has completed and what a fantastic round it was! Mrs Humphreys was very impressed with our first set of bakers. Click on an image to see a larger picture… and yes, the children baked these all by themselves!

We enlisted the help of Mrs Marriott and Mrs Brown to judge our competition. They were extremely impressed with the presentation of every cake and were faced with a difficult decision. After much deliberation they finally chose a winner…

Round 1 Winner: Phoebe’s Christmas Cupcake Trees! Well Done Phoebe!

Round Two: Our round two contestants are – Temprance, Francesca, Eve, Matthew, Freddie and Harriett.

 

We have hit the ground running again, the work has been relentless all week! However, our books are looking great and we are making good headway towards meeting/exceeding the expected standard for Year 6.

 

Next Week:

Wednesday 8th November 2017. Year 5 and 6 are walking to Thingwall Primary School in the afternoon to take part in an ‘Author Event’. It should be great fun. We will be leaving around 12:45 and will be back to school before 3:30pm. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD IS WEARING APPROPRIATE FOOT WEAR AND HAS A WATERPROOF COAT.

 

Weekend Homework: Comprehension. It’s been a while since we completed a reading task so have a go at ‘The Word Party’, pages 2 and 3. Due Monday 6th November 2017.

Spelling Lists – In the back of the grey homework book is the statutory spelling lists for year 3, 4, 5 and 6. These must be learnt! We will test these randomly at any time during the term. Click on the following links to view versions of each list…

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

Weekly Spellings – Each week you will be given a list of words to learn. We will test them as part of our handwriting practice the following week. You can view all the spellings for the next 6 weeks by clicking the link… Next Week is Week 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet!

Year 6 Term 1B Overview

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Maths – Shapes! 

Who knew that shapes could be so confusing! Click on the link to find out about the different types of quadrilaterals. Quadrilaterals: HERE

We also looked at angles and used protractors to measure angles on a straight line. Measuring Angles: HERE

 

Reminder: Spelling Test tomorrow (Thursday)!

Homework: Geometry, Measures and Statistics pages 8 and 9. Due Friday 3rd November 2017.

 

Monday 30th October 2017

Autumn Term 2nd – Half Week 1

Maths – pi (π)

This morning we found out about the parts of a circle. We now know that the radius runs from the centre to the circumference and is half the length of the diameter. We used string to try and measure the circumference of different sized circles. We discovered that they were approximately 3 times bigger. We then found out about pi (π) which rounded to two decimal places is 3.14. To calculate the circumference of a circle you multiply the diameter (d) by pi (π)…

pi (π) to one million decimal places – HERE

You can find out more about circles by clicking HERE

Maya Gods and Religion

Today we read about the Maya Gods and their Religious beliefs. The following PowerPoint highlights the information we looked at. We created fact files in our Topic Books to share with the rest of the class.

Maya Gods and Religion

Bake Off 2017

Bake Off 2017

We have chosen the first round contestants for this year’s Bake Off competition. Thirty children have taken up the challenge to compete so we will have five rounds of six contestants. Group One will be baking in the kitchen this Friday, 3rd November, for a chance to compete in the final! 

Group One Contestants are: Luke L, Ben, Emma W, Phoebe, Kian and Lucas.

Spelling -able

Our spellings this week all end with the suffix -able. We made a list of words on the flipchart and Lucas noted that the words that ended in -able would still make sense if you removed the -able (in most cases).

  • ‘-able’ is more common than ‘-ible’.
  • The ‘-able’ ending is usually used (but not always) if a complete root word can be heard before it. In some cases the ending of the root word may change, for example, rely/reliable.
  • The ‘-ible’ root is common if a complete root word cannot be heard before it (but not without exception, for example sensible).
  • The ‘-able’ ending is used if there is a related word ending in ‘-ation’, for example, applicable/application.

This week’s spellings will be tested on Thursday afternoon. The words were put on this class page before half term.

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet

 

Homework: New Maths Revision Books ‘Geometry, Measures and Statistics’ pages 1, 2 and 3. Due Wednesday 1st November.

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Friday 20th October 2017

End of Autumn 1st Half Term!

Secondary Schools

Just another quick reminder that  the deadline for applications is 31st October 2017. You can apply online by clicking the following link: Online Application

This Week:

Writing

  • We’ve had an interesting week as far as writing goes. Our Ninjago topic was more challenging than initially thought and although we have worked relentlessly all week there isn’t actually much writing to show for it! Hopefully we will be able to rescue it with our extended piece of writing on Friday.
  • We sent our published autobiographies home yesterday. We hope you enjoyed reading them.

Maths

  • We had a go at finding fractions in their simplest form and ordering fractions with different denominators.

History

  • This week we began our new topic books. They already look fantastic and quickly being filled with lots of fun facts and activities about the Maya. We will continue to learn about the Maya when we come back after half term.

ART

  • We completed and mounted our autumn pictures. They turned out really… take a look for yourself…

Next Term:

  • 8 Weeks! Next half-term is an 8 week one! It works quite well as it gives us enough time to complete our coverage of the curriculum with a few days for Christmas activities and performances.
  • Bake Off! We will begin our Bake-Off competition for those children who would like to take part. Each Friday we will select a small group of children to go head-to-head in each round. The winner fo each round will compete against each other in the final! 
  • PTA and other Events! There are some great events to look forward to this coming half term. There’s the Fireworks Display and the Film Night, the Art Exhibition and the Christmas Fair. How exciting!

 

Half Term Homework: We really think that Year 6 deserve a rest. Many parents commented about the amount of work already in their books. They have worked hard. Having said that, we still need to keep on top of a few things…

  • Statutory Spelling Lists – In the back of the grey homework book is the statutory spelling lists for year 3, 4, 5 and 6. These must be learnt! We will test these randomly at any time during the term. Click on the following links to view versions of each list…

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List

  • Weekly Spellings – We are going to try a new approach to spellings next half term. Each week you will be given a list of words to learn. We will test them as part of our handwriting practice the following week. You can view all the spellings for the next 6 weeks by clicking the link…

Year 6 Term 1B Overview

  • Times Tables – Keep reading, writing and saying them over and over! Times Tables knowledge is vital to understanding many aspects of maths, as many of us discovered when calculating equivalent fractions. Use these videos to help you…

 

Monday 30th October: Start of Autumn Term 2nd Half – Pensby Bake Off Round One contestants announced.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 23rd November: Art Exhibition. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas performance dress rehearsal and afternoon performance – times TBC.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance in both the afternoon and evening – times TBC.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

Tuesday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch.

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Secondary Schools

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2017. You can apply online by clicking the following link:

Online Application

If you are unable to apply directly online then you may print an application form and post it to the Local Authority…

Secondary School Place Application Form 2018-2019

All the information regarding transfers to secondary school can be found on the following website…

School Admissions

LEGO Ninjago

  • Our Lego Ninjago unit is coming to a close. It has actually been much harder that we thought. Each day we have used actions, discussion, paired talking, adverbials, time conjunctions and adventurous adjectives to try and tell a story using the elements of the 6 Ninjas. Our comic strips are getting better each day, as we become more accustomed to what the expectations are and how we can tell a story using just a few words and pictures. Today we shared last night’s homework (Master of Earth) and listed ideas for words to describe lightning and fire. 
  • Tuesday’s Homework: Master of Earth
  • Wednesday’s Homework: Master of Ice
  • On Thursday we will share our Master of Ice homework and then design the front cover for our Seventh Ninja comic book cover, using the ideas that we created for Monday night’s homework task.

 

  • History – Ancient Maya
  • We have begun to use our new topic books, a first for Pensby Primary School! In them we will record all the fun and interesting facts we are going to discover about the Maya civilisation.
  • So far we have located where they lived on a map and found out a few key facts about what made them so amazing!

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Monday 16th October 2017

http://www.legoninjago.com/

 

Homework: Seventh Element Ideas… Create your own seventh Master of Ninjago. You will adapt your character as the week goes on. Due Tuesday 17th October! Remember, it’s just ‘ideas’ for your character.

Seventh Element Ideas Homework

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Neon Disco 2017

Friday 13th October 2017

Autumn 1st Half Week 6 – One Week to go!

This Week:

  • We have worked relentlessly all week again! We have been writing every day and completing maths tasks and challenges every day too.
  • Our writing topic of ‘Outsiders’ has come to an end with out own stories using the ideas we gathered from reading ‘Eric’, ‘Friend or Foe’, ‘The Island’ and finding out about Refugees. We’ll add some of our best writing when they have been published next week.

Neon Disco/T-Shirts

It took us all day but we did it! We created our own wearable works of art… we cut our names out of card and pinned them to the front of the T-Shirt. We then splattered paint all over them to create unique patterns. We hung them up around the Poppy Shelter to dry. We will send them home on Monday when they are dry, ready to be worn to the disco on Thursday (if you are coming). If you want the colours to not wash off they need ironing for 4-5 minutes.

Next Week:

  • We have a busy end to the first half term too. Monday and Tuesday are our Parents’ Meetings, Wednesday is the individual photographs, Thursday is the Neon Disco and Friday is… the last day!
  • In writing we are completing a cross-curricular resource around the LEGO Ninjago movie that is out next week. It will end with us creating our very own comic book. There will be a short homework task linked to this topic each day.

Inspired by Spinjitzu, the martial arts infused movements used by the characters of NINJAGO, we will use a gentle and dynamic sequence of motions to meet creative literacy outcomes. In-class and homework activities are grouped around the six Masters and their elements Green Energy, Water, Lightning, Fire, Earth and Ice. Each lesson and accompanying homework activity will result in a new page of our very own comic book. This resource supports physical education (PE), English, PSHE, citizenship and art and design across Key Stage 2. 

  • Each day we will be completing a short end of half-term assessment to inform our planning for next half-term.
  • In maths we will continue to explore fractions, equivalence and ordering. We may even get to have a go at adding and subtracting them!
  • Friday is the final swimming session. The children have been asked to bring their normal swimming kit and pyjamas for some fun and games in the pool.

Weekend Homework: We are sending home our new Arithmetic Homework books for the first time! Please look after them! Complete pages 28 and 29 (multiplying and diving by 10, 100 and 1000). Due Monday 16th October.

We’ve begun using SPTO to reward children for any outstanding work and to sanction them for not completing their homework. Please login to view your child’s learning journey. Please note that this class page is updated three times a week. Homework is due every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

Key Dates (Autumn 1st Half):

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October: Parents’ Evenings 3.40pm to 6.00pm

Wednesday 18th October: Individual photographs.

Thursday 19th October: NEON Disco! 4.30 to 5.30 for KS2. Neon Disco 2017.

Monday 30th October: Start of Autumn Term 2nd Half – Pensby Bake Off Round One contestants announced.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas performance dress rehearsal and afternoon performance – times TBC.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance in both the afternoon and evening – times TBC.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

Tuesday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch – TBC.

Neon Disco 2017

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Maths: We’ve begun looking at fractions!!! They’re not as bad as everyone says… We have identified fractions and their related decimals and we investigated how to calculate 1/8 as a decimal. Today we looked at fraction walls and identified equivalent fractions. We discussed the patterns we could see and came up with a strategy to convert fractions to an equivalent fraction by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by the same number.

Adverbials: A word or phrase that gives more information about the verb in the sentence. They can be time (show when something happens), place (show where something happens) or number (show the order something happens in). Click on the link to watch the video explanation on Espresso…

Espresso – Adverbials

Adverbials PowerPoint

We wrote sentences and identified the adverbials by either writing them in a different colour or underlining them.

In the afternoon we drafted the opening of our ‘Outsider’ stories. We will continue these on Thursday and Friday.

  • Tuesday’s ‘Word of the Day’ is:formidable‘. Strongly impressive, large or powerful.
  • Wednesday’s ‘Word of the Day’ is:furiously‘. With lots of anger.
  • Thursday’s ‘Word of the Day’ is:forage‘.
  • Friday’s ‘Word of the Day’ is:flibbertigibbet‘.

PE: We devised a new game that involved working in 5 teams. It involved, throwing, dodging and fast footwork to avoid being tagged out by one of the other teams. It was extremely fast paced and great fun! Next week we will look at ways to change the rules to make it more challenging.

T-Shirt: Remember to bring in a plain T-Shirt by Friday so it can be painted using special neon paints (even if you’re not coming to the disco).

Homework: Comprehension – The Great Fire of London, pages 10 and 11. Re-read the text and answer the question carefully! Use pencil or blue pen. Remember to use your best handwriting or you may need to do it again. Due Friday 13th October.

 

Thursday 12th October: PTA Meeting, 7:00pm. All welcome.

 

Monday 9th October 2017

Friend or Foe? by Michael Morpurgo

We looked at a brief summary of the the book ‘Friend or Foe’ written by Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of two boys evacuated during the send world war. You can listen to the story by visiting the BBC website or by clicking this link…

Friend or Foe – BBC School Radio

We likened the children in ‘Friend or Foe’ to Eric and The Stranger from our other ‘outsider’ stories.

We sequenced images from the story and wrote brief descriptions about them.

Image Sequencing – Friend or Foe

 

Our ‘Word of the Day’ is:furore‘. An outbreak of public excitement or anger.

 

Monday Night’s Homework: Spelling Book pages 50 and 51, Due Wednesday 11th October.

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Neon Disco 2017

Friday 6th October 2017

Autumn 1st Half Week 5

2 weeks to go!

Maths: This week in maths we have continued our work on decimals, including tackling some reasoning and problem solving activities. A simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer wasn’t enough, we had to explain our reasoning and give examples to show our understanding. On Thursday we worked in pairs to complete Brain Buster challenges.

Writing: We looked at some news paper headlines about migrants. We discussed the image they portrayed and wrote our own headlines for the same story. We related these stories to the book ‘The Island’ that we read earlier in the week. We chose our favourite headline and wrote a brief description of the story.

ART: Our autumn art projects are well and truly on their way! The classroom was an absolute mess but it will all be worth it in the end. Here are some pictures of the work in progress… Click on an image to view a larger picture.

Weekend Homework: Writing task in Grey books. The Island Newspaper Homework

 

Key Dates (Autumn 1st Half):

Thursday 12th October: PTA Meeting, 7:00pm. All welcome.

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October: Parents’ Evenings 3.40pm to 6.00pm

Wednesday 18th October: Individual photographs.

Thursday 19th October: NEON Disco! 4.30 to 5.30 for KS2. Neon Disco 2017.

Monday 30th October: Start of Autumn Term 2nd Half – Pensby Bake Off Round One contestants announced.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas performance dress rehearsal and afternoon performance – times TBC.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance in both the afternoon and evening – times TBC.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

Tuesday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch – TBC.

Wednesday 4th October 2017

PE: We played a range of team games in the hall starting with a challenge! Try and get all of your team from one end of the hall to the other without touching the floor! We then played ‘sausage rolls’. We chose one team member to be wrapped in a mat and rolled to the finish line… it was great fun! Next we had a game of ‘reverse benchball’. In this game we all started on the bench rather than trying to get onto the bench… it was a lot harder than we thought it would be.

Homework: Continue to collect resources to use in your art project this Friday. You may need leaves, twigs, cotton, string, fabric etc… anything you can use to re-create your Autumn picture as a textured 3D image. Bring all your materials in by Thursday so you’re ready to start on Friday.

Monday 2nd October 2017

What is a refugee? Mr Davies showed images of refugees. In groups we discussed what was happening in the pictures and created posters to share with the rest of the class.

REFUGEE: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster.

Did you know that many famous people were refugees? Mo Farah, Albert Einstein and Ann Frank were all refugees.

Homework: Begin to collect resources to use in your art project this Friday. You may need leaves, twigs, cotton, string, fabric etc… anything you can use to re-create your Autumn picture as a textured 3D image. Bring all your materials in by Thursday so you’re ready to start on Friday.

Friday 29th September 2017

Autumn 1st Half Week 4

3 weeks to go!

  • This week we have all worked really hard! We read about Eric (see Monday’s entry) and we wrote a letter imaging we were Eric to the family who had taken us in. We had to apologise for leaving so suddenly. We had lots of good reasons why we had to leave, from needing to visit a sick relative to having to save the world!
  • In maths we added decimals and rounded to the nearest whole. We also worked on our 4 times tables every morning and by Friday had all improved our daily scores!
  • We completed our first art project on Friday. It was simply titled Autumn. We will use these images to inspire us to create some textured art at the end of the half term.
  • Next week is the beginning of October and we are lucky to have Mr Davies teaching us on Monday. How exciting!

 

Most of Year 6 have been really good at getting their homework in on time. Some of us have found some of the questions difficult and have used the morning support to good effect. This weekend’s homework is a little more straightforward…

 

Weekend Homework: Have a read through the GPS Revision Booklet given out today. It will help you with any future grammar, punctuation homework. Keep it safe as you will need to refer to it throughout the year.

 

Key Dates (Autumn 1st Half):

Thursday 12th October: PTA Meeting, 7:00pm. All welcome.

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October: Parents’ Evenings 3.40pm to 6.00pm

Thursday 19th October: NEON Disco! 4.30 to 5.30 for KS2. More details to follow.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas performance dress rehearsal and afternoon performance – times TBC.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance in both the afternoon and evening – times TBC.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

Tuesday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch – TBC.

 

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Road Safety – On Tuesday afternoon we were treated to a Road Safety session. We talked about how to cross roads safely and how we should use seat-belts correctly when travelling in cars (even for a short distance). We were shown some photographs of actual people not doing the right thing when crossing the busy roads in New Brighton. We identified what they were doing wrong and explained why it was dangerous.

Writing – We continued the story of Eric and discovered that one day he just left. We looked at some images of Eric discovering new things and tried to explain what they were to him. On Wednesday we looked at pronouns and their use. We wrote sentences, changing the nouns or noun phrases to appropriate pronouns.

Homework: Grammar Mixed Practice. Pages 16-19. Due Friday 29th September 2017

Remember: Year 6 ‘Homework Help’ is in the school library every morning from 8:40am.

 

Monday 25th September 2017

 

Today we looked at decimals to three places and named the decimal point Derek. We worked in four groups to either add decimals together or use a place value grid to multiply or divide them by 10, 100 and 1000.

In writing we read the first two pages of a book called Eric by Shaun Tan. It describes the arrival of an ‘alien’ (unfamiliar or strange) into a new home. We talked about times when we have felt like an outsider, been out of our comfort zone or felt out of place.

We talked with our partners about a time we felt like an outsider. We talked about how we felt and explained why. We then talked about how we coped and what other people did. We then wrote a short paragraph or two about our experience in our writing books.

Homework: Grammar book pages 14 and 15. Then revise all of section 1. Due Wednesday 27th September.

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Friday 22nd September 2017

Autumn 1st Half Week 3

4 Weeks to Go!

This Week:

We have been writing in our red books every day! Our words of the week were abyss, agreeable, absentmindedly and ascertain. On Thursday we were set he challenge of writing a short paragraph containing ALL on the words!

It’s a lot harder than it sounds.

We also put some of our finished autobiographies on display.

In Maths we have completed lots of tricky subtractions (up to 5 digits), including across zeros! We then used addition to check our answers. We ended the week by looking at subtraction calculations with missing numbers!

In PE we played our first game of dodgeball… it’s a Year 6 tradition! We all got a bit sweaty in the hall, a bottle water is essential on PE day! The correct PE kit is due in on Wednesday every week.

 

Weekend Homework: We are going to have a go at a ‘Maths of the Day’ activity this weekend. You will find it stuck into the grey homework book and by clicking HERE. Due Monday 25th September 2017.

 

Key Dates:

Thursday 12th October: PTA Meeting, 7:00pm. All welcome.

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October: Parents’ Evenings 3.30pm to 6.00pm

Thursday 19th October: NEON Disco! 4.30 to 5.30 for KS2. More details to follow.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Tuesday 12th December: Christmas performance dress rehearsal and afternoon performance – times TBC.

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas performance in both the afternoon and evening – times TBC.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

Tuesday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch – TBC.

 

Monday 18th September 2017

11+

24 out of our 32 children sat the 11+ tests today. They were treated to some juice and biscuits in-between the tests and we were all given some yummy chocolates by Luke S’s mum in the afternoon… thank you!

 

Autobiographies

In the afternoon we had to spend some time finishing our autobiographies, it was disappointing that some children still hadn’t brought in a baby photo! Nevertheless we published them anyway and have made copies to stick into our writing books.

 

Writing Task

The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to reviewing our short writing task from the weekend. Unfortunately not everyone had put in as much effort as we had hoped and this made it difficult for them to complete the writing in class. A short story still needs three parts and character development and settings. Around a page of A4 would be the minimum for a short story. Some children wrote one paragraph (10 or so lines) which is unacceptable. Every piece of writing in Year 6 in important and counts towards their final assessment. Please scroll down to read the information about the writing homework that was put on the class page on Friday…

 

 

Homework: Year 5 Comprehension Book – Hiding Out, pages 26 and 26. Read the text (at least twice) and answer the questions carefully! Use blue pen or pencil. Due Wednesday 20th September 2017.

 

Friday 15th September 2017

Autumn 1st Half Week 2

(5 weeks to go)

This Week:

It’s gone VERY quickly despite having had two parent meeting half-way through! Information from these meeting can be found further down our class page…

Writing – This week has very much focused on writing, we’ve been trying out ‘word of the day’ activities and we’ve published our autobiographies onto A3 pages (see image below). We are hoping to make them into a class book to share with the rest of the school and visitors. Our homework’s this week centred around punctuation and identifying statements, questions, commands and orders.

PE – We moved our PE lesson to Thursday afternoon (instead of Wednesday) due to the parent meetings. The weather wasn’t too bad so we headed up to the top playground for some fun team games. We played ‘Stuck in the Mud’ (boys against girls) and Line Tag (or Pac-Man). It was great fun.

Maths – Our focus in maths has mainly been times tables, in particular square numbers. We compared our ‘one minute’ scores on Friday with those on Monday and most of us had made a massive improvement. Two boys in particular (Max and Luke B) made such a massive improvement they each received a Headteacher’s Awards in our assembly. In other lessons we used the visualiser to share our working to share our working out with the rest of the class.

Art – Some of our amazing art work from when we were in Year 5 was given out to take home today, and some other amazing art was put up in the library for everyone to see.

Secondary Schools – The open evenings for the Secondary School began this week with St Mary’s and Hilbre being amongst the first. The timetable for the open evenings can be found in the local news papers on in the booklet: Secondary Education Booklet 2018-2019

 

Lost Property (or rather ‘forgotten’ property)…

These items were left outside the classroom on Friday. There are two bags of wet swimwear (one green and one black), two lunchboxes, a white Tesco bag and a yellow water bottle.

Year 6K Writing Homework – Teacher/Parent Support

Young writers have to develop the skill of generating words and ideas. This is a skill that can be taught and developed, both modelled and encouraged by teachers and parents. Ideas do not always leap into the brain fully formed. Often they have to be nurtured and given time to come into being. Of course, the act of writing often helps us think and shape our ideas.

Before writing begins many writers use preparation time to research, mull over, test out ideas, doodle and draw, talk things through, say ideas in their head or daydream possibilities. Such strategies depend on the type of writing being tackled as well as the inclination of the writer. What we can say is that somehow teachers/parents need to help children find and develop their content so that ideas grow. To some extent, the quality of preparation determines the quality of writing.

Pie Corbett 2008

This weekend your child has been given a short piece of writing to draft at home. A copy was stuck into their grey homework and can be viewed by clicking the image –>

This will be read out to the class on Monday, revised, edited and finally published in their book. 

We have found over the past few years that utilising the skills of parents greatly affects the progress their children make in writing. Therefore, this homework is a great opportunity for you to spend some time with your child, developing their handwriting skills, vocabulary and correct use of punctuation, working with us to make your child an accomplished and confident writer.

Spend as much time as you can – sharing ideas with them, talk about what you would write, help them as much as you want to… it all helps!

Remember that it is just a draft (first go) and may only include a collection of ideas. The writing will be finalised in school through the process of shared ideas within the classroom.

Enjoy!

 

Display:

We’ve created our first classroom display. It incorporates each of our class members as pieces of a giant jigsaw. It symbolises how we are all individuals and yet when we work together we can achieve even greater things! The display also includes our class rules. We worked on these together and after much deliberation decided to keep them positive and to the point. We only have 4 class rules but we feel they encapsulate the key thoughts behind what makes a happy and successful classroom.

‘Individually we are unique, together we are a masterpiece!’

 

Key Dates:

Monday 18th September: 11+ tests held in school for any children who have applied to be considered for entry into a Secondary Grammar School.

Thursday 12th October: PTA Meeting, 7:00pm. All welcome.

Thursday 19th October: NEON Disco! 4.30 to 5.30 for KS2. More details to follow.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

2018

Thursday 1st March 2018: email offers are sent to online applicants and offers of school places for paper form applicants are posted second class on this date.

Saturday 17th March 2018: Secondary School reply slips or emails to be returned by this date.

 

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Welcome Meetings

Thank you to all the parents/carers who were able to attend one of the welcome meetings today. It was nice meeting you all. For those of you that couldn’t make it, you can find the information booklet detailing what we discussed HERE.

We spoke about the high expectations of all the children this year, especially in preparing for the SATs tests next May. We also discussed the use of the CGP revision books and how these were utilised last year and commented upon by both children and parents as being an essential resource to support the learning in Year 6. The following is taken from the handout given at the meetings… 

‘To support with homework, class work and revision, we have purchased revision books for each child. These are Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Arithmetic, Geometry, Measures and Statistics, Number, Ratio and Algebra, Reading (Books 1, 2 and 3), Comprehension, 10 Minute Maths, 10 Minute GPS and 10 Minute Reading. They are produced by CGP and have proven to be a valuable asset over the past couple of years in preparing the children for their transition to Secondary School. Their RRP totals £53.90 per child (that’s £1724.80 for the whole class). We are asking for a contribution of £8 towards the cost of the books. Without your help we would not be able to provide the children with this amazing resource. This is to be paid via Tucasi (scopay.com) and is listed as ‘Study Books’. Thank you in advance!’

If you have any questions about the information booklet or Year 6 in general, then please contact the School Office who will pass them on to the Year 6 staff.

 

Secondary Schools

It is this time of year that many Year 6 families will be spending their evenings visiting the the amazing Secondary Schools across Wirral. The timetable for open evenings can be found in this booklet…

Secondary Education Booklet 2018-2019

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2017.

If you are unable to apply directly online then you may print an application form and post it to the Local Authority…

Secondary School Place Application Form 2018-2019

All the information regarding transfers to secondary school can be found on the following website…

School Admissions

 

Homework:

Complete pages 10 and 11 in Punctuation Book (Mixed Practice). Due Friday 15th September.

 

Key Dates:

2017

Friday 15th September: Year 6 Swimming starts for six weeks. £1 per week, payable through Tucasi.

Monday 18th September: 11+ tests held in school for any children who have applied to be considered for entry into a Secondary Grammar School.

Thursday 12th October: PTA Meeting, 7:00pm. All welcome.

Thursday 19th October: NEON Disco! 4.30 to 5.30 for KS2. More details to follow.

Tuesday 31st October: Deadline for Secondary School applications.

Thursday 2nd November: Fireworks Night! Gates open 5:30pm. More details to follow.

Thursday 7th December: Film Night! More details to follow.

Friday 15th December: Children’s Christmas Fair. More details to follow.

2018

Thursday 1st March 2018: email offers are sent to online applicants and offers of school places for paper form applicants are posted second class on this date.

Saturday 17th March 2018: Secondary School reply slips or emails to be returned by this date.

 

Monday 11th September 2017

Today we looked at our autobiography notes and photographs. We discussed the key features of an autobiography and drafted our opening and closing paragraphs. 

In Maths we completed our first ‘one minute multiplication’ relating to square numbers. We got a Team Point for every question we got correct!

In the afternoon we talked about what topics we would like to cover this year and about how we could link art/design ideas with other subjects. We then looked at our SATs Buster books and began working through our Punctuation book.

We then spoke at length about the homework expectations in Year 6…

  • Homework sent home on a Monday is due the following Wednesday.
  • Homework sent home of Wednesday is due the following Friday.
  • Work sent home Wednesday is due the following Monday.

All we ask is that you ‘have a go’. Year 6 staff will be on hand each morning to help you if you get stuck. Homework MUST be returned on time as we will be marking it together that day.

 

Homework: Complete pages 8 and 9 in Punctuation Book 1. Due Wednesday 13th September.

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Friday 8th September

Autumn Term, 1st Half

Week 1 (6 weeks to go)

This Week:

  • We can’t believe our first week as Year 6 has already finished. It has gone really quickly but we’ve managed to fit in a lot of activities.
  • We have revised and published our speeches about ourselves that we drafted over the Summer holidays. We split into three groups and read out our writing. Each group chose their favourite to read to the rest of the class.
  • On Friday morning we worked in small groups to complete ‘Brain Teaser’ challenges.
  • We then worked through a short comprehension exercise together. We learnt the different ways to answer the questions and how to make sure we scored full marks on the 2 mark questions.

 

  • In the afternoon we organised our new homework folders and spent some time playing outside with our Reception Buddies. Many of the adults around the school have commented at how great we are with our buddies.

Next Week:

  • In writing we will be learning about the key features of an autobiography. We will draft, revise, edit and publish our own autobiographies.
  • In maths we will continue developing our quick recall of times tables facts and begin our unit of work on number and place value.
  • We will begin our homework timetable of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. More information will be given at the parent meetings on Wednesday.
  • Swimming starts on Friday.

 

Weekend Homework:

The homework can be found in the grey homework book, or you can view it by clicking Autobiography Homework 2017.

Make notes or draw a timeline of your life (you could do both). The more information you have the easier it will be when you come to draft and publish your autobiography next week.

Photos can be emailed to school if they cannot be printed at home. 

School Email: schooloffice@pensby-primary.wirral.sch.uk

Due Monday 11th September 2017.

 

Key Dates:

Wednesday 13th September: New Class Meeting for parents. Next week, you are invited to come into Year 6 and meet with the staff who will be working with your child/ren this year. You can attend at either 9.10am or 3.00pm. This is the start of year meeting where you will give you information on how the class runs and what is expected of you and your child/ren. It also give you a chance to ask any questions that you may have! If you cannot make either of the meetings then don’t worry as we’ll add any relevant information here, on our class page. There will be a crèche available for pre-school children during the meetings.

Friday 15th September: Year 6 Swimming starts for six weeks. £1 per week, payable through Tucasi.

 

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Wednesday 6th September 2017

Welcome to Year 6K class of 2017-2018…

Today we had an exciting start to Year 6. We began by discussing our class rules. We worked in groups to write down things we should and shouldn’t do around school. We then collated them all onto the flipchart and will look again tomorrow to decide which ones we would like to keep as our class rules. We talked about keeping the statements positive (do…) instead of negative (don’t…).

After break we had a go at some times tables games using our square numbers. We went outside and played in three groups, answering quick fire times tables questions. We proved that we’re really good at our times tables already! WOW!

We went to lunch early today so that we could help our Reception Buddies settle in to the new routine.

In the afternoon we discussed how we are all part of a very important team and that we have have a responsibility to the whole class and school and community. We each completed a piece of a jigsaw but writing about ourselves. Each piece will be placed together to make a large jigsaw, showing how we are all working together to achieve a common goal.

 

We then went into the hall and played some team games using the parachute… we’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story…

Secondary Schools

It’s the first day of Year 6 and we’re already talking about leaving to go to High School!

‘Essential Information’ about applying for Secondary Schools was sent home with your child today. It details the process you must go through in order to request a place. Please let the school office know if you did not receive the booklet.

 

Homework:

Some of us forgot to bring in our Summer homework (oops). Here is a reminder…

New Year 6 Summer Homework 2017

We will be looking at the short writing task tomorrow so please make sure it is in on time!

 

Key Dates:

We’re only at the end of our first day and already there are important dates to remember…

 

Appeal from Gayton Primary
The Headteacher of Gayton Primary School, has been in touch with all SDPSF headteachers over the summer. These are his words:
You may well have read about one of our pupils, Lucy Moroney, who has a life-threatening brain stem tumour
that potentially gives her very little time to live. This was diagnosed just before the end of term and she has
deteriorated quite quickly since then. The family are urgently seeking alternative treatment, possibly in Mexico; they need to raise a huge amount of money for this treatment (c. £300 000) and I am writing to see if you could help. The specific fundraiser we are asking your help with is to get all children to wear some yellow and green on the first Friday back (this follows Lucy’s favourite fruit ‘pineapple’ theme), in return for a donation to the fund. Further information about Lucy is on the family Just Giving and Facebook pages, which are what we would like promoted if possible.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lucy-pineapple

https://www.facebook.com/LucysPineappleFund/

Friday 8th September: If you would like to support this appeal, please send your child/ren to
school in their uniform, but wearing some extra yellow or green (a ribbon/bobble/socks/badge) with a
small donation and we will forward this to the fund. Thank you.

Wednesday 13th September: New Class Meeting for parents. Next week, you are invited to come into Year 6 and meet with the staff who will be working with your child/ren this year. You can attend at either 9.10am or 3.00pm. This is the start of year meeting where you will give you information on how the class runs and what is expected of you and your child/ren. It also give you a chance to ask any questions that you may have! If you cannot make either of the meetings then don’t worry as we’ll add any relevant information here, on our class page. There will be a crèche available for pre-school children during the meetings.

Friday 15th September: Year 6 Swimming starts. More info to follow.

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Year 6K 2016-2017 Archive

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