Category: Year 6

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Monday 23rd April 2018

We have been looking at fractions today! We had a quick go at multiplying and dividing them. In the afternoon we identified equivalent fractions and reduced them to their simplest form.

Maths is Fun – FRACTIONS

Homework:

Arithmetic Test 2a and Grammar and Punctuation Test 3. Both due Wednesday 25th April 2018.

 

 

Friday 20th April 2018

Summer Term 1st Half, Week 1

Welcome to the Summer Term! This year is truly flying by…

SATS

We spent this week having another go at some SATs papers. We were lucky enough to have Mrs Shaw in again so that we could split into two smaller groups. This really helps as it means we have more adults to support us during the tests.

We did all but one of the maths papers and have already shared our scores. All the staff were really impressed by how well we’d done and felt proud to have had such an impact, working so closely with Year 6 these last few months. All the hard work is really staring to pay off. The actual tests aren’t for a few weeks yet, so we till have time to go over some areas (particularly in maths) that need revisiting.

 

Barclays

We had a fantastic day out at Barclays in Northwich on Wednesday. The staff there were extremely welcoming and made the day very special. We had an amazing coach to travel in (it had curtains, tables and footrests!) and it was a good rehearsal for when we travel to Oaklands. We’ll let some photographs tell you he story…

 

Journey and Welcome

Some of us used the journey time to catch up on some much needed rest. When we arrived we each had a ‘goodybag’ containing jelly beans, a pencil, a pen and a notebook.

First Challenge

Our first task was to work as a team to build the tallest structure using only spaghetti and tape.

Second Challenge

After a tour of the building (and lunch) we set to task trying to manage our monthly salary. Where does your money go? Finding the balance between paying for the mortgage (or rent), food, travel and luxuries isn’t as easy as it looks!

Final Challenge

Needs and wants. What do we need? What do we want? Time to decide…

It was a fantastic day, thank you to all the staff at Barclays that looked after us.

 

Writing

Look at the following picture. What do you think is happening? Could you write a story about it? We were given 20 minutes to write a story entitled ‘The Skypath’. We wondered if one of our parents could write a story in 20 minutes? Anyone brave enough to have a go?

 

Homework:

On Friday Mrs Thomas spent some time with us, she showed us a range of images until we found one that we got excited about. This is the image…

Over the weekend make some notes in your grey book about the image. What piece of writing does it inspire you to write? Does the picture tell you a story? Think carefully about how the image could be incorporated in your writing. Bring your ideas and notes in on Monday so we can share them with Mrs Thomas… she is really excited to hear what your thoughts are.

 

Times Tables – We will be testing all Year 6 children on their times tables next week. We will be holding additional activity sessions for those children who require support in learning their tables. These may be during break and lunch times!

 

Spellings –

Y6 Term 3A Overview

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Summer Term Week 1

Key Dates:

Wednesday 25th April – Day Visit to Toyota. A copy of this letter was sent home with your child today. Toyota Letter 2018

Monday 14th – Thursday 17th May: SATs Tests. A booklet was given to you during the parent meetings to give you more information about how the week will be managed.

Friday 18th May: SATs Party. Change of clothes essential – your child WILL get wet!

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands Meeting for Parents/Carers, 6pm.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day. (last day of half term). More information to follow after we’ve planned the activities.

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June: Oaklands Residential (information meeting on Wednesday 23rd May at 6pm).

Friday 13th July: Year 6 Awards Ceremony/Performance. No tickets required. Bring the family.

Monday 16th July: Year Treat Day out.

Friday 20th July: Final day as Pensby Primary school pupils.

Thursday 29th March 2018 – Last Day of Spring Term

IMPORTANT Barclays Day Visit Wednesday 18th April 2018: CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT Toyota Day Visit Wednesday 25th April 2018: Please ensure you have given permission via Tucasi as per instructions in the email sent out last week. Packed Lunch Required.

We made it to the end of the Spring Term. Yippee.

This week has been jam packed with fun, exciting and creative activities. We have made Easter Baskets to take home our chocolate gift from Miss Toft and today we finished our Bunny Rabbit Cress Pots. In our pots are some cress seeds.

We spoke today about the process of germination and how we can closely observe the root and shoot emerging form the seeds of the coming weeks. It would be nice to see some before and after photographs of the seeds growing if this is possible. We’ve also set up a small experiment in class where we will keep some seeds in the light and some in the dark over the Easter break to see how they grow differently – if at all.

On Tuesday morning we had the most wonderful experience at St Michael’s Church. We became CSI investigators as we looked into the death and resurrection of Jesus. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the people involved in making it such a fantastic event – especially Mr Putman.

We teamed up with Year 5 for some fun, yet competitive team games this week. We played ‘benchball’ and ‘dodgeball’ against each other and tried ‘tag rugby’ but were rained off. Summer Term is sure feature some hard fought Rounders Battles!

Spring Break Homework: Due Monday 16th April 2018.

Week 1:

  1. Arithmetic Test 1a
  2. English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1
  3. Spellings Week 5

 

Week 2:

  1. Arithmetic Test 1b
  2. English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2
  3. Spellings Week 5

See you back on Monday 16th April. Have a lovely two weeks (and a day) off.

Monday 26th March 2018 (3 more get-ups)

Grammar: Today we revised adverbs, adverbial phrases, conjunctions and prepositions. We used what we had learnt to write a short passage using today’s picture for inspiration… ‘The Hole in the Fence’

Maths: We looked at the Order of Operations and completed an activity that required us to insert brackets in the correct places to make the calculations correct.

Order of Operations

Day Visits: Our next two big day visits are fast approaching. We are visiting Barclays in Northwich on Wednesday 18th April and then spending the day at the Toyota plant in Deeside the following Wednesday 25th April. These are two very exciting trips for Year 6 (and the staff) and we are very lucky to have been given these great opportunities.

The Toyota trip is completely free, except we have to take our lunch with us, and the Barclays trip provides a free lunch, but we have to pay for our own transport.

You will have received an email from the school office detailing how to give permission for your child to attend the Toyota day out and to give permission for photographs to be taken.

Details about the Barclays trip will be sent out later this week and detailed on this class page.

 

Homework: Think of a question to ask at the Easter Experience at Church tomorrow. Relate it to the Easter Story, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Think about the Last Supper and Jesus being betrayed by his friend.

Friday 23rd March 2018

Spring Term 2nd Half, Week 4

 One Week to Go! (4 days actually)

Yippee… we won the attendance award again this week! That means we are due for a treat. We will arrange this after the Easter break as we have so many other nice things planned already.

 

This week we have tackled short and long multiplication and short division…  we will be re-visiting them after the Easter holidays along with long division…

Long Multiplication – Maths is Fun

Long Division – Maths is Fun

On Thursday morning we designed and built our own catapults as part of a joint project with Reception. We used wooden sticks, string and elastic bands…

We tested our catapults in preparation for launching our Reception Buddies’ seed bombs. When our buddies arrived we talked about how we had built them then they told us about how they had made their seed bombs.

We counted down from 10 and launched them all at the same time…

Hopefully we will see them start to grow over the coming months.

Next Week:

  • PE Kits needed on Tuesday and Wednesday day and we take on Year 5 in our end of term competitions.
  • On Tuesday morning we are walking to St Michael’s Church for the Easter Experience!
  • We finish on Thursday for the Easter Holiday.

 

Weekend Homework:

  1. 10 Minute Grammar book – Set C, Test 1 (pages 38-41).
  2. 10 Minute Maths Book – Set C, Test 1 (pages 38-40).
  3. Spellings – Week 4

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

 

Monday 19th March – Wednesday 21st March

On Tuesday afternoon we headed up to Pensby High School for a challenging afternoon arranged by the Science Department…

After a brief introduction, we organised ourselves into teams of three. We were given the task of designing and building a bridge across a 50cm gap between two desks.

We were given a budget of £100 to spend. All the equipment we needed was given a price. Paper was £10 per sheet, lolly-sticks were £1 each etc… we had to cost the equipment we needed to build our bridge. When the ‘shop’ was open, we only had a given amount of time to send one of our team members to buy our equipment.

Once back at our group tables we set about building our bridge…

After much altering, re-designing, destroying and rebuilding, we had a short break… consisting of a juice carton and a GIGANTIC cookie!

Once our bridges were finished it was time to put them to the test… each bridge had to withstand the massive force of a tiny red sports car driving across it…

Most of the bridges withstood the heavy traffic, so it was left to the staff at the High School to choose a winner. After much deliberation they decided that one group had planned their design very carefully and had stuck to it! ‘The Bridge Builders’ won the best design which they named ‘The Pink Gate Bridge’. They were given a box of celebrations that they chose to share with everyone in the class (except the teachers). Well Done boys!

Hopefully we will be invited back soon.

 

Monday’s Homework: Arithmetic Book – Pages 11, 12, 14 and 15. Due Wednesday 21st March.

Wednesday’s Homework: Arithmetic Book – Short Division pages 17, 18 and 19. Due Friday 23rd March.

 

Remember Homework Help is available EVERY morning from 8:40am in the school library!

Friday 16th March 2018

Spring 2nd Half Week 3

2 Weeks to go!

What an exciting week we’ve had! We’ve had ANOTHER trip out arranged for us thanks to Alfie’s dad and Toyota! Information was sent home in a brown envelope today, it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic experience and it’s absolutely FREE! Yippee!!! In the envelope you will also find a ‘Design a Car’ competition form. This needs to be completed at home and taken with us on 25th April.

 

In Science we have been conducting some more investigations in our light topic. We made a picture disappear like magic!

We had our egg tossing competition on Friday afternoon. We headed up to the top playground and measured out the 2.5m distance. After 2 minutes we recorded how many successful catches we had each made. Dylan and Bradley topped the table with an astonishing 56 catches each! The next highest score was only 42. Dylan and Bradley then went head-to-head to see who would win the Golden Egg! After a tense minute passed Bradley emerged victorious. Well Done Bradley! Each participant got a small chocolate egg each to take home. Enjoy.

Would you believe we had another ‘shout out’ from Joe Wicks this morning during our School Workout. The children have been amazing… it’s not as easy as it looks!

Listen Carefully at 19:35…

Joe Wicks School Workout Friday 16th March 2018

Next Week:

  • We have our exciting afternoon visit to Pensby High School! How exciting. The children will be tasked with building a bridge, but must cost all their materials and plan it carefully. Thank you so much to Pensby High School for offering to do this session for us.
  • Our Reception Buddies have asked us for help designing ways to launch their seed bombs! That should be interesting.
  • Spelling test is on Thursday. Please click on the link in the Homework section to view next week’s words.

 

Weekend Homework: New Punctuation Book 2: Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5. Due Monday 19th March 2018.

Spellings Week 3: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Week 3

 

Key Dates…

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

Tuesday 20th March: Science Afternoon at Pensby High School. No cost.

Tuesday 27th March: Easter Experience at St Michael’s Church. No cost.

Wednesday 18th April: Day out to Barclays Head Office. More info to follow!

Wednesday 25th April: Day out to Toyota Manufacturing in Deeside.

Monday 14th – Thursday 17th May: SATs Tests. A booklet will be given to you during the parent meetings to give you more information about how the week will be managed.

Friday 18th May: SATs Party. Change of clothes essential – your child WILL get wet!

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands Meeting for Parents/Carers, 6pm.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day. (last day of half term). More information to follow after we’ve planned the activities.

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June: Oaklands Residential (information meeting on Wednesday 23rd May at 6pm).

Friday 13th July: Year 6 Awards Ceremony/Performance. No tickets required. Bring the family.

Monday 16th July: Year Treat Day out.

Friday 20th July: Final day as Pensby Primary school pupils.

 

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Homework: Grammar Book 2 – pages 40, 41, 42, 43. Due Friday 16th March.

 

We seem to be missing quite a few of our CGP revision books. These were purchased at the start of the year at great expense to both the school and our families. Please search your homes and bring them all in on Friday. We will make a list of any books that have been lost and will have to order more copies at a cost. We will let you know if you will need to pay towards a replacement books/s as soon as we can. We are working from these books each day so they are very important to have in school and to be able to take home for homework. Some books are in school, in trays (or other people’s trays) some are in homework wallets and some are nowhere to be found!

Checklist

  • SAT Buster Grammar Book 2
  • SAT Buster Spelling Book 2
  • SAT Buster Punctuation Book 2 (these are all in school)
  • Comprehension Year 6 Book 2
  • SAT Buster Arithmetic
  • SAT Buster Geometry, Measures and Statistics
  • SAT Buster Number, Ratio and Algebra

Monday 12th March 2018

We worked through a range of maths activities today. In fact we worked through lots of maths activities today and we all did really well!. We have been looking at multiples, factors, prime numbers, square numbers and cubed numbers… How amazing is that!

We even had time to take part in the Body Coach Schools Workout session live with Joe Wicks. It lasted 20 minutes and many of the children were absolutely exhausted! We think we need to do some more daily fitness activities in preparation for Oaklands. We suggest having a change of footwear in school each day (trainers would be perfect) and a bottle of water.

Tuesday 13th March

Make sure you listen carefully at 19:50…

Joe Wicks School Workout

 

Homework: Number, Ration and Algebra – Monday night complete pages 14, 15 and 16 (multiples, factors and primes) then on Tuesday night complete pages 17 and 18 (square and cubed numbers). Bring your book in on Wednesday.

Friday 9th March 2018

Spring 2nd Half Week 2

3 weeks to go! (well, 2 weeks and 4 days)

This has been a busy week! We had two days of parent meetings (both before and after school) and a full day out in Liverpool on Monday. We still managed to get some work done in our books, including our play script for A Small Miracle.

On Friday we wrote a balanced argument about whether schools should allow children to play out in the snow. As you can imagine, we were more biased towards ‘yes please!’

Next week is our last ‘normal’ week this half term. The week after we have half a day out to Pensby High School and the final week is only 4 days long and on one of those we are visiting St Michael’s for the Easter Experience.

 

Weekend Homework: Grammar Book 2. Determiners (page 8) and Prefixes & Suffixes (pages 52 to 55). These have already been covered in class. Please use a dictionary. Due Monday 12th March 2018.

Mother’s Day: Do something nice for mum on Sunday (like have your homework finished on Friday night).

Spellings: Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Spring 2nd Half Week 2

SNOW DAY (again) Thursday 8th March 2018

We woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of white snow. The roads were treacherous but we all made it in on time. The schools grounds looked astonishing and serene… but it was all about to change…

We’ve been playing out in the snow. We decided to try and build another snowman after out last failed attempt. We were doing quite well until we were joined by some Year 5 children (and staff), intent on attacking us with snowballs… of course we fought back! After shaking the snow from our hoods, sleeves and down our wellies, we were then joined by Year 4 (and staff)… intent on attacking us with snowballs… so we fought back once again! Once the snow had settled and everyone was exhausted, wet and tired, we continued to roll the snow. Geoff (our snowman) can be seen proudly watching over the school with his ‘place value’ counter eyes. Hopefully he’ll last until the end of the day… but we doubt it.

Monday 5th March – Wednesday 7th March 218

On Monday we had a fantastic day out! All the children behaved impeccably and got to enjoy the wonders of the World Museum and of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The planetarium was fantastic, we learnt a lot about how light travels and how telescopes work (refracting and reflecting). We went from the 5th floor to the 4th were we spent most of our time completing the Egyptian activity booklets. Then we went down to the 3rd floor and back up to the 5th and then back down to the ground floor… and we didn’t use the lift once! We tried to take some pictures but the low light made if difficult to get any decent ones!

Monday’s Homework: None tonight.

Wednesday’s Homework: Learn your spellings for tomorrow!

 

Parent Meetings. Thank you to all the parents that were able to come to meet with me regarding SPTO and the SATs arrangements for this year. If you were unable to attend, don’t worry, I will add digital copies of the information booklets on our class page and send paper copies home. Please read through the SATs booklet carefully and let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Mr Klausen

Monday 5th March: We are out all day in Liverpool. Please ensure your child wears sensible footwear and has a warm coat. Please send your child to school with a packed lunch in a clearly labelled, disposable bag. 

NOTE: We may be late back to school depending on traffic and weather conditions.

 

Friday 2nd March 2018

Spring Term 2nd Half Week 1

4 weeks to go!

Apologies for not updating our class page as usual, we had a problem editing it due to the sheer amount of content. We have had to remove most of the videos but they can still be found on Espresso.

This week we have begun our revision for the SATs tests. Each day we are trying to cover grammar, punctuation, spelling, maths and comprehension. We have done extremely well this week! We have upped the quantity of homework and everyone has done a great job of keeping to it. Well done.

So far this week we have covered nouns, noun phrases, pronouns, possessive pronouns, prefixes, suffixes, place value, negative numbers, decimal numbers, rounding, rounding decimals, Roman numerals, written addition and written subtraction… phew. We also managed a fun Yoga session and an extended writing task linked to Mr Klausen’s favourite book. Despite all of this we still managed to get out in the snow for an hour on Tuesday…

On Thursday we found out which High Schools we would be going to in September. How exciting. Places need to be accepted by 17th March.

 

Key Dates – Pencil these into your diary…

Monday 5th March: Liverpool day trip (Museum and Philharmonic visit). Information letter HERE.

Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th March: Parent Meetings. Information about SATs week to be given out.

Thursday 16th March: Sponsored Easter Egg Toss – PTA event.

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

Tuesday 20th March: Science Afternoon at Pensby High School. No cost.

Tuesday 27th March: Easter Experience at St Michael’s Church. No cost.

Wednesday 18th April: Day out to Barclays Head Office. More info to follow.

Monday 14th – Thursday 17th May: SATs Tests. A booklet will be given to you during the parent meetings to give you more information about how the week will be managed.

Friday 18th May: SATs Party. Change of clothes essential – your child WILL get wet!

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands Meeting for Parents/Carers, 6pm.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day. (last day of half term). More information to follow after we’ve planned the activities.

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June: Oaklands Residential (information meeting on Wednesday 23rd May at 6pm).

Friday 13th July: – Year 6 Awards Ceremony/Performance. No tickets required. Bring the family.

Monday 16th July: – Year Treat Day out (possibly to New Brighton).

Friday 20th July: Final day as Pensby Primary school pupils.

 

Weekend Homework:

Short Writing Task HERE

Talk with someone at home about what you think is happening in the pictures. Imagine there is a conversation between the two characters, what might they be saying?

Consider:

  • Who do you think the gentleman is?
  • Do they know each other?
  • Look carefully at the last picture, why is she kissing the ‘music box’?

Now write a short playscript to accompany the pictures. Remember to include adverbs to describe how the characters should speak. Use stage directions to tell the reader how the characters react, move or behave. When a character speaks in a story we call it ‘dialogue’Bring your playscript into school on Monday so we can read them together.

Spellings:

Y6 Term 2B Overview

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Term 2B Week 1

To be tested on Thursday 8th March.

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