Category: Year 6

Year 6K

Friday 22nd June 2018

Week 3

(4 Weeks to go!)

What a Week!

What a hectic week we’ve had!  Many think that Year 6 can relax after the SATs tests, but unfortunately we can’t. This is probably our busiest term… we have visits from the High School teachers, the leavers’ show to prepare for, Oaklands to arrange and this year we also had the writing moderation! The moderators were in school today, they looked through the children’s books are were really impressed with the standard and amount of work we’ve completed this year. Well Done Year 6K!

Thankfully we’ve had Miss Toft on hand to help over the past few weeks. She will be leaving us next week and we will be very sad to see her go.

 

Attendance Treat Day

We finally have a spare day to use as our ‘Attendance Treat Day’. We are all really looking forward to spending the day together enjoying some team games and a movie. Check out the picture below… Luke S’s mum brought this array of goodies into school for us to devour whilst watching ‘The Greatest Showman’… THANK YOU so much!!!

Weekend Homework:

  • Pack your bag for Oaklands (make sure your bag has wheels!) check everything off the list as you do.
  • Learn how to put on a pillow case and duvet cover

 

Key Dates – Final Half Term

  • Monday 25th June: Oaklands medicine to be brought to school office, clearly labelled and medication form to be completed.
  • Tuesday 26th June: Attendance Treat Day. Attendance Treat Day Letter
  • Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June: Oaklands Residential – get your bag packed (make sure it has wheels) and make sure you know how to put a pillow case and duvet cover on.
  • Thursday 5th July: Year 5 and 6 Sports Day. More details to follow.
  • Tuesday 10th July: Year 6 Treat Day out to The Hive (moved from 16th due to unforeseen circumstances)
  • Wednesday 11th July: Transition Day. Year 6 children to attend their new High School for the day wearing their Pensby Primary uniform. Any information will be provided at the evening meeting held at each high school. Please contact them directly for details.
  • Friday 13th July: Year 6 Awards Ceremony/Performance 6pm, prompt start. No tickets required. Bring the family.
  • Monday 16th July: Year Treat Day out to The Hive. More details to follow.
  • Friday 20th July: Final day as Pensby Primary school pupils.
  • Additional Transition Visits (2nd July) for Selected children only.

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Reminder: This Friday is own clothes for ‘bring a bottle’ for the Summer Fair.

Attendance Treat

As I hope they have already told you, Year 6 won the attendance award (finally) and are due a ‘treat’. After discussing it with all the children, we have decided to have a special day next Tuesday, 26th June 2018. It is perfectly timed as it will also be Miss Toft’s last day with us and we are off to Oaklands the following day. Miss Toft has really enjoyed her time with Year 6 and she will come back and see us at the Leavers Show. The children have opted to come into school in their pyjamas (or onesies) for the day and some want to bring a pillow and/or a teddy. We will spend the morning playing team games and spend the afternoon watching ‘The Greatest Showman’ together, which is rated PG. If you wish your child/ren to watch the film, you must complete the reply slip below and return it to school by this Friday (a paper copy has been sent home today)…

Attendance Treat Day Letter

Homework: research theories about how/why the Titanic sank, make some notes and bring them to school tomorrow.

Friday 15th June 2018

Week 2, 5 Weeks to go!

What a fantastic week we’ve had, ending with two amazing visits to school by Sue Hoffmann and Mr Putman.

We spent the morning working with Sue and hearing extracts from High King. We designed our own fantastic creatures (building on our science work on classification) and wrote a short story about an encounter with a dragon!

Sue commented on how amazing we were at answering questions. She brought lots of cute and cuddly teddies to help us with ideas for our writing.

 

Mr Putman guided us through the first of 5 Bible sessions with his usual enthusiasm and entertainment. He is fascinating to listen to and made the first few books of The Old Testament come alive. We needed lots of volunteers to take part in the re-enactments of each story.

 

Weekend Homework:

  • Learn the words to our two songs from The Greatest Showman
  • Begin to pack your bag for Oaklands (make sure your bag has wheels!)
  • Learn how to put on a pillow case and duvet cover

 

Key Dates – Final Half Term

  • Tuesday 19th June: Personal safety session.
  • Friday 21st June: Walk Through The Bible, Session 2.
  • Monday 25th June: Oaklands medicine to be brought to school office, clearly labelled and medication form to be completed.
  • Tuesday 26th June: Attendance Treat Day. More details to follow.
  • Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June: Oaklands Residential – get your bag packed (make sure it has wheels) and make sure you know how to put a pillow case and duvet cover on.
  • Thursday 5th July: Year 5 and 6 Sports Day. More details to follow.
  • Wednesday 11th July: Transition Day. Year 6 children to attend their new High School for the day wearing their Pensby Primary uniform. Any information will be provided at the evening meeting held at each high school. Please contact them directly for details.
  • Friday 13th July: Year 6 Awards Ceremony/Performance 6pm, prompt start. No tickets required. Bring the family.
  • Monday 16th July: Year Treat Day out to The Hive. More details to follow.
  • Friday 20th July: Final day as Pensby Primary school pupils.
  • Additional Transition Visits (25th June and 2nd July) for Selected children only.

IMPORTANT – Oaklands Consent Forms were due in on the 7th June. If you haven’t already sent your form in then please make sure you complete it and send it in with your child on Monday 11th June or you may risk your child losing their place.

 

Monday 11th June 2018

Kooth – Online support for young people

We had a visit from Jude Leng who works for KOOTH. Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. After speaking to the whole class and guiding us though the online registration process she showed us how the website works and how it can benefit young people if they are feeling negative. She then took a small group of children to work with on their worries about moving to High School.

 

Information about us

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

For more information about XenZone, please visit XENZONE.COM. If you’re a parent looking for more information about Kooth, please email PARENTS@XENZONE.COM

 

Homework

Science – Classification Tree. Use ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ questions to sort your chosen animals. Choose at least 8 to sort through and make sure you bring it into school on Wednesday 13th June.

Friday 8th June 2018

Summer 2nd Half Week 1

6 Weeks to go…

End of Year Reports, Writing and Moderation

It is getting close the end of the year and we are thinking about all our progress and achievements since being in Year 6 and Primary School as a whole. Over the coming weeks all the adults who work with Year 6 need to make a decision on whether or not each child has met (or exceeded) the Expected Standards in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science.

This ‘Teacher Assessment’ goes hand in hand with the SATs results (which we will find out next month) and is what will be detailed on each child’s The End of Year Report. This information is also sent to the High Schools and the Local Authority. Making a final decision is a difficult process and a very important one as it highlights each child’s achievement and progress throughout Year 6 and their entire time since being in Primary School.

We are lucky enough to have the Local Authority helping to moderate our judgments in writing this year, this is to ensure we are accurate in our assessments and to offer guidance and support if needed. It also ensures that all schools are ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’.

We are working hard to get lots of evidence to support our judgments, it has been a challenging week but everyone has proved just how amazing they are! Well done Year 6!

 

Miss Toft

We are lucky enough to Have Miss Toft teaching some lessons over the coming weeks. Although she has only spent a sort time with Year 6 she is really enjoying being in the classroom and has prepared some fun and exciting lessons. 

 

Outdoor Learning:

As the weather was so glorious all week we moved our tables and chairs outside for some lessons. It was going well until the wind blew all the work off the tables (not so good when trying to paint).

Visiting Author – Friday 15th June 2018

On Friday 15th June Year 6 will be visited by Sue Hoffmann, a local author and former teacher. Sue will be sharing extracts from her book, High King, and supporting us with some fiction writing (which may include dragons). Sue has visited Year 6 many times before and it is always a very productive morning.

Sue will also be selling signed copies of her book ‘High King’ for the special reduced price of £7. Any child who would like to buy a copy can bring cash into school in a labelled envelope on Friday 15th June. This cannot be paid through TUCASI nor through the School Office.

 

Mr Putman – Friday 15th June 2018

Friday 15th June will be the first of 5 sessions run by Mr Putman. It is entitled ‘Walk Through The Bible’ and it will run for 5 weeks, each session lasting for one hour. Mr Putman is a joy to listen to and we are very lucky to have been given this opportunity to work with him once again.

 

Weekend Homework: 

Leavers’ Finale – We are considering ‘The Greatest Showman’ as the influence for our musical numbers. Many children are familiar with the movie and songs but some are not. Use whatever resources you have available to experience either the movie or some of the songs. We’ll have a go at singing them together next week…

 

Key Dates:

Thursday 7th June: Oaklands consent forms due in today.

Monday 11th June: Late Oaklands forms to be brought into school today at the latest.

Friday 15th June: Sue Hoffmann visit. Bring £7 if you would like a signed copy of her book ‘High King’.

Tuesday 19th June: Personal safety session.

Monday 25th June: Oaklands medicine to be brought to school office, clearly labelled and medication form to be completed.

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June: Oaklands Residential – get your bag packed (make sure it has wheels) and make sure you know how to put a pillow case and duvet cover on.

Thursday 5th July: Year 5 and 6 Sports Day. More details to follow.

Wednesday 11th July: Transition Day. Year 6 children to attend their new High School for the day wearing their Pensby Primary uniform. Any information will be provided at the evening meeting held at each high school. Please contact them directly for details.

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

Monday 16th July: Year Treat Day out to The Hive. More details to follow.

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

 

Additional Transition Visits (25th June and 2nd July)

We have managed to secure some additional visits to Pensby High School over the coming weeks for a small number of children who will be attending there in September. We will inform parents if your child has been chosen to attend via a all from the School Office.

Monday 4th June 2018

Maths – This week we are focussing on calculator skills. We created decimal numbers from fractions by dividing the numerator by the denominator. We then played a game called ‘Three in a Row’.

Writing – We reviewed our homework notes and drafted the informal section of our Barnstondale leaflet. We will be sharing the finished leaflets with Year 3.

 

Homework – Leavers’ Show… do you have a hidden talent? Or maybe one that we already know about? Would you like to perform on stage? If so, we will gladly ‘consider’ your ideas on Wednesday, be ready to showcase your talent to the rest of the class (it doesn’t have to be prefect). 

Visiting Author – Sue Hoffmann – 15th June

Imagine you are the first to set foot in a new land. 

Keep imagining…

On Friday 15th June Year 6 will be visited by Sue Hoffmann, a local author and former teacher. Sue will be sharing extracts from her previous book, High King, and supporting us with some fiction writing (which may include dragons). Sue has visited Year 6 many times before and it is always a very productive morning.

Sue will also be selling signed copies of her book ‘High King’ for the special reduced price of £7. Any child who would like to buy a copy can bring cash into school in a labelled envelope on Friday 15th June. This cannot be paid through TUCASI nor through the School Office.

A new land and a new start for the Almari people but have they brought an old enemy with them?

As the old country breaks down, ravaged by earthquakes and plague, an advance fleet of Almari ships sets out in search of the mythical paradise island that some believe awaits them far across the sea. They find a wonderful land, but a land with voices in the night and many mysteries to solve. And what has become of High King Lantor? When more ships are finally seen on the horizon, do they bring the old powers with them — or plague, disaster and new enemies? Young Zenton and his cousin are finding their strengths and becoming the leaders of their generation, but what will they do when dissent and violence break out in paradise?

It should have been a sanctuary — the refuge promised in legend.
The Almari should have been safe here.

Friday 25th May 2018

End of Summer 1st Half – Half a term to go!

Charity Day

What an amazing end to the busiest half term in Year 6… Charity Day. A big thank you must be said to the children in Year 6 and their families for helping to make it one of the most memorable charity days yet. We don’t have a final figure yet as not everyone managed to get their donations in on time, but we are certainly close to £600.

Chip Butty Time… mmmmmmmmmm

Cake Sale

Ben’s nan made us the most amazing cakes to sell at the end of the day…

The cake sale alone raised over £80… that’s astonishing. Thank you Ben’s nan.

All the money raised will be going directly to help homeless people in the North West.

 

Half Term Homework

Remember Barnstondale? Talk to your family and friends about your experience there…

  • What activities did you do? Describe what you did and how it made you feel.
  • What was the accommodation like? Describe the rooms/beds/ facilities.
  • Would you recommend it to a friend?
  • If you could sum up your experience in one sentence what would it be?

Make notes on the the above points and consider how you could use them to form the main part of your information leaflet.

If you didn’t go to Barnstondale then use another experience that you have had where you have stayed away from home or taken part in adventurous activities, such as rock climbing or archery.

Bring your notes to school on Monday 4th June as you will be suing them to write your leaflet to share with Year 3.

 

Have a lovely half term break. You deserve it.

Monday 21st May 2018

Writing

We revised, edited and published our speeches this morning. Tomorrow we will share them with the class and vote for our favourite. There are lots of deserving charities, it is going to be difficult to choose…

Winning Charity Day Poster

 

After a secret vote, Steps of Hope was victorious in becoming our charity for this year. Amy wrote a compelling speech and did just enough to sway the vote in her favour. Well done Amy.

Art

In the afternoon we found out about ‘famous artists through time’. We created brief fact files about a range of different artists who use a variety of medium, from wood to textiles and everything in-between. We put some of them on display…

Homework: Artist Comprehension. Due Wednesday 23rd May.

 

Key Dates:

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

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands payment due in full by today.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day (last day of half term). ‘Chip Butties’ for dinner (no cost) as a thank you for all their hard work.

Friday 18th May 2018

Summer 1st Half

Week 5 – One week to go

Friday 25th May is Charity Day. Your child knows what they are doing (hopefully) and what they need to prepare. All materials need to be in school by Wednesday 23rd May please!

Here is the letter sent out to parents. Year 6 DO NOT need to make an online donation. Their donation is the hard work and effort they are putting into the event. Charity Day 2018

As a ‘Thank You’ to Year 6 we will be proving them with a ‘chip butty’ lunch on Friday 25th May. If your child does not want a chip butty, then please provide them with a packed lunch.

 

SATs are finally over. What a fantastic week we’ve had. Everyone has excelled themselves and really ‘pulled it out of the bag’ for the tests. Breakfast was amazing, it was so good to see so many staff offering support and encouragement before each test.

SATs Party

We ended the week with our legendary water games. The weather was kind (not that it mattered) and  we got extremely drenched earlier than usual (blame Mr Davies).

Party

We spent the afternoon enjoying some refreshments. Alfie brought us all a chocolate covered donuts and Harriet made her famous tiffin. This was after we had enjoyed James’s cakes yesterday… we are so lucky!

 

Science with Mr Orr

We made poo.

Treasure Hunt with Mr Davies

We went on a maths question hunt around the school.

 

Weekend Homework:

  • Writing – Make notes/draft a short speech detailing your chosen charity and why we should donate our Charity Day donations to it. On Monday you will revise, edit and publish your speech before presenting it to the rest of the class. We will then vote for which charity we should nominate. Good Luck. Charity Choice
  • Spellings – Spellings will be tested on Thursday (sorry about the confusion this week). Week 4 and 5.

Year 6 Term 3A Week 4

Year 6 Term 3A Week 5

Key Dates:

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

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands payment due in full by today.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day (last day of half term). ‘Chip Butties’ for dinner (no cost) as a thank you for all their hard work.

Monday 14th May 2018

Yippeee. That’s the first lot out of the way. No more Grammar, Punctuation or spelling tests (for now).

Breakfast was delicious, it was nice seeing everyone in so early. We didn’t get time to play any games in the hall this morning, but we made up for it in the afternoon. During a mid-afternoon break from comprehension revision, we ‘tested’ out some water balloons ready for Friday’s epic event. Luckily the weather was nice and warm, giving us time to dry off before heading to the hall to play some Teddy games.

No Homework tonight – get to bed early! There was lots of yawning today.

Friday 11th May 2018

Summer 1st Half Week 4

Test Dates 2018

The 2018 Key Stage 2 tests will take place from 14th -17th May. There will be no authorised absences for this week.

All the tests will take place in the mornings. Each day the children will be split into two groups, one group will sit the test whilst the other group work with Mrs Shaw in the hall. The groups will switch places after each test. This enables us to utilise the space we have more effectively, ensuring the children have enough space to work comfortably and to minimise distractions during the tests. It also allows us to have enough staff on hand to support the children, should they need it.

  • Monday 14th: English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
  • Tuesday 15th: English Reading
  • Wednesday 16th: Arithmetic – Paper 1 Mathematical Reasoning – Paper 2
  • Thursday 17th: Mathematical Reasoning – Paper 3
  • Friday 18th: No tests today

SATs Breakfast

During each day of the test week (including Friday), ‘Bacon or Sausage Butties’ will be available to buy from 8:15 in the school Hall. They cost £1 each and are accompanied by a drink of either: water, tea or juice. Cereals and toast are also available for free (if paying for a sausage/bacon butty). This is to be paid in cash on the door. Some children find it easier to pay £5 on Monday so they don’t have to remember to bring money in each day. If your child does not want a sausage or bacon butty they can still join us for some cereal and toast (50p) or have breakfast at home then join us for some socialising and games.

SATs Party

Own Clothes Day is on Friday 18th May. We would like to have a party to celebrate the end of the test week and let off some steam! This will involve party games, activities and some refreshments. The children can come into school wearing their own clothes and will need to bring in a change of clothes (including a change of footwear and underwear) and a towel for our party games (in case they get wet – it has been known to happen). Actually, they most-definitely will get completely soaked! In the afternoon we will have some light snacks (crisps, biscuits) and enjoy the end of the week.

Lucky Mascots

We do encourage the children to bring in a lucky mascot to keep with them during the tests. Teddy bears are a firm favourite, but please ensure these are of a sensible size (and don’t have a calculator in them)!

 

Weekend Homework: NONE! Enjoy the rest, have some family time, think about your activity for Charity Day and get ready for next week… See you at 8:15am Monday!

 

Key Dates:

Monday 14th – Thursday 17th May: SATs Tests. Please read information above.

Friday 18th May: Own clothes day. SATs Party. FULL change of clothes and a towel essential – your child WILL get wet!

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

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands payment due in full by today.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day. (last day of half term). More information to follow after we’ve planned the activities. Chip Butties for dinner (no cost) as a thank you for all their hard work.

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 9th May 2018

No homework tonight! Rest please.

Everyone is totally exhausted, it must be a combination of the Bank Holiday and all the revision we’ve been doing. We still had just enough energy for some House Team games of ‘benchball’, Penmon being victorious overall.

 

SATs 2018 – a Teddy (or other ‘Good Luck’ charm) is essential

The SATs tests are in the week beginning 14th May. All the tests are in the morning. There are no tests on Friday.

Breakfast = Brain Food – During the test week (including Friday) ‘Bacon or Sausage Butties’ will be available to buy from 8:15 in the school Hall. They cost £1 per day and are accompanied by a drink of either water, tea or juice. Cereals and toast are also available for a small donation (50p if not having a sausage or bacon butty). It is vital that the children get a good start to the day and it is also an excellent way to make sure that they are in on time! Even if your child does not want to eat breakfast in school, we still encourage them to get in early and play some games with us in the hall.

Party – On the Friday 18th May we would like to have a party to celebrate the end of the test week and let off some steam! This will involve party games, activities and some light refreshments. The children will need to bring in a complete change of clothes and a towel for our party games (in case they get wet – it has been known to happen).

Friday 4th May 2018

Summer 1st Half Week 3

This week we have been revising really hard for the SATs tests. We looked at ratio and proportion and completed most of our punctuation revision booklet.

In Science Mr Orr began our new topic of ‘Animals Including Humans’ with an introduction to the circulatory system.

In writing we began planning a leaflet advertising a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to take a ride in a hot air balloon! 

Our Year 6K Parent Writers… HERE

We set our second writing task for parents last week. Only 3 were able (or brave) to give it a go. They each wrote about a different image (shown below). Click on the link above to go to the page and enjoy reading… Maybe next week your writing will feature!

Here are this week’s choices…

 

Next week is only 4 days and we have lots to cram in! Our author visit is on Tuesday afternoon and we have our flyers/leaflets to draft and publish. We will be revising measures and geometry as well as going through the grammar revision booklet.

 

SATs 2018

The SATs tests are in the week beginning 14th May. All the tests are in the morning. Details of each test and its content can be found in the booklet that was given to you during the Parent Meetings last term.

Some pupils may need additional arrangements to be put in place so that they can take part in the key stage 2 (KS2) tests. We carried out the KS2 practice materials with all of the pupils to enable us to identify where support is needed.

Applications for additional time can be made by a teacher who has a good knowledge of the particular pupil’s needs and abilities. On being awarded additional time, each pupil is allowed 25% extra time for each test identified.

We have successfully applied for additional time for several children in Year 6. This means that they will have 25% extra time to complete each of the SATs tests this coming May. We have organised the class into two groups to accommodate this.

If you would like more details on the extra time application process of would like to know if your child has qualified for it, then please contact the School Office in the first instance.

Breakfast = Brain Food

During the test week ‘Bacon or Sausage Butties’ will be available to buy from 8:15 in the school Hall. They cost £1 each and are accompanied by a drink of either water, tea or juice. Cereals and toast are also available for a small donation. It is vital that the children get a good start to the day and it is also an excellent way to make sure that they are in on time! Even if your child does not want to eat breakfast in school, we still encourage them to get in early and play some games with us in the hall.

Party

On the Friday 18th May we would like to have a party to celebrate the end of the test week and let off some steam! This will involve party games, activities and some light refreshments. The children will need to bring in a complete change of clothes and a towel for our party games (in case they get wet – it has been known to happen).

 

Charity Day 2018

Year 6 will be holding their annual charity day event on Friday 25th May. The details haven’t been finalised yet. Your child will let you know what they need and when they need it! We have yet to choose a deserving charity. If you have any ideas then please let us know.

 

Homework: Due Tuesday 8th May 2018 (8;50am)

Comprehension – Cyber-Bullying pages 26 and 27. Read the text and answer the questions.

Arithmetic – Percentages pages 45, 46 and 47.

Grammar – Synonyms and antonyms pages 58 and 59.

Spellings – Year 6 Term 3A Week 3

Leaflet/flyer – over the Bank Holiday weekend, try and collect some leaflets or flyers that advertise a specific event, competition or place to visit. Look at their key features and how they try to persuade you. Bring them to school on Tuesday.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Homework:

  • Number, Ration and Algebra – pages 5, 6 and 9
  • Punctuation – pages 36-41 (36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41)
  • Times Tables – tested every day

Due: Friday 4th May 8:50am.

 

Friday 27th April 2018

Summer 1st  Half Week 2

Yes, week 2 has gone already! We have two more weeks until SATs week and one of those has a Bank Holiday Monday in it! So… 9 more school days to go. That’s only 9 more days to really think hard about whether or not we want a sausage or bacon butty for our breakfast that week! It’s not as easy as you think.

We had our second successful day trip out this half term, make sure you scroll down to see some pictures from our days at Barclays and Toyota. We have spent the rest of the week working hard to complete some writing tasks in our red books and revising fractions.

 

Weekend Homework:

CGP Grammar Book Section 3 (Pages 32-37).

CGP Arithmetic Book Adding Fractions (page 35), Subtracting Fractions (page 38) and Multiplying Fractions (pages 42-43). Refer to revision booklet for help if you’re unsure.

PE Kit in school on Wednesday please.

Spellings – Week 2. Paper copies were sent home on Thursday for revision.

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet Week 2

 

Writing Challenge (Parent/Guardian): None of our parents/guardians took up the challenge to write about last week’s image. This week we’ve given you a choice of images to write about, hopefully you will find one to inspire you! Click on each image for a larger view… and get writing!

Key Dates:

Monday 7th May: Bank Holiday.

Tuesday 8th May: Author Visit. Author Letter

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. SATs Breakfast is available each morning from 8:15am. Cost £1.

Friday 18th May: SATs Party. FULL change of clothes and a towel essential – your child WILL get wet!

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

Wednesday 23rd May: Oaklands payment due in full by today.

Friday 25th May: Year 6 Charity Day. (last day of half term). More information to follow after we’ve planned the activities. Chip Butties for dinner (no cost) as a thank you for all their hard work.

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 25th April 2018

TOYOTA

Wow, we were treated to a full day at Toyota in Deeside. The staff there were brilliant and commented several times on how well-behaved our children were. They have run this activity day with 97 other schools and our Year 6 were considered to be one (if not THE) best class they’ve had.

We began with a short talk about the history of engine building at the plant.

We were then taken to a large room and put into teams. Our first task was to work together to build Lego cars. We then had to improve our build times by finding ways to increase efficiency.

After lunch we were set a range of challenges to test our engineering capabilities. These test are used by Toyota to train their staff who work on the production lines.

We ended by announcing the Car Design Competition winner (or in our case winners). Amy and Kian were awarded with a special certificate and a £10 Gift Voucher! Well done.

A BIG Thank You to Toyota for accommodating us today.

PE Kits in school TOMORROW (Tuesday) Please!

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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