Category: Year 6

Year 6K

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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