Category: Year 6

Year 6K

Friday 21st September 2018

Autumn Term 1st Half Week 3

This Week:

That’s Week 3 gone! WOW time really is flying (only 95 sleeps till Christmas).

We have worked tirelessly all week, writing in our books every day and completing some challenging maths reasoning and problem solving activities linked to rounding and ordering numbers up to the millions!

We have come to the end of our work on War Horse. We haven’t had time to listen to all the sections from the BBC website, maybe it’s something you could do together at home over the weekend?

 

On Tuesday our school was brilliantly represented by our 6 netball team players. They did an exceptional job and played well as a team… well done girls!

In Wednesday’s PE lesson we had a mammoth game of dodgeball. We ended by pitting the girls against the boys… finally the boys were triumphant.

 

Star of The Week – TEDDY!

Say hello to our class teddy… Teddy.

Our class teddy went home today with our first star of the week…. well done James!

He will enjoy a week of fun and games with his new owner until he returns to school next Friday to go home with our next class winner… hopefully he will be able to tell us all about the adventures he’s been on.

If your child is lucky enough to bring Teddy home for the week, please send us a picture of what he’s been up to sow we can share it on our class page. You can email it to the School Office.

 

Next Week:

It’s another busy one… Tuesday is our Parent Meeting day (and the photographer is in school too)! We hope you’ve all booked your appointment, it will be lovely to talk to you about how well your child has settled into life in Year 6.

On Thursday we have staff from Barclays coming into school to do a Money Skills workshop with us. We are one of a few schools that has a good relationship with Barclays and are able to have just great events planned. The children may even get something nice to take home.

 

Homework (Due Thursday 27th at the latest!)

  • Rounding to the nearest 100 (hundred) and 1000 (thousand) activity sheets.
  • Spellings Week 3 (printed copy sent home).
  • CGP Punctuation Book pages 18 and 19.

 

Weekend Writing – In Grey Book

The books had minds of their own. This was no ordinary library. Books about knights and castles would gallop all over the library, bravely and boldly ordering the other books around. The books about thieves would sneak around, lurking behind bookshelves in the shadows. Books about wild animals would occasionally roar and bite other books. The ones containing stories set in the winter would often shiver, covering their neighbours with snow and frost. ! Lucy loved this place like no other. Reading was the most exciting thing in the world here: everything she read seemed to come alive out of the pages… !

Can you continue this story about The Greatest Library?

 

Key Dates:

Tuesday 25th September – Photographer in school.

Tuesday 25th September – Parent Meetings.

Thursday 27th September – Barclays Life Skills activity day at school (Year 6 only).

Tuesday 16th October – Book Drop In.

Thursday 18th October – Neon Disco (more details to follow).

Sunday 21st October – 11+ Results 

Wednesday 31st October – Online Secondary Preference Forms Deadline.

Wednesday 7th November – Possible Day out (TBC).

Thursday 8th November – Pensby Fireworks Night (more details to follow).

Friday 16th November – Morning Out (more details to follow).

Thursday 29th November – Film Night (more details to follow).

Monday 3rd December – Carol Wagon.

Tuesday 18th September 2018

War Horse – BBC

Monday 17th September 2018

‘ce’ or ‘se’? That is the question!

Today we discovered that homophones ending in ‘ce’ are nouns and those ending in ‘se’ are verbs… you can view the PowerPoint by clicking the link below…

Year 6 Term 1A Week 2 Presentation ‘ce’ or ‘se’

 

11+ is finally over… results should be with you by the 21st October. Make sure you get around all the Open Evenings over these coming weeks to help make an informed decision about which Secondary School you will place on your preference form. Applications must be made online before 31st October.

Wirral Portal

Friday 14th September 2018

Autumn Term 1st Half Week 2

This week we read Chapter 6 of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. It was a brilliant way to introduce the main characters of the book, Joey and Topthorn – two amazing horses! We looked at simple and complex sentences and highlighted examples in the text.

We also viewed the trailer from the movie and one of the scenes from Chapter 6… it really helped to bring the text alive.

We used the stimulus to write the battle from the perspective of Topthorn. We had some amazing pieces of writing! The following day we wrote a letter home to a loved one just before heading into battle. A very emotional prospect.

 

In Maths we have been working with numbers up to One Million (that’s got 6 zeros).

Maths is Fun

 

Week 2 Homework:

Short arithmetic test – try your best and just have a go! Due Thursday 20th September

Short Grammar Punctuation test! Due Thursday 20th September

Week 2 Spellings! To be tested on Thursday 20th September 

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

Year 6 Term 1A Overview

REMEMBER: ‘Homework Help’ is available EVERY morning for ANYONE who wants some help, support or just a place to work.

Weekend Homework: Write a sentence that uses each spelling from this week’s list. Write them in your best handwriting and punctuate them correctly. Due Monday 17th September.

 

Key Dates:

Monday 17th September – 11+ Test in school. Children taking the test will be provided with a biscuit and drink in-between the two papers.

Tuesday 25th September – Photographer in school.

Tuesday 25th September – Parent Meetings.

Thursday 27th September – Barclays Life Skills activity day at school (Year 6 only).

Tuesday 16th October – Book Drop In.

Thursday 18th October – Neon Disco (more details to follow).

Sunday 21st October – 11+ Results 

Wednesday 31st October – Online Secondary Preference Forms Deadline.

Wednesday 7th November – Possible Day out (TBC).

Thursday 8th November – Pensby Fireworks Night (more details to follow).

Friday 16th November – Morning Out (more details to follow).

Thursday 29th November – Film Night (more details to follow).

Monday 3rd December – Carol Wagon.

Monday 10th September 2018

We began this morning with a mammoth ‘morning maths’ task that took a long time to work through… however, it was worth it as we learnt a lot along the way.

We then looked at our story ideas that most of us had completed for homework. It was slightly disappointing that not every member of Year 6 had remembered to bring their grey book into school.

In the afternoon we completed our first Think and Solve activity and looked at the Year 3 and 4 spelling lists (as we need to know these before moving onto the Year 5 and 6)…

Year 3 4 Spelling List

 

Reminders:

Homework due this Thursday. ‘Homework Help’ is available each morning in the school library.

Swimming begins this Friday (14th September).

Friday 7th September 2018

Autumn Term 1st Half Week 1

What a wonderful first few days we have had as Year 6. On Wednesday we created jigsaw pieces to form our first class display (photos to follow) and we took our new Reception Buddies to lunch.

In the afternoon we played some team building games with the parachute and hoops in the hall. We pitched girls against the boys…

On Thursday we completed our first piece of writing. We began by creating our own Superhero and then used them in a short story. We had ‘Stacey Time’ and then set our first homework for the year (more on that later).

On Friday we continued the story about The Road Ahead…

It had been a normal journey so far, but things were about to change.

For miles and miles, the only sound that filled Jake’s ears had been the comforting hum of the car engine as they drove along the highway. So comforting in fact that he had dozed off, only to be awoken by the sudden jolt as his dad slammed the brakes on the car.

Jake could not believe his eyes…

Question time!

What does it mean by ‘Jake could not believe his eyes’?

Where do you think Jake and his dad were going?

What might have caused the road to behave in this way? Was it alive?

What do you think Jake and his dad should do next?

Why was there nobody else on the road?

Where do you think the road leads?

 

We also completed our first times tables challenge book. We managed to improve on our scores from Wednesday. Yippee!

 

Homework Arrangements

We are trying a different approach to homework in Year 6 this year. We have decided to send it home on Thursday to be returned the following Thursday. It will consist of a range of activities from comprehensions to arithmetic tests. There will also be a list of spellings that will be tested each Thursday afternoon.

To support with homework, there will be adults available each morning in the school library to address any concerns the children may have. Homework should not take hours to do and should not cause any stress, anxiety or worry. That is why we offer to support the children with their homework in school. All we ask it that they ‘have a go’ and ‘try their best’ before coming in to ask for help.

We may send additional short tasks home throughout the week (if it is relevant) and drafting/note making tasks for the weekends. We are asking the children to record their homework they have been set in their Homework Diaries, as this is a skill they will need to master before heading off to High School.

 

Week 1 Homework:

Short arithmetic test – try your best and just have a go! Due Thursday 13th September

Short Grammar Punctuation test! Due Thursday 13th September

Week 1 Spellings! To be tested on Thursday 13th September 

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

Year 6 Term 1A Overview

Weekend Homework:

Writing draft. Please refer to grey homework book (or click on the links below)… Due Monday 10th September

Year 6K Writing Homework Information 2018

Waking Giant

Welcome Class of 2018-2019

Welcome Year 6. We hope you are ready for tomorrow…

We are looking forward to seeing you all and starting our journey together. This is going to be a fantastic year!

Make sure you have your pencil case at the ready.

New Year 6 Summer Homework 2018

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