Category: Year 6

Year 6K

Friday 29th March 2019

Spring Term 2nd Half, Week 5

0 weeks to go!

This half term has really flown by… we now have 2 weeks off followed by another 4 days off for the Easter Weekend! How exciting. Only 4 more school weeks until the SATs tests this May – that’s only 17 school days due to the Bank Holidays.

Next half term we have lots to look forward to (other than doing our SATs tests) including Charity Day and a trip to Barclays Head Office in Northwich. 

 

Our remaining 17 days will be taken up with revision to make sure all our children are as prepared as they can be for the tests.

 

Science – Planting Bulbs

After a discussion about germination, we planted bulbs in tiny pots to give as gifts on Mother’s Day (it’s a secret). We planted one Acidanthera Peacock Orchid and one Triteleia Fabiola. They will need looking after over the holidays and watering each day. Let us know how they get on.

 

Ted’s Adventures

Ted has been busy over the past couple of weeks and has apparently learnt to play the piano! Let’s hope he will perform for us at the Year 6 Leavers Show in July.

 

Commando Joe’s Easter Egg Hunt

The children had great fun on Monday racing to find Creme Eggs in the hall.

Two-Week Homework Due Monday 15th April 

Week 1: 10 Minute Test books – Reading, Maths and GPS section C1 (30 minutes in total)

Week 2: 10 Minute Test books – Reading, Maths and GPS section C2 (30 minutes in total)

Have a go at each question, move on if you get stuck. 

 

Rockstar Battles: Year 6 has been split into two new Rock Bands… the ‘Year 6 Rockers’ and the ‘Year 6 Rollers’! A Battle has been set to start today at 5pm, finishing on Wednesday at midday. Let’s see which new band can be the ultimate Rockstar Champions!!! Get learning those times tables!

 

Keep an eye out over the break, there will be some more battles set!

 

Key Dates

  • Monday 15th April: Return to school for start of Summer (final) Term
  • Thursday 18th April: Cake Decorating Competition 
  • Friday 3rd May: Year 6 Cake Sale
  • Monday 13th to Thursday 16th May: SATs tests
  • Friday 17th May; SATs Party and Water Games – More details to follow
  • Wednesday 22nd May: Barclays Day out – more details to follow
  • Friday 24th May: Year 6 Charity Day and finish for half term

Friday 22nd March 2019

Spring Term 2nd Half, Week 4

1 week to go!

IMPORTANT: Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the date for the ‘Cake Decorating Competition’. It will now be held on Thursday 18th April. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Science

We spent Tuesday morning at Pensby High School. We completed some challenging investigations, including building our own ‘steady-hand’ games.

Our first activity was to look at why penguins huddle together to keep warm. We used 6 boiling tubes tied together and 4 thermometers to measure the temperature of the water at the start and after 10 minutes.

We then used different types of materials to insulate the tubes to see which one was kept the water warmer for longer (and had some fun with safety glasses)…

Next we looked at building electric circuits…

Sports

We spent Thursday morning at Pensby High School. We worked in groups to complete some challenging sports activities, from football skills to tennis and cricket!

Weekend Homework:

  • Times Tables Rockstars – Boys vs Girls… let’s see if the boys can beat the girls for once!
  • Spring Revision – Maths. Review each section and have a go at the first couple of questions for each section only. There are 6 sections: Decimals, Percentages, Algebra, Converting Units, Perimeter, Area and Volume and Ratio. Make sure you bring the booklet in to school on Monday as we will be working through each section in our SATs groups. Don’t sorry if you can’t answer one of the questions, have a go (don’t spend too long on it) and remember that you will be able to talk through it with your SATs adult on Monday.

 

Key Dates

  • Monday 25th March: Commando Joe’s Easter Egg Hunt
  • Wednesday 27th March: Easter Lunch – details were emailed out to parents
  • Thursday 28th March: Cake Decorating Competition with Mrs Humphreys Moved to Thursday 18th April
  • Thursday 18th April: Cake Decorating Competition 
  • Friday 3rd May: Year 6 Cake Sale
  • Monday 13th to Thursday 16th May: SATs tests
  • Friday 17th May; SATs Party and Water Games – More details to follow
  • Wednesday 22nd May: Barclays Day out – more details to follow
  • Friday 24th May: Year 6 Charity Day

 

Friday 15th March 2019

Spring Term 2nd Half, Week 3

2 weeks to go!

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

We have worked really hard this week converting fractions to decimals and percentages. We are getting pretty good at it now. We used a range of different resources to ‘show’ how we did it. We have been looking at ways to show, draw, explain and prove mathematical questions…

Maths is Fun – Percentages

Times Tables Rockstars – Battle of the Bands

We set a Battle of the Bands for homework last week, the girls totally destroyed the boys winning 25945 to 8701. That’s a massive difference in score (owed mainly to Betty, Lily, Olivia and Sadie). The boys really need to ‘up their game’ and give the girls a ‘real run for their money’ in the next battle.

This week we have challenged Year 5 to a Battle… we have until Thursday morning (9am) to prove that Year 6 are the BEST!

Commando Joe’s Red Nose Day Assault Course

Just look at these amazing pictures…. Year 6 performed amazingly well and worked as a team to complete the course the fastest. The girls were the overall winners beating the boys by 20 seconds!

Ted’s Adventures

Ted had another busy few weeks, as you can see from these photos. He is also sporting a lovely new tie this week… where will he visit next?

Next Week
We are off to Pensby High School on Tuesday and Thursday morning next week. On Tuesday we are spending the morning with the Science department and will be completing some fun and exciting investigations. On Thursday we are visiting the PE department again, children will need to come to school wearing suitable sporting clothes. On both days we will return to school in time for lunch as normal.

 

Weekend Homework:

Percentages, Fraction and Decimals Activity Sheet (double sided) – Due Monday Morning 18th March.

Times Tables Rockstars Battle of the Bands (finishes 9am Thursday 21st March).

 

Key Dates

  • Friday 15th March: Secondary School Place Confirmation Deadline
  • Tuesday 19th March: Science at Pensby High School (am – back to school for normal lunch)
  • Thursday 21st March: Sports at Pensby High School (come to school wearing sporting clothes)
  • Monday 25th March: Commando Joe’s Easter Egg Hunt – More details to follow
  • Wednesday 27th March: Easter Lunch – details were emailed out to parents
  • Thursday 28th March: Cake Decorating Competition with Mrs Humphreys
  • Friday 18th April: Year 5 Cake Sale
  • Friday 3rd May: Year 6 Cake Sale

Friday 8th March 2019

Spring Term 2nd Half, Week 2

3 weeks to go!

SATs

This week we have been breaking down the test papers that we completed last week. Some of us have role-played at being the teacher at our new ‘Peer Support’ table. We have already gone through a full packet of flipchart paper! We trialled ‘Silent Teacher’ this week too, ask your child to show you how this works at home.

Fairtrade

This week we continued our work on fairtrade. We completed maps of the world highlighting the many different countries that supply us with many of the luxuries we enjoy on a daily basis. We followed the journey of the chocolate bean and wrote an information text about fairtrade.

On Tuesday we looked at the banana and estimated how much of the total cost went towards each step of its journey. We were surprised to find out that only 1p of the 30p it costs went to the workers who grew and picked the bananas (working for 12-14 hours hard labour in the hot sun). In groups we then debated how much we thought each person along the journey should get.

Careers Fair – The Hive

We enjoyed a great morning at The Hive, and filled our bags with lots of freebies! 

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

On Wednesday we enjoyed a fabulous performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The musicians are the absolute best at what they do and are an absolute marvel to watch and listen to. 

Revision Posters

During our maths sessions this week we have been producing revision posters to help others to learn different aspects of the test. Click on an image to view the poster…

Easter Cake Decorating Competition Thursday 28th March

Mrs Humphreys has confirmed another exciting event for Year 6 to showcase their culinary talents. Any Year 6 child who wishes to enter must bring a cake (or cakes – home made or shop bought) and everything they need to decorate it to school on Thursday 28th March. The best decorated cake will win a prestigious prize and the title of ‘Best Pensby Cake Decorator 2019’. Good Luck!

 

Learning Logs – Robots

Here are our learning log pages on Artificial Intelligence. 

Click on an image for a full-page view…

Homework

  • We have set up a Battle of the Bands between the boys and girls. It will run until 9am on Thursday 14th March. The girls are currently in the lead with 4 wins to 2. So get rocking those times tables!
  • Year 5/6 Selling Lists. Keep going over the list of words as you may be tested on them at any point this half term!
  • 11 by 11 Reading Challenge. How are you getting on? Four Year 6 children have already completed 11 or more books from the list.

 

Key Dates

  • Friday 8th March: Year 4 Cake Sale
  • Friday 15th March: Red Nose Day – own clothes for £1 donation via TUCASI
  • Friday 15th March: Secondary School Place Confirmation Deadline
  • Tuesday 19th March: Science at Pensby High School (am – back to school for normal lunch)
  • Monday 25th March: Commando Joe’s Easter Egg Hunt – More details to follow
  • Wednesday 27th March: Easter Lunch – details were emailed out to parents
  • Thursday 28th March: Cake Decorating with Mrs Humphreys -see above
  • Friday 18th April: Year 5 Cake Sale
  • Friday 3rd May: Year 6 Cake Sale