Category: Year 6

Year 6K

Friday 15th February 2019

Spring Term 1st Half, Week 6

0 weeks to go!

Care Home Visit

We took our first group of Reception Buddies to sing at the Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home. Over the coming weeks we hope that every Year 6 child will have the opportunity to escort some Reception children to performs at the home. We had a warm reception and brought a tear to the eye of many of the residents and staff.

What amazing children we have!

 

Half Term Homework

  • Learning Log: Task 5. Your choice of title is either:

‘Should Robots Replace Humans in the Workplace?’

‘What is Artificial Intelligence?’

Have your 2-page presentation ready by Thursday 28th February.

  • Build A Robot: Make a scale model of your robot design. You can use any materials that you can find around the house. You could use cardboard, foil, wood, LEGO, it’s up to you! Just make sure you are able to bring it to school on the first Monday back. We will enter them into a ‘Robot Build Competition’, each entrant will receive 100 Team Points with 500 Team Points going to the winning build. Due no later than Thursday 28th February for judging.

Judging Criteria:

  • Good/clever/inventive use of a range of materials (as much recycling as you can)
  • Accurate recreation of original design or improvement on original design with valid reasons explaining why
  • Bonus points for functioning parts (moving arms/legs etc…)

 

  • 11 by 11 Reading Challenge. We launched our 11 by 11 Reading Challenge today with both Year 5 and Year 6. Details of this were on the last newsletter. Each child have been given a pamphlet which details the 44 books that they can choose from and a column for parents to sign when they have read a each book. To help with this we are asking that all our children join Wirral Library (if not already) and visit their local library to loan the books. Have fun.

 

Pencil Cases

We are spending much of our lesson time chasing pencils, pens and rulers. Over the half-term could parents please re-stock their child’s pencil case ready for next term, as it is a busy one!

Your child will need a clearly labelled pencil case ready for next half-term. In it they will need: 2 blue pens, a red pen, a purple pen, 2 pencils, a sharpener, a rubber, a 30cm ruler (showing mm, not a foldable or bendy version), a protractor, a compass and some colouring pencils/pens. Nothing fancy and nothing expensive.

 

Key Dates:

This Half Term:

  • Thursday 14th February: 11 by 11 Reading Challenge Launch (Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Thursday 14th February: Valentine’s disco – £3 to be paid in advance on TUCASI or £3.50 on the door

Next Half Term:

  • Tuesday 26th February: Book Drop-In (3:30pm-6:00pm)
  • Friday 1st March: Secondary School allocation day
  • Tuesday 5th March: Parent Meetings if appointment requested (1:30pm-5:30pm)
  • Wednesday 6th March: Hive Careers session and visit to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – More details to follow
  • Thursday 7th March: Parent Meetings in appointment requested (1:30pm-5:30pm)
  • Monday 25th March: Commando Joe’s Easter Egg Hunt – More details to follow
  • Friday 8th March: Year 4 Cake Sale
  • Tuesday 19th March: Science at Pensby High School
  • Friday 18th April: Year 5 Cake Sale
  • Friday 3rd May: Year 6 Cake Sale

 

Thursday 14th February 2019

Robot Artwork

We have been spending this morning creating persuasive posters to advertise our robots. We have used colouring pens, paint and glitter glue…

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Crucial Crew

We spent a fantastic afternoon with the ‘Crucial Crew’ at the Army Reserve Barracks in Birkenhead. We experienced 6 different sessions (Dogs Trust, Coast Guard, Police, Transport Police, St John’s Ambulance, SP Energy) about how to stay safe. It was very informative and interactive! We’ll let the pictures tell you how we got on…

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Sports at Pensby High School

We spent this morning at Pensby High School. The Year 10 children who worked with us were amazing and a credit to the school.

We were each treated to a famous Pensby High School Giant Cookie at break time too… delicious!

 

Attendance Treat

Once back at school we had lunch them prepared for our treat afternoon. Once we were changed into our cosy clothes we settled for our movie and got extremely comfortable!

We were treated to a Thornton’s Shortcake Bite, some sweet popcorn, a packet of crisps and a drink. Once we’d tidied up we also had a Toffy Pop!

We even managed to fit in a brief pillow fight and pose for some onesie pictures…

What a great day… let’s hope we win the ‘attendance treat’ again soon!

Friday 8th February 2019

Spring Term 1st Half, Week 5

1 week to go!

Commando Joe’s

SATs Groups

We have continued working in our SATs support groups this week. We have three sessions a week and dedicate each one to a specific area of the tests: Mathematics (Arithmetic and Reasoning), Reading (Comprehension) and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Maths

We have been working with counters and sticks this week, it was all part of our understanding of place value and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We have also been using a lot of tracing paper to show how the digits move and even to make a net of a cube.

Writing

Our robot topic is coming to close. We still have a couple more tasks to do and a homework challenge for over the half term. We looked at similes and metaphors and described our own robot using them. This weekend’s homework is to write instructions on how to use our robot.

Spellings

We now have all the this half term’s words to learn. We did a trial test today and we are still struggling with some of the words on the lists. Keep trying! 

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – Wednesday 6th March

We are once again lucky enough to be able to experience the wonder that is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform live right in front of our eyes. More details to follow next week!

 

 

Weekend Homework:

Writing Task: Write a set of instructions on how to build/operate your robot design. Writing is to be done in the Grey Homework Book (instructions are in there too). DUE Monday 11th February 2019. No Excuses.

Learning Log: DUE AFTER HALF TERM!

Task 5. Your choice of title is either:

‘Should Robots Replace Humans in the Workplace?’

‘What is Artificial Intelligence?’

Have your 2-page presentation ready by Thursday 28th February.

 

Next Week

As already detailed earlier this week, next week is a busy one as we have lots of fun events planned!

Here’s a reminder…

Tuesday 12th February – Sports and Attendance Treat: On Tuesday morning we are going to Pensby High School to take part in sports. Children need to come to school wearing suitable sporting clothes (including football kits). A bottle of water is essential. In the afternoon we will be having our Attendance Treat. The children will need to bring their pyjamas, slippers and pillows/blankets to school so we can watch Robots. Attendance Treat Day Letter to Parents 2019 Robots

Wednesday 13th February – Crucial Crew: Children need to be in their full school uniform.

Thursday 14th February – Disco: Please see poster for information: Valentines Disco 2019

Friday – Family Breakfast: On Friday 15th February 2019 we will be holding a ‘family breakfast’. You can come for breakfast at 8.15am onwards. The cost is £1.50 per person which is payable on Tucasi. You will have a choice of Bacon/Sausage sandwich, Toast, Cereals, Tea, Coffee and Juice. Payment needs to be made on Tucasi no later than 9am on Monday 11th February.

 

Monday 4th January 2019

Homework

We had 8 members of Year 6 completing their ‘weekend homework’ during break and lunch time today. That’s more than a quarter of the class! However, over the weekend they did manage to find time to play on their games consoles. Playing computer games should be a kept as a ‘reward’ for when they have completed all their school work to a high enough standard. Things are only going to get harder in September.

We have 4 events planned for next week: Sports at the High School; Attendance Treat; Crucial Crew and the Valentine’s Disco. Members of Year 6 who do not complete their homework on time or who do not show a positive attitude towards their work will lose out on these events. We ask that parents/carers support us in making sure they check that homework has been done and is handed in on time.

 

HOMEWORK CLUB IS AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY FROM 8:30am EVERY MORNING!

NO OTHER LOCAL SCHOOL OFFERS THIS FREE SERVICE.

 

Tonight’s Homework: Due Thursday 7th February

Complete Reading Task ‘The Underground City’

Spellings – Term Review

Maths – Missing Numbers, double sided activity sheet

 

Next Week:

Next week is shaping up to very busy but also exciting…

 

Tuesday 12th February – Sports and Attendance Treat

On Tuesday morning we a have been invited up to Pensby High School to take part in some sporting activities. These will include football, rugby and trampolining! The children need to come to school wearing suitable sporting clothes (and may wear football kits) that are appropriate for the weather conditions. Some activities will be held outside. A bottle of water is essential.

On Tuesday afternoon we will be having our first Attendance Treat as we have won 4 weeks attendance. The children have opted to bring their pyjamas, slippers and pillows to school so we can sit together and watch Robots to end our recent Literacy topic.

Attendance Treat Day Letter to Parents 2019 Robots

 

Wednesday 13th February – Crucial Crew

On Wednesday we are being picked up at 12:15pm to be taken to the Crucial Crew event. We will have our lunch early and will be back to school in time for normal finishing. Children need to be in their full school uniform.

Crucial Crew is a multi-agency safety event aimed at Year 6 children (10 to 11 year olds) designed to provide children with life skills that will enable them to keep themselves and others safe. It is generally accepted that children start to become more independent at this age and are often expected to cope increasingly on their own and deal with changes in their lives, such as a move to Secondary school.  The aim of our Crucial Crew event is to raise each participant’s awareness of threats and dangers, in a fun and interactive way.

 

Thursday 14th February – Disco

Please see poster for information: Valentines Disco 2019

 

Reminder: Year 6 members who do not complete their homework on time or to a high enough standard will miss out on some (or all) of the above events.

 

 

Friday – Family Breakfast

On Friday 15th February 2019 we will be holding a ‘family breakfast’ for the first time in many years. You can come for your breakfast at 8.15am onwards. The cost is £1.50 per person which is payable on Tucasi. If 1 person would like to attend please pay £1.50, 2 people pay £3.00 etc (up to a total of 4 people). If you wish to pay for more than 4 people please contact the School Office. You will have a choice of Bacon/Sausage sandwich, Toast, Cereals, Tea, Coffee and Juice. Payment needs to be made on Tucasi no later than 9am on Monday 11th February.

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