Y6 STAFF: MISS SCRIVEN, MRS WARD (TA) MRS HUGHES (TA)
HOMEWORK/SPELLING: ISSUED ON A FRIDAY
PE DAYS: MONDAY AND FRIDAY
Welcome to our Year 6 Blog.
Our weekly blog will give you information about what we have been doing, what we will be doing and all those important little bits like homework, PE days and Head Teacher award winners.
What a busy week!
In English, we have worked our socks off to write an informal non-chronological report on the Maya people based on the Horrible Histories books that Terry Deary has written. At the end of the week, we typed up our masterpieces so Miss Scriven can send them to the man himself to see if we can convince him to write a whole book on the Menacing Maya (cross your fingers that we get a reply).
In music, we continue our ukulele lessons with Mr Langford and, in art, we are mid-way through completing our amazing self-portraits based on the work of Frida Kahlo. They look absolutely fantastic – we are brilliant artists! Using our new ‘REAL PE’ scheme, we have been honing our ball control skills and improving our core strength and flexibility and we explored the ancient number system used by the Maya in our history lesson – even that had a cacao bean in it!
In maths, we have started looking at long division (after a quick recap of short division). It might have seemed tricky at first but everyone has been division superstars this week and we have really impressed Miss Scriven by how quick we are picking these skills up. We will continue with division next week but we have homework on this area to practise at home. If we get a little muddled with this, here is a link we can use to help.
Head Teacher’s Award: Libby
Core Value: Nathan B
On Tuesday 12 x pupils will be attending Biddick in the PM – these pupils know who they are and brought letters home to sign on Thursday.
On Wednesday, it is our first Y6 invitation afternoon – invites went home early last week. People from home are welcome to come in and see our work 2.00-3.00 pm. We hope to see you all there!
Thanks to everyone who completed their fantastic topic homework – we have had so much fun exploring PowerPoints and factfiles, eating Mayan biscuits and scoffing Mayan cake!
Year Six have tackled long multiplication this week after completing some Mayan pyramid problems using our addition and subtraction skills from last week. In English, we have started to unpick what makes a great ‘Horrible Histories’ report as we prepare to write our own next week. This links to our homework this week – please make sure you complete this.
We finally have finished our Skellig reading display and have completed this with a few (very cute) fluffy origami owls. We don’t want to spoil it for you but….we finally know the pale man’s name in our novel (and what the wings were all about).
Our art project on Frida Kahlo, a famous female Mexican artist, is taking shape and we have started our self-portraits – we are such a handsome lot! In PE, we have been honing our balls skills and getting ourselves fit at the same time. Meanwhile, in French we have been looking at the verb ‘to live’ and making sure we know how to use it when talking about girls, boys and groups of people.
We finished the week with a history investigation (see below). We had to work out from the items found at different burial sites, what sort of Mayan might have perished there. Some were really tricky but we made excellent guesses based on the knowledge we have acquired so far about the Mayans.
Head Teacher’s Award: Mark
Core Value: Emily Mc
REMINDER: DATE FOR THE DIARY: DAY OF THE DEAD LETTERS WENT OUT THIS WEEK.
Year Six are settling in nicely to their new class. Our classroom has been transformed into a Mayan jungle, we’ve already sacrificed a few pupils in a game of Pok-A-Tok and Y6 have all tasted their first Maya Hot Chocolate!
In English, we have written our first Y6 narratives based on the creepy but brilliant ‘The Water Tower’ graphic novel and we have all been trying very hard to master punctuation – including using colons to separate clauses.
Another book has caught our imagination in Guided Reading: Skellig. We can’t wait to find out who the pale man is, whether the baby will survive and what it all has to do with wings!
In maths, we have covered place value, rounding and addition and subtraction so far (and revised prime numbers, negative numbers and a few times tables facts). We are working very hard and Miss Scriven is very proud of the class.
Look at our pictures below to see our amazing ukulele lessons with Mr Langford.
Head Teacher’s Award: Lydia
Core Value: Libby
REMINDER: PE IS ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY – BRING YOUR KIT IN ON MONDAY AND LEAVE IN SCHOOL UNTIL FRIDAY PLEASE.