Class Blog for Year 6B

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WB 14.6.21 

WELCOME TO YR 6 BLOG By Ellen, Abi, Maja and Jaimee-Lee

The Ridge
On Monday we started our new unit, The Ridge. We did several different activities including: descriptive writing, emotions and perspective. The ridge is based on a man called Danny rowing to Lock Scaivaig with the intention to ride along its narrow ridges and dangerous cliffs. Our hope is to create a piece of narrative writing using show not tell, and creating atmosphere.

Music
This week we have been learning a song called Lean on Me but we then changed it to Happy by Pharrel Williams to perform at our leavers’ party on the 21st July. We have been learning all about beat, rhythm and timing. We are looking forward to performing at the leavers’ party!

Maths
In Maths, we are doing Algebra this week. We are doing 1 step and 2 step function machines. We have learnt how to form expressions using letters and numbers, also we have learnt how to work out the value.

Leavers’ hoodies
Today, we received our leavers’ hoodies. They are very comfy and are perfect; we are allowed to wear them for the month of July.

6B
6B are very excited to have a new teacher (Miss Swift) working with them on Mondays and Tuesdays until Mrs Birch returns.

 


 

Delaware Activity Centre

 At Delaware we all had lots of fun whilst doing different activities and learning different skills. The activities we did included: rock climbing, archery and fire lighting.

Rock Climbing


Before we started climbing we had to put our gear on which included harnesses and helmets.
The instructors showed us how to put on our climbing gear and then we set off in 3 groups with the instructors.

The climbing walls were different in terms of our skill base but most people challenged themselves and made it to the top. At one point everyone had a go at climbing the bolder which tested our upper body strength and agility. Some people made it all the way to the top whereas some people only made it halfway.

Archery


When we did archery we used bows and arrows to shoot targets and score points. We learnt how to put the arrow correctly onto the bow, how to stand holding a bow and how to shoot the arrow. Once we finished the scoring rounds, we played a game called“ the cake game” where as a team we had to try and get all the colours on the board to make a cake and try to get the most cakes to win.

Fire lightning

We were learning how to light a fire using natural materials such as: cotton pads, hay, string and sticks. We learnt how to make black powder using different types of wood and get two pieces of wood, rub it together really vigorously to make heat. The black powder was flammable so could be used to make a fire. We pulled pieces of string into fine pieces which would be easy to light with the steel and aluminium (fire lighter). Using the string, we made fire nests to create longer lasting flames and then we turned it around so it would burn more.

Overall we all had a great day at Delaware thanks to all of the staff!

By Izzy, Annabell and Georgina. 

 


 

 


 



Wednesday 12th May 


Learning Adventure by Liam and Maisie

We are exploring how we can replicate the colours, sounds and sights of the jungle through the arts. 

This week we began by designing tiles based on our topic: the book 'The Explorer', Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest. The tiles we are making are about the animals that can be found in the Amazon. 

We are learning to create a richly textured clay relief tile

Success Criteria
I can create a design based on the theme of the Amazon Jungle. 
I can cut model clay to the required shape and size. 
I can use the 'cross and slip' technique to stick my design onto the tiles.
I can use various tools to create patterns and texture in my tiles

We designed a clay relief tile based around the theme of the Amazon Jungle. The tile was designed to meet a specific design specification and will be used for decorative purposes. 

Method
We molded clay into a 10cm by 10cm tile.
With our extra clay, we created our animals based on the designs in our sketchbooks.
We used 'cross and slip' stick our animals onto the tiles. 

Week beginning 10.5.21

Year 6 End of Year Activities

A letter has gone home this week with all the dates and timing for the end of year activities. Please add these dates to your diary, return the slip and make the payments on Parent Pay by 21st May.

Delaware
Date: Monday 7th June
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: £42.00
Activities: Indoor climbing, fire lighting and archery

Adrenaline Quarry
Date: Monday 5th July
Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Cost: £40.50
Activities: The Giant Swing, 1 go karting sessions and Aquapark

Picnic/Awards Ceremony
Date: 21st July
Time: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Activities: Picnic (food to be arranged by parents), performance, awards, music, games
Due to the current guidelines, we will only be able to allow 1 adult to supervise each family for this event.

Siblyback Cycle

Date: 23rd July
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Activities: Cycle round the lake and ice cream
Equipment: Bike, helmet, water and snacks (children can eat lunch when they return home)

Extra Activities
Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July: Sean Hewitt will visit St Cleer to create a mural with the Year 6 children.
Friday 16th July: Children will enjoy pizza and movies in the school hall.
Thursday 22nd July: Children to come to school in white t-shirts for shirt signing

Spellings Use the link to practise this week's spelling words https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/107203

Have a fabulous weekend- let's hope for some sunshine :)



 


 

Week beginning 3.5.21

We have had another fantastic week in Year 6!

Maths: This week we completed our block on decimals. We have been really impressed with the children's understanding and next week, we will start to look at percentages.

English: We have spent the week writing leaflets about Brazil including all the persuasive language and structural features we have discussed in class. We are very much looking forward to seeing the final drafts.

Science: This week we used our research skills to find out about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution and then created some spectacular double-page spreads to present the information.
Learning Adventure: Using Atlases, we marked countries in South America and looked at the Amazon River.

Reading: Children should be reading at home every day and recording their reading in their reading records. (Please ensure comments include title, page number and a brief synopsis of what they have read or new words they have learned/found challenging etc.)

Spellings: Attached below are our spellings for this term. We are currently on week 3. The children should also to continue to practise any spellings they still need to from previous weeks; these are marked on their spelling sheets. (Miss Kite's and Mrs Goldsmith's groups have different spelling words to learn.) The link below will take you through to a website that you can practise on.

Homework: The homework for this week has been sent home with the children.

Maths-Test 3 (answers are in the back of the books for you to self-assess your own work.)

Reading comprehensions-Pages 8-9 'Hostages to handheld devices.' Reading groups- There will be an additional task set on Deepening Understanding for Mrs Birch and Mrs Goldsmith's Guided Reading groups. The children all have their log in details to access this.

Hoodies: We have had an amazing response to the hoodies. Thank you very much to the parents who are organising this for the children.

Upcoming events: We are in the final stages of confirming dates and prices for Adrenaline Quarry and Delaware. Information will be sent out as soon as this is finalised.

Fundraising: On 28th May, we will be holding some fundraising events to raise money for the year 6 leavers. Please think about any activities we could do in school to raise funds. Some current ideas we have are car washing, busking and a sponsored event. 

Have a great weekend! Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mr Bailey, Mr Vinton and Mrs Goldsmith

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Friday 30th April 

......and just like that, we are on the final day of April!! 

Well done Year 6 for another fantastic week of learning. 

We have also been very busy this week organising and finalising the plans for your leavers celebrations. Some of this includes: hoodies, Adrenaline Quarry, Delaware, award ceremony, picnic with parents, Sibly cycling, an art project, Dominos pizza and shirt signing!! I think you'll agree, we are going to have some great fun!! We will be in touch with dates and costings very soon and we are beginning to think about some fundraising ideas towards the costs too.

Below you will find the homework attachments. You will need to watch the video in order to answer the SPaG questions. As mentioned in the parents consultations, some of you will also have work set for reading comprehension on Deepening Understanding. 

Have a really brilliant weekend. Remember it is bank holiday on Monday so, see you on Tuesday - May the 4th be with you!!

Mrs Birch, Miss Kite, Mrs Goldsmith and Mr Vinton

 


WB 19.04.21 

Welcome Back!

 What a first week back! The children have all settled in really well and have impressed us with their contributions in class this week and their enthusiasm for our new topic-The Explorer.

English: In English this week, we have started looking at Information Leaflets. Over the next few weeks, the children will be carrying out research about Brazil and The Amazon and then creating their own leaflets.

Maths: In Maths we have continued our block of learning on fractions. We looked at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000 with the use of the place value chart to support our understanding. We then moved on to use written and mental strategies to multiples decimals to 3 decimal places by integers.

Science: Continuing with our topic of Evolution and Inheritance, we read the story 'Moth' and thought about how moths adapted over time and inherited certain characteristics.

Learning Adventure: The children are very enthusiastic about our new topic- The Explorer. This week we have begun to read the story and share our predictions about what will happen. We spent some time thinking about what we would like to find out and learnt some interesting facts about Brazil and The Amazon.

PE: PE is now on a Thursday afternoon. The children will be working with Mrs Tyrel and Mrs Goldsmith on the field so please ensure they wear appropriate kit for outdoors.

Fit Friday: We will continue with our Fit Friday sessions each Friday so please come to school in full PE kits. We will be completing either a Joe Wicks work out, running or yoga each week.

Reading: Children should be reading at home every day and recording their reading in their reading records. (Please ensure comments include title, page number and a brief synopsis of what they have read or new words they have learned/found challenging etc.) 

Spellings: Attached below are our spellings for this term. We are currently on week 2. 

(Mrs Birch and Mrs Goldsmith's groups have different spelling words to learn.) 

Homework: The homework for this week has been sent home with the children.
Maths- Decimals sheet. Please use the file below to watch the useful videos and check any answers.
Reading-Charles Darwin comprehension. Please use the file below to check the answers. (Please ensure homework diaries are in school everyday so children can record any messages in here.)
Reading groups- There will be an additional task set on Deepening Understanding for Mrs Birch and Mrs Goldsmith's Guided Reading groups.
The children all have their log in details to access this.

Parent meetings: Thank you to everyone for meeting with me. It was great to have such positive discussions about the children's progress so far this year :)

Have a great weekend! Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mr Bailey, Mr Vinton and Mrs Goldsmith

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Welcome Back! 

WB 8.3.21
Welcome Back!

We absolutely cannot wait to have you all back in school on Monday. It has been a very different place here at St Cleer without you all.

For this week, we will be settling back in to our usual routines and catching up with all our friends who we may not have seen for several weeks now.

AIW dress up day: On Monday 8th March, we will be welcoming you all back with an Alice in Wonderland themed day and we would love to see you all in your costumes again (there may even be some more visitors from Wonderland who have popped up through the rabbit hole to come and visit).

Mad Hatter's Tea party: On Friday 12th March, we will be having a Mad Hatter's Tea party to mark the end of book fortnight. We will be making some goodies for this in class on Thursday afternoon, but we would love it if you could all bring a very small something to share with the year group. Boys- savoury treats/ Girls-sweet treats.

Violins: From Monday 15th March, you will be continuing with your violin sessions with Mrs Bartholomew; you have 5 more sessions to go- let's see if we can remember all the skills we learned before Christmas!

Music sessions: For those of you who have guitar and drum lessons, these will be up and running again when we return to school. You should have heard from the music hub about these sessions.

PE: On Tuesday afternoon, you will have PE with Mr Bailey and Mrs Goldsmith so please remember to come in your full kit (including clothing suitable for outside).

Fit Friday: We will continue with our Fit Friday sessions each Friday so please come to school in full PE kits. We will be completing either a Joe Wicks work out, running or yoga each week.

Reminders: Remember to dress up warms as we will continue to have the windows and doors open during our lessons. Please make sure your clothing is labelled. We will run over the hand washing and social distancing expectations when you get back on Monday. Some of you have asked us about mask wearing; we are not asking you to wear masks in class, but if you would like to, then of course you can do so.

Reading books/records: Please remember to bring all your reading books back to school with you (several of you have got copies of my nooks from the class library) and also to being your reading record to school each day.

Spellings: Attached below are our spellings for this term. We will be starting on week 2. Some of you may be given different spellings to learn if you are working in Mr Bailey's or Mrs Goldsmith's spelling groups.

We are very much looking forward to having you all back :)

Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mr Bailey and Mrs Goldsmith

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Wednesday 6th January - Home Learning 

Dear All,

You should have all received an email this morning, outlining our timetable for the following 6 weeks!
This is not how we hoped to be returning but will adapt to it the best we can for each and every one of you.
We will be tuning into Teams at 10am on Wednesday; we will try and show you around as much as we can in order to begin some online learning throughout the coming weeks. Please do get in touch if we can do anything to support you at this difficult time.

Attached below you will find some learning tasks to complete on Wednesday - please work through as much as is possible for you and your family.
Remember TTRS and Prodigy are also a really useful tool; if you need your login details, don't hesitate in getting in touch. You will find a writing task, some reading comprehension, spellings, arithmetic and a sheet to design your own front cover for our new topic - China. Don't forget to tune into Joe Wicks for a live workout session too!

You will also find a step by step guide to working Teams - please take some time to get your head around it before tomorrow if you can - we will be giving more guidance in the session in the morning though so please don't panic; do check you can access Teams ready to start tomorrow though.

Thank you so much for your support in giving your children the best we can in this continued unusual and uncertain time.

Best wishes
Mrs Birch and Miss Kite

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Happy New Year! 

Welcome Back and A Happy New Year!

Year 6 welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing break, enjoyable Christmas and a fantastic New Year; we cannot wait to welcome you back tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January).
We have got lots of exciting things to look forward to this term including:
Learning Adventure - will be a geography focus with the learning centring around China.
English- over the coming weeks we will focus on report writing.
Maths- Finishing off our unit on the Four Operations before moving on to Fractions.
Science- Living Things and Their Habitats.
P.E- Tag Rugby.
This has now moved to a Tuesday so please ensure full PE kit including suitable clothing for the current outside conditions is worn.
Fit Fridays- We will be doing an additional 30 minute fitness activity each Friday. Please come to school in full PE kit. Some of these activities will involve leaving the building in a small group to go for a run around the village.

To ensure the classrooms are well ventilated, we will continue to be opening windows and doors throughout the day. Children can bring additional layers to wear in class.

This half term, we are very happy that Mr Bailey will be supporting us in Year 6. He will be working with small groups as well as taking the whole class for some lessons. 

See you soon,
Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mrs Goldsmith and Mr Bailey :)

 


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