Class Blog for Year 6K

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Have a well deserved weekend! 

We would like to say a huge thank you, for all of the transporting of bikes during the last number of weeks - because of this we are able to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of the children, for completing their advance bike ability sessions!

Next week we are going to be completing our second set of SATs practice papers. We have discussed this with the children and reminded them; it is so that we can identify any gaps we may need to cover: not to worry about them!

We are beginning to put together a little Christmas performance for you all: please could 6K bring in woolly hats/scarves/gloves/ear muffs next Thursday (3rd) and could 6B bring in Christmas jumpers/flashing earrings/tinsel etc (for the same date).

Homework is uploaded below.
Have a great weekend - the festive break is in sight!
Mrs Birch, Miss Kite, Mrs Tamblyn and Mrs Goldsmith x

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Well done to everyone on a very successful week.

We have been busy practising using long multiplication and it has been great to see your confidence grow with the method over the week.

In English, we have enjoyed watching Alma and thinking about different genres of writing. We are already excited to see the amazing writing you will produce at the end of the unit.

Bikeability: Congratulations to all of you who took part in Bikeability! You have now successfully completed the course and will receive your certificates on Monday. A big THANK YOU to Mike who carried out the sessions for us :)

Christmas Card Fundraiser: Thank you to everyone who has already returned their orders. A reminder that if you would like to order any of the items, the deadline is Monday.

PE: Please remember PE kits on Wednesday.

Extra layers: As the weather gets a bit cooler, please ensure everyone has enough layers to keep them warm. We understand that the classrooms are also getting cold with the doors and windows open so you can also bring extra layers to wear in the classroom. Although we are now spending most of our break times on the playground, a change of shoes can still be brought into school incase of any wet shoes.


Maths - complete the long multiplication questions Use the YouTube links for a demonstration should you need it.

Log on to Prodigy and TTRS

SPaG - pgs 38-39 (sentence practice)

Reading comprehension - Cuchullan, which is also attached below (with the answers to check your work after)

You should also be reading every day at home and practising your spellings.

Have a fabulous weekend! Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mrs Tamblyn, Mrs Goldsmith x

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WB 9.11.20 

It has been lovely to see that you all had a restful half term and to hear your wonderful stories from your week off.

This half term has already kicked off to a great start with more Bikeability training and Christmas card making this week (a very early start to the festive season!) In the next week or 2, the children will all receive a sample copy of their Christmas card designs and will be given the opportunity to order some cards, gift tags and much more, so please keep an eye out for further information on this.

Bikeability will continue over the coming weeks (2 sessions for 6K and 3 sessions for 6B) weather dependent.

Wednesday 11th November: 6B

Thursday 12th November: 6K
It has been a bit chilly for these sessions so warm clothing needs to be worn and gloves may also be needed.

Poppy Run:
On Wednesday 11th November, we will be completing a Poppy Run around the field and play ground. Any donations for the Poppy Appeal will be gratefully received :)

PE will continue to be on Wednesday afternoons and may be inside or out, so please come to school in PE kits with appropriate clothing for outside.

Extra layers:
As the weather gets a bit cooler, please ensure everyone has enough layers to keep them warm. We understand that the classrooms are also getting cold with the doors and windows open so you can also bring extra layers to wear in the classroom.

Although we are now spending most of our break times on the playground, a change of shoes can still be brought into school incase of any wet shoes.

We are very lucky to be given he opportunity to learn violins from this half term until February. This will begin on Monday.


Maths - complete the addition and subtraction questions (file attached below- if there are problems opening the file, do not worry- we check all the homework in school :D)

Use the youtube links for a demonstration should you need it.

Log on to Prodigy and TTRS

SPaG - pgs 22-23 (subject and object)

Reading comprehension - Boy Huntes, which is also attached below (with the answers to check your work after)

You should also be reading every day at home and practising your spellings.

Have a fabulous week! Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mrs Tamblyn, Mrs Goldsmith x

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.....and just like that, a half term is over!!!

Huge well done to every single one of you - we have had a brilliant start to Year 6 and we are very much looking forward to the rest of the year together.

Apologies for the postponed bike ability for 6B this week - we will reschedule this for after half term and let you know the dates as soon as possible.


Maths - complete the place value sheet, which is also attached below. Use the youtube links for a demonstration should you need it.

SPaG - pgs 24, 25, 26 (active and passive voice)

Reading comprehension - sheet about Joe White, which is also attached below (with the answers to check your work after)

History - Please research as much information about Boudicca as you can. We will be using this information to complete our biographies when we return after half term. Think about the information we will need; linked to the key features of a biography (attached below).

Please continue to learn your spellings and read as often as you can. Year 5/6 statutory spellings are attached below.

After half term Year 6 PE will only be on a Wednesday - please come to school on a Wednesday in your PE kits. 6B will be doing wildtribe in the Spring term, not after half term! We are also really lucky to be learning the violin in Year 6! These music lessons will begin after half term and continue for 11 weeks, after which we are hoping to offer a performance to you all. Whether this will be in the playground, the hall or online, we are unsure yet but will confirm nearer to that time.

Remember we have a staff training day on the Monday but look forward to seeing you all on the Tuesday.
Have a fabulous half term break and stay safe! 

Mrs Birch, Miss Kite, Mrs Tamblyn, Mrs Goldsmith x



Week beginning 19/10/20

Wow! What a busy week we have had in Year 6 this week. 
It was amazing to see the time and effort that went into producing excellent costumes for our Roman Day this week. Great fun was had learning how to eat like a Roman, dress like a Roman, build like a Roman, slay like a Roman and think like a Roman! 

Bike Ability was a huge hit and all the children who took part were successful and can now move on to the next level.
6B will do complete their next session on Wednesday 21st October.
6K will complete their next session on Thursday 22nd October.

will also have their last session of Wild Tribe on Monday. Please refer to the information booklet sent out last week and ensure your child is appropriately dressed for the activities.

Homework has gone home today. Please remember to check the answers on the blog once the homework is complete. In addition to this, please continue to practise spellings, Times Tables and reading daily.

As we approach the half term, we look forward to a final week of excellent learning before a well-deserved rest.

Have a lovely weekend :)
Miss Kite, Mrs Birch, Mrs Goldsmith and Mrs Tamblyn.

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Dear Year 6,

With only two weeks until half term, it clear to see how hard everyone has been working, by the exhausted looks on faces! We have been really proud of your positive return to school and how much you have thrown yourselves into your learning - huge well done!

Homework this week was discussed in class:

* You will find the maths uploaded below. Remember to click the you tube links if you need a demonstration. You will also be able to self mark your work after too! Only do page 1.

* The reading comprehension was given out at school and needs to be completed in your red homework books. Answer the questions carefully.

* SPaG - to be done in your CGP book; page 11, pronouns.

* Please continue to read, practise times tables and spellings daily.

Next week is the first session on bike ability - all of this happened very quickly so, thank you very much for your help in returning consent slips so swiftly. Please see your emails to find out whether your session is on Wednesday or Thursday next week.

REMEMBER Roman day on Tuesday - we have lots of exciting activities planned!

Have a great weekend; hopefully the weather will improve so that we can get out and about!!

Best wishes

Mrs Birch, Miss Kite, Mrs Tamblyn and Mrs Goldsmith :) 

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WB 5/10/0 

Dear year 6,
Well done for another spectacular week of learning.
You have had a very busy week completing your first practise SATs papers and we have been so pleased with your fabulous efforts.
This week's homework activities have gone out today and a reminder to please self-assess your work using the answers in the book (when you have completed the activity). The answers for the reading can be found at the bottom of this page. Please also continue to practise times tables regularly and log in to TTRS. We will be working on the 3, 4 and 5 times tables in class.  Also read and practise spellings as often as possible to/with an adult when you can. It is great to see so many of you enjoying books from the class library.
We began our new Roman topic this week and you were all incredibly excited to find out about some of the upcoming learning and events we have planned for you.
We can now confirm that our Roman Day will be on Tuesday 13th October. You can come to school dressed as a Roman and we will be completing activities all day.
In preparation for our Roman Day, we will will be making some Roman shields in class. Please send in any large cardboard boxes you have and also any round yoghurt pots

6K, Wild Tribe will continue on Monday so please wear appropriate clothes. PE kits need to be worn on Wednesday.
6B, please come to school in your PE kit on Monday and Wednesday.

Have a super weekend and we look forward to the week ahead.

Mrs Birch, Miss Kite, Mrs Tamblyn and Mrs Goldsmith :)

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Week beginning 28/9 

Dear year 6,

As we enter another week, we would like to reflect on your great learning from last week! We have been really impressed with the mature attitudes and willingness of you all, to do your very best in class. You are definitely an excellent cohort to represent the school in your final year at St Cleer!

Last week we sent home quite a handful of homework - a reminder that it should be handed in by Wednesday please. The SPaG activities are topics we have covered in class during the week so you are being given the opportunity to consolidate your learning. Maths - read the questions carefully. Comprehension - remember your VIPERS skills.

Please continue to read and practise spellings as often as possible and to/with an adult when you can.

We began a new unit of Science last week - Light! You already have so much knowledge so we will continue to work together to ensure we  cover elements you are interested in, as well as new areas so that knowledge knowledge is broadened.

We are about to leap into our new learning adventure topic, which is the Romans - we staff are all very excited to be teaching this, as it comes with so much History that can be adapted into art, music, geography and PE!!

This week, we will be assessing you with some further 'tests'. While we realise you can find these quite daunting, it is our aim to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident, before you are faced with bigger exams; progress through your lives.

Coming up.......
* We will be having a 'Roman Day' (date to be confirmed but during the week commencing 5th October). Please think about what you may come dressed up as...... we already have our thinking caps on! We will enjoy a day of 'Roman themed' activities - more info to follow soon!!
* Please remember to come to school in PE kits on a Monday and Wednesday.
* Thank you so much for all of the cereal boxes - we now have enough! Could we please beg for large pieces of cardboard now?! As large as possible, so that we can make some 'good sized' Roman shields! Thank you!

Have a great week - we are looking forward to another constructive one; full of exciting learning opportunities.

Mrs Birch, Miss Kite, Mrs Tamblyn and Mrs Goldsmith :) 


Another a-mazing week! 

We have had a super week in 6K this week and the work produced has been excellent. Miss Kite and Mrs Goldsmith have been blown away with the contributions of you all in class and there were lots of raffle tickets given out!
A HUGE congratulations to our TTRS hall of fame this week. It is great to see you all spending so much time practising your times tables- it is a very important skill to have.
In Maths this week, we continued to look at place value including negative numbers and rounding numbers. Can you teach an adult at home our rounding rap? Mrs Spencer was really pleased with all of your reasoning and the excellent work in your books so far. Keep it up :)
In English, we have been developing our own stories based around 'The Hero's Journey' structure. We have developed our own plots and characters and Miss Kite is very much looking forward to reading your finished stories next week.
In our learning adventure, we have continued to look at the Mayflower and considered some reasons why people might have wanted to travel to America. What do you think the journey was like for those people 400 years ago?
General reminders:
Monday- Wild Tribe (Forest school)
Monday- Spellings (look at the spellings you set yourself to learn this week)
TTRS- Please try to log on each day play on Garage to track your progress and Studio to improve your rock status. Next week, we will be focusing on the 4 times tables in class.
Homework/reading diary- Please bring homework diary, reading diary and reading book to school each day. These should also go home with you each day so you can read and complete any homework tasks.
Science- Please continue to bring in cereal boxes for our Science lesson.

Upcoming dates:
Roman Day- week beginning 5th October 
There will be more information to follow, but we will be having a Roman dress up day in Year 6 on the week beginning 5th October. Have a think about what you might like to dress up as. We are also looking for some large pieces of cardboard for this day, so if you have anything suitable, please bring it in to school.

Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
Miss Kite, Miss Birch, Mrs Goldsmith and Mrs Tamblyn


A fan-tas-tic start! 

What a superb start to our first week back to school! 
Miss Kite, Mrs Goldsmith, Mrs Birch and Mrs Tamblyn have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you all back, and it has been great to see you reconnecting with your friends and peers. 
It has been a busy week getting used to our new classrooms and the changes in the working environment, but we have been incredibly proud of how well you have settled back in.
In Maths this week, we began to revise Place Value and will continue with this over the next few weeks. During our English lessons, we wrote a story about a boat on a journey (you can watch the story again here if you like and, after a class vote, began reading our new class novel- The boy at the back of the class. 
Over the next few weeks, our Learning Adventure will focus on the Mayflower. Can you research any facts and share them with the class?

Some general reminders:
*Please remember to bring a water bottle each day to bring into class.
*Reading Records and books have been handed out this week. Please bring them to school each day, and record any home reading.
*Times Tables Rock Stars is already proving very popular. Try to log in for at least 3 minutes each day and play on 'Garage' or 'Studio'. Congratulations to everyone who made it onto our TTRS Hall of Fame this week!
*From Monday, Homework Diaries and Homework books will be going out. Please remember to check your homework diaries for your spellings and Times Tables each week. 
*On Mondays, there will be Forest School. Please come to school in outdoor clothes, a long sleeved top, a waterproof coat and bring a change of shoes. 
*PE will be on Wednesday, so please come to school in full PE kit.
*We will be using cereal boxes in Science next week. If you have any empty cereal boxes, please bring them into school before Thursday.

Have a wonderful, restful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.


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