Welcome to Year 6
Class Teacher: Mr Kaczarek
This page will contain class newsletters, photos of interesting activities and useful links.
It will be updated regularly throughout the school year to let you know what is happening in school.
Please look at the top of this page for all of the great learning that has taken place during previous years.
Week beginning 4th November
What a week! We came back on our first few days and had a blast learning how to ride safely with the bikeability team. We all practised on the playground on Monday then those who passed stage 1 went out on to the roads on Tuesday and Wednesday where we learned safe maneuvers on the road and went for a cycle. In school, we've been learning all about the end of WWI and remembrance. We read poems and created our own remembrance art which you can see below. Year 6 did a fantastic job representing school when called upon with our special visitor at the start of the week. We ended the week watching Goodnight Mr Tom - a classic war film to help prepare us for our trip next week.
Week beginning 21st October
We absolutely loved the science assembly on Tuesday (although it was VERY loud!). We had to conduct our own research in maths to then use in our ICT session. We had to collect data before putting it into a spreadsheet to create a graph or chart using excel. In English this week, we've been looking at phrases and clauses leading in to a recount piece of writing. We used our understanding of mental health, learned in PSHE and presented in our assembly, to write letters of advice. In topic, we learned about the Battle of the Somme - one of the bloodiest battles of WWI.
It's been an incredibly long half term and we've worked super hard. We are excited to see what projects we receive this year for homework. Remember, it's bikeability starting the first week back from Monday to Wednesday so children need warm clothes ready for activity. Have a great half term! Mr K
Testing what happens when we set fire to a hydrogen filled balloon
Week beginning 14th October
We worked incredibly hard to produce our assembly over the last week and we really put our message across on how to stay healthy. We have a great understanding of how we can keep healthy mentally which has been our PSHE topic and we linked this to our topic and reading books this week when we learned all about the effects of war on soldiers - especially after WWI and shellshock. In maths this week we've continued with our development and understanding of solving multi-step problems.
We loved the KS1 harvest festival and want to say a huge well done to all the younger children for a fantastic performance!
Week beginning 7th October
In maths, this week, we've been learning a new skill of giving answers as fractions and decimals when dividing. It's taken a lot of resilience and practise of the new skill but we're starting to be more accurate. Now, we are working on multi-step problems and having to choose how to give our remainder. In PE we've been working on ball skills, putting our practise of a skill into developing personal best as well as applying the skills in games.
We've had a week revising and planning our assembly which is going to be all about keeping healthy. We won't spoil it for you but are looking forward to presenting it on Tuesday at 10am.
Week beginning 30th September
We learned about the difficult choices men had to make in war this week and what life was like for soldiers. We learned that if men didn't sign up, they were conscripted a few years later. Our stay where you are and then leave reading group had a good understanding of what happened if then they still refused like Joe Patience - a character in our story who they call 'the conchie'. The men who refused were called conscientious objectors and were viewed as cowards by many. We did some reading for work to research what life was like for soldiers before choosing how to present our understanding.
Multiplication has been our focus in maths this week and we are really trying to build our consistency in applying a method in number work and when problem solving. We've got a great idea from Parna to remember Jimmy (our place value holder 0 when xTU) which has helped some of us. In English we've been writing letter from the perspective of our characters in our groups novels.
Reading books are going home tonight so don't forget to try and read some every day. The learning log task is to present what you have read through a summary.
Week beginning 23rd September
It's been history week in school this week and we have been reflecting on what we learned in year 5. We remembered all about Vikings and the longboats they used as well as their writing which they called runes. Some of us made posters about Ancient Greece and had a great knowledge on the gods and goddesses they believed in, like Zeus and Hades, as well as the myths and legends. Some of the posters will be used on our school timeline in the hall. In maths this week, we've been looking at how to solve multi-step problems when adding and subtracting. We've got much better at finding missing information which is there to trick us. In our ICT session, we began inputting data to excel spreadsheets and explore functions.
Week beginning 16th September
What an exciting week we've had ending in our first ever colour run which saw year 6 help run the event for the rest of the school after they'd participated themselves. As part of our colour day, we looked at language, specifically similes and metaphors using colour to create clear descriptions of characters and settings. We then explored colour using a wide range of media to create some pictures in pairs using different techniques.
In maths, we've developed a better understanding of place value decimals when ordering them and have begun to look at negative numbers.
Week beginning 9th September
We've been developing our descriptive writing in English this week, learning how to write and describe by giving clues about settings and characters which is quite tricky. We had to think about how we could give a personality away without saying what the character was like. Then, we tried to put the characters into a setting. In maths, we've been reviewing arithmetic methods and are ready to start challenging ourselves with some decimal work from next week which we are finding quite tricky. We continued learning about pop art and Andy Warhol, designing and creating prints. We also created our own onomatopoeia artwork in the style of another pop artist, Lichtenstein. D:side came in on Friday to teach us all about drug and alcohol awareness and safety as part of our curriculum. We all enjoyed our choosing time in the sun.
What a start to year 6 the class are having!
Week beginning 2nd September
What a fantastic start to the new year year 6 have had this week. Everyone has really taken to the responsibility of being the oldest in the school and setting a good example for others. We've had good attendance, punctuality and lots of house points given for good work and effort. In English we've been practising the basic skills we need to use in writing along with practising on joins in handwriting. In maths, we've been revising place value looking at ways we can answer different questions about values of integers and decimals. Our main focus this week has been art around our class artist Andy Warhol. We've looked at portraits he created as well as his famous soup cans before designing and creating our own using a variety of media. We all enjoyed our choosing time as a great way to end the week - we are really looking forward to this year!