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Welcome to Year 6

Hello and welcome to Year 6!

 

The summer term is Year 6's busiest term with lots of trips planned, SATs, our residential and the Summer Production! 

 

Please note:

We have changed where we dismiss the children from at the end of the school day. To collect your children at 15:20, please come to the back of the Year 6 classroom where they will be waiting. This is to ensure a less chaos at the school gate, providing a safer dismissal for the children.

 

In the lead up to SATs, I will be offering SATs booster sessions to all of the children. They will be on a Tuesday from 15:30 to 16:30 and also on a Thursday morning from 8:00 to 8:30. During these sessions, we will be revising key topics as well as going over important exam techniques. 

 

Our PE days this term will continue to be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday but please make sure that children bring their PE kits in everyday. Children are welcome to come into school in their PE kits on PE days.

 

 

Mrs Bain :)

 

 

 

Important Dates

06.05.19 Bank Holiday

07.05.19 Parents' Evening

08.05.19 Parents' Evening

13.05.19 - 16.05.19 SATs week

17.05.19 Pizza Express trip for Year 6

20.05.19 - 24.05.19 Residential to Swanage

27.05.19 - 02.06.19 Half term

Week Commencing 29th April 2019 

Subject information

 

English:

Our SPaG revision for this week will be different tenses including the perfect tense, simple tense and progressive tense. We are also going to be learning about the subjunctive form. In our English lessons, the children will be writing a case study about poaching in Africa and a leaflet about how zoos help to protect animal species.

 

Maths:

At the beginning of the week, the children will be revising how to calculate the mean. Then, we will be revising measurement by looking at metric and imperial measurements and how to convert between the two, including miles and kilometres. Our times table focus for this week is the 7 and 9 times tables.

 

Guided Reading:

We are continuing to read our story The Explorer by Katherine Rundell and the children are really enjoying it. This week, we will be analysing the explorer character further by thinking about how we treats the other characters in the book. Some of the vocabulary that we will be focusing on includes haughtily, balefully and vehemently.

 

Geography:

Our first project when we get back is Should animals be kept in zoos? As part of this project, the children will be learning about different biomes around the world and their importance for the Earth's creatures. They will be learning about poaching and the effect that this has on animals in places such as Africa before comparing the biome we live in with the biomes that the animals at Marwell Zoo are native to. By the end of the project, the children will be writing a balanced argument to try and answer our project question.

Useful Websites

Stars of the Week 

Picture 1 For enthusiasm for our new topic.
Picture 2 For working really hard in maths.

Dojo Points Winner

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What we got up to last week

Below is a selection of photos from the past week. More photos can be found under the Class Galleries tab at the top of the page.
Picture 1 Carrying out research.
Picture 2 Our trip to the zoo!
Picture 3 Seeing the giraffes.

Homework and Spellings

W.C 29.04.19

Maths Homework

Handed out: Monday 29th April

Due in: Tuesday 7th May

Project Homework

Due: Wednesday 5th June

Important Information

Book Reviews
In Year 6, we love to read! As a class, we are currently reading Wonder by R J Palacio but we like to read lots in our spare time too. Below are some book reviews that we have written. You can find even more in the Book Nook at the back of the classroom.
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A Book Review of Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles by John Washi

Reviewed by Thomas

 

Star Rating: **** 

 

Main Character:

Yoda is the keeper of the Holocrons and protects them from the Sith who invades, destroys and kills. Each Holocron has a bit of information from the Jedi past. If any Sith got one, it would be a threat.

 

Plot:

In this book, the plot is about someone mysterious entering the Jedi Temple without the alarm system going off. They became suspicious that the unknown person came in when one of the Holocrons went missing and that made a hole of destruction in the Jedi cabinet.

 

Your Opinion:

My opinion is that I think that the book is amazing and it is a very exciting and scary book with quite a few cliffhangers that set you back and always make you want to read more.

 

Recommend?

I recommend this book to ages 8-14 only because there are some scary parts that may give younger ones nightmares. It is a great action and fantasy book for those who like that type of book.

 

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A Book Review of Mystic and the Midnight Ride by Stacey Gregg

Reviewed by Molly

 

Star rating: *****

 

Main character:

Izzie is the main character. i love her passion for horses and whenever a horse is in trouble, she helps it. She loves horses but her mum doesn't!

 

Plot:

In the story, Izzie has a pony called Mystic but he gets killed by a lorry at pony club. After a few weeks, Izzie's instructor gives her a new ponytailed Blaze, but when Blaze almost gets stolen, Mystic comes back to Izzie as a real horse to save the day.

 

Your Opinion:

My opinion is that this book is amazing because the emotion changes a lot in the book. The author describes the characters very well because when you read the book, you can get an idea on what it looks like.

 

Recommend?

I would recommend this to horse crazy people because it is about horses. I would also recommend this to people who don't mind crying because there was a part when I started to cry.

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