WELCOME TO YEAR SIX
YEAR 6 REWARDS
We are rewarded differently in Year 6. Using dots, we build our rewards for great work, attitude, commitment, perseverance and a positive learning approach by receiving 'dots'. When we have received 10 dots, we get to place our individually designed EMOJI. Three EMOJI's and we are presented with our special Year 6 Red Tie! The 'Special Red Tie' is presented to the hardworking and positive learner by Miss Tipping or Mr Moore at Celebration Assembly on Fridays. The proud recipient then wears their tie with pride for the whole of the week! It's a great way to show our family of learners that we are positive role models!!
RED TIE RECIPIENTS' PHOTO SHOOT!
(It's not certainly not plain and most definitely not boring!)
W/c Monday 17th September
In our writing, we are using our focus book 'My Secret War Diary', to explore the main character Flossie Albright.
We read the text and explored clues that gave us a sneaky peak into Flossie's world! We wrote on our whiteboards the key features or traits of Flossie including physical appearance, personality and general information that we extracted from the text. We were able to use the text to come up with some key information about Flossie Albright and form our own ideas about her. For example, we discovered that she had a lot of pets that weren't actually hers, we noticed, from the way she spoke in the diary, that she was quite bossy and confident. In winter her freckles go blue with the cold and she has ginger, untamed hair!!
Watch this space to see how our character description develops.
By Nico and Daniel
European Languages Week
Croatia was our focus country for European Languages week and we spent Friday afternoon (28th September), preparing traditional recipes.
By Vid and Eloise
First of all, we looked at the variety of ingredients we would need in order to prepare the dishes. We looked at different sweet and savoury types of food and we thought about the packaging to determine the country of origin, where that country was in relation to the UK and how many miles the food had travelled to get to its final destination!
After that, we worked together as a team (approximately 4 in each group) and were given a recipe to follow. We selected the ingredients needed for the dish we were making. In total there were 6 delicious dishes to prepare. To prepare the food, we had to measure ingredients using weighing scales, chop fruit, vegetables and nuts for the recipes, combine the ingredients by mixing together to present our final dish.
Croatian Potato Salad
Croatian Green Bean Salad
Bajadera (a non-cook traditional holiday dessert recipe)
Vanilla Crescent Cookies
When all the dishes were prepared we placed them all on one table and taste tasted them.
"My favourite dish was the Bajadera because I helped my team to make it and it was very sweet and melted in my mouth," stated Eloise.
Vid (who was originally from Croatia and whose parents are both Croatian) surprised the whole year group when his mum came in with a bunch of Fritula (a delicious sweet dessert) for the year group to sample. "I've had this dish at home a few times and it's amazing!" exclaimed Vid.
MR MOORE'S MATHS CHALLENGE
(OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GREAT DIVISION JIGSAW PUZZLE)
The children in Mr Moore's Mathematics were given the challenge to match 24 triangular pieces, all of which contained division facts and answers to create a hexagonal.
1ST OCTOBER - 5TH OCTOBER
Our classes focused the art project on our history hook - Is it right to fight?
We thought about and selected a range of artefacts that represented the First and Second World Wars, the part our country played in these wars and how we remember those who had fought.
These artefacts and memorabilia were arranged in a particular way to incorporate our ideas into one display.
Our first step was to use a frame to sketch what we could actually see within that frame and to develop our drawing and perspective skills.
Sketching in our Art Journals to practise perspective and observational interpretation
DELIVERED BY AUTHOR CURTIS JOBLING
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Reported by Beatrice and Ben B
We were privileged to share in a writing workshop on Thursday with best selling author, Curtis Jobling.
At the beginning, he introduced himself and talked about how he developed ideas and inspiration for his writing. For example, when developing the character 'Bob the Builder', he explored different ways to illustrate the character and he had to play about a bit before he achieved his final 'Bob'.
He gave us some great tips for our story writing such as, starting from the end so you know exactly where your story is going. Also, to only have one main character in the setup, one point of view and one play situation.
He then gave us a story opening which had in intriguing box and a "Thump, thump, thump." We then had to decide where the 'thump' was coming from, what the box looked like and what was inside it.
When we started, Curtis told us that he did not want to see anyone writing but instead to be thinking about our ending.
After that, he told us about a boy from another school who had written a particularly good ending and then shared some examples of excellent writing from other children.
He ended his workshop by reading a thrilling extract from his book, Max Helsing, set in New England in America.
Is it right to fight?
In our History topic, we have been considering whether it is right to fight. As part of this, we have been investigating conflict from 1000 AD to present day. We also discussed the importance of individuals throughout history who have had peaceful influences over others or those who have actively worked to stop conflict, prejudice and wars.
We have researched conflicts and individuals who have impacted peacefully on our historical timeline. Using our research, we have gathered information into fact files and placed them on our timeline display. This is a work in progress and we will be adding much more but would like to share what we have currently:
The Indoor Paper Challenge
On Monday 2nd December, Year Six undertook an indoor paper challenge. We worked with a partner and were given one sheet of A4 paper. Our challenge was to create the longest, continuous piece of paper from the A4 sheet.
Working together, we had to practise and develop our own strategies in order to formulate a clear plan. We had to consider and think carefully about how thin or thick the pieces would have to be cut to make sure we had the length, ensuring it did not break.
We used skills of cutting, trial and error, communication and teamwork in our pairs in order to complete the challenge.
We took our final strips down to the hall and laid them along the floor. Quite a few broke during this process as they were too thin!
As you can see from the photographs, there were quite a few strips that were extremely long. However, the overall winners of the challenge were Elize and Beatrice, followed closely by Lucy and Emily, Kerim and Quinn.