Dates for your diary: Thurs 12th & Friday 13th July, Summer Show; 26th July, Church Service and Thursday 26th July, Leavers Assembly. End of year trip is on the last day - Friday 27th July 2018.
Welcome to Class 6
Mrs Wilde and Mrs Lowe help us with our learning in Class 6
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General information, timetable, educational visit information, curriculum overview and other interesting things...
Please look out for consent letters - as children seem to hide them - for upcoming trips and events!
PE days are on Wednesday and Friday
Homework days are: Monday (maths) Wednesday (spelling) Friday(learning log)
Reading record/homework diary must be brought in every day
Please try to be punctual and have high attendance
Monday 11th June 2018 - Friday 27th July 2018
This half term, our theme is...
Who do you think you are?
Sports Day fun!
We had a fantastic time at Manchester Cathedral and 'all you can eat' at Peachy Keens
This half term, we will be studying:
English - Poetry from other cultures, including 'Coming to England'
Non-chronological reports (Trolls and Faeries)
Maths- Solving multi-step problems
Ratio and scale factors
Coordinates and symmetry
Science - Adaptation and evolution (including some work on DNA)
Theme - This half term we will focus on transition and PHSCE and geography. This will include work on: stereotyping, staying safe and healthy, puberty, coping with change and organisation skills. Additionally, we will look at people from other cultures, including: where they live, their lifestyles and their traditional art.
Last half term, we were studying:
English - As well as revision, we will be studying texts, such as: Weslandia (Paul Fleischman), Kensuke's Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo), Stig of the Dump, The Rainforest (a poem by Judith Wright) and Robinson Crusoe.
We will be revising our grammar, including: perfect and progressive forms of verbs, passive verbs, prefixes and suffixes, subjunctive form and Spelling Bee.
We will be writing: a persuasive text, a biography, narrative fiction and instructions.
Mathematics - We will be revising. Our particular focus will be on:
Place value and calculations; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions; finding the area of triangles, circles and parallelograms; finding percentages of amounts, looking at shape (including nets) and problem solving
All other subjects - For our focus, we will be studying the ancient race of the Maya... where/when they lived, their number system, beliefs and how we know about them. WE will also be making Maya artefacts from clay.
In computing, we are making a film trailer.
In Science, we are looking at changing states of matter.
Journey through The Americas
Last half term,we were studying:
- English - Revision in preparation for SATs and...
Analysing Goosebumps books, The Highwayman, The Count of Monte Cristo and Magazine articles
GPS will include: Spelling Year 6 words, relative clause, parenthesis, using semi colons, subjunctive form, present/ past perfect and progressive verbs and using the passive.
- Mathematics - Calculations, fractions, percentages, shape (including angles) and algebra, 'long' division and multiplication, mixed puzzles with fractions, coordinates, translations, calculating missing angles, linear equations and SATs revision.
- Theme - Latitude and longitude, examining how the position on the earth will determine weather, a comparison between Ashton-under-Lyne and a place in the Americas plus map skills.
- Science - Adaptation: how plants and animals are adapted to their environment.
Spring 1 (Third half term)
Picasso and other abstract artists
This half term, we will be studying the work of Picasso and other abstract artists.
We will be producing our own abstract portraits, examining cubism, producing our own abstract art and looking at the work of other abstract artists, such as Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock and Paul Klee.
Do you like our cubist "self portrait".
Art created in the style of our favourite artists.
Can you guess who they are?
Our visit to the Albion Reform Church, Ashton, to look at William Morris art work.
Gardening this half term
Second half term...
Term: Autumn 2
Ruthless Rulers and Merry Monarchs
Here is an overview of what we will be learning in class 6 this half term...
Texts: Formal letter writing, newspaper reports, Shakespeare, Harry Potter books, Alice in Wonderland, Shilling Pie (a Victorian story) and Jabberwocky
- Reading comprehension, including inference
- Relative clauses, parenthesis, using colons and semi colons, adverbs and noun phrases
- Using prefixes and suffixes, using apostrophes correctly, neat handwriting and revising previous spelling strategies
- Fractions of shape and amounts, decimals and percentages
- Shape, including area, perimeter, reflection and rotation
- Arithmetic, with particular focus and long multiplication
Electricity: Making circuits, experimenting with circuits, learning the terminology and drawing circuit diagrams
In other learning: we will be looking at Hanukkah and advent in RE; finding out about England's monarchs and their impact on the world we live in now; drawing portraits in our sketch books; learning how to do 3-D design using a computer; finding out about places in the world through the explorations of the Elizabethans and learning to play hockey in PE.
On November 22, 2017, we visited Ashton Cinema to watch 'Rock Dog', which is a story about a character who has a dream for the future - and how he tries to achieve this dream. We are going in the morning and will be back for lunch.
Thank you to our volunteers, who represented the school (and Year 6) wonderfully at the 'National Young Mathematics Award' competition on Thursday, 9th November... Well Done! You worked brilliantly as a team to solve some really tricky mathematical problems.
(Cheer up, Alyaah!)
First half term...
Term: Autumn 1
War and Peace
This is an outline of what we will be studying in this half term:
English - The books of author, Michael Morpurgo (Friend or Foe, War Horse etc.)
'Charge of the Light Brigade' and other texts, including The Diary of Anne Frank and Newspaper articles from WWI and WWII
Grammar revision, such as: adverbials, types of sentences, prefixes and suffixes, noun phrases, commas and semi colons, spelling bee
Writing will be based around the theme of war and peace
Maths- Place value, including rounding
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (with 'real life' puzzles) and formal methods of calculation
Ratio and proportion
Area and perimeter
Measures - distance, time and weight
Science - Light and Shadow
How do we see? Parts of the human eye
How shadows are formed and how they change depending on the angle of the light source
Reflections and how light travels
We will be conducting experiments to investigate light, shadow, reflection and colour
In other learning, we will be examining the art of Henry Moore and Paul Nash.
We will be studying aspects of WWI and WWII and looking at the causes and casualties of war. As a class, we will look at ways to encourage peace and harmony. In computing, we will focus on word processing and research skills.
In D&T this half term, Class 6 have made a healthy coleslaw.
Here is the recipe if you would like to make it at home...
Imperial War Museum
On Thursday 5th October, 2017, Year 6 visited the Imperial War Museum North.
Look at what a fantastic, educational and fun time we had at IWM this year...
On Tuesday 3rd October, we attended 'Safe squad'.
What is Safe Squad?
Well... we work with professionals from many services, including the emergency services to learn safety skills:
- Children watch different scenarios, such as: the correct use of 999; dealing with peer pressure; reporting and witnessing crime; learning what is a hate crime and the best way to tackle difficult situations
- Children learn about digital safety and how to stay safe online. They watch videos and discuss the problems of not staying SMART online
- Children take part in fire safety training, with particular focus on their own homes. They also have the chance to learn CPR and how to place someone in the recovery position - using resuscitation dummies
Later in this half term, Year 6 will also be investigating the life of Anne Frank...
and sensitively discussing the persecution of some people by others
If you would like to know more, click on the link
Anne Frank (interactive activities including a 3-D tour of the annex)