Welcome to Year 6
Miss Smith Mrs Astrella
Mrs Kerr Mrs Beales Mrs Hillier-Daines Mrs Verdant
Dates for the diary:
23rd March - Whole School mass
29th March - Break up for Easter holidays (1.15pm)
16th April - Back to School
19th April - Swimming starts
2017 SATs information
Friday 16th March
Another fab week in year 6 continuing our World War 2 topic looking at how to stay safe during the war. The Children gt to look at real life gas masks, ration cards, identity cards and instructions of how to make your own Morrison shelter.
We have been studying our book "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" and looked at Bruno's innocence and ignorance to his surroundings.
In maths we have been looking at area and perimeter and calculating this for different shapes.
Friday 9th March
Due to the snow we had our book week and the children looked fantastic! The children ran the book fair and made for great entrepreneurs. We looked at different SATs papers and they impressed us with their hard work and stamina.
Treasure island - Full story
Friday 5th January 2018
What a great couple of first days back. The children have started their new class text ‘Treasure Island’ which will give them the opportunity to explore a range of new vocabulary and develop their inference skills. We even linked it to our maths using directional language to direct our ships to the buried treasure!
Our new topic is the ‘Human body’ and we kick started it with a body MOT checking our pulse, diet, hygiene and even our eyesight! Ask you children what it means to be fit and healthy...
We also started our new RE topic ‘Sources’ and explored the importance of books not only through our education and wellbeing but also through our faith.
Friday 1st December
Another busy week in Year 6 this week, with our trip to the Natural History Museum to kick off our Evolution and Inheritance topic. The children loved getting on the train and learning all about the different stages of evolution throughout our history.
We carried on our Titanic topic, looking at the orientation in a newspaper and who was to blame.
During maths we have been looking at finding percentages of number and solving word problems related to them.
Friday 24th November
This week the year 6 children got to go to Junior Citizenship run by Redbridge and the Metropolitan Police. Here, they got to learn about what to do in various scenarios including escaping a fire, getting on a train and - their favourite - what to do if someone tries to steal your phone. Why not ask the children for some tips!
It was fantastic to hear from the service that we are the best school that have been there so far this term! Great job Year 6!
Friday 10th November
Year 6 have started their new book - Survivor Titanic - this week and are really enjoying learning about the infamous Titanic, creating profiles on the main characters which have developed their inference skills in reading. They also looked at prepositional phrases to plan their own escape as Jimmy and Omar get caught snooping in the 1st Class Gym!
In Maths we have been looking at fractions; learning to compare and order, add and subtract and simplify.
The children have been carrying on their 'Funtritian' where they have been developing their own 'work-outs' to get the heart racing and the blood pumping to keep themselves fit and healthy.
Friday 3rd November
The children enjoyed their first week back after half term and were straight back to work looking at non-chronological reports in their English. The children wrote fantastic reports about the Ancient Maya Civilisations' beliefs and worship.
The children were working on their understanding of BODMAS, squared and cubed numbers in maths - solving problems using these skills, including a game of Countdown to develop mental maths skills.
During their RE topic the children have been learning about vocation and what it means; learning about Jesus' disciples, in particular Andrew, and his faith leading him to his vocation.
Big Write - due Wednesday 18th October
Monday 9th October- Mexican cooking
Today the children have cooked up a Mexican feast. They learnt how to prepare all the ingredients to make spicy chicken fajitas and bowls of salsa and guacamole. The children showed great teamwork and super cooking skills- we definitely have some budding chefs among us! Here are some of the photos but there’s' lots more to follow!
6S Collective Worship
During Friday's assembly 6S led the school in collective worship and explored the theme of 'unconditional love'. Through acting, artwork and prayer the children showed us how God taught us about unconditional love through the parables of the Prodigal Son, The Good Samaritan and The Tax collector.
Friday 22nd July
Antoher great week in Year 6, the children continued their study of 'Stormbreaker' and looked at figurative language to extend description. During maths the children looked at rounding whole numbers and moved onto rounding decimals. During topic we explored different ways of learning about past cultures through studying ancient Maya artifacts and the children used clay to create their own versions.
Friday 15th September
The Year 6 children have thoroughly enjoyed thier first session of sailing, despite the rain, and cannot wait for their next lesson.
The children also started their new topic 'AD 600' and began learning about the Maya civilisation. They looked at the geographical similarities and differences between Central America and Great Britain as well as identifying different continents and the changes in the region of Mexico.
On Monday the children started Funtrition where they looked at their movement, diet and sleep and set themselves target improve their physical wellbeing.
Friday 8th September
It was a good first week for our new Year 6 class; the children showed a great attitude to their learning and excitement towards the year to come. We started our class text "Stormbreaker" and looked at place value in maths. The children spoke about our school values and how we live out our mission statement through our attitude to learning and the way we treat each other.
We ended the week speaking about the importance of staying safe online and then had exciting games of benchball where all the children showed teamwork.