Welcome to the Year 6 class page
Class Teacher - Mrs Morris
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Channing
Things to Note:
- This term, PE is on a Monday and Wednesday, please ensure your child has outdoor PE kit for our sessions.
- Children can bring a healthy snack in from home to eat during morning playtime (fruit is preferable).
- Please help your children to learn their times tables. Remember to use TTRS! Click here for fun activities to support your child's times table learning.
- If you would like to see a sample of the Year Six SAT papers click here
For our class read, this term, we will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar
Autumn term: This term our topic is ...
People, People, Everywhere...
9th February 2024
We had another busy week - we learnt about being happy in our RE session about Humanism, and as it was Mental Health week we took part in lots of different activities to highlight how important it is to be aware of our own mental health. We learnt to play a 'funky fugue' on the glockenspiels in music as part of our Baroque unit. Mrs Morris was away at Everdon with Year 4 and so we had Mrs Williams teaching us all about the digital world through our DT unit - we had to write a design brief from information submitted by a client, develop design criteria to fulfil the client’s request, develop a product idea through annotated sketches and create a model of our design using Tinkercad. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot about using Microbit technology.
2nd February 2024
This week we were visited by Pamela from Life Education who talked to us about how to stay safe as we grow up, we also had a very interesting Relationships and Sex Education session with her where we learnt a lot about growing up and the changes we will experience as we change from children into adolescents. We started designing our Steady Hand Games using our knowledge from our science lessons about electricity. We will finish these after half-term. We took part in a live science lesson all about Sharks and their different adaptations - Steve Backshall knows a lot about sharks! It was NSPCC Number Day on Friday and we created tessellations in the style of M C Escher, which was fun. In computing we learnt how to change the variables on existing games using Scratch.
26th January 2024
Last week, we learnt about enlargements and similar shapes and used our ratio knowledge to solve problems. In English, we gathered our ideas for our letter home, writing as Stanley Yelnats. In science, we began thinking about the different adaptations living things have made in order to survive in our changing world. In Geography, Miss Webster taught us about the population of the UK. In computing, we continued our learning about variables and changing them using Scratch. We began our new unit in RE on Humanism, learning about Humanists and why they think humans are special.
19th January 2024
In science this week, we completed our unit on electricity by finding out about non-renewable and renewable energy. We began our new computing unit abt programming using Scratch - we had a lot of fun applying our previous knowledge before learning about variables in gaming. We began our learning about ratio, in mathematics, and we found this a fun concept; we are feeling quite successful! We completed our RE topic on Buddhism and learnt about life in a Buddhist monastery.
12th January 2024
Last week, we finished our maths work on fractions and began reading Holes. We have talked about the setting and are writing a persuasive leaflet about Camp Green Lake. Some of us went to Birmingham to take part in Young Voices. We finished our computing unit on 3D modelling and learnt about french verbs. In geography, we learnt about ageing populations around the world and in science we created a question to test our electricity understanding.
Autumn 2 term round-up
We had a busy term and are extremely proud of how the class rose to the academic challenges we put in front of them. As well as the academic side to the term, we have had many other school activities to take part in. At the beginning of the term, we hosted two trainee teachers from Northampton University. The pupils welcomed them and treated them with respect and kindness, ensuring their first placement was a successful one. During the term, some of our pupils continued their class roles as 'tour guides' for prospective new Reception parents, showing off and talking about our school with pride and enthusiasm. Early in the term, we took part in Anti-bullying week, the pupils enjoyed the activities, demonstrating a good understanding of bullying and the impact it can have, empathising with the characters in the videos. Our House captains, have been given another role as our Rights Respecting School steering group and they have been busy identifying links to the articles and the class charters - they will be supporting Mrs Morris with the RRS assemblies going forwards. Some of the pupils represented the school in sporting events: the district cross-country and Year 5/6 sportshall athletics competitions, as usual the athletes behaviour was impeccable and they demonstrated the sporting values, acting as perfect role models for the rest of the school. Some of the class took part in a Steven Lawrence workshop hosted by Rugby Free-school pupils. They acted in a mature and responsible manner, finding about who he was and discussing the issue of racism. Towards the end of the term, some of our class demonstrated their prowess during the Rocksteady concert and we are proud of the progress they have made so far this year. We also held our first open morning of the academic year; the parents and carers were suitably challenged by the fractions problem solving activities whilst the pupils were able to work together to successfully complete at least one problem demonstrating their reasoning and problem solving skills. At the end of a busy term, we had our Christmas dinner, pantomime, FoCS Christmas disco, Christmas jumper day and our annual Christingle service. We are extremely proud of all the Year 6 pupils who each read brilliantly in church, and their mature approach to having lit candles in their Christingles. Please remember to check our Twitter (X) feed as we post our activities weekly. We wish you all a happy new year!
Week ending Friday 10th November
On Monday, we did sportshall athletics (in groups for PE). On Tuesday, we did fractions for our amazing maths lesson . On Wednesday, we did gymnastics for PE and we did balances on each other's backs. On Thursday, we had a diabetes assembly and on Friday we wore blue cloths for Diabetes Awareness month. By Harriet and Isla.
We had a Remembrance theme to our art and our writing. In art, we analysed 'Gassed' by John Singer Sargent. We then dramatised the piece. The pupils showed great compassion and empathy. In our writing on Friday, the pupils studied a dramatisation of the 'Christmas Truce'. They then wrote letters home in role as one of the soldiers.
Week ending Friday 3rd November
This week, we learnt about Buddhist festivals and made our own Wessak lanterns. We took our learning outdoors on Thursday to celebrate Outdoor Learning Day, and were inspired to write our performance poems. In our Real Gym session, we consolidated our 'trickier' partner balances.
Week ending Friday 6th October
We had a busy week. On Tuesday we went to Millennium wood for Forest School; some of us learnt how to use the sheath knives and whittled some green wood into pegs and spears. We also made dens and made paint from blackberries. On Wednesday, we were visited by the Northamptonshire magistrates. We had a 'mock' trial and many of us acted in role as the characters in the trial; the accused, the victim, the defense, the prosecutor, the usher, the magistrates and various witnesses. It was fun, but we learnt a lot about British law. We also did a science investigation to prove that yeast was a living thing.
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