Summer Term 2018:
Welcome back Year 6. There are lots of exciting things planned for the next two terms before you leave us but before this, we have to get the (Whispers) SATs out the way.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be making sure you're given every opportunity to shine, prove how amazing you are and how far you've come. Mrs Silk and Mrs Emery will be working with groups in English and Maths but we'll make sure there is time for Art or PE every day!!!! Please remember to have your PE kit in school every day!
Theatre week takes place from 21st to 25th of May. All children will be working with the professional theatre company; Young Theatre Company. This is an exciting time for year 6, but for it to run smoothly children need to learn their lines and the songs. It is also imperative that all children are at school every day this week and can complete 2 shows (one being in the evening) on Friday 25th May. If there are any problems with this, please let me know.
Auditions will take place on Monday 23rd April. All children will be given a script and song to learn for this. Good luck and remember to shine like the stars you are!
Year 6 have taken part in the Puffin Virtual lesson, along with other schools around the world. Claire Balding spoke about her favorite books and characters, Tony Ross taught us how to draw dogs, Sophie Kinsella shared part of her book: Fairy Mummy with us and Tom Fletcher gave us ideas on how to find a book we might enjoy.
Ways to find a book you might enjoy:
1) Think about the types of films you enjoy and read the book it's based on.
2) Think about the music you enjoy. Choose a book with a similar style.
3) Read a book based around a hobby you enjoy.
HARRY POTTER CLASS ASSEMBLY
Year 6 have worked incredibly hard getting ready for their class assembly, and should be extremely proud of their achievements.
Our Topic this term is everything Harry Potter. It all started when each child was accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over the last two weeks, they have created wands, completed science investigations, written character descriptions and film reviews.
Thank you to all the parents that came to see the assembly, and apologies to those that couldn't make it. I hope this gives you a little insight to the actual event.
Year 6 will be selling raffle tickets all next week and we have the following spooktacular prizes up for grabs:
2x children's Halloween goody hampers
1x spooky sweet pizza
Beer hamper (adults only)
Wine hamper (adults only)
Cocktail hamper (adults only)
ONLY 50P A STRIP!
LASER TAG FRIDAY
On Friday (22/09/17) the Yr6 dinner time role models had the opportunity to play laser tag in school. Whilst this was supposed to be a fun game, the children were determined to be the last man/woman standing. After a slight delay, thanks to Mrs Emery forgetting how to start the equipment (thank goodness for Mr Pullin) the children were primed and ready to blast each other with 5000 laser bullets. We were extremely lucky to be lent the equipment and we're hoping to be able to use it again soon.
Please complete 1 per week and hand in by Friday. Read between 3 and 5 times per week for 20 minutes, learn multiplication tables and visual spellings.
Create a Viking shield
Use the internet to research Viking shields and create one of your own. It can be made out of any material you like, but it must be big enough to protect you
THIS HOMEWORK MUST BE DONE FIRST. DUE DATE 29/09/17
Research Sutton Hoo and draw your own gallery of findings.
might help you.
Draw and label your own Viking house.
Write your own Norse Saga. Remember the features you’ve been taught in class or watch more sagas on:
Research, write or draw how different Vikings dressed. How did women dress? Did warriors wear special “war clothes”?
Longships and Knorrs
Create a fact file about longships and Knorrs.
What were they made from?
How did they differ?
How were they made?
How did they navigate without compasses?
Viking traders and explorers
Were all Vikings vicious, raiding every country they could? Or, were they explorers, finding faraway lands and trading with others?
Research the role of the berserker in battles. You can:
Draw a scene.
Draw a picture.
Create a fact file
Some Viking words are still in use today. Can you find out which words originate from the Viking times?
Draw and label your own dragonship.
What happened in 1066?
write a diary entry as a Viking.
Create a time line of events
Draw a scene
The Vikings worshipped many gods. Create a fact file about the most popular.
Year 6 have been given an amazing opportunity to work with a professional theatre company in May 2018. As you can imagine, this is not going to come cheap, so the children and I are hoping you amazing parents and carers can help.
Over the next few months, we will be trying to fundraise as much as possible. So far, we have planned:
*adult boozy hamper
* Chocolate raffle
*Easter egg raffle
If you (our wonderful, beautiful, amazing, supportive) parents could donate items to any of the above or help in any other way, we would be most grateful.
Welcome back, I hope you're looking forward to a jam packed year.
Maths: this half term We'll be spending time recapping all 4 operations and fractions. (I know how much you love them!) We'll practise multiplication tables every day (quick fire) with a test on Fridays. We'll also have daily lessons on arithmetic fluency.
English: We'll be learning about Norse Sagas and writing our own. We'll be looking at different genre including biographies and short stories.
History: Our first topic is Vikings. Get ready to learn about their daily lives, how and why they raided and pillaged, death ceremonies and Valhalla.
D.T: We will be making cams but also linking this with Vikings... Get ready to make Viking longships like you've never seen before.
PE: Games will be on a Wednesday and Karate on a Thursday. Swimming will start on Friday 15th September for 6 weeks. During this time, Wed PE will not take place. Games this half term is tag rugby.
On top of all of this, we also have Kingswood to look forward to. Once I've received confirmation of activities, I'll arrange a meeting with all parents. I'm sure you'll have lots of questions.
We're in for an amazing year, with lots to look forward to, so keep checking our class page.