This Terms Theme
'THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER’
Year six will be focusing on writers that have had an impact all over the world. JK Rowling, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Anne Frank, Michael Rosen, William Shakespeare and Floella Benjamin have all left lasting legacies on the world of writing and the children will be exploring why. In addition to the creative elements, they will concentrate on the technical aspects of writing and what features contribute to various genres of writing.
P.E & Dance Days
Please ensure that a PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. All items of PE kit (and school uniform) should be labelled with the child's name and class.
We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term
Home Learning Days
Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Start of Spring Term
Wednesday 6th February - UK Parliament Assembly
Thursday 14th February 2019 - Break up for half term
Monday 25th February 2019- First day back after half term
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 2.30pm-3.00pm - Year 6 Learning Celebration
Friday 5th April 2019 - End of Spring Term
Monday 23rd April 2019 - Start of Summer Term
Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Dome Education - Evolution and Inheritance
Monday 13th May 2019 - SATs - English SPaG Paper 1 and 2
Tuesday 14th May 2019 - SATs - English Reading
Wednesday 15th May 2019 - SATs - Mathematics: Paper 1 - Arithmetic and Paper 2 - Reasoning
Thursday 16th May 2019 - Mathematics: Paper 3 - Reasoning
Friday 25th May 2019 - Break up for half term
Monday 3rd June 2019- First day back after half term
Monday 17th June 2019 - Thursday 20th June 2019 - Year 6 York Residential
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 - Last day of Summer Term
Meet The Team
If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mrs Gidley) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Foster).
Thursday 8th January 2019 - Learning Journey - Elizabeth I's Religious Settlement
This week we have been beginning to look at the changes in religion during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The photos below are us deciding on whether the statements belong to the Catholic faith or the Protestant faith. Elizabeth I knew that both faiths would need to compromise for them to get along. Next week we will be looking at one of her speeches.
Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Fire Safety Talk
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 had a very important talk this morning. They learned about fire safety, including fire hazards around the home, the emergency services and how to stay safe. The children had really good knowledge but also learned lots of new information to help keep them and those around them safe.
Thursday 6th December 2018 - Year 6 Learning Celebration
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Learning Celebration this afternoon. The children we very proud to share their class book and perform the poems for you. Here are a few photos of the afternoon.
Tuesday 4th December 2018 - Art - Year 6 Project
Today we had a go at producing some origami fish to add to our display. It was quite a challenged but we all persevered. The finished result was amazing.
Some of us also began to do some seahorses, while others in the class used plastic bags to create fish and a giant seagull.
Tuesday 4th December 2018 - PE - Table Tennis Tournament Final
This Term, Year 6 have been taking part in a Table Tennis tournament. Pupils from each of our four houses took part and today was the final.
Well done to everyone who took part and made it such a success.
Wednesday 28th November 2018 - Literacy - Performance Poems
As part of our Home Learning, we were asked to memorise and perform a poem to the rest of the class. At times, some of us found it a bit awkward and embarrassing but we all had a go and encourage each other.
Friday 23rd November 2018 - Art - The Year 6 Art Project
Today, we completed some designs to create the pier, on the canvas, for our large art project. We then transferred them onto lolly sticks. We thought about engineering designs to inspire us.
Some of us had the chance to paint the background to the canvas and then we stuck on the lolly sticks.
Tuesday 13th November 2018 - PHSE - Anti-Bullying Week
This week is Anti-Bullying week. In today's assembly, Miss Clayton talked to us about the importance of respecting one another. She discussed the difference between being rude, being mean and bullying. To stand up to bullying we are wearing odd socks to show that we are all unique.
Friday 9th November 2018 - Art and History - Armistice Day
In order to commemorate Armistice Day on the 11th of November, Eagles looked at Historical sources from World War 1. The children then used the information learnt from these sources to write a Diary entry from the perspective of a Soldier serving in the trenches in The Great War. Eagles then used their learning around shape and colour in Art to create an illustration for their History learning.
Monday 5th November 2018 - Computing - Typing Skills
Today, we have been in the ICT suite to type our short stories. We have been thinking about using both our hands to type so that we are quicker and more efficient. We have also used our editing skills to improve our writing. We are looking forward to seeing the final results in our class book which you will able to read at the Year 6, Learning Celebration on Thursday 6th December at 2.45pm.
Friday 2nd November 2018 - Anti-Bulling Workshop
To mark Anti-Bullying Week, White Rock invited Actionwork into school to deliver a workshop to the children about Anti-Bullying. This was a performance on all kinds of issues and topics such as health, racism, teenage pregnancy, cyberbullying, homophobia, body image, self-harm, citizenship, relationships, friendships, transitions, PSHE and safeguarding issues. This interactive workshop delivered a strong message about simply being kind.
Thursday 18th October 2018 - Maths - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
As part of their Maths learning about Fractions, Eagles have been exploring the value of fractions when expressed as decimals and percentages as well as fractions. They have also shown their understanding of the size of fractions below one whole by placing them on a numberline. Doing this practically on the tables really helps their understanding and fluency.
Tuesday 16th October 2018 - Hate Crime Awareness Week
Today we have had a discussion, in Eagles, about Hate Crime Awareness Week. As a school, we are creating a box of all the things we've been learning about this week.
Monday 15th October 2018 - Maths - Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
In Eagles, we have been working really hard on our knowledge of fraction, decimals and percentages. Mrs Gidley gave us all a different fraction, decimal and percentage and we had to go and find the rest of the people in our group.
Tuesday 9th October 2018 - Science - Light
This week, we have been answering the question 'Does light travel in straight lines?' At first, we thought that it couldn't just travel in straight lines because light gets everywhere. We had a look at how the light of a torch reacts if you cover it or moved objects in front of it. We noticed that their were beams of light and that the light created shadows. We then lined up some cardboard with a small hole in the centre. We noticed that the light would only travel through the holes if they were lined up exactly. We therefore concluded that light must travel in straight lines.
Friday 28th September 2018 - PE - Danceathon
Eagles had a great time taking part in the Danceathon and helping to raise money for the new dance studio. Here we are busting some moves!
Thursday 27th September 2018 - Science - Light
Today, we have been thinking about how the position of a light source changes a shadow. We have used the metre sticks to take measurements and collect data. As a class, we decided that the higher the light source the shorter the shadow will be.
Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Textiles - Making Pompoms
As part of a bigger project, Eagles have been making pompoms. It was easy to make the pompom makers and wrap the wool around but once we'd cut the wool it was very difficult to keep it together and make the final pompom. We all tried hard and did get a few finished!!!
Friday 21st September 2018 - Spelling - Words ending in '-able' and 'ible'
This week we have been using different strategies to help us remember how to add '-ible', '-able', '-ibly' and '-ably' to the end of words. We have created a class list of all the words we can think of and we know that if we are unsure of how to spell a word, the '-able' ending is more common. Here we are practising saying our spellings to other members of the class:
Tuesday 18th September 2018 - Art - Designing a front cover
As part of our Learning Journey 'A day in the life of a Writer', we have been looking at Anne Frank. In Art sessions, we have made our own designs of the front cover of her book. Here are a few of the finished pieces of artwork:
Thursday 13th September 2018 - Reach Outdoors - The Dewerstone
Wow! What a fantastic day Eagles have had with Reach Outdoors. We have shown that we can work as a team and lots of us have really challenged ourselves to try new things. When doing our climbing, we all had to check that everyone was keeping up and talk to one another to help if someone was finding it difficult. Some of us were a bit unsure about gorge scrambling but once we started, it was AMAZING!
Monday 10th September 2018 - Maths - Multiplication
At the start of term, we have begun to think about our Maths skills. We have been using the dienes and other resources to help us visualise bigger numbers. In learning time, we have been ensuring that we are using the correct Mathematical language and showing our understanding by explaining our thoughts to others in the class. This is getting us to think deeper and apply our understanding in new concepts.
In July, we had a great transition day together. We worked so hard in our Writing and Art sessions that we have already completed a display ready for September.