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Year 6 Eagles

Eagles are high flyers, tenacious hunters and have excellent vision. Once they have a goal in mind they strive to obtain it and never let it slip through their talons. As King of Skies, they soar high with ambition and innovation.

Welcome to Y6 Eagles Class.

 

In class 6 Eagles, the teacher is Mrs Gidley. The adults who are supporting our learning in Year 6 will be: Mrs Edmundson, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Mudd and Mrs Lines.  

 

PE:  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.

 

Home Learning:  All home learning is to be completed in your Home Learning books and will be given on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. All pupils in Year 6 are expected to complete their Home Learning to a high standard and be handed in on the due date. Those pupils who have not complete the task will be expected to stay in during the first twenty minutes of Thursday lunchtime.

 

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher or contact the Team Lead.

Class Teacher: Mrs Gidley: rgidley@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Team Lead: Mrs Appleby-Sage: lappleby@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

KS2 Lead: Mrs Jarrett: sjarrett@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday 6th July: Torquay Girls Transition Day

Thursday 6th July: Torquay Boys Transition Day

Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2017: Brixham and Paignton Year 6 Transition Days

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th July 2017: Year 6 Performance at 7.30pm

Thursday 20th July 2017: Leavers Assembly and Cream Tea at 2.00pm

Thursday 20th July 2017: Leavers Disco 6.30pm-8pm

Friday 21st July 2017: Woodlands (Within the school day)

Friday 21st July 2017: Last day of the Summer Term

Academic Year 2016-2017
Summer Term Curriculum Plan
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Tuesday 13th June 2017: D and T - South Devon College (Skills Building)

 

Year 6 went to South Devon College to have a look at some of the things their students do. We had great fun. In carpentry we build a box, we priced up how much the room we were in would have cost to make and in plumbing we had a go at joining piping. They also showed us how they checked to see if the pipes were air tight. Some of us even got to do some bricklaying and plastering.

Tuesday 13th June 2017: PHSE - Foundation Games

 

Year 6 have been working with the children in Foundation. They set up some games for them to complete. Year 6 showed some great leadership skills and the Foundation pupils had a great time!

 

 

Monday 22nd May - PHSE - The Year 6 Residential to York

If your child is going on the residential, don't forget to search for the closed Facebook group ‘White Rock - Year 6 - York Residential 2017’. You could also use the follow link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/207041759803254/

 

Please make sure that you have filled in the slip and signed it to ensure that your request is accepted!

Wednesday 17th May - PHSE - The British Red Cross

Today we have some visitors prom The British Red Cross to talk to us about how to react in an emergency situation. We have found out how to treat burns, heavy bleeding, an unresponsive person and how to put someone into the recovery position. We discovered that any liquid you can drink you can put on a burn to cool it down, that you should add pressure to heavy bleeds to help them clot and you must always check for danger and keep yourself safe before helping others.

Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Outdoor Classroom Day

As part of 'National Outdoor Classroom Day', Eagles got their coats on and braved the rain. We had a look at all the different trees that are planted around the school. We carefully collected samples we could study back in the classroom.

Monday 15th May - ICT - Animations

In ICT we are creating our own animations. We are working together to take images, we will then add sound to create our animations. Have a look at the pictures to see how we are getting on. Watch out for some of the animations to appear on our page!

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Monday 8th May - Thursday 11th - SATs

It's a really important week for Year 6. We have been working hard all year and now our SATs have finally arrived. We're all going to try our best!

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Wednesday 3rd May - Home Learning

To help get us thinking about our new topic, we were asked to create a mood board as part of our home learning. We had to try and capture either the moors or the sea. We all put in a huge amount of effort. Here are some of our completed boards:

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Tuesday 2th May 2017 -  Year 6 prepare and practise delivering sporting activities to Year 1

Last Tuesday afternoon, Eagles teamed up with Buzzards. Eagles wanted to check that their games would work well for the Year 1 pupils. There is going to be a Year 1 Sports Festival which will be happening later this term.  Here's how the trials went...

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Friday 21st April - Art - Horse sketches

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This week, we have been looking at extracts from Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse'. We have been completing pieces of writing in the style of War Horse - written from the point of view of the main animal character. As horses are also an important part of Dartmoor, we decided to have a go at sketching some of these magnificent animals in our sketch books. Here's how they turned out:
Spring Term Curriculum Plan 
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Thursday 30th March - PE - Dodgeball

In PE we had a Dodgeball tournament. We were spilt into 3 teams - Yellow, Green and Red. We played against each other and the winning team was Yellow. The winning team then had to play the two losing teams at the same time.

Wednesday 29th March - Science - Heart rate

In Science, we completed an investigation to answer the questions 'How do different activities effect our heart rate?' We thought that the more difficult the exercise, the harder our heart would need to work and therefore our pulse rate would go up. We timed ourselves completing lots of different activities and checked to see if our predictions were correct. At the end of the experiment we spoke to the rest of the class to see if they had found out the same information and also discussed how we could improve the experiment if we were going to do it again.   

Monday 27th March - Literacy - Debate

As part of our learning about Ancient Civilisations, we have been looking at the Ancient Greek education system. There were two main systems of education in Ancient Greece - the Athenian system and the Spartan one. We looked at how they were similar and different and then decided for ourselves which one we thought was the best.

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Some of the children presented their thoughts to the rest of the class. Debating and making speeches was a really important part of Ancient Greek life. 

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Wednesday 1st March - Art - Mythical Creatures

There are many famous Ancient Greek myths - Theseus and the Minotaur and Medusa amongst them. This week, Eagles have invented their own mythical creatures and written myths featuring our creatures. In Art, we had a go at sketching them. Here are a selection of them:

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Wednesday 8th February - Writing - BBC Radio 2 500 words

 

Eagles have planned out a story to enter in the BBC Radio 2 writing competition. We have watched part of the live lesson which were broadcasted all over the country. To help us with our story we looked at setting, characters and plot.

 

Eleanor, Heather and T-J all finished there story and entered the competition. Let's see what happens next!!

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Monday 6th February - Art - Tutankhamun's Tomb

In groups, we had to create our own design of Tutankhamun's tomb. We looked at lots of images to help us with the design and layout. Here are some images of us working on our projects and what our final tombs looked like:

Friday 3rd February 2017 - Athletics Club Fundraising

Some of the children in Eagles' wanted to raise some money for the Athletics club that they attend as it needs to move to a new premises. They thought of lots of ideas to raise as much money as they could. Here are some of the children enjoying the sports activities.

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Tuesday 24th January 2017 - Dance - Egyptian Farming

Mrs Tyson explained to us that we would be doing some movements to music based on Ancient Egyptian farming. We had to create a story and then the Pharaoh cam to see the workers. Ancient Egyptians would have feared someone as powerful as the Pharaoh. In our dances we represented this by working harder.

 

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Wednesday 19th January - Maths - 3D shapes.

The Ancient Egyptians were know for their mathematical thinking. During our maths session today, we had to use protractors and rulers to create our own pyramids. We had to decide what the size and dimensions would be to ensure that our net would fit together to create the perfect square-based pyramid.

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Our first pyramid was completed by Elly!

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Friday 13th January - Maths - Geometry.

In order to deepen the geometric understanding of shape and space, Eagles have been practically exploring geometry in order to compare and classify  shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes. They also used this information to calculate angles, areas and perimeters of these shapes. By manipulating shape practically, the children are able to further their understanding of it's properties and how they can be changed. This is also linked to our topic work, as the Egyptians did a similar exercise using knotted ropes.

Autumn Term (second half) curriculum plan

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Tuesday 29th November - Tribal Dance

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Academic Year 2016-2017

Autumn Term Curriculum Plan

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Our Learning

 

The focus of our learning throughout the Autumn term is 'Soupcon d'Europe' (taste of Europe). We will be immersing ourselves in the rich variety of culture that Europe seasons the world with.  Included in this will be cross-curricular Music, Dance, Science and Literacy.  In upper years, we also look forward to developing our French language skills through learning basic communication and discovering narratives through singing traditional and modern French songs. 

Friday 20th November - Children In Need

Eagles helped to organise some fundraising for Children In Need. We had a non-school uniform day, bake sale and filled a giant Pudsey with coppers. We had to count all the money we had raised. Thank you to everyone who supported us.

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Wednesday 16th November - Learning Celebration

Thank you to all the parents who turned up to our Learning Celebration.

The results for the Bullfighting debate are as follows:

Should bullfighting be made illegal?

Yes - 23 votes

No - 10 votes

Undecided - 1 votes

Spoilt Ballot - 2 votes

This was a different result from the Year 6 children as their vote decided that Bull Fighting should remain legal .

 

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Wednesday 16th November - Cooking

As part of our Learning Journey we looked some Spanish food. Eagles followed a recipe for Marinated Chickpeas.

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Tuesday 17th November - Jewellery Design

Eagles are entering a competition to design their very own piece of jewellery. Various school across Torbay will be entering. The lucky winner will be able to have their final design made - up to the value of £500. We got to have a look at different items of jewellery including a £75, 000 Tiara that could be made into a necklace.

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Thursday 10th November - Science Circuits

Eagles had to complete a range of tasks about electrical circuits. Each group was given a statement and a list of equipment to do the task. They had to ensure that the light bulbs, buzzers and switches were all working correctly and name the type of circuit they were using- a series circuit or a parallel circuit. They used their scientific knowledge about electrical symbols to draw the circuits when they had successfully made them.

Wednesday 9th November 2016: E-Safety training

 

Today 30 children from Merlins and Eagle's classes took part in E-Safety training. This training was part of a safety internet nationwide campaign.  We discussed alot about our lives on the internet and how to keep ourselves safe. Part of those discussions were seeing how some images can be misleading and we learnt a useful lifelong lesson that things are not always as they seem. There were some key messages that the children will take further as they continue to use the internet in their daily lives - the overriding message was to look beyond what is there to ensure their ongoing online safety at all times. 

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Monday 7th November 2016 - PE - House Handball Tournament

Year 6 split into their House Teams on Monday afternoon to compete in a Year 6 inter-house handball Tournament. The tension was high, but everyone played their best and learned valuable lessons in teamwork, determination and fair play. 

Tuesday 18th October - Dance

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Eagles have been learning the Tango, which is a traditional Spanish dance. They are now using the basic steps and choreographing their own routines.

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Thursday 13th October - Trip to Dartmouth Castle.

Eagles had a fantastically historical day at Dartmouth Castle today, using their historical learning to experience primary and secondary sources which shed light on our fascinating and rich local history. As a result of this trip and next week's trip to Torre Abbey, the children will be able to place our local area into the timeline of European History, seeking out evidence of the local connections to the Spanish Armada and other historical invasions.

Monday 10th October 2016 - PE - Handball.

Eagles Class had a mini-tournament for handball. We had to work as a team and spread out along the pitch so that we could score a goal. Here are some photos of us working together.  

Tuesday 4th October 2016 - Literacy - Speech & Language.

'Should Bullfighting be Made Illegal?' This is the Question that brought the whole of Year 6 together to debate the proposition that Bullfighting should be banned. The children had been investigating the Spanish Tradition of Bullfighting, writing about how it felt to be young Matador and researching the tradition before using this information to decide upon an argument.

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Science: Making Periscopes

We have been looking at how light is reflected off a mirror, depending on the angle at which the light shines towards it. We then made periscopes to show how objects can be reflected in the same way.

Thursday 8th September - Science

This term the children will be exploring light. They began by investigating an answer to the question; Light travels in straight lines; true or false? Through practical investigation the children were able to build an experiment to prove their conjecture.


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