White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 6 OWLS

Owls are creatures of great integrity. They are also serene and wise, using all their senses to adapt to their surroundings. The wisdom of an owl enables them to be unafraid and tackle any challenges they may face.

 

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

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 handed in on the due date. Those pupils who have not completed the task will be expected to stay in during the first twenty minutes of Wednesday lunchtime.

 

Upcoming Events

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 (Mr Aldredge) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Gidley or Mrs Foster).

saldredge@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

rgidley@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

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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. 

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Academic Year 2018-2019

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

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Thursday 6th December 2017 - Performance Poetry

As part of Home learning, Owls all learned a poem to perform. Some presented their poetry for the rest of the class, and some to patents at our Learning Celebration, where they also received a copy of the Class Book, and are now published authors!

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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.

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Tuesday 4th December - Art

Children from Owls and Eagles continued to work on their mixed media art display.

Friday 23rd November - Art

Year Six are currently working on an Art project for display in the school. They have been using drawing tools to explore making marks that represent both concrete and abstract forms and developing their colour mixing skills to apply to a large scale. These skills will contribute to a project that reflects the community in which they live and the ecological challenges on the coastline that is part of their home.

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 - History, Art and Literacy

In order to commemorate Armistice Day on the 11th of November, Owls 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. Owls then used their learning around shape and colour in Art to create an illustration for their History learning.

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Friday 2nd November - Anti-Bullying 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.

 

https://www.actionwork.com/

 

http://www.antibullyingweek.co.uk/

Tuesday 16th October - Maths

As part of their Maths learning about Fractions, Owls 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.

Thursday 10th October - Science

Owls are continuing to investigate light in their Science Learning. This week they discovered how to change the dimensions of a shadow by manipulating a light source. It wasn't as easy as they thought, as keeping a shadow still was very challenging!

Wednesday 3rd October - Maths: Fractions

In Maths, Owls are exploring fractions; they are able to express the relationship between equal parts and a whole using resources, images, context, written and mental methods.

Friday 28th September 2018 - Danceathon

After a day FULL of dancing (literally) Owls stepped up to finish the Danceathon! They gave a fantastic display of break dancing, twirling and showing off their cool moves. If your child came home today and told you all about our Danceathon and what a great time they had please go to our crowdfunding page to donate. We still have 96% to go before we reach our target!
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dance-studio-at-white-rock-primary-school/

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Tuesday 25th September - Science

This half term, Owls are exploring and learning about light. This week, they devised an investigation to find out how we can change the size of a shadow. They can now explain that this can be done by moving an object closer and further away from a light source. They also discovered the shape of the shadow can also be changed by adjusting the position of the light source.

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:

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Thursday 13th September - Reach Outdoors.

Year 6 have had a fantastic outdoors experience; gorge scrambling and rock climbing. We have shown that we can work  as a team and lots of us have really challenged ourselves to try new things and face our fears. 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! 

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