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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.

 

Welcome to Y6 Owls Class.

 

In class 6 Owls, the teacher is Mr Aldredge. The adults who are supporting our learning in Year 6 are Mrs Edmundson, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Foulkes, Mrs Mudd, MrsTogher 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 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 Thursday lunchtime.

 

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

Class Teacher: Mr Aldredge: saldredge@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

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

 KS2 Lead: Mrs Foster: lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday 14th September: 'The Tale' Art Event at Berry Head

Saturday 16th September: The Festival of Learning

Wednesday 18th October: Last day of Autumn 1

Monday 30th October: First day of Autumn 2

Tuesday 28th November: Open classroom from 2.45pm

Friday 15th December 2017: Last day of the Autumn Term

Academic Year 2017-2018

Autumn Term Curriculum Plan

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Friday 17th November - Science

Today Owls have investigated the question, 'Does light travel in straight lines?' Using practical experimentation, the children designed a test to prove their hypothesis that light does travel in straight lines, even when reflected off a shiny surface.

Tuesday 14th November 2017 - Music - Notation

 

In Music, we used a 4 by 4 grid to follow a beat and used our hands to clap when we needed to. After that, we added different instruments to make the rhythm. Once we had got the hang of it, as a class, we split into groups to have a go at composing our own music. We used different shapes to represent different instruments on the grid. Once we had decided what to do, we practised together and then performed it to the rest of the class.

Wednesday 8th November 2017 - Science

This half term, Owls are developing their understanding of light and today have been conducting an experiment to find out how shadows can change. By using a sundial as their focus point, they have been investigating how shadows are formed and under what conditions they change.

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - Breakdancing

Year 6 had an exciting morning learning how to breakdance. We had Matt from 'Just 4 Funk' in to demonstrate and teach us, which ended with a dance battle to show off our new moves.

Friday 3rd November 2017 - ICT - My personal Robot 

 

During our ICT session this week, we have been working out how to complete a simple programming sequence. As a group, we have been writing down a sequence of instructions for someone else to follow. If the instructions were not correct we reported a 'bug' and the group had to check the information that had been given and write down any corrections. The sequence was then tested again until the "Robot" could complete the task.  

Dance this half term

In Dance in Year 6, we have been using photographs to create dances. We created solos, duets and group dances which then ended in a whole class dance showing the different way photographs are taken and used in everyday life. We had to focus mainly on smooth transitions between each element of the dance. These photographs show us in our tableaux in the group part of the dance.

Wednesday 11th October 2017 - Visitor - NHS Radiographer

 

We have been lucky enough to have a third visitor in Upper Years. This time we had a Radiographer who works for the NHS. We had a look at all the different area of expertise that a Radiographer could do. We also learnt that the NHS see 1 million patents every 36 hours! We looked at X-rays and had to work out what was wrong with each patent. On one X-ray the patent had 6 fingers!

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Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Visitor - Police

 

Today we had a detective in school. We learnt all about how to put together different clues to help us solve a case. In groups, we took our fingerprints. We learnt all about the history of the police force and why the police are sometimes called 'Bobbys' after the Prime Minister - Robert Peel - who help to found the police force in London.

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Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Visitor - Animals in Distress

 

We had a visitor from 'Animals in Distress' who came to talk to us about all the animals they look after and find homes for. She told us all about the history of this wonderful charity and how it all began when a couple looked after their friends dog while she was in hospital. They have looked after thousands of animals in the last 36 years. Thank you to all the parents who were able to send in a donation for the animals at Animals in Distress. We got sent a lovely certificate to say thank you.

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Friday 29th September 2017 - Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Research

 

Some of the Year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to be invited to join the Macmillian Cancer Research coffee morning at Beverley Park. They were able to decorate their own cakes with butter icing and hundreds and thousands. All the children enjoyed eating them and said they were delicious! Here are some photos of our morning:

Thursday 14th September 2017 - 'The Tale' Art event at Berry Head National Park

Year 6 have been lucky enough to see and participate in creating new art in unusual places. Themes of the sea, journeys and local environment that fit in with many curriculum areas were considered as they explored the Berry Head National Park. The visit included guided walks with learning in terms of Local History, Geology and Living Things. They also participated in sound Artist Chris Watson's immersive sonic installation 'No Man's Land'. They also experienced the work of Contemporary Artist Ellen Gallagher and took part in an Art workshop exploring line and shape within the unique setting of Berry Head National Park.

Monday 12th September 2017 - Electricity - Science

 

In Science, this term, we are looking at Electrical circuits and how they are created. We have experimented with parallel and series circuits and begun to use scientific symbols to represent our findings.

Autumn Term, Week 1: Owls have had a busy first few days back. Here we are taking part in Literacy, Maths, Music and Art.

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