White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

 

WELCOME TO 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.

 

THIS TERM'S THEME

"Free to be Me"

 

 

P.E AND 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 be 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.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 7th September - First day of Autumn Term 

Thursday 24th September - Reach Outdoors sessions for Y6

Friday 25th September - Whole School Individual Photos

Thursday 1st October - Black History Month 

Monday 5th October - Parents' evening 

Thursday 8th October - Parents' evening 

Friday 23rd October - Break up for Half Term

Monday 2nd November - Non-Pupil Day 

Tuesday 3rd November - Children back 

Monday 16th November - Anti-Bullying Week

Thursday 3rd December - Reports Out 

Thursday 10th December - Human Rights Day

Friday 18th December - Break up For Christmas 

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

 

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to call or email your teacher (Miss Clayton) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Foster).

 

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

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

 

Year 6 Return to School Letter - September 2020

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

AUTUMN TERM

 

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Spanish

 

In Spanish, we have been working on our conversational learning. Have a look at our videos - we tried hard to use correct pronunciation and exrpession when asking and answering questions. Muy bien Eagles y gracias Señorita Head por la fantastica leccion! 

 

 

 

Spanish - Wednesday 19th November

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Spanish

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Monday 9th November - PE

Keeping within our class bubbles, we continued our PE learning with Miss Clayton; we played an extremely competitive (and sweaty) game of dodgeball. It's safe to say our accuracy and strength have progressed a lot through our schooling as Miss Clayton spent most of the lesson trying her hardest avoiding foam bullets! What great fun had by all! 

PE - dodgeball

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Science

This half term, Year 6 will be learning about Animals including Humans - specifically 'The Heart and Health'. Today we focused on describing the functions of blood and concentrated on explaining how transportation of water and nutrients in the blood helps maintain our body's health. To investigate this, the children used gummy sweets and various liquids (water, salt water, cola and milk) to show how the process of Osmosis is necessary for water to pass through a membrane into our cells to give them energy. Watching the change in the size and consistency of the gummy sweet presented the process of Osmosis.

07.10.20 - Filming for CBBC.

Year 6 are lucky to be chosen to be part of CBBC's Andy and the Oddsocks music video for their new song for this year’s Anti Bullying Week. This year they have recorded a version of the ‘The Kids Are United’, a classic from years gone by and a true youth anthem with a rousing message of togetherness….we are really excited about it. It fits perfectly with this year’s Anti Bullying Week theme ‘United Against Bullying’.

 

In a true sign of unity they are going to ask a number of schools to take part, including White Rock! We filmed today around the school and can't wait to see Year 6 appearing in the final video. 

02.10.20 - Art - Jo Di Bona non-chronological report

Continuing with our Art journey, the children have written examples of information texts to explain Jo's progression to Pop-Graffiti. Eagles are now designing the backgrounds of their information texts using techniques (similar to those used by Di Bona himself) that they have been exploring first-hand. We will upload the finish products next week for you to admire our use of colour, collage and of course, our excellent handwriting! 

24.09.20 - Coasteering

Coasteering is an exhilarating, combined rock and water activity that Year 6 have loved! Catered to every individual level, this activity is suitable for those with no fear of heights or water as well as those who may not be quite so confident.  During their Coasteering trip, Eagles experienced rock climbing and scrambling techniques, as well as how to jump from heights into the sea safely. Wearing sturdy footwear, wet-suits, buoyancy aids and helmets, Eagles traveled along Fishcombe Cove section of coastline; sometimes swimming in the sea, sometimes scrambling on rocks and jumping from rocks into the sea. They all had a fantastic afternoon!

18.09.20 - Art: Jo Di Bona

In art this week, we continued our journey by looking at Parisian-born street artist, Jo Di Bona. He combines aspects of Pop-Art with graffiti. We took an example of his work and tried to replicate his style and techniques using collage, drawing and colouring. We were very impressed with the outcomes - take a look! 

09.09.20 - Our first Science lesson - the composition of blood

Today in our Science lesson, we began by learning the 4 main components of blood. Plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets play important roles within our bodies. We made a "blood smoothie" to show these components and blended it up to show how these tiny cells are invisible to the naked eye! Some of us were even brave enough to try some! If you would like to make a "blood smoothie" at home, you will need: 

 

  • White Marshmallows
  • Pineapple juice
  • White Hundreds and Thousands
  • Raspberries or strawberries

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