Year 6 Blog

Welcome to the Year 6 blog

Here you will find out all about life in our busy year group. It is a vital year for our children and we hope this site will provide you with updates of all the exciting things that are going on in school. Please check back often to find out what the children have been doing.

 

 

Phew! What a busy summer term it’s been!

Where do we start?

 

Joseph

The children have been working and rehearsing nonstop in preparation for our ‘amazing’ production of Joseph which hopefully, you all had the pleasure of watching. One thing the Year 6 team could see was the confidence, dedication and enthusiam the children showed throughout every performance. There were tear of joy and happiness (not just the children but staff too!) and we are all extremely proud of them and hope they remember where their West End career started!

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Kensuke’s Kingdom and Japan

Year 6 have been reading the award winning novel Kensuke’s Kingdom by Micheal Morpurgo which has inspired us to research about Japan and Japanese culture. As a result of this, we have produced some stunning Japanese artwork and written our very own messages in a bottle just like Michael. We spent lots of time improving our sketching and painting techniques to replicate the famous painting ‘The Wave’ by Hokusai.

 

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Northumberland School Games

 

We were lucky enough to qualify for the school games by winning two previous netball tournaments. This was a very special event where the best schools and local celebrities, including Olympians, shared a day of sporting events and celebrations.

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Important dates for your diary

The children are rising to the challenge in the last few weeks before their assessments and we know how hard they are working. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and remind you of a few events taking place in the next few weeks.

Next Wednesday 29th March at 5pm – 6pm we are holding a SATS information evening in school. We would really like to see as many of you there as possible in order to explain the SATs process and share with you the types of assessments your children will undertake at the start of May. We are also very aware of the stress and pressure that some children and parents are feeling as the tests approach. We hope the meeting will be a chance for you to see exactly what is expected and the measures we are putting in place to reduce anxiety for the children and ensure they can perform at their very best.

We would also like to invite parents and carers into school on Friday 31st March at 2:30pm to share the children’s homework projects on the theme of animals. This was extremely successful last term and we are really looking forward to seeing you all there and sharing some fantastic learning that has been taking place at home.

Once again, we would like to say thank you. We hope that together we can help navigate the children through the challenges that SATs present and provide them with the best chance of achieving what they deserve.

Year 6 this week



Post Mock SATs Week

We were extremely impressed by the attitude of all pupils last week during Mock SATs. By now, all pupils should have been given their results for the reading, SPaG and maths tests; we have been able to discuss these results with pupils and set future targets. This week we have focused on looking through the papers with pupils and using them as a teaching point to cover any misconceptions and techniques they could use in the real SATs tests (week beginning 8th May 2017). In the final lead up to the real tests, we will be looking at some examples of test papers to ensure that all pupils are fully prepared.


 

Booster Classes

We have sent letters out for the final round of after school booster classes this week – if you have received one please sign this and return it to school by Monday 13th March 2017 as the boosters will begin on Tuesday 14th March. In addition to after school booster classes, there are a number of reading, SPaG and maths boosters happening throughout the school day.


 

A Balanced Curriculum

Although we are ensuring all pupils are prepared for their SATs and things may seem quite intense in school – we continue to ensure they receive a balanced curriculum and have fun at this time. Here are some photographs from our hockey lessons this week.


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A very successful week in Year 6!

On Thursday our Year 6 girls netball team won the entire competition at Blyth Sports Centre. They won every single game and will be representing our county at the Northumberland School Games in June later this year.

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In addition to this, 53 of the pupils in year 6 have had their writing chosen to be published into a book. This was a competition we entered in October and the pupils designed their own crazy creature and wrote a mini saga about their creature. If your child has received a letter, please return the publishing permission form to school no later than Thursday 16th February so that we can send them all together in the post and ensure the work is published.

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Fitness Circuits!

In PE this half term, we have been completing a variety of fitness circuits to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage the children to think about how their bodies work. This has linked really well with our afternoon topic as we have been learning about the human body, including: the functions of the organs, the aspects of blood and the circulatory system.

We have some photographs of the pupils during the activities, taking their pulse rates and during the cool down activities. Some of the photographs are blurred but this demonstrates how hard and fast they were all working.

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