Year 6 News

Reading Plus Update

We are in a our final week before half term. So far we have read 726819 words and have a target of 1000000 before half term. Can we do it? We have already exceeded our combo target of 250 as we are currently on 270 combos. Check our last week’s Reading Plus leaderboard:

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Food Bank Donations – Article 27

October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, so right now is a great time to explore Article 27. During the pandemic child poverty has increased by 15% globally, with almost 1.2 million children worldwide living below the poverty line – 4 million of these children live in the UK. Leading up to this important day in …

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Author of the Week – Jeanne Willis

We have been so lucky to receive a signed copy of Jeanne Willis’ story, Mayfly day. Although this book is aimed at a younger audience, we have been captivated by the life the Mayfly and how Jeanne uses such rich language and imagery to take us on a journey of life of that little Mayfly. To find out more about …

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#WeAreWonderful

We have really enjoyed celebrating our successes in year 6. It is nice to see what each child is proud of. They choose their own work to go onto the wall. This week we have had a few new entries to our #WeAreWonderful wall. First we had Reece who was really proud of his non-chronological report about Mayflies. Then we …

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Multiplication fun!

Year 6 have enjoyed a morning revising their short multiplication method by using a dice to roll their own calculations. They found this was a good way of finding out which multiplication facts they are confident with and which ones they need to keep practising.  

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Frida Kahlo

Year 6 are enjoying learning about Frida Kahlo and have worked well using different mediums to recreate some of her famous self portraits. We will soon be moving onto exploring portraits in more detail and eventually  we should be able to recreate a full portrait of Frida as well as ourselves once we have practised working on our proportions. We …

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Reading Plus

Year 6 have been working really hard to make progress on reading plus, reading carefully, using the re-read button to check their answers when carrying out comprehensions, learning new vocabulary in the vocabulary section and have recently started producing short pieces of writing linked to texts they have read. Our word count is unstoppable and the combos keep rising. Well …

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Sponsored Run

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Reading Plus Update

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Outdoor English

Year 6 had great fun this week learning about prepositions outdoors. Can you guess the preposition they were using based on where their objects have been placed?  

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Homelessness explored

Last week our theme for our weekly “what’s in the news?” was homelessness. Year 6, led by our Rights Respecting Ambassadors saw this as an important theme as it links to article 27 – “every child has the right to a standard of living that meets their physical, social and mental needs. The Government must support families who struggle to …

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Number of the week

This week our number is 10. We chose this number because most of the children in year 6 are 10 years old. Take a look at what we have recognised about the number 6 so far this week. We will continue to add to it.

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Word of the Week

Our Word Of the Week is “portmanteau.” It was chosen by Florence from a book she was reading – Alice through the looking glass. We have found findings synonyms and antonyms for this word tricky however we did learn that Lewis Carroll enjoyed using portmanteaus in his writing. Portmanteau are formed by blending the sounds of words and combining the …

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COVID HOME LEARNING CONTINGENCY PLAN

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Number of the Week

As we are starting our new school year in year 6, what better number to choose than 6. We were all surprised how a simple number could have so much about it. Take a look at what we have recognised about the number 6 so far this week. We will continue to add to it.

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Word of the Week

Our Word Of the Week is “preposterous.” It was chosen by Freyja from a book she was reading. Since we have selected this word we have already had an array of synonyms and antonyms as well as two sentences from Florence and Emily. We will continue to refer to this word throughout the week.  

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Positive images

Year 6 have began their new year developing a good mindset, positive attitudes and are exploring ways to avoid negative feelings which may occur as the result of social media. They recognised that sometimes seeing everyone around them doing amazing things could make them feel like they aren’t as happy or that they are not doing as much. Trying to …

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Picture News

Today we talked about diversity in toys in our news assembly. #ToyLikeMe was established in April 2015 after writer and journalist Rebecca Atkinson noticed the lack of positive disability representation in toys. Rebecca worked in children’s television and had always been interested in the way these industries represent disability and difference. She called on some fellow parents, including play consultant, …

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PE days this half term

We have finalised our timetables today. Please remember to send your child in PE kit on their PE days. This will begin from Monday 7th September. PE days for this half term are: Year 1: Monday & Tuesday Year 2: Monday & Friday Year 3: Wednesday & Thursday Year 4: Tuesday & Friday Year 5: Wednesday & Thursday Year 6: …

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