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Last week in Year 6 has been all about Arts week, jobs and leavers show practice.
During Arts week, we made a mod-roc moon and sun as part of a school wide project.
In Music we spent time creating space music with famous quotes from astronauts.
This week children have also enjoyed their first full week attending their in school jobs.
They have had the opportunity to apply for a variety of jobs and receive payment in the form of Halfway sterling.
These will be used later to enjoy rewards, just like in real life.
Our Leavers Show practice has begun in earnest and children are perfecting their acts and polishing up their singing.
We have two weeks until our children are away on secondary transition so these rehearsals are important.
We look forward to showing you in the final week of term.
This week we have finished our moderation writing and have begun to think about the Leavers Service.
We are keen to get the children involved in a variety of ways, sharing their memories of Halfway Houses.
The children have discussed some elements that they would like to be included and we have begun to learn some songs.
This term we will be completing job based activities giving the children a variety of jobs to apply for and having sessions where they can use their earnings to gain rewards.
This has been well received by the children.
Please do ask them about the jobs they are applying for.
A massive well done to all the children who have worked hard over the SATs period and writing moderation.
We appreciate all their hard work.
Most of Year 6 have had a tiring but fantastic week in Norfolk, and we are looking forward to hearing all about it.
Others had the chance to go bowling, go to the cinema and they did a bit of baking, so generally wound down after SAT's.
Last week we finished our practise SATs tests.
Children have worked incredibly hard to achieve the best scores possible.
Last week we finished this terms book and will be moving on to our Branding topic work in Literacy next week.
In Maths we have begun our work on Ratio and the children are now getting to grips with how we use this method.
The children have also begun work on our Branding topic, thinking about ways in which we could encourage a supermarket to become more Fairtrade.
Children have created banners, posters, adverts, shops and flyers which we will share along with our writing at open afternoon next week.
We hope to see you all there.
Over the past few weeks we have been finishing our work based upon ‘The Whale Rider’, and we have started to focus more on the rainforest.
The children are really enjoying learning about the impact of deforestation and the importance of the rainforest.
The drama workshop was great and enjoyed by all.
We have also completed another run through of assessments this week and the scores for this will be shared before half term so the children recognise how well they are doing.
In the past few weeks we have been working hard to pull together our Victorian Christmas performance.
The children have enjoyed singing a range of Christmas songs and have learnt their lines quickly.
At this point in the year, our Year 6 children were given their first attempt at practice papers in preparation for their tests in May.
Both classes worked really hard and we have shared their results with them.
The children have enjoyed learning about black history this term, writing presidential speeches and they have considered the roles of influential people in history, such as Ruby Bridges, Michael Johnson, Barak Obama and Mae Jemison.
Have a lovely Christmas break.
Over the last two weeks Year 6 have been researching a range of global topics linked to our book ‘The Viewer’.
These have included Nuclear Weapons, Global Warming, Famine, Overpopulation and Drought.
Children have particularly enjoyed using a range of sources to find key facts and create a detailed non-chronological report.
In Maths we have moved on to Fractions, children are now able to add, subtract, multiply and simplify fractions.
We have also looked at converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa.
As we are nearing the end of Term 1 we remind you of our open afternoon on Thursday.
Year 6 have had a positive start to the term writing setting descriptions, diary entries and persuasive arguments.
They are using descriptive vocabulary, modal verbs and have used the text ‘The Viewer’ to back up their arguments.
In Maths, we have focused on using formal column method for addition, subtraction and multiplication.
We will be moving on to fractions in the coming weeks.
Flamingos are enjoying making their Bluetown houses and Yellowhammer have created some interesting artwork, showing off their pencil skills.
We have had great success with AR this term, keep it up Year 6.