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Welcome to Miss Kelly's Year 6 Blog

A final note from Miss Kelly

 What a pleasure it has been to teach this class! As I said in the assembly, they have made such a positive impact on our school and I feel honoured to have taught them for three years. Looking at the children as I type, they have blossomed in to such amazing young people and I am so proud of each and every one of them. Thank you for all of your support over the years; we have all been on this journey together and it has definitely been a good one! Year 6 have achieved so much in their time here at Grange Valley. They are wonderful young role models with fantastic worth ethics and huge hearts. Never change Year 6! I'm sure we will be seeing you again one day, doing amazing things. 

Thank you so much for our cards, gifts and notes of appreciation! We were blown away by your generosity! Thank you very much. 

Miss Kelly and Miss Abbott  

Week Beginning 9.7.2018

The highlight of our week was definitely our production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Both performances were fantastic and the children were so proud of themselves! We had lots of comments complimenting our children on their acting, singing and dancing and also their dedication. As always, you were amazing!

Reminders

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am - parents and families welcome

Week Beginning 2.7.2018 

Year 6 had a very exciting couple of days at Haydock High school for their transition this week. The children got to find out their forms, their form tutors and take part in some lessons. They all came back thrilled with their first high school experiences!

On Thursday, we had a visitor in from Haydock Library to tell us all about this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Joanne told us that the theme this year is 'Mischief Makers' as it is the 80th birthday of the Beano Magazine this year! To complete the Summer Reading Challenge, you have to read at least 6 books from the library over 9 weeks. In early September, you will be awarded with a medal and a certificate! It is the last year that Year 6 can take part in the Reading Challenge as it is only open to primary school pupils. The children told me all about their reading challenge set by Haydock High School so this could be a good way to add to that challenge!

On Thursday after school, we had our Summer Fair. It was a huge success and we will update you with how much money the school made soon!

Tickets are selling for our production. Don't forget to order yours if you haven't already. Tickets are £2 which includes refreshments. There will be a raffle on the day.

Reminders

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance £2 a ticket

13.7.2018 - Summer Disco

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

Week Beginning 25.6.2018

It's been a very busy week in Year 6 this week!

We have started to create our set and props for the production - they are coming along brilliantly and it is sure to be a fantastic performance!

A big well done to our rounders team who played in the tournament at Ruskin this week. They played very well and showed fantastic sportsmanship! 

On Friday, we had a bouncy castle in school to raise money for school funds. This was great fun and we all enjoyed it despite the heat! Ice pops will be on sale in school for 20p next week. Again, this is to raise money for school funds. 

Reminders

3.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day 

4.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day 

5.7.2018 - Summer fair after school

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance

13.7.2018 - Summer Disco

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

Week Beginning 18.6.2018

Year 6 have had a great week this week! We are really enjoying our English unit based on the film 'Paperman.' It is super to see that our effort towards our work is still at an excellent standard after SATs! 

Our production is coming along nicely! The letter for tickets went out this week. It is £2 per ticket and the performances are on 11th July at 2pm and 6pm. Refreshments are provided. If you require any more tickets, let me or Miss Abbott know. 

Football fever has been at a peak this week! We are currently following Tom Palmer's World Cup live story called Defenders: Russia. Every night, Tom writes a chapter based on the events of the World Cup. We even voted for what we wanted to happen next! It is so great to see Year 6 desperate to hear the next chapter each morning! We also took part in some football workshops on Friday morning with Mr Ashton and Premier Sports. Mr Ashton said 'they are a dream!' so our behavior was certainly spectacular! Well done everyone! 

A big well done to our Y5/6 rugby team who competed at Wargrave Rugby Competition earlier this week. Sadly, they didn't place but tried their best and had fun! 

Reminders

27.6.2018 – Y6 Rounders Competition 1pm-3pm

28.6.2018 – Library Visit to learn more about refugees

3.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

4.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

5.7.2018 - Summer fair after school

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance

13.7.2018 - Summer Disco

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

Kingswood Residential 11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018

What a wonderful few days we had at Kingswood! The children were so well behaved, tried new challenges and had a fantastic time! All of the pictures are below for you to look through. I'm sure you can see what a brilliant time they had! 

Week Beginning 21.5.2018

Year 6 have had a very busy week! This week, we have celebrated traditional tales as a whole school. Each class were given a traditional tale to celebrate and base their work around. Year 6 were given Hansel and Gretel! We have written wonderful narratives, telling the story of Hansel and Gretel. We ensured that we used lots of personification, similes, metaphors and imagery to make our stories the best that they can be! We also created some story boxes designing our own gingerbread cottages and linking our Art/DT to our writing. We shared our stories and art work with Year 1 and they told us all about their learning this week too! It was lovely to see the children be such positive role models for the little ones.

Our dancers performed at the St Helens Dance Festival at the Theatre Royal. As always, they shone like superstars and danced their hearts out! Well done everyone!

We finished our week with a Year 6 party! We decided that after all our hard work last week, we deserved a bit of Friday fun! Thank you to parents for bringing food and treats!

Have a wonderful half term. I can't wait to see what next term will bring us... Kingswood residential... sporting competitions... production and lots more! 

Miss Kelly 

 

Reminders

4.6.2018 – Back to school

7.6.2018 – Y6 Cricket Competition 10am-3pm

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

14.6.2018 – Sports Day 1pm

20.6.2018 – Y5/6 Rugby Competition

21.6.2018 – Library Visit to learn more about refugees

26.6.2018 – Y5/6 Netball Competition 10-12pm

27.6.2018 – Y6 Rounders Competition 1pm-3pm

3.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

4.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

5.7.2018 - Summer fair after school

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance

13.7.2018 - Summer Disco

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

 

Week Beginning 14.5.2018

 Well, it's done! SATs week came and went in a flash! The children's behaviour was impeccable, they showed a wonderful attitude towards their work and they all tried their absolute best! We are all so proud of you, children! You were all simply amazing. 

We have lots of exciting things coming up after SATs. Work still continues so attendance is still as important as ever!

Below are some pictures of our post-SATs fun, including ice cream, royal celebrations and sports on the field!

Reminders

22.5.2018 - Dance Festival at the Theatre Royal

25.5.2018 – Class Photograph

25.5.2018 – Last day of half term

4.6.2018 – Back to school

7.6.2018 – Y6 Cricket Competition 10am-3pm

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

14.6.2018 – Sports Day 1pm

20.6.2018 – Y5/6 Rugby Competition

21.6.2018 – Library Visit to learn more about refugees

26.6.2018 – Y5/6 Netball Competition 10-12pm

27.6.2018 – Y6 Rounders Competition 1pm-3pm

3.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

4.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

5.7.2018 - Summer fair after school

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance

13.7.2018 - Summer Disco

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

 

Week Beginning 7.5.2018

We've had one last week filled with revision!

This week, we wrote some brilliant non-chronological reports and mythical creatures that we invented. I was so impressed with your fantastic writing skills and your high level vocabulary. 

As always, we have been working extremely hard to prepare for our upcoming SATs. The children have created revision posters, completed quizzes and really impressed me and Miss Abbott throughout the week. Another reminder about our 8am start Monday - Thursday next week. The children will have breakfast in a calm environment to prepare themselves fully for the upcoming tests. 

We are all so proud of your fantastic attitudes to learning and how brilliant you have been all year! I know that you will try your best next week and do yourselves proud! You all deserve the very best!

 

Reminders

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week (Breakfast for all at 8am Monday-Thursday)

18.5.2018 – Royal Wedding Celebration. Come to school in red, white and blue with £1 for one of the royal charities. £2.30 for a royal lunch in school

22.5.2018 - Dance Festival at the Theatre Royal

25.5.2018 – Class Photograph

25.5.2018 – Last day of half term

4.6.2018 – Back to school

7.6.2018 – Y6 Cricket Competition 10am-3pm

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

14.6.2018 – Sports Day 1pm

20.6.2018 – Y5/6 Rugby Competition

21.6.2018 – Library Visit to learn more about refugees

26.6.2018 – Y5/6 Netball Competition 10-12pm

27.6.2018 – Y6 Rounders Competition 1pm-3pm

3.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

4.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

5.7.2018 - Summer fair after school

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance

13.7.2018 - Summer Disco

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

Week Beginning 30.4.2018

It’s been another busy week in Year 6!

This week, we have had lots of fun whilst revising. We have taken part in a range of revision activities including grammar and arithmetic hunts outside, completing reasoning papers in teams to win prizes and of course, a couple of individual papers as well!

As well as lots of revision, we have been had some down time in our outdoor reading area. Grace and Olivia brought cakes that they had made for us to enjoy so we had a great time reading and completing small group tasks whilst enjoying a sweet treat! Same again next week, girls?

We have had some important workshops this week as well. Earlier in the week, we took part in a tobacco education workshop. Here, we learnt all about tobacco plants, the effect of tobacco on the body and where we can go for help if we have friends or family who are addicted to tobacco.

We also had a visit from the community police on Friday. They discussed staying safe online and ensuring that we are taking the correct measures to protect ourselves on the internet. 

SATs week is nearly upon us! The children are working so hard and are I am so confident in their abilities. During SATs week, Year 6 will be having a SATs breakfast starting at 8am. This enables the children to feel comfortable, ensure that they have a good breakfast to get their brains working and of course, makes sure that we are all ready to go for 9am!

As you can see below, there are lots of new dates for the diary. I will try my best to update you via dojo and the blog on any new dates as we reach a very busy time of year.

Reminders

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week (Breakfast for all at 8am Monday-Thursday)

18.5.2018 – Royal Wedding Celebration. Come to school in red, white and blue with £1 for one of the royal charities. £2.30 for a royal lunch in school

22.5.2018 - Dance Festival at the Theatre Royal

25.5.2018 – Class Photograph

25.5.2018 – Last day of half term

4.6.2018 – Back to school

7.6.2018 – Y6 Cricket Competition 10am-3pm

8.5.2018 – Library Visit commemorating 140 years since Wood Pit Disaster

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

14.6.2018 – Sports Day 1pm

20.6.2018 – Y5/6 Rugby Competition

21.6.2018 – Library Visit to learn more about refugees

26.6.2018 – Y5/6 Netball Competition 10-12pm

27.6.2018 – Y6 Rounders Competition 1pm-3pm

3.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

4.7.2018 – Haydock High School Induction Day – more details to follow

11.7.2019 – Year 6 Production PM Performance and night time performance

20.7.2018 – Leavers Assembly 9:30am 

Week Beginning 23.4.2018

It's been another busy week in Year 6 this week!

This week, we wrote an instructional piece all about how to make a five a day tasting menu. We are extremely familiar with our Y6 writing criteria now and are working so hard to make sure that every piece of writing is the best that it can be! I was berry impressed with some of our fruity puns! Well done Year 6. 

In Science, this week, we described how diet and exercise impacts on our bodies. We created some brilliant posters promoting healthy living and we made a pledge to try and treat our bodies better and live a healthy lifestyle!

To sit alongside our healthy living pledge, on Thursday, we enjoyed circuits with Miss Abbott! It was good to work up a sweat and get our hearts pumping!

In Maths and SPaG, we are continuing with our revision. We are showing great progress and every day, we feel more and more confident! Keep practising your Y6 spellings words and any spelling rules that may crop up on the spelling test! 

Reminders

Next week - Boosters back to normal days

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

22.5.2018 - Dance Festival at the Theatre Royal

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

Week Beginning 16.4.2018

Is it Friday already?! SATs preparation is well underway and we are so eager to do our best. 

We have taken on the role of teacher and have really enjoyed marking a mystery child's paper! We quickly realised that the child made some very silly mistakes and we had to make the corrections! We also completed some papers in teams. If we work in a team, we can check eachothers' answers and this proved to be successful! Our winning team achieved 69/70 on their SPaG paper! Well done to those children!

Today, we had Amnesty International in school to tell us all about refugees. We learnt what a refugee is and heard about Navid’s story. Navid is a young boy who had to seek refuge in the UK from Iran. We discussed how we would feel if we had to seek refuge in another country and discussed how we would treat refugees or newcomers in our school. We also learnt more about the Human Rights and equality.

We learnt so much and asked some brilliant, insightful questions. I was very proud of you, Year 6. 

Boosters are continuing and children are showing good progress and are still really enjoying them. As it was sunny on Thursday, we had a bit of downtime outside during our PE lesson! It was such a beautiful day!

 

Reminders

Next week - Boosters Monday, TUESDAY, Thursday due to staff training on Wednesday

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

Tuesday 22nd May - Dance Festival at the Theatre Royal

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

Week Beginning 26.3.2018

I can't believe that we are at the end of Spring term! It has flown by!

This week, we have written our own war poetry. The theme of our poems was letters written by soldiers. We worked hard to include metaphors, similes, pathetic fallacy and emotive language. They were beautiful! Well done Year 6!

We are chipping away at our Maths revision, learning and reinforcing more and more each week! I have told the children that if there is anything that they would like to revist, let me know. 

We are really enjoying Reading Plus! We are using it daily in school but it needs to be used at home in order to see a positive impact. Please encourage your child to go on this at home. 

Well done to our children who graduated at Children's University at Liverpool Hope on Monday! You were all so well behaved and made us all so proud! 

Have a lovely break over Easter! 

Reminders

16.4.2018 - Back to school - booster is back on this night

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

 

Week Beginning 19.3.2018

This week, in English, we have explored a video called 'Beyond The Lines.' It is set in WW2 and shows two little boys caught up in a battlefield. We have worked hard to use figurative language and show not tell techniques to create some descriptive writing around the video. On Thursday, we used our formal writing techniques to write a letter home in the role of a WW2 soldier. I was so thrilled with the childrens' writing! I can't wait to find out what happens next in the video next week!

On Thursday, a lady from Reading Plus came in to assess our reading levels. Reading Plus is an online reading programme which is proven to improve reading stamina, speed and comprehension skills. We each have a username and password for this and we are aiming to use it for half an hour every day. We can't wait to see our progress! Please support your child at home by encouraging them to use Reading Plus in their spare time. Just one comprehension a day can really help! Letters with logins were sent home on Thursday evening. 

We had a very important visit from the Community Police Officers on Friday. They talked to us all about the importance of staying safe, knife crime and anti-social behaviour. 

On Friday, Miss Kelly let us have a real treat! As we have been working so hard towards our SATs, we gave our brains a rest and let our bodies do the hard work! We used the apparatus in the hall! It was a great afternoon where we could use our teamwork and PE skills and have fun!

Reminders

26.3.2018 - Children's University PM

27.3.2018 - Easter Bingo 5.30pm

29.3.2018 - School closes for Easter

16.4.2018 - Back to school

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential 

Week Beginning 12.3.2018

We've had a brilliant week in Year 6!

The highlight of our week was definitely going to Christ Church for our Easter experience. It was brilliant to take some time out of our busy week to learn all about the Christian beliefs about Easter. We enjoyed an egg hunt, learnt all about the Crucifixion and completed some Easter crafts. 

It was lovely to see all of the parents at Parents Evening. I really enjoyed discussing your child's progress and I'm sure that you will agree, they are doing brilliantly! Well done to everyone!

Reminders

23.3.2018 - Health checks for Y6

26.3.2018 - Children's University PM

27.3.2018 - Easter Bingo 5.30pm

29.3.2018 - School closes for Easter

16.4.2018 - Back to school

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

11.6.2018 - 13.6.2018 - Kingswood Residential  

Week Beginning 5.3.2018

It's been a very busy week this week!

We have completed another mock SATs week this week. I'm pleased to say that everyone tried their best and is making wonderful progress! The children should be so proud of themselves!

We analysed the results of our Science experiment this week. We placed bread in different variables and left them for a week to see what would happen to them. We saw that some of our predictions were correct but some were very wrong! Next week, we will be writing our results up and analysing them thoroughly. 

Our writing has been wonderful this week! We have been learning how to use pathetic fallacy and other descriptive language features to make our writing really stand out! I have been so impressed with the childrens' use of thesauruses. They are always desperate to find a more powerful synonym for their chosen words! Well done Year 6!

 

Reminders

 

W/C Monday 12th March - Parents Evening

16.3.2018 - Easter visit to Christ Church

27.3.2018 - Easter Bingo 5.30pm

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

Week Beginning 26.2.2018

This week, we started our boosters after school. We have had perfect attendance and everyone has commented how much fun they are and how much they are learning! I am really impressed! Keep up the good work!

On Tuesday, a selection of Year 6 went to Haydock High School to compete in the Primary School Quiz. They showed wonderful sportsmanship and even though they didn't place, they still had a fantastic time! 

We also celebrated World Book Day this week. On Thursday, our parents came in to class to read with us. This was a lovely session and allowed us to take some time out of our busy timetable to enjoy a book. On Friday, we came to school in our pyjamas to celebrate Grange Valley's Books, Bears and Blankets day! Again, we enjoyed reading and celebrating our love of books but this time, we enjoyed a hot chocolate with marshmallows! Delicious!

A letter has been sent home tonight about Parents Evening. Please return this as soon as possible. 

Reminders

9.3.2018 - Kingswood Payment Due £50

W/C Monday 12th March - Parents Evening

16.3.2018 - Easter visit to Christ Church

27.3.2018 - Easter Bingo 5.30pm

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

Week Beginning 19.2.2018

It's been a very positive start to this half term!

In English, we have explored informal and formal registers. We created a checklist for informal writing and assessed writing, discussing how formal or informal it was. We then explored active and passive voices further. We learnt that active voices are used in more informal texts and passive voices are used in formal texts. We ended the week by writing our own blogs all about ourselves! We made sure that we included lots of informal language features such as contractions, abbreviations, colloquialism, active voice and slang. I really enjoyed reading them and got to find out some things about the class that I didn't already know! 

In Maths, we have explored position and movement. We have revised how to translate and reflect shapes along quadrants. We also revised co ordinates and drawing shapes on a grid. We also revised negative numbers. We need a little bit more practice with our shape knowledge and negative numbers so any work that you can do at home would be great! 

In Topic, we started our new unit on The Tudors and we learnt all about The Battle of Bosworth. We learnt how King Henry came in to the throne and plotted this on a comic strip. We are really looking forward to finding out more about The Tudors! 

A big thank you to those parents who attended the SATs meeting on Wednesday. It was lovely to see you all supporting your children. As you know, boosters will start next week for all children in Maths, Reading and SPaG. 

We had great fun at the Valentines Disco on Friday! Pictures are below!

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Kelly 

Reminders

1.3.2018 - World Book Day Celebrations - Parents are invited to Year 6 to read with their child.

2.3.2018 - World Book Day Celebrations - come to school in your pjs, with a bear and your favourite book. 

9.3.2018 - Kingswood Payment Due £50

W/C Monday 12th March - Parents Evening

16.3.2018 - Easter visit to Christ Church

27.3.2018 - Easter Bingo 5.30pm

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

Week Beginning 5.2.2018

 We've had a lovely week in Year 6!

In English, we have written a balanced argument. At the beginning of the week, we each chose our own subject that we wanted to debate about. Some of us wrote about whether school uniform should be banned, some of us asked whether classes should have a class pet and other debating whether residentials were beneficial to children! We researched our topic thoroughly and finished our week off with some super cohesive, formal writing! 

In Maths, we have been exploring the angles in quadrilaterals and triangles. We have found the missing value and explored problems in context. We have also learnt about the features of a circle, such as the diameter and radius!

In Topic, we created our own board game to summarise our learning about The Americas! This was a lovely afternoon which really showcased our new knowledge about the geographical side of the Americas! We even got to play each others' games at the end!

This week was Internet Safety Week. We explored the importance of staying safe online by discussing certain scenarios online and how we would respond to these scenarios. I was really impressed with how mature Year 6's responses were and they were super role models for the rest of the school.

Have a lovely half term, 

Miss Kelly and the Year 6 Team

 

Reminders

21.3.2018 - SATs/Booster Meeting in Y6 classroom for parents. 3:30pm. Please attend!

9.3.2018 - Kingswood Payment Due £50

W/C Monday 12th March - Parents Evening

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

Week Beginning 29.1.2018

It's been a very busy week in Year 6 this week!

Our mock SATs week was very successful! We completed past papers in line with the above timetable and I am so proud of your progress! We still have lots of work to do but we are learning how accuracy is key and our confidence is really building! Well done Year 6- keep up the hard work!

In Maths, we explored area and perimeter of compound shapes. This is quite an easy skill but we must take care to see what the questions asks us to do. Overall, we have made good progress. We are becoming increasingly confident with our arithmetic - keep practicing this at home!

In English, we completed a creative piece of writing all about the Avatrice, Jacqueline Auriol. In 1953, she was the daughter-in-law of the French president and was strapped into her jet plan and created history. We imagined ourselves to be in her shoes and created a diary entry all about her experiences, describing the events which allowed her to become the first European female to break the sound barrier.

In Science, we followed up our work from our home learning task! We had to record how many living things we saw through the week in a living things diary. Once we had collected our data, during the next lesson, we produced own bar graph and analysed the data.

Have a lovely weekend, 
Miss Kelly and the Year 6 Team

Reminders

9.2.2018 - Kingswood Payment Due £50

W/C Monday 12th March - Parents Evening

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

 

Week Beginning 22.1.2018

What a busy week we have had in Year 6! 

We have made masses of progress in Maths this week! At the beginning of the week, we didn't know what Miss Kelly meant when she said '3n + 1 = 10.. What is the answer?' However we quickly realised that n represented a number! We have been using number crunching machines to create algebraic expressions! After some deep thinking and hard work, we realised that it is simple like a missing number sentence but the missing number is replaced by a letter! We also replaced the numbers with pictures and realised that this is the same too! By the end of the week, we were so confident, we could create our own reasoning problems and then ask our partners to work out our algebraic expression!

In English, we wrote instructions on how to survive your first day at Hogwarts! Within our instructions, all children used the Year 6 writing checklist to ensure that they used a range of punctuation and a formal tone for our audience. It was really important to think about our tone and our purpose as it was a set of instructions! I was really proud of all of your writing! 

In Computing, we have been creating algorithms for scratch. This week, we learnt how to broadcast a message and also write algorithms to make different sprites appear at different times! 

It is assessment week next week. We will be completing a 'mock' SATs week and I can't wait to see what super progress you have made since our last one! Don't forget to keep learning your year 6 spellings!

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Kelly and the Year 6 Team

 

Reminders

9.2.2018 - Kingswood Payment Due £50

W/C Monday 12th March - Parents Evening

W/C Monday 14th May - SATs Week 

Week Beginning 8.1.2018

Welcome back everybody!

We have had a wonderful start to 2018. Everyone has worked so hard and had a fantastic attitude towards their learning! 

On Monday, we noticed a leftover gift from Christmas! We waited all day to see whether anyone would claim it, then decided that we would open it to see what was inside! It was a little Paddington Bear! As a school, we have been given Paddington to look after and take with us on our travels! Each week, someone, who has impressed Miss Kelly, will get to take Paddington home for the weekend. They must write about what they have been doing in the Paddington journal. We have produced some super Paddington writing this week so I can't wait to see what Paddington has been up to this weekend! 

In Maths, we have shown lots of progress already! At the beginning of the week, we didn't know how to find percentages of a number. Now, however, we can find percentages of a number, work out percentage decrease and percentage increase! Some of us are struggling to work out calculations involving money - please help your child at home by working out discounts etc with them!

In Topic, we learnt all about the countries of North and South America. Lots of us didn't know about the Americas so I was so pleased when we could locate various continents and countries on the map by the end of the lesson!

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Kelly and the Year 6 Team

 

 

Week Beginning 18.12.2017

What a fantastic end to our Autumn term!

This week has been filled with treats such as a cinema afternoon watching Paddington, our KS2 party and a class buffet! The children have worked so hard this term and have proven to be fantastic role models for our younger children, working hard and trying to be the best that they can be! 

Thank you very much to all who gave gifts to myself and Miss Abbott. You are all so kind! Thank you so much, parents, for your continued support, attending events and assemblies and encouraging your children to grow academically and personally. Have a wonderful Christmas break. See you in 2018!

 

Week Beginning 4.12.2017

It's been a very festive week at school! We have really enjoyed watching KS1 and Reception's nativities this week. We were really proud of them and it made us even more excited to perform our KS2 Production next week!

On Thursday evening, members of our class (from KS2 Pop Choir) joined other schools from St Helens at Parish Church Christmas Sing.  It was a fantatic opportunity for the choir to learn a body of work and then perform with other local schools. We were accompanied by a brass band and led by Dr Kerem Sleith. The children were a credit to our school and absolutely loved the performance! Our Key Stage 2 Dancers and Pop Choir also attended Christ Church for a service with their parents and families. They performed brilliantly and it was a lovely celebration! 

On Friday, we had our Christmas dinner at school! As always, this was a lovely way to celebrate the festive season with our friends. Pictures of what we were up to are below! 

We also joined Year 3 this week to teach them a little bit about how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden as part of our Around the World at Christmas Project. The children loved sharing their new knowledge of Christmas in Sweden and were such fantastic role models for the younger children in Key Stage 2. Hopefully, the children in Year 3 will be able to tell their friends a little bit about St Lucia Day!

It's a very busy week next week! Keep checking on the blog or dojo for updates!

Reminders

11.12.2017 - Year 6 trip to Christ Church Haydock 

13.12.2017 - KS2 Performance - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas AM and 6pm Performance

15.12.2017 - Christmas Jumper/Hat Day (bring in £1)

15.12.2017 - Puppet Show in School

18.12.2017 - KS2 Christmas Party

20.12.2017 - Break up for Christmas 

Week Beginning 27.11.2017

It feels a little more like Christmas has started this week! We really enjoyed selling our mugs and cakes to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. We are still counting up our money but we will let you know the total soon! Thank you for all of your cake donations. 

In Topic, we learnt about the Holocaust. We learnt all about the concentration camps and how Hitler treated others who were not 'pure German.' We learnt about a young girl, named Ann Frank, who hid from the Germans with her family! Unfortunately, she died, however her diary is now famous all over the world! Year 6 really enjoyed learning all about this and said it was their favourite history lesson so far!

On Thursday, we watched the pantomime Robin Hood. It was a great way to start our festive season and we had lots of fun!

Reminders

6.12.2017 - Christmas Bingo and Enterprise Sale 5-6pm

7.12.2017 - Pop Choir Christmas Sing at Parish Church (children to arrive at 5:30pm, The concert is 6.30pm – 7.45pm. Tickets can be ordered through school).

11.12.2017 - Christ Church Visit for Year 6

13.12.2017 - KS2 Performance - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas AM and 6pm Performance

15.12.2017 - Christmas Jumper/Hat Day (bring in £1)

15.12.2017 - Puppet Show in School

18.12.2017 - KS2 Christmas Party

20.12.2017 - Break up for Christmas 

 

Week Beginning 20.11.2017

 It's been a great week this week! 

We have planned our newspaper articles for our final piece of writing next week. We are basing our writing around the grandma gobbling Big Bad Wolf! The children are enjoying adding facts and statistics into their work as well as changing the tone of their articles through dialogue. 

In Maths, we have learnt how to multiply decimals. We are now moving on to dividing decimals. 

On Thursday, we completed our Christmas mugs that we are going to sell next week as part of our enterprise challenge for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. We are selling our mugs every night after school next week for £2.50. Year 5 and 6 are also holding a cake sale on the 30th November to raise money. 

We have started our Christmas Production 'The Grinch.' So far, it is looking fantastic! 

We enjoyed a rugby lesson on Wednesday. Our team work was superb and our skills are improving!

Reminders

30.11.2017 - Robin Hood Pantomime in school

6.12.2017 - Christmas Bingo and Enterprise Sale 5-6pm

7.12.2017 - Pop Choir Christmas Sing at Parish Church (children to arrive at 5:30pm, The concert is 6.30pm – 7.45pm. Tickets can be ordered through school).

11.12.2017 - Christ Church Visit for Year 6

13.12.2017 - KS2 Performance - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas AM and 6pm Performance

15.12.2017 - Christmas Jumper/Hat Day (bring in £1)

15.12.2017 - Puppet Show in School

18.12.2017 - KS2 Christmas Party

20.12.2017 - Break up for Christmas 

 

Week Beginning 13.11.2017

We have had a fantastic week in Year 6! In Maths, we have learnt how to divide whole numbers by bigger numbers to give us decimal numbers. We also revisited how to express fractions and decimals and vice versa. The children's knowledge is increasing in fluency and I have been really proud of their efforts this week!

In English, we have begun our new unit on newspaper articles, in particular the story of the porridge thief Goldilocks. We have explored using puns in our work, hyperbole and answering W questions for the article. I can't wait to read your finished articles!

We created our first model for our Anderson shelters this week. Next week, we will be designing an even bigger one for our final design. 

It was lovely to see everyone's parents at Parents Evening this week and it was great to celebrate your children's progress and successes. I'm sure you will agree that they are all working so hard! Thank you to everyone for your support. 

Reminders

20.11.2017 - Road Safety Week 

30.11.2017 - Robin Hood Pantomime in school

6.12.2017 - Christmas Bingo and Enterprise Sale 5-6pm

7.12.2017 - Pop Choir Christmas Sing at Parish Church (children to arrive at 5:30pm, The concert is 6.30pm – 7.45pm. Tickets can be ordered through school).

11.12.2017 - Christ Church Visit for Year 6

13.12.2017 - KS2 Performance - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas AM and 6pm Performance

15.12.2017 - Christmas Jumper/Hat Day (bring in £1)

15.12.2017 - Puppet Show in School

18.12.2017 - KS2 Christmas Party

20.12.2017 - Break up for Christmas 

Week Beginning 6.11.2017

The highlight of our week was definitely our Remembrance Assembly on Friday. Parents and families joined us for a special service that we had been working hard to prepare for. The children sung beautifully, read clearly and loudly and reinforced the important message of peace to everyone in school. I am very proud of you children! Well done!

I am looking forward to seeing you all next week at Parents Evening. Appointment times are being given out tonight. 

Reminders

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

20.11.2017 - Road Safety Week 

30.11.2017 - Robin Hood Pantomime in school

6.12.2017 - Christmas Bingo and Enterprise Sale 5-6pm

7.12.2017 - Pop Choir Christmas Sing at Parish Church (children to arrive at 5:30pm, The concert is 6.30pm – 7.45pm. We will let you know when tickets can be purchased).

11.12.2017 - Christ Church Visit for Year 6

13.12.2017 - KS2 Performance - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas AM and 6pm Performance

15.12.2017 - Christmas Jumper/Hat Day (bring in £1)

15.12.2017 - Puppet Show in School

18.12.2017 - KS2 Christmas Party

20.12.2017 - Break up for Christmas 

Week Beginning 16.10.2017

What a great start to this half term we've had! 

In English, we have started our new unit 'A Monster Calls.' This week, we have been writing effective onomatopoeia, using repetition for effect and giving time clues to our reader. Everyone has made a super effort with their writing this week! Well done Year 6!

In Maths, we have explored multiplying and dividing fractions. All children are confident with this but some of us need to remember to check whether we can simplify our answers! Keep up the good work!

We are currently practising our Remembrance Assembly and the children are really proud of it! It would be lovely to see parents/family members at our assembly next Friday.

We had a fantastic PE lesson on Wednesday using the apparatus! Lots of children showed great confidence and pushed themselves to achieve! Photos are below. 

 

Reminders

 

10.11.2017 - Remembrance Assembly 9:15am. Parents are welcome to join us.

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

20.11.2017 - Road Safety Week 

30.11.2017 - Robin Hood Pantomime in school

6.12.2017 - Christmas Bingo and Enterprise Sale 5-6pm

7.12.2017 - Pop Choir Christmas Sing at Parish Church (children to arrive at 5:30pm, The concert is 6.30pm – 7.45pm. We will let you know when tickets can be purchased).

11.12.2017 - Christ Church Visit for Year 6

13.12.2017 - KS2 Performance - The Grinch Who Stole Christmas AM and 6pm Performance

15.12.2017 - Christmas Jumper/Hat Day (bring in £1)

15.12.2017 - Puppet Show in School

18.12.2017 - KS2 Christmas Party

20.12.2017 - Break up for Christmas 

Week Beginning 16.10.2017

It's been a great end to a great half term!

Year 6 have really enjoyed their poetry unit this week! We learnt all about the features of poetry, recognised the subjective form and then even wrote and performed our poems to the class! We added actions, varied tempo and pace and ensured that we spoke loudly and clearly to make the performance interesting for our audience. 

In Maths, we have revised how to add fractions with different denominators and we have learnt how to add mixed numbers too. Some of us still need a little more help with this but they have promised me that they will practise hard over the half term!

In Topic, we made a start on our Remembrance Assembly, which is next half term. The children thought of their own ideas and were very mature in their responses. I was very proud of them. 

A big well done to everyone who brought their homework in on time, every week this half term! 24/31 children! Let's try to make it more next half term!

 

Reminders

30.10.2017 - Back to school

3.11.2017 - Athletics Competition for team members

3.11.2017 - Ugly Bug Disco during school day - £2 per child for disco ticket, refreshments including hotdogs, sweets and drinks will be on sale at the disco.

10.11.2017 - Remembrance Assembly 9:15am. Parents are welcome to join us.

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

 

Week Beginning 9.10.2017

We have had another busy week in Year 6 this week! 

In Maths, we have focused on multiples, factors and prime and composite numbers. All children can now find multiples, factors and can confidently explain the difference between prime and composite numbers! We have increased our confidence when describing the properties of a number too! Well done Year 6!

In English, we have completed our unit on WW2 non-chronological report. I was absolutely blown away by the children's new knowledge of WW2 and the way that they included many Year 6 expected elements in their writing! We redrafting using our 'Write Stuff' redrafting model and it really helped the children think about the content of their writing and how many silly errors can be easily rectified! 

Well done to Jennifer and Grace who represented our school at the Art and Culture Debate at the Town Hall on Tuesday. They debated with other children from St Helens around issues in our area such as dance and drama. They then presented their findings a large group. Well done girls- you made us proud!

Reminders

18.10.2017 - Main pool swimming group must bring shorts and t shirt for personal survival. 

20.10.2017 - Half Term

30.10.2017 - Back to school

3.11.2017 - Athletics Competition for team members

3.11.2017 - Ugly Bug Disco during school day - £2 per child for disco ticket, refreshments including hotdogs, sweets and drinks will be on sale at the disco.

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

Week Beginning 2.10.2017

This week, the highlight of our week was definitely our 'No Pen Day Wednesday!' The day was created to encourage children put down their pens and pick up their language by spending one day focusing on learning through speaking and listening. First, our day started with swimming. The children were fantastic as usual! The children in the main pool completed their first survival skills session wearing their clothes in the pool. Then, we held a debate. We debated whether WWII was a positive or a negative thing. The children debated brilliantly, remembered all of the debating rules from Year 5 and gave some thoughtful, mature responses. In the afternoon, we created musical compositions using percussion instruments. Our compositions were based on certain emotions: fear, happiness, sadness, anger and worry. The children worked well collaboratively and created some wonderful pieces of music! Finally, we enjoyed a 'mindful' art session. We used our fingers to create repeating patterns and encouraged ourselves to be present in the moment. It was a wonderful day and all of the children really enjoyed themselves! 

Reminders

11.10.2017 - Main pool swimming group must bring shorts and t shirt for personal survival. 

3.11.2017 - Athletics Competition for team members

3.11.2017 - Ugly Bug Disco during school day - £2 per child for disco ticket, refreshments including hotdogs,sweets and drinks will be on sale at the disco.

13.11.2017 - Parents Evening Week

Week Beginning 25.9.2017

This week, as part of our History topic, we attended a WW2 Evacuee library session. We got to look inside a real evacuee suitcase, create our own name tags and write a letter home to our parents. We were also introduced to the text 'Goodnight Mr Tom' which gave us an insight into how an evacuee would feel. Lots of the children wanted to go back to the library to loan the book! This session complemented our English work, where we are reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carrol. Next week, we are writing non-fiction texts about WW2 and evacuation.  

A big well done to the football team who came 4th in the tournament this week. They won all of their matches and drew one! Fantastic boys!

As always, attendance and behaviour has been fantastic this week! 100% attendance. 

Reminders

4.10.2017 - Main pool swimming group must bring shorts and t shirt for personal survival.