Non-negotiables These are charts that the children use in class so they are clear on what they need to achieve by the end of Year 6.
Spelling list These are the spellings we need to be able to spell within our writing by the end of Year 6.
Curriculum newsletters and topic maps
Autumn 2 2017/2018 Evolution and Inheritance
National Young Mathematician’s Awards
On Wednesday 8th November, four children from year six took part in the NYMA (National Young Mathematician’s Awards). It is the only team maths competition for primary schools in the UK. The competition, now in its eighth year, is run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and is designed to inspire and challenge talented mathematicians from across the UK.
We were very proud of our team this year, who worked brilliantly on the challenge set. They worked particularly well on team work, (scoring full marks) supporting each other’s ideas and investigating together. Unfortunately however, the competition was high and we sadly did not make it to the second round. It is a great achievement and our team should be proud of their achievements.On Wednesday 8th November, four children from year six took part in the NYMA (National Young Mathematician’s Awards). It is the only team maths competition for primary schools in the UK. The competition, now in its eighth year, is run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and is designed to inspire and challenge talented mathematicians from across the UK.
We were very proud of our team this year, who worked brilliantly on the challenge set. They worked particularly well on team work, (scoring full marks) supporting each other’s ideas and investigating together. Unfortunately however, the competition was high and we sadly did not make it to the second round. It is a great achievement and our team should be proud of their achievements.
What an egg-straordinary week!
This week has been eggcellent! We have continued studying Jurassic Park alongside looking at the evolution of man and completing a skull study and making comparisons across skulls from millions of years ago!
In English, we spent the first half of the week (we’ve been busy doing fractions in maths too!) designing and creating our book corners.
On Thursday, we were interrupted by Mrs Wright, who had made an unusual discovery whilst on her health and safety walk around school. Rushing outside, we found a large pink, with black dots, egg nested into the school long jump sand pit. After a conversation with the Animal Trust, the egg was placed in water and we are awaiting further instruction. We have been busy informing Frimley of the find by writing our own newspaper reports! We are hoping the egg is harmless and we don’t come back to a T-Rex in the year 6 unit!
Autumn 1 2017/2018 Shakespeare
Newspaper articles, bikeability, dance and long division.
This week, a lot of us have been busy with bikeability. In the classroom we have also been creative writing our own newspaper articles; as reporters, we have analysed witness statements from people around the island when the Tempest struck and constructed our own reports to inform Italy about the catastrophic events. We presented our reports using a green screen where we shared our reports in the format of a newspaper reporter.
In PE, we have also been preparing for our fantastic finish, each class has developed a dance to portray the Tempest. Some classes working as a class to show the storm and others interpreting the music in groups.
Maths has been challenging this week as we put our timetables to the test to do long division. After learning the method, we ran round to practice our method in competition with each other (active maths).
Active Maths, play scripts and PE
This week in year 6 we got active in our Friday Maths lesson, practising our addition, subtraction and multiplication. We worked in small teams, having to run between questions cards and use formal written methods to find the answers. We had a lot of fun, and got to practise our maths!
We have also been working hard in our other lessons, looking at play scripts and planning newspaper articles, based on our text The Tempest, in English.
In addition, we practised our balance in PE, building on our social skills through teamwork and effective communication, and have perfected our technique for the River Crossing game.
Maths, The Tempest and Science
What a busy week we have had! This week we have been working really hard in our English lessons, learning about varied sentence structures (ask me to tell you what a complex sentence is!) and adding lots of depth and detail to our character descriptions.
In Maths we have continued to work on our knowledge of number – we have looked at place value; rounding to any given number with acquired accuracy and negative numbers, adding and subtracting them to crack a secret code!
We have continued to develop our understanding of how we see by carrying out experiments in Science to observe how light is refracted.
We have linked our Topic sessions to our English topic, by using different materials to create an eye-catching book cover for The Tempest, based on blurbs and what we have read so far.
Maths and The Tempest
Our second week back has been non-stop! We have been busy getting to grips with number, place value and rounding in maths and in English, we have delved into our new text, The Tempest. Our creativity has been explored this week, thinking about the stormy setting of the Tempest and up-levelling vocabulary to describe the Island and stormy surroundings. We used this inspiration to design and make our own Tempest settings for our book corners.
First week back in Year 6
We have had an exciting start back in Year 6 and got straight back to work, investigating patterns in maths and writing recounts in English. The maths investigations have challenged us to work more systematically, and think of lots of different approaches. In English, it has been really interesting learning about what everyone has been up to over the holidays and recounting our favourite moments! We have also been able to remind ourselves about using the non-negotiables. We have been getting to know our new teachers and are looking forward to the year ahead!