Class 6 Blog

Class 6 Blog

  • 06
    Jul

    Literacy - Free write

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In year six, I like to give the children the opportunity to have what we call a free write. This means they can let their writing style and individuality spill out into a story. Sometimes they are given small success criteria to include like using DADWAVERS but generally they can just do what they enjoy and write. They were given four pictures from Pobble 365 and told they need to write a fictional story. They were asked to do some form of planning considering characters, setting and plot before they started writing. It was completely left up to them how they did this though. Lauren went through great lengths to ensure she had a clear plan for her writing. She included descriptions using her senses for the setting, a story map?mountain with a clear outline of the plot and ending and a list of writing techniques that she intends to use. This preparation always help Lauren to have a clear writing outcome for her readers when she has finished. She also likes to take her time and takes great pride in her work.
  • 06
    Jul

    PE

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Thomas wasted no time today in getting the home rounders challenge completed. He finished all the activities with some very impressive scores! Tom has been completing pretty much every activity that is set at home keeping him active and picking up new skills along the way. We are still waiting for scores from the rest of the family though...
  • 03
    Jul

    It's ketchup!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Year six spent the week being movie script writers, directors and producers in some format this week in Literacy. The final task was to create some movie cover artwork that you would typically see in cinemas or on DVD covers possibly. Henry has produced this brilliant edited photo for his movie/ documentary "The Unknown Truth". I think Dad took great satisfaction in joining in to create this art work!
  • 30
    Jun

    Geography

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Geography for this week has seen year six looking at America. They have had to carry out their own research into certain things from land use, climate and wildlife. Emily has done some great research into the snapping turtles that are native to North America and produced a great sketch. She has used the internet well to research all the important details about these animals.
  • 30
    Jun

    Literacy

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In Literacy this week, the class have taken on the role of being directors and producers of their own movies. First of all they had to create a script for their film. We had some great ideas such as a Wimbledon match, The Hidden Truth (about a crime involving Piers Morgan), a documentary about the life of children in lockdown and many more. Once they had their script, they needed to find some A list actors to play the main role. First, they researched actors that would suit the role and considered why before writing them a letter inviting them to auditions. Filming will begin soon on these exciting movies!
  • 29
    Jun

    PE

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    A special PE lesson this week led by a celebrity supply teacher: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United and England striker). Fin was up early and ready for action this morning! Rumour has it that he only did it because Rashford is his favourite player in the world...
  • 29
    Jun

    Maths

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In maths this week, Year 6 are looking at properties of shapes and angles. They are pretty confident with this now as we have looked at it several times over the last two years. The biggest challenge might be finding the right equipment for some of the questions at home!
  • 26
    Jun

    Drama

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In Literacy this week, the class have been trying to convince people to have a ride on their new roller coaster. They also had to perform some drama as if they were actually on the roller coaster. Tom did this from the comfort of his own home although his face while on the roller coaster might suggest it wasn't so comfortable! It looks like a great ride though! Great performance Tom, well done!
  • 26
    Jun

    Art

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    A brave activity this week was to carry out a spider Safari in back gardens. The children had to look for different spiders, draw them, add details and try and name them. They could also have a look for them online to find their scientific name. Annabel produced some wonderful sketches of spiders with sizes and names.
  • 23
    Jun

    National School Sport Week

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    The inter class competition has begun and scores have been coming in to teachers. Henry and Rosalie even created some of their own ball games to take the competition further!