Class 6 Blog

Class 6 Blog

  • 03
    Feb

    Time Travel - Year 6 Become Time Lords

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    This week, we will be travelling back in time to the late 15th/early 16th century. We will be studying the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, learning about his works in both Science and Art . On Friday in assembly we will be sharing what we have discovered with the whole school. We will travel back to the present day in time for the weekend.
  • 03
    Feb

    Renaissance Maths

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    We will be exploring Leonardo Da Vinci's theories about the measurements of humans. Can these 500 year old concepts be proven as correct by our young Year 6 philosophers? We will keep you posted!
  • 03
    Feb

    Guided Reading Text

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    This week our Guided Reading Text is: World of Warriors - A New Hero by Curtis Jobling. I hope the taster extract we will be reading, will inspire some of Year 6 to want to read on. The synopsis below gives an outline of the text: "Trick is an ordinary kid, who lives with his dad and likes comics and Parkour (free-running) a lot, school less so. Dodging bullies he takes refuge in the British Museum among the exhibits for a new Warriors of the World display and that’s when things go very strange. The pendant left to him by his mother, who was a soldier, seems to react with one of the exhibits and, knocked unconscious by the bully, Trick wakes up in a different, and dangerous world. There he joins a band of warrior heroes to fight the terrifying Skull Army. Based on the hugely popular World of Warriors strategy game this offers non-stop action and adventure and the legions of World of Warriors fans will enjoy every battle."
  • 03
    Feb

    The Windrush Generation

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    To fit in with our writing genre of biographies, we have been reading the memoirs of Floella Benjamin. Floella considers herself to be part of the 'Windrush Generation'. She describes in detail the racism and ignorance she faced when she immigrated to England from the West Indies. We have read several chapters of this book in Guided Reading sessions; I hope it has given the children an insight into the experiences of many during their immigration in the 1950s. I have several copies of this book, if any families wish to read the rest of Floella's memoirs.
  • 03
    Feb

    Safer Internet Day

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    The whole school will be recognising Safer Internet Day on Tuesday. Year 6 will be sharing their thoughts on what permission and consent mean. We will be recapping on personal safety and what to do if we are unsure/ worried by something we have experienced online.
  • 01
    Feb

    Rugby Six Nations Fantasy League

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Mr Chaffey and Mr Hart are entering a friendly fantasy rugby league for the duration of the six nations which starts tonight. If any parents/carers are into rugby and would like to participate then please do so. It would be a good way to get children interested in rugby if they are not already. Also it will provide a little bit of fun around school especially when England beat Wales over half term! To join in you simply need to go to fantasyrugby.espn.co.uk Pick a team and then click on leagues and join a league Enter the pin for our league which is 1355202-124314 You need to be entered before kick off this evening otherwise you will miss out on all points from this weekend. Make sure you check the squads each week either on the bbc sport website or the six nations app. Good luck and I hope you enjoy! #WearTheRose
  • 25
    Jan

    Is any type of love eternal?

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    In RE today, we were considering if any love lasts forever. This question provoked some thoughtful discussion. We watched a clip of a Christian wedding and thought why rings were exchanged. I was impressed with the level of deep thinking today. Excellent arguments Year 6.
  • 25
    Jan

    Homework Update

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    I will now be sending home paper copies of homework. This should be an easier and smoother system. Homework will be set every Monday and the children have a week to complete tasks. Please contact me if you have any questions. Many thanks, Mrs. Vizard.
  • 25
    Jan

    What are you Reading?

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    I am encouraging the children to widen their selection of books for indvidual reading. Please support your child in making good choices; it would be brilliant if you could persuade them out of their comfort zone. The children should be reading: realistic fiction, biographies, autobiographies, poetry, mystery fiction, fantasy fiction, historical fiction, science fiction and a variety of informational texts. I have quite an extensive library of books in the classroom and the Reading Bus is fully stocked (the children can borrow books to bring home whenever they wish). We have a class challenge to see who can read all the different genres before the end of the year!
  • 20
    Jan

    Spellings

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    Every week your child should select up to ten words from their own writing in class to practise at home. These are words that they have misspelt in class. They should record these words onto their spelling grid. In addition to this, they should also decide on other words from the statutory word lists. The children can practise up to 21 words a week. Please help your child decide how many words to practise at home. There will be a weekly session in school, when the children can also practise their spelling list. The children are not tested on their words, but there will be opportunities for them to test each other, during SPAG sessions. All resources can be accessed via the class page. Many thanks.