Welcome to class 6R!
Welcome to our class page where you will be kept up-to-date with events in school and in particular, our class.
LET’S GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO OUR FAVOURITE SEASON…
Well done everyone – you have worked incredibly hard this year and should be extremely proud of your achievements!
Here’s to a wonderful finale to Year Six!
…this coincides with our end of year performance….
‘The Jungle Book’
I’m looking forward to seeing more of your fab creative homework.
Remember: MAXIMUM EFFORT earns MAXIMUM POINTS!
Creative Homework Check 3
The following websites might prove useful this term so please take a look. They may support science or elements of maths and English:
Please remember your PE kit as well as warm and practical clothing for our Forest School.
As our swimming lessons ceased at February half-term I would like to add…
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone in our class, who can now all swim a minimum of 25 metres!!!!!!
Dates for the diary:
Wednesday, 17th May: Puberty Talk with school nurse
Friday, 19th May: VE-Day celebrations
Monday, 22nd May: Creative Homework Check 2
Wk beginning Monday, 29th May: Half Term holiday
Monday, 12th June: Creative Homework Check 1
Friday, 16th June: French Day
Tuesday, 20th June: Y5/6 Sports Day
Monday, 26th June: Creative Homework Check 2
Thursday, 6th July: Y5/6 Production
Friday, 7th July: Summer Fayre
Wk beginning Monday, 10th July: Kingsmeadow and Emmanuel Transition days
Wednesday, 19th July: Y6 Leavers’ Assembly
Thursday, 20th July: Break up for Summer!
To conclude our work with time, which has included: interpreting timetables; calculating time intervals and using a number line to help with jottings, we worked with our partner to investigate and solve some problems. These problems included: identifying the missing hands on the clock; working out how many times the number 5 appears on a 12-hour and 24-hour clock; how many times in 24 hours the time appears with consecutive numbers e.g. 1:23, 2:34, 4:56 etc and calculating the time for various car journeys.
HOW CAN WE PROVE LIGHT TRAVELS IN STRAIGHT LINES?
We investigated this question in science this week.
We worked with a partner to create circular holes of the same size in 4 pieces of card. In a fifth piece of card we drew a bull’s eye – the same size as the holes. Next, we used Plasticine to hold the pieces of card up on our table and ensured each piece of card was 20 cm apart. Finally, we shone our torch through the holes in the card which ultimately shone perfectly on the bull’s eye thus proving that light does indeed travel in straight lines and we have the pictures to prove it!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2017
We enjoyed wearing our pyjamas all day on Thursday, to celebrate World Book Day. We also enjoyed reading with our Year One children in the Environmental Area…
NSPCC: Speak out, Stay safe workshop.
Representatives from the NSPCC visited us this week to discuss with us what to do if we are troubled or upset by anything/anyone. They reminded us that we can talk to a trusted adult at any time OR call Childline on 0800 11 11.
For further information, visit their website: www.childline.org.uk.
WORLD WAR II: RATIONING
After learning about rationing and which items were rationed… …it was time to do some baking using rationed ingredients…….carrot cookies were on the menu and we had fun making them however….we are grateful rationing isn’t in place today.
This half-term, we have enjoyed using ‘Scratch’ to create a heroes versus villains game. The hero was victorious of course and the children not only created their own sprites (characters) and added appropriate backgrounds, they also included text and narration. Well done everyone!
This week in English, we used our imagination to create something unique and interesting.
Once this was accomplished, we planned then wrote a non-chronological report about our creation. It included of course the key features as well as subject-specific vocabulary.
CATAS-TROPHY at Dunston Hill Community Primary School!
Our children have been reporting the break-in and theft of our beloved trophies this week. YES…they have written a newspaper report including the key details as well as quotes from witnesses and of course their journalistic language!
Well done 6R – a career in journalism could be waiting for you!
To conclude our current topic, we have been making structures which we hope will withstand an Earthquake.
To test this, we will place a 250g weight on the structure and shake it for approximately 7 seconds.
We wonder which structure will survive and be the best!
What could the secret possibly be?
During our English lessons, we have been looking at ‘Flashbacks’. As these are created by a trigger which then takes you from the present day to back in the past and the flashback, the children were given some potential ‘triggers’ which they could include when writing their own flashback.