What a busy term we have had!
You have all worked so hard and deserve the long rest.
Make sure you check out the new homework grid because we have put lots of ideas on there for how you can have a relaxing holiday.
Also, goodbye and good luck to our lovely student teacher- Miss Hambly. We have loved having you in 6D- we will miss you!
Art inspired by Salvador Dali 4.4.19
This week we have studied the work of a famous artist, Salvador Dali. We think he is a “Gallery Rebel” and we absolutely loved his art, in particular his artwork -The Elephants. The pictures below show the great afternoon we had making our own animal out of clay.
Miss Drennan’s English Group
In English today we were soooo excited when we found out we were receiving the most extravagant, the most fabulous, the most expensive Easter Egg ever invented! Unfortunately, the joy was short lived as the eggs were broken :( We realised we would have to write a strongly worded letter of complaint to the company, so we started to think about formal vocabulary and how best to write a formal letter. Watch this space!
We did enjoy eating the broken eggs though ;)
A mixture of 6D and 6H
A lovely mindfulness club tonight. We did a guided meditation where we thought about a special treehouse and made calming mindfulness jars. Take a look.
Gallery Rebels- 12.3.19
Our new topic is ‘Gallery Rebels’ and we’ve started to debate graffiti. We’re questioning whether graffiti is art or vandalism, or if it depends on where/how it is done. What do you think?
Take a look at some of our graffiti art for our new library.
A strange but fun week- 8.3.19
It has felt very strange this week without normal classes and we can’t wait to get back to normal!!! I want to mention the children who didn’t go to Kingswood because they’ve been golden and such amazing little helpers! They even helped me set up for the library opening today... pictures below.
World Book Week was a fantastic success and the children particularly enjoyed No Pens Day Wednesday, we saw some amazing problem solving going on in maths and children had to communicate and work collaboratively to work out problems rather than using pen and paper... definitely something we will look to do more often. Thank you so much for all the books handed in for the book swap, we had so many books the children loved it! Fantastic week!
It's half term!!!
Wow! It's half term already! Such a busy one we have had.
The children are working so hard in preparation for their SATs tests and we are all really proud of how they have pulled their socks up and got stuck into their lessons.
We have had a fun half term of planting, designing and making garden ornaments during our 'Secret Garden' topic and now it is all down to Miss Drennan to keep our parsley alive over half term to ensure we can cook something with it when we get back- fingers crossed!
Our Fab Finish is coinciding with the garden fundraiser that is happening in school tomorrow 14.2.19, please try to pop in at 1.45pm to check out all the lovely things the children have created. Year 6 will be helping out and I'm sure they will love to show you their fantastic plant pot designs.
As the SATs quickly approach, below is a list of revision websites that your child can use to keep their skills sharp over the half term holiday.
An excellent, fun website covering reading skills and several different genres of writing:
Some helpful reading comprehension practise can be completed through this website:
A little bit of everything in these last two websites from spelling games to writing tips:
This is a great resource for all areas of maths; it directs you to several websites specific to your needs:
What a fun SPAG lesson!
We had so much fun this afternoon learning about subordinate conjunctions using the acronym AWHITEBUS... The Vega Boys helped a lot too...
Our Secret Garden topic kicked off this week with a viewing of the film `The Secret Garden'. The film is based on the classic novel written by Francis Hodgson Burnett in 1911. It was wonderful to see the children enjoying a story that is considered a classic of English children's literature. This visual literacy will now feed into our writing this half term. We then designed our own gardens and planted herbs in class! Such a fun start to our topic!
Have a fantastic Christmas 6D.
You're all amazing, so be good, be happy and be safe.
Goodbye Mrs Wright
A sad day saying goodbye to our lovely Mrs Wright today. We're not sure what we're going to do without her daily reminders and all little jobs she does that helps 6D run smoothly. 6D had the beautiful idea to sing her a final goodbye song this afternoon, of course it was a WW2 song and she was very pleased.
Also, a big massive goodbye and thank you all to the other TAs who left today.
Do you like sprouts? (19.12.18)
Can 6D convince you to have sprouts on your Christmas dinner this year?
Oh go on..... Listen to our adverts and let us know if we've convinced you!!!
FANTASTIC FAB FINISH 14.12.18
Such a fantastic turn out for our Fab Finish!
Thank you all for coming and well done Year 6, your singing was beautiful and you really showcased how much you have gained from our topic.
We've had such a busy week so make sure you get plenty of rest this weekend!
See you Monday
Your child has brought home an invitation for you to join our Fab Finish celebrations this Friday, 14th December @ 1:45pm.
We will be showcasing some of the fabulous work children have been doing as part of our 'A Child's War' imaginative learning project, as well as getting adults involved in some make-do-and-mend Christmas crafts.
We will also be making our annual trip to St Nicolas Church on Kings Norton Green for our carol service next Tuesday, 18th December, starting at 10am. If any parents wish to attend, please meet us at the Church by 9:45am.
There will be no spelling test until after half term when the spelling race track will start again. Please can you encourage children to read their home reading journals and fill in their journal for the chance to win a prize and reading certificate.
Care home visit
I am so proud of the wonderful group of Year 6 children who sang at the local care home Elliot House. The singing was outstanding and your behaviour, manners and kindness even more so. The smiles on the residents faces as we left due to each and everyone of you will stay with me for a long time. I have left school an extremely proud teacher- thank you! Unfortunately, I also left school without the camera to upload the pictures of our visit, so I’ll do that for you on Monday! Have a lovely weekend! X
A visit from Auntie Edna
A massive thank you to Stuart's Auntie Edna (and Mum), who visited school today, to talk to Year 6 about life in WW2. She told us all about life as an evacuee and the children gained so much knowledge.
Here we are asking lots of questions and making notes- we also had time for a little sing song.
Heads together and solving riddles- can you work out the answers???
A fantastic week! (16.11.18)
Well done 6D another busy week and sooo many sugary cakes consumed yesterday. I’m sure you’re all having a lovely rest- you definitely deserve it!
Thank you to all the parents who came to
our Inspire workshop on Thursday and all the wonderful comments we received.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I cannot wait to read another chapter of Boy in Striped Pyjamas with you on Monday :)
WOW STARTER (9.11.18)
A fantastic start to our topic- A Child's War!
We watched the film 'Goodnight Mr Tom' in the hall with all of Year 6 and ate some yummy hotdogs!
We then made our own evacuee labels and baked cookies following a recipe from a rationing book.
Such a fun Friday- see you all on Monday!
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW....
A reminder for parents.
YEAR 6 ENGLISH INSPIRE: THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER.
We would love to see you all there.
A letter will be sent out in the first week back after half term regarding times.
IT'S NOT FAIR!!!
The poem we read today was so odd! It only has three words- IT'S NOT FAIR!!!!
We played snowball and wrote down all the reasons different characters in our class book 'Pig Heart Boy' would say those three words. We then had to choose a snowball and write back to the character.
I'm soooo impressed!!! (22.10.18)
I just want to say a massive well done to all of 6D for your class assembly on Friday. We didn't have long to put it together due to illness and the topic lessons we needed to finish. However, you did an amazing job! Fantastic acting and singing AND the information was so clear. I know our audience were also very, very impressed!!! A fantastic finish to a wonderful half term.
'Just go with the flowwwww...'
Life saving afternoon
Today 6D worked really hard to research a chosen animal.
We have been reading the book 'Pig Heart Boy' and we are all fascinated by the fact that a pig heart is used to save a young boy's life.
This got us thinking about animal testing and what animals are used. This will lead into a piece of non-narrative writing on our chosen animal.
Here are some pictures of us working very hard in our English research lesson.
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE... We love a Thursday!!! (6.9.18)
Spelling test- Thursday
Homework set- Thursday (to be in for the following Thursday)
Welcome to Class 6D (4.9.18)
Welcome to the new school year.
The classroom is ready...are you???
Cannot wait to see you all tomorrow bright, early and ready to learn!!