When it came to voting, it was very difficult to choose with year 6! So much, that they had to vote twice: The act that won was Continuous Dreams!
Then! There was a wild card announcement...teachers picked their 3 extra wildcards together and we decided to put through Kayleigh & Raine from Year 6 (and other acts from across the school)!
Well done to both our finalists from year 6! We have every faith in you all....bring on the confidence and entertain Bitton! It all takes place on the last Wednesday of term at 6pm...get your tickets before they sell out! It's going to be fantastic!
Well done year 6 on a hard working week! Keep focused and work hard - it is so important at the moment and some children are not managing to focus as much as I know they can.
It has been a hard working week in year 6 this week. I feel that the children have really worked on staying focused in their learning this week. They have put in a tremendous effort in their Tudor historical stories. The class have really tried hard to ensure that they have kept the dialogue in keeping with Tudor traditions. They have enjoyed trying to use 'proper' language rather than colloquial, which often crops up in some stories.
In maths this week, we have been looking at data handling. The children have looking at interpreting different types of data questions and they have thought carefully about how to approach the questions and calculate things correctly. Some learners have found it tricky to work out what they need to do and this is because their maths terminology isn't very good. The aim will be to do lots of maths warm ups based on mathematical vocabulary!
SOME learners have been sent home with a small consolidation homework piece which I want back on MONDAY. It shouldn't take too long, but please allow them to do this independently, whilst making sure that it is completed.
Some children have progressed onto using and applying these skills, almost working on back-tracking and collecting data, then thinking about what questions might be asked from this data.
A small group have also worked with me this week, looking at some level 6 data types of questions. It was really enjoyable to have maths discussions with the children and hear them give their reasoning, clearly drawing on their good maths skills. Next week, they will have a glance at a level 6 SATs paper and we'll work on this one together as a group.
They've also been getting really muddy playing football with Mr Wichard, but having a great time practising their skills doing this.
We've finally finished reading our class book; Demon Dentist! (It took a while to read and even though he's probably not the most sophisticated of writers, we have thoroughly enjoyed the comedy of this story!)
I'm keeping the class in the dark about our next class book which I myself, am really excited to read with them! All I have told them is that it is a fantasy/adventure story!
A busy week in year 6 this time. The children have been working really hard on their maths - they have been working on their understanding of time! They've looked at analogue, digital, 24-hour and 12 hour, along with time problems and interpreting time tables. A small group of children have also spent this week looking at level 6 maths with Miss Webb. They've been practising hard to learn new skills as a guided group and they then had a go at a level 6 paper. It has given us lots of ways forward in their maths learning for level 6.
In writing, they have spent time exploring instructions. Their aim was to explore revolting and delicious recipes, then structure their own recipe. This was then followed by speaking and listening activities, where they acted out their recipes in the style of celebrity chefs!
Unfortunately, due to the horrific weather, they didn't get a chance to go out to their football lesson, so Miss Webb taught them some work to do with our PSHCE learning, relating to our current SEAL topic; going for goals. We explored Martin Luther King Jnr's 'I have a dream speech' exploring what he was addressing and unpicking all of the metaphors that he made. Miss Webb shared her dream that she had when she was a child and then as a class, they then shared their own dreams. They were asked to draw a picture of their dream and then we did a class walk, trying to work out what their dreams were. There were lots of fantastic dreams shared including a vet, a relief worker, a banker, a footballer, inventors and nurses! We finished by discussing how we were going to achieve these dreams and the learners were fantastic in their explanation of how they would do this.
What a busy week year 6 have had. Next week, it is a four day week as the school have an INSET day on Friday. Remember to learn your spellings for Wednesday!
We've been working really hard in year 6 all week. On Monday we continued to look at revision techniques in reading papers and then we followed up with an assessment of this and I am pleased to say that almost everyone made progress! What a superb bunch of learners they are!
In maths, children were working on their 'measures' revision, but because it is such a huge part of maths, we are pushing on into the week after half term so we can consolidate area and then work on angle facts!
Children have also done some maths assessments for me so that I can see where their gaps are.
Wednesday saw the final of Bitton's got talent which was a fantastic show; well done to Deirdre O'dreary for putting that on (Mrs Parker!). The year 6 groups; Dazzling Donuts and Continuous dreams both did fantastically well, even though they didn't win - what amazing performances!
We also worked on e-safety this week, discussing being safe online - the children were really sensible and came up with lots of great advice. They also watched quite a dramatic video which gives the really important message of safety online.
Well done on a great week's learning
Have a happy half term and I'll see you on the 24th February!