Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mr Clifton

Mrs Clethro

          

 

Year Six is not only a last chance to enjoy your time here at Belgrave but also very important in preparing you for your journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the word go, with the week long residential to Conway coming at the beginning of the Autumn term.

We have three key aims that underpin everything that we do throughout the year. These are to become:

Responsible Citizens     Successful learners     Confident Individuals

 

We also have key life skills that we work towards. These are:

Team work     Communication    Managing time and Money     Problem Solving

Having these aims and key skills helps us to understand what our education here at Belgrave is really about and also ensures that everything we do will be relevant to life in the future.

For the first half of this term we will be continuing with our Mountain Environments topic, writing a story containing a flashback about climbing Mt Everest and then designing shelters for use in a  moutnainous area.

In English, we will be looking at spy thriller writing, comparing a book and a film version of the same story, then writing in the style of Anthony Horrowitz. We will also look at a range of poetry including Haiku and also produce writing inspired by our end of term production - Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits.

In maths we will be studying geometry including 2D and 3D shapes, we will look at how to work out the average (mean) and revise other topics covered this year.

Our science this term includes Animal Classification and Electricity.

 

Week beginning 16th April

Welcome back everyone - you all appear to be well rested and have made an excellent start to your final term here at Belgrave. This week we have been writing accounts of climbing in the Death Zone - above 8000m and looking at parallel and perpendicular lines in maths. In science we have looked at the five kingdoms that all living things belong to and the different ways we classify animals.

 

Questions to ask your child:

  • What are the five 'kingdoms' that living things are split into?
  • Can you see any parallel or perpendicular lines around the house?

Coming Soon:

  • Friday 27th April - Here Comes Summer PTA event
  • Week beginning 14th May - SATs week (more information nearer the time)
  • 25th May - Belgrave's Got Talent!?!

Week beginning 23rd April 2018

This week we have beenlooking at measuring and calculating angles in maths and in english we have begun a unit of work based on Spy Thriller Stories. We have compared a book and film version of Stormbreaker by Anthony Horrowitz and considered which we prefer and why. In science we have started creating our own branching diagrams to sort a group of animals from the African savannah.

Questions to ask your child:

  • Which do you prefer, books or films?
  • What are the key features of Spy Thriller Stories?
  • What is the difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate?

Coming soon:

  • Friday 27th April - Here Comes Summer PTA event
  • Week beginning 14th May - SATs week (more information nearer the time)
  • 25th May - Belgrave's Got Talent!?!

Homework:

Week Beginning 14th May 2018

The children have done exceptionally well this week with their SATs - they have given it their all and we are really proud of them. In other news... we have also delivered presentations to the Y4s about animal classification (see photos in the Y6 gallery) and we will be continuing with our unit of work on Spy Thriller writing in English.

Coming soon:

  • Tuesday 22nd May - trip to Bickley Hall Farm
  • Friday 25th May - Belgrave's Got Talent (?!)

Week Beginning 21st May 2018

I would just like to say again how well the children did last week with their SATs - their attitude and approach was excellent and we are very proud of them all. This week there has been much excitement about this year's production - Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. Auditions were held yesterday (Wednesday) and parts will be given out on Friday to begin learning over half-term. We have also been looking at how to create tension and pace in our writing, copying the style of Anthony Horrowitz in his book Stormbreaker and in science we have begun a new unit on electrical circuits.

Questions to ask your child:

  • How does Anthony Horrowitz create suspense and pace in his writing?
  • What is the difference between an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator?

Coming soon:

  • Friday 25th May - Belgrave's Got Talent
  • Friday 25th May - break up for half-term holidays
  • Tuesday 5th June - back to school... (Monday 4th June is an INSET day)
  • Tuesday 5th June - First Aid in a Day - a day's first aid training delivered by St. John's Ambulance. NB: girls may wish to wear trousers/ shorts under skirts - the children will be practising recovery position on each other and they may find this more comfortable.

Homework:

  • Begin to learn lines for the play.
  • Complete as many of the '50 things...' as you can.

Week Beginning 11th June 2018

This half-term began with a day of First Aid training for Year Six. We learnt about how to cope with a range of emergency situations including an asthma attack and how to put someone into the recovery position. In English we have been planning out our own Spy Thriller stories and in maths we have looked at Cryptography - the mathematics behind codes and ciphers. We have been working hard on learning lines and songs for our play 'Ali Baba and the 40 Bandits'.

Questions to ask your child:

  • What is the difference between a code and a cipher?
  • What is the Caesar Shift cipher?
  • How do you put someone into the recovery position?

Homework:

  • Continue practising for the play.

Coming soon:

  • Monday 18th June - Sports Day, 1:45pm
  • Friday 29th June - Goldfest

 

 

 

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Christmas, by Miss Campbell

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Leavers Disco, by Miss Campbell

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