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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Our Class Teacher is Mr van der Westhuyzen

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Chapman.

Year 6 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Half-Termly Curriculum Letters

Year 6 Welcome Meeting

This week, Year 6 enjoyed creating algorithms and programming using Scratch. The pupils created their own falling sprite games and included timers and score boards.

Last Friday, the pupils enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with some of our local Police officers. The pupils were able to look at and climb in several Police vehicles. We also met several working Police dogs. This was a fantastic experience!

We really enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day! Don't we look fabulous! Well done for being so creative Year 6!

This week, the class have really enjoyed having the ducklings in school. It has been amazing to watch the eggs hatch and the ducklings grow!

The pupils recently took part in a super skateboarding workshop! They learned how to balance, push-off and turn. They even started to learn a few tricks! Well done for being so motivated and perseverant Year 6!

Year 6 had a great time at the Dacorum sports hall athletics competition. The team spirit demonstrated by the class was fantastic! Well done Gade Valley!

Our class really enjoyed buddy reading with Year 1! National Story Telling Week has been great!

Year 6 have been enjoying National Storytelling Week! They have been doing so well with their reading. Look at all the books they have read!

This week, the pupils have been writing persuasive letters. They have been very attentive and motivated! Well done Year 6!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Year 6 enjoyed making pretzels today as part of their final cooking lesson in D&T. They look delicious! Well done Year 6

This week, the class worked as a team to cook a stir fry as part of their D&T unit. The pupils put a lot of effort and worked well together to prepare, cook and taste their meal. They used all of their CHAMP skills effectively! Well done Year 6!

This week, the class enjoyed creating Christmas decorations for our 'Dressing the Tree' assembly. The pupils put a lot of effort into making their decorations and used all of their CHAMP skills to good effect! Well done Year 6!

Year 6 are fantastic writers! Look at their amazing work!

For Children in Need this year, staff were involved in a special 'Pie Assembly'! There were several different challenges and Year 6 enjoyed them all! It is fantastic to be able to support such a super charity!

Look at our fantastic art work! Year 6 have been using different tools to explore different effects. They have used the works of Mayan artists as inspiration. Well done Year 6!

For WeWrite this week, the pupils wrote instructions for how to carve a pumpkin! They included lots of detail to make them easy to follow. Well done Year 6!

Year 5 and 6 Harvest Song

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Our whole school Harvest song!

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This week, Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Hudnall Park. The pupils completed a variety of problem solving activities which helped to develop their teamwork skills. Well done Year 6!

In English this week, we have been learning about fantasy stories. The pupils will be writing their own version of 'No other country' by Shaun Tan.

In Art this week, the pupils have been experimenting wih a range of drawing tools. They have also been exploring the work of Diego Riviera and have tried to create an image in his style of work.

In Maths this week, the pupils have been learning about mental addition strategies and column addition with 5-digit numbers and decimals. I have been so pleased with their level of accuracy and with the presentation of their work! Well done Year 6!

This week, for Roald Dahl Day, the pupils wrote character descriptions. They described one of the giants from ‘The BFG’. Fleshlumpeater is certainly one of Roald Dahl’s more gruesome characters!

Good Luck England! Enjoy the Rugby World Cup everyone!

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Our Learning Journey 2022/23

In Music, the pupils really enjoyed making harmonicas. The sound they make is surprisingly loud and effective!

Today, we enjoyed a fantastic owl assembly. We learned several interesting facts about owls and watched them fly in our school hall! The owls were amazing!

Sports Week has been amazing! The pupils have really enjoyed all the activities we have completed. Well done to all the Hedgehogs for winning this year!

Just a few photos from Activities Week - there will be more to come next week at our class assembly!

Year 6 are looking forward to seeing you at ‘The Perfect Pancake Parlour’!

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The week, as part of our celebrations for Coronation Week, the pupils created nature crowns. They used several different types of plants to create their crowns. We think they would suit the King quite well!

This week, the pupils really enjoyed meeting and holding the ducklings! The pupils watched the eggs hatch and have enjoyed seeing the four ducklings grow.

This week, the pupils have started to design their own games in Scratch. They have been using their programming skills to create algorithms for making their sprites move. They have also created algorithms for a score feature and a timer.

This half-term, the pupils have worked together to create their own dance routine. The pupils worked on including changes in level, direction and speed.

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On Thursday this week, the Year 6 pupils enjoyed a fantastic assembly and workshop led by Bart Gee. Bart came to speak to the pupils about how he overcomes the challenges of his disability. Bart spoke about how even if something is hard, difficult or challenging, it is still possible to achieve a goal by working hard and being perseverant. Bart was incredibly inspiring!

We have really enjoyed reading the book ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy. We have created some artwork in the style of the author. Here is a range of work - from our first attempt, to our final versions.