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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

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.

We really enjoyed Book Week and World Book Day! We dressed up for World Book Day and came to school dressed as some of our favourite book characters!

As part of our ‘Viewpoints’ unit, the pupils learned about one point perspective. We have studied the work of LS Lowry, David Hockney and Vincent Van Gogh. The pupils used these works to develop their drawing and painting skills.

This week, our class took part in an Indoor Athletics competition at JFK secondary school. The pupils competed against several other schools in multiple track and field events. The class represented their school really well and displayed excellent sportsmanship! Well done Year 6!

As part of their work in Maths, the pupils have been revising equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. They created fantastic posters to help them remember all these facts!

This week, the pupils have been designing gymnastics sequences in P.E. They have worked hard to include balances and rolls in their routines.

This week, the pupils took part in a fantastic First Aid workshop. They learned about CPR, the recovery position, DR ABC and how to use an automated defibrillator.

In Science, the pupils have made seasonal light displays. They created their own eye-catching art work and designed a working electrical circuit which included a switch.

KS2 Lantern Festival

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Last week, we took part in a fantastic skipping workshop. We learned several new skills and challenged ourselves to learn more complicated skipping activities! We really enjoyed this experience!

As part of our ‘Dressing the Tree’ assembly, we sang ‘Come and join the Celebration’ with Year 5. We really enjoyed decorating the tree and counting down to the grand switching on of the lights!

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Doesn’t our Gade Valley Christmas tree look wonderful?

We are really proud of our origami stained-glass inspired Christmas decorations!

The circus skills workshop run by Lucas Jet was incredible! We enjoyed a performance, by Lucas, in the morning and learned some circus skills in his workshop in the afternoon. It was a fantastic experience!

Thank you to all families who attended our Celebration Evening! It was great to see you. For those unable to come, here are some photos of our classroom...enjoy!

This week, the pupils have finished their ‘Dig for Victory’ posters. This art work links to our previous learning about World War Two! Don’t they look eye-catching!

This week, we have been writing explanation texts using our experiences at Hudnall Park as inspiration. We are really proud of our writing!

This week, in our Harvest Assembly, we sang ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy’. We hope you enjoy our singing! Happy Harvest and happy half-term everyone!

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In RE this half-term, we have been learning about what the church is. This week, we have investigated the role of the church in the local community.

We had a fantastic time at Hudnall Park! The pupils enjoyed the opportunity to take part in problem solving, orienteering and shelter building activities! They all developed their teamwork skills-well done Year 6!

This week, we have made some super progress in Maths. We have been learning how to add and subtract whole and decimal numbers using a range of strategies. It has been great to see the pupils confidence develop over the sequence of lessons! Well done Year 6!

The camp-out experience was fantastic fun! The pupils took part in a range of activities which helped them to develop their teamwork skills. We also focussed on kindness and being inclusive! We had a super adventure!

As part of our new PSHCE unit 'Being me in my World', we set goals for the year ahead. We designed colourful bunting to inspire us to achieve our goals. We ensured that our goals were achievable and could be completed this academic year.

Our Learning Journey 2021/2022

Thank you everyone who came to Open Evening this year! We really enjoyed showing off our work! As you can see, we have been very busy this year!

This week, we enjoyed a brilliant trip to the Hertfordshire Food and Farming Day! We learned about healthy eating, where our food comes from and how it is grown.

We had a fantastic time on Sports Day! Well done to the Foxes who won this year!

As part of our Science GOAL day, we took part in the Water-Aid challenge! We needed to move 10 litres of water over 50 metres using a box of everyday resources. We managed to keep 3 litres!

As part of our celebrations for the Queens’s Platinum Jubilee, we had a whole school picnic on the school field. We also learned about a Commonwealth country(South Africa) and investigated key events from the Queen’s 70 year reign!

We had a fantastic time during our Year 6 Camp-Out Experience! The children really enjoyed the trip to Ashridge and wholeheartedly embraced all the opportunities on offer. We created some fantastic memories!

We had a fantastic time at Harry Potter Studios! It was fantastic to be fully immersed in the wizarding world! The children really enjoyed their writing workshop where they learned about story writing and looked at play-scripts from the films!

Over the last two weeks, we have really enjoyed having the ducklings in school! The pupils watched as the eggs hatched and have helped to look after the ducklings. We held the ducklings and even watched them have a bath! This has been a fantastic experience and has been enjoyed by all!

In RE, we have been learning about how different religions express their faith through art.