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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, 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.

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!