School Closure - Learning at home

Learning At Home

Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a fantastic time and that the children are looking forward to getting back into their learning.

Mrs Dawson will continue to play a big role in supporting myself in Year 6 this term. 

The Year 6 team are looking forward to another exciting term, which will provide a lot of new learning experiences as we focus more on the SATs that lie ahead. There will be a continued focus on Arithmetic, Maths and Writing, we will also introduce more of a focus on SPAG: spelling, punctuation and grammar. These sessions will replace the time our children had phonics last term. With this in mind, year 6 will now only receive 1 set of spellings per week which are age related, children should therefore use the time productively in order to see an improvement with spelling results.

In this term we will see a new theme to our thematic lessons – ‘Life is a rollercoaster’ – where the children will be given exciting opportunities using computing equipment as well as tying in their history, geography, art and DT learning. As part of PSHE we will also be lucky enough to receive sessions regarding our well-being.
Purple homework books will be replaced by SATs style questions for the core subjects which will be beneficial as we move ever closer to the tests. Homework club will continue to be available every Monday lunchtime should children require support with this or simply like to complete in school. Please support us with ensuring the children recognise the importance with their homework as it really does consolidate their learning. With this in mind, we have made the decision that year 6 will not complete reading journals this term. Instead, reading comprehensions will be sent home to develop the children’s written responses. Year 6 of course will still be expected to read books from the book boxes, as well as for pleasure from the school library where they will continue to have the opportunity of visiting on a weekly basis.
Please look out for a further letter coming your way regarding a SATs parent meeting in February, the letter will also inform you of the opportunity to purchase question workbooks (as a pose to revision guides which we have sold previously.) we encourage you to purchase from school as these can be offered at a reduced cost to the high street. 

PE will continue to take place on a Monday and Friday with Soccer 2000 and dance with Miss Jones, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school as last term saw several sessions of forgotten or incorrect PE kit. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.

Remember that our residential can be paid for weekly, monthly or in a lump sum – keep an eye out for the reminders on SIMs pay.

Finally, a reminder SATs boosters will begin Tuesday 14th January – a big thank you to parents for returning slips at the end of last term.

We look forward to an extremely productive 2020! As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you to parents/carers who attended the Year 6 residential meeting.  CLICK HERE  for the information we shared.

February 2020

Year 6 learnt to observe and record how micro-organisms grow. Their aim was to make the balloon inflate by filling it with carbon dioxide. There were some interesting observations made using scientific vocabulary.

  

 

 

January 2020

Year 6 enjoyed a morning with Squirrel Learning where they were taught the skills required to effectively use Minecraft Education. They learnt controls and features of the programme in order to design and make a rollercoaster. We can't wait to see what they design and produce!

  

  

 

 

Year 6 visited Moreton  and enjoyed a broad range of experiences to prepare them for their secondary school transition. They were lucky enough to be part of an energetic PE lesson involving basketball skills, perfected their accents in Spanish, became composers using Garage Band in music and finally decorated their own bookmark in textiles. The children were also treated to a session with Riley the Reading Therapy dog! Four children were chosen to receive a badge for respect and four were chosen for challenging themselves! Super behaviour from all - well done year 6!

 

 

 

 

Year 6 enjoyed their first session with Headstart where they were taught how to be resilient towards real life scenarios. The children identified qualities needed to be resilient in life. We look forward to what we will learn in our next session! 

 

December 2019

We created designs inspired by the Mayans. We then created printing blocks using lino and polystyrene. Finally, we printed onto a canvas bag and were really impressed with the finished products!

  

  

We created Mayan inspired headdresses for homework - we were so impressed! Children and staff voted for their winners! Well done everyone!

 

November 2019

Designs inspired by the Mayans and the Aztecs which the children will create their own lino tile from and print with.

  

 

 

October 2019

Year 6 had a fantastic time visiting Cadbury World. There were plenty of opportunities to bring their learning of the Aztecs and the Mayans to life during our trip, in particular during our educational talk where some of us even got to dress up! We travelled back in time to learn about the history or chocolate as well as enjoyed a tour of the factory - not forgetting opportunities to taste the chocolate too! One of our favourite parts was experiencing the 4d cinema! Super behaviour by all!

 

  

  

Great to see year 6 debating this morning during English! They worked hard to listen to different points of view! ....Should children do household chores? They will move on to writing their balanced argument!

July 2019

The children developed their skills over a 6 week block, gained confidence, learnt new skills and learnt about how to keep safe on the roads. Some children even learnt how to ride a bike! The final sessions ended with a Go Ride race where the children were awarded medals and certificates in a ceremony. The sessions are sponsored by HSBC and Chris Hoy.

July 2019

Year 6 were delighted to receive a card from Buckingham Palace in response  to cards they sent on the birth of the royal baby!

  

June 2019

Year 6 enjoyed developing their cycling skills with Richard from British Cycling using Chris Hoy bikes.

  

 

May 2019

Fun at the disco!

  

    

 

May 2019

 Year 6 enjoying end of SATs celebrations - paper aeroplanes, mini sports day, chippy lunch and ice creams!

  

 

 

 

Look at some of our fantastic homework!

 

December 2018

Y6 has a fantastic time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre  watching Sleeping Beauty. Super behaviour as ever - lovely comments from the public. They laughed and laughed and enjoyed every minute of it! (Apart from getting soaked with the water pistols!)

 

 

November 2018

Well done to our girls who took part in the Diversity performance at Aldersley Stadium.

 

 

Year 6 making shadow puppets as part of their light topic in science.

September 2018

Y6 visited Morrells Wood Farm where they were given a guided tour of the farm which involved a close encounter with the cows (which Taylor was able to name one of them Valentine due to a heart shape on her head!) as well as learning where the different parts of beef come from. We identified different berries in the hedge-row, as well as learning about the straw/hay and silage, and the everyday running of the farm.
We were also lucky enough to work with a professional chef, where we learnt different skills to use in the kitchen as well as knife techniques. We prepared and cooked our own lunch which consisted of vegetable soup and apple & rhubarb crumble. It all was delicious!
Finally, we were able to get up close which 5 day old chicks and quails! A special experience.
Behaviour was impeccable throughout the day - very proud teachers!

 

 

 

Photos from 2017/2018

Thank you to Year 6 who helped to sell daffodil pins to raise money for the Marie Curie charity.

 

November 2017

Y6 children were invited to Coppice Performing Arts School to watch their production of ‘School of Rock’. The performance was fantastic and the children loved it! Some of them even managed to get a quick photo with the main character!