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Year 6 - Miss Ashdown and Mrs Price

 

Welcome to Year 6.

 

We hope you all have a lovely half term break and enjoy the chance to spend time with family and friends.

Lent begins during half term so try to think about what you can give up and take up during this time.

500 Words

 

Why not put your story writing skills to the test and enter this years 500 Words Competition?

This exciting opportunity, organised by the BBC, lets you write a short story of 500 words to be judged by a panel of authors and celebrities. 

 

 

Prizes

 

As well attending a spectacular 500 Words Final from Hampton Court Palace, where superstar celebrities will read the winning stories live on the radio, this year we're introducing an extra-special prize for our 6 winners - a ride around the Hampton Court Palace grounds in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang PLUS tea on the Thames aboard Her Majesty The Queen's rowbarge, Gloriana!

The winners in each age category will also receive:

Gold Winners - Chris Evans' height in books (plus 500 books for their school)

Silver Winners - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's height in books

Bronze Winners - Their own height in books

 

All entries need to be in by February 22nd 2018 at 7pm prompt. Please see the link below for more details.

Good luck!

Half term RE homework

 

Following on from our lesson today, please make a one A4 page fact file or poster about our Archbishop (Peter Smith) or our Bishop (Patrick Lynch).

Include some facts about them and their life.

Remember to make it as eye catching as possible.

           

STAR OF THE WEEK

 

Well done to TORITSE and QUEENETH who were selected as this week's STAR OF THE WEEK.

Toritse has really impressed us this week with his fantastic RE work when he wrote a detailed bishop's diary. He also went above and beyond in his science work to research about a polar bear. He not only found out lots of interesting information but he wrote it in such an engaging way.

Queeneth has been chosen for her excellent improvement and extra work at home in maths. She has been trying so hard and has really improved her confidence and this shows in her test scores and her class work.

Well done to both children for setting such a good example to others. We are so proud of you!

Science Homework for Science Week. 

This year our Science Week will be on the same theme as

British Science Week which is

Exploration and Discovery.

As part of British Science Week the Science museum are running a competition to design a poster. We would like you to research any famous explorers, for example: James Cook, Gertrude Bell, David Livingston, Sir Ralph Fiennes, Christopher Columbus and Mary Kingsley.

Once you have done your research it’s time to get creative. Your poster must be 2d and on A3 paper. You can use the paper that we have provided or use your own. Make your poster as colourful and creative as you can. You can use pop up pictures and pull out tabs to make it more interesting.

Posters will be judged on how creative and well researched the ideas are and how well the poster has been drawn or made. Once your poster is complete write your name on the back.

We are allowed to choose 5 entries to send into the Science Museum competition.

Please bring your posters into school by Monday 5th March.

Good Luck !!

 

 

 

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Well done to RIVALDO who won for this half term!

RIVALDO  read a range of novels and gained the most points.

The competition starts again until the Easter holidays so get reading!

 

Outdoor PE will take place with the Sports Coach on Thursday afternoons.

Indoor PE with Mrs Price will take place on Friday afternoons.

Please make sure you have the correct kit with you on these days.

 

Our topic in Religious Education is MEMORIAL SACRIFICE.

 

During this topic we will be thinking about the sacrifice that Jesus made for us by dying on the cross. As this topic takes place during LENT we will also be thinking of what we can give up and take up to make our own sacrifices and offerings.

We will be celebrating Mass on Wednesday 21st February at St. Mary's Church, in commemoration of the season of Lent. Please do come along to join us if you are free.

 

 

The new School Council representatives

have been chosen. 

 

Our class representatives are Peter and  Ruby-Mae. 

To represent the Nursery

are Queeneth and Luca. 

To represent Miss Cullen's class

are Davina and Max. 

To represent Miss French's class

are Audrey and Sunny. 

 

Congratulations to everyone who took part, you all ran a

great election campaign. 

 

Our Class Council leaders have now been elected and are as follows:

Chairperson- Lorcan

Vice Chairperson- Oseremen

Secretaries- Nathan and Rivaldo

 

Congratulations to you all and we look forward to many

productive meetings in the future. 

 

The Circulatory System board games. 

Refraction Investigation

Refraction Investigation 1
Refraction Investigation 2
Refraction Investigation 3

Learning about how light travels in science.

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Learning about how light travels in science.  2
Learning about how light travels in science.  3

Can you explain how a periscope works ?

Can you explain how a periscope works ? 1
Can you explain how a periscope works ? 2

Reading Recommendations

 

We have many avid readers in our class, which is fantastic! We are so pleased that lots of you really enjoy reading for pleasure.

Maybe for your next book though, you could try a different author or even a different genre to continue to expand your reading knowledge.

Much of the reading tests nowadays expect a very broad range of vocabulary to be used and continuing to read widely may help with this.

Please see below for some ideas of books you may like to try.

If you have any recommendations, why not let us know?

Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.

Any problems or questions please ask Mrs Price.

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