Miss Miller and Miss Gormley
Welcome to the Year 6 class page, we are very excited about our new learning challenges this half term!
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be back in by the following Tuesday. Homework is important because it improves your memory. It also allows you to extend your learning by applying it to new situations!
For this half term P.E. will fall on a Wednesday (Gym) and Friday (Outdoor Games). Please remember to bring in your P.E. kit. As we are in the colder months please make sure you bring an extra jumper and jogging pants with you.
Spellings will be given out every Monday and you will be tested on Friday, Spelling is important because it helps to aid your reading and improve your writing.
Dates for your diary
On Monday 13th January 2020 we will be visiting Greater Manchester Police Museum.
On Thursday 16th January 2020 it will be our Whole School Writing Morning.
On Friday 24th January we will be celebrating Chinese New Year.
On Tuesday 4th February we will be visiting Gorton Library.
On Tuesday 11th February we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day.
On Thursday 13th February we will be having our Whole School Maths Reasoning Morning.
On Friday 14th February it will be an INSET day and school will be closed.
Year 6 go... to court!
We took a trip to Greater Manchester Police Museum on 13th January. We spent the morning on a tour of the museum finding out about the history of the police force in Manchester and looking at some of the equipment that they used. Another thing we saw was the uniforms that have been worn by the police and how they have changed over time.
After we had lunch, we visited a mock court room and staged a magistrate court. The children took on roles and had to read through all of the information before acting out a realistic court scene. It was set in the 1930s and was about a young girl who had been charged for stealing some items of clothing. Some of the children formed the prosecution and the defence teams, we had 6 witnesses (including the accused) and a jury. There was also a Judge, a clerk and an Usher.
Take a look at our pictures below, can you see which parts were being played?
Year 6 become... Investigators!
On Tuesday 7th January, children came in to school to discover our classroom was a crime scene! We couldn't enter the classroom at first and had to register in the Activity Room. Eventually, we were allowed to go in and look for clues to help us solve the crime and the children also had the opportunity to ask Mr Drinkwater (our school's caretaker) some questions to find out more information. So far it has been discovered that somebody must have smashed the glass in the door, setting off an alarm, and took a laptop and stereo. Stay tuned to read our reports on this horrendous crime.
On Thursday 12th December, as the rest of the country were voting for who they wanted to run the country, we held our own General Election. The voting process was explained and child friendly manifestos from each party were read out. The children then independently decided who they wanted to vote for and visited our polling station at the back of the classroom to put in their vote. We also talked about what would be in our own manifestos if we were to run for parliament!
Year 6 learn....Italian!
On Friday 22nd November All Saints celebrated European Day of Languages. Year 6 was given Italian to study and we had so much fun learning about this language! Ayomide's first language is Italian so she taught us how to pronounce the words correctly and she taught us new words and phrases in Italian before we started our activities. Throughout the morning we learnt all about Italy, matched English words and phrases to Italian words and phrases and finished off completing an Italian puzzle. Lots of other children in the class who speak two languages shared some of what they know too! We learnt an awful lot and really enjoyed the day!
Year 6 make...Periscopes!
During Science this half term, we are learning about light. One of the things that we are learning with this, is reflection! We made our own periscopes in class and would like to say a huge thank you to the parents and carers that sent cereal boxes in to school. Take a look at the pictures below.
Year 6 experience... A Viking Visitor!
On Tuesday 5th November Year 6 had a special visitor come into school to introduce the topic 'Were the Vikings victorious?' We learnt all about how Vikings lived, where they came from, what they ate, how they went to the toilet and so much more! We got to dress up up like a viking child and we wore the clothes all day. In the afternoon we got to make clay pots, a viking board game and learn how to attack as a viking with swords and shields. It was a great way to start our topic on the Vikings.
Here are some quotes about the day
"I really enjoyed the slow motion battle scene, it was so fun to be a part of!" - Mehran
"I enjoyed learning about viking women graves and how they were buried with their weapons because we think they were needed to protect their homes." - Yusuf
"I loved doing the pottery, the games and the dressing up!" - Lacey
"I enjoyed the day because I got to learn so much and got to carry some very special artifacts." - Muhammed
"I really enjoyed learning about how the vikings used to raid and how they fought in battle." - Leighton
"I enjoyed listening to all the stories and being dressed up as a viking!" - Ayomide
Year 6 read....Wonder!
In Autumn 1 our class read was Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We thoroughly enjoyed the book and were gripped every day during shared read! The book inspired our character descriptions, non chronological reports, letters and even our class assembly! Just before we broke up for half term we watched the film and we all agreed that the book was definitely better!
Have you taken a quiz this week? Remember in Year 6 you should be reading at least 1,500 to 2,000 words per a week.
Click on the picture below to take a quiz:
What has been in the News this week? To watch this week's Newsround. Click on the picture below:
Click on the picture/ links to play SPAG games:
Is your writing at the Expected Standard ?
These are what we will use in class as our 'checklists' to ensure that all of our work contains the elements needed for excellent pieces of writing:
Are you including:
full range of punctuation for control (including commas, apostrophes and inverted commas )
a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences
all types of punctuation
. , ? ! / - " " ... : ; ( )
interesting words chosen for effect
writing in clear sequenced paragraphs
key features of genre
formal and informal styles are clear
alliteration / similes / personification
joined / clear handwriting