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Summer 1 update! 🌟

 

We have been absolutely immersed in our learning this half term, with a special focus on gearing up for our upcoming SATs. Our maths, reading, and SPAG lessons have been keeping us on our toes, and our hard work is truly paying off! πŸ“šβœοΈ

 

We have delved into some amazing texts like "Wonder" and "The Day the Crayons Quit", which have sparked our creativity and inspired some truly fantastic writing pieces. πŸ“–βœ¨ Alongside this, we have incorporated video stimulus' to take our writing to even greater depths, pushing the boundaries of our imagination.

 

In addition to our academic pursuits, we've been making a splash in our weekly swimming lessons 🏊‍♂️ and engaging with thought-provoking discussions around 'What kind of King is Jesus?' in RE. In History, we've been exploring the lives of civil rights and human rights icons, broadening our understanding of social justice and equality.

 

We are eagerly anticipating the exciting activities we have planned post-SATs – there's so much to look forward to! Keep your eyes peeled for updates. πŸ‘€

 

Let's continue shining brightly and embracing every learning opportunity that comes our way. Year 6 are all doing an incredible job, and I couldn't be more proud of the dedication and enthusiasm they bring to the classroom every day. Keep up the fantastic work, Tigers!

 

Mrs Jackson 

2/5/24 - Take a look at some of our wonderful writing from the past few weeks!

Poetry Slam Spring 2024

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We learnt the poem β€˜In Mrs Tilscher’s Class’ by Carol Ann Duffy.

Today was World Book Day and Book plan came to visit us in our classroom!

28/2/24 - James Campbell author visit!

Spring 1 2024 learning update

 

As we head into the Spring 1 term, I wanted to inform you about the exciting learning opportunities that await our Year 6 pupils.

 

In English, our focus will be on studying the renowned text 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde. Through engaging discussions and analysis, the children will delve into the world of this masterpiece and explore its rich themes. The unit will culminate in the creation of narrative pieces, allowing students to showcase their writing skills.

 

Mathematics will encompass a range of topics including algebra, decimals, fractions, and percentages. Through problem-solving activities and real-life applications, students will develop their mathematical thinking and fluency.

 

In Science, we will be studying 'living things and their habitats.' It will be an exciting opportunity for children to explore the diversity of life forms and understand the intricate connections that exist within ecosystems.

 

During History lessons, our focus will be on World War 2. Through a study of the causes and consequences of this significant event, students will gain a deeper understanding of its impact on the world. This will be an important journey into our shared past, fostering empathy and critical thinking.

 

Religious Education will provide an opportunity for our children to explore the big question: 'How can God bring freedom and justice?' Through thoughtful discussions and reflection, students will explore different perspectives and develop their own understanding of this profound question.

 

In Art, our focus will be on making our voices heard through drawing. Students will engage in various art techniques and mediums to express their thoughts and opinions, fostering creativity and self-expression.

 

The Computing curriculum will introduce the concept of variables in games. Through practical coding exercises and algorithm design, students will develop their computational thinking skills and problem-solving ability.

 

In French, the children will be immersed in the topic of clothes. From expanding their vocabulary to developing conversational skills, this unit will strengthen their understanding of the French language and culture.

 

In Physical Education, students will experience the exhilaration of netball games. Through teamwork, resilience, and fair play, our students will develop their physical skills while fostering positive relationships.

 

In PSHE, our focus will be on safety and the changing body. It is vital for our students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding to navigate the challenges and changes they may encounter.

 

Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office or by seeing me on the Year 6 bridge at the start or end of the school day. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to working together to ensure a successful term for your child.

 

Mrs Jackson

15/12/23 - What a treat! A brass band came in to perform and we were able to sing some Christmas songs!

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More singing!

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We wish you a merry Christmas!

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14/12/23 - Our last forest school session of 2023! We put together a Christmas pantomime!

8/12/23 - Parents Christmas Reading Event! Thank you to all parents who came to listen to us read.

8/12/23 - This half term, we have been making waist coats for teddy bears that showcase our GROW standards. The winning designs will be put on teddies that children can take home if they win the GROW award in assembly!

8/12/23 - PSHE - thinking about good and bad habits

8/12/23 - This week, our GROW ticket winner was Toby!

1/12/23 - Starting to make our own web pages in Computing

1/12/23 - Investigating the effect of a broken bulb in a series circuit and parallel circuit.

28/11/23 - Geography

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A video some of the children made about the Arctic.

24/11/23 - In Science over the past two weeks, we have been making circuits and investigating what happens when you add multiples bulbs and batteries to a circuit.

14/11/23 - identifying different verb types in English

7/11/23 - Comparing the size of Antarctica to other continents in Geography

2/11/23 - We had a great time during our first forest school session this year - we may have got a little muddy!

1/11/23 - Congratulations to these Young Writers who are having their own poems published in an anthology!

Autumn 2 update

 

Tigers class is a very exciting place to be in the lead-up to Christmas! 

 

In English, we will be exploring what makes up a sentence in lots of detail. We will look at different types of nouns and verbs before showcasing our sentence construction skills in a letter. In Maths, we will continue our learning about fractions before moving on to converting units. In Science, we will be learning all about electricity and doing lots of practical learning! We will be exploring the North and South Pole in Geography and continuing our learning in RE about what it means to be a Jewish person. We will be studying Anne Frank in particular. In DT we will be making 'GROW' waistcoats for some special teddy bears! Computing will see us designing and creating our own web-pages, whilst in French we will learn all about pets. That is just a glimpse of our learning for this half - not forgetting all the fun learning we will have in Music, PE and PSHE too!

 

 

17/10/23 - RE. Orthodox and Progressive Jews

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16/10/23 - French!

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13/10/23 - Science: Making periscopes

10/10/23 - Well done to these Year 6 children who successfully completed the library Summer Reading Challenge 2023!

6/10/23 - Science: The Laws of Reflection

3/10/23 - RE - What is a Sefer Torah and how is it used?

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29/9/23 - Art: Making album covers using editing software πŸ“Έ

29/9/23 - Art: Exploring photography πŸ“Έ

28/9/23 - PSHE: thinking about challenging stereotypes

21/9/23 - Science: Refraction. Making an opaque object translucent with oil!

20/9/23 - History: The Industrial Revolution

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We made videos with our newly learnt knowledge about the Industrial Revolution. Here is an example by Bridie, James and Archie.

15/9/23 - Tigers Class - Life in all its fullness!

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13/9/23 - Your child has taken home the below document today. Please ensure they are learning their times table facts off by heart at home.

8/9/23 - Another update! Information regarding forest school, swimming and PE

 

PE – Monday

PE will now be on a Monday for all of Year 6. Please ensure your child brings their PE kit to school with them every Monday.

 

Forest School and Swimming - Thursday

Forest school and swimming will remain the same on a Thursday, depending on your class (Tigers = swimming, Jaguars = forest school).

 

Thank you for your continued support.

5/9/23 - Updated information regarding forest school, swimming and PE

 

Swimming - Tigers

Tigers will be swimming this half term on a Thursday afternoon. Please send the children to school with their swimming kits every Thursday. They will need a costume, swimming hat and towel. Please remove earrings and tie up long hair.

 

Forest school - Jaguars

Jaguars will be attending forest school on a Thursday afternoon this half term. Please send the children to school with appropriate clothing for forest school every Thursday. Long sleeves are a must, even in the warmer weather. A change of shoes is also essential.

 

PE – Fridays

PE will be on a Friday for all of Year 6. Please ensure your child brings their PE kit to school with them every Friday.

5/9/23 - Science - Sound by Abbas and Qasim

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Welcome to Tigers! 

 

I am looking forward to an action-packed first half term in Year 6 with you all!  We have some fantastic learning opportunities to look forward to, starting with our first History topic - The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians!

 

In English, we will be immersing ourselves in the picture book ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ by Jo Hoestlandt. Touching upon the Holocaust with sensitivity and poignancy, ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ will help you to understand this difficult event in history. From reading the book, you will go on to write your own fictional flashback narrative.

 

In Maths, we will be studying number and place value - ensuring that we are secure with numbers to 10 million. This will then be followed by revision of the four operations. Please come and speak to me if you have any questions about concepts or methods taught in class if you wish to support your child at home.

 

(A gentle reminder to parents & carers: if you wish to provide your child with extra revision materials, please do not use previous SATs papers as these will be used for assessment throughout the school year.) 

 

PE will be on a Friday. Please send your child to school with their full PE kit on this day including trainers.

 

Forest school and swimming will be on a Thursday. Please remember to bring appropriate clothing for forest school on this day (long sleeves and trousers). Remember to bring an extra pair of shoes that can get muddy, too! You may leave a pair of wellies in school on your peg throughout the term if that makes it easier for you. smiley For swimming, remember your costume, a towel and a swimming hat!

 

The children will be set optional home learning to complete each week online - Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars and Complete Maths. Additionally, all children should be aiming to read at least 5 times a week. A letter will be sent home on the first day back detailing changes to recording reading at home (no more reading records in Year 6.)

 

The Year 6 team will be outside on the Year 6 bridge each morning from 8.30am to greet the children and speak to parents and carers. Registration begins at 8.40am with the first lesson of the day beginning at 8.45am. The school day will finish at 3.25pm.

 

Do keep an eye on our class page for updates and snapshots of our learning this term!

 

I cannot wait to see you all on Monday 4th September to start your Year 6 journey! We are going to have the best year together! smiley

 

Mrs Jackson

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