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‘Learning to Succeed’

Year 6

Welcome to year 6.

We are so glad that you are here, visiting our class page.

We are exceptionally excited about the year ahead and all of the opportunities that will undoubtedly come our way. We take our role as the leading class very seriously and consider ourselves to be positive role models.

 

We shall post lots of information about our learning so do keep popping by to see what we have been up to.

 

Very best wishes,

Year 6, 2018

Year 6 Library Visit

 

Today, year 6 visited Welwyn Garden City Library. We were greeted by very welcoming staff who were more than happy to tell us all about the wonderful resources and activities that are available at the library. Did you know that our library stocks over 55,000 books?

 

We started with an introduction to the library, the Dewey system and the range of resources available. The staff then read us an extract of 'The 65 Storey Tree House', which we all enjoyed immensely.  We then spend time looking at a range of archived resources from local schools -  including photographs of Homerswood in 1988 - and toys of the past.

 

Next, we perused the books. We were very excited to find our favourite authors' latest offerings and found many novels from authors we don't yet know. We spent lots of time reading and sharing books and, by the end of the session, we all wanted to fill our bags with books. Some of us are already members of the library so we selected some books to take away for 3 weeks. 

 

If you are not a member already, we all highly recommend the library and we cannot wait to return. Many thanks to the staff who made our morning extra special. 

Our Library Visit - November 2018

Guess The Job - Rocket to the Future

 

As part of our PSHE and Rocket to the Future, in collaboration with Youth Connections, we have been learning about our options and our unlimited potential. We have considered the opportunities that are available to us and have thought about our future selves. We have explored a range of careers and educational pathways and have considered our strengths and areas of interest.

 

As part of this journey, we were visited by a 'mystery guest' who answered our questions to enable us to guess his role.  The children asked some fabulous questions and  it didn't take long for them to reveal his career. 

 

After a photo opportunity, the children continued to ask questions. One in particular, asked by Chris, really impressed all of us. 

Chris asked, " You've been in the role for over 20 years. How has the job changed in that time?" Wow! What a brilliant question. We were all interested to hear the answer...

" The biggest change has come from technological advances. Things have really changed in that respect.  We have had to learn lots of new skills.".

Year 6 Remember

Year 6 Remember 1

November 2018

Along with the rest of the school, we have been commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One and considering the lives of servicemen and servicewomen past and present. In year 6, we are writing two types of poetry: black out poetry and cinquains. We looked at a range of poetry, including 'In Flander's Fields' and many images of poppy fields to inspire and inform our writing. We also read and watched extracts from the memorial services across the country.  We will be making a class book of poetry which we hope you will pop in to see. 

Reghan remembers - bake off style

Reghan remembers - bake off style 1
Reghan remembers - bake off style 2

Problem solving fun in year 6

Problem solving fun in year 6 1 Feeling very happy with his maths success
Problem solving fun in year 6 2 Proud as punch of his problem solving
Problem solving fun in year 6 3 The girls are engrossed in their maths learning
♦ Don't forget to book your parents' evening appointments. ♦

Year 6 celebrate National Poetry Day with poetry from Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Rosen

Year 6 celebrate National Poetry Day with poetry from Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Rosen 1
On Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October, year 6 took part in a range of activities to celebrate National Poetry Day 2018.  The children looked at lots of poetry from Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Rosen who are renowned for their poetry as well as their presentational styles. The children really enjoyed learning, reciting and performing the poetry and even wrote a class poem in preparation for Harvest. 

Powerpoints from Thursday's meeting - in case you couldn't make it.

Week Commencing 8th September

We have really hit the ground running this week and have packed so much in to our week. We thought you might like to know what we have been up to in our first full week.

 

Maths

In Mathematics, we have been looking at place value and calculating by powers of 10.  We have been working with some really challenging large numbers, place holders and decimals and have used the bar model and a Gattegno Chart to help us to calculate accurately.

 

English

In English, we have been researchers, finding out all about the Amazonian Rainforest in preparation for writing our non-chronological texts. We looked at many example texts to really understand the genre and to identify good practices. We responded to the texts we read and used this to reflect on our own writing. We now know what we are striving to achieve and have a clear plan of how we can get there.

 

Topic

In Topic, we have been looking at the geographical position of Brazil. We have examined maps to understand where in the world it sits. We created our own maps to show human and physical features. In addition, we have been looking at a range of Brazilian Art and have responded personally to examples. We liked the contemporary design and the bold, bright colours. The art we examined had lots of energy and made us feel positive. We have also been examining the rainforest in line with our English learning. We have discovered a lot about the flora and fauna, the conservation and the threats that still face the rainforest.

Year 6 celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a big read

Year 6 celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a big read 1
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