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Year 6

Hello and welcome to our year six class page. We are the class of 2021 and we are so happy that you are visiting our page.

In year six, we strive to lead by example and we take great pride in all aspects of our learning. We work hard to achieve our goals and we recognise the opportunities within challenges.

We are excited to be the role models of younger students and we take this responsibility seriously.  As well as additional responsibilities and expectations, we earn additional privileges – our classroom is a democratic one and we are pro-active in making decisions about our own learning. We all want to do our very best and to achieve this, we confer with our teachers and recognise our areas for development.  Importantly, we can identify our next steps and the actions that we need to take to make good progress.

We hope that you will continue to visit our page – we are looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you.

With best wishes,

Year 6

 

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Congratulations to our star of the week, Charlotte.

 

Charlotte says...

 

I enjoyed this week. On Monday we finished our Russian folk tales and it was enjoyable. We did PE this week which was football and it was a mixture of fun and tiring. We have been looking at 3D shapes and algebra plus I did a memory game, I enjoyed it. We did singing today - it hurt my voice because I sang so much! I am proud of my reading. 

SPRING TERM 2022

Happy new year and a big welcome back!

Firstly, the team would like to offer heart-felt thanks for your lovely messages, cards and gifts - we really appreciate your generosity and ongoing kindness. 

We hope that you and your families had the most wonderful of breaks.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming the children back and to continuing with our learning. We have an action-packed term ahead, including learning about the Maya in history and all about light in science. Our class texts this term will include the wonderful Skellig by David Almond which are looking forward to sharing and exploring with the children.

As always, you can reach us at the class email : year6@homerswood.herts.sch.uk

This is checked daily but if you need to reach out immediately, feel free to contact the office and we will get back to you at our first opportunity. 

We look forward to working with you to ensure that your children have a happy and prosperous spring term. 

Very best wishes,

Mrs Dring, Miss Allen and Mrs McHutchison

 

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In year 6, we have been examining mushrooms and deciding why they are not plants. We conducted an overnight experiment, leaving mushrooms gill side down to experience the sporing that takes place in order for mushrooms to reproduce. We had lots of fun and were very impressed with the spore pattern outcomes..

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Congratulations to our star of the week...

 blush Mia smiley

who has shown an amazing increase in confidence

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Mia says...

This week in English, we have been learning about fronted adverbials and semicolons. I learnt a lot!

In maths, we have been learning about fractions and converting them so they have the same denominator.

In PE, we did the samba - it was very hard and complicated.

I have enjoyed dressing up in fancy clothes for fancy clothes Friday - it is nice to raise money for charity.

 

Congratulations to our star of the week...

 blush Ollie smiley

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Ollie, our star of the week, shares his experiences of learning this week:

 

This week, in English, we have been writing all about a clip we watched called 'Beyond the Lines'. We wrote flashbacks for a grandpa about the war. For Remembrance Day, we recited the poem, 'In Flanders Fields' which we then wrote and decorated beautifully. 

 

Art is my favourite subject; we have been planning and making playgrounds this week - there were a few rules we had to stick to whilst making them. When I made mine, I decided to theme it around castles. It was really fun.

 

Every Friday, for maths, we do these arithmetic test papers and the main aim is to build our skills and do better with each test as the weeks go by. Sometimes, you go up by 1 and sometimes you go up by 10! Today, when I did mine, I made a huge jump from a score of 29 last week, to 37 out of 40 this week which is an 8 mark jump. It made me cry with pride! 

 

A note from Mrs Dring, Miss Allen and Mrs McHutchison

We cried with pride too, Ollie. We are so proud of your hard work and your amazing learning ethics. What a superstar you are!

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Congratulations to our star of the week...

 blush Beck smiley

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Beck, our star of the week, shares his experiences of learning this week:

 

This week has been fantastic! I have learnt a few new things such as how to divide fractions and we have just begun learning to play the ukulele!

No Pens Day Wednesday was good. I missed doing things with handwriting but it was fun and it did make all the learning quicker as well as us covering more learning in the time we had!

 Clubs have been absolutely amazing - I've loved getting them back. Debating club was so fun and DIY was great - I think I will learn so much. Also, choir has been great - I have loved getting back to singing. 

Maths has been challenging my mind which has been fantastic. 

I've loved learning how to blog - I never knew it was on purple mash so that was good to know.

 

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VOTES FOR SCHOOLS - Making our voices heard.

 

In response to Mrs Shirley's question, "What are YOU passionate about?" we discussed current affairs; one key theme came through loud  and clear - the children are concerned about and confused by the environmental impact of electric cars. They wanted to know what would happen to all of the old diesel and petrol cars, how long the new batteries will take to decompose, how much energy and transport is needed to create an electric car...they had so many relevant questions.

We have decided to find out more and, after half term, we will launch a research project with different research teams exploring and searching for answers to key questions such as those above. We will use the information to write for purpose - depending on our findings, this might include writing reports and formal letters - who knows where this learning will take us?

 

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The entire class were awarded stars of the week this week. They showed fabulous maturity during their residential trip and on their return, demonstrated amazing resilience and adaptive traits. 

Oli summarises the amazing residential week for us:

 

'Our school trip was better than anything that I have ever done before! On Monday, we got here and we had our lunch then headed to the beach where we played for hours in the sand. On Tuesday, we had some fun in the morning and did some AMAZING rock climbing above the sea. We got to scale up cliffs and hills and it was SO fun. 

On Wednesday, we went in to the woods to do some fire lighting and archery. At the end of the day, we made doughnuts which we cooked on the fire. On Thursday, we had the BEST day in the sea: bodyboarding, swimming and splashing. Just AMAZING. On Friday, we had a short day at the beach before heading home. What a trip.'

 

Next, Koi talks about our return:

 

'I really enjoyed this week in school. After a week away, we still had lots of fun going on walks at break and lunchtimes. We learnt all about Black History Month. We watched Benjamin Zephaniah reciting his poetry and we learnt about significant people. We even had some hot chocolate to keep the chilly weather at bay. '

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Year 6 go wild in Bournemouth - Residential Holiday September 2021

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Congratulations to our star of the week…

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A round up of our week from our star of the week, Henry.

I have had an awesome week and have really liked it!  We have been writing postcards about going to a zoo. I was really interested in it and i really wanted to keep writing as there was so much I could add - I stayed in at lunchtime and did extra because it was so fun!

In maths we have been rounding and looking at multiplying and dividing by powers of 10. It made me feel happy as I got most of them correct.

I loved the art - we have been writing in graffiti style, it was really cool because the way that it came together at the end was really great.

We have been learning about classification in science and got to go outside and look at bugs through the magnifying glasses. It was so much fun.

Music was fun - I really like it a lot, I liked learning the beats and the rhythms.

 

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Classifying living things - exploring our local area

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Congratulations to our star of the week…

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Our star of the week, Crystall, shares her thoughts and feeling about our very first week in year 6.

Although I was nervous to start Year 6, it's been really amazing! We have been learning place value in maths which has gone really well and we have made Mrs Dring really happy.

In English, we read a book called 'And Tango Makes Three' and we recreated the story. It was tricky but we managed it. Then we visited the zoo... online. We picked five animals to visit then we wrote to our family members to tell them about our trips.

Geography was tricky but we persisted and got there in the end - we are excited to find out about the Amazon!

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