Miss Townsend, Miss Collings, Mrs Lang and Mr Edwards welcome you all to the Year 6 page.
Our hope is for this site to become a good window for you to see some fabulous learning and also to give you an idea for what we are doing so you can help support your child at home.
Year 6 Cricket tournament.
Yesterday, Year 6 took part in the annual, regional Hampshire cricket tournament. After a very wet day, the team managed to get to the final and will now appear at the iconic home of Hampshire Cricket - The Ageas Bowl, in a few weeks time. Well done to all involved and we are looking forward to playing again in July.
Recently, the whole school greatly enjoyed a visit from a group of Japanese students who came to share with our children some aspects of their culture. Year 6 learnt how to play the card game, Karuta, including how to make the cards themselves. A fantastic time was had by all, as you can see from the photos.
Previous VE Day costumes.
Here is a collection of previous years VE Day costumes, in preparation for this years celebrations.
Year 6 Spring Visit to St Mary's Church
Today, year 6 visited St Mary's Church for our termly visit. Reverend Reeves spoke to us about our four Bartley values and how they could help shape our future lives.
DT -Making Anderson Shelters.
Session one of creating our model Anderson Shelters is underway. Final shelters to follow!
Inspirational is a word banded around too often, yet today we had a truly inspirational speaker in school. Mr Phipps (Dad to one of our Year 3 children) came in today to talk about his life and how losing his legs to meningitis as a teenager, shaped his life today. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and it was a pleasure having him in school. Thank you so much for your time Mr. Phipps.
To begin our topic of Japan, year 6 last week, had a Japanese themed day. We had a guest in school, showing us many Japanese traditions, including paper folding, Japanese writing, Manga animation and some children even got the chance to try on a kimono, a traditional Japanese dress.
Drama and role play sessions.
Wherever possible, we are trying to include as much drama into out English lessons this year. Below are a few examples of this, including a court scene during our 'Highwayman' topic and freeze frame activities during out topic on 'The Big Wave'.
These are the first sets of photos from the Year 6 residential at Brenscombe. As you can see, the children had so much fun and are, this week, writing to the staff, thanking them for such an amazing residential.
Below is the sun rising on day three of the year 6 residential.
This half term we are learning all about place value and using the four number operations. Please help support your child by giving them lots of opportunities to practise reading and writing numbers up to 10 000 000. Testing your child's times table knowledge will also be very beneficial - they should know them all up to 12x12 including the inverse.
We are writing stories this half term for our Epic Citadel topic. We will also be utilising our upcoming residential trip to inspire us to write a variety of non-fiction texts.
We are encouraging the children to read as much as possible at home starting now! This week, each child should have brought home a blue reading diary. If they can read on at least five out of seven days of each week, they will receive a merit. Reading is the cornerstone for so much of a child's learning and it is vitally important that your child reads as much as possible.
Our class reader will be Wolf Brother, a tale of a boy caught up in a battle with a mystical wolf.
If you haven't discovered Bug Club yet, then make sure you have a look. All the children have their login details and it is a great, fun way of moving on in their reading ability.
These are the National Curriculum spellings for year 5 and 6 - we will be working on these throughout the year alongside other spelling patterns.
Below are a number of strategies to help children learn their spellings.