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Year 6

Class Teacher: Mrs Paterson

Curriculum Newsletter

Celebration of Work

13/07/2018 - The children are really working hard on their final preparations for the play and Leavers' Assembly. Things are looking amazing. Please let us know if you are able to join us as we have no stage this year and want to make sure that everyone has the best view of their children possible.

We look forward to showing everyone the results of all our hard work. 

 

29/06/2018 - Year 6 attended their residential trip at the weekend and despite the soaring temperatures they were able to take part in a wide range of activities. Their favourite activities were the zip wire, climbing and abseiling and the 3G swing. Be sure to ask them all about their adventures! They were very brave and many of them achieved more than they believed possible.

Well done, year 6 and hopefully this has given you the confidence in your ability to cope with challenges that you need as you move on to your new schools!

 

08/06/2018 - Well, SATs are over and writing assessments are in so now the fun can begin. Play rehearsals are underway and the children are revealing hidden talents with all the singing and dancing that they are doing. This should be a great production.

We have several trips coming up soon, first of which is the Safety in Action trip on Friday 8th June. The children always enjoy this when we go each year and I am sure that this year will be no different.

 

11/05/2018 - Well the dreaded time, which has been long anticipated, has now rolled around and the children are all as ready as they can possibly be before the tests. They all achieved really well in their latest practice tests and should be proud of themselves. Please remind them that they are all more than ready for next week and only need to do their best. 

Whilst they have been revising and working so hard over the past few weeks, we have been starting to look at the play script for the end of year production. They seem to be really excited about showing it to you and are preparing for the auditions at the end of next week. If they continue to work as hard on the play as they have on preparing for their SATs tests, I am sure this will be one of the best productions yet.

Coming soon… So, all those wanting to be in my pirate crew - say “Arr!”

 

27/04/2018 - Year 6 are currently working very hard to prepare for their SATs. We have just had a Mock SATs week and the children should be very proud of themselves. We have also begun to introduce the ideas for the play which we will be learning after the dreaded tests are done to ensure that they have something to look forward to as well as fitting in some much needed relaxation time around revision and the last pieces of writing that the children still need to produce for their end of year portfolios.

Only 3 more weeks guys and we will be able to relax more and enjoy our last couple of months together. Keep up the hard work.

 

26/01/2018 - Wow! What a hectic start to 2018. We have had a trip to Park Way Primary School for an anti-drugs workshop, SATs practice tests and OFSTED. Throughout all of this your children have been a credit to the school and to their families.

Recently, the children have been reading Animal Farm and researching the life of George Orwell, which they have found very interesting whether it is his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War, being a war correspondent and propaganda writer during WW2 or his time as a police officer in Burma. They have also worked on a project about how they would organise their own societies if they were stranded on desert islands, looking at different political structures which they might adopt within their society.

Keep up the good work Year 6.

 

 

12/01/2018 - Year 6 have hit the ground running this term with practice SATs tests taking place already. Our focus for this term  and next will obviously be ensuring that the children have all the relevant skills to achieve the required standards although the children are also really engaging with Animal Farm as we begin looking at our topic of Government and Revolution.

Throughout the next two terms we will be looking at different government structures and eventually the English Civil War which brought about major changes in the way our own country was governed. Some of you may have looked at this and Animal Farm at secondary school, and of course we will not be looking at it in as much detail as that, but the children are already engaging with the topic well.

 

8/12/2017 - Year 6 are getting very excited with the preparations for Christingle and the festive season. We are coming to the end of our 'Around the World' theme. The children have discovered information about places such as Chichen Itza, Angkor Wat and many more while learning about the continents and countries of the world.

They have also explored the issues caused by deforestation whilst writing letters of persuasion and learnt about life in India leading up to Partition whilst reading the 'Wheel of Surya' in class.

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to more fabulous learning in 2018.

 

24/11/2017 - The children have really worked hard over the past two weeks and their work in Science with Electricity and Maths with Fractions has shown just how amazing they truly are.

Some of the children also went to Maidstone Girls' Grammar school for a Thinking Skills workshop. They represented the school wonderfully, asking extremely intelligent questions, taking part and working with children from another school brilliantly to build an intriguing range of bridges with only paper, spaghetti and tape. Well done Year 6 and keep up the hard work.

 

10/11/2017 - Year 6 have had a wonderful time with a pair of visiting magistrates, who came to the school to show the children how the court system worked. The children really enjoyed taking on the roles of magistrates, witnesses and reporters as well as other court officials.

In other subjects, we have moved on to learning about the continents and countries of the world and are currently enjoying reading the Wheel of Surya. In Maths, we are also beginning to work on fractions. Keep up the good work Year 6.

 

 

13/10/2017 - We would like to say a huge well done to all who passed their 11+ this week. For those who were less fortunate, I know you will do well wherever you choose to go to school and that you will be a credit to our school and your next. 

​This week, we are continuing our work on Electricity and we are also having great fun reading the 'Hound of the Baskervilles' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We are also continuing our focus on the four operations in maths, honing and perfecting our accuracy and care with both formal and mental calculations. 

Next week we are looking forward to the visit of some local magistrates to help us to learn about their important role. This has always been a popular event over the last few years at South Borough and I am sure that the children will gain a lot from the visit. 

I would also like to remind you that the applications for secondary school need to be in by the end of this month. You should have already had a booklet explaining how to apply but, should you need another, we do have a limited number of spare booklets. 

 

29/09/2017 - Well the past two weeks have seen year 6 working hard on their first set of practice SATs tests, but it has not all been stressful. We have also been having some fun with Spanish (learning about the names for things in and around the classroom) as well as learning all about static electricity with a Van de Graf machine, balloons and a lot of confetti!

The children have been reminded that their homework projects are due in in a couple of weeks time and I am looking forward to seeing what I am sure will be some amazing inventions which will change the world!

 

15/09/2017 - The new year 6s are currently looking at place value and writing descriptions, as well as getting used to the new pace of work. Please help your children to keep reading and practice their spellings regularly. Thank you for your support.