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Welcome to the Year 6 page!

 

Welcome to Year 6 - the team are really looking forward to working with you this year!

 

So who's who?

Mrs Murray - Year Leader and 6RM

Mrs Adey - 6RA

Miss Boulton - 6BB

Miss Knight - 6KK

Miss Steenson - 6CS

 

An invaluable part of our team are our amazing Teaching Assistants: Mrs McCollough, Miss Payne, Mrs Howard, Mrs Newell and Mrs Eaton.   

 

In Year 6 we are working towards the Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) in May, which is a culmination of your child’s learning in Literacy and Numeracy throughout Key Stage 2. Throughout the year we will keep you informed, in various ways, about what's expected of your children with regard to the SATs and how best to support them. 

 

This term our topic is ‘Heroes and Villains’ and we have a host of great activities planned…there’s definitely something for everyone!

In History we will be studying the Ancient Greeks and we will be kicking off the unit by demonstrating the concept of time and timelines using toilet roll. Luckily, it's not as messy as it might sound and we will post pictures of the activity in action! 

We have arranged a Greek Day for Friday 14th September; children are invited to dress up and we will be learning about various aspects of Greek life.  

 

There are a number of opportunities for you to come into school this term. The first of which is the 'Welcome to Year 6' afternoon on Tuesday 11th September from 1.30-2.45pm, where you will have the opportunity to work with your children in their day-to-day learning environment - we very much look forward to meeting you.  

Toilet roll timeline

 

This morning we looked at creating a timeline of key events throughout history dating all the way back to the Ancient Greeks. Using toilet roll, we could visualise and see the time-span of events. 

Roll of Honour - Thursday 13th September 

 

* Junior Mole, Logan Pugh, Georgia Howes, Faith Hawkins-Harding, Alexander Recardo and Harry Guest for showing responsibility and resilience in Maths

* Biba Kimberley for settling in to Westacre amazingly - you’ve been a great addition to the class!

* Joseph Connor for trying his absolute best in lessons, asking questions and sharing ideas.

* Faye Morgan, Sophie Turk, Darcey Newman, Natasha Lindsay and Hannah Carter for changing in PE within 3 minutes (at the start and end of the lesson)

* Klaudia Szymczak for her focus and contributions in lessons as well as her ability to take on advice – brilliant!

* For all of 6RM who put themselves forward as a candidate for the Westacre Parliament, Cyber Council and Eco Council 

* Jason-Lea Tasker for responsibility

* Tom Smith, Owen Weston, Archie Chesson-Willets and Jessica Clifford for all giving 100% and showing resilience in maths this week.

* Vinnie Paxton and Matthew Wood for being super organised every morning.

* Rhianna Heywood for reading 6 times!!

* Lilia Hicks, Beth Jones, Emily Snookes and Lewin Thomas Meredith for excellent reading at home.

* Anthony Flavell-for being enthusiastic and giving 100% in everything he does (even when he felt ill)

* Logan Pugh for developing a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

* Bailie-Mae Bull for being extremely helpful around the classroom.

* Shaylah Stokes for sharing her ideas in literacy about why authors choose to use  particular words, phrases and sentence structures.

* Connor- For using highly descriptive vocabulary in his Cold Write

* Alfie- for his fantastic vocabulary suggestions

* Aaron- for independently learning the Dutch way to say “Good Morning!”

* Daisy- for starting and ending the day with a positive phrase

* Oliver- for consistently working efficiently, and to a high quality!

* Kiera- for pushing herself to try new punctuation challenges within a Cold Write.

* Owen- for his mature attitude and focus

* For all of 6KK Maths Set who have shown an enormous amount of positivity and resilience this week! Well done!

* Jarrett Griffiths for his contribution to guided reading.

* Russell Levestam for his use of a colon in literacy today.

* Aaron Griffiths for his cheery smile.

* Daisy Moffatt for her hard work and dedication in all lessons.

* ALL the children who had their PE socks in hockey this week.

* ALL the girls who asked to take ‘Holes’ home to read. You showed a love of learning.

* ALL the children who have been in school every day in Year 6.

* Harvey Skimming for his excellent contributions in literacy lesson.

* Kai Murphy for settling in to Westacre amazingly - you’ve been a great addition to the class!

* For all of 6CS who put themselves forward as a candidate for the Westacre Parliament, Cyber Council and Eco Council

* All of 6CS maths set for showing great responsibility and resilience in Maths lessons

* All of 6CS who had their full PE kit for both lessons this week

 

Greek Day - Friday 14th September

 

Did you notice a flurry of Greek Gods and Goddesses whirling around Westacre today?  It was Greek Day and lots of us dressed up to celebrate our current Year 6 topic.  We all had a fantastic day, full of great experiences and lots of fun.

 

Our day involved:

  • Greek Theatre - we built a Greek theatre out of paper
  • Greek Food Tasting - we sampled lots of delicious Greek food.
  • Pythagoras' Theorem -  a maths challenge set by Miss Boulton.
  • Democracy - learning all about Ancient Greek politics and experiencing what it was like to vote in Ancient Greece for ourselves.
  • Greek masks - we constructed Greek tragedy masks which would have been worn to show characters' feelings throughout performances

 

Some photos from our day...

Roll of Honour - Thursday 20th September

 

Faith, Emily and Georgia for their reasoning skills in Maths  - very impressive ladies!

 

All of Mrs Murray’s maths set who show great resilience when we’re finding things challenging – this approach to learning if wonderful to see!

 

Tobias Ryback and Alfie Wood for producing entertaining ‘Big Writes’ which brilliantly reflected the style of the author we were studying, Louis Sachar.

 

Hannah Allen for applying everything we spoke about and demonstrated in Literacy today – the work you produced was excellent!

 

Tyler Lench-Badams for showing amazing leadership skills in games this week – you were a real asset to your team due to your energy and communication.

 

All of 6RM who dressed up on Greek Day – you looked fabulous!

 

All of the children who tried food they’d never tried before, or thought they didn’t like, during our Greek food tasting activity.

 

Oliver Hoare for sharing his knowledge of food and the world during our Greek food tasting session.

 

Jess Jelfs for using the writing features of Louis Sachar in her own writing.

 

Jarrett Griffiths for his ‘potty-news’ news report that he wrote for Greek Day.

 

Lexi Smith for being helpful in the morning by handing out the guided reading books and folders to all groups.

 

Emma Mansueto for her contribution to maths lessons. She often has her hand up to share her ideas.

 

William Ross, Kelsey Dewhurst-Ford,Katie Maxted, Jess Jelfs and Liam Randle for their resilience in the decimal tarsia this morning.

 

Finley Jones, Lexi Smith, Louis Horton, Jarrett Griffiths, Katie Maxted, Elizabeth Harris and Jess Jelfs for giving up their time to help out at open evening.

 

Daisy Tibble, Leah Harrison, Jess Bodily, Sophie Dey for their excellent writing this week. Using a range of skills from the text that we have read.

 

All of 6CS for their efforts and work when I was out on Tuesday. The feedback I got was wonderful!

 

Haruka for always being helpful, making sure her table always have their books and maths boxes out for every lesson

 

Caitlyn Floyd, Jess Evans, Jess Bodily, Emma Mansueto, Macey-Jane Semini and Amelia Goodyear for being helpful taking the chairs down every morning and handing out Guided reading books. Being ready to start the morning every day.

 

Jess Bodily, Amelia Burton, Jess Evans, Leah Harrison and Chloe Lostitch for already completing an AR quiz and scoring points for our class.

 

Erin Sanders, Abi Goodyear, Jess Evans, Caitlyn Floyd, Amelia Burton, Jess Bodily, Macey-Jane Semini, Leah Harrison, Sophie Dey, Chloe Lostitch, Emma Mansueto, Haruka Misawa, Daisy Tibble, Grace Winters and Chelsea-Leigh Douglas-Neate for giving up their time this evening to help out at open evening

 

All my kind volunteers who have offered to help at Open Evening.

 

Maddison- for helping other girls become ‘Lab Ready’

 

Zuzanna and Lucy- for their hugely increased confidence in Maths

 

Joe and Jasmine- for their increased times table speed and skill!

 

Everyone in 6KK Maths who brought their homework on time

 

All of 6KK for their enthusiasm in Science

 

Kian and Andrew- for their fantastic presentation in their Science books- what a respect for learning!

 

Skye- for her excellent reasoning skills in Guided Reading.

 

Alfie and Oliver- for wonderful expression while reading Holes.

Taylor- for always offering to take on additional responsibility in the classroom.

All my kind volunteers who have offered to help at Open Evening.

 

Maddison- for helping other girls become ‘Lab Ready’

 

Zuzanna and Lucy- for their hugely increased confidence in Maths

 

Joe and Jasmine- for their increased times table speed and skill!

 

Everyone in 6KK Maths who brought their homework on time

 

All of 6KK for their enthusiasm in Science

 

Kian and Andrew- for their fantastic presentation in their Science books- what a respect for learning!

 

Skye- for her excellent reasoning skills in Guided Reading.

 

Alfie and Oliver- for wonderful expression while reading Holes.

Taylor- for always offering to take on additional responsibility in the classroom.

 

Alfie Mead for superb effort in maths this week and sharing his skills with others too.

 

Haruka Misawa for being very helpful in RWI and organising her table.

 

Ava Carson-Brown and India Allen for super red pen feedback in CC.

 

Rhianna Heywood and Megan Holder for making our cloakroom area super tidy.

 

Logan Pugh for being kind and helping others out.

 

Beth Johns for positive attitude, fantastic contributions to lessons and her smile.

 

The whole class for their resilience when following the Joe Wicks fitness video-amazing effort!

 

 

Roll of Honour 27.09.2018

Click below for the Curriculum Jigsaw sent home to parents for Year 6 this term:

No Pens Wednesday! 

 

On Wednesday 3rd October, Year 6 enhanced their speaking and listening skills.

As all writing was banned, we spent time developing our understanding of characters through drama activities such as: hot-seating, freeze-framing and Conscience Alley. 

It was wonderful to be joined by many parents, who also participated in the drama activities, and supported the language development of the day. Thank you for your involvement.

We had a lot of fun and showed a deeper awareness of what motivates a character. 

No Pens Wednesday

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Roll of Honour- 04.10.2018 

Congratulations to the following students who earned a place on the Role of Honour this week. Keep up the good work! 

Role of Honour 04.10.2018

Parenthesis Tutorial

 

During their Literacy lessons, Year 6 have been learning about how to use the tool of parenthesis to extend their writing. As a deeper learning task, some children were challenged to create their own tutorial video to share with others. Check out one such video, that was created by Finley, Freya, James and Harry in 6BB:

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Still image for this video

Year 6 Faith Day - Tuesday 16th October

Today, all of Year 6 spent the day working on Christianity-based activities including an information text on churches and a mathematical design for a stained glass window. The highlight of the day for every class was to visit Droitwich Methodist Church and Church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine of Alexandria. The focus of our visit was to compare and contrast the two places of worship and consider the reasons behind the similarities and differences. We all found the visit extremely interesting and we have some invaluable memories and knowledge to bring to our upcoming RE topic on religious buildings. Our experience today will really bring our topic to life!

Roll of Honour 18.10.18

Roll of Honour 25.10.2018

House Competition Results - Year 6 

 

Football

1st Turing

2nd Attenborough

2nd Bannister

3rd Bronte

 

Rugby

1st Attenborough

2nd Bronte

3rd Bannister

4th Turing

 

Hockey

1st Attenborough 

2nd Bannister

3rd Bronte

4th Turing

Year 6 Topic Homework (Heroes and Villains)

National Young Mathematician Award

 

Today four pupils took part in a competition against other pupils from Evesham and Redditch. They had to use their problem solving and reasoning skills to solve several problems before reporting their findings back to the tutors.

Speed Poetry. 

 

To conclude Writing Day, Year 6 wrote Remembrance themed poems- but there was a strict time limit! Using only 6 minutes, children demonstrated their vocabulary skills. We would like to share a small selection with you below. 

Well done to everyone! 

Speed Poetry

Speed Poetry 1

Role of Honour- 9th November 2018

Role of Honour - 15th November 2018

Roll of Honour 22nd November 2018

Roll of Honour 22nd November 2018

Roll of Honour- 29th November 2018

Roll of Honour - 29th November 2018

Cyber bullying webpages

 

During the recent Anti-Bullying Week, Year 6 spent some time in their Computing lessons thinking about cyber bullying - what it is and how people can support victims of it. The children then spent some time creating their own J2E webpages about this issue - some of them can be found via the links below:

Roll of honour - December 13th

Click below for the Curriculum Jigsaw sent home to parents for Year 6 this term:

Roll of honour - January 10th

Roll of Honour 17.01.2019

Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour 18.01.2019

Roll of Honor 31.01.19

Writing Week - Visit from the Fire Brigade

Year 6 Writing Week

As part of our Writing Week, Year 6 interviewed firefighters from the local community. Pupils asked thought provoking questions, learned about parts of the fire engine and discovered the mental and physical requirements required to be a firefighter. 

Roll of honour - Thursday 14th February

Year 6 Topic Homework

Roll of Honour 01.03.2019

Congratulations to this week's Roll of Honour pupils.

World Book Day in Year 6

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We have been able to visit WH Smith to buy a book using our ‘World Book Day voucher’. 

Using concrete resources to find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknown numbers.

Using concrete resources to find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknown numbers. 1

Roll of honour. 21st March

500 Words House Competition

 

Having received an amazing quantity of stories, 5 children from each class were selected by their class teacher to be put through, as one of the competition finalists, to the pupil panel of judges. All judging was done anonymously.  After reading every finalist’s work, the final winners have been announced. 

 

Prizes were awarded to First, Second and Third along with house points for Fourth and Highly Commended.  A fantastic effort to all those involved. 

 

Parent, carer and staff entries were judged and rewarded points anonymously by a panel of Year 7 children. A huge Thank You to all our parent and carer entries.  We are already looking forward to next year’s competition entries.

 

Please take the time to appreciate the hard work and creativity of our worthy winners.

Topic Homework Showcase

 

Thank you the family members who came into school for the Topic Homework Showcase. It was great to be able to share with you how well the children have done with their recent 'What A Wonderful World' pieces of homework! The effort and creativity seen in all of the classes was a real credit to the children (and of course their families!).

 

Click below for the Curriculum Jigsaw sent home to parents for Year 6 this term:

Roll of Honour 9th May

Year 6 PSHE Day May 2019

Art, inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy

Year 6 memories

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