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Year 6 Safety Day

Year 6 Safety Day 1 Safety talk from Miller Homes
Year 6 Safety Day 2 Children trying on the safety gear
Year 6 Safety Day 3 Winners from the poetry Walk to School competition

Police and fire visit

Exploring OS maps

Exploring OS maps 1
Exploring OS maps 2
Exploring OS maps 3

Egg Drop and Newspaper Bridge Challenges

The pupils had the challenge of making the strongest possible bridge out of newspaper and sellotape.  They were also given the challenge of helping an egg survive when it has been dropped from a height!

Survival Week - making mini-shelters

Blackwell

 

Checkout what year 6 have been up to at Blackwell through looking at our blog. 

Year 6 - Using the new VR headsets

J2E Forms

 

As part of their Computing lessons, Year 6 have been creating forms to help them gather a range of information. Click below to see one example of what some of the children have been finding out:

DT - making shelters

DT - making shelters 1
DT - making shelters 2
DT - making shelters 3
DT - making shelters 4
DT - making shelters 5

We're in our trenches, watching recreated footage of WW2. We're starting to realise how lucky we are...

We're in our trenches, watching recreated footage of WW2. We're starting to realise how lucky we are... 1
We're in our trenches, watching recreated footage of WW2. We're starting to realise how lucky we are... 2
We're in our trenches, watching recreated footage of WW2. We're starting to realise how lucky we are... 3

Yoga has started in year 6. We loved using the new yoga mats that were bought for our school by the Friends of Westacre. Thank you!

Yoga has started in year 6. We loved using the new yoga mats that were bought for our school by the Friends of Westacre. Thank you! 1
Yoga has started in year 6. We loved using the new yoga mats that were bought for our school by the Friends of Westacre. Thank you! 2
Yoga has started in year 6. We loved using the new yoga mats that were bought for our school by the Friends of Westacre. Thank you! 3

VR headsets. In year 6, we have been using the brand new VR headsets in science to find out more about the heart and the circulatory system. We loved the 'hands on' experience.

VR headsets. In year 6, we have been using the brand new VR headsets in science to find out more about the heart and the circulatory system. We loved the 'hands on' experience. 1
VR headsets. In year 6, we have been using the brand new VR headsets in science to find out more about the heart and the circulatory system. We loved the 'hands on' experience. 2

Science Investigation Day - Friday 12th May 

 

Science Investigation Day was a well-earned, activity-packed finale to SATs week. Every class carried out five very different investigations: parachutes showing air resistance, the effects of exercise on the human body, separating materials, buoyancy and shadows.

Results from each investigation were recorded appropriately and clear conclusions were made about what was discovered. 

Children worked well in groups and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day: staff and children alike!  

Science Investigation Day in pictures

Curriculum Jigsaw

 

Here is the Curriculum Jigsaw for Year 6 for the Summer term:

Cotswold Wildlife Park

 

On the last day of spring term, Year 6 had an exciting day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Throughout the day we explored the park, looking at different animals.

Expanded noun phrases and using a wide variety of clause structures has been our focus this week in literacy. The children are producing excellent pieces of writing.

Expanded noun phrases and using a wide variety of clause structures has been our focus this week in literacy. The children are producing excellent pieces of writing.  1
Expanded noun phrases and using a wide variety of clause structures has been our focus this week in literacy. The children are producing excellent pieces of writing.  2
Expanded noun phrases and using a wide variety of clause structures has been our focus this week in literacy. The children are producing excellent pieces of writing.  3

Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.

Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  1
Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  2
Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  3
Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  4
Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  5
Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  6
Numeracy Toolboxes - Year six are enjoying using the toolboxes to support their learning in numeracy. Such a superb resource that ALL classes have at Westacre.  7

Creative Science

 

As part of our evolution topic, pupils have been looking at what plants and trees need to survive. Over the last week, 6CS have created some paper trees to show that trees need to be tall, have strong roots, and lots of leaves to produce energy.

'Brave the Shave'

 

Congratulations to Will Colley who has,  in front of year 6 pupils, 'braved the shave' for Macmillan by shaving his head for charity. Well done Will, we're all really proud of what you've achieved in a few short weeks (he's raised over £600 - exceeding his target by miles).

 

Thank you to Westacre staff and pupils who have collected money for this well-deserving charity.

February half term SPaG homework - to be handed in on Monday 27th February

February half term maths homework - to be handed in on Monday 27th February

SATs Revision Webpages

 

Some children in Year 6 have mastered areas of the Maths curriculum that they have been able to use J2E to create revision guides for other children in Year 6. Have a look at some examples below:

Science Day - bridge building challenge

Rock, Paper, Scissors Writing - children have been writing stories based around the below clip

Online Surveys

 

Year 6 have been using J2E to create their own surveys. They have learnt about a range of input options and created forms with checkboxes, text boxes and drop lists. Once completed, Year 6 then shared their forms via the J2E cloud, allowing them to receive responses to their questions from a wider audience. The children will soon begin analysing the data they get from these surveys and making their own conclusions. Have a look at some examples below and send in your responses if you wish!

Curriculum Jigsaw

 

Here is the Curriculum Jigsaw for Year 6 for the Spring term:

SATs revision is well and truly under way!

 

This week, beginning January 9th, pupils have been given a revision book for maths and literacy; subject teachers will set the tasks each week. The literacy homework tasks will be set on a Wednesday and they will need completing and bringing back into school by the following Wednesday.

If your child has literacy with Mrs Bird, Miss Boulton, Mrs Humphries, Mrs Murray or Miss Steenson, they will follow the revision plan provided below. Each maths teacher will set the revision tasks as appropriate for their group.    

Literacy revision schedule

Christmas Fayre 2016

Game Makers

 

Year 6 have been developing their computer programming skills further using Scratch over the last few weeks. After learning the basics of this online software in Year 5, the children have been challenged to create their own computer games this year. They were tasked with linking their game to their Heroes and Villains theme, so had to develop code for good and bad characters, as well as think about how their algorithms would enable players to know their scores. Click the links below to try out some of the games that have been created in Year 6:

Musical talents in Year 6

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Topic Homework Showcase. Well done to all the children who have completed and handed in their first piece of topic homework. Here are just a few photos to show you what some of the children have created.

Curriculum Jigsaw

 

Here is the Curriculum Jigsaw for Year 6 for the Autumn term:

Performance Poetry

Last week Year 6 took part in some performance poetry as part on No Pen Wednesday. Using a range of skills pupils read out small parts of a poem to make a whole class performance in assembly

Quiz Game Makers

 

Year 6 have been busy developing their Computing skills further by creating their own quiz games on J2E. They have set a range of questions about themselves to share with their new teachers. To be successful they have had to create links in their documents and set up a network of pages to build their own game. Try some of the children's games by clicking the links below:

In Music, we have started to learn to read music.  We are enjoying learning to read music through playing the Steel Pan Drums.  We are delighted with the enthusiasm and attitude to learning something new.  Well done Year 6!

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 Humphries and Miss Brooker - 6HB

Miss Boulton - 6BB

Miss Steenson - 6CS

Mrs Bird - 6LB

 

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

 

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 - their gods and goddesses are fabulous heroes and villains! In Art we will be exploring the work of Roy Lichtenstein and, in DT, we're finding out about Ancient Greek sandals before making some of our own. This, and much more, will form the basis of your child's education this term and I hope they come home and share their experiences with you.

 

There are a number of opportunities for you to come into school this term and we very much look forward to seeing you.

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