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SPRING TERM 2

Week Three Update – Friday 17th March

We have had a busy two weeks in year 6. Your child has completed practise SATs papers to help them develop a stronger understanding of the structure and question types, whilst also showing off their gained knowledge and understanding. We have developed a stronger understanding of the benefits of yoga through our Mighty Warriors coach and how these exercises can support us during SATs. Please ask your child to show you at home. In our topic Glorious Galapagos, we produced leaflets to explain the biomes, climate, wildlife and how these unique islands were formed and why they were so crucial in the development of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. In Maths, we have strengthened our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages – please ask your child to show the equivalence of 10%, 0.5 and 2/5 in each area, we are sure they will impress you. In art, we have improved our sketching and shading by focussing on the Giant Galapagos Tortoise and the Land Iguana to increase our understanding of light and shade.

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Vivienne (for her great work and effort in all learning) and Tegan (for amazing progress and commitment to learning in school and at home). Keep up the great attitudes!

Week One Update – Friday 3rd March

A very busy start to the first week of Spring 2 in year 6. We have been introduced to our new topic ‘Glorious Galapagos’ and began to learn about the famous naturalist Charles Darwin. We have produced mini biographies showing our understanding of key events and dates in his life. We have plotted his famous journey onboard the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands. This learning has been linked to our science lessons as we begin to build our knowledge and understanding of the terms ‘Adaptation, Evolution and Inheritance’. This week, we have looked at a cactus’ features to identify how it has adapted to arid climate zones. In Maths, we have began a new unit of work linking our knowledge and understanding of decimals and fractions to percentages and how these can be equivalent to one another. Finally, the week cannot come to a close without mentioning the amazing World Book Day we had in school – reading with nursery and reception, voting on artistic potatoes, sharing lots of stories with our upper key stage two teachers and producing some amazing work alongside these reads. You and your child produced some amazing entries and we have been blown over by the amount of entries into our school World Book Day quiz – thank you! Don’t forget to check out the WBD page on the website!

We would also like to wish Lindon a lovely birthday this weekend and a special mention for being the Year 6 World Book Day Potato Winner! 🙂

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Eesha (for her commitment and enthusiasm to learning) and Frankie (for showing a great understanding of what responsibility means when supporting in the key stage one playground). Keep up the great attitudes!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 12 children who achieved full marks: Yasmeen, Jesse, Frankie, Zara, Jake.F, Jayden, Harry.T, Inayah, Jack.M, Harry.C, Tyler, and Mia. Brilliant work! Please remember to access TTR to increase your pace and knowledge of multiplication and division facts 🙂

SPRING TERM 1

Week Seven Update – Friday 17th February

The first half of spring term has flown by! We have thoroughly enjoyed our topic this half term and it was lovely to complete it sharing our knowledge and understanding with one of our governors, Mr Tuffnell. He has supported all the children with learning how to speak clearly and perform their closing courtroom cases for Hamlet. We can’t wait to watch them back after half term! We completed the Maths unit of work on decimals and will link this learning to our new unit after half term – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. All children have completed their Elizabethan clothing in Design and Technology and should be extremely proud of themselves 🙂 Thank you for all your support with homework and ensuring your children are in school to access their learning, they have really made huge steps in confidence, knowledge and understanding. All children should be proud of their achievements, we hope you have a lovely half term holiday.

We would also like to wish Noah and Evie a lovely birthday over half term 🙂

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Jack (for his effort and enthusiasm in English) and Jayden (for improved formality in his courtroom closing argument). Keep up the great attitudes!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 14 children who achieved full marks: Yasmeen, Jesse, Zara, Jake.F, Harry.T, Evie, Jack.T, Inayah, Jack.M, Harry.C, Tyler, Deacon, Kayden and Vivienne. Brilliant work!

Half-termly Awards

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve have now been added to the rewards system each half term to ensure we are regularly discussing and rewarding our fundamental aims as a school. In Year 6 this half-term, the certificates and badges were awarded to Jacob Hedley, Abbey Ward and Mason Breeze.

Jacob Hedley – He has built his resilience and inspired other children in class to edit and improve their work with his positive attitude and comments of motivate and support!

Abbey Ward – For thriving in confidence and becoming a part of the Newham Bridge Sporting Community.

Mason Breeze – For his commitment and progress in all aspects of his work.

Remember to wear your badge each day with pride!

This half term teachers were able to nominate one Reading Star per year group. As a team of year six teachers, we nominated Zara Din for her superb progress and commitment to Reading Plus. Keep up the great attitude!

Week Six Update – Friday 10th February

The weeks of spring term are flying by! During English this week, we have formulated our ideas to defend Hamlet as his defence barrister and began to write our closing statement to persuade the jury to acquit him of the crimes the prosecution has stated. In Maths, we have learned about decimals – place value, rounding, addition and subtraction. In each strand, we have tackled problems involving reasoning and shown a deeper understanding through our explanations given to succeed. In PE (on Monday), we continued to develop our understanding of positional play in a game and the rules for each position played, and on Tuesday, we began to think about how to defend in tag rugby using a line strategy. Next week, we will be applying the tags and connecting these two skills together in a game. We explored paintings of living conditions during the Elizabethan Era and identified what we could see to support our inferences about rich and poor living conditions. On Tuesday, it was Internet Safety Day. We revisited our learning from PCSO Eric and further explored the benefits of the internet and how to remain safe. The children listened to the opinions of other children about improving the internet for their future and had some interesting ideas. Please ask your children how they will keep themselves safe online and find out what they use the internet for when at home and school.

Breakfast club will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 8am. Homework club will be on Tuesday after school, please remember to use EdShed, TTRockstars and Reading Plus at home. Thank you for your ongoing support.

We hope Ella and Sofia enjoyed celebrating their 11th birthday this week with friends and family 🙂

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Ethan (for his commitment to breakfast and homework club) and Jesse (for improved presentation and participation in class discussions). Keep up the great attitudes!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 20 children who achieved full marks: Yasmeen, Grace, Jesse, Frankie, Zara, Jake.F, Jayden, Noah, Harry.T, Evie, Jack.T, Inayah, Jack.M, Harry.C, Tyler, Deacon, John, Vivienne, Kayden and Ciaran. Brilliant work!

Week Five Update – Friday 3rd February

Another busy week of learning in year 6! During English this week, we have learned all about criminal and civil law cases. We now understand the structure and organisation of a courtroom, and we have began to formulate ideas to defend Hamlet as his defence barrister. In Maths, we have continued our learning with Algebra. The children are fantastic at writing and solving algebraic equations, next week we will complete an end of unit assessment and begin our learning all about decimals. In PE (on Monday), we continued to develop our netball skills into mini games – a particular focus on positional play in a game and the rules for each position played, and on Tuesday, we enjoyed a taster session with our Mighty Warriors coach. The children were amazed to learn professional football players are experiencing yoga sessions to help with their flexibility, mental health and wellbeing, and core strength. We have continued to learn about the Elizabethan Era by revisiting our understanding of effective leadership, people who were important to Queen Elizabeth and how she showed strength against other countries. We are really impressed with the contributions your children are making to their learning and the amount of questions they have to further their knowledge and understanding.

Breakfast club will be on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 8am.

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Jake.L (for a super attitude and effort in all his work) and Fleur (for growing in confidence and having superb contributions in class). Well done to both of them for their effort this week!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 15 children who achieved full marks: Yasmeen, Grace, Jesse, Frankie, Zara, Jake.F, Harry.T, Evie, Jack.T, Inayah, Jack.M, Harry.C, Sofia, Vivienne and Deacon. Brilliant work!

Week Four Update – Friday 27th January

Another busy week of learning in year 6! During English this week, we have published a discussion piece about Hamlet: Tragic Hero or Crazed Murderer? We have focussed on expanding our initial thoughts with evidence from the play, and supporting this evidence with explanations to link to our viewpoint. In Maths, we have begun a new unit of work ‘Algebra’ and the children have been fantastic. Their enthusiasm to learn more and more has been captivating, and we are all very impressed with their commitment to further expand and deepen their knowledge and understanding. During P4C this week, we have discussed, ‘Is the responsibility of being a leader a privilege or a burden?’ the children really enjoyed sharing their opinions on this with Mrs Howley and Mr Bowler, we wondered if you could share your views on this with your child to continue the discussion at home. PE (on Monday) allowed us to really develop our netball skills into mini games – particularly passing, communication and moving, and on Tuesday, we focussed on developing the same skills but applying them to tag rugby (which made the children think really carefully, due to tag rugby rules). We have continued to learn about Humanism in RE, playing jazz on the glockenspiel, in Music, as well as developing some classy clothing suitable for the Elizabethan elite in DT! We are really impressed with the children’s enthusiasm, keep it up!

Breakfast club will be on Tuesday only this week at 8am. Thank you for your support.

Homework club is available to all, and is proving very popular after school on Tuesdays (until 4pm). It has been a pleasure working with your children and supporting them in their understanding of Maths and Reading this week. We have had lots of discussions about money, if you are out and about this weekend handling money then, please could you discuss coin values and identifying how much change would be received when paying for goods.

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Kayden (for a super attitude and effort in all his work) and Noah (for super handwriting and his understanding of Hamlet’s character in the discussion). Well done to both of them for their hard work and effort this week!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 15 children who achieved full marks: Yasmeen, Jesse, Frankie, Zara, Jake.F, Noah, Harry.T, Evie, Jack.T, Inayah, Jack.M, Harry.C, Tyler, Sofia, and Mia. Brilliant work!

Week Three Update – Fri 20th January

Another week has flown by and we have packed in so much learning! During English this week we have been beginning a discussion piece about Hamlet: Tragic Hero or Crazed Murderer? We have all begun to see both sides of the debate and try to put forward evidence for the two differing points of view.

In Maths, we have completed our unit of work on Ratio and shown that we have a very good understanding of the concept and how it links to our work on multiplication, division and fractions.

Science, this week saw us classifying and grouping Daffodils (who knew there were so many varieties) using branching database software on purple mash. We were focussing on asking relevant questions about the observable features of the flowering plants as part of our topic on Living things and their habitats. PE (on Monday) allowed us to really develop our netball skills – particularly passing and moving, and on Tuesday, we focussed on developing our technique in tag rugby. We have also begun to learn about Humanism in RE, playing jazz on the glockenspiel, in Music, as well as designing some classy clothing suitable for the Elizabethan elite in DT! We have tried hard in all aspects of our work and look forward to continuing our topic work again next week.

Breakfast club (for those who sent back reply slips) begins on Tuesday and Wednesday – 8am.

Homework club is available to all, and is proving very popular after school on Tuesdays (until 4pm).

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Deacon (for super effort in all his work) and Ella (for super reading aloud in class). Well done to both of them for their hard work and effort this week.

Happy 11th Birthday to Kayden this week, we hope you had a lovely birthday.

Week Two Update

This week we welcomed drama into our English learning, and performed the story of Hamlet (by William Shakespeare). Our work on the new topic continued as we discovered more facts about Queen Elizabeth I and why this period is referred to as the Golden Age. We have discovered the concept of ratio in Maths, and now understand how to use the symbol to compare groups of data and how this differs to finding a fraction an an amount. In P.E, we have began two new sports: netball and tag rugby – everyone participated well and learned new game rules (please remember your red jumper on PE days). Finally, we ended the week with science examining a variety of leaves before classifying them by their features.

Please remember to hand in your reply slips if you have received an invite for Breakfast Club.

A superb start to homework club this week – we love the opportunity to support your child further with their learning, if you would like to attend and your haven’t signed up, please contact the office and your child can begin on Tuesday.

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were John and Ciaran, who have both worked really hard this week in all subjects. Well Done!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 17 children who achieved full marks: Ciarian, Yasmeen, Jesse, Frankie, Zara, Jake.F, Harry.T, Evie, Aaran, Jack.T, Inayah, Jack.M, Harry.C, Deacon, Vivienne, Kayden and Coden. Brilliant work!

Week One Update

This week we welcomed the children back into school on Wednesday 4th January. Our work on the new topic began swiftly with a recap of our work on the Tudors from Y5. We immersed ourselves in Elizabethan England as we took part in a Now Press Play activity. We experienced the language, sounds and feeling of those alive during Tudor times. We listened and acted as we escorted Queen Elizabeth I on a royal visit. We managed to uncover a sinister plot and used our wits to protect her from certain doom just in time. Phew!

We also were introduced to William Shakespeare, one of the most famous writers in history. In English we began the week by watching and studying the tragically sad animated tale of Hamlet. You can watch it here…HAMLET ANIMATED. We have begun to realise just what a brilliant writer Shakespeare was and how his stories have influenced writing and performing around the world. Even though some of the language and ideas contained in Hamlet are complicated, we know the story very well and are looking forward to finding even out more next week. There is also a slightly shorter rap version of the story here…HAMLET RAP.

In maths we have begun a unit of work all about Ratio and Proportion and are beginning to understand more about the relationships between multiplication and division when comparing sets of information.

You can find out more about our new topic below. Have a lovely and restful weekend.

Please note there will be some slight changes to homework this term. It is essential that all homework is completed each week. Please see the Y6 homework page for details. Homework club continues on Tuesdays to support anyone who would like to come.

Breakfast club will be starting in a couple of weeks and invitations to attend will be sent out next week.

Weekly Awards

Our Pupils of the Week were Harley and Ebony, who have both had a really positive start to the new year. Well Done!

In this week’s Times Table test, we had 8 children who achieved full marks: Tyler, Harry C, Inayah, Harry T, Jake F, Zara, Jesse and Yasmeen. Brilliant work!

NEW TOPIC – Elizabethan England

This term our topic will be Elizabethan England. We’ll be focussing on the reign and legacy of Queen Elizabeth I, who was the last of the Tudor Monarchs, way back in the early 1600s. Please see the attached document for some key information and ideas we will study.

Autumn 2 – Half-termly Rewards

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve have now been added to the rewards system each half term to ensure we are regularly discussing and rewarding our fundamental aims as a school. In Year 6 this half-term, the certificates and badges were awarded to Inayah Hussain, Grace Beech and Jake Lee.

Inayah Hussain – She is an inspiration to all. During our trip to Peat Rigg, she overcome her fear of heights and helped others conquer theirs too!

Grace Beech – She has shown she is enjoying the challenges of year 6 work and always strives to reach towards her full potential.

Jake Lee – He has made huge achievements in confidence and progress in Maths this term, well done.

Remember to wear your badge each day with pride!

Autumn 2 Week 5 – End of the week update…

Another week complete! Advent is upon us and in order to spread a little Christmas cheer, we participated in the School Games ‘Santa Dash’. It was great designing our own Christmas or Winter themed hat and then wearing them to look fantastic as we huffed and puffed our way around a few laps of the playground.

During the week, in English, we began to plan an amazing narrative based on the fantastic animation ‘Francis’. (watch it here) We’re enjoying the spooky and mysterious ending and are looking forward to writing it out next week.

In maths, we’re getting pretty good at working with fractions. Just ask us to multiply and divide with them, and we’ll show you what we can do! In science, we began to work out how Emperor penguins stay warm, even in a harsh Antarctic storm. We also learned more about biomes and how we can compare where we live, to conditions found in the Tundra. We’ve had a great week and are looking forward to continuing our hard work next week too.

Our pupils of the week were Oliver and Mia – both of them demonstrate the values and golden rules of school exceptionally well!

We had some brilliant scores in our Times tables test, this week. Well done to Coden, Aaron, Jacob, Ciaran, Ella, Kayden, Vivienne, John, Ethan, Inaaya, Jack, Inayah, Jack, Harry, Tyler, Harry, Abbey, Mia, Yasmeen, Grace, Jesse, Frankie, Zara, Jake, Jayden, Oliver, Noah and Evie.

Autumn 2 Week 3 – End of the week update…

This week has been another busy one for year 6. We started the week wearing odd socks (for Anti-bullying Week) and reflecting on how to reach out to others to ensure we were being a good friend at school and home when using social media. Also, this week was Geography Awareness Week. Throughout the week, we have discussed climate change and how we can make a difference in our world to protect its future. Around our classrooms we designed posters to remind ourselves how to look after our planet and during P4C we reflected on the impact art can have as an influence for change. During English, our discussion writing has linked with climate change and the affect we are having on the polar bears living in the Arctic. We identified positives and negatives for captivity before concluding if we make a difference then these bears will be able to remain in the wild for longer. Finally, we closed the week wearing spots for Children in Need and together we raised money for those children in need.

Our pupils of the week, this week were Hunter (superb effort to complete his homework) and Jake (for always trying his best and working well with every member of the class).  Well done to you both.

This week we were tested on our eleven times tables. Well done to everyone who achieved 10/10. Each week our scores are increasing!! This week, Yasmeen, Lindon, Grace, Jesse, Frankie, Ella, Oliver, Jake.F, Jacob, Aaron, Noah, Sophie, Harry.T, Archie, Evie, Harry.C, Inayah, Inaaya, Maisie, Ciaran, Ethan, Vivienne, Mason, Abbey, Mia, Kayden, Sofia, Deacon, Jack.T, Tyler and Coden achieved 10/10! Remember to keep logging in to Times Tables Rockstars.

We would also like to wish Maisie a wonderful 11th birthday this week 🙂

Autumn 2 Week 2 – End of the week update…

We have really enjoyed sharing our knowledge and work from last term’s topic, Fallen Fields, during Remembrance Assembly this morning. We would like to thank the children for their hard-work and for all the parents/carers who were able to attend. During maths, we have learned more about fractions; in particular, adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Maths week, finished with a sing off in a whole school assembly today and a reflection on all the learning that has taken place. Once again, thank you to those who were able to attend the Parents Maths event: it was lovely to see you engaging with your child and having FUN learning together. In PE, we have continued to work with the gymnastics coach to develop our skills in balancing, jumping and rolling. All children on Monday engaged in a ‘Careers Event’ where they were able to learn more about what universities have to offer and discuss routes to particular jobs of interest – make sure you ask your child’s thought on their future aspirations!

Our pupils of the week, this week were Harry (setting a wonderful example in Remembrance activities) and Evie (for always listening and responding to advice about how to improve her writing).  Well done to you both.

This week we were tested on our nine times tables. Well done to everyone who achieved 10/10. Each week our scores are increasing!! This week, Yasmeen, Lindon, Grace, Jesse, Frankie, Ella, Oliver, Jake.F, Jacob, Aaron, Noah, Harry, Evie achieved 10/10! Remember to keep logging in to Times Tables Rockstar’s, a new tournament begins next week: England Rocks! Will you earn a certificate for the most correct answers?

Don’t forget to wear your odd socks on Monday to celebrate our differences 🙂

Autumn 2 week 1 – End of the week update…

It has been another very busy week in Year 6.  We have really enjoyed starting our new topic – Frozen Kingdom and have worked brilliantly well, to describe the Arctic landscape in our English work this week. During maths, we have learned more about ordering and sequencing fractions.  In PE we worked with the gymnastics coach to develop our technique and in Art we began to look at art created by the Inuit people.  During Science, we looked at how drugs and medicines can influence people’s lives.

Our pupils of the week, this week were Sofia (for setting a wonderful example and for superb writing) and Yasmeen (for superb effort).  Well done to you both.

Happy 11th birthday to Ethan and Jesse.  

Remembrance Assembly – 11.11.22

The children in Year 6 would like to invite their parents and family members to attend our special service of remembrance on Friday 11th November 2022. The assembly begins at 9:15am and will include some of the children’s work on our Fallen Fields topic, from last half term, and an opportunity to reflect and observe a minutes silence in honour of those who have given their life in conflict.

Remembrance Assembly

Friday 11.11.22 – 9:15am

New Topic for Autumn 2 – Arctic Explorers

This Half Term we will be exploring the polar regions at the very Northern and Southern points of the Earth. We’ll be looking at the Geography of these locations, the wildlife, and those pioneering people who have helped and continue to help us understand these complex, inhospitable and ever-changing areas of our planet. Have a look at the Knowledge Organiser to find out more…

Autumn 1 – Half-termly Rewards

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve have now been added to the rewards system each half term to ensure we are regularly discussing and rewarding our fundamental aims as a school. In Year 6 this half-term, the new certificates and badges were awarded to Jack Murrell, Sophie Stubbs and Vivienne Redlarska.

Jack Murrell – He is an inspiration to all. He was resilient during each swimming lesson and achieved excellent results at the end of the fortnight.

Sophie Stubbs – She has thrived, is full of confidence and showed she is enjoying the learning and responsibilities of year 6.

Vivienne Redlarska – She has achieved outstanding results in Reading Plus this half term.

Remember to wear your badge each day with pride!

Wednesday 21.9.22

Music

Today, Mrs Henwood came into class and worked with the children in their music lesson. We talked about the importance of music to us and how music (particularly the songs of Vera Lynn) provided both entertainment and hope during World War 2. We focused on how the lyrics may have provided a crumb of hope, to those most in need, during times of separation. We finished the session by performing the song together!

AWARD WINNERS

PUPIL OF THE WEEK

BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

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