Year 6: The Elephants: Blog items
Another Busy Week !, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 10:45am
Year 6 have had another very busy week of learning and fun. The children did an amazing job this week researching and presenting the route they may take into future careers. We backed this activity up watching children with physical and learning differences talk about thier aspirations.
The Elephants have been flying in maths this week showing a real enjoyment and understanding of algebra.
Our learning about famous scientisist and innovators has come to an end and to finish the unit I challenged the children to become innovators and they have come up with some stunning ideas.
In DT I was very impressed with the way in which every single member of the class has cut out their pattern then attached it to fabric of their choice and then cut the pieces out. The sewing process has started and the finished garments are fantastic.
We have now reached the end of this half term and as a team we are so proud of the progress the children have made.
Thank you to the families who attended last night's SATs meeting, I have uploaded the PowerPoint and a copy of the Year 6 SATs word document to the class page of the website.
I will also put a copy of the activities we are doing at High Adventure on the class page , the document has another copy of the suggested kit list at the bottom. Please remember the children will need a packed lunch in a reusable contatiner and a drinks bottle for the first day.
Wishing you all a great half term
Elephant Update, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 2:11pm
The Elephants have had a very busy week, as usual. Lots of great work in English and maths. The children impressed Mrs Brown so much on Tuesday with their learning when she visited our English lesson that she awarded them 2 class compliments.
In Geography this week the class have been learning about Greenwich Meant time and how this relates to lines of longitude particularly the Prime Meridian.
We have had 2 science lessons this wee, one a live BBC lesson the adaptation of sharks which was great and the other continuing our learning about famous scientists. This week the children did amazing jobs reseraching the life and work of Dr Daniel Hale Williams which they have presented in the form of biographies.
In RE our learning was around Hajj the pilgrimage that Muslims aim to take part in once in a life time.
Well done for being so wonderful Elephants , be ready to sew next week youve got waistcoats to make!
The Rest of The Week, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 27th Jan 2024 @ 9:45am
Reading Response - Brian Cox
Maths check up - arithmetic and reasoning paper 1
Geography - investigating if there are links between latitude and longtitude and biomes/climate
Reading Response - Marcus Rashford
Maths check up - reasoning paper 2
English - modal verbs
Science - Learning about Marie Maynard Daly and her work on the affects of sugar and cholestorol on the body .
Busy Elephants, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 23rd Jan 2024 @ 8:46pm
Monday 22nd January
Morning task - phonics activity
Spelling - Look Say Cover Write Check for this week's new words
Reading Response - Biography of Bear Grylls
GPS and spelling check up
DT - design a waistcoat for a soft toy
PE - dribbling, passing and shooting skills in hockey
Maths - introduction to the ratio sign :
Tuesday 23rd January
Morning task - phonics activity
RE -What is Ummah and why is it important to Muslims?
Reading Check up
Maths - fractions and ratio
In the afternoon we completed our maths , did a relaxation Yoga session in the hall and completed our RE
Friday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 11:47am
This morning the children have fun playing a variety of instruments in music. This was followed by more work on Macbeth in drama. Computing has been a successful lesson with a clas compliment being awarded by Miss Sanders.
This afternoon the children are looking forward to cricket and art.
Wednesday and Thursday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 7:57am
Morning task - phonics
Spelling - a class favourite today- pyramid words.
Reading - last session developing our summarising skills
Maths - fluent in five, reasoning and we started our new unit, ratio looking at additive and multiplicative aspects to help us know when we need to add or multiply.
English - a writing focus today using our learning about formal and informal language to write a formal letter in the role of Percy Jackson's headteacher and then an informal letter in the role of Percy to his best friend Grover.
Afternoon - personal development activities with Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherry in LPS+
Morning task finishing our letters / reading own books
Spelling - check up
Reading - a full VIPERS session today reading about Tim Berners Lee a British man who was pivotal in the development of the world wide web
Science - researching the life and work of Libbie Hyman who specialised in the classification of invertebrates
Maths - fluent in five - a double lot of questions this afternoon followed by a lesson looking at the language of ratio
English - we started to revise modal verbs which we will continue next week.
Well done Elephants you have worked hard this week and it shows in your the quality of the work you have produced. I am very proud of you all.
Monday and Tuesday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 16th Jan 2024 @ 9:13pm
Spelling - feeling the shape of this week's words
Reading - this week we are focusing on developing our summarising skills.
Geography - finding longtitude and latitude coordinates of given captial cities
Maths - learnning about imperial measures
PE - passing, dribblind and tackling in hockey
English - rewriting informal sentences in a more formal manner.
Spelling - using each of our spellings in a sentence to show that we understand their meaning.
Reading - more summarising skills this time using a poenm as our text
Fluent in Five
First Aid - one and a half hours learning first aid skills. Everyone did brilliantly.
Maths - making sure that we really undersatnd imperial measures.
English - revising word classes by picking words from a given list , identifying their word class and then writing a definition of the word to show what it measns as part of that class.
Update, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 11:49am
WOW this week has gone so quickly.
Spelling check on this week's spellings.
Reading - learning about the discovery of DNA.
Science researching the life and work of Stephen Hawking and making our own black holes.
English - choosing our own area of focus - complete sentences, correcting punctuation errors or identifying the subject, verb , object within sentences.
Maths - fluent in five, reasoning and then converting miles into kilometers and vice versa.
The class have settled back into learning really well and have had an amazing week. They have loved the new timetable so we have started 2024 in the best way possible.
Have a great weekend everyone
Welcome Back, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 10th Jan 2024 @ 2:35pm
Happy New Year .
On behalf of myself, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty I would like to thank you for all of the lovely gifts we received at Christmas.
Our week so far :
Morning task - phonics
Spelling adding cial and tial
Reading response - Alan Turing
Geography - learning about longtitude and latitude
English - writing new endings for The Highwayman poem
PE - passing skills in hockey
Maths - metric measures
Spelling - look, say, cover, write, check
Reading - Alexander Fleming
RE- The Five Pillars of Islam
Jigsaw - dreams and goals
Maths - converting metric measures
English - research facts about a given Greek god or goddess
Spelling - speedy spell
Reading response - Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace
Maths - calculating wit mteric measures
English - discussing our new text
DT - preparing for our enterprise
Elephant Catch Up, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 22nd Dec 2023 @ 9:42am
The morning was spent researching interesting facts about 6 major world religions - the class loved this - and creating amazing mind maps to showcase all of their knowledge from the autumn terms learnong.
The afternoon was spent partying at the Year 5 and 6 Christmas party. Theo, Poppy and Sienna did an amazing job as DJs/
Christmas cards and carols in French
Thank you to you all for your support this term it is very much appreciated. Thank you also for the gifts and cards myself, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty have received. It is very kind of you to think of us at this time of year.
We hope that you all have a very lovely Christmas and we will see you in January.
Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty.
Christmas part Y5&6, by Mr Pearson
Date: 21st Dec 2023 @ 2:36pm
The annual Christmas party was enjoyed by all.
Wonderful Wednesday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 20th Dec 2023 @ 2:39pm
Today started with a whole school rehearsal for the Carol Service on Friday, the class did a fantastic job of reciting their poem and earned themselves a class compliment from Mrs Brown.
After a slightly later than usual playtime the rest of the morning was spent doing DT, finishing off the amazing playground structures they have been building.
This afternoon has been a Christmas themed LPS+ session with Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Doherty.
Don't forget tomorrow is Christmas Party day so come dressed ready for a fun filled afternoon.
Elephant Catch Up, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 19th Dec 2023 @ 9:03pm
Morning task - remove the last e before adding the suufix er or ed
Spelling - splitting this week's words into two lists: cious or tious
Reading - The Yule Lads - Spoon Licker , a story from Iceland
Maths - fluent in five, reasoning, mixed questions with fractions
English - present perfect and past perfect verb tenses
Science - lots of Christmas fun completing our investigations into how mirrors work.
Phonics - correcting misspelt words
Spelling - using this week's spellings in sentences
Maths - fluent in five, reasoning, finding fractions of amounts
English - planning a new ending to The Highwayman
DT - working hard to finish our amazing playgrounds.
Thursday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 14th Dec 2023 @ 9:34pm
Today has been very busy and lots of fun too.
Morning Task - grammar task
Spelling - check up of this week's spellings.
Maths - double fluent in five followed by more dividing fractions.
Fun videos with sining and dancing to help us remember grammar and punctuation
Christmas dinner followed by a long playtime and a movie afternoon.
Wednesday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 13th Dec 2023 @ 2:24pm
Here's what we have been up to today :
Morning task - phonics activity to correct spellings
Spelling - using this week's spellings in sentences to improve our vocabulary.
Guided Reading - The final chapter of The Night Before The Night Before Christmas.
Maths - Fluent in Five, reasoning and then we learnt to divide any fraction by an integer 4/6 x 2 = 4/12
English - developing our understaning of adverbs and adverbials, how they are used in sentences, whar they modify and how we punctuate sentences containing them.
This afternoon LPS+ - working on our poem to perform at the Carol Service in church and making calendars.
Tomorrow is Christmas Lunch day so Christmas jumpers can be worn along with the usual uniform skirts and trousers.
Tuesday, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 12th Dec 2023 @ 8:33pm
Morning task - phonics changing the y to i and adding er and est to words such as happy.
Spelling - box dictation which is where we write the words by writing letters in the correctly shaped boxes.
Guided Reading - today we read The Night Before The Night Before Christmas Chaoter 2. Today was a vocabulary focus.
Maths - Fluent in Five and Reasoning followed by divison of fractions by integers.
English - we identified literary features in a narrative poem .
DT - we continued to work on building the structures for our playground projects. They are beginning to look really good.
Homework Help, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 11th Dec 2023 @ 11:19pm
There are a number of documents and a powerpoint on the class website page to assist with maths and grammar homework
What have we done today?, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 11th Dec 2023 @ 10:13pm
Today we have ....
Morning task - revised adding the suffix es to words ending in y. Someties it makes an i sound as in complies and sometimes it makes an ee sound as in babies.
Spelling - we discussed the meaning of the suffix ful and then identified it in this week's spellings.
Reading - we enjoyed reading the text The night before the night before Christmas together and the did an awesome job answering our VIPERS questions.
Maths started with Fluent in Five ( 5 arithmetic questions) and a reasoning task. Most of us then worked on multiplying fractions by fractions. Some children did some work with Mrs Atkinson on mixed numbers.
English - started by listening to the poem The Highwayman - lots of the class were joining in . Today's English task was working with a partner to do a vocabulary task. Having chosen 5 words from a vocab list the children wrote what they thought the word meant in the poem before looking it up in dictionaries- book and online.
PE - it was evidence day today in Gymnastics. The class did an amazing job creating gymnastics sequences using counterbalance and countertension. The sequences were videoed for assessment evidence.
During RE some children went with Mrs Brown to chrch to deliver the Christmas art boards, some were sewing with Mrs Atkinson and some were getting more points for the class on the Times Tables Rock Stars Tournament. We will look at confirmation later in the week when we are all together.
Tomorrow afternoon we will be finishing our geography unit and doing some more work on our playground structures in DT.
Busy Day, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 29th Nov 2023 @ 9:08pm
The Elephants have had a really busy day .
The day started with a visit to Longton Library where Helen shared lots of really interesting facts about Christmas. She then read us some Christmas poems and chose some of the children to read poems aloud.
Next the cildren all got to make gorgeous Christmas cards.
Back in school the children worked hard in English to bring scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Tempest to life with actions and dialogue. The rsults ww=ere amazing.
Congratulations, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 26th Nov 2023 @ 5:34pm
The Elephnats have been shining and have earned themseleves a number of class compliments for displaying Longton behaviour. They have now achieved 20 compliments and which means they can choose a class treat.
Well done Elephants- I am super proud of you .
Eco Halloween, by Mrs Pratten
Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 8:19am
A big thank you to some of the Eco team who helped Kelly create some funky Halloween decorations out of milk cartons They looked fab..and the team enjoyed helping out!
Busy Elephants, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 5th Oct 2023 @ 7:39pm
Year 6 have been busy this week showing what amazing learners they are. There has been a real imrovemnet in the presentation of work this week and the class are rising to every challenge they are are faced with.
In LPS+ the children looked at the new Blue Peter Badge for reading and discussed how important reading ie, reaching the conclusion that it really is the key that opens doors of opportunity.
In maths we are getting ready to tackle long division, it would be great if over the coming weeks the children could spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars refreshing their knowledge - it will really help !
Don't forget that projects are in soon - we can't wait to see them.
Fun in Science, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 17th Sep 2023 @ 6:33pm
The children enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin in science and had great fun playing The Game of Survival.
Excellent Start, by Mrs Fletcher
Date: 7th Sep 2023 @ 7:36pm
Well done everyone, you have made an excellent start to Year 6. You have all settled into your new class really well and it wonderful to see such focussed learning.
The class have now had a taste of every lesson on thier timetable, making a great start to their work in History and Science.
This is going to be an amazing year Elephants!
Hickory's Brunch for lucky readers!, by Mr Kennedy
Date: 26th May 2023 @ 2:44pm
Big well done to all the children who attended Hickory's brunch today! The children won this lovely rewards from being in the lucky draw for reading every day. A big thank you to Hickorys Hutton for looking after us.