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Welcome to Sapphire, Year 6!

 

Equipment List for Rushall Farm

Current Learning:

Maths

Geometry:

Properties of Shapes:

  • draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes including making nets
  • compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  • illustrate and name parts of circle, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
  • recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.

 

Position and Direction:

  • describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
  • draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.

English

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

 

We completed reading the novel together in class and have written and published our newspaper reports on the strange events that happened to the children visiting the Chocolate Factory. 'Read all about it' below.

 

We are all very excited about our next piece of writing, which will be our final piece relating to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. As a class we voted to perform in role as Police questioning Willy Wonka, followed by a Court Trial and debate. This will enable us to write a persuasive case for or against Mr Willy Wonka. Do you think Willy Wonka should be taken to court for his dangerous factory as well as the cruelty and abduction of Oompa Loompas?

 

Read All About It! Calamity at Chocolate Factory!

PE

 

PE will be on a Tuesday morning and a Friday afternoon with the PE team.

 
This term the children will be doing Gymnastics inside on a Tuesday and learning Hockey outside on a Friday. Shin pads are needed for our Hockey lessons this term.
 
Please wear your PE kit to school on a Tuesday and then take the kit home to wash after school on the Friday. It is essential that all children have the correct PE kit.

 

 

 

 

Previous learning:

Jungle Book Theme Week

 

Year 5 & 6 were very fortunate and went to see The Jungle Book in 3D as part of the Film Festival. We had a fantastic week full of jungle themed activities inspired by our Jungle Book theme.

 

In our English we read the Disney version of The Jungle Book, summarising the key events in order to get a clear understanding of the text. We then completed a 'likes, dislikes, puzzles and patterns' grid which helped us think in greater depth about the text; Reading Boys supported us in our learning.

 

We then worked with Year 5 to produce a Jungle Book display (see the picture in the slideshow below). Our English lessons progressed into looking at how Rudyard Kipling conveys character through his writing. We used these writing techniques to create our own new protagonist in The Jungle Book and planned how to convey character through our writing. Finally, we rewrote part of The Jungle Book, in which we added our new character and used writing techniques to convey the characters. Read some of the examples in the slideshow below, we were incredibly proud of our writing.

 

In Maths, we compared sizes and populations of different jungles and then researched jungle animals. We measured out the animals to scale and then converted between mm, cm and m. Photos are included in the slideshow below.

Jungle Book Activities in Year 6

 Term 2:

We will be reading Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. We have already written a Biography (chronological report) Roald Dahl. We were so inspired by our biography's that we wrote a biography on a person of our choosing at home; come and visit our book corner to read some.

 

In November, we went to watch the BFG at VUE cinema, we loved the film and afterwards, we began to make comparisons between the two different Roald Dahl stories.

 

Term 1:

We have entered 'a world of pure imagination' in Year 6 as we have begun reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We are researching the author, Roald Dahl and producing some fact files on him. This will lead onto us writing a biography on Roald Dahl's life.

 

Place Value

 

We will be focussing on the following objectives over the coming weeks in our Maths lessons:

  • read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0
  • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above
 

Tasks:

Choose a country from each continent. Find out and record the population of each country and the population for each capital city. Then research and note the distance from England to each of the countries. Bring your notes to school and they will be added to our Maths Map in the Year 5 & 6 area.

 

 

 

 

Year 6 - Amethyst 2015-2016

Hello from Amethyst class!

Hello from Amethyst class! 1

English

In our English lessons we are continuing to read the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and are working with Mrs Lowther on perfecting our writing!

 

 

We have been acting out interviews between Stanley and the Police as well as Stanley and the Counsellor. Below are some films of the role plays and examples of the interview answers we think Stanley would have given.

Haliswa and Alysia respond to questioning in role as Stanley.

Haliswa and Alysia respond to questioning in role as Stanley. 1
Haliswa and Alysia respond to questioning in role as Stanley. 2

Stanley is quizzed by Police

Still image for this video
Ranulph as a nervous Stanley Yelnats and Shardaye as a stern Police Officer.

Below are guides to surviving Camp Green Lake written by Rayyan and Ranulph.

    

 

We attempted to dig our own 5 foot wide by 5 foot deep hole, just like the children at Camp Green Lake, although with very limited success...

  

 

   

 

 

 

Later in the week, we were fortunate enough to visit the nearby builders and watch them using a digger to dig a 5 foot deep hole. It was considerably quicker than us digging!

 

   

Amethyst class discover new deadly creatures at Camp Green Lake! We have been writing Non-Chronological Reports on our creatures, focusing on using: generalisers; conjunctions (in particular comparative conjunctions); subject specific language and more sophisticated punctuation e.g. ; : ( ) -

Amethyst class discover new deadly creatures at Camp Green Lake! We have been writing Non-Chronological Reports on our creatures, focusing on using: generalisers; conjunctions (in particular comparative conjunctions); subject specific language and more sophisticated punctuation e.g. ;   :   ( )  -  1
Amethyst class discover new deadly creatures at Camp Green Lake! We have been writing Non-Chronological Reports on our creatures, focusing on using: generalisers; conjunctions (in particular comparative conjunctions); subject specific language and more sophisticated punctuation e.g. ;   :   ( )  -  2
This term our theme is 'Tomb Raiders' which is based on the Ancient Egyptians. We will be having a workshop on Monday 18th April, where an expert will come and show us how to create our own 'Cartouche'.

Activities and adventures

Book Day in Year 6

On Thursday 3rd March, we were invited to participate in a Rugby tournament at Reading Boys School. We were excellent ambassadors for the school and improved our rugby skills significantly over the matches we played. Here are some photos.

 

 Last term our theme was 'Superheroes'. We have had a Superhero day, where we designed and created our own Superheroes.

 

We have also produced our own comic strips and story featuring our Superhero. We learnt about how we see as well as electricity in our Science.

 

 

 

SATs revision website links

SATs Parent Information Session

 

Please find below the information from our SATs information session. Thank you to those parents who attended, it was lovely to see you and discuss your children's progress.

Powerpoint Presentation about KS2 SATs 2016

KS2 SATs Tests 2016

A short video aimed at parents to give outline information about the new National Curriculum tests.

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