Forest Schools in Year 6

Today we received a fantastic delivery of waterproof clothing for UKS2. 6KH thought that WE should be the first to try them out!

We played a great field game and then created some Blitz-inspired abstract art on our giant pieces of paper! What a great afternoon!

Don’t we look smart in our new waterproofs!

National Poetry Day – 6H

We had a great afternoon in Year 6 performing the classic poem ‘Dog in the Playground’ by Alan Alhberg.

We took advice from the legend Michael Rosen:

Here are a couple of our performances we knocked up this afternoon:

Wah Yuan the tearaway dog causes trouble in 6KH

We also enjoyed watching this video from Sheen Mount Primary School performing another of Alan’s poems! I reckon they spent a lot of time practising this one!

Wow! What a Fantastic Day!

On Friday we celebrated European Day of Languages in KS2. Children participated in language, cultural and art activities in their classes.

In Year 4 children took on some of the Secret Agents’ Handbook challenges as well as some Language Angels activities in Spanish class. 

We tested our general knowledge with Kahoot Language quizzes.

In Year 6 we spent the afternoon studying the style of some French artists and movements: the impressionists, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. 

Some Year 5s just beginning French – great accents!

News Update – End of Week 3!

Hello all Year 6 children and grown-ups!

We’ve reached the end of week 3! Where has the time gone…!?

European Languages Day – Today we celebrated European Day of Languages with the fantastic Lingotot Festival, various art, quiz and cultural activities as well as using some of our European languages.
If your child wants to join the French After School Club with the festival they are very welcome to do so here from 16:00 on Friday: https://youtu.be/KVCHIt_F3ko

High Schools – Just a reminder that applications for high schools close shortly. Please make sure that you have applied for a school(s) for your child!

Reading – Children will be bringing home reading scheme books and planners every night. Please make sure that you are reading with your child as often as possible and ideally every day. This is still very important even though they seem more independent now.

Here’s the lowdown of what we’ve been up to on the top floor this week:

Maths: A revisory Addition and Subtraction week finished by looking at word problems and inverse operations. We were really pleased with how much this cohort seems to have remembered from previous years and their core knowledge seems really solid 🙂

English: Following the writing of their fantastic ‘Wind’ poems inspired by the fantastic Dionne Brand we have moved on to look at information texts. We will be looking at Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing for this sequence and hope to have some fantastic tree pages at the end.

Core curriculum: We have been continuing our work on 6-figure OS maps this year and looking at the map of our local area. In Science we have continued our work on classification keys and had a go at constructing our own.

Weekly update – Year 6

Writing:

This week in Year 6, we focused on poetry in our writing sessions. We used ‘Wind’ by Dionne Brand as our stimulus and the children loved discussing the structure, rhythm and their own ideas for who and what the wind would see and carry.
The children wrote their very own poems as if they were the wind, carefully describing all of the things they affected.

Maths:

Children progressed from ordering numbers to 10 million to rounding numbers to a million in Maths. Children really rose to the challenge and remained focused throughout.

Science:

We learnt all about classification in Science and how to sort various animals and plants. Everyone soon got the hang of this.

Geography

In Geography we played battleships to help us remember our 4-figure grid references, we reminded ourselves about Eastings and Northings and also looked at a real OS map of our area.

Secondary School Applications OPEN NOW:

It seems no time since we’ve returned to school this September however applications are now open for SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS for children starting secondary school in 2021.

More information can be found here: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/before-you-apply       Or Contact: 0113 222 4414
Monday to Friday, 9am and 5pm, except Wednesdays when lines open at 10am.

School Catchment areas can be found here: https://forms.leeds.gov.uk/SchoolCatchment

Please ensure you get your applications in nice and early to avoid missing out on a place at your preferred school!

Bags / Water Bottles:

A reminder to send your child with a smaller bag and a water bottle – thank you.

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Thanks and have a great weekend,

Mr Kay, Miss Hall & Mr Ash

Secondary School Applications NOW OPEN

It seems no time since we’ve returned to school this September however applications are now open for SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS for children starting secondary school in 2021.

More information can be found here:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/before-you-apply

Or Contact: 0113 222 4414
Monday to Friday, 9am and 5pm, except Wednesdays when lines open at 10am.